Borough of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 801; as amended by Ord. 1983-6, 9/19/1983]
No person shall intentionally, maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is part of the municipal sewage works.
No person, including but not limited to, private and public sewage haulers, regardless of whether such person is licensed to haul sewage, shall, directly or indirectly, discharge any sanitary sewage, industrial waste, or any other substance into the sewer system unless specifically authorized pursuant to the provisions of this Code.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 802]
The Borough and other duly authorized employees of the Borough bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted at any time to enter upon all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, testing, supervising, and any other functions relating to service rendered by the Borough through the sewer system in accordance with the provisions of this code.
All found defects shall be corrected at the owner's expense. If defects are found as a result of an inspection, test, sample, measurement, or observation, the owner will indemnify the Borough for the cost of said inspection, observation, measurement, sample, test or supervision.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 803; as amended by Ord. 1983-6, 9/19/1983]
Any person found to be violating any provision of this code, except § 801, shall be served by the Borough, with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provision of this Code and, where applicable. Fails to correct such violation pursuant to § 803(1) above, shall be guilty of a summary offense, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $300 for each violation. Each day in which a violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 804]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter 18 shall become liable to the Borough for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the Borough by reason of such violation.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 806]
In order to maintain the same standards that exist in the sewage collection system and as set out in this code, the Borough shall require any property owner applying for a sewer permit to have the collection system engineered in one of the following ways:
The property owner may request that the Borough, through the consulting engineer, prepare plans and specifications, obtain approvals from the Department of Environmental Resources of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and from any other governmental regulatory body having jurisdiction, and inspect construction of the sewer system in accordance with approved plans and specifications; or
The property owner may retain a professional engineer with experience in the design of sewer systems, waste treatment plants and related appurtenances; said engineer to prepare plans and specifications in accordance with the Borough Sewer Code, and obtain approval from the Borough and the Department of Environmental Resources of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and from any other governmental regulatory body having jurisdiction.
NOTE: §§ 805 and 807 of original ordinance were omitted as they were standard repealing and serving clauses.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 808]
Unless otherwise specifically provided, whenever notice is required by this code to be served on any person and/or property owners, such service shall be made personally upon the owner, if he or she can be found in the Borough, or an adult person residing on the property affected, or in case personal service cannot be made upon the owner, or an adult person cannot be found residing on the property, said notice shall be tacked or posted conspicuously on the premises.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 809]
No officer or employee of the Borough is authorized to vary the provisions of this code without the express action of the Borough Council.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 810]
The Borough has the express right, power, and authority to enter into agreements, contracts, or arrangements with any persons for the purpose of effectuating the provisions of this code.