Collier Township Municipal Authority, PA
Allegheny County
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Collier Township Municipal Authority ("Authority") has structured this Sanitary Sewer Overflow Response Plan to satisfy requirements for such plan as laid forth within the administrative consent order by and between the Allegheny County Health Department and the Authority.
The Sanitary Sewer Overflow Response Plan (SSORP) is designed to define appropriate actions upon notification of a possible sanitary sewage overflow caused by problems within the municipally owned sewer system. The Authority shall dispatch the appropriate crews to investigate the possible overflow, identify the responsible party(ies), and provide appropriate customer service to minimize the effects of the overflow on public health and the quality of surface waters. The SSORP further includes provisions to ensure safety pursuant to the directions provided by the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and that notification and reporting is made to the appropriate local and state agencies. For purposes of this SSORP, "confirmed sewage spill" is also sometimes referred to as "sewer overflow," "overflow," or "SSO." The effective date of this plan will be referred to as "date."
The primary objectives of the SSORP are to:
Protect public health and the environment; and
Satisfy the requirements of regulatory agencies and waste discharge permits which address procedures for managing sanitary sewer overflows.
Additional objectives of the SSORP are to:
Provide appropriate customer service;
Protect the wastewater treatment plants and collection systems, including all related appurtenances and personnel; and
Protect property from overflows resulting from problems within a publicly owned sanitary sewage system.