Village of Corinth, NY
Saratoga County
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Table of Contents
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[Adopted 4-8-1904 (Ch. 115, Part 4, of the 1983 Code)]
[Amended 6-12-1996 by L.L. No. 6-1996]
It shall be unlawful for any person, except employees of the Village under the supervision of the Superintendent, to do or cause to be done any of the following acts:
A. 
To uncover the public sewer for any purpose or make connection therewith, or to uncover or open any manhole, flush tank, catch basin or lamphole, or to do or cause to be done any injury of any kind or in any manner to the sewer system or any part thereof or appliances thereto.
B. 
To make or cause to be made any connection with a house connection branch, manhole or sewer main of a public sewer.
C. 
To engage in construction of any portion of the sewer system of the Village except in compliance with the following standards:
(1) 
Every pipe connecting with the sewer must be of PVC Schedule 35 or greater pipe for the entire distance from the sewer to a point not less than six feet outside the inner face of the cellar wall of the building, at which point it will connect with the cast-iron soil pipe; it must be sound and impervious, must be solidly laid on a true grade and must be jointed in the best manner, and its covering for the first foot in depth must be of fine earth entirely free from stone or rubbish and well rammed, the balance of the backfilling to be well rammed.
[Amended 6-21-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
(2) 
In all cases, gaskets must be used to prevent lead or cement from running into the pipe, care being taken to clean out the pipe as it is laid, leaving no mortar protruding on the inside of the pipe and the joint left perfectly smooth.
(3) 
No drain connected with the sewer system shall be laid with a less inclination of grade than one to 100 without the written permission of the Board of Trustees or its agent or engineer.
(4) 
All drains connected with the public sewer shall be at least four inches in interior diameter. No vitrified pipe shall be laid less than three feet deep; pipe laid at a less depth shall be of cast iron with well-caulked lead joints.
(5) 
No more than one building shall be connected with the public sewer through one drain without a special permit signed by the Board of Trustees or its agent or engineer.
(6) 
In opening trenches on any street or public way, the paving or ballast must be removed with care and kept separate from the balance of the excavation, and when replaced in the trench, shall be done in such a manner as to leave the street in practically the same condition as it was before being disturbed. The earth from the trench must be placed so as not to obstruct the gutter and so as to cause the least obstruction to public travel. Water pipe must be protected from injury, and the open trench shall be properly guarded with a suitable fence by day and also with suitable light or lights by night, and every precaution taken to prevent injury to person or property during the progress of the work.
[Amended 6-21-2006 by L.L. No. 3-2006]
No trap or any manner of obstruction to the free flow of air through the whole course of the drain and soil will be allowed, nor will any return bend be used on the top of any soil or vent pipe.
It shall be unlawful for any person to do or cause to be done any of the following acts:
A. 
To throw or deposit or cause to be thrown or deposited in any vessel or receptacle connected with the public sewer any garbage, vegetable parings, ashes, cinders, rags or any other matter or thing whatsoever, except feces, urine, the necessary toilet paper and liquid house slops.
B. 
To connect any privy vault or cesspool with the public sewer or to a house or other drain connected therewith.
The Board of Trustees shall have the power to stop and prevent from discharging into the public sewer any private drain through which substances are discharged which are liable to injure the sewer or obstruct the flow of the sewage.
[Amended 2-23-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983]
Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this Part 4 of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation under the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.