Borough of Elizabethtown, PA
Lancaster County
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[Ord. 954, 12/19/2013]
1. 
The following connections are prohibited, except as provided in § 901, Subsection 4, below.
A. 
Any drain or conveyance, whether on the surface or subsurface, that allows any nonstormwater discharge, including sewage, process wastewater and wash water, to enter a municipal separate storm sewer or waters of this commonwealth and any connections to the storm sewer from indoor drains and sinks; and
B. 
Any drain or conveyance connected from a commercial or industrial land use to the municipal separate storm sewer which has not been documented in plans, maps or equivalent records and approved by the Borough.
2. 
No person shall allow, or cause to allow, discharges into surface waters of this commonwealth which are not composed entirely of stormwater, except:
A. 
As provided in § 901, Subsection 4, below; and
B. 
Discharges allowed under a state or federal permit.
3. 
No person shall place any structure, fill, landscaping or vegetation into an SWM facility or within a drainage easement.
4. 
The following discharges are authorized unless they are determined to be significant contributors to pollution to the waters of this commonwealth:
A. 
Discharges from firefighting activities.
B. 
Potable water sources, including water line flushing.
C. 
Irrigation drainage.
D. 
Air-conditioning condensate.
E. 
Springs.
F. 
Water from crawl space pumps.
G. 
Pavement wash waters where spills or leaks of toxic or hazardous materials have not occurred (unless all spill material has been removed) and where detergents are not used.
H. 
Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands.
I. 
Uncontaminated water from foundations or from footing drains.
J. 
Lawn watering.
K. 
Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges.
L. 
Uncontaminated groundwater.
M. 
Water from individual residential car washing.
N. 
Routine external building wash down (which does not use detergents or other compounds).
O. 
Diverted stream flows.
P. 
Rising groundwaters.
5. 
In the event that the Borough or DEP determines that any of the discharges identified in § 901, Subsection 4, above significantly contribute to pollution of the waters of this commonwealth, the Borough or DEP will notify the responsible person(s) to cease the discharge.