[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Aleppo as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Prohibited Discharges
Article II Sewer Connections
[Adopted 9-10-1974 by Ord. No. 73]
Each owner, possessor or tenant of property located within Aleppo Township is prohibited from allowing the admittance of stormwater from pavements, roofs and other sources into sanitary sewer systems.
Any such admittance shall be deemed a nuisance for which the Township may seek and obtain injunction relief.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article or any regulations and specifications adopted thereunder shall, upon conviction thereof before the Mayor, Magisterial District Judge, or Magistrate of the Township, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each offense, and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to be imprisoned in the Allegheny County Jail for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist after notice in writing shall have been served by the Engineer shall constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 9-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-4]
Every owner of real property in the Township of Aleppo (the "Township") whose property abuts upon any line of the sanitary sewers of the Township or of the Aleppo Township Authority ("Authority") and upon which a building or other structure has been erected or shall be erected and which generates or is expected to generate sanitary waste shall connect such building or structure, at the owner's cost, to the public sanitary sewer system, unless such building or structure is located more than 250 feet from the nearest sanitary sewer line. Upon connection, every property owner shall be required to use the system as the exclusive method of sewerage disposal.
It shall be the duty of the authorized representative of the Township or the Authority, as agent for the Township, to notify the owner, lessee or occupier of each structure covered hereunder, in writing, either by personal service, certified mail or registered mail, to connect the same to said public sanitary sewer system, as herein provided, within 90 days after receipt of such notice.
Any person or entity required to connect a property with the public sanitary sewer system as provided for herein shall make application for a tapping permit on forms furnished by the Township or the Authority and shall set forth in the application the character of the structure, the use, the lot number and location and the name of the person or entity that is making the connection.
No privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, or similar such receptacle for human excrement shall at any time, now or hereafter, be connected with the public sanitary sewer system.
No owner of real property required to connect to the public sanitary sewer system shall make or cause to be made any connection with the public sanitary sewer system until all of the following conditions have been fulfilled:
The owner shall make application to the Authority as the Township's agent, upon a form to be formulated and supplied by the Authority, for permission to connect to the aforementioned public sanitary sewer system. All connections shall be made according to the rules and regulations of the Township and/or the Authority acting as the Township's agent.
The owner shall pay the then-current tap connection fee as required by the Authority at the time of making application for permission to make the connection.
No work shall commence before the payment of the aforesaid tap connection fee and issuance of the aforementioned connection permit.
The owner shall give the designated inspector of the Township, the Authority or its consulting engineer at least 24 hours' notice of the time when such connection shall be made in order that the said inspector or consulting engineer can be present to inspect and approve the work of connection. The inspector or consulting engineer shall signify his/her approval of the connection by endorsing his/her name and the date of approval on the connection permit in the presence of the permittees.
At the time of inspection of the connection, the owner or owners of the property shall permit the inspector or consulting engineer full and complete access to all sanitary sewer system facilities in each building and in and about all parts of the property. No connection line shall be covered over or in any way concealed until after it has been inspected by said engineer or inspector.
The construction of all connections between the building and the public sanitary sewer system shall be done in accordance with the specifications, plans and procedures established by the Township, or the Authority as agent for the Township, in its rules and regulations, as the same may be from time to time published and amended, copies of which will, upon adoption by the Township or the Authority, be maintained on file with the Township Secretary.
If the owner or owners of any houses, buildings or structures in the Township shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this article, the Township or the Authority as an agent of said Township may perform or cause to be performed such work and labor and furnish or cause to be furnished such material as may be necessary to comply with the provisions of this article at the cost and expense of such owner or owners, together with 10% additional thereof on all charges and expenses incidental thereto, which sum shall be collected from said owner or owners for the use of the Township or the Authority, or the Township or the Authority may, by its proper officers, file a municipal claim or lien therefor against said premises as provided by law.
In addition to any penalty hereinabove prescribed, any person, firm or corporation failing to make the proper connection within the time specified, after receipt of proper notice, shall, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine or penalty of $350 for each day in violation hereof, and, for violating any of the other provisions of this article, shall pay a fine or penalty of not less than $350 and, upon default of payment of either thereof, shall be sentenced to undergo an imprisonment of not less than five days nor more than 30 days in the county jail.