[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Corinth 11-13-2014 by L.L. No. 3-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building permits — See Ch. 63.
This chapter shall be known as the "Town of Corinth On-Site Septic/Wastewater Treatment System Law." It is adopted pursuant to § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the community by ensuring that human sewage and other wastes are disposed of in a manner that will not create a health hazard or adversely affect the environment through compliance with New York State regulations and guidelines regarding the involvement of licensed design professionals for certain repairs and replacements of on-site septic/wastewater treatment systems.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- LICENSED DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
- A professional engineer or registered architect licensed to practice in New York State by the State Education Department.
- ON-SITE SEPTIC/WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM
- Any facility or any part thereof, other than a public sewage system, intended or used for the discharge and treatment of sewage, including, but not limited to, septic tanks, leach fields, pipes, dry wells and soil absorption systems.
Installation, modification, alteration, extension, repair or replacement of on-site septic/wastewater treatment systems may require the involvement of a licensed design professional. No such activities may be undertaken until the property owner or contractor has consulted with the Code Enforcement Officer to determine whether involvement of a licensed design professional is required. If involvement of a licensed design professional is required, the project shall be undertaken in full compliance with the most current requirements of New York State for such involvement as set forth in the New York State Department of Health's Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Design Handbook and/or any successor or related documents and regulations or other state law or regulation.