Township of Collier, PA
Allegheny County
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[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, §§ 1 — 2]
1. 
Every owner of property in the Township of Collier whose property abuts upon any public sanitary sewer presently in existence or to be constructed in the future by Collier Township Municipal Authority, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, shall connect, at its own cost, the house, building, or other structures located on said property with the aforementioned public sanitary sewer for the purpose of disposing of all acceptable sanitary sewerage emanating from said property.
2. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee, or occupier of any property in the Township abutting upon any aforementioned public sanitary sewer to employ any means, either by septic tank, cesspool, privy vault, mine hole, or otherwise, for the disposal of acceptable sanitary sewage other than into and through said public sanitary sewers.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 3]
Where any house, building, or structure in the Township abutting upon any aforementioned public sanitary sewer is now or hereafter may be using any method for the disposal of acceptable sanitary sewage other than through said public sanitary sewers, it shall be the duty of the Township Secretary or the authorized representative of Collier Township Municipal Authority, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (hereinafter called the "Authority"), to notify the owner, lessee, or occupier of such structure in writing, either by personal service, certified mail, or registered mail, to disconnect the same and make proper connection for the discharge and disposal of all acceptable sanitary sewage through the said public sanitary sewers, as herein provided, within 60 days after receipt of such notice. Any owner or lessee or occupier of a structure who cannot comply with the provisions of this section as to connection within the sixty-day period stipulated above due to causes beyond his control shall apply to the Township or the Authority within said sixty-day period for a time extension of up to six months in duration. Said application shall be made on a form to be furnished by the Township or the Authority and shall contain a voluntary agreement on the part of the applicant under which the applicant shall agree to commence paying the regular monthly sewer rates immediately even though actual connection to the public sanitary sewers will not be accomplished until some stated later date within the said six-month extension period.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 4]
No privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole, or similar receptacle for human excrement shall at the present time or at any time hereafter be connected with the aforesaid public sanitary sewers.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 5]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation connected to any aforementioned public sanitary sewers to connect any roof drain thereto or permit any roof drain to remain connected thereto, or to permit, allow, or cause to enter into said public sanitary sewers any stormwater, foundation drain water, spring water, surface water, or any sewage or industrial waste from any property other than that for which a permit is issued.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 6]
1. 
No person, firm, or corporation shall make or cause to be made any connection with any of the aforementioned public sanitary sewers until he has fulfilled all of the following conditions:
A. 
He shall make application to the Township through the Authority, as the Township's agent, upon a permit form to be formulated and supplied by the Authority for permission to connect to the aforementioned public sanitary sewers. Among other things, the applicant must state the character and use of each structure located upon his property.
B. 
He shall pay to the Authority the required tap connection fee for each building unit on each property connected to the aforementioned public sanitary sewers at the time of making application for permission to make such connection or connections.
C. 
No work shall commence before the payment of the aforesaid tap connection fee and issuance of the aforementioned connection permit.
D. 
He shall give the designated inspector of the Township or the Authority at least 24 hours' notice of the time when such connection shall be made in order that said inspector can be present to inspect and approve the work of connection. The inspector shall signify his approval of the connection by endorsing his name and the date of approval on the aforementioned connection permit in the possession of the permittees.
E. 
At the time of inspection of the connection, the owner or owners of properties shall permit the inspector full and complete access to all sanitary and drainage arrangements and facilities in each building and in and about all parts of the property. No building sewer line shall be covered over, or in any manner concealed, until after it is inspected and approved by said inspector.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 7]
The construction and number and size of all building sewer lines or house service sewers shall be done in accordance with the specifications, plans, and procedures established by the Authority in the "Sewer System Rules and Regulations," as the same may be from time to time published and amended, copies of which, upon adoption, shall be maintained on file with the Township Secretary and the Authority.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 8]
If the owner or owners of any occupied houses, buildings, or structures in the Township shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this Part or the written notice as prescribed in § 18-102 hereof, the Township or Authority 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 Part at the cost and expense of such owner or owners, together with 10% additional thereof and 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 as debts are by law collectible, or the Township or the Authority, as its agent, may, by its proper officer, file a municipal claim or lien therefor against said premises as provided by law.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 9]
Unacceptable sanitary sewage and other terms used herein for purposes of this Part shall have the same definitions as those which are set forth in the "Sewer System Rules and Regulations," said Rules and Regulations to be applicable to all users of the aforementioned public sanitary sewers.
[Ord. 369, 5/19/1977, § 10; as amended by Ord. 505, 7/3/1991, § 18-209; by Ord. 652, 4/13/2011; and by Ord. 669, 12/11/2013]
In addition to any penalty herein above prescribed, any person, firm or corporation failing to make a proper connection within the time specified after receipt of proper notice as provided in § 18-102 hereof, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.