[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 101; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I; and by Ord. No. 588-20-03, 3/18/2020]
The definitions hereafter set forth are applicable to Part 1 and Part 4 of Chapter 18. The following words and phrases, when used in Parts 1 and 4, unless the intent clearly indicates otherwise, shall be as follows:
- The Borough of Manor, Pennsylvania.
- BUILDING SEWER
- The part of the lowest horizontal piping of the drainage system which receives the sewage or discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building or structure which is connected to and conveys sewage to the property line. The building sewer extends from the building to the property line or public sewer.
- BUILDING SEWER DEFECTS
- When a building sewer is found to have signs of infiltration (i.e., pipe defects such as but not limited to root intrusions, crushed or broken pipe, or offset or misaligned joints), the building sewer must be repaired between the property line/public right-of-way or wye connection and the building at the owner's expense.
- BUILDING SEWER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
- Maintenance and repair of all building sewers shall be the responsibility of the property owner. The area of property owner responsibility is defined as the area between the building or structure and the property line, public sewer or the wye connection.
- BUILDING SEWER TESTING
- Sewers shall be hydrostatically tested for leakage. The only approved method of testing is the hydrostatic test. No pneumatically tested procedure is permitted due to the hazards associated with this test.
- The person or entity which jointly or severally owns, in whole or in part, a property with a building, structure or use which is currently or hereafter connected to the public sanitary sewer system or for which the Borough has issued a notice to connect, and the period of time allowed for inspection and connection to the public sanitary sewer system, including any extensions thereof, has expired, regardless of whether connection has been made.
- DELINQUENT ACCOUNT
- Any account having an unpaid balance at any time following the original due date.
- Solid wastes from the preparation, cooking, consumption and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
- Groundwater is subsurface water in porous strata within a zone of saturation.
- INDUSTRIAL PROCESS WATERS
- Industrial process waters are liquid wastes resulting from the processes employed in industrial establishments and are free of fecal matter.
- The person appointed by the Borough Council to inspect sewage works, including both public and semipublic sewers, and including also inspection of building sewers and all other connections between occupied homes and other buildings and the public sewers.
- OCCUPIED BUILDING
- Any building or structure erected and intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which building or structure sanitary sewerage and industrial wastes, or either thereof, is or may be discharged.
- An individual, association, public or private corporation for profit or not-for-profit, partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, firm, trust, estate, department, board, bureau or agency of the United States, commonwealth, political subdivision, municipality, district, authority or another legal entity which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties. The term includes the members of an association, partnership or firm and the officers of a local agency or municipal, public or private corporation, for profit or not for profit.
- PREMISES ACCESSIBLE TO THE SANITARY SEWAGE SYSTEM
- Any building, structure or use on real estate which adjoins, abuts or is adjacent to or available for any property accommodated, improved or benefited by the public sanitary sewerage system.
- PUBLIC SANITARY SEWER
- A sanitary sewer which has been constructed or is owned by the Borough or has been constructed by private parties or persons and has been accepted by the Borough of Manor; or has been constructed by private parties or persons, has been lawfully connected to a public sanitary sewer system and has been dedicated, in whole or in part, to the Borough of Manor as a portion of its sanitary sewer system.
- A substance that contains the waste products or excrement or other discharge from the bodies of human beings or animals and noxious or deleterious substances being harmful or inimical to the public health, or to animal or aquatic life, or to the use of water for domestic water supply or for recreation. The term includes any substances which constitutes pollution under the Clean Streams Law, as amended.
- SEWER SYSTEM
- All separate sanitary sewers, all sewage pumping stations, all sewage treatment works, and all other facilities provided and owned by the Borough for the collection, transportation and treatment of sanitary sewage, industrial wastes and other permitted waste with their appurtenances, and any additions, extensions or improvements thereto that may be made by the Borough Council. It shall also include sewers within or outside the Borough limits which serve two or more persons and discharge into the Borough sanitary sewerage system, even though those sewers may not have been constructed by Borough funds. It does not include separate storm sewers or culverts which have been constructed for the sole purpose of carrying storm and surface runoff, the discharge from which is not and does not become tributary to the Borough's sewage treatment facilities.
- Stormwater generally means precipitation reaching the ground surface. Therefore, stormwater is water that originates during precipitation events and reaches land, improvements and ground surfaces.
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 691.1 et seq.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 2; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
This part shall be construed as implementing for the Borough the provisions of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, P.L. 1535, No. 537, January 24, 1966, 35 P.S. §§ 750.1 through 750.20, as hereafter amended, supplemented, modified or reenacted by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 4; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connection with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any part of the public sewage system or appurtenance thereto without first obtaining a permit from the designated officer of the Borough.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 5; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify by Borough from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 6; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. No building sewer shall be laid parallel to or within three feet of any bearing wall, which might thereby be weakened. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. The building sewer shall be laid at uniform grade and in straight alignment insofar as possible. Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curved pipe and fittings.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 7; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
All joints and connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Cast-iron pipe joints shall be firmly packed with oakum or hemp and filled with molten lead, according to federal specifications, not less than one inch deep. Lead shall be run in one pouring and caulked tight. No paint, varnish, or other coatings shall be permitted on the jointing material until after the joint has been tested and approved.
All joints in vitrified clay pipe or between such pipe and metals shall be made with approved not poured jointing materials or cement mortar.
Jointing materials and methods may be used only after approval from the designated officer of the Borough.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 8; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I; and by A.O.]
Sewer Districts Established. The Borough of Manor, and all areas that are served by any part of the Borough of Manor sanitary sewer system, shall be and are hereby constituted as two sewer districts, and all charges for the connection to the sewer system and the use thereof and any other charge appertaining thereto shall be uniform throughout each sewer district; provided, however, that where the Borough of Manor has by agreement provided for the use of any part of its sanitary sewer system by another municipality, such properties located outside of the Borough of Manor shall not be part of either Borough of Manor Sanitary Sewer District established hereunder but shall be governed by such agreement or agreements. The sewer districts of the Borough of Manor shall be comprised as follows:
District A. All of the Borough of Manor and all areas served by any part of the Borough of Manor sanitary sewer system, excepting only the area designated as District B below.
District B. The portion of the Borough of Manor receiving sanitary sewage services that require the use of the Maple Avenue Pump Station owned and operated by the Penn Township Sanitary Authority, said area designated, as shown on Exhibit 18-1-B, attached hereto and expressly made a part hereof.
Use Charges for Operation and Treatment. There is hereby levied upon all owners of all properties, uses, structures and buildings which are presently or which may be hereafter served or accommodated by any part of the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Manor, located within the District A and the District B Sewer Districts, and such owners shall pay, rentals, rates, fees and charges for the construction, installation, operation, use, maintenance and repair of the Manor sanitary sewer system and for the collection, transportation and the ultimate disposition and treatment of sewage by the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority (WWMA) according to the schedule of rates as provided in Subsection 7, Fees, below, as measured by water meters installed on the premises by the utility or authority providing water service for the same or, where applicable, by sewage meters installed as hereinafter set forth, or by the provisions set forth herein for properties where meters are not installed.
Surcharges. The owners of all properties, uses, structures and buildings which are presently or which may be hereafter served or accommodated by any part of the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Manor, located within the District B Sewer District shall, in addition to the sewer charges imposed by Subsection 7, Fees, below, pay a quarterly charge determined by multiplying the current, applicable Penn Township Sanitary Authority's operation and maintenance rate per 1,000 gallons of water by 12. By way of illustration only, the additional quarterly charge for each such customer within said District B and connected to the public sanitary sewer system would be $20.12 if the Penn Township Sanitary Authority Operation and Maintenance charge for a quarter was $1.61 per 1,000 gallons ($1.61 x 12.5 = $20.12).
Water Usage and Presumptions as Basis for Sewer Rental Charges.
[Amended by Ord. No. 588-20-03, 3/18/2020]
Unless sewage meters or water meters are installed as herein specifically authorized by Subsection 6, below, it shall be conclusively presumed for purposes of this Part that sewer usage is equal to water usage as measured by water meters installed by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County or any other duly constituted utility or authority supplying water service to the premises involved.
In cases where any user within the Borough of Manor sanitary sewer districts has a private unmetered water source, it shall be conclusively presumed that a single residential customer has used 12,500 gallons of water per calendar quarter.
In cases where anyone owns property with uses, structures or buildings which are presently or which hereafter are or may be served, accommodated, or available for any use of any part of the Borough's sanitary sewer system, but are not connected to the sanitary sewer system, such owners shall pay rates, rentals, fees and charges as set forth in Subsection 7 of this section.
In cases where anyone owns property with uses, structures or buildings which are connected to the Borough's sanitary sewer system, such owners shall pay rates, rentals, fees and charges as set forth in Subsection 7 of this section. Such owners of property can only be exempted from such charges, in whole or in part, if the use, structure or building is disconnected from the Borough's sanitary sewer system, in accord with the procedures established from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
Use of Revenues.
The revenues received by the Borough of Manor pursuant to this part shall be used for the following purposes:
To pay all reasonable and necessary costs of administration and collection thereof.
To defray the expenses of the Borough of Manor in the inspection, operation, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, improvement, rehabilitation, construction, depreciation, installation extension or other expense of the Borough of Manor sanitary sewer system and related appurtenances and facilities.
To pay to the Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority such charges as it may impose upon the Borough of Manor for the use of its sanitary sewer system and the ultimate treatment and disposition of the sewage from the users of the sewer system of the Borough of Manor.
To pay to the Penn Township Municipal Authority such charges as the Borough of Manor may be obligated for the use of its sanitary sewer system and pump stations from the users of the sewer system within Sewage District B of the Borough of Manor.
Interest and related costs, expenses and fees incurred and expended or money borrowed by the Borough of Manor in the construction of the sanitary sewer system and related appurtenances and facilities, any sewage treatment works or in the acquisition, enlargement, repair, replacement, improvement, rehabilitation, installation or extension of the sanitary sewer system and related appurtenances and facilities.
An amount sufficient for the amortization of debt incurred by the Borough of Manor for the purpose of construction of the sanitary sewer system and related appurtenances and facilities, any sewage treatment works or in the acquisition enlargement, repair, replacement, improvement, rehabilitation, installation or extension of the sanitary sewer system and related appurtenances and facilities.
Borough Code Provision § 2062. Rental Amount.
(a) Included amounts. - The monthly, quarterly or annual rental may include:
(1) The amount expended monthly, quarterly or annually by the Borough in maintenance, repair, alteration, inspection, depreciation or other expense of the sanitary sewer, sewer system or sewage treatment works.
(2) Interest on money expended or borrowed by the Borough in the construction of the sanitary sewer, sewer system or sewage treatment works or in the acquisition, enlargement or extension of the sanitary sewer or sewer system.
(3) An amount sufficient for the amortization of debt incurred by the Borough for the purpose of construction of a sanitary sewer, sewer system or sewage treatment works or for the purpose of acquisition, enlargement or extension of a sanitary sewer or sewer system.
All funds received pursuant to the charges made under this part shall be segregated and kept separate and apart from all other funds of the Borough of Manor.
Metering of Sewage.
Where No Water Meters Are Used. In cases where any sewer user within the Borough of Manor sanitary sewer districts have private water sources and for that reason does not have a water meter on the premises, the Borough may, at its own option, install a sewage meter or a water meter to measure sewer usage. Such sewerage meter or water meter shall be of such type and shall be located on the premises in such a manner as shall be determined by the Borough Engineer. Said meters shall be and at all times remain the property of the Borough of Manor. Any adjustments or tampering in any manner with such meters, except by personnel authorized by the Borough Engineer to do so, is prohibited.
Where Water Meters Are in Use. In all cases where a property, structure or building is served by metered water, provided by a utility or authority supplying water service, the owners of such property may nevertheless cause to be installed, at their own private expense, a separate meter to measure the flow of sanitary sewage from their property. The make, type, design and location of such sewage meter shall be subject to the approval of the Borough Engineer. Upon such approved sewage meter being installed, the Borough Engineer shall certify the same, and such meter readings shall be used in lieu of water meter readings for purposes of this part. The Borough Engineer may decertify such sewage meter at any time that he determines the same to be in a faulty state of repair or that, for any reason, it fails to measure accurately the volume of flow of sanitary sewage from the property involved. Upon a decertification, readings of the water meter on the premises shall determine sewage volume commencing from the day of the last water meter reading prior to such decertification.
Private Water Metering. The owner of any such property, structure or building served by metered water provided by a utility or authority supplying water service may also, at his/her own private expense, cause such water to be metered in such fashion as will clearly indicate the portion thereof that shall ultimately be discharged into the sanitary sewer system and that which may be disposed of otherwise. The make, type, design and location of such separate meter systems, however, shall be installed only with the approval of the Borough Engineer and the water utility or authority servicing such property. Upon the approval of such separate metering installation and subject to its continued approval, only that water so metered and discharged into the sanitary sewer system shall be used for purposes of this part.
The Borough of Manor hereby adopts, fixes, charges, levies and establishes sewage rentals, rates, fees and charges against the owner of the property served, accommodated or available for any use of any part of the sanitary sewer system in amounts as established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council.
[Amended by Ord. No. 588-20-03, 3/18/2020]
The Council of the Borough of Manor is hereby authorized and shall, by resolution, set and reestablish sewage rentals, rates, fees and charges from time to time as Council deems necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes and provisions of this part.
The sewage rentals, rates, fees and charges established herein or by subsequent resolution of the Borough Council are in addition to any and all penalties, interest, fees, costs, expenses and charges imposed and levied with regard to the collection of delinquent accounts as provided herein or in other ordinances of the Borough. Such other ordinances of the Borough are not affected or repealed by this part to the extent that such other ordinances are not in conflict with the provisions of this part.
Pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance 556-14-06 and the agreements authorized and entered into between the Borough of Manor and the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC) by said agreements, MAWC was named, appointed and designated as the Borough's agent for the billing and collection of the rentals, rates, fees and charges imposed under this part; and such billing and payment collection shall be performed and undertaken by MAWC as so provided in said ordinance and agreements.
Those functions and responsibilities for the collection of rentals, rates, fees and other charges levied and imposed by this part which are not undertaken by the MAWC pursuant to the aforesaid agreements shall be undertaken by those persons or entities as established and determined from time to time by resolution of the Council of the Borough.
All charges, expenses and fees of the MAWC levied, charged, imposed and due to said Authority pursuant to the aforesaid ordinance and agreements, are hereby approved, levied and charged and shall be recovered as charges, expenses and fees of the Borough in any claim or action against a delinquent person and/or property with regard to the collection of delinquent rentals, rates, fees and other charges.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 9; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I; and by A.O.]
Sewer rentals or charges shall be mailed to the owners of said properties, and paid quarterly in accordance with billing for sewage services, except that during the first quarter that a residential, commercial or industrial user begins to discharge sewage into the public sewage system, said charge shall be based on a per diem amount prorated from the time such sewer connection is made until the next following quarterly billing period.
Sewer rental fees are due as follows: April 30, July 31, October 31 and January 31 of each and every year. All overdue balance shall be subject to a 10% penalty and interest at 6% per annum (0.5% per month interest). All overdue charges for sewerage service shall be subject to water shutoff procedure.
Any delinquent sewage billing shall be subject to shut off procedure. A "past due reminder" will be mailed to the owner of any property with a delinquency, notifying the owner that full payment plus penalty and interest must be remitted within 21 days of the due date of the billing. In addition to amount billed and penalty and interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Borough, in amounts as established, from time to time by resolution of Borough Council, shall be levied, imposed and assessed if payment is not received within 21 days of the due date of the billing. Following expiration of the twenty-one-day period the property shall be posted with a shutoff notice if all sums due the Borough have not been fully paid. The notice will provide that the property owner has 10 days from the date of posting to pay all sums due to avoid water service from being terminated to the property.
Upon failure of an owner to timely and fully pay said sums, and pursuant to the provisions of the Act of Assembly of April 14, 2006, P.L. 85, § 101 et seq., known as the Water Services Act, 53 P.S. § 3102.101 et seq. and an Agreement entered into between the Borough and MAWC, MAWC is authorized and required, upon proper request and direction of the Borough, to utilize and undertake the following shutoff procedure to shut off the supply of water to said premises until all over due rentals, rates and charges, together with any penalties, fees, charges, expenses and interest thereon, shall be paid to the Borough, as set forth in said Act of Assembly and the Borough Shutoff Agreement entered into between the Borough and MAWC.
The Borough shall present to MAWC a letter signed by a proper official of the said Borough setting forth the following:
The name of the owner and occupant of the affected premises, along with a proper address for the premises;
The due date for the delinquent rental, rate or charge and the date which is 30 days from said due dates;
The date that written notice was mailed to the person liable for payment of the rental, rate and/or charge and the date that written notice of intent to shut off the water supply was posted at a main entrance to the premises;
A statement that if the premises are leased, the delinquent rental was not incurred by a prior lessee.
That if the premises are leased, the delinquent rental was not incurred by a prior lessee.
Repayment Agreement in Lieu of Shutoff of Water Service.
Factors To Consider In Determining Eligibility For Repayment Agreement. The Borough shall have the right to enter into a repayment agreement with a customer whose account is a delinquent account. The Borough shall give due consideration to the individual circumstances of the customer in determining whether the amount of the delinquency constitutes a severe hardship upon the customer and whether extenuating circumstances beyond the customer's control have caused the delinquent account to remain unpaid. The Borough shall also consider whether there is a reasonable probability that the customer will be able to fully and timely comply with the terms of the repayment agreement.
Terms of Repayment Agreement. In the event the Borough determines that the customer is eligible for a repayment agreement pursuant to Subsection 4A, hereof, the Borough and the customer shall enter into a written repayment agreement in such form as from time to time established by the Borough. All sums due shall continue to accrue penalties, interest, fees, expenses and charges until fully paid. All sums remitted to the Borough shall first be applied to penalties, interest, fees, expenses and charges. Each such repayment agreement shall provide for the following payment schedule and terms:
If the balance on the delinquent account is less than $300, the balance shall be paid at the rate of $100 per month. The first payment shall be due upon signing of the repayment agreement. The remaining payments shall be due on or before the 30th day of each month thereafter.
If the balance on the delinquent account is $300 or more but less than $600, the balance shall be paid at the rate of $125 per month. The first payment shall be due upon signing of the repayment agreement. The remaining payments shall be due on or before the 30th day of each month thereafter.
If the balance on the delinquent account is $600 or more but less than $1,000, the balance shall be paid at the rate of $150 per month. The first payment shall be due upon signing of the repayment agreement. The remaining payments shall be due on or before the 30th day of each months thereafter.
If the balance on the delinquent account is $1,000 or more, the balance shall be paid at the rate of $200 per month. The first payment shall be due upon signing of the repayment agreement. The remaining payments shall be due on or before the 30th day of each month thereafter.
In addition to making the monthly payments due on the delinquent account balance as set forth in the repayment agreement, the customer shall timely pay in full the charges as set forth on sewer bills issued after the date of the repayment agreement.
In entering into a repayment agreement with a customer, the Borough shall not be deemed to have waived, surrendered, or otherwise released the Borough's right to file a municipal claim against the customer and the customer's property, nor the right of the Borough to pursue any and all other legal actions available to it.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 10; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
Unpaid rents, rates, fees and charges, imposed and levied, together with interest and penalties thereon, shall be a lien on the properties charged with payment thereof, from the date, and if not paid after due notice to the property owner, may be collected in any manner provided by law.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 11; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
No statements contained in this part shall be construed as to prevent any special agreement or arrangement between the Borough and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of any strength or character may be accepted by the Borough for treatment, subject to payment therefor by the industrial concern.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 12; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
Within 90 days after the passage of this part, the owner or owners of all occupied buildings located on premises now accessible to the public sanitary sewer shall connect, or cause to be connected, the said occupied buildings with the sanitary sewer to which the property is accessible, in the manner hereinafter provided.
Hereinafter, as public sanitary sewers are provided in areas of the Borough, the owners of all occupied buildings accessible to such public sanitary sewers so laid and provided shall, within 90 days, connect or cause to be connected, the said occupied buildings with the sanitary sewer to which the property is accessible, in the manner hereinafter provided.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 13; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
When connection has been made with the public sanitary sewer, the owner or owners of such property shall forthwith abandon any and all privies, privy vaults, cesspools and septic tanks then existing on said premises and shall use them no longer.
Any and all connections or connection with the occupied building which has been served shall be broken or destroyed in such a manner that sanitary sewage can no longer enter therein.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 14; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
From and after the passage of this part, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to connect any privy, privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or any other type of disposal receptacle or structure to any public sanitary sewer in the Borough.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 15; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
From and after the passage of this part, it shall be unlawful in areas where public sanitary sewers have been provided and where the owner or owners of premises have connected with the public sanitary sewer, or are by this part duty bound so to do, to connect the occupied buildings with a privy, privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or any other type of disposal receptacle or structure.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 16; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
In all cases where a sanitary sewer connection is made from an occupied building to the sanitary sewer system either cast iron, ductile iron, vitrified clay, asbestos-cement (transite), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) or PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipe of the kind and quality hereinafter specified, or at least six inches inside diameter shall be used and the house sewer shall be laid to an even grade and straight alignment to the public sanitary sewer. Where the ground is of sufficient solidity for a proper foundation, vitrified clay, asbestos-cement, ABS or PVC pipe may be used. On filled ground, cast or ductile iron pipe shall be used.
Pipe to be used shall meet the following specifications and minimum strength classification or wall thickness as applicable:
All pipe shall be laid with full and even bearing and all joints are to be completely tight. Joint ends shall be of neoprene rubber, or plastisol in accordance with the above-noted specification or be of the chemically welded type where applicable. All joints must receive prior approval by the Borough before construction may commence.
Where pipes of different material are to be joined or where a section of pipe is cut to make connection with another pipe the connection shall be made by means of a flexible coupling (Fernco® or equal) and two stainless steel bands. Plain cement joints or slip-seal joints are prohibited.
The bottom of all trenches shall be undercut a minimum of six inches below the invert grade of the proposed pipe. Where, in the opinion of the Borough's representative, the bottom of the trench is unsuitable for foundation subgrade, such material shall be removed to a depth satisfactory to the Borough's representative. The undercut area shall then be filled with sand, granulated slag or pea gravel conforming to the requirements for "small" concrete aggregate to a minimum of 12 inches. The material shall be adequately and compactly tamped in place, taking care not to heave, misalign, crack or otherwise injure the pipe or joints. All work is to be done in a workmanlike manner.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 17; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
The property owners shall install the building sewers at their own expense from the building drain to the wye connection supplied in the public sewer. Maintenance and repair of the building sewer is the responsibility of the property owner from the occupied building to the wye in the public sewer. Connections to the public sewers in rights-of-way shall, in all respects, meet the same specifications as when the sewer is in a public street. The property owner shall make applications to the Borough for permission to connect to the public sewer on forms supplied by the Borough.
Unless written permission is obtained from an authorized Borough representative, separate connection will be required for each individual occupied building whether constructed as a detached unit or as one of the pair or row, but a single connection will be permitted to serve a school, factory, apartment house or other permanent multiple unit structure whose individual apartments or units not be subject to separate ownership.
A single connection will be permitted to serve a double house in which the internal plumbing waste system is common to both units or is not readily separable. In such case, a tap-in application shall state and show by an eight-and-one-half-inch-by-eleven-inch sketch the specific conditions of the house being tapped in. The Borough assumes no obligations or responsibility caused by or resulting from such a single connection.
No connection less than six inches in diameter will be permitted by the main sewer lines and the construction of the property owner's connection shall be in accordance with the general requirements of sewers, except that a grade of not less than 1/8 inch per foot shall be allowed. The applicant will also be required to conform to all other requirements of the Borough as regards charges for sewage transportation, collection, etc., as outlined under the Borough's rules and regulations and as necessary to establish, to meet the management overhead, operation and fixed charges to retire the capital cost of the system. House sewers shall be installed by competent, skilled pipe-layers in accordance with approved standards, plans and specifications of the Borough.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 18; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
No basement seepage or ground water drainage or any other uncontaminated source of water shall be discharged to the sanitary sewerage system and all applicants desiring connection to the sewerage system shall certify that no groundwater or seepage drains are or shall be connected to their system. After connection to the sewer is made, the applicant shall maintain his house system in such a manner that no such seepage or drainage enters his sanitary sewage system.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 19; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
No downspouts, roof drainage or surface or areaway drainage shall be connected into the sanitary sewerage system, and before attachment to the sewer system, the property owner or applicant for service shall remove such connections and adequately and properly plug his system to prevent the entrance of any downspout, roof, surface or areaway drainage.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 20; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
Each user of the system before connections are made thereon shall provide in residents' house sewer system, just outside the building wall, a trap with a fresh-air vent in the house side, in accordance with the standards approved by the Borough.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 21; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
No cross connections shall be made between the sanitary sewerage system and the potable water system whereby vacuums or back siphonage could permit sanitary wastes to enter the potable water system. No cross connection shall be made between the sanitary sewerage system and storm drains or storm sewers.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 22; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
No person shall connect or cause to be connected with any of the public sewers in the Borough, directly or indirectly, any substance detrimental to the sewers or to the operation of the Borough sewerage system as more explicitly listed in the following subsections:
The Borough reserves the right to refuse connection to its public sanitary sewerage system, or to compel discontinuance of the use of such system for deleterious industrial wastes, or to require pretreatment of such wastes in order to prevent harmful or adverse effect upon the system. The design construction and operation of such pretreatment facilities shall be subject to the approval of the Borough Council.
In general, any industrial waste will be considered harmful to the public sanitary sewerage system that may cause any of the following damaging effects:
Chemical reaction either directly or indirectly with the materials of construction of the public sewerage system in such a manner as to impair the strength or durability of the sewer structures.
Mechanical action that will destroy the sewer structures.
Restriction of the hydraulic capacity of the sewer structures.
Restriction of the normal inspection or maintenance of the sewer structures.
Danger to public health and safety.
Obnoxious conditions inimical to public interest.
When required by the Borough Council, any person discharging to the public sanitary sewerage system industrial wastes or industrial wastes and sanitary sewage together in excess of 100,000 gallons per quarter shall install a suitable manhole or manholes on his connecting sewer or sewers to facilitate observations, sampling and measurement of the combined flow of wastes from his premises. Such manhole or manholes shall be accessible and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Borough Council. The manhole or manholes shall be installed by the owner at his expense and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible to the Borough Council or its authorized representatives at all times. The construction and maintenance of such manholes shall be mandatory for the producers of normal industrial wastes.
The discharge of excessive amounts of unpolluted water or waste to a separate sanitary sewer is expressly prohibited. However, such discharges to combined sewers or storm sewers will be permitted wherever such sewers are of adequate capacity. The Borough Council reserves the right to define the amount it deems excessive in each particular instance.
The discharge of garbage to the public sanitary sewerage system is expressly prohibited unless said garbage is first properly shredded.
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge any industrial waste having any of the following characteristics to the public sanitary sewerage system:
Wastes containing liquids, solids or gasses which by reason of their nature or quality may cause fire, explosion, or be in any other way injurious to persons, the structures of the sewerage system or its operation.
Wastes having a temperature in excess of 150° F. or less than 32° F.
Wastes having a pH lower than 5 1/2 or higher than 9, or having any corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazards to structures, equipment, or personnel of the public sanitary sewerage system. Where the Borough Council deems it advisable, it may require any person discharging industrial wastes to install and maintain, in an approved manner, a suitable device to continuously measure and record the pH of the wastes so discharged.
Wastes containing any noxious or malodorous gas or substance which either singly or by interaction with sewage or other wastes is, in the opinion of the Borough Council, likely to create a public nuisance or hazard to life, or prevent entry into sewers for their maintenance and repair.
Wastes containing ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metals, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, hair, chemical, or paint residue, greases, lime slurry or viscous material of such character or in such quantity that, in the opinion of the Borough Council, they may cause an obstruction to the flow in sewers or otherwise interfere with the proper operation of the public sanitary sewerage system. Attention is called to the fact that the maximum permissible concentration will vary throughout the system, depending upon the size of the particular receiving sewer and the flows therein.
Wastes containing insoluble, non-flocculent substances having a specific gravity in excess of 2.65.
Wastes containing soluble substances in such concentrations as to cause the specific gravity of the waste to be greater than 1.1.
Wastes containing any of the following substance in solution in concentrations exceeding those shown in the following table:
Wastes containing more than 100 ppm by weight of fat, oil or grease.
Wastes containing more than 10 ppm of any of the following gases: hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, or any of the halogens.
Wastes containing gases or vapors, with free or occluded, in construction toxic of dangerous to humans or animals.
Any waste containing toxic substances in quantities sufficient to interfere with the biochemical processes of the sewage treatment works or that will pass through the sewage treatment works and exceed the state or interstate requirements of the WWMA Treatment Plan.
Any toxic radioactive isotopes without a special permit. No statement contained in this section shall be construed as prohibiting any special agreement or arrangement between the Borough and any person whereby any industrial waste or unusual strength or character may be admitted to the public sanitary sewerage system either before or after pretreatment by the producer of such industrial waste.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 23; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
The inspector and other duly authorized employee of the Borough, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, sampling, testing and retesting in accordance with provisions of this part.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 24; as amended by Ord. 484, 2/19/2003, § 1; by Ord. 533, 3/21/2012, § 2; and by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
No person shall make or cause to be made any connection of his property with any public sanitary sewer until he has fulfilled all of the following conditions:
He shall obtain written permission from the Borough of Manor to connect to connect to the public sewer system.
He shall make application to the Borough for a permit.
No work shall commence before the issuance of a connection permit by the Borough.
He shall have given the Borough at least 24 hours' notice of the time when such connection shall be made in order that a representative of the Borough can be present to supervise and inspect the work of connection.
At the time of inspection, the owner or owners of properties shall allow and permit the full and complete inspection of all sanitary and drainage arrangements and facilities in his building and in and about all parts of his property.
All work contemplated by this part shall be under the direct supervision and inspection of the Sewer Inspector appointed by the Borough and no building sewer line shall be covered over, or in any manner concealed, until after it is inspected, tested, and approved by said Sewer Inspector.
Schedule of Fees for Tap-In. The following schedule of tap fees shall be applicable for all premises where a sewer line or lines from any building, structure or property is connected to the public sanitary sewer:
[Amended by Ord. No. 588-20-03, 3/18/2020]
Sewage District A.
An individual, person, partnership or any other entity that connects or desires to connect a single-family dwelling unit to the sanitary sewer system in Sewage District A within the Borough shall pay a tap-in fee or connection charge of $3,000 to the Borough.
Properties within Sewage District A within the Borough where there are multiple uses, occupancies and/or multiple dwelling units shall pay a tap-in or connection charge of $3,000 for the first EDU, and an additional $3,500 for each additional EDU in excess of one, to the Borough.
Any commercial, industrial, manufacturing or other nonresidential use or facility within Sewage District A shall pay a tap-in or connection charge of $3,000 per EDU to the Borough.
Sewage District B.
An individual, person, partnership or any other entity that requires one tap-in for a single-family dwelling in Sewage District B within the Borough must pay a tap-in fee or connection charge of $3,000 per EDU to the Borough.
Properties within Sewage District B within the Borough where there are multiple uses, occupancies and/or multiple dwelling units shall pay a tap-in or connection charge of $3,000 for the first EDU, and an additional $3,500 for each additional EDU in excess of one, to the Borough.
Any commercial, industrial, manufacturing or other nonresidential use or facility within Sewage District B shall pay a tap-in or connection charge of $3,000 per EDU to the Borough.
[Ord 441, 12/8/1994, § 25; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
Hereafter, when sanitary sewers have become available to any property and the property owner or owners have failed to connect or cause to be connected their property to the sanitary sewer, the Borough may give or cause to be given written notice to the said property owner or owners to connect or cause to be connected his, her or their property to the sanitary sewer, within 60 days from the date thereof, and failure to comply with the said notice shall subject the property owner or owners to the penalties of this part.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 26; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
If the owner or owners of any occupied building or buildings shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this part, the Borough may serve a written notice upon said owner or owners, upon the tenants or party in possession of the premises if said owner or owners cannot be found on the said premises, requiring said owner or owners to comply with the provisions of this part, in every respect, within 60 days after the service of such notice, and if said owner or owners shall neglect or refuse to comply with said notice, the Borough 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 provision of this part at the cost and expense of such owner or owners together with 10% additional thereof, and all charges and expenses incident thereto, which sum shall be collected from said owner or owners for the use of the Borough as debts are by law collectable, or the said Borough may, by its proper officer, file a municipal claim or lien therefor against said premises as provided by the Act of Acts of Assembly in such cases made and provided.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 27; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
As of the date of enactment, any new construction cost or a public sanitary sewer shall be borne by the owners of such affected property which fronts such sewer. The manner of payment of the cost shall be according to the following formula: cost of total project divided by total project frontage feet multiplied by each foot of frontage of owners property.
[Ord. 441, 12/8/1994, § 28; as amended by Ord. 558, 8/19/2015, § I]
Where there is root infiltration as determined by the Borough Sewer Inspector, the property owner will be notified by mail by the Borough to either remove the tree or the Borough will remove it and then bill the property owner for the cost. Nonpayment shall result in a lien on the property affected.