[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 1]
The introduction, inflow, infiltration or discharge of storm, surface or ground water or other deleterious substances or liquids into the sanitary sewer system from connections on or under an individual property by any means, including but not limited to the connection of downspouts, roof drainage, driveway drains, surface areaway drainage or foundation drainage is hereby prohibited and declared to be a public nuisance.
It is unlawful for any person to cause or permit the introduction, escape, inflow or infiltration of sewage or other deleterious substances or liquids onto the surface or into the grounds of any Borough, public or private property from any source located on such person's property and any such act is declared to be a public nuisance.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 2]
An official statement from the proper official or agent of the Borough of Manor that there has been testing and an inspection of piping, facilities and connections on an individual property; setting forth the type of testing that has occurred; setting forth the results of such testing and inspection and whether there are any known unlawful storm, surface or ground water connections into the sanitary sewer system from connections or sources of an individual property; whether there is any evidence of the introduction, inflow or infiltration of such waters or other deleterious substances or liquids into the sanitary sewer system from connections or sources on or under an individual property; and whether there is any evidence of the introduction, escape, flow, existence or infiltration of sewage or other deleterious substances or liquids onto the surface or into the subsurface or grounds of any Borough, public or private property from any source on the inspected property.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 3]
The following types of waters and/or substances are hereby found to be harmful to the use, operation and maintenance of the public sanitary sewer system and no owner, tenant, user, contractor or any person, corporation or entity shall discharge or permit the discharge, introduction, inflow or infiltration of any of the following into any portion or portions of the public sanitary sewer system within the Borough of Manor:
Stormwater, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface flows, drainage, cooling water or industrial process waters or waste from any source.
Garbage, unless the garbage is first properly shredded and will be carried freely under flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
Wastes containing any gasoline, naphtha, fuel oil or other liquids, solids or gases which by reason of their nature or quality may cause fire or explosion or be in any other way injurious to persons or to the structures of the sewer system or to its operation.
Wastes having a temperature in excess of 150° F. or less than 32° F.
Wastes having a pH lower than 6.5 or higher than 9.0 or having any corrosive property capable of causing damage to hazards to structures, equipment or personnel of the sewer system.
Wastes containing any noxious or malodorous gas or substance which either singly or by interaction with sewage or other wastes is likely, under the rules and regulations of the Borough, to create a public nuisance or hazard to life, or prevent entry to sewers for their inspection, maintenance and repair.
Wastes containing ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, hair, chemical or paint residues, greases, paunch manure, cotton, wool, plastic or other fibers, lime slurry or any other solid or viscous material of such character or in such quantity as may cause an obstruction to the flow in sewers or otherwise interfere with the proper operation of the sewer system.
Wastes containing insoluble, nonflocculent substances having a specific gravity in excess of 2.65.
Wastes containing soluble substances in such concentration as to cause the specific gravity of the waste to be greater than 1.1.
Wastes Containing Chemical Substances.
Wastes containing any of the following substances in concentration exceeding those shown in the following table as measured by an acceptable method:
Wastes containing other chemicals or other matter detrimental to the operation of a sewage treatment plant or sanitary sewers causing erosion, corrosion or deterioration in sewers, equipment and structures of a sewage treatment plant.
Wastes containing more than 100 milligrams per liter by weight of tar, fat, oil or grease.
Wastes containing more than 10 milligrams per liter of any of the following gases: hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide or any of the halogens.
Wastes containing a toxic or poisonous substance, in a sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals or create any hazard in the sewer not limited to wastes containing cyanide, chromium and/or copper ions.
Wastes containing a toxic substance 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 and/or federal requirements in respect thereto.
Any waste containing toxic radioactive isotopes.
Any waste containing the effluent from a privy, septic tank, sinkhole or cesspool, or other receptacle for receiving and holding sanitary sewage for an extended period of time, before discharge to the sewer system.
Any waste which hereafter is designated as unacceptable by reason of rules and regulations imposed upon the Borough by any state or federal agency, or which the engineer of the Borough finds to be harmful and unacceptable.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 4]
When, during the course of operations within the Borough and monitoring and maintenance of public sewer lines and facilities, the officials, employees, agents, consultants, contractors and/or designees of Borough identify deteriorating, broken, disconnected, or poorly or unlawfully constructed laterals and sewer service connections or unlawful conditions, causing or resulting in the discharge, introduction, infiltration or inflow of extraneous waters, such as storm, surface or ground waters or other deleterious substances or liquids into the public sanitary sewer system of the Borough, written notice shall be provided to the property owner or owners concerning the condition of such laterals and sewer service connections and other conditions on the property, together with a statement that such deteriorating or poorly constructed laterals and sewer service connections or unlawful conditions must, at the property owner's expense, be promptly changed, altered, discontinued, repaired, replaced or rehabilitated within 60 days of receipt of said notice. A copy of all written reports issued in connection with the inspections or examinations evidencing the above shall be maintained as part of the official records of the Borough.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 5]
The powers and authority conferred by the provisions of this part shall be in addition to and not in substitution for any other powers and authority conferred upon the Borough to administer, enforce and require the prevention or elimination of storm, surface or ground water or other deleterious substances or liquids into the sanitary sewer system or from being introduced or discharged onto the surface or into the grounds of any Borough, public or private property from any source.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 6]
Borough officials and/or the employees, agents, consultants, contractors and/or designees of Borough are hereby authorized to conduct random periodic smoke and/or dye tests and any other appropriate test or inspection of any and all existing sewer systems and structures in the Borough to determine compliance with this part and other laws pertaining to sewer systems, properties and structures.
Upon satisfactory completion of testing of any property by the Borough officials, employees, agents, consultants, contractors and/or designees of Borough or upon the completion of required remedial action to maintain any property in compliance with the provisions of this part and/or the terms of the required remedial action, the property owner shall be issued a certification setting forth the identification of the property owner, identification of the property by street address and tax map number, the date, nature and results of testing, and the completion of any required remedial action.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 7]
Every person owning property that is connected to or serviced by a Manor Borough sanitary sewer line and every lessee or occupier of property within the Borough of Manor that is connected to or serviced by a Manor Borough sanitary sewer line does, by reason of the connection of structures and uses on his/her/their property, and as a condition of connection to and use of such sanitary sewer line and system, authorize the Borough and Borough officials and the employees, agents, consultants, contractors and/or designees of Borough to inspect, examine, explore and test any and all portions, aspects, facilities, structures and buildings on the property to determine if the connections to and use of the Borough's sanitary sewer system by such owner, lessee or occupier is in accord and compliance with the provisions of this part. Such activities shall include, but not be limited to, viewing by means of a camera of laterals and other connections to the lateral or the sanitary sewer system, smoke and/or dye testing or other appropriate tests, examinations or inspections by the Borough, its officials, employees, agents, consultants, contractors and/or designees. The owner, lessee or occupier of the land shall permit said activities upon request. Unless the Borough has reason to believe that the connection and use of the sanitary sewer system is not in compliance with the provisions of this part, such inspection and testing activities by the Borough will not be required when the owner, lessee or occupier of the property produces a valid certification of sewer lateral issued by the Borough, its agent or designee, which certification of sewer lateral shall be sufficient proof of compliance for purposes of this part for a period of three years from the date of issuance.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 8]
When evidence of unlawful surface, storm or ground water connections to the lateral or sanitary sewer system have been discovered by the Borough; or evidence of such waters or other deleterious substances or liquids have been discovered in the lateral or sanitary sewer system; or evidence of the introduction, escape, flow, existence or infiltration of sewage or other deleterious substances or liquids onto the surface or into the grounds of any property from any source on the property, the Borough shall give written notice of the same to the property owner and any known lessee or occupant of the property. After such notice is provided by the Borough, the property owner shall have all necessary remedial work to correct such connection completed within 45 days of the date such party receives notification of such unlawful connection.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 9]
Prior to any person selling, transferring, conveying, mortgaging, re-mortgaging or financially encumbering real property located within the Borough that is connected to the public sanitary sewer system such person's improvements and real property shall be inspected, including inspection of interior premises of any building or structure, by authorized representatives of the Borough, at reasonable hours and upon prior written notice, to the determine compliance with the provisions of this part and the rules and regulations of the Borough authorized pursuant to the provisions of this part.
Such person shall not be issued a certification pursuant to the provisions of this part until such inspection has been performed and has revealed no unlawful connections or facilities discharging prohibited waters or deleterious substances or liquids into the sewer system or other violation of the provisions of this part or of the rules and regulations of the Borough. A certification shall not be issued unless and until a follow-up inspection verifies that any violations identified in the initial inspection have been disconnected, corrected and/or removed.
An inspection certificate shall not be required on the sale of a new unoccupied structure and property to its initial occupant; provided, however, that it was inspected by the Borough in the due course of construction and within 24 months prior to proposed sale.
An inspection certificate shall not be required on a sale of an existing structure for which a certificate was previously issued within the preceding three years; conditioned, however, upon submission of a written representation by the property owner, under oath, that there haven't been any alterations, changes or connections to the lateral or sanitary sewer system or violations of any of the provisions of this part since the aforesaid certification was issued.
An inspection certificate shall not be required on a refinancing of a structure and property for which a certificate was previously issued within the preceding three years; conditioned, however, upon submission of a written representation by the property owner, under oath, that there haven't been any alterations, changes or connections to the lateral or sanitary sewer system or violations of any of the provisions of this part since the aforesaid certification was issued.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 10]
The schedule of fees shall be established from time to time of the Borough Council of the Borough of Manor by resolution for the costs of the inspection, testing and certifications set forth in this part.
[Ord. 532, 2/15/2012, § 11; as amended by A.O.]
Any person, firm, or corporation who is found to have failed to timely and fully comply with the requirements of any notice received, has violated any order or directive of the Borough, has willfully violated or failed to comply with any provision of this part, and/or has violated any of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder or violated any of the terms and provisions of any permits issued by the Borough for connection to or use of the sanitary sewer system, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs together with reasonable attorney fees and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this part continues or each section of this part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.
Upon final adjudication that a violation of this part occurred and the refusal or failure to act by the property owner or person responsible to undertake the change, alteration, correction, repair, replacement of rehabilitation identified by written notice as herein provided, the Borough shall have the right and authority to enter onto the subject property to conduct and have undertaken the necessary work and activities to bring the property into compliance with this part, which work and activities shall be at the sole expense of the property owner. Further, upon the failure of the property owner to pay said expense, the Borough shall have the right to file a lien and municipal claim against the person and against the subject property for the amount of said expenses, together with costs of filing and perfecting such lien.
[Ord. 544, 3/20/2013, § I]
It is the intent of this Subpart to carry out the Borough's responsibilities and duties with regard to certain aspects of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, 35 P.S. § 750.1 et seq., and the Clean Streams Law, 35 P.S. § 691.1 et seq., of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and, in particular, to implement the standards and requirements for use of the Borough's sanitary sewer system as set forth in Subpart A.
The provisions of this Subpart shall be read in pari materia, together with Subpart A in carrying out the intent and purposes of both this Subpart and Subpart A.
[Ord. 544, 3/20/2013, § II; as amended by Ord. No. 588-20-03, 3/18/2020]
[Ord. 544, 3/20/2013, § III; as amended by Ord. No. 588-20-03, 3/18/2020]
Required Connection Where Sanitary Sewer Service Is Available, and Therefore Benefits, Improves or Accommodates Real Property or Uses on Real Property.
The owner of any property with a building, structure or use intended or available for occupancy and requiring sanitary sewage facilities, which property is benefited, improved or accommodated by a public sanitary sewer of the Borough of Manor or is considered a premises that is accessible to the sanitary sewer system as defined herein, shall make connections with the Borough's public sanitary sewer in the manner, method and in accord with the provisions of this Subpart and any other ordinance of the Borough applicable to such connection and use.
The owner of any such property shall be given 45 days' notice of the requirements of this Subpart and the necessity to connect the building, structures or uses on the owner's property to the Borough's sanitary sewer system; and upon failure of the owner to so make such connection within said time frame, the Borough may make such connection and collect the costs and expenses of the same from the owner by means of a municipal claim filed or by action in assumpsit. The Borough shall not be under any obligation to make such connection. In addition, any such owner failing to timely connect shall be considered to be in violation of this Subpart and shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter set forth.
Any owner of property which is available for or intended for a use or occupancy that requires sanitary sewage facilities shall connect said property, and the uses, buildings and structures thereon, to the Borough's sanitary sewer system prior to the use and occupancy of such property, uses, buildings or structures. Such connections shall be made in accord with the provisions of this chapter and any other applicable chapters of the Borough Code of Ordinances.
All new connections to the Borough sanitary sewer system and all repairs or replacements of a building sewer or house drain shall comply with the following:
General. The building sewer is the portion of the sewer extending from the house drain to the property line, public sanitary sewer or other place of disposal. The provisions hereafter set forth shall apply principally to the building sewer, but shall also apply to the house drain, where appropriate.
Type of Pipe. The pipe used for the building sewer shall be Schedule 40 solid core polyvinyl chloride (PVC) conforming to ASTM D-1785 and ASTM D-2665 or Schedule 40 acrylontrile-butadienstyrene (ABS) conforming to ASTM D-3965. This pipe is to be installed from the end of the building drain which terminates five feet from the inside wall of the house or structure to the inspection tee located at the property line. SDR 35 conforming to ASTM D-3034 or Schedule 40 pipe or Schedule 40 ABS pipe can be used for the inspection tee. Stream crossing shall be encased in concrete. Joints shall be either solvent cemented for Schedule 40 PVC or Schedule 40 ABS or gasket type for SDR-35 PVC; latest ASTM standards apply. All PVC pipe shall be protected from sunlight by an opaque covering during storage.
Minimum Sizes and Grades.
Minimum pipe slope when available shall be 3/8 inch per foot.
For commercial building sewers, it may be required by the Borough that the building sewer be constructed of six-inch pipe from the main line to the structure.
Cleanouts and Traps. Outside traps must be used on all building sewers. When traps and cleanouts are installed on new building sewers, they must be installed as shown on drawings BS1, BS2 and BS3. All trap vents must extend to at least six inches above the finished ground surface, and have a commercially manufactured vent cap to keep out leaves, debris, and animals. Cleanouts must have watertight caps and must be at or above finished grade. Cleanouts must remain uncovered permanently. Cleanouts will be installed, on the property side of the ROW line, every 100 feet, for six-inch-diameter pipe. Cleanouts will be installed, on the property side of the ROW line, every 50 feet, for four-inch-diameter pipe. Substitutions for specified fittings must be approved by the Borough's representative. Trap vents and cleanouts must be laterally supported with properly compacted backfill, and must not be installed in driveways where they are subject to damage from vehicular traffic and/or used as an area drain for surface water. Establishments which discharge grease or oil, such as restaurants, will be required to install a grease trap or grease interceptor.
Approved adaptors such as donuts or couplings by Fernco, Inc., or approved equivalent, may be used to connect two different types of pipes together. Where Fernco type fittings are going to be used, the Borough will require the shielded type fittings.
On all new construction, all connections must be made using hard fittings such as repair sleeves. (No Fernco type fittings will be permitted.)
Directional Changes. Directional changes shall be made with manufactured fittings not to exceed 45°. Directional changes that exceed 45° shall be accomplished by using multiple fittings back to back. No 90° fittings shall be permitted.
Pipe Laying and Backfilling. Following trench preparation, pipe laying shall proceed; upgrade with the pipes laid carefully, hubs upgrade, spigot ends fully entered into adjacent hubs and true to line and grade. Each section of pipe shall rest upon the pipe bed for the full length of its barrel with recesses excavated to accommodate the bell or couplings. Each pipe shall be firmly held in position so that the invert forms a continuous grade with the invert of the pipe previously placed. The interior of all pipe and the inside of the bell and outside of the spigot shall be thoroughly cleaned of all foreign matter before being lowered into the trench, and shall be kept clean during laying operations by means of plugs or other approved devices. Under no conditions shall pipe be laid when trench conditions are unsuitable for such work. After the building sewer has been installed, inspected, and approved, and proper connections made, the area around the pipe shall be carefully backfilled with Class # 57 aggregate or better by shovel and tamped with hand equipment in six-inch layers to a depth of at least one foot above the top of the pipe. A drawing entitled "BS4 - Pipe Bedding Details" is available from the Borough.
Connection to the Existing Sewer.
All connections in the building sewer shall be made with proper fittings manufactured for such use. For new construction and when no service connection is available at the required point of connection to the main sewer, the property owner will provide and install an insert-a-tee connection on the Borough's collector sewer. The property owner will be responsible for uncovering the mainline so the Borough field staff can inspect the insert-a-tee connection and the construction and installation for the new building sewer. For existing building sewers, the property owner will be responsible for his sewer to his property line. The property owner will be required to install a six-inch inspection tee on the property near the property line. The Borough will be responsible for the existing wye connection on the public sewage system to the edge of the right-of-way. The replacement of all wye fittings broken by the property owner or his private contractor shall be immediately replaced with the proper wye fitting. The cost of such replacement shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner. No building sewer shall be connected directly to a manhole unless otherwise approved by the Borough. Where allowed, the building sewer shall be core drilled and booted into the manhole with connections approved by the Borough of Manor.
If the structure to be connected is serviced by a septic system that will be abandoned, the owner will be required to have the lid removed from the tank, and the tank pumped out and backfilled with 2A stone, at the homeowner's expense.
Use of Existing Building Sewer.
The existing building sewer from the building to the septic tank can only be used if it can be demonstrated to the Borough Inspector that the existing sewer is of proper construction and is watertight. The existing building sewer must be inspected by the Borough using a building sewer camera.
Testing may include, but not necessarily be limited to, any of the following, the Borough having the right to require additional testing if the original testing is inconclusive:
Dye testing at each downspout and area drain.
Dye testing foundation drains by flooding or injection.
Smoke testing public sewer and building sewer to the house trap.
Smoke testing building drain on house side of trap.
Hydrostatic testing building sewer.
Televising of main sewer and/or building sewer during periods of saturated ground and/or precipitation.
All testing shall be on a pass-fail basis, with the Borough having the right to reject any tests or test results which it feels are inconclusive or inaccurate.
The building sewer shall be reinspected after any corrective action has been taken to demonstrate that the illegal connection/defect has been eliminated/repaired.
Existing 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, structure or use and the property line or connection to the public sanitary sewer. In unpaved areas such as Rowe Road, the property owner is responsible from the wye connection installed in the mainline of the public sanitary sewer by the Borough to the building, structure or use.
Any defects in the building sewer or violations of any laws or ordinances shall be corrected at property owner's expense. If the property owner fails to so correct any defects or violations within a reasonable time, the Borough, or such person as the Borough may designate, may, but shall not be obligated to, enter on the improved property and correct the defects or violations at property owner's expense. Seller and purchaser hereby grant the Borough, or such persons as the Borough may designate, a license to enter upon the improved property in order to correct the defects or violations.
Inspection of Building Sewer Installation — New Construction.
The Borough shall be notified at least 24 hours prior to the inspection of the building's sewer and related appurtenances.
The line shall be installed and remain uncovered so that it is completely visible for inspection.
Building sewers shall be installed and backfilled in accordance with the Borough's drawing BS4 - Pipe Bedding Details.
Building Sewer Testing - New Construction. Sewers shall be hydrostatically tested for leakage. No pneumatically tested procedure is permitted due to the hazards associated with the test.
Gravity Sewer Test: Gravity sewer tests shall consist of plugging the end of the building sewer at the point of connection with the public sewer, filling the building sewer with water, testing with not less than a ten-foot (3,048 mm) head of water and maintaining such pressure for 15 minutes.
Demolition. When abandoning a building sewer (i.e., building or structure being razed), the building sewer must be removed at the edge of the property line; or at the edge of the right-of-way of the road; or the right-of-way of the public sanitary sewer. If not present, a test tee is to be installed on the private side of the right-of-way adjacent to the private/public right-of-way line or public sanitary sewer. The building or structure service side of the test tee is to be capped, and the inspection side is to be plugged, with a removable plug, at ground level. Drawings are available from the Borough. A permit is required, and the Borough of Manor must inspect all work.
Downspout, French Drain or Foundation Drain Disconnect. When disconnecting a downspout, french drain or foundation drain from the private or public sanitary sewer, the property owner must follow the procedures listed below and a drawing (BS5 - Downspout Disconnect) available from the Borough.
It is the property owner's responsibility to disconnect an existing downspout, french drain or foundation drain from a private sanitary sewer or the Borough's public sanitary sewer and install expandable pipe plug into the existing downspout, french drain or foundation drain.
Drains carrying stormwater or groundwater shall not be connected to or discharge to any public or private sanitary sewer system or facility. All sites shall provide drainage away from and around the structure in order to prevent any potential stormwater or groundwater damage, including installation of new facilities to prevent such discharges onto private or public property.
Property located on the high side of streets shall extend roof drains to the Borough's storm sewer or install approved stormwater retention or detention facilities on the property. Low-side property shall extend roof drains to a stormwater collection/conveyance/control system or natural watercourse on the owner's property, in accordance with the approved stormwater management plan for the property.
Approved erosion and sedimentation controls, both temporary and permanent, shall be installed, operated, maintained, repaired and replaced in accord with Borough, state or federal requirements.
Floor Drains. All floor drains and their piping, located in a building or structure, shall be connected to the building sewer.
Sewage carried from the property. All sewage emanating from a use, building or structure shall be carried from the property to the building sewer.
Prior to issuance of an occupancy permit or lien letter by Manor, the Borough will conduct a final camera inspection of the property to ensure that the sewer facilities located within the property have been installed and maintained in accordance with the Borough specification. This final inspection will not replace a house sale inspection.
The Borough's Inspector will complete and sign a final inspection sheet to be forwarded to Manor for their subsequent issuance of the occupancy permit. Any deficiencies cited during the final inspection must be corrected prior to the Borough's release of the final inspection sheet.
[Ord. 544, 3/20/2013, § IV; as amended by Ord. No. 588-20-03, 3/18/2020]
In addition to compliance with all of the provisions of this chapter, all persons shall comply with all other applicable chapters of the codification and ordinances of the Borough, including but not limited to the requirements of the Borough's Building Code, commonly referred to as the "Uniform Construction Code."