Village of Wappingers Falls, NY
Dutchess County
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Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of § 122-13, the building sewer shall be connected to a private wastewater disposal system complying with the provisions of this article.
Before commencement of construction of private wastewater disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the town and/or village, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee as set by resolution of the Board of Trustees shall be paid to the town and/or village at the same time the application is filed.[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Editor's Note: See Ch. A154, Fees.
A permit for a private wastewater disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 48 hours of the receipt of notice by the Superintendent.
The type, capacities, location and layout of a private wastewater disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of New York. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private wastewater disposal system, as provided in § 122-12, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private wastewater disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
The owner shall operate and maintain the private wastewater disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the Town and/or Village.
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.
When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within 60 days and the private wastewater disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.