Village of Massapequa Park, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park: Art. I, 5-22-1967 as Art. VIII of Ch. 7 of the 1967 Code; Art. II, 5-22-1967 as Sec. 11-5 of the 1967 Code. Section 100-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 128.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 154.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 184.
Plumbing and drainage — See Ch. 248.
Zoning — See Ch. 345.
[Adopted 5-22-1967 as Art. VIII of Ch. 7 of the 1967 Code]

§ 100-1 Gutters, leaders and dry wells. [1]

A. 
Required. All buildings, whether business or residential, shall have gutters, leaders and dry wells. The dry wells shall be located no less than eight feet from the foundation wall and shall be at least two feet by two feet by four feet.
B. 
Exception. The above requirements of dry wells shall not apply to that area south of Nassau Street in Residential AA Zone. In that area, houses shall be constructed with splash pans or other hard surface at the base of the leaders to conduct rainwater to the road, using the driveway or other means as a valley to the road in order to prevent erosion. Any builder in said area shall submit to the Building Department a detailed sketch or plan showing the location of leaders or splash pans or other hard surface to accomplish the above.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Secs. 7-206, Inspection, testing of plumbing; 7-207, Independence of plumbing and drainage systems,; 7-208, Alterations to existing system; L copper piping authorized; 7-209, Lead pipe; quality, connection; 7-210, Size of cast-iron waste, vent, stack, cleanout; 7-211, Extension of soil, vent pipes through roof; 7-212, Branches; 7-213, Traps for fixtures; location, connection; 7-214, Backventing, 7-215, Safe and refrigerator waste pipes; and 7-216, Lead closet bands; size, connections, which immediately preceded this section, and former Sec. 7-218, Housing sewers and drains, which immediately followed this section, were deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 100-2 Prohibited connections to stormwater drainage system.

No dry wells, gutters, leaders, air conditioning, refrigeration or pools of any kind or any similar drainage from any building shall be connected to the stormwater drainage system of the village.

§ 100-3 Materials for new construction. [1]

All cesspools installed for new construction or replacement of existing cesspools may be of precast concrete steel-reinforced or block construction.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. In addition, former Secs. 7-225, Approval of plans, inspection by Building Inspector; 7-226, Location; and 7-227, Distance requirements for pools, which immediately preceded this section, were deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 100-4 Number of blocks for pools.

A. 
Generally, If one pool is installed, there shall be a minimum of 225 eighteen-inch blocks or 250 sixteen-inch blocks. If two pools are built, each pool shall have a minimum of 125 blocks.
B. 
Number below waste line. Either 250 or 125 blocks shall be below the waste line entering the pool.

§ 100-5 Diameter of pools.

When 250 blocks are used in an installation, the pool shall be nine feet outside diameter or approximately 18 blocks around the bottom.

§ 100-6 Shape of sides.

A pool shall begin tapering in six feet or approximately nine courses from the bottom of the pool.

§ 100-7 Depth of pools.

All pools shall be kept two feet above the water table and shall finish with a minimum of one foot or a maximum of two feet below the finished grade. The top three courses shall be cemented in place.

§ 100-8 Waste pipe to pool.

The waste pipe from house to pool, with a minimum pitch of 1/4 inch to the foot, shall connect to the pool a minimum of two feet from the top of the pool.

§ 100-9 Bends and sweeps.

Waste lines extending from the house to pools or septic tanks shall have no bends or sweeps.

§ 100-10 Grease traps.

When two pools are installed, a grease trap shall also he installed.

§ 100-11 Top of pool.

The top of a pool shall be three feet in diameter and shall be covered with a reinforced cement cover.

§ 100-12 Drawings of tanks and leaching fields or pools.

The Building Inspector shall request two drawings showing the size of a proposed septic tank and either leaching fields or leaching pools, which shall be determined by soil conditions and/or groundwater and which shall be approved or disapproved by him.

§ 100-13 Capacity and dimensions of tanks for houses.

The minimum capacity of a septic tank for a two- or three-bedroom house shall be 700 gallons; for a four-bedroom house, 800 gallons; and for a five-bedroom house, 950 gallons. The minimum size shall be three feet by six feet and five feet deep, with four feet to the flow line leaving tank, allowing one foot for air space.

§ 100-14 Size and type of tanks for commercial buildings.

The size and type of septic tanks for commercial buildings shall be determined by the floor area and the number of fixtures to be served thereby.

§ 100-15 Width of tanks for commercial buildings.

When a septic tank is installed for a commercial building, the width of the tank shall not exceed 50% of its length.

§ 100-16 Depth and covering of pool.

A. 
Depth. The top of a septic tank shall be a minimum of one foot and a maximum of 18 inches below the finished grade.
B. 
Roof. Each septic tank shall have a twenty-four-inch hole in the roof thereof, for cleaning, with a reinforced cover. The roof of a septic tank shall be no less than four-inch reinforced steel mat, and the reinforced steel rods shall not be more than six inches apart and shall be tied at all joints with proper wire.

§ 100-17 Use of baffle in septic tank.

The Building Inspector shall determine whether or not a baffle shall be used in a septic tank.

§ 100-18 Distribution box for tank.

All septic tanks shall have a distribution box of a minimum of two feet by two feet by two feet deep, with a separate cover with a lifting ring, and the distribution box shall be built on the opposite end of the tank from the place where the waste enters. The top of the distribution box shall extend to the top of the tank.

§ 100-19 Waste line to tank.

The waste line from a house to a septic tank shall be iron for the first four feet from the house, then five-inch transite, and shall have a minimum pitch of 1/4 inch to the foot.

§ 100-20 Specifications for leaching fields.

A. 
Location. If leaching pools are approved, they shall be a minimum of 10 feet apart and a minimum distance of 10 feet from the septic tank.
B. 
Depth. The leaching field shall be a minimum of two feet above the water table and a maximum of two feet below the finished grade.
C. 
Dimensions. The leaching field of a two- or three-bedroom house shall be a minimum of 75 feet, divided into three twenty-five-foot lengths from the distribution box on all sixty-foot plots. These fields start a minimum distance of 10 feet from the house to the center of the inside leaching field, six feet to the center of the middle field, six feet to the center of the outer field and three feet from the property line, and shall terminate a minimum of three feet from the side property line.
D. 
Pitch. Leaching fields shall have a pitch of 1/8 inch to the foot.

§ 100-21 Procedure for leaching field construction.

If leaching fields are to be used for either commercial or residential buildings, all bog, clay and other foreign matter shall be removed and backfilled with bank run. Leaching fields shall be laid in a bed of washed gravel which shall be a minimum of two feet wide and one foot deep with eight inches below pipe. The leaching field shall be covered with rubberoid or forty-five-pound cap sheet.
[Adopted 5-22-1967 as Sec. 11-5 of the 1967 Code]

§ 100-22 Prohibited acts.

No person shall deposit or allow to run into or remain in any street or other public place in the village, or deposit or allow to run into any stream or other body of water within the village, the contents or any part thereof of any vault, privy, cesspool, cistern or sink; nor shall any owner, tenant or occupant of any building to which any vault, sink, privy or cesspool shall pertain or be attached permit the contents of any part thereof to flow therefrom or to rise within two feet of any part of the top thereof or permit said contents to become offensive; nor shall any vault, privy, cistern, cesspool or sink be filled or covered with dirt until it shall have been emptied of its filthy contents.