City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 19-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Connections to sewers inside City: see Ch. 9-507.
Power to furnish sewerage facilities outside City: see Third Class City Code § 3250 (53 P.S. § 38250).

§ 9-509.1 Definitions.

The definitions in § 9-501.1 and Chapter 1-302, Glossary of Terms, shall be applicable to this chapter.

§ 9-509.2 Application for connection.

A. 
No connection to the sewer system beyond the limits of the City shall be made except under the terms, provisions and conditions set forth in this chapter and those in Chapter 9-501, if applicable, and after issuance of a permit by the Director DPW if required by Chapter 9-501. Any industrial establishment desiring to connect to the sewer system beyond the limits of the City shall make application to the Director for a permit to connect upon a form provided by the superintendent. To the form shall be attached a sketch or plan showing in detail the location and size of lot; the improvements now of such lot or thereon proposed to be erected for which the permit is requested; the precise place where the tappage is proposed to be made to the sewer system; and the location, length and size of the sewerage line proposed therefor. The Superintendent shall notify the affected suburban municipality upon receipt of any such application.
B. 
Any other connection to the sewer system beyond the City limits shall be according to the terms and conditions set forth in the service agreement of 1976 or any amendments thereto.

§ 9-509.3 Filing fee.

All such applications by an industrial establishment shall be accompanied by a filing fee of $75 to cover the costs and expenses of investigating the same.

§ 9-509.4 Investigation and recommendation.

Upon the filing of the application and payment of the filing fee, the Director shall forthwith cause to be made an investigation to determine whether the requested tappage will or will not be prejudicial to the best interests of the AWTF in view of the additional burden imposed on the sewer system and after taking into consideration present and anticipated future needs.

§ 9-509.5 Issuance of permit; acceptance of terms.

Upon the approval of any such application, the Director is authorized to issue a permit granting to the applicant the right or privilege of tapping, in conformity with the application, into a specified sanitary sewer. The permit shall be subject to § 9-509.6 and Chapter 9-501, to which terms, provisions and conditions the applicant for it, and any successors in title to the improvements in question, by accepting the permit and acting thereon, hereby agrees to, all as though specifically set forth in written contract between the City and the applicant. The permit shall not be assignable or transferable.

§ 9-509.6 Terms of tappage.

The terms, provisions and conditions under which the aforesaid tappage into the sewer system shall be permitted are under the terms and conditions set forth in the permit and as set forth in §§ 9-509.7 through 9-509.9.

§ 9-509.7 Applicant to construct lines.

The applicant, at applicant's sole cost, risk and expense, shall lay and construct the necessary sewer line to the sewer system and make the connection therewith in a manner satisfactory to the Director.

§ 9-509.8 Permitted discharges only.

Unless otherwise allowed by a permit issued pursuant to § 9-501.9, any connection beyond the City limits shall be for the purpose of discharging sanitary sewerage only into the sewer system.

§ 9-509.9 Procedure in event of annexation.

If the territory in which the permitted discharges in question are located should thereafter be annexed to the City, the applicant shall forthwith pay to the City a sum equal to the full amount that other similar applicants in the City would then have to pay for the privilege of tapping into the sewer system.

§ 9-509.10 Payment for service outside City limits.

Each suburban municipality or suburban municipal authority which supervises discharges within its borders into the sewerage system shall be billed quarterly for services rendered for the preceding quarter on or before quarterly dates specified by each of the municipalities and agreed to by the City. Each municipality shall supply promptly to the City all information deemed necessary by the City in order to compute such sewage treatment rates and charges to such municipality, including, but not limited to, information concerning number and types of physical connections to such municipality's sewage collection system, number of dwelling units connected to such municipality's sewage collection system and strength, character and volume of sewage discharged into such municipality's sewage collection system. Each municipality shall also provide or take any legally available action to provide information concerning the volume of water consumed by each and all customers connected to such municipality's sewage collection system.

§ 9-509.11 Surcharge for industrial establishments.

Each industrial establishment governed by the pretreatment requirements of Chapter 9-501 located in a suburban municipality shall be assessed a surcharge directly by the City for the pollutant load for all sewage and wastes discharged into the sewer system which exceed the maximum threshold levels set forth therein, such surcharge to be determined by the City.

§ 9-509.12 Legal requirements.

A. 
Any municipality contributing to the sewer system shall agree to adopt, enforce and keep in full force and effect during the term of any agreement or discharge into the sewer system an ordinance or ordinances, or resolution or resolutions, as appropriate, prohibiting the discharge into its sewage collection system which discharges into the City sewer system of any wastes prohibited to be discharged into the sewer system under the ordinances, rules and regulations of the City as the same shall be, from time to time, adopted.
B. 
Any municipality contributing to the sewer system shall agree to adopt such ordinances or resolutions necessary to impose any rates, charges, tariffs or requirements upon any of the customers by agreements or laws and regulations which relate to obligations assumed under such agreements.
C. 
Any municipality contributing to the sewer system shall agree to cooperate with the City in any investigation regarding discharges into the sewer system and shall grant to the City the right to review, at any time, the volume, pollutant load and character of sewage and wastes being discharged into the sewer system.

§ 9-509.99 Penalty.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions of Chapter 9-511, including the right of the City to disconnect service.