Township of Crescent, PA
Allegheny County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Storm sewers and drainage facilities — See Ch. 446.
Water — See Ch. 620.
Industrial waste pretreatment program — See Ch. 635.

§ 630.01 Purpose.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
This chapter provides for the regulation of the installation and use of public and private sanitary wastewater transmission lines, drains and disposal systems within the Township. The chapter is intended to prevent damage to the public wastewater collection system within the Township, to reduce maintenance costs and to enhance and maintain adequate flow capacity within the system.
This chapter and all the rules, regulations and requirements established therein shall apply to all residents of the Township, both private and commercial.

§ 630.02 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACHD
The Allegheny County Health Department.
AUTHORITY
The Moon Township Municipal Authority.
COMMUNITY SANITARY WASTEWATER DISPOSAL SYSTEM
All or part of a privately owned device or devices intended to treat and/or dispose of sanitary wastewater discharged from structures located on two or more parcels of land.
DEP
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
DOCUMENT OF CERTIFICATION
An official statement from the manager of the Moon Township Municipal Authority or his designee stating that there are no known illegal storm or surface water connections to the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system on the specific property which is being sold.
GREASE INTERCEPTOR
A tank mechanism with a flow rate greater than 35 gpm which is installed underground outside the structure being served and which extracts grease content from sanitary wastewater prior to the discharge of said wastewater into the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Moon Township Municipal Authority.
GREASE TRAP
A tank mechanism with a flow rate of 35 gpm or less which is installed in the sanitary wastewater drainage system of an individual premises, which mechanism extracts grease content from sanitary wastewater prior to the discharge of said wastewater into the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Moon Township Municipal Authority. Grease traps shall be rated at a minimum of 22.5 gpm.
INDUSTRIAL DISCHARGER
An industry which discharges wastewater to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority and which is identified in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, Bureau of the Budget, 1967, as amended and supplemented, under the category "Division D - Manufacturing" and such other classes of significant waste producers as deemed appropriate under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER
Liquid and water-carried industrial wastes from commercial buildings, industrial and manufacturing facilities and institutions, whether treated or untreated.
MANAGER
The General Manager of the Moon Township Municipal Authority or his designee.
MUNICIPAL LIEN LETTER
A writing from the proper official of the Moon Township Municipal Authority concerning outstanding municipal liens.
NONDOMESTIC DISCHARGER
Any owner and/or occupier of premises used for purposes other than residential and who discharges wastewater to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority. This term shall include, but not be limited to, any and all commercial and/or manufacturing operations, commercial buildings and nursing and/or group homes with more than 10 residents.
NONDOMESTIC PREPARATION OF FOOD
Any food preparation conducted for consumption by a person or persons other than those residing on the subject premises and/or their household guests. This includes all restaurants, whether eat-in or take-out, cafeterias, snack bars, church kitchens and halls, grocery store kitchens, banquet halls, nursing and/or group homes with more than 10 residents and food processing businesses.
PASS-THROUGH
A discharge which exits the Authority's wastewater treatment facility into the waters of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the Authority's NPDES permit, including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation.
PERSON
Any person, syndicate, association, partnership, firm, corporation, institution, agency, authority or other entity recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties.
PRIVATE SANITARY WASTEWATER DISPOSAL SYSTEM
All or part of any privately owned device or devices located on an individual parcel of land and intended to treat and/or dispose of the sanitary wastewater discharged from any structure or structures located on that parcel of land.
RESIDENTIAL USER
Owner and/or occupier of premises used only for human residency and who discharges sanitary wastewater to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority.
SANITARY WASTEWATER
Wastewater discharged from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings, commercial and/or industrial and/or institutional buildings or structures.
SANITARY WASTEWATER SERVICE LINE
A pipe extension from a structure's sanitary wastewater plumbing system to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority.
SHALL
Is mandatory, "may" is permissible.
SURFACE WATER
Water which occurs when the rate of precipitation exceeds the rate at which water may infiltrate into the soil.
TEMPORARY DOCUMENT OF CERTIFICATION
A temporary statement of certification from the proper officer of the Moon Township Municipal Authority, issued pursuant to the terms of this chapter.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Crescent.
WASTEWATER
A combination of liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industries and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water or stormwater that may be present.

§ 630.03 Repeal of prior ordinances.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
This chapter is intended to and does hereby repeal, supersede and replace Chapter 630 of this Code in its entirety.

§ 630.04 Required sanitary wastewater connection.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
Every owner of property in the Township on which exists a principal building or structure, any part of which is located within 150 feet of and is accessible to a sanitary wastewater collection line owned and/or operated by the Authority, shall connect, at his own cost, said principal building or structure to said sanitary wastewater collection line at the service line connection point for the purpose of disposing of all sanitary wastewater discharge.
B. 
It shall be unlawful and in violation of this chapter for any owner, lessee or occupier of any property on which exists a principal structure, any part of which is located within 150 feet of and is accessible to a sanitary wastewater collection line owned and/or operated by the Authority, to employ any means, either by septic tank, mine hole or otherwise, for the disposal of wastewater, other than into and through the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority.

§ 630.05 Connection notice.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
For any property not in compliance with the requirements of § 630.04, the Authority Manager or his designee may notify the owner, lessee or occupier of such premises in writing to make proper connection for the discharge of sanitary wastewater to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority, as provided in this article, within 60 days after receipt of such notice.

§ 630.06 Failure to comply.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
Should any owner of property required to connect to the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system pursuant to § 630.04 neglect or refuse to so connect within a period of 60 days after service of the notice as set forth in § 630.05, the Authority or its agent may enter upon such property and construct such connection.
B. 
Should the Authority or its agent construct said connection pursuant to this section, the Authority Manager or his designee shall forthwith, upon completion of the work, send an itemized bill of the cost of construction of such connection to the owner of the property to which connection has been so made, which bill shall be payable forthwith.
C. 
In the event of nonpayment of said itemized bill, a municipal lien in the amount set forth in the itemized bill plus costs associated with the filing of the lien shall be filed within six months of the date of completion of construction of the subject connection.

§ 630.07 Service application and inspection.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
Any person required to or desiring to connect to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority shall submit a Service Application to the Authority on a form furnished by the Authority and shall set forth in such application the character of the structure to be connected, its use, the lot number and location and the name of the person who is to construct said connection. After connection has been made in accordance with the rules, regulations, plans and specifications established by the Authority, and before the service line and connection point are covered, the Authority shall be notified of said connection and shall conduct an inspection of same as required by § 630.22 of this chapter.

§ 630.08 Rules and regulations for service connection.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
The Authority is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to make reasonable rules and regulations for service line installation and connection to the public collection system as it deems necessary, which shall include, but not be limited to:
A. 
Establishing the appropriate materials, procedures, plans and specifications for service line installation and connection;
B. 
Establishing the form of service application;
C. 
Establishing appropriate inspection and/or testing methods;
D. 
Establishing the appropriate fee for inspection of service line installation and connection.
All rules and regulations issued pursuant to this section shall be in writing and shall be approved by the Board of Directors of the Moon Township Municipal Authority prior to such rules and regulations becoming effective.

§ 630.09 Septic tank remediation.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
No privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole or other similar receptacle for sanitary wastewater solids shall at any time be connected with the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Moon Township Municipal Authority.
B. 
After connection has been made to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority from any premises pursuant to this article, no privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole or similar receptacle for sanitary wastewater solids shall continue to be maintained on said premises, and any privy vault, cesspool, septic tank, mine hole or similar receptacle for sanitary wastewater solids shall be abandoned, cleansed and filled in accordance with ACHD rules, regulations and requirements.

§ 630.10 Unlawful discharges.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person whose premises are connected to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority to permit, allow or cause to enter into such system any wastewater from any property other than that for which service application was made.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person whose premises are connected to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority to permit, allow or cause to enter into such system any of the following pollutants, substances or wastewater.
1. 
Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the sanitary wastewater collection system or the Authority's wastewater treatment facility, including, but not limited to, waste streams with a closed-cup flash point of less than 140° F;
2. 
Wastewater having a pH less than 5.0, or otherwise causing corrosive structural damage to the sanitary wastewater collection system or the Authority's wastewater treatment facility or other equipment, or endangering Authority personnel;
3. 
Solid or viscus substances in amounts which will cause obstruction of the flow in the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system;
4. 
Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts exceeding 100 mg/l as oil and grease in discharge or in amounts that will cause obstruction of the flow in the sanitary wastewater collection system or the Authority's wastewater treatment facilities or which will cause pass through at the treatment facility;
5. 
Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors or fumes within the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system or its wastewater treatment facilities in a quantity that may cause worker health and/or safety problems;
6. 
Stormwater, surface water, groundwater, artesian well water, roof runoff or subsurface drainage.
C. 
The Manager or his designee, bearing proper identification, shall be permitted to enter the premises of any nondomestic discharger at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspection of facilities to ensure compliance with the provisions of this section.

§ 630.11 Industrial dischargers.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
All industrial dischargers of wastewater which are located within the Township and which discharge industrial wastewater into the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system must comply with the provisions of Chapter 635 of this Code.

§ 630.12 Grease trap or interceptor requirement.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the nondomestic preparation of food or the washing of dishes used to serve food for nondomestic consumption without a properly installed, operational and regularly maintained grease interceptor or grease trap system to separate, remove, collect and contain grease content from wastewater prior to the discharge of said wastewater into the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority. The grease interceptor or grease trap system shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Authority and the ACHD.
B. 
The type of installation (either grease trap interceptor or grease trap system) shall be determined by the total fixture flow through rate of potential grease-laden fixtures discharging through the building sanitary wastewater lines as determined by the ACHD Plumbing Division.
1. 
For flow through rates of 35 gpm or less, an internal grease trap system is required.
2. 
For flow through rates in excess of 35 gpm, an external, underground grease interceptor is required.
C. 
A grease interceptor or grease trap system shall be installed at an appropriate location along the building sanitary wastewater discharge system before the point of connection between the sanitary wastewater service line and public collection system. Said grease interceptor or grease trap system and its installation shall be in compliance with the rules, regulations, plans and specifications as established by the Authority.
D. 
The grease interceptor or grease trap shall limit the amount of grease discharged into the public collection system to a level not to exceed 100 mg/l as oil and grease downstream of the interceptor or trap.
E. 
Where a grease interceptor is required, an inspection site tee shall be installed between the interceptor discharge point and the sanitary wastewater service line connection to the public collection system.
F. 
Grease interceptors and grease traps shall be maintained and kept in proper working order at all times in accordance with the rules, regulations and requirements as established by the Authority. Records of all grease interceptor or grease trap system cleaning and/or maintenance shall be kept on the subject premises at all times and shall be available for review by the Manager or his designee.
G. 
No solid waste devices, such as waste grinders, disposals, potato peelers, etc. shall discharge through a grease trap or grease interceptor. Only potential grease laden fixtures may discharge through the trap or interceptor.

§ 630.13 Inspection.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
The Manager or his designee, bearing proper identification, shall be permitted to enter any premises subject to § 630.12 at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspection of facilities and/or records to ensure compliance with the provisions of §§ 630.10 through 630.14.
B. 
All grease interceptors and/or grease trap systems located on premises subject to § 630.12 shall be inspected at least annually by the Manager or his designee. All such interceptors and/or trap systems located on premises which maintain a dining seating capacity of 50 or more shall be inspected semiannually. A written record of all inspections shall be maintained by the Authority.
C. 
All owners or occupiers of premises subject to § 630.12 shall be required to pay the Authority a fee for each annual or semiannual inspection conducted pursuant to § 630.13B above. The fee shall be established by the Authority as reimbursement for costs incurred in conducting the required inspection. The fee shall be included in the Authority's next regular billing invoice following the subject inspection.

§ 630.14 Rules and regulations for grease trap and interceptor inspection.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
The Authority is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to make reasonable rules and regulations regarding the grease trap or interceptor requirement and inspection as set forth in §§ 630.12 and 630.13 as it deems necessary, which shall include, but not be limited to:
A. 
Establishing the appropriate materials, plans and specifications for the type of grease interceptor and/or grease trap system to be installed;
B. 
Establishing the appropriate materials, plans and specification for the installation of a grease interceptor and/or grease trap system;
C. 
Establishing the appropriate inspection and/or testing methods;
D. 
Establishing the appropriate maintenance activities and schedule required for grease interceptors and/or grease trap systems.
E. 
Establishing the appropriate fee for inspection of grease trap interceptors and/or grease trap systems.
All rules and regulations issued pursuant to this section shall be in writing and shall be approved by the Board of Directors of the Moon Township Municipal Authority prior to such rules and regulations becoming effective.

§ 630.15 Storm and surface water discharge prohibited.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any property owner within the Township whose premises are connected to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority to discharge or permit to be discharged any storm or surface water from the premises into the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any property owner within the Township to maintain any connection of a roof drain, downspout, french drain or other surface or stormwater collection system to the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system.

§ 630.16 Inspection.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
The Authority Manager or his designee, bearing proper identification, shall be permitted to enter any premises at any reasonable time for the purpose of inspecting and/or testing to ensure compliance with § 630.15.

§ 630.17 Requirement of certification.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell property located within the Township on which a building or improvement exists without first delivering unto the purchaser a document of certification or temporary document of certification issued by the Authority. The Authority shall not issue a municipal lien letter for the subject property transaction unless and until a document of certification or temporary document of certification has been issued.

§ 630.18 Document of certification application.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
Any person selling property located within the Township upon which exists any structure or improvement, shall make application for a document of certification to the Authority at least 14 days prior to the date of sale of the subject property.
B. 
The application shall be submitted on a form furnished by the Authority and shall be accompanied by payment of an established fee, which fee represents the costs incurred by the Authority in performing the required test(s) and in processing the application.
C. 
The information set forth on the application form shall include, but not be limited to, the name and address of the seller, the location of the property being sold, the name and address of the buyer and a description of the structure and/or improvement on the property.
D. 
The Authority shall then have an inspector proceed to the subject property and perform a dye test, smoke test or air test of the stormwater and wastewater drainage systems on the subject property. The purpose of such test(s) is to determine whether any surface and/or stormwater is being discharged into the Authority's sanitary wastewater collection system in violation of §§ 630.15 through 630.21 of this chapter.
E. 
The Authority's inspector shall have the right to conduct as many of the above-referenced tests as he deems necessary. The Authority shall also have the right to rely on the results of any internal televising of the main sewer completed by the Authority or its contractor.

§ 630.19 Document of certification issuance.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
In the event that there are no illegal storm or surface water discharges and the existing drainage system is sound, the Authority shall issue a document of certification.
B. 
When an illegal storm or surface water discharge or malfunctioning drainage system is discovered by means of the above-referenced testing, no document of certification will be issued until the illegal discharge and/or malfunctioning drainage system are removed and/or repaired and the system retested and certified by the Authority. The established fee described in § 4-B of this article must be paid to the Authority prior to each retesting required.
C. 
In the event of discovery by the Authority of an illegal discharge and/or a malfunctioning drainage system, a notice describing said violations and the required remediation will be sent by the Authority to the applicant.

§ 630.20 Temporary document of certification.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A temporary document of certification may be issued at the sole discretion of the Authority when either.
A. 
When the Authority determines that the required testing cannot be performed because of weather conditions, and when such is the case, the applicant shall provide the Authority with a signed written acknowledgement from the purchaser of the subject property, agreeing to correct, at the said purchaser's sole expense, any unlawful discharges that may be discovered as a result of subsequent testing, and the following conditions are met.
1. 
The application shall also provide the Authority with full payment of the Authority's established fee for testing and processing costs.
2. 
Within 30 days of the date of issuance of a temporary document of certification, the Authority will perform adequate testing of the subject property and will issue a document of certification if the testing reveals no unlawful discharges. If unlawful discharges are found during this testing, the purchaser of the property will be held responsible for immediate remediation.
3. 
A failure to remediate within a reasonable time specified by the Authority may result in the imposition of a fine for violation of this chapter.
B. 
When an unlawful discharge or malfunctioning drainage system has been discovered and the necessary remedial activities to correct such violation(s) would require a length of time such as to create a practical hardship for the applicant, the applicant may apply to the Authority for a temporary document of certification which may only be issued when the applicant provides the Authority with all of the following.
1. 
A bona fide executed contract between the applicant and a registered, licensed plumber to complete the necessary remedial work;
2. 
A deposit equal to the amount of said plumbing contract is posted with the Authority as surety for work completion; and
3. 
An agreement by the purchaser to be responsible for all cost overruns related to the remedial work, together with a license to the Authority to enter upon the property to complete work in case of default by the contractor. The Authority Manager or his designee shall determine when such temporary document of certification shall expire. At the expiration of such time period, if the remedial work has been completed on the subject property, the deposit shall be returned to the applicant.
4. 
If the time period set forth on the temporary document of certification should expire prior to the completion of the required remediation work, the deposit will be forfeited in the amount required by the Authority to complete the necessary remedial work.

§ 630.21 Rules and regulations for certification requirement.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
The Authority is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to make reasonable rules and regulations for the application and/or issuance of the required document of certification as it deems necessary, which shall include, but not be limited to:
A. 
Establishing acceptable forms of security or guaranties;
B. 
Establishing the appropriate fee for the required testing and processing;
C. 
Establishing acceptable testing methods;
D. 
Establishing the forms of applications, purchaser acknowledgements, document of certification and temporary document of certification;
E. 
Limiting the times of year in which temporary documents of certification are available for weather-related reasons.
All rules and regulations issued pursuant to this section shall be in writing and shall be approved by the Board of Directors of the Authority prior to such rules and regulations becoming effective.

§ 630.22 Sanitary wastewater service line requirements.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
Sanitary wastewater service lines shall convey only sanitary wastewater and a nominal amount of infiltration and shall not be connected to any source of surface or stormwater of any nature.
B. 
All sanitary wastewater service lines carrying wastewater from any structure within the Township into the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority shall be constructed of SDR 35 PVC pipe.
C. 
No sanitary wastewater service line shall be installed in a common trench with any other utility line.
D. 
All trenches or portions thereof created for the purpose of sanitary wastewater service line installation and which lie in areas of regular pedestrian travel shall be adequately marked and barricaded until they have been filled and the surface has been restored to its original elevation.
E. 
Prior to the construction and/or installation of a sanitary wastewater service line, the person to construct and/or install said service line must be either the property owner or be a plumber registered with the ACHD.
F. 
The erection, construction and/or installation of all sanitary wastewater service lines, including the trenching for same, shall be in accordance and compliance with any and all applicable federal, state and/or local regulations.
G. 
The erection, construction and/or installation of all sanitary wastewater service lines which are to be connected with the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority shall be so connected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules, regulations, plans and specifications established by the Authority pursuant to § 630.08 of this chapter, as the same may be from time to time amended.

§ 630.23 Inspection.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
Every sanitary wastewater service line shall be inspected by the Authority after connection to the Authority's service line connection point has been made and before said line and connection point have been covered. The purpose of said inspection is to ensure compliance with the provisions of §§ 630.04 through 630.09 and 630.22 of this chapter as well as the rules, regulations, plans and specifications established by the Authority pursuant to § 630.08 above. An established fee shall be paid to the Authority as reimbursement for costs incurred in conducting said inspection.
B. 
No water service will be permitted by the Authority unless and until the sanitary wastewater service line has passed the required inspection.

§ 630.24 Private or community sanitary wastewater disposal system required.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
Where a premises is not connected to the sanitary wastewater collection system owned and/or operated by the Authority, it shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit the flow of sanitary wastewater from any structure or place except into a septic tank or other private or community sanitary wastewater disposal system constructed in accordance with the requirements of this chapter and those of ACHD.

§ 630.25 Private or community sanitary wastewater disposal system — compliance with ACHD requirements.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
A. 
No septic tank or other private or community sanitary wastewater disposal system or any part thereof shall be erected, constructed and/or installed within the Township until a permit for such erection, construction and/or installation shall have first been obtained from the ACHD or its agent.
B. 
Application for said ACHD permit shall be in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations and requirements established by ACHD.
C. 
All elements of the erection, construction, installation, maintenance and/or operation of a septic tank or other private or community sanitary wastewater disposal system, including but not limited to design, materials, size, capacity, efficiency and effectiveness must be in full and complete compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and requirements established by ACHD.
D. 
No private or community sanitary wastewater disposal system which releases effluent to any receiving waters within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be erected, constructed and/or installed without first obtaining permits from both the ACHD and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. A copy of all such permit applications and permits, if and when issued, must be provided to the Authority Manager. Erection, construction, installation, maintenance and operation of any such sanitary wastewater disposal system must be in compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Allegheny County Health Department.

§ 630.26 Fines, penalties and reimbursement.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
Any person who shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this chapter, or with any rule, regulation or requirement established pursuant thereto and authorized thereby shall, upon conviction before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $1,000 plus costs of prosecution to the Township and $300 reimbursement to the Authority for costs incurred by it in enforcing this chapter and for damage sustained by its facilities as a result of the violation. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 630.27 Severability.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
The provisions of this chapter are severable, and if any section, sentence, clause, phrase or provision shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, unenforceable or unconstitutional, the remaining portions of this chapter shall not be affected or impaired thereby.

§ 630.28 Effective date.

[Ord. No. 476 passed 5-8-2002]
The effective date of this chapter shall be the 8th day of May, 2002.

§ 630.29 Official sewage treatment plan.

[Res. No. 32-02, passed 5-8-2002]
The Township hereby adopts and submits to the Department of Environmental Protection for its approval the "Moon Township Municipal Authority: Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan Supplement for Crescent South Heights Wastewater Treatment Plan and Flaugherty Run Wastewater Treatment Plant," prepared by Nichols & Slagle Engineering, Inc. and dated May 2002. The municipality hereby assures the Department of its intention to pursue the complete and timely implementation of the said Plan as required by law. (Section 5, Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act as amended.)