Town of Elma, NY
Erie County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Elma 8-17-2005.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 52.
Cross-connection control — See Ch. 59B.
Excavations — See Ch. 75.
Filling and grading — See Ch. 77.
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 97.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 120.
Stormwater Management Overlay District — See Ch. 120.
Water — See Ch. 140.
Zoning — See Ch. 144.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 115, Sewers, adopted 4-16-1969 by Ord. No. 12, as amended.
Article I Short Title and Purpose

§ 115-1 Short title.

§ 115-2 General purpose.

§ 115-3 Specific purposes.

§ 115-4 Replacement of previous Sewer Use Law.

Article II Terminology

§ 115-5 Word usage.

§ 115-6 Abbreviations.

§ 115-7 Undefined terms.

Article III Use of Public Sewers Required

§ 115-8 Waste disposal unlawful.

§ 115-9 Connecting private sewage system to storm sewer unlawful.

§ 115-10 Discharge of sewage into well prohibited.

§ 115-11 Wastewater discharge unlawful.

§ 115-12 Building permit allowed only when approved wastewater disposal available.

§ 115-13 Private wastewater disposal unlawful.

§ 115-14 Connection to public sewer required.

§ 115-15 Limitation on use of public sewers.

§ 115-16 Wastewater from outside POTW service area; intermunicipal agreements.

§ 115-17 Moratorium.

§ 115-18 Basis of sewer use requirement.

Article IV Private Wastewater Disposal

§ 115-19 Where public sewer unavailable, private wastewater disposal required.

§ 115-20 Connection of two buildings to same septic tank prohibited.

§ 115-21 Construction permit application.

§ 115-22 Construction permit required before construction commencement.

§ 115-23 Preventing nuisances, rehabilitation required.

§ 115-24 Sanitary operation required.

§ 115-25 Septage removal.

§ 115-26 Direct connection to new public sewers required.

§ 115-27 Additional requirements.

Article V New Sewers or Sewer Extensions

§ 115-28 Proper design.

§ 115-29 New sewers subject to approval, fees, inspection, testing, and reporting.

§ 115-30 Plans, specifications, and pipe test results required.

§ 115-31 Sewer pipe.

§ 115-32 Safety and load factors.

§ 115-33 Sewer pipe installation.

§ 115-34 Cleanout installation.

§ 115-35 Manholes and manhole installation.

§ 115-36 Infiltration/exfiltration testing.

§ 115-37 Test section.

§ 115-38 Test period.

§ 115-39 Pipe lamping.

§ 115-40 Deflection testing.

§ 115-41 Low-pressure air testing alternative.

§ 115-42 Vacuum testing alternative.

§ 115-43 Force mains.

§ 115-44 Force main testing.

§ 115-45 Final acceptance and warranty/surety.

§ 115-46 Liability insurance coverage during construction period.

Article VI Building Laterals, Street Laterals Connections, and Fees

§ 115-47 Permit required.

§ 115-48 Inflow/infiltration prohibited.

§ 115-49 Sewer lateral permits.

§ 115-50 New building laterals.

§ 115-51 Laterals serving several buildings.

§ 115-52 Laterals serving complexes.

§ 115-53 Dry sewers.

§ 115-54 Using existing building laterals.

§ 115-55 Lateral pipe materials.

§ 115-56 Street lateral to public sewer connection.

§ 115-57 Future connection locations; as-built drawings.

§ 115-58 Special manhole requirements.

§ 115-59 Laterals at and near buildings.

§ 115-60 Sewage lifting.

§ 115-61 Lateral pipe installation.

§ 115-62 Watertight joints.

§ 115-63 Cast iron pipe poured joints.

§ 115-64 Cast iron push joints.

§ 115-65 PVC push joints.

§ 115-66 Building lateral/street lateral connection.

§ 115-67 Cleanout repair/replacement.

§ 115-68 Street lateral replacement ownership.

§ 115-69 Testing.

§ 115-70 Connection inspection.

§ 115-71 Trench inspections.

§ 115-72 Public safety provisions required; restoration of disturbed areas.

§ 115-73 Interior cleanout.

§ 115-74 Costs borne by owner.

Article VII Inflow

§ 115-75 New inflow sources prohibited.

§ 115-76 Editing inflow sources disconnected.

§ 115-77 Existing inflow sources disconnected when property sold.

§ 115-78 No reconnection of inflow source allowed.

§ 115-79 Charges for inflow.

§ 115-79.1 Discharges to storm sewers.

Article VIII Trucked or Hauled Waste

§ 115-80 Licenses and application.

§ 115-81 Concurrent requirements.

§ 115-82 Dumping location and timing.

§ 115-83 Notification of dumping.

Article IX Discharge Restrictions

§ 115-84 Pretreatment standards.

§ 115-85 General prohibitions.

§ 115-86 Concentration based limitations.

§ 115-87 Modification of limitations.

§ 115-88 Access to user's records.

§ 115-89 Dilution.

§ 115-90 Grease, oil, and sand interceptors.

§ 115-91 Solid waste grinders.

§ 115-92 Rejection of wastewater.

Article X Discharge Permits and Pretreatment Requirements

§ 115-93 Wastewater discharge reports.

§ 115-94 Notification to industrial users.

§ 115-95 Wastewater discharges.

§ 115-96 Wastewater discharge permits required for significant industrial users.

§ 115-97 Other industrial users.

§ 115-98 Discharge permits to storm sewers not authorized.

§ 115-99 Application for wastewater discharge permits.

§ 115-100 Permit modifications.

§ 115-101 Permit conditions.

§ 115-102 Permit duration.

§ 115-103 Permit reissuance.

§ 115-104 Permit transfer.

§ 115-105 Permit revocation.

§ 115-106 Public notification.

§ 115-107 Report requirements for permittee.

§ 115-108 Flow equalization.

§ 115-109 Monitoring stations (control manholes).

§ 115-110 Proper design and maintenance of facilities and monitoring stations.

§ 115-111 Vandalism and tampering with measuring devices.

§ 115-112 Sampling and analysis.

§ 115-113 Accidental discharges; SPCC plan.

§ 115-114 Posting notices.

§ 115-115 Sample splitting.

§ 115-116 Public access to information maintained by Superintendent.

§ 115-117 Access to property and records.

§ 115-118 Access to easements.

§ 115-119 Liability of property owner.

§ 115-120 Special agreements.

Article XI Enforcement and Penalties

§ 115-121 Enforcement response plan.

§ 115-121.1 Enforcement of Article XV, Storm Sewers.

§ 115-122 Notification of violation.

§ 115-123 Consent orders.

§ 115-124 Administrative or compliance orders.

§ 115-125 Administrative fines.

§ 115-126 Cease and desist orders.

§ 115-127 Termination of permit.

§ 115-128 Water supply severance.

§ 115-129 Show-cause hearing.

§ 115-130 Failure of user to petition Superintendent.

§ 115-131 Notice.

§ 115-132 Right to choose multiple remedies.

§ 115-133 Civil actions for penalties.

§ 115-134 Court orders.

§ 115-135 Criminal penalties.

§ 115-136 Additional injunctive relief.

§ 115-137 Summary abatement.

§ 115-138 Delinquent payments.

§ 115-139 Performance bonds.

§ 115-140 Liability insurance.

§ 115-141 Informant rewards.

§ 115-142 Public notification.

§ 115-143 Contractor listings.

Article XII Charges

§ 115-144 Normal sewage service charges.

§ 115-145 Surcharge for abnormal sewage.

§ 115-146 Total sewer service charge.

§ 115-147 Segmenting POTW.

§ 115-148 Measurement of flow.

§ 115-149 Billing period.

§ 115-150 Pretreatment program costs.

§ 115-151 Charges for trucked and hauled wastes.

§ 115-152 Capital recovery.

§ 115-153 Collection of charges.

§ 115-154 Fiscal year for system.

§ 115-155 Impact fees.

§ 115-156 Use of revenues.

§ 115-157 Records and accounts.

Article XIII Public Disclosure of POTW Operation

§ 115-158 POTW operations open to the public.

§ 115-159 Procedural requirements available.

§ 115-160 Validity through public inspection.

Article XIV Conflicts, Severability, Effective Date and Applicability

§ 115-161 Conflicts.

§ 115-162 Severability.

§ 115-163 When effective.

§ 115-164 Applicability.

Article XV Storm Sewers

§ 115-165 Purpose.

§ 115-166 General provisions.

§ 115-167 Discharge prohibitions.

§ 115-168 Prohibition against activities contaminating stormwater.

§ 115-169 Prevention, control, and reduction of stormwater contaminants by use of best management practices.

§ 115-170 Industrial or construction activity discharges.

§ 115-171 Suspension of access to MS4.

§ 115-172 Access and monitoring of discharges.

§ 115-173 Notification of spills.

§ 115-174 Enforcement; penalties for offenses.

§ 115-175 Appeal of notice of violation.

§ 115-176 Corrective measures.

§ 115-177 Injunctive relief.

§ 115-178 Alternative remedies.

§ 115-179 Violations deemed public nuisance.

§ 115-180 Remedies not exclusive.