Township of Lower Moreland, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Moreland 5-16-2012 by Ord. No. 657.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 22.
Building construction — See Ch. 82.
Swimming pool drainage — See Ch. 176, § 176-21.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 180.
Zoning — See Ch. 208.
Fees — See Ch. A214.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 184, Swimming Pools, adopted 5-11-1959 by Ord. No. 70, as amended.

§ 184-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ARTIFICIAL BODIES OF WATER
The man-made impoundment of water for the purpose of lakes, ponds and stormwater basins.
BATHING POOL
Any structure intended for recreation bathing that contains water not exceeding 24 inches (610 mm).
SWIMMING POOL
Any structure intended for swimming or recreation bathing capable of containing water over 24 inches (610 mm) deep. This includes in-ground, aboveground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.

§ 184-2 Permits required; fee.

A. 
Any person or persons desiring to construct a swimming pool shall first secure permits from the Building Code Official of Lower Moreland Township.
B. 
Fees as provided for in Chapter A214, Fees, shall be collected for such permits.

§ 184-3 Discharge and pumping.

A. 
No person shall drain, empty, pump or allow to drain directly or indirectly onto any other person's property any water from any swimming pool, bathing pool or artificial body of water without the consent of such person.
B. 
Prohibited discharge and pumping.
(1) 
No person shall make, cause or cause to make or allow discharges of any liquid or substance, directly or indirectly, into any storm sewer, except for stormwater or except as provided by this chapter.
(2) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
Dechlorinated swimming pool and bathing pool discharges, subject to compliance with the following requirements of Lower Moreland Township and guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).
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Discharge and pumping of a swimming pool or bathing pool shall be directed to a public street with paved curb and gutter lines only. No drainage shall run onto any sidewalk and pumping shall be accomplished through use of a filter pump only, which pump is to have a rate of flow not exceeding 15 gallons per minute.
(b) 
Any discharges allowed under a granted permit to such person issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any agency of the United States.

§ 184-4 Violations and penalties.

Any person or persons violating any provision of this chapter, upon summary conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not to exceed $600 for each and every offense, together with the costs of prosecution, provided that whenever such person shall have been notified by the Township or by service of legal process, or in any other way, that he or she is committing such violation, each day in which he or she shall continue after such notification shall constitute a separate offense punishable by like fine or imprisonment.