Town of Greenburgh, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Plumbers — See Ch. 120.
Excavations and soil removal — See Ch. 210.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 250.
Sanitation — See Ch. 410.
Water conservation — See Ch. 465.
[Adopted 3-23-1971]

§ 160-1 Connections within sewer districts only.

No person shall connect to a public sewer unless his property is within a sewer district. New sewer districts or extensions of existing districts must be established for such properties when not previously included.

§ 160-2 Fee established.

[Amended 6-21-2012 by L.L. No. 6-2012]
Wherever a new sewer connection is being made and the property involved has not paid any part of the cost to the Town to inspect the main sewer being connected to, the Town Board may levy an "inspection fee" intended to represent a property owner's share in the cost to the Town to inspect the main sewer connection. The Town Board hereby declares that it is in the public interest to levy an inspection fee upon property owners connecting to the Town's sewer system to defray the costs incurred by the Town with respect to inspections of sewer connections to the Town sewer main. Such inspection fee shall be in an amount deemed equitable, but not less than $1,500.

§ 160-3 Reductions in fees.

[Amended 6-21-2012 by L.L. No. 6-2012[1]]
Inspection fees may be reduced by the Town Board, taking into account the estimated cost of any extension of mains constructed at the applicant's expense to Town specifications and dedicated to the Town, or taking into account the total sum of maintenance charges levied on a property already in a sewer district where no sewer main has been provided.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This local law also repealed former § 160-3, Amount of fee, and provided for the renumbering of former §§ 160-4 through 160-6 as §§ 160-3 through 160-5, respectively.

§ 160-4 Disposition of funds.

[Amended 6-21-2012 by L.L. No. 6-2012]
Funds obtained as inspection fees will be credited to the sewer district which made the original capital expenditure. Fees shall be paid before a connection is made.

§ 160-5 Sanitary sewer user charge system.

[Added 3-26-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
Capital, operation, maintenance and replacement expenses for sewer district improvements shall be apportioned and assessed on an annual basis upon the lots and parcels of land in the sewer district in proportion to the amount of benefit which the improvement shall confer upon the lots and parcels of land to be calculated as follows:
A. 
Expenses shall be apportioned on the basis of equivalent dwelling units or EDUs.
B. 
Parcels and lots containing residential dwelling units with sewer service or availability shall be assigned one EDU per dwelling unit.
C. 
Parcels and lots containing nonresidential uses with sewer service or availability shall be assigned EDU's equal to the quotient of the average daily water consumption in gallons for the nonresidential use divided by 240 gallons per day; however, in no case shall the EDUs be less than one.
D. 
Parcels and lots containing more than one use shall be assigned EDUs equal to the sum of all the EDUs for each individual use as set forth above.
E. 
Unimproved parcels and lots, with sewer availability, which qualify as buildable lots pursuant to the 1980 Town of Greenburgh Zoning Ordinance, as amended,[1] shall be assigned 0.1 EDU.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 285, Zoning.
F. 
The Town Board may increase the share of EDUs assigned to any particular user by such amount as the Town Board deems equitable when that user is found to be discharging toxic pollutants, chemicals, grease, oil or other contaminants or harmful substances which tend to cause an increase in the costs of operation and maintenance of the sewer district improvements or which tend to cause damages or accelerated wear to the sewer district improvements. The additional charge shall be reasonably related to the additional costs created. Nothing herein shall be construed as to allow the discharge of any substance otherwise prohibited by law.