Town of Bethel, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Town Meeting of the Town of Bethel 6-27-1961. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewage — See Ch. 86.
Sewer charges — See Ch. 90.

§ 88-1 Approval of facilities required.

No dwellings, apartments, boardinghouses, hotels or commercial or industrial buildings shall be constructed in the Town of Bethel, Connecticut, unless the sewerage facilities in connection with the same have been approved by the Director of Health of the Town or any qualified inspector appointed by him. The Director of Health or any inspector approved by him shall approve any such sewerage facilities that do not constitute a health hazard and meet the requirements of the Sanitary Code of the State of Connecticut.

§ 88-2 Permit procedure.

The procedure for obtaining a permit for the installation of a sewage disposal facility is as follows:
A. 
Application; fees.
[Amended 7-9-1990]
(1) 
The applicant shall obtain an application form from the office of the Selectmen (in triplicate). He shall completely fill out all three forms and file same, together with a plot plan, at the office of the Selectmen. A fee of $15 shall accompany the application.
(2) 
The fees for subsurface disposal system permits shall be as follows:
(a) 
Residential, new: $50.
(b) 
Residential, repair: $25.
(c) 
Commercial, new or repair: $100.
(3) 
The fee for an engineered system plan review (new system only) shall be $10.
(4) 
The fee for lot testing, two deeps and two percs, (new and repair) shall be $20.
(5) 
The fee for subdivision lot testing, per lot, shall be $15.
B. 
The plot plan shall clearly show the following items:
(1) 
The location of the proposed structure relative to adjoining property lines and streets.
(2) 
The type of water supply and location of same; also, the method location of storage facilities (tank, etc.).
(3) 
The elevation of the highest groundwater.
(4) 
A description of the proposed disposal system, including location and size of the septic tank, grade and material of the house sewer (from house to tank) and location of ground- or surface water drains and bodies of surface water.
(5) 
A description and location of the proposed leeching fields, including length of fields, depth of cover, type of pipe, etc.
(6) 
The owner of record of the property and the person who is installing the sewage disposal facility.

§ 88-3 Inspection prior to issuance of permit.

The Health Inspector of the Town of Bethel shall inspect the proposed site and shall report to the Director of Health within 10 days after filing of the application. The Director of Health shall then take appropriate action with regard to the application, and, all things being in accord with the provisions of this chapter, he shall issue a permit.

§ 88-4 Inspection prior to backfilling; revocation of permit.

When the tank and fields are in place but not backfilled, the applicant shall notify the office of the Selectmen, at which time the Health Inspector shall personally inspect same within 24 hours. If the installation has been completed in conformance with the provisions of this chapter, he shall permit backfilling to proceed. If not, he shall notify the Director of Health, and the permit shall be immediately revoked.

§ 88-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-1-1979]
The owner or agent of any building who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $100 for each and every day that such violation shall continue.