Township of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Butler 11-1-1965 as Ch. XVIII, Part 1, Secs. 16 through 23, of the 1965 Code; amended in its entirety 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 134.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 138.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 183.
Watercourses — See Ch. 296.

§ 156-1 Definitions and interpretation.

The word "person," as used in this chapter, shall mean and include any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation. The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 156-2 Certain tanks not to be used for drainage purposes; material for drainage and culvert pipes.

No person, firm or corporation shall lay or construct or cause to lay or construct across any lane or driveway leading from a road or public highway in Butler Township to private property any used hot water tanks or secondhand water tanks for drainage purposes or as culvert pipes, and wherever a culvert pipe or drainage pipe is used for said purposes it shall in all cases be of materials approved by the Township Road Superintendent and of a size to properly carry off the heaviest volume of water occurring at that point at any time, but not less than a minimum of 12 inches in diameter properly laid so as not to turn any water upon any other private property or upon the highways or roads of the Township.

§ 156-3 Supervision over laying, installation and construction; inspection.

The laying, installation and construction of drains or pipes for drainage purposes on, over or under private roads, driveways or ditches shall first be approved by the Road Superintendent after inspection, and for that purpose before laying or construction of the same, application for approval of the proposed construction shall be made by the Road Superintendent.

§ 156-4 Variance.

A variance in the size of drain or culvert pipe may be permitted for good cause after review by the Road Superintendent and approval of the Commissioners of Butler Township.

§ 156-5 Removal and replacement of unlawful drainage pipes.

Any person who shall hereafter install any drainage pipe contrary to the provisions of § 156-2 of this chapter shall, upon 10 days' notice thereof from the Road Superintendent, remove such unlawful drainage pipe and replace the same with a drainage pipe of at least 12 inches' diameter, in default of which the Township Manager may cause the same to be removed and replaced and shall thereupon collect the cost of such removal and replacement from such person failing to conform to such notice.

§ 156-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice of the Township, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be committed to the county jail for not more than 30 days.