[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Pleasantville 12-14-1981 by L.L. No. 5-1981 as Ch. 18 of the 1981 Code; amended in its entirety 9-27-2004 by L.L. No. 11-2004. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Where a public sanitary sewer is accessible in a street, alley, easement or thoroughfare to a building or premises abutting thereon, the liquid wastes from any plumbing system in such building shall be discharged into the public sewer unless prohibited by some state, county or village law or by special order of the Board of Sanitation; provided, however, that in the case of a building which has never been connected to a public sanitary sewer, this section shall become effective 60 days after a notice from the Village Clerk requiring such connection has been mailed to the owner, addressed to the premises or to such other address as may be recorded on the books of the village.
When existing plumbing work in a building is disconnected from a private disposal unit and connected to a public sewer, a house trap and fresh air inlet shall be provided; the house drain shall be replaced in part or entirely if found necessary; and the direction of flow of the main house drain, together with the house sewer, shall not in any case have changes in direction aggregating greater than 90°.
Where the connection to the public sewer involves a discontinuance of an existing cesspool or similar type of local disposal unit, such unit shall be immediately disinfected in a manner conforming to state and county health regulations and under the direction and in the presence of the Plumbing Inspector. The pit or pits shall be covered over in a suitable and safe manner and at the end of six months shall be filled with coal ashes or clean earth and left safe in all respects.
Where the liquid wastes from any plumbing system are not discharged into a public sewer, such wastes shall be so treated or disposed of so as not to endanger any water supply that is or may be used for drinking or other domestic purposes and so as not to create any nuisance or unsanitary condition. Treatment and disposal provision shall in all such cases be made to conform to the state and county sanitary codes and be made to meet with the approval of the Board of Sanitation.
Prohibited. The use of privies in the village is prohibited. Privy vaults will be permitted only on special permit from the Building Inspector and then only for temporary use during construction operations or approved activities.
Discontinuance. Upon the discontinuance of any privy or privy vault, such vault shall be immediately disinfected and subsequently filled in the manner and under the direction provided for by § 139-34.
Septic tanks shall be as regulated by the Westchester County Health Department Sanitary Code.
No rainwater, surface, subsurface and foundation drainage disposal or water from condensing and cooling apparatus shall be discharged into a public sanitary sewer. Such water shall be disposed of in a manner to cause no nuisance to adjoining property owners and to meet with the approval of the Plumbing Inspector. The Village Board of Trustees may permit such wastes to connect with storm sewers where such are available. In cases of very small amounts of water from a cooling apparatus, the Plumbing Inspector may allow a variance from this requirement; provided, however, that in all cases where such wastes are permitted to be connected to the storm sewer, each outlet shall be provided with a cast-iron trap.
Harmful wastes in sewers.
Corrosive or harmful wastes and any wastes at a temperature higher than 140° F. shall not be discharged into a public sewer, nor shall such wastes be discharged into a plumbing system to which water closets, bathtubs, lavatories or other household plumbing fixtures are connected. The plumbing system designed to receive such wastes shall be of a material capable of resisting the destructive action of such wastes, and the disposal method and system shall be made to meet with the approval of the Board of Sanitation.
Where fixtures discharge wastes at a temperature higher than 140° F., they shall be provided with a satisfactory cooling device.
Explosive or inflammable material. No explosive or inflammable material shall be discharged into any sewer.
The discharge of any waters containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to contaminate the sludge of any municipal systems or to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process or constitute a hazard in or have an adverse affect on the waters receiving any discharge from the treatment works is hereby prohibited.
Each user which discharges any toxic pollutant which causes an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge of the wastewater treatment works shall pay for such increased costs.
All applicable regulations of state, federal and county authorities having jurisdiction shall be applicable to sewage disposal within the Village of Pleasantville.
Purpose. The purpose of this section shall be to generate sufficient revenue to pay all costs for operations and maintenance for the Village of Pleasantville's complete wastewater system and to the village for operation and maintenance costs attributable thereto. The costs shall be distributed to all users of the wastewater system with each user responsible for paying the prorated portion of such costs, as based on the annual tax levy required for the Village of Pleasantville's general fund. The method of cost recovery is the ad valorem tax method, based on the value of the real property as indicated on the most recent tax assessment roll for the Village of Pleasantville.
Determining the total cost of operation and maintenance. The Village of Pleasantville or its Village Engineer shall determine the total annual costs of operation and maintenance of the wastewater system which are necessary to maintain the capacity and performance, during the service life of the wastewater system for which such works were designed and constructed. The total annual cost of operations and maintenance shall include, but need not be limited to, labor, repairs, equipment replacement, maintenance, necessary modifications, power, sampling, laboratory tests and a reasonable contingency fund.
Determining each user's wastewater contribution percentage. The Village Board of Trustees, on an annual basis, consistent with Village Law, shall determine the annual appropriation necessary to cover and meet all costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the wastewater system. This figure shall be included in a separate line appropriation in the annual budget. This figure shall be estimated by the Superintendent of Public Works or his or her designee and shall reflect all historical cost, operation and maintenance data associated thereto. The rate to be charged to each user of the wastewater system shall be based on the user's taxable assessment for the user's property which is tributary to the wastewater system. The rate per $1,000 of assessed valuation shall be indicated in the annual budget for the Village of Pleasantville, thereby enabling each user to identify the total cost to be paid by the user for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater system. The method by which the user shall identify the total cost attributable to the user's property shall be to multiply the rate per thousand of assessed valuation as described above by the total taxable assessment for the property. The resultant figure will be said total cost.
Determining each user's wastewater service charge. Each user of the wastewater system shall be considered for the purposes of this section to be a single class of users. The Village Board of Trustees hereby classifies all users of the wastewater system as a single class of users, provided that all users of the wastewater system discharge equivalent volumes of effluent.
Review of each user's wastewater service charge. The Village of Pleasantville shall review the total annual cost of operation and maintenance as well as each user's wastewater contribution not less than every year and will revise the system as necessary to assure equity of the service-charge system established herein and to assure that sufficient funds are obtained to adequately operate and maintain the wastewater treatment works.
Notification. Each user will be notified, on an annual basis, in conjunction with the annual review of the Village of Pleasantville's budget, of the rate and portion of the user charge which are attributable to wastewater treatment services.
Inconsistent agreements. This system of service charges shall take precedence over any items or conditions of agreements or contracts between the grantee and users, including industrial users, special districts, other municipalities or state and federal agencies or installation, which are inconsistent with 204(b)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq., as amended) or 40 CFR Part 35 rules and regulations.
Any person who shall violate any of the rules, regulations or provisions of this chapter shall be liable, on conviction thereof, to a fine of not more than $500, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.