Town of Mamakating, NY
Sullivan County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mamakating as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public assemblies — See Ch. 49.
Bathing facilities — See Ch. 53.
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 99.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 115.
Housing standards — See Ch. 120.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks - See Ch. 131.
Subdivision of land - See Ch. 166.
Wells — See Ch. 195.
[Adopted 6-2-1988 by L.L No. 7-1988; amended in its entirety 10-4-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990]
The purpose of this article is to provide standards governing the construction of alternative subsurface sewage disposal systems within the Town of Mamakating.
Evapotranspiration-absorption systems shall not be permitted or constructed within the Town of Mamakating.
[Amended 7-11-1991 by L.L. No. 9-1991; 5-13-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
New and replacement raised systems, as defined and outlined in Appendix 75A of Wastewater Treatment, Individual Household Systems, as allowed for under Public Health Law § 201, Subdivision 1(l), will be allowed in the Town of Mamakating, subject to the review and approval of the New York State Department of Health (for new raised systems) and review and approval of the Town of Mamakating Town Engineer and the payment of the fees as provided in § 155-3.3 (for replacement systems). All raised systems must comply with all requirements outlined in Appendix 75A as attached.[1] However, in addition to the requirements of Appendix 75A, the Town of Mamakating establishes the following requirements:
A. 
The new or replacement raised system shall be designed and submitted by a professional engineer licensed in the State of New York. In the case of a new raised system, the engineer shall certify to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Town that the site soil evaluation and the plans meet the minimum requirements of these standards. Construction must be supervised by the engineer who designed the system, and certification of construction in conformance with the approved plans shall be provided by such engineer to NYSDOH and the Town prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued. In the case of a replacement raised system, the engineer shall certify to the Town of Mamakating, through the Town Engineer, that the site soil evaluation and the plans meet the minimum requirements of these standards. Construction must be supervised by the engineer who designed the system, and certification of construction in conformance with the approved plans shall be provided by such engineer to the Town, through the Town Engineer, prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued.
B. 
Two percolation tests and a deep hole test shall be performed on the native soil within the limits of the proposed raised system. In the case of a new raised system, the results of the percolation tests and the deep hole test are to be submitted to the Town and NYSDOH for review along with the design of the new system. In the case of a replacement raised system, the results of the percolation tests and the deep hole test are to be submitted to the Town, through the Town Engineer, for review along with the design of the replacement system.
C. 
A system shall not be built in unstabilized fill material. The fill material shall be allowed to settle naturally for a period of at least six months, to include one freeze-thaw cycle.
D. 
Raised systems may not be constructed on natural site slopes greater than 10%.
E. 
Two percolation tests shall be performed in the soil material at the borrow pit proposed to be utilized for the system. Following construction and stabilization of the fill material, two percolation tests must be performed within the limits of the bed and certified by a professional engineer licensed in the State of New York. The proposed stabilized percolation rate shall fall between five minutes per inch and 30 minutes per inch. The slower percolation rate of the test in the borrow pit and at the construction site shall be used for design purposes. A revised design shall be submitted for review if the post-fill stabilized percolation rate dictates a larger absorption area.
F. 
A peripheral strip shall be constructed consisting of topsoil and twenty- to forty-percent clay stabilized in six-inch lifts and tapered off at a slope of one vertical to a maximum of three horizontal for a minimum distance of 20 feet beyond the extremities of the absorption field trenches.
G. 
Each subdivision plan and each sewage disposal system design shall show a reserve area equal to 100% of the size of the proposed raised system to be reserved for the construction of an additional system in the event of failure of the primary system. Percolation and deep hole tests shall be performed within the proposed reserve area to verify acceptability.
[1]
Editor's Note: Information concerning said Appendix 75A may be obtained at the Town offices.
[Added 7-11-1991 by L.L. No. 9-1991; amended 5-13-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Mound systems, as defined and outlined in Appendix 75A of Wastewater Treatment, Individual Household Systems, as allowed for under Public Health Law § 201, Subdivision 1(1), will be allowed in the Town of Mamakating subject to the review and approval of the New York State Department of Health (for new mound systems) and review and approval of the Town of Mamakating Town Engineer and the payment of the fees as provided in § 155-3.3 (for replacement mound systems). All mound systems must comply with all requirements outlined in Appendix 75A as attached.[1] However, in addition to the requirements of Appendix 75A, the Town of Mamakating establishes the following requirements:
A. 
The new or replacement mound system shall be designed and submitted by a professional engineer licensed in the State of New York. In the case of a new mound system, the engineer shall certify to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Town that the site soil evaluation and the plans meet the minimum requirements of these standards. Construction must be supervised by the engineer who designed the system, and certification of construction in conformance with the approved plans shall be provided by such engineer to NYSDOH and the Town prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued. In the case of a replacement mound system, the engineer shall certify to the Town of Mamakating, through the Town Engineer, that the site soil evaluation and the plans meet the minimum requirements of these standards. Construction must be supervised by the engineer who designed the system, and certification of construction in conformance with the approved plans shall be provided by such engineer to the Town, through the Town Engineer, prior to a certificate of occupancy being issued.
B. 
Two percolation tests and a deep hole test shall be performed on the native soil within the limits of the proposed mound system. The percolation rate of the soil shall be faster than 120 minutes per inch. In the event of a new mound system, the results of the percolation tests and the deep hole test shall be submitted to the Town and NYSDOH to review along with the design of the new mound system. In the case of a replacement mound system, the results of the percolation tests and the deep hole test shall be submitted to the Town, through the Town Engineer, for review along with the design of the replacement system.
C. 
A sieve analysis of the proposed borrow matter and the actual material installed on the site shall be provided to the Town and shall conform to Appendix 75A.9(1)(c)(3.iii).
D. 
Mound systems may not be constructed on natural site slopes greater than 10%.
E. 
A peripheral strip shall be constructed consisting of topsoil and twenty- to forty-percent clay stabilized in six-inch lifts and tapered off at a slope of one vertical to three horizontal for a distance of 20 feet beyond the extremities of the absorption bed.
F. 
Each subdivision plan and each sewage disposal system design shall show a reserve area equal to 100% of the size of the proposed mound system to be reserved for the construction of an additional system in the event of failure of the primary system. Percolation and deep hole tests shall be performed within the proposed reserve area to verify acceptability.
[1]
Editor's Note: Information concerning said Appendix 75A may be obtained at the Town offices.
[Added 7-11-1991 by L.L. No. 9-1991]
Alternative and other systems not expressly noted above but discussed in Appendix 75A[1] may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
[1]
Editor's Note: Information concerning said Appendix 75A may be obtained at the Town offices.
[Added 5-13-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Upon the submission of the design plans of a replacement raised system or a replacement mound system as set forth in § 155-3 or 155-3.1, respectively, or other replacement system considered and approved pursuant to § 155-3.2 of this article, the applicant who seeks approval of such design plans shall:
A. 
In the event that the replacement raised system or replacement mound system or other replacement system considered and approved pursuant to § 155-3.2 is to be installed for use in connection with a one- or two-family residence on a single tax parcel in the Town, pay a fee of $150 to compensate the Town for the expense of the Town Engineer to review the same; and
B. 
In the event that the replacement raised system or replacement mound system or other replacement system considered and approved pursuant to § 155-3.2 is installed for use in connection with any other structure, sign a statement on a form to be provided by the Town agreeing to pay the reasonable costs of the Town Engineer incurred in connection with his review of the design and his other responsibilities as required by § 155-3, 155-3.1 and/or 155-3.2 of this article.
[Adopted 10-4-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990]
All new septic systems in the Town of Mamakating will require a permit from the Building Department. Each application for a septic permit will be accompanied by a septic design from an engineer licensed to practice in New York State.
The same requirement will hold true for an existing septic system where application is made to the Building Inspector for an alteration or addition to real property which includes the addition of any bedrooms.
A. 
Any repairs made to an existing septic system have to be approved by the Town Building Inspector.
B. 
The Building Inspector has the right, in the case of repair, if he feels it is substantial enough, to require the homeowner to submit to him an approved plan by a New York State licensed professional engineer.