Township of Manheim, PA
Lancaster County
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Whenever the sewer system or any usable portion thereof is completed and ready for public use, the Township shall cause written notice of that fact to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township, which notice shall state that the sewer system, or portion thereof, shall be used by all persons owning occupied buildings on property accessible to the sewer system and that all such persons shall make connection with the sewer system within 180 days, subject to the payment of any permit and inspection fees in the amounts as may, from time to time, be fixed by either the Township, City or LASA.
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All persons owning any occupied building now erected upon property which is now or hereafter becomes accessible to the sewer system shall, at their own expense, connect that building with the sewer system within 180 days after the date of publication of the notice provided for in Article II, § 399-9.
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All persons owning any property accessible to the sewer system upon which an occupied building is hereafter erected shall, at the time of the erection of that building and at their own expense, connect the same with the sewer system.
Any person who permits sewage to discharge into the ground or who erects, constructs, uses or maintains a privy, cesspool, sinkhole or septic tank on any property accessible to the sewer system, or otherwise erects, constructs, uses or maintains any pipe, conduit, drain or other facility for the discharge of sewage in violation of any provision of Article I and Article II, §§ 399-9 through 399-18, shall be deemed to be erecting, constructing and maintaining a nuisance, and the Township is hereby authorized and directed to take such action as is necessary to abate any such nuisance in the manner provided by law.
No connection shall be made to the sewer system, except in compliance with the ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations as may, from time to time, be enacted, adopted, approved or promulgated by the Township, City or LASA.
If any owner of an occupied building on property accessible to the sewer system fails to connect such property with the sewer system as required by Article II, § 399-10, after the expiration of the periods of time specified in Article II, § 399-10, the Township shall cause a copy of Article II, §§ 399-9 through 399-18, and a written or printed notice requiring such connection to be made to be served upon the owner of that property and upon any persons occupying that property, which notice shall require compliance by the making or connection with the sewer system within 60 days from the date thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning any property accessible to the sewer system to erect, construct, use, maintain or cause to be erected, constructed, used or maintained any privy, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or other receptacle on such premises or otherwise for receiving sewage after receipt of the notice specified in Article II, § 399-10, or otherwise at any time to erect, construct, use or maintain any pipe, conduit, drain or other facility for the discharge of sewage into the gutters of the Township, the storm sewers of the Township or upon public or private property or otherwise, except into the sewer system.
Any plumber or other person who shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of Article I and Article II, §§ 399-9 through 399-18 shall not be deemed competent to perform any work which is intended to be connected with the sewer system, and no work performed by any such plumber or other person shall be connected with the sewer system.
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It shall be unlawful for any plumber or other person to install or permit to be installed any device or system designed to discharge any substance other than sewage or allowable industrial waste into the sewer system.
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Without limiting the foregoing, it shall be unlawful for any plumber or other person to install a sump pump, gutter, downspout, or other device to conduct stream water, stormwater, roof water, groundwater or surface water into the sewer system.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or permit to be discharged any substance other than sewage or allowable industrial waste into the sewer system.
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The owner or possessor of property connected or about to be connected or required to be connected to the sewer system shall permit the authorized agent or employees of the Board, Township, City of Lancaster or LASA, bearing proper credentials and identification, at all reasonable times, the right of access to any part of the property connected or about to be connected or required to be connected to the sewer system for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of Articles I and II.
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The owner or possessor of property on which, or in which is located, any private sewer system connected or about to be connected or required to be connected to the sewer system shall permit the authorized agent or employees of the Board, Township, City of Lancaster or LASA, bearing proper credentials and identification, at all reasonable times, the right of access to any part of the property connected or about to be connected or required to be connected to the sewer system for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.