Borough of Paxtang, PA
Dauphin County
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[Adopted 4-18-1960 by Ord. No. 346 (Part 11, Ch. 1, Art. C, of the 1994 Code of Ordinances)]
No person shall discharge, or permit to be discharged, into the sewer system of the Borough any sewage or industrial waste containing chemicals or other matter:
Having a temperature higher than 100° F.
Containing more than 120 parts per million by weight of tar, oil or grease.
Containing any gasoline, benzine, naptha, fuel oil or other inflammable or explosive liquids, solids or gases.
Containing any garbage which has not been ground up by household-type or other suitable garbage grinders.
Containing any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure, cotton, wool, plastics or other fibers, or any other solid or viscous substances capable of causing interference with proper operation of the sewer system.
Having a pH lower than 6.5 or higher than 9.0 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazards to structures, equipment or personnel of the sewer system.
Containing a toxic or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute hazards to humans, or create any hazard in sewer system operation. Toxic wastes shall include, but not by way of limitation, wastes containing cyanide, chromium and/or copper ions.
Containing noxious or malodorous gases or substances capable of creating a public nuisance.
[Amended 12-15-1992 by Ord. No. 535]
The provisions of this article are declared to be for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Borough. Any person violating any of the terms, provisions or requirements of this article, or who shall refuse, neglect or fail to comply with any notice given to that person by a duly authorized representative of the Borough in conformity with or pursuant to the provisions of this article, or who shall obstruct or interfere with any person in the execution of this article, shall, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, severally for each and every such violation or noncompliance, respectively, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, shall undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days; provided that each thirty-day period in which a violation or noncompliance continues shall be considered a separate offense and punishable as such.
Should any person refuse, neglect or fail to comply with any provision of this article, then the appropriate official of the Borough is empowered and directed to supply all labor and material required of that negligent or delinquent person, and the cost and expense thereof together with an additional amount of 10% shall be certified to the Borough Solicitor, who shall enter the same as a lien against the property from which the unlawful discharge has emanated in the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County, and proceed to collect the same in like manner as other municipal claims are by law collectible; or an action in assumpsit may be brought to recover the same in the name of the Borough from that owner or owners.