The owner of each lot located within the EOH Watershed which contains one or more septic systems shall have the system(s) pumped, cleaned and visually inspected by a registered waste transporter in a manner sufficient to enable the registered waste transporter to furnish the information as required in Article II, § 159-5A, of this chapter.
The septic system is required to be pumped, cleaned and visually inspected at least once every five years.
Beginning on May 1, 2011, the owner of any parcel located within the Town of Pawling which relies upon a separate sewage disposal system/on-site wastewater treatment system for the treatment or modification or ultimate disposal of waterborne sewage or domestic wastes or trade wastes or offensive material, with respect to any building or structure thereon, shall cause an inspection to be performed on said separate sewage disposal system/on-site wastewater treatment system at a frequency as required by the permit and/or successor permits.
Within 60 days following the adoption of this chapter, the Town shall identify each lot to which this chapter shall apply on the date of its adoption, and shall in writing notify the owner of each such lot by registered mail to include a copy of the Town of Pawling Septic System Data and Inspection Form. Said inspection form will also be available at the Town of Pawling Town Hall upon request.
Those lot owners now or hereafter subject to this chapter, whose septic systems have been pumped within 12 months prior to the date upon which this chapter shall take effect in respect to said lots, shall be exempt from this chapter's initial application to said lots pursuant to Article III, § 159-8A. To qualify for said initial exception said lot owners must provide to the Town of Pawling SMO or CEO, within 90 days following the date upon which this chapter shall take effect in respect to said owner's lot, a copy of a paid receipt containing the information specified in Article II, § 159-5A, hereof (except tax lot grid number, which the owner may enter upon said receipt), which receipt shall confirm the pumpout of the septic tank of said owner's septic system within the preceding twelve-month period.
Upon completion of a septic system pumpout and visual inspection performed by a registered waste transporter, each lot owner shall, within 30 days following said pumpout and visual inspection, provide the Town of Pawling SMO or CEO with a copy of a paid receipt and a completed Town of Pawling Septic System Data and Inspection Form endorsed by said registered waste transporter. Said Town of Pawling Septic System Data and Inspection Form shall contain the following:
The property owner's name;
The property owner's street address;
The property owner's tax grid I.D. number;
The pumpout and inspection date:
The components serviced;
The type of component;
The septic tank capacity;
The type of septic tank;
The approximate amount of gallons of septage pumped from the system;
The approximate percentage of sludge layer;
A documented visual inspection of the inlet and outlet;
The structural integrity of the septic tank;
A documented visual inspection of the ground condition in the area of the absorption fields; and
Any other information or comments as provided on the Town of Pawling Septic System Data and Inspection Form. Said inspection form may be revised by action of the Town of Pawling Town Board at its discretion.
Duplicate copies of the receipts and Town of Pawling Septic System Data and Inspection Form as specified above shall be retained by the lot owner for a period of five years, and a copy shall be provided to the Town of Pawling SMO or CEO upon request.
Duplicate copies should be retained and reviewed by the Town of Pawling SMO or CEO.