Village of Bath, NY
Steuben County
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Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of Article II, § 92-6, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article.
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Sewer Commission. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the Sewer Commission, which the applicant shall supplement with any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Sewer Commission. A permit and inspection fee shall be established by an amount fixed in the rules and regulations for the Sewer Commission.
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Director. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Director when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 24 hours of the receipt of notice by the Director.
The type, capacity, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of New York.
No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than 4,000 square feet.
No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
Within 60 days of such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 92-10, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the Sewer Commission.
No statement contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.