[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Former Art. I, Septic Tank Wastes, adopted 12-16-1975, as amended, was repealed 10-10-2001.
[Adopted 4-20-1993; amended in its entirety 3-14-2012]
The following article shall be construed as being in aid of the enforcement of the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut as it exists from time to time.
This article relates to household and small commercial subsurface sewage disposal systems with a capacity of 5,000 gallons per day or less, nondischarging toilet systems and building conversions.
No permit shall be issued for the erection or alteration of any building to be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes unless the plan for construction of a septic system or other proposed method of sewage disposal in connection therewith complies with the requirements of the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut and this article. Such plan shall be submitted to the Director of Health for review and approval, and shall include all information necessary to assure compliance with the requirements of the Public Health Code. Plans for new subsurface sewage disposal systems shall be prepared by a professional engineer registered in the State of Connecticut.
No existing septic system or other private sewage disposal system which has failed to function shall be rebuilt unless the plan for repair complies with the Public Health Code or unless otherwise approved by the Director of Health.
It shall be the duty of the Sanitarian to report all violations of this article to the Director of Health and to the proper authorities for prosecution under the law.
Application for soil investigation and for approval of any plan for sewage disposal shall be submitted in writing to the Director of Health on forms furnished by the Town for that purpose. The following fees shall apply:
No such sewage disposal system shall be used until it has been inspected and approved by the Sanitarian.
The permit fee for the construction of a sewage disposal system and for inspecting the system shall be as follows:
For the purposes of this subsection, "repair" shall include any alteration, enlargement, replacement, or relocation of an existing system for any purpose whatsoever.
This article shall apply to domestic sewage disposal systems receiving flows greater than 5,000 gallons a day; community sewage systems as defined in Section 7-245 of the Connecticut General Statutes, which utilize land treatment and disposal; alternative on-site sewage treatment systems; and septage disposal systems which utilize land treatment and disposal, all of which are governed by Section 19-13-B104 of the State of Connecticut Regulations.
The fee for an inspection for a matter governed by Section 19-13-B104 of the Connecticut State Regulations shall be $300.
The provisions of this article shall be of general applicability and shall apply throughout this article.
Nothing in this article shall be construed as permission to create a nuisance.
Any person, firm or corporation violating this article shall be fined not more than $250 for each violation thereof, except that higher penalties may be assessed in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-206. Each day a violation continues shall be considered a separate violation.