[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479 as Ch. 292 of the 1996 Township Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The owner of every existing house, building or structure, and the owner of every house, building or structure hereafter to be constructed or acquired, which may be occupied or used by human beings, located on property along the line of any public or private sewer, now or hereafter constructed or acquired in the Township, shall, within 90 days after the date on which notice has been given to connect and hook up, connect and hook up the sewerage facilities emanating from such house, building or structure to such sewerage systems in accordance with the Plumbing Code of the Township at the expense of said property owner.
If any such house, building or structure referred to in Subsection A shall be used for industrial or commercial purposes, the owner thereof shall, within 90 days after the date of which the services of such sewer are made available to such house or structure, or prior to occupancy or use of such house, building or structure, whichever date shall be later, install such facilities as are necessary to accept and dispose of industrial wastes emanating therefrom and connect such facilities with such sewerage systems, under and pursuant to rules and regulations, which rules and regulations are respectively on file in the offices of the Middletown Township Sewerage Authority.
If any such house, building or structure referred to in § 398-1A is occupied but is without plumbing facilities, then the owner of such house, building or structure must install, at his own expense, suitable toilet facilities therein.
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer. A building owned by one party containing more than one store, apartment or office may be required to have one or more building sewers, at the discretion of the Plumbing Inspector.
No connection of a building sewer lateral can be made to an approved sewer without first obtaining a permit from the Plumbing Inspector. This permit will be issued after proof of payment of the sewer connection charge from the Sewerage Authority.
When required by the Sewerage Authority, the owner of any commercial or industrial property served by a sewer lateral shall install a suitable control manhole in the building service connection to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessible and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Sewerage Authority. The manholes shall be installed by the owner, at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times. When required, the owner shall install a continuous measuring and reporting device and/or automatic sampling device.
Any person, association or corporation who shall violate this chapter by failing to comply with any order issued in accordance with the provisions hereof within 90 days after notice by a proper officer of the Department of Health, Welfare and Inspections to make the required connections shall, upon complaint by any proper officer of the Department of Health, Welfare and Inspections, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of up to $25. An additional fine of up to $10 shall be provided for each day of delay after the expiration of the 90 days in which the provisions of the order or notice are not complied with.