[Adopted 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 1207]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Ch. 192, but was renumbered to maintain the organizational style of the Code.
The sewer system of the Township is the sewer collection system presently constructed in the roadway or easements and servicing all of the many adjoining properties in the Township. The sewer collection system will consist of the main sewer line and all manholes.
The sewer connections (sewer lateral) shall be as described below: The sewer lateral shall be the portion from the sewer collection system of the Township, which shall include the connection to the system to the building sewer/drain.
It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to make all necessary repairs to any existing sewer and or new sewer laterals. The cost of such repairs shall be at the property owner's sole expense.
It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to clean and maintain, at the property owner's sole expense, the entire sewer connection, whether such connection was constructed by the Township or otherwise. The entire sewer connection includes the sewer lateral and all piping and any appurtenances from the building to the sewer collection system.
Where there are no existing laterals and it is determined by the Township that there is a need to install a new sewer lateral, it shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner to install the sewer lateral and/or connection to the sewer collection system, at the property owner's sole cost and at no expense to the Township.
In the event that a roadway within the Township does not have a section of the sewer collection system constructed therein and it is determined by the Township that it is necessary to construct said missing section of the sewer collection system in order to allow a property owner to connect a sewer lateral into the existing sewer collection system, the cost of installing said missing section of the sewer collection system shall be the responsibility of the property owner.
However, upon application of said property owner, the Township Council may by resolution authorize said work on any part thereof, to be the responsibility of the Township. The Township Council shall consider in connection with the above application, the location in question, the availability of that portion of the sewer collection system to be constructed to additional property owners and the recommendation of the Department of Public Works. This section shall not be deemed to allow the Township to assume the cost of installing sewer laterals.