Township of East Pennsboro, PA
Cumberland County
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§ 18-101 Definitions.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 1]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Part shall be as follows:
The East Pennsboro Township Authority, a municipality authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, organized and existing under provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, approved May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq., as amended and supplemented, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Any property located in the Township upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sewage is or may be discharged.
Any individual, firm, partnership, company, association, society, corporation or group.
Normal water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, schools, institutions, industrial establishments or other improved property and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, shall include fecal matter, human excrement, kitchen, commercial, industrial and laundry waste and other similar matter.
Any collecting sewer in this Township forming a part of the sewer system.
All facilities, as of any particular time, for collecting and disposing of sewage, situate in or adjacent to this Township and owned or leased by this Township.

§ 18-102 Connection Required Following Notice; Time Limit.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 2]
Any person owning an improved property abutting on or adjoining any street or highway in which a sewer is located, at the expense of such person, shall cause such improved property to be connected with such sewer within 60 days from the date notice is given by this Township to make such connection.
Such notice by the Township to make such connection may be given as soon as a sewer is in place which can receive sewage from the particular improved property and which can convey the same for treatment and disposal.

§ 18-103 Service of Notice; Township May Make Connection at Expense of Defaulting Property Owner.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 3; as amended by Ord. 100-62, 4/23/1962, § 1]
The notice to be given by this Township under § 18-102 shall consist of a written or printed document requiring such connection in accordance with the provisions of this Part and specifying that such connection shall be made within 60 days from the date such notice is given; and such notice shall be served upon the owner of such improved property who shall reside or can be found in this Township either personally or by leaving the same with an adult member of the family with whom said owner shall reside in the Township or by registered mail, return receipt requested, addressed to such owner. In the event such owner of improved property shall have no residence or cannot be found in this Township, then such notice shall be posted upon the improved property or shall be left with the occupant of the improved property, if there shall be such occupant. If the owner of any property after 60 days' notice as provided herein shall fail to make such connection, the Township may make such connection and may collect the cost thereof if the same has not been paid, from such owner by municipal claim, or in an action of assumpsit, as is provided by law.

§ 18-104 All Sewage From Improved Property, After Connection, to Be Conducted Into Sewer.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 4]
All sewage from any improved property, after connection of such improved property to a sewer, shall be conducted into such sewer, subject to such rules, regulations, limitations and restrictions as shall be established, from time to time, by this Township.

§ 18-105 Independent Connections Required; Exception.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 5]
Each improved property abutting on or adjoining a street or highway in which a sewer is located shall be connected separately and independently to such sewer through a service connection to be designated in each case by this Township. Grouping of buildings upon one service connection to a sewer shall not be permitted, except under special circumstances and for good sanitary reasons or other good cause shown, with special permission granted by this Township.

§ 18-106 Sewage Receptacle Abandonment.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 6]
It shall be unlawful for any person owning an improved property abutting on or adjoining any street or highway in which a sewer is located, after expiration of the time specified in the notice given pursuant to §§ 18-102 and 18-103, to erect, construct, use or maintain thereon or to cause to be erected, constructed, used or maintained thereon any privy, privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or other receptacle for the disposition of sewage or otherwise to erect, construct, use or maintain any pipe, conduit, drain or other facility for the disposition of sewage other than into the sewer system. Every such privy, privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or other receptacle shall be abandoned and, at the discretion of the Township, cleansed and filled, at the expense of the owner of such improved property, under the direction and supervision of this Township; and any such privy, privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or other receptacle not so abandoned and, if required, cleansed and filled, as required by this section, shall constitute a nuisance which shall be abated by this Township, as provided by law, at the expense of the owner of such improved property.

§ 18-107 Prerequisites to Sewer Connections.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 7; as amended by Ord. 335-77, 8/30/1977, § 2-a; and by Ord. 346-78, 6/6/1978, § 1]
No person shall make or shall cause to be made any connection of any improved property with any sewer until such person shall have fulfilled all the following conditions:
Such person shall notify the Secretary of this Township of the desire and intention to make such connection.
Such person shall apply for and obtain from this Township a permit to make such connection.
Such person shall give the Secretary of this Township at least 24 hours' written notice of the time when such connection will be made in order that this Township, by an authorized agent, can supervise and inspect such work of connection.
Such person shall pay and shall furnish satisfactory evidence of payment of any tapping fee, inspection fee and any other fee or fees charged and imposed by either the authority or the Township against the owner or any other person who connects or desires to connect such improved property to a sewer.

§ 18-108 Manner of Making Connections; Responsibility of Property Owner.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 8]
Any connection to a sewer shall be made at the place designated by this Township and where the lateral or service connection in such sewer is provided. All joints shall be sealed, shall be made airtight and shall be made smooth and clean inside so as to permit the free flow of sewage without any obstruction. All work pertaining to such connection with a sewer, financially and otherwise, shall be the responsibility of the owner of the improved property so to be connected, subject to the right of supervision and inspection herein reserved by this Township.

§ 18-109 Sewage Receptacles Not to Be Connected to Sewer.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 9]
No privy, privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, cistern, septic tank or similar receptacle upon any improved property at any time shall be connected with any sewer.

§ 18-110 Certain Substances and Materials Not to Enter Sewers.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 10]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged into any sewer, directly or indirectly, any roof, ground or surface water, steam exhaust, boiler blow-off or sediment drip or connect or cause to be connected any pipe carrying or constructed to carry excessively hot water, acid, germicide, grease, brewery mash, gasoline, naphtha, benzine, oil or any other substance, with any sewer, which may be detrimental to a sewer or to operation of the sewer system.

§ 18-111 Township May Refuse Privilege of Connecting, May Compel Discontinuance of Use of Sewer and May Require Pretreatment of Sewage.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 11]
The Township reserves the right to refuse to any person the privilege of connecting to the sewer system or to compel discontinuance of use of a sewer by any person or to compel the pretreatment of sewage, in order to prevent discharge into the sewer system of any sewage which may be deemed by the Township to be harmful to the sewer system or to have a deleterious effect on sewage treatment processes.

§ 18-112 Penalties.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 12; as amended by Ord. 79-60, 8/15/1960, § 1; by Ord. 130-64, 9/21/1964, § 1; by Ord. 168-68, 3/25/1968, § 1; by Ord. 387-80, --/--/----; and by Ord. 757-2009, 7/1/2009]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 18-113 Additional Rules and Regulations Authorized.

[Ord. 55-58, 12/3/1958, § 13]
This Township reserves the right to adopt and promulgate, from time to time, such additional rules and regulations as it shall deem necessary and proper with respect to connections to any sewer, which additional rules and regulations shall become and shall be construed as a part of this Part.

§ 18-114 Responsibility for Maintenance and Repair.

[Ord. 190-68, 7/15/1968, § 1]
Any conduit installed on property for the purpose of conveying sewage to and connecting with a sewer located in a street, highway, alley, right-of-way, etc., shall be maintained in good working order and maintained by the owner of the said property from the point of its origin to its point of connection with the said sewer, except that should said repair or maintenance require a digging up of a street, highway, or alley, then and in that event the responsibility of the owner for said maintenance and repair shall extend from the conduit's point of origin to the curb line, if any, and if none, then to within four feet of the cartway, paved or unpaved.

§ 18-115 Notice to Township of Certain Work on Laterals; Inspection.

[Ord. 190-68, 7/15/1968, § 2]
No person shall make or cause to be made any repair requiring a digging up of the earth to work on the conduit without giving reasonable notice to the Township of the time when such work will be done, in order that the Township may inspect such work.