City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Sewer tapping fees — See 3rd Class § 3202, 3215 (11 Pa.C.S.A. § 13201.1).
Water supply — See 3rd Class § 3501 et seq. (11 Pa.C.S.A. § 13501.1).
Erie Sewer Authority — See ADM. Art. 181.
Street openings — See S.U. & P.S. 901.01 et seq.
Connection to sanitary sewer required — See S.U. & P.S. 931.02.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
No person shall make or attempt to make a connection, with any public sewer, sanitary, storm or combination, for any purpose whatever, until written permission therefor has been granted by the City Engineer, which permit shall be exhibited at all times by the holder thereof to the proper City official upon demand.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
Any person requiring a connection to any sewer of the City shall make application to the City Engineer.
[Ord. 77-2005, passed 12-28-2005; Ord. 10-2019, passed 2-6-2019]
Applicants for sanitary, storm or combination sewer connection permits shall pay to the City a fee in accordance with the schedule below for each permit. In the case of the sewer construction requiring the opening of a City street, alley, or easement, a separate Street Excavation Permit shall be obtained from the City Engineer for each location. In the case of the sewer construction requiring the opening of a state highway, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Occupancy Permit must be obtained through the City Engineer.
Sanitary and Combination Sewer Connection Fees
Fee
=
$400/EDU
1 EDU (Equivalent Dwelling Unit)
=
Single Residential Unit
=
350 gpd (gallons per day)
Each connection fee shall be equal to a minimum of 1 EDU.
Commercial connection fees shall be based on the number of EDU's determined from the expected flow rate rounded to the nearest whole EDU.
Storm Sewer Connection Fees*
Size
(inches in diameter)
Fee
Up to 4
$155
6
$210
8
$320
10
$540
12
$760
Over 12
$760 + $250 per inch diameter in excess of 12 inches
*
In the case of multiple connections from the same property, pipe sizes shall be totaled to determine tap in fees. Sanitary and storm shall be treated as separate connections, even if both are connected to the same combination sewer.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
Whenever any street is about to be paved, it shall be the duty of the various utilities and City corporate authorities to tap in all connections from its mains, and extend such connections to beyond the curb. Each and every owner of real estate, whether developed or undeveloped, owning property fronting on a street about to be paved, in which there is a sanitary or combination sewer, shall cause house connections to be made with such sewer or shall extend a connection from the sewer to beyond the curb.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
(a) 
Whenever the City is contemplating the paving of any street in which there is a sanitary, storm or combination sewer, or other utility(s), the City Engineer may require all parties to put in all house connections with such sewers, or other utility(s), and extend the same to beyond the curb lines as provided for in Section 935.04.
(b) 
If any party shall neglect or refuse to do so for five days' after written notice from the City Engineer to make such connections, it shall be the duty of the City Engineer to immediately enter into a contract for the construction of such connections. The cost thereof plus 10% shall be assessed upon the lot or parcels of land for the accommodation of which such connections may be constructed.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
The City Engineer shall give 30 days' notice to all utilities and City corporate authorities to change the grade of any street or sidewalk so that the utilities and authorities may lower their lines. If such lines need not be lowered, the utilities or authorities shall notify the City Engineer of such fact within one week after receipt of the notice and the work may proceed immediately.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
Whenever a utility or City corporate authority desires to lay a service line in any such street, it shall be the duty of the City Engineer, on application of the utility or authority, to give, within one week after such application, the established grade of any such street along or across which it is proposed to lay the line.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
(a) 
It shall be the duty of the permittee to restore any excavated or damaged streets to the satisfaction of the City Engineer as in accordance with Section 901.10.
(b) 
If any party shall neglect or refuse to do so for five days' after written notice from the City Engineer to make such restoration(s), it shall be the duty of the City Engineer to immediately enter into a contract for the construction of such connections. The cost thereof plus 10% shall be assessed upon the lot or parcels of land for the accommodation of which such connections may be constructed.
[Ord. 94-1994 § 1, passed 12-28-1994]
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this article, upon conviction, shall be fined a minimum of $300 but not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both. Each failure to obtain a permit or to comply with any of the requirements of this article, and each and every day during which such violation continues, shall constitute a separate offense.