Town of Rocky Hill, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Rocky Hill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 100.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 219.
[Adopted 5-19-1986 by Ord. No. 137-86; amended in its entirety 9-18-2000 by Ord. No. 197A-00]
All new building construction shall require connection to available public sewers. New building construction not required to connect to public sewers per the zoning regulations and the subdivision regulations[1] shall be required to connect to available public sewers.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 245, Zoning, and Ch. 219, Subdivision of Land, respectively.
Changes in building use or substantial renovation or any change that shall increase the generation of sewerage beyond the capacity of an existing septic system shall require connection to available public sewers. Substantial renovation is when the cost of renovation is equal to or greater than 50% of the assessed value of the property.
Public sewers are deemed available when the distance from the corner of the lot or lot line abutting the Town street or public right-of-way to the sanitary sewer is equal to the distances shown below:
Type of Building
Connection Required When the Shortest Distance From the Lot Line to the Sanitary Sewer Is Less Than or Equal to the Following:
Ledge Rock
Single-, 2- or 3-family structure
100 feet
Sanitary sewer exists at property line
Structure with 4 or more family units; residential developments with fewer than 10 dwelling units
500 feet
250 feet
Residential development with 10 or more dwelling units
3,000 feet
1,500 feet
Commercial structures or properties with multiple commercial structures with a combined, designed sewage flow of less than 2,000 gallons per day
750 feet
500 feet
Commercial structures or properties with multiple commercial structures with a combined, designed sewage flow of 2,000 gallons per day or greater shall always require public sewer connection.
The subsurface condition (sand/soil versus ledge rock) existing for 55% of the shortest distance between the lot line and the existing sanitary sewer shall apply under § 206-2.
[Adopted 6-21-1999 by Ord. No. 192-99]
No subsurface sewage disposal system shall be constructed, installed, altered or repaired in the Town unless a permit has been issued by the Director of Health or his designee for such work. Application for such permit shall be made on a form approved by the Director of Health and shall be filed with the Central Connecticut Health District, together with a fee of as set forth in Chapter A249, Fees. Such permit shall be obtained before a building permit is issued for the construction of any dwelling, apartment, boardinghouse, hotel, business, commercial or other structure which is to be provided with any such subsurface sewage disposal system. The Director of Health of the Central Connecticut Health District shall set such standards as he deems necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public but in no case shall such standards be less than the minimum standard as required by the Public Health Code as required by the state.