Village of Brewster, NY
Putnam County
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It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited, in any unsanitary manner, on public or private property, within the Village or in any area under the jurisdiction of the said municipality, any human or animal excrement, garbage or objectionable waste. Also, no person shall discharge domestic sewage onto the surface of the ground or discharge it in a way that permits it to come to the surface of the ground.
No person shall connect a private sewage system so that sewage flows into a storm sewer or into a drain intended exclusively for stormwater.
No person shall discharge sewage into a well.
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Village, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the said municipality, any wastewater or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Part 2.
No property owner, builder or developer shall be issued a building permit for a dwelling or structure requiring sanitary facilities unless a suitable and approved method of wastewater disposal, conforming to this Part 2, is available. All housing construction or building development which takes place after this Part 2 is enacted shall provide for an approved system of sanitary sewers. All building permits shall be countersigned by the Superintendent and a copy of same shall be filed with the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees.
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or other facility intended or used for disposal of wastewater.
The owner(s) of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the geographic limits of the Village, is hereby required, at the owner's expense, to install suitable sanitary facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer, in accordance with the provisions of this Part 2, within 90 days after official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within 100 feet (30.5 meters) of the property line. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as allowing the owner of a house, building or property not within the geographic boundaries of the Village to connect to the public sewer of the Village.
The use of the Village public sewers shall be strictly limited and restricted, except as provided in § 193-18, to receive and accept the discharge of sewage and other wastes, including industrial wastes generated on or discharged from real property within the bounds of the service area of the POTW.
No sewage and other wastes, including industrial wastes, generated by or discharged from persons, firms or municipalities outside the service area of the POTW shall be accepted.
At the recommendation of the Superintendent, who determines that one or more segments of the POTW is exceeding its hydraulic capacity at any time and/or any specific purpose of this Part 2 is being violated, the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees, by resolution, shall have the authority to limit or deny new connections to the POTW until the conditions leading to the moratorium are corrected. Such correction may be by:
Construction of new facilities;
Enlarging existing facilities;
Correction of inflow and infiltration; or
Cleaning and repairing of existing facilities.
All requirements, directives and orders calling for mandatory use of the sewers within the service area of the POTW, for the proper discharge of sewage and other wastes, including industrial wastes, shall be established and given by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees.