Village of Brewster, NY
Putnam County
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No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connection with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, storm cooling water or unpolluted industrial waters to any sanitary sewer. Swimming pool drains shall not be connected to any sanitary sewer.
A. 
There shall be two classes of sewer lateral permits:
(1) 
For residential, commercial and institutional service.
(2) 
For service to establishments producing industrial wastes.
B. 
In either case, a permit application shall be submitted to the Superintendent. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent, in the judgement of the Superintendent. A fee for residential, commercial, institutional and industrial users, as established by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees, shall accompany the application.
C. 
Connections to existing facilities shall be made as directed by the Superintendent.
A. 
A separate and independent building lateral shall be provided for every building requiring sanitary facilities.
B. 
New street laterals and/or building laterals shall not go under building basements. In like fashion, a building shall not be constructed over an existing lateral; the lateral shall be relocated after the Superintendent has approved plans showing the relocation. If relocation is not physically possible then the lateral shall be exposed and walled and the building rooms above positively ventilated outdoors.
C. 
All existing manholes in or under the basement shall be sealed airtight in a manner acceptable to the Superintendent. No new manholes shall be constructed on the portion of the lateral under the building.
When building laterals are to serve multiple dwelling structures, the building lateral shall be sized in accordance with the metered water use and with sound professional engineering judgement.
Where a lateral sewer is to serve a complex of industrial, commercial, institutional or dwelling structures, special design of the building lateral system shall be required. Such lateral sewer shall be connected to the public sewer through a manhole. The Superintendent shall determine if and where this connection to the public sewer is required. If required, a new manhole shall be installed in the public sewer pursuant to §§ 193-39 and 193-110 and the lateral connection made and tested as directed by the Superintendent. Plans and specifications shall be prepared and submitted for approval pursuant to this Part 2.
Dry sewers shall be designed and installed in accordance with this Part 2.
Existing building laterals may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Part 2.
A. 
Building and street lateral pipe materials shall meet or exceed the standards and specifications as adopted by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees from time to time, with the advice of the Superintendent.
B. 
Any part of the building or street lateral that is located within 1 1/2 vertical feet and 10 horizontal feet of a water main or water service shall be constructed of ductile iron. Ductile iron may be required by the Superintendent where the building or street lateral is likely to be damaged by tree roots. If installed on fill or unstable ground, the building or street lateral shall be of ductile iron pipe, although other pipe material may be permitted if such pipe is uniformly supported on a poured concrete cradle approved by the Superintendent. The distance between consecutive joints, as measured along the center line of the installed pipe, shall not be less than 10 feet, except under abnormal circumstances, in which case this dimension may be diminished, if approved by the Superintendent. The size and slope of building and street laterals shall be subject to approval by the Superintendent, but in no event shall the internal pipe diameter be less than four inches, nor shall the pipe slope be less than 1/4 inch per foot.
C. 
The street lateral shall include a full port curb stop with flow-through diameter equal to that of the lateral. A curb box shall be installed.
A. 
At the point of connection of a street lateral to a main sewer, a standard wye fitting and sufficient one-eighth 45° bend fittings shall be used. The wye fittings shall be installed so that flow in the "arm" shall transition smoothly into the flow in the public sewer. No lateral connection shall be made to the public sewer which permits the flow into the public sewer from the lateral to enter at right angles.
B. 
The inside diameter of the fittings shall be same diameter as the street lateral inside diameter.
The street lateral, including the wye and eighth bend fittings, shall be connected to the main sewer at the time of constructing the main sewer, for each proposed lot for either immediate or future development. Laterals installed for future development shall be fitted with a standard plug approved for use by the Superintendent. All sewer connections shall be via a properly installed saddle on the main sewer pipe. No portion of the lateral pipe shall protrude into the main sewer pipe. The location of all lateral connections shall be field marked with a two-inch-by-six-inch corrosion- and rot-resistant board. The marker board shall extend from the depth of the lateral to a minimum of two feet above grade. The location of all lateral connections shall be indicated on a drawing with a minimum of three tie lines indicated to permanent structures (no trees or other vegetation). Four copies of this drawing, showing the as-built location of these connections, shall be furnished to the Superintendent. A refundable deposit shall be placed with the Village to assure receipt of these as-builts. The deposit shall be placed when application is made; the amount of the deposit shall be as set forth in the Village fee schedule set from time to time by resolution of the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees. No sanitary sewer shall be accepted by the Village until four copies of this record drawing have been so filed with the Superintendent and the Superintendent has approved the submitted drawings.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
When any street lateral is to serve a school, hospital or similar institution, or public housing, or is to serve a complex of industrial or commercial buildings, or which, in the opinion of the Superintendent, will receive wastewater or industrial wastes of such volume or character that frequent maintenance of said building or street lateral is anticipated, then such street lateral shall be connected to the public sewer through a manhole. The Superintendent shall determine if and where this type of connection to the public sewer is required. Connections to existing manholes shall be made as directed by the Superintendent. If required, a new manhole shall be installed in the public sewer pursuant to §§ 193-39 and 193-110, and the lateral connection made thereto as directed by the Superintendent.
A. 
Building laterals laid parallel to a bearing wall shall not be installed closer than three feet to such wall. The building lateral shall enter the basement through the basement wall no less than 24 inches above the basement floor. In no event shall any building lateral be placed below the basement floor, except with the expressed written approval of the Superintendent.
B. 
The building lateral shall be laid at uniform grade and in straight alignment insofar as possible. Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curved pipe and fittings. Changes of direction of 90° or greater shall be made with a cleanout which extends to grade, terminating in a terminal box set in concrete. In building laterals, said cleanouts shall be provided such that the maximum distance between cleanouts is 75 feet. The ends of all building or street laterals, which are not connected to the interior plumbing of the building, for any reason, shall be sealed against infiltration by a suitable stopper, plug or by other approved means.
In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, wastewater carried by such drain shall be lifted by mechanical means and discharged to the building lateral, on approval of the Superintendent.
All excavations required for the installation of a building or street lateral shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent. Pipe laying and backfilling, regardless of pipe material used, shall be performed in general accordance with paragraphs three through six of ASTM Specification C-12, except that trench width, measured at the top of the installed pipe, shall not exceed the outside pipe diameter plus 24 inches, and except that no backfill shall be placed until the work has been inspected. The depth of cover over the pipe shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost, but not in any case shall such depth be less than four feet. Where it is physically impossible to provide cover of four feet, the depth may be reduced to a minimum of two feet and the pipe shall be insulated, as approved by the Superintendent.
All joints and connections shall be made watertight and shall be constructed in accordance with the standards and specifications as adopted by the Village of Brewster Board of Trustees from time to time, with the advice of the Superintendent.
A. 
The connection of the building lateral to an existing street lateral shall be made at the property line. Except as provided under § 193-33 or 193-34, if a street lateral has not previously been provided, the street lateral will be constructed from the existing public sewer to the property line, by a licensed plumber, at the expense of the Village during the initial construction of the sewer system (within 18 months of the commencement of the operation of the upgraded wastewater treatment plant); thereafter such connections shall be made at the property owner's expense. The street lateral shall be installed with a properly sealed and covered cleanout to grade located at the property line. The cleanout shall terminate in a metal box imbedded in concrete.
B. 
The cost of constructing the street lateral from the existing public sewer to the structure shall be at the expense of the Village during the initial construction of the sewer system (within 18 months of the commencement of the operation of the upgraded wastewater treatment plant); thereafter such connections shall be made at the property owner's expense. All subsequent costs and expense incidental to the installation and connection of the building lateral shall also be borne by the owner.
C. 
The property owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building lateral.
D. 
It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to maintain, repair or replace the building lateral, as needed.
E. 
The method of connection of the building lateral to the street lateral will be dependent upon the type of sewer pipe material, and, in all cases, shall be approved by the Superintendent. After installation of the street lateral has been approved by the Superintendent, the new street lateral from the connection with the main to the edge of the public right-of-way shall become the property of the Village. Any subsequent repairs to the new street laterals shall be made by the Village at the Village's expense.
If, in the judgement of the Superintendent, it is determined that a building lateral, without a property line cleanout, needs repair or replacement, the Village may install a cleanout at the property line, at the property owner's expense, such that the street lateral can be maintained independently of the building lateral.
Any existing street lateral which, upon examination by the Superintendent, is determined to be in need of replacement will be replaced with a new street lateral with a property line cleanout. The replacement street lateral shall be constructed by a licensed plumber. The cost of constructing the replacement street lateral and cleanout shall be at the property owner's expense. Once the replacement street lateral and cleanout have been constructed and approved by the Superintendent, the new street lateral shall become the property of the Village. Any repairs to new street laterals shall be made by the Village at the Village's expense.
The street lateral, building lateral or the combined lateral shall be tested for infiltration/exfiltration by:
A. 
Any full pipe method described in § 193-40; or
B. 
A suitable joint method, with the prior written approval of the Superintendent.
A. 
The applicant for the building lateral permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building lateral is ready for inspection and connection is to be made to the street lateral. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent.
B. 
The applicant for the street lateral permit shall notify the Superintendent when the street lateral is ready for inspection and connection is to be made to the main sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent.
When trenches are excavated for the laying of building lateral pipes or for laying of street lateral pipes, such trenches shall be inspected by the Superintendent. Before the trenches are backfilled, the person performing such work shall notify the Superintendent when the laying of the building lateral is completed, and no backfilling of trenches shall begin until approval is obtained from the Superintendent.
All excavations for constructing building laterals shall be adequately protected with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed, in the course of the work, shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Superintendent. When installation requires disturbance of paved public roads and shoulders, restoration shall include complete restoration of such road, shoulder and sidewalk in accordance with Village standards.
A. 
An interior cleanout fitting shall be provided for each building lateral at a readily accessible location, preferably just inside the basement wall. The fitting shall contain a 45° branch with removable plug or test tee, and so positioned that sewer cleaning equipment can be inserted therein to clean the building lateral.
B. 
The cleanout diameter shall be no less than the building lateral diameter.
All costs associated with the provisions of this article shall be borne by the property owner unless specifically stated or agreed to be a cost borne by the Village. The property owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may be directly or indirectly occasioned by the installation of the building and street laterals, and connections and appurtenances.