Township of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[Adopted 11-1-1965 as Ch. XVII, Part 3, Secs. 63 through 68, of the 1965 Code]
The following words or phrases shall have the following meanings ascribed to them herein:
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Any liquid, gaseous, or solid substance, not sewage, resulting from any manufacturing or industry.
SEWAGE
Any substance that contains any of the waste products or excrement or other discharge from the bodies of human beings or animals.
TOWNSHIP REPRESENTATIVE
Township Manager, Township Zoning Officer or Township Engineer.
[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
It shall hereafter be unlawful to discharge, place or deposit into any sanitary sewer any industrial waste or substance other than sewage without a permit issued by the Butler Area Sewer Authority.
Every person, firm or corporation permitting or causing any such matter or material to be discharged, deposited or placed in any sanitary sewer shall make provision to discontinue such practice within 30 days after receiving notice, in writing, from the Township representative to do so. Failure or refusal to comply with such notice shall constitute an offense, and each day that shall elapse after 30 days from the date of the receipt of such notice shall be considered a separate offense, and such person, firm or corporation shall, in addition to the penalties hereinafter provided for, pay all reasonable expenses incurred or damages resulting from the violation of any of the provisions of this article.
In the event that any person, firm or corporation producing any industrial waste, or any materials whatsoever, other than sewage, desires to discharge the same into a sanitary sewer, the Township may, at its option, enter into a contract with such person, firm or corporation to permit such discharge into a Township sewer at a cost to be determined by the Township; such contract shall require such person, firm or corporation to provide suitable apparatus for regulating the rate of discharge, and/or treating the waste prior to discharge and for automatically and continuously measuring the quantity of waste discharge into the sanitary sewer, as the Township may require. The Township may require a bond for the faithful performance of such contract. The maximum duration of such contract shall be one year, after which time it may be renewed at the option of the Township.
In the event that such a contract as provided for in § 224-4 is entered into by the Township, the Township's representative shall have ready access to all apparatus installed under said contract, for the purpose of inspection and testing its operation. Any person, firm or corporation so contracting, who permits material to enter the sewer in a different manner, or of a different quality or quantity than provided for by the contract, or permits the treating plants or measuring devices to get out of order and remain out of order, after being notified by the Township representative, in writing, to repair the same, shall be guilty of an offense and shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided for, and shall, in addition thereto, pay all reasonable expenses incurred or damages resulting from such practices, and each and every day that said apparatus remains out of order after notification, in writing, by the Township representative to have the same repaired shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765]
Any person, firm or corporation, or agent or employee thereof, violating any of the provisions of this article shall, for each and every violation thereof, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days, provided that each daily act of violation shall be considered a separate offense.