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On-Site Sewerage Systems
Sewage disposal standards - See 25 Pa. Code §73.1 et
Site investigation and absorption - See 25 Pa. Code §73.61 et seq.
Holding tanks - See 25 Pa. Code §73.81 et seq.
Accessible premises to connect to sanitary sewer - See S.U. & P.S. Art. 921
Privy, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank prohibited - See S.U. & P.S. Art. 921
No person shall have authority to install an on-site sewerage
system or make repairs to an on-site sewerage system without
first obtaining a permit from the City Sewerage Enforcement
Officer. (Ord. 3034 Passed
(a) Application for a permit shall be made to the City Sewerage Enforcement Officer. The permit fee shall be one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) which shall cover all services provided by the Health Bureau including:
(1) Application processing;
(2) Permit issuance;
(3) Site survey;
(4) Verification of slope reading, test pit analysis and percolation testing;
(5) Final inspection of system.
(Ord. 4093. Passed 11/20/2001)
(b) The applicant shall be responsible for engaging a qualified person to:
(1) Measure the slope;
(2) Perform soil test pit analysis;
(3) Conduct percolation tests;
(4) Design the proposed system.
All tests must be witnessed and results verified by the City Sewerage Enforcement Officer. Tests must be performed by a person with appropriate experience and training in on-site sewerage systems and acceptable to the Bureau of Health. (Ord. 3034. Passed 10/22/85.)
No work on installing the on-lot system shall be started until all tests have been conducted and final clearance obtained from the Sewerage Enforcement Officer. (Ord. 2518 §1. Passed 5/18/76.)
No repairs shall be made to an on-site sewerage system without a permit. The permit application fee shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00). System design changes made as part of a repair or other modification of the system shall only be made by a qualified person acceptable to the Bureau of Health. No repairs or modifications may be covered or put into use until final approval is obtained from the City Sewerage Enforcement Officer. (Ord. 3034. Passed 10/22/85; Ord. 4093. Passed 11/20/2001)
Permit fees shall not be refundable. (Ord. 2518 §1. Passed 5/18/76.)
Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall be subject to the following penalties:
(a) First violation - A fine of $200.00, or thirty days imprisonment, or both;
(b) Second violation - A fine of $500.00, or sixty days imprisonment, or both;
(c) Third and each subsequent violation - A fine of $1,000.00,
or ninety days imprisonment, or both. (Ord. 3034 Passed 10/22/85;
Ord. 3242 Passed 2/7/89)