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(A) All persons owning any occupied building now erected within the city upon premises accessible to the POTW shall, if not already connected, at their own expense, make connection with the POTW within three years after the effective date of this section or upon the sale or transfer of the property, whichever comes first. For purposes of this chapter, any property located within 150 feet of a public sanitary sewer line is deemed accessible to the POTW.
(B) All persons owning any property within the city accessible to the POTW, but not connected to the system, upon which an occupied building is hereafter erected shall, at the time of erection of such building, and at their own expense, make the connection with the POTW.
(C) All persons owning any occupied building within the city upon property which hereafter become accessible to the POTW shall, at their own expense, make the connection with the POTW within 30 days after notice to do so from the city or its authorized representative.
(D) All connections to the POTW shall be in full compliance with the International Plumbing Code and any applicable ordinances and permits of the city. No connection to the POTW shall be made unless and until any and all necessary permits and approvals, as required by applicable law and the city’s ordinances, have been received relating thereto.
(E) No person owning any occupied building within the city, on property accessible to the POTW, shall erect, construct, use or maintain, or cause to be erected, constructed, used or maintained, any privy, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or other receptacle on such premises for receiving sanitary sewage.
(F) Upon connection to the POTW, all persons must remove or fill and abandon all privies, cesspools, sinkholes, septic tanks and any other receptacles on such premises for receiving sanitary sewage.
(G) Any person who erects, constructs or maintains a privy, cesspool, sinkhole or septic tank or other receptacle for receiving sanitary sewage on any property within the city accessible to the POTW in violation of this chapter shall be deemed and shall be declared to be erecting, constructing and maintaining a nuisance, which nuisance the city is hereby authorized and directed to abate in any manner provided by law.
(H) Nothing in this chapter prevents the temporary use of portable chemical toilets when used in accordance with applicable state law. (25 Pa.Code § 73.64 allows the use of chemical toilets at temporary construction sites, facilities providing temporary recreational or sporting activities or temporary seasonal facilities other than those intended for human habitation.)
(Ord. 1433, passed 7-1-2002) Penalty, see § 52.999