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1. The owner of any improved property located in the service area and either adjoining 1 or adjacent 2 to the sewer system shall connect such improved property to the sewer system, in such manner as this Township and the Authority may require, within 60 days after notice to such owner from this Township to make such connection, for the purpose of discharge of all sanitary sewage and industrial wastes from such improved property, subject to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by this Township or the Authority, from time to time.
2. All sanitary sewage and industrial wastes from any improved property, after connection of such improved property with a sewer shall be required under § 18402(1), shall be conducted into a sewer, subject to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by this Township or the Authority from time to time.
3. No person shall place or deposit or permit to be placed or deposited upon public or private property within this Township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of § 18-402(1). No person shall discharge or permit to be discharged to any natural outlet within this Township any sanitary sewage or industrial wastes in violation of § 18-402(1), except where suitable treatment has been provided which is satisfactory to this Township.
4. No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle shall be used and maintained at any time upon any improved property which has been connected to a sewer or which shall be required under § 18-402(1) to be connected to a sewer. Every such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle in existence shall be abandoned and, at the discretion of this Township, shall be emptied, cleansed and filled at the expense of the owner of such improved property and under the direction and supervision of this Township; and any such privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle not so abandoned and, if required by this Township, emptied, cleansed and filled, shall constitute a nuisance and such nuisance may be abated as provided by law, at the expense of the owner of such improved property.
5. No privy vault, cesspool, sinkhole, septic tank or similar receptacle at any time shall be connected with a sewer.
6. The notice by this Township to make a connection to a sewer, referred to in § 18402(1), shall consist of a copy of this Part, including any amendments at the time in effect, or a brief summary of each section thereof, and a written or printed document requiring such connection in accordance with the provisions of this Part and specifying that such connection shall be made within 60 days from the date such notice is given. Such notice may be given at any time after a sewer is in place which can receive and convey sanitary sewage and industrial wastes for treatment and disposal from the particular improved property. Such notice shall be served upon the owner either by personal service or by registered mail or by such other method as at the time may be provided by law.
(Ord. 2000-2, 2/14/2000, Art. II)
1 Black's Law Dictionary 41 (6th ed. 1990) defines "adjoining" to mean touching or contiguous, as distinguished from lying near to or adjacent. To be in contact with; to abut upon.
2 Black's Law Dictionary 41 (6th ed. 1990) defines "adjacent" to mean lying near or close to: sometimes, contiguous; neighboring. "Adjacent" implies that the two objects are not widely separated, though they may not actually touch, while "adjoining" imports that they are so joined or united to each other that no other object intervenes.