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1. Sewage facilities shall be designed in accordance with regulations and standards of the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) who shall be duly licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). All plans shall be approved by either DEP or the licensed SEO. [Ord. 12/10/2001]
2. High-Density Development. For development featuring four or more units per acre, sanitary sewage facilities shall connect with a public or DEP approved private sanitary sewage system. Sewers shall be installed to serve each lot and/or unit. Grades and sizes shall be as required by the Township. No onlot septic or centralized disposal systems shall be permitted. Sanitary sewer facilities including laterals in the right-of-way shall be subject to the specifications of the Township and DEP. [Ord. 12/10/20011
3. Low- and Medium-Density Development. For development of fewer than four units per acre, sanitary sewage systems shall be constructed as follows.
A. Where a public or other DEP approved sewage system is reasonably accessible, (See definition below) the applicant shall connect with the system and provide sewers accessible to each lot/unit in the subdivision. [Ord. 12/10/2001]
B. Where a public sewage system is not reasonably accessible but will become available within 10 years, the applicant may choose one of the following:
(1) Central sewage system, the maintenance cost to be assessed against each property benefitted. Where plans for future public sanitary sewage systems exist, the applicant shall install the sewer lines, laterals and mains to be in permanent conformance with such plans and ready for connection to such public sewer mains.
(2) Onlot septic systems, provided the applicant shall install sanitary sewer lines, laterals and mains from the street curb to a point in the subdivision boundary where a future connection with the public sewer main shall be made. Sewer lines shall be laid from the house to the street line and a connection shall be available in the home to connect from the individual disposal system to the sewer system when the public sewers become available. Such sewer systems shall be capped until ready for installation of the public sewer system.
C. Where a public sanitary sewage system is not reasonably accessible and will not become available within 10 years, the applicant may choose one of the following alternatives:
(1) Central sewerage system, the maintenance cost to be assessed against each property benefitted.
(2) Onlot septic systems, pending percolation test approved by the Township sewage enforcement officer.
4. Mandatory Connection to Public Sewer System. If a public sanitary sewer is accessible, the owner shall be required to connect to the public sewer and it shall be unlawful for any such owner or occupant to maintain an onlot sewage disposal system.
5. Definition. An accessible public sewer is one which is placed in a street or alley abutting the property or is within 200 feet of the unit.
6. Individual Disposal System Requirements. If public sewer facilities are not available and onlot systems are proposed, minimum lot areas shall conform to the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27]. Percolation tests and test holes shall be made as directed by the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) and the results submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP). The onlot system including the size of the septic tank and tile field, shall also be approved by the SEO. [Ord. 12/10/2001]
(Ord. 3/9/1993A, § 415; as amended by Ord. 12/10/2001)