Sewer Use Rules and Regulations - September 2003
Article XIII - Proposed Extension of System by Participants and Developers
Section 13.01: Proposed Extension of System by Participants
1. Participants must submit an application to make connections and discharge to the Authority's regional sewerage system.
2. No Participant shall uncover, connect with, make opening into or use, in any manner, nor cause or the permit any person to uncover, connect with, make any opening into or use, in any manner, the regional sewerage system without first receiving the written consent of the Authority.
3. Prior to making any connection to the regional sewerage system, the Participant shall have the plans and specifications for the connections reviewed and approved by the Authority. Said plans and specifications shall be reviewed by the Authority within 90 days. Upon receipt of approval from the Authority, the Participant shall give the Authority at least forty- eight (48) hours notice of the time when such connection (s) will be made in order that the Authority may supervise and inspect the work of connection. No work is to be performed in the absence of an Authority representative.
4. All local collection sewerage system connections to the regional sewerage system will be made at manholes located on the interceptor sewer. Connections directly to the interceptor sewer will not be allowed.
5. Individual connections will not be permitted to be made directly to the regional sewerage system without prior written approval of the Authority.
6. Where possible and practicable, all connections of any local sewerage collection system to the Authority's interceptor sewer will be made at an invert elevation where the 0.80 depth point of both sewers is at the same elevation.
7. All connection lines installed between the Authority's regional sewerage system and a Participant's local collection sewerage system will become the property of the Participant and be maintained by the Participant.
8. In all Authority manholes where internal drop connections have been installed for a Participant's local collection sewerage system, the drop connections will become the property of the Authority and will be maintained by the Authority.
Section 13.02: Procedures for Connecting Participant's Local Collection Sewerage Systems
1. Local collection sewerage systems for which connection stubs and knockout bulkheads have not been provided and which systems have been installed prior to installation of the regional sewerage systems.
a. Connections to the regional sewerage system under this condition will be evaluated on an individual case by case basis.
b. If it is determined that the connection can be made, the work will be done by the Participant and the connection cost will be borne by the Participant.
2. Local collection sewerage systems for which connection stubs or bulkheads have not been provided and which are being installed concurrently with the regional sewerage system.
a. Connections of the local collection sewerage system to the regional sewerage system will be evaluated on an individual case by case basis.
b. If it is determined that the connection can be made, the connection will be made by the Participant and the costs borne by the Participant.
3. Local collection sewerage systems for which either connection stubs or knockout bulkheads have been provided and have been installed concurrently with the regional sewerage system.
a. In those situations where the Authority and the Participant are constructing concurrently, the date of pipe installations at a particular connection point will determine the party responsible to make the connection.
b. If the interceptor sewer is installed at a particular connection point subsequent to the installation of the local collection sewerage system, the connection will be made by the Authority.
4. Local collection sewerage systems installed after the regional sewerage system is either installed or is operational.
a. Connections of the local collection sewerage system will be evaluated on an individual case by case basis. The connections will be made by the Participant at the Participant's expense.
Section 13.03: Proposed Extension of System by Developers
1. All sewers shall be designed, maintained, operated and constructed in accordance with the requirements of these Rules and Regulations.
2. Construction of sewers will not be permitted until all State permits have been obtained.
3. Easements shall be recorded in the name of the Authority for all sewers to be constructed outside of public rights-of-way.
4. The Developer shall file all necessary connection permits and pay the applicable tap connection and inspection fee for each house or building to the Authority which shall become due and payable prior to inspection and approval by the Inspector for each respective house service sewer.
5. The Developer shall also reimburse the Authority in full for all costs of inspection of construction of all sanitary sewers. The amount and type of inspection required shall be determined by the Authority during construction.
6. No sewer extensions constructed by a Developer will be approved for use and acceptance by Authority until said sewers are formally approved by the Authority, all building tap connection and inspection fees have been paid for each building connected to the system, and the Authority has been reimbursed in full for all inspection costs incurred by Inspector during construction, testing and approval.
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