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SECTION 5.22- SEWAGE DISPOSAL FACILITIES

Every application for approval of a subdivision must include satisfactory evidence that the site has suitable physical characteristics to adequately satisfy the requirements of the State Health Code, as amended, for subsurface sewage disposal or that the proposed lots can be connected to an operational public sanitary sewer.

5.22.01 Extensions
Where a public sanitary sewer system is accessible, as determined by the Water Pollution Control Authority and the Plan of Development, all necessary mains and laterals for connection from the individual lots to the public system shall be installed and connected, by the developer, with the public system in accordance with the City Regulations, as amended, and approved by the Water Pollution Control Authority.

5.22.02 Required Extensions
Where a public sanitary sewer system is not accessible, as determined by the above, and it is required by the Director of Health that the subdivision connect to a public system, such extension of the public system as may be necessary in order to connect shall be extended and installed, at the expense of the developer, in accordance with the City Regulations, as amended, and as approved by the Water Pollution Control Authority.

5.22.03 Capped Systems
If required by the Water and Sewer Department and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, sanitary sewer systems and laterals shall be installed in all subdivisions requiring new streets. Where connection of said required sanitary sewers to the City of Middletown sewer system is not feasible at the time of subdivision construction, the developer shall be required to cap the installed sanitary sewer in order to render it unusable until such time as said connection is possible. This requirement may not be necessary of the Water Pollution Control Authority cannot determine invert elevations, gradients and immediate future available of services after a through study by the Water and Sewer Department or if the area of the Proposed subdivision is not target for expansion of the public sanitary sewer system by the Water Pollution Control Authority or the Plan of Development.

5.22.04 Grinder Pumps
As a general policy grinder pumps/force main sanitary sewers are not encouraged and shall be allowed in only unique situations.

5.22.05 Private Sewage Disposal
Where sanitary sewer systems are not reasonably accessible and will not become available for a period in excess of five (5) years, the developer may install individual sewage disposal systems. The suitability of each lot for a sewage disposal system shall be assured by the Health Department prior to any subdivision approval.

In general percolation tests are restricted to March 15 through May 30th for new construction. However, the Health Department may change this time period at any time.

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