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File #: 2005-1899    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 11/21/2005 In control: Committee on Finance & Budget
On agenda: Final action: 12/31/2005
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four: Public Places and Property, Article III: Sewers, by adding a new Chapter 433: Illegal Storm Water Connections, requiring disconnection of illegal surface storm water connections to city sanitary sewers; establishing provisions for dye testing to determine if storm or surface water is entering the sanitary sewer system; requiring evidence of compliance as a condition precedent to the issuance of City lien verification letters and authorizing the setting of fees for City lien verification letters; requiring evidence of compliance upon the sale, conveyance, transfer, inheritance or bequest of real property; granting authority to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to enforce this ordinance.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
Attachments: 1. 2005-1899.doc, 2. 2005-1899 v-2.doc
Presenter
Presented by Mr. Shields

AS AMENDED

Title
Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four: Public Places and Property, Article III: Sewers, by adding a new Chapter 433: Illegal Storm Water Connections, requiring disconnection of illegal surface storm water connections to city sanitary sewers; establishing provisions for dye testing to determine if storm or surface water is entering the sanitary sewer system; requiring evidence of compliance as a condition precedent to the issuance of City lien verification letters and authorizing the setting of fees for City lien verification letters; requiring evidence of compliance upon the sale, conveyance, transfer, inheritance or bequest of real property; granting authority to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to enforce this ordinance.
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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority entered a Consent Order and Agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Allegheny County Health Department on or about January 29, 2004; and
WHEREAS, the Consent Order and Agreement mandates, among other things, that the City of Pittsburgh promulgate an ordinance regarding the dye testing of surface storm water connections to the sanitary sewer system owned by the City of Pittsburgh and leased and operated by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority pursuant to the Capital Lease Agreement entered into by the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, effective July 27, 1995; and
WHEREAS, the aforesaid Consent Order and Agreement specifically requires at Paragraph 7(d) thereof:
By November 1, 2004, the Municipality and PWSA shall:
(i) institute and enforce an ordinance or regulations prohibiting connections of surface storm water to their sanitary sewer system; and
(ii) institute and enforce a sewer use ordinance or regulations which require(s) at the time of all property sales within the City of Pittsburgh, a...

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