All persons who own a lot upon which an On-Lot Disposal System (OLDS) is installed or who reside upon a lot on which an OLDS is installed shall properly use and maintain such OLDS. Proper maintenance of an OLDS shall include, at a minimum:
Retention of a septage hauler to remove septage from the tank of the OLDS at least once during each period of three calendar years or whenever an inspection reveals that the treatment tank is filled with solids in excess of 1/3 the liquid depth of the tank or with scum in excess of 1/3 the liquid depth of the tank, whichever shall require the more frequent removal. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that septage is removed from the tank of the OLDS in accordance with the requirements of this section. No person other than a septage hauler shall be permitted to remove septage from the tank of an OLDS or to otherwise dispose of any septage or any other substance within an OLDS.
Each septage hauler who performs maintenance upon an OLDS within the township, including but not limited to pumping out the OLDS, shall file a manifest with the township for each OLDS serviced within the township.
Any person who owns a lot upon which an OLDS is installed, any person who resides a lot upon which an OLDS is installed and any septage hauler pumping out or otherwise maintaining an OLDS shall report any malfunctioning of such OLDS to the township. Such report shall be made as soon as possible but in no case later than three days after discovery of the malfunction.
Effective January 1, 2016, septic system inspections will be required every three (3) years.
The septic system inspection will be conducted during your normal septic tank pumping cycle every three (3) years. These septic system inspections will be performed by the septic pumper/hauler you choose to hire to pump your septic tank.
The general purpose for requiring septic system inspections is to promote proper maintenance of on-lot septic systems. This will increase the life of existing on-lot septic systems and reduce the possibility of a costly septic system replacement.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Elizabeth Township SEO, Len Spencer @ 717-989-8439.