Regulations

Collier Township Sanitary Sewer Department Rules and Regulations encompass the following: 

Deduct (Credit) Meters

Dye Testing

Grease Traps

Connections to the Sanitary Sewer System (Tap-Ins)

Sewer Lateral Discontinuation 

A current list of Regulations is provided below:

 Sanitary Sewer Easement Warning Letter
Check Before You Build Or Add To Your Property! You are not permitted to construct anything over or on top of a Sanitary Sewer Easement, with the exception of a sidewalk or a driveway. No Buildings, Sheds, Porches, Walls, etc. may be constructed in or over the Sanitary Sewer Easement. 

Dye Tests/No Lien Letters
Dye tests are designed to verify that no illegal sewer connections exist. Dye tests are required for all new construction and all exchange of property, including refinancing. All dye test documentation must be received at least 12 business days before property scheduled closing date. Before a No-Lien letter can be issued, the property must pass a dye test performed by a Allegheny County licensed plumber. All repairs must be inspected by ACHD County's Representative and a Township Representative before a No-Lien letter can be issued. *Please see the Dye Test/No-Lien Letter Application in the Applications section of Sanitary Sewer website for further details and instructions.* 

Installation of Holding Tanks In Collier Township
The installation of a sewage holding tank is regulated by the Allegheny County Health Department On-Lot Sewage Disposal program. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Code, Title 25, Chapters 71 and 73, strictly regulate the installation of a sewage holding tank within any municipality. 

Sanitary Lateral Disconnect
Sanitary Lateral Disconnect from Septic System Diagram 

Sanitary Lateral Connection
Sanitary Sewer Lateral Connection Diagram 

Deduct (Credit) Meter
A typical situation for a credit meter would be the installation of a lawn sprinkling system, heavy use swimming pools, or commercial or manufacturing facilities. 

Short Form Specifications
These specifications have been developed as a guide to assist Developers, Designers and Contractors involved in planning, designing and constructing sanitary sewerage facilities under the jurisdiction of the Collier Township Sanitary Sewer Department. 

Grease Trap Regulations
Grease Traps and/or Interceptors are installed to limit the amount of grease discharged into the public sewer system to levels not exceeding those permitted by ALCOSAN. Grease traps and/or Interceptors are required for all businesses where food is prepared, cooked, sold, served or given with or without charge to customers or guests for their consumption 

Landlord Advice
Please remember that when you rent or lease your property, you, as the owner of the property, are responsible for the payment of the sanitary sewer bill. The Municipal Authority has the right to file a Municipal Lien against your property for failure of your tenant to pay the sewer rental charges that appear on the water bills received by your tenant from the water company.