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25 Pa. Code § 73.62. Standards for holding tanks.

§ 73.62. Standards for holding tanks.

 (a)  A holding tank shall be constructed to meet the specifications of §  73.31(b)(1) (relating to standards for septic tanks).

 (b)  The minimum capacity of a holding tank is 1,000 gallons or a volume equal to the quantity of waste generated in 3 days, whichever is larger.

 (c)  The holding tank shall be equipped with a warning device to indicate when the tank is filled to within 75% of its capacity. The warning device shall create an audible and visual signal at a location frequented by the homeowner or responsible individual.

 (d)  Disposal of waste from a holding tank shall be at a site approved by the Department.


   The provisions of this §  73.62 amended under section 9 of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. §  750.9); The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § §  691.1—691.1001); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  510-20).


   The provisions of this §  73.62 adopted August 2, 1971, effective August 14, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1649; amended April 26, 1974, effective May 13, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 817; amended August 30, 1974, effective September 16, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 1805; amended January 21, 1983, effective January 22, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 508; amended November 7, 1997, effective November 8, 1997, 27 Pa.B. 5877. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (217337).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  73.11 (relating to general); and 25 Pa. Code §  73.46 (relating to dosing pumps).

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