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(A) Where a public sewer is not available under the provisions of subsection 7-1-11(D) of this chapter, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with all requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health and with the provisions of this section. (Ord. 14/88, 3-20-1989)
(B) Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Clerk of the City. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City which the applicant shall supplement with any plans, specifications, other information as are deemed necessary by the Clerk of the City. A permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed pursuant to title 13, "Schedule Of Fees", of this Code. (Ord. 15/2017, 6-5-2017)
(C) A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the inspector. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the inspector when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made no later than the next normal working day after receipt of written notice by the Clerk of the City.
(D) The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the State of Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code with the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than twenty one thousand six hundred (21,600) square feet (1,944 square meters). No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
(E) The owner of a private sewage disposal facility shall operate and maintain the facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City.
(F) At such times as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be cleaned, abandoned, and filled with suitable material. (Ord. 14/88, 3-20-1989)
(G) No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Director of Public Works. (Ord. 05/2014, 4-7-2014)