(a)   Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provision of 15-402(d), the building sewer shall be connected to private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article.
   (b)   Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the city, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the superintendent. A permit and inspection fee per section 15-405 shall be paid to the city at the time the application is filed.
   (c)   A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the superintendent. He or she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 48 hours of the receipt of notice by the Superintendent or designee.
   (d)   The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations and requirements of the Division of Sanitation, Kansas State Board of Health. 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 one acre (43,560) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet.
   (e)   At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal as provided in section 15-402(d), a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this article and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with material deemed to be suitable by the city.
   (f)   The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the city.
   (g)   No statement contained within this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the health officer.
(Ord. 407; Code 2015)