§ 50.017  PRIVATE WASTEWATER DISPOSAL.
   (A)   Public sewer not available.
      (1)   Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of § 50.016, the building sewer shall be connected, until the public sewer is available, to a private wastewater disposal system complying with the provisions of the Boyd County Health Department and all applicable local and state regulations.
      (2)   The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the city.
      (3)   No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by applicable local or state regulations.
      (4)   Holders of NPDES/KPDES permits may be excepted. Industries with current NPDES/KPDES permits may discharge at permitted discharge points provided they are in compliance with the issuing authority.
   (B)   Requirements for installation.
      (1)   Prior to constructing a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit from the Director of Engineering and Utilities. The applicant shall provide a site plan, specifications, and other information as deemed necessary by the Director. The permit and inspection fee(s) shall be established by the city.
      (2)   The Department shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Director when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered.
      (3)   The type, capacity, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all local or state regulations.
      (4)   Permits for approved aerator systems may be issued by the Director subject to the following:
         (a)   A public water supply shall be available to the proposed and/or existing building;
         (b)   The aerator system shall pose no adverse conditions to surrounding properties and/or environment;
         (c)   The applicant must obtain written approval from the State Plumbing Inspector and;
         (d)   The area of the building lot shall contain at least 15,000 square feet.
      (5)   The lot size for all private wastewater disposal systems, other than approved aerator systems, employing subsurface soil absorption facilities shall contain no less than 20,000 square feet.
      (6)   A permit for private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the local and state authorities.
(Ord. 62-2012, passed 8-16-12)