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(a) Where a subdivision is located within 300 feet of an existing sanitary sewer, the subdivider shall install sanitary sewerage in accordance with plans approved by the City Engineer.
Properties with existing, functioning, certified, and working septic systems within the Ashtabula City limits are grandfathered, however once the sanitary sewer becomes readily available at the property frontage, the owner will be given notice of the need to tap-in to the system within 180 days (6 months). (Ord. 1995-195. Passed 11-6-95.)
(b) In other cases, where lots are less than 20,000 square feet and where plans for the installation of sanitary sewers in the vicinity of the subdivision have been prepared by the City or another agency, the subdivider may be required to install sewers in conformity with such plans. In such cases, until a connection can be made with the public sewer system, the use of a primary sewage treatment plant shall be permitted, provided the disposal facilities are constructed in accordance with the requirements of the State Department of Health and the County Board of Health.
(c) In subdivisions where the lots are 20,000 square feet or more, are a minimum width of 100 feet, and are not served by a public supply of potable water, the subdivider may install individual disposal devices for each lot at the time improvements are erected thereon. If a lot is served by a public supply of potable water, has an area of not less than 12,000 square feet, and a width of eighty feet or more, the subdivider also may install individual disposal services. All individual sewage disposal systems shall be constructed in accordance with regulations and requirements of the State Department of Health and the County Board of Health.
(1980 Code 152.40)