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(A) The owner of any property adjacent to a main sanitary sewer may make an application to the Director of Public Service for an extension of such sewer to provide additional service, under the terms and conditions hereinafter specified. No such extension shall be made unless a public water supply is available, or unless an adequate private source of water, approved by the Superintendent of Utilities, is available, and unless provisions are made for the metering of the private water supply in order to form a basis for sewer rental charges. Application for an extension of a main sanitary sewer shall be made to the Director on forms prepared by the Director. The application forms shall contain the following terms and conditions.
(1) The total cost of the extension, including house lateral and street intersections, manholes and lamp holes, shall be contracted for and paid by the applicant.
(2) The city shall be held harmless and shall not be responsible for any action, cause of action, damage or claim to person or property, or for any claim for labor or material arising out of or in any manner connected with the construction.
(3) All construction shall be supervised by and subject to the inspection and approval of the City Engineer and the sewer, upon completion and acceptance by the city, shall become the exclusive property of the city, without reservation, and with the specific right in the city to connect to or extend the sanitary sewer without payment of any kind to the applicant, his or her heirs, successors or assigns.
(4) Manholes shall be constructed, at the applicant’s expense, at intervals not to exceed approximately 300 feet or at such intervals as the City Engineer directs. In the event an extension does not end in a manhole, a lamp hole must be provided, at the expense of the applicant, to permit cleaning.
(5) The applicant shall agree to abide by all the ordinances, rules and regulations of the city in the construction of the extension and nothing contained in the application shall be construed to exempt the applicant from sewer rental charges levied by the city.
(B) If the Director approves the application, he or she shall endorse such approval on such application, issue a permit to open the street and direct the City Engineer to prepare grades and specifications for such extension. The permit shall be void 90 days after the date of its issuance.
(Prior Code, § 1040.03) (Ord. 22-1952, passed 3-3-1952)