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(a) No authorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or make any opening into, use, alter or disturb any sanitary sewer or appurtenance of the Sanitary Board.
(b) There shall be two classes of sewer service permits:
(1) For residential and commercial service, and
(2) For service to establishments producing industrial wastes.
In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the Village. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Board. An adequate and responsible bond may be required and delivered to the Village for the purpose of repairing and replacing any damage done to any public street or way by reason of such installation of a sewer connection or a sewer before such permit is issued. The Village shall determine the amount of such bond.
(c) All costs and expenses incidental to the installation, connection and maintenance of the customer service line shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the customer service line.
(d) A separate and independent customer service line shall be provided for every building or series of buildings located on a single parcel of land owned by the applicant.
(e) The slope, alignment and materials of construction of a customer service line, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, joining, testing and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the sanitary sewer specifications used by the Board. All customer service lines shall be a minimum of six inches and shall be of medium weight ductile Class 50 iron pipe or cast iron with O-ring rubber joints, or no HUB connectors, or Schedule 40 polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sewer pipe meeting ASTM Spec. D-2665 or O-Ring PVC pipe meeting ASTM D-3034 SDR 35, or Schedule 40 ABS pipe meeting ASTM designating D-2661 or F-628. All manholes will be precast circular concrete manholes meeting ASTM C 478 with a minimum wall thickness of five inches. Adequate soil cover to protect the service line from crushing or frost action is required. No customer service line shall be laid in the same trench with any gas and/or water line and shall be separated by at least ten feet from any water line. The slope of the customer service line shall be no less than one-eighth inch per foot. A slope of one-fourth inch or more is recommended. All excavations for customer service line installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Board.
(f) The customer service line shall be connected to a sanitary sewer at the lateral provided by the Board. The invert of a customer service line at the point of connection shall be at the same or higher elevation than the invert of the sanitary sewer.
(g) No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a customer service line or lateral sewer which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a sanitary sewer. Upon determination that this type of connection has been made, the Board shall cause the owner to be notified by certified mail that he shall remove such connections within thirty days. Should the owner fail to do so, penalties called for under Section 929.99 shall be invoked.
(h) Except as otherwise provided in this article, each improved property shall be connected separately and independently with a lateral through an independent customer service line. Grouping of more than one improved property on one customer line shall not be permitted except under special circumstances and for good sanitary reasons or other good causes shown and then only after special permission of the Board as may be prescribed by the Board.
(i) Where an improved property, at the time connection to a sanitary sewer is required, shall be served by its own sewage disposal system or device, the existing sewer line shall be broken on the structure side of such sewage disposal system or device, and attachment shall be made, with proper fittings, to continue such sewer line as a customer service line. The Board may, at its discretion, permit the utilization of an existing sewer line provided an inspection discloses that it is reasonably true to grade and alignment and in good condition. In case of an existing sewer line utilizing a type of sewer pipe not specified herein, the Board shall have the right to require the owner to uncover the full extent of the pipe to determine its condition and may require its replacement with approved pipe as outlined herein, if the inspection discloses such pipe to be deteriorated in any manner. The cost of replacing the pipe where necessary shall be the sole responsibility of the owner thereof.
(j) No customer service line shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by the Board or its representative. If the line is covered before inspection, it shall be uncovered by the owner for inspection and approval prior to permit being issued. Every customer service line shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner of such improved property.
(k) The applicant for the sewer service permit shall notify the Board when the customer service line is ready for inspection and connection to the sanitary sewer.
(Ord. 2007-06. Passed 7-17-07.)