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A. Permit Required: No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof, without first obtaining a written permit from the Town Engineer.
B. Costs Borne By Owner: All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the Town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
C. Use Of Old Building Sewers: Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Town Engineer, to meet all requirements of this Chapter.
D. Standards And Specifications: The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavation, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing codes 1 , or other applicable rules and regulations of the Town. In the absence of code provisions, or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and WPCF Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
E. Connections To Public Sewers:
1. The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code, or other applicable rules and regulations of the Town, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and the WPCF Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight, and verified by proper testing. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Town Engineer before installation.
2. Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
3. No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or unpolluted ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
F. Inspection, Connection And Testing: The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Town Engineer when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection and testing shall be made under the supervision of the Town Engineer or his representative.
G. Excavations: All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights in accordance with OSHA rules and regulations, 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 Town and in compliance with current OSHA rules and regulations.
H. Sewer Valves: A sewer valve conforming to Town standards shall be installed on any new construction. (Ord. 99-03, 11-16-1999)
1. See Title 7, Chapter 1 of this Code.