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A. General: Responsibility for the construction and cost of the sewer tap-in and public service line, located in a public right-of-way or sanitary sewer easement, shall be that of property owner whose property is being connected to the wastewater system, or the person causing the connection to be made. Upon completion and acceptance by the Public Works Department, the sewer tap-in and public service line shall become a part of the City sewer system.
B. Permit Required: A sewer tap permit, issued by the Public Works Department, is required prior to the construction or repair of any sewer tap-in, including the plugging of any old tap at the time the new tap is constructed, as well as any construction or repair of any public sewer system pipe located in a public right-of-way or sanitary sewer dedicated easement which is connected to an existing sewer lateral, trunk, interceptor or manhole. Applications for the permit may be obtained from the department. All applicable sewer connection fees must be paid prior to issuance of a sewer tap permit. This sewer tap permit will expire one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of issuance. A separate plumbing permit shall not be required for tap-ins to the public sewer system, although plumbing permit requirements shall be applicable to all plumbing work upon private property.
1. Failure To Obtain Permit: Any person who shall commence any work for which a permit is required by this chapter, without first having obtained that permit shall, if subsequently permitted to obtain the permit, pay double the permit fee fixed by subsection 10-2-7-3E of this chapter for such work.
2. Exception For Emergency Work: This provision shall not apply to emergency work when it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the department that such work was urgently necessary, and that it was not practical to obtain a permit before commencement of the work. In all such cases, a permit must be obtained as soon as it is practical to do so. A double fee shall be charged if there is an unreasonable delay in obtaining the permit.
3. Waiver For Certain Developments: The requirement of a sewer tap permit may be waived if a development has requirements of platting with separate conditions for payment of sewer tap fees with the inspection fees.
C. Construction Specifications: Construction of the sewer tap-in shall conform to the City "sewer tap" specifications, available at the Public Works Department, and issued to the applicant at the time of permit application. Only plumbers licensed in accordance with the provisions of title 9, chapter 4 of this Code, or contractors having a valid Idaho public works license, shall be authorized to make the actual tap-in to the Boise City sewer.
D. Approval Of Public Works Department Required: Prior to, and during, any work or alteration on any City sewer as part of a sewer tap-in, the proposed sewer tap-in must be inspected and approved by a public works inspector. Request for inspection must be made to the Public Works Department at least twenty four (24) hours prior to the proposed sewer tap-in. Inspections will be made during a normal working day.
E. Failure To Inspect: Any person who connects to the City sewer system without inspection and approval by a public works inspector may be required, at their expense, to excavate the pipeline facilities constructed and disconnect the sewer tap-in from the public sewer, in order for proper inspection to be made. This disconnection must be made in compliance with section 10-2-5-5 of this chapter. (1952 Code § 8-11-05.04)