(a)   Permits.   No connection with any sewer main, shall be made without a tap in fee paid and a permit from the Village.  The Contractor or the property owner shall make written application for each permit.
   (b)   Materials.  Minimum size shall be 4 inch and acceptable material for use as service lines are (no variances):
      (1)   PVC schedule 40 pipe with chemically welded connection meeting ASTM D-1785 standards.
      (2)   PVC gravity sewer pipe, ASTM D-3034, with elastomeric gasket joints conforming to ASTM D-3213.
      (3)   ABS solid wall pipe, ASTM D2751, with chemically welded type joints conforming to ASTM D-2253.
   (c)   Construction Details.
      (1)   No storm drains or groundwater shall be allowed to discharge into the sanitary sewer lines.  Downspouts and foundation drains shall be connected to storm drains or discharged on the ground surface.
      (2)   Sewer connections shall be a minimum of 10 feet from any well or cistern water supply sources and shall be constructed as straight as possible.
      (3)   Service connections shall be bedded in stone placed four inches below the pipe and covering the top of the pipe.  Where trenches abut private road shoulders or driveways, it is required that limestone 304-ODOT backfill be placed to the road surface.  Material shall be placed in 12 inch tamped layers.  Bedding stone shall not exceed State of Ohio Department of Transportation specification #67 in size or Ohio EPA Class 1 graded stone.  Gravel bedding will be mandatory where public roads are involved.
      (4)   Adaptors for changing from one type of pipe to another shall be as recommended by the manufacturer and approved by the inspector.  Where 90 degree turns are required, two 45 degree bends shall be used instead of one 90 degree bend.  Runs between bends shall be on a straight line and grade.
      (5)   Service lines shall be a minimum of 4 inches in diameter for single family dwellings.  Service lines for multi-family and commercial buildings shall be a minimum of 6 inches in diameter.  Minimum grade for a 4 inch service connection shall be 1.2 feet fall per 100 feet.  Minimum grade for a 6 inch service connection shall be 0.6 feet fall per 100 feet.
      (6)   The service connection shall be tested with water filled to at least ground level.  Water loss shall not exceed 0.15 gallons per foot of pipe per 24 hours for 4 inch pipe and 0.23 gallons per foot of pipe per 24 hours for 6 inch pipe.  The trench shall not be backfilled until all tests are made unless special or safety conditions, as noted by the inspector, require immediate backfill.  The Contractor shall furnish the test plugs and equipment necessary to perform the test.  A wye shall be inserted at the beginning of the service connection for the test.  The beginning wye must have a “cookie” or plug as recommended by the pipe manufacturer to seal it after the test.  The wye’s may be used as future “clean out” openings, if desired.  A 90 degree removable elbow may be substituted for the upstream wye, if desired, on-welded type pipe connections.
      (7)   The Contractor shall notify the BPA at least 24 hours before work commences and no pipe shall be connected to the main until it has been approved by the Inspector.
      (8)   The Inspector shall obtain the location of the tap from the as-built drawings and make necessary notations on the inspection sheet of these measurements and any corrections.  Also, notes shall be made of materials used, tests for the service connection, and inspection or test to determine that no downspouts or other drains are interconnected.
      (9)   A separate and individual sanitary sewer connection shall be made to each building.  No connection shall serve more than one building unless specific authority is given by the Water-Wastewater Supervisor.
      (10)   If any Contractor or owner shall neglect or refuse to do anything required by these regulations, fail to adequately repair and restore paving or sidewalks that are damaged in the laying of any house lateral, assume liability for all damages arising from excavations and making connections with, and openings into public sewers, subsoil drains, and utility service lines, whether above or below ground and regardless of whether damages occur within public rights-of-way, dedicated easement areas, or on private properties, fail to regrade settled back fill or reseed areas for which he is responsible, or fail to repair damaged public property within a reasonable time (normally 96 hours) after receiving written notice from the Water- Wastewater Supervisor to do so, the Water-Wastewater Supervisor may cause such work to be done under contract without advertising, with some capable person and the bill for the entire cost of the same shall be rendered to the Owner who shall be liable for paying all cost incurred.
      (11)   Damage, defects or other problems with the sewer mains, stacks or laterals not necessarily caused by the sewer pipe installation or but attributable to building activities (concrete delivery truck traffic, foundation excavation,  landscaping excavation, etc.) will be the responsibility of the owner of the building lot involved.  Failure to make adequate repairs within a reasonable period of time (normally 96 hours) after receiving written notification from the Water-Wastewater Supervisor to do so may cause the Water-Wastewater Supervisor to have such work done under contract, without advertising, with some capable person and the bill for the entire cost of the same shall be rendered to the owner of the building lot who shall be liable for and shall pay all costs incurred.
   (d)   Ownership.    Sanitary sewer service laterals from the easement or end of service line provided by the BPA to the home or building being served shall be the sole responsibility of the individual property owner.