§ 51.37 PERMITS.
   (A)   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 Chandler Clerk-Treasurer.
   (B)   (1)   There shall be 3 classes of building sewer permits:
         (a)   Residential;
         (b)   Commercial; and
         (c)   Industrial.
      (2)   In no case, for sewer connection applications for property located outside the town limits of the Town of Chandler, shall sewer connection be made to any building located on a lot, the size of which the lot shall be less than the lot size limitations for that zoning classification as provided in the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for the Town of Chandler.
      (3)   In all cases, the owner or his or her agent shall make application on a special form provided by the town for the appropriate class of sewer permit. The permit applications shall be supplemented by plans and specifications pertaining to the sewer service connection and may require further information considered pertinent in the judgement of the Superintendent or Sewer Inspector. The owner or agent shall not start the sewer service connection or any construction thereof without written approval from the Sewer Inspector.
   (C)   (1)    A permit inspection fee and sewer impact fee shall be paid to the Chandler Clerk-Treasurer at the time the application is filed, along with the appropriate sewer availability fee. Fees shall be as follows:
Type of Sewer Permit
Inspection Fee
Impact Fee
Residential in town
out of town
Commercial in town
out of town
Industrial in town
Industrial out of town
      (2)   A 2% annual increase shall be calculated and placed on all inspection fees and impact fees which shall become effective on January 15 of each year. Sewer availability fees shall be governed by Ord. 1992-3.
   (D)   (1)   All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner.
      (2)   The Chandler Sewer Department and the Town of Chandler, Indiana shall not be responsible for any sewer backup problems resulting from a problem in the service main. It shall be the owners responsibility to connect appropriate devices to prevent the backup of sewer waters into their building.
      (3)   The owner or the person installing the building sewer for the owner, shall indemnify the town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation.
   (E)   A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building.
   (F)   Old building sewers cannot be used in connection with new buildings.
   (G)   (1)   The building sewer shall be P.V.C., sewer pipe as approved by the Sewer Inspector equal to or greater than SDR 35. Joints shall be tight and waterproof.
      (2)   Any part of the building sewer that is located within 10 feet of a water service pipe shall be constructed of material as approved by the Sewer Inspector. Cast iron joints may be required by the Sewer Inspector where the building sewer is exposed to damage by tree roots.
      (3)   If installed in filled or unstable ground, the building sewer shall be of cast iron soil pipe, except that nonmetallic material may be accepted if laid on a suitable concrete bed or cradle as approved by the Sewer Inspector.
   (H)   (1)   The size and slope of the building sewers shall be subject to the approval of the Sewer Inspector, but in no event shall the diameter be less than 6 inches.
      (2)   The slope of the 6-inch pipe shall not be less than 1/8 inch per foot.
   (I)   (1)   Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. No building sewer shall be laid parallel to or within 3 feet of any bearing wall. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. The building sewer shall be laid at a uniform grade and in a straight alignment.
      (2)   Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curved pipes and fittings and only on prior approval from the Sewer Inspector.
   (J)   (1)   In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by the drains shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the building sewer.
      (2)   No water operated ejector shall be used.
   (K)   (1)   All excavations required for the installation of a building sewer shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the Sewer Inspector.
      (2)   Pipe laying and backfill shall be performed in accordance with ASTII specifications except that no backfill shall be placed until the work has been inspected and approved by the Sewer Inspector.
   (L)   All joints and connections shall be made gas tight and water tight.
   (M)   (1)   The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall be made at the “Y” branch.
      (2)   If the public sewer is 12 inches in diameter or less and no properly located “Y” is available, the owner at his or her sole expense install a “Y” branch in the public sewer at a location specified and approved by the Sewer Inspector.
   (N)   (1)   The applicant for the building sewer, all classes, shall notify the Sewer Inspector when the building will be ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer.
      (2)   The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Sewer Inspector or his or her representative.
      (3)   All inspections shall be made during normal business hours. Should a sewer inspection be required after normal business hours, an additional fee of one-half of the original sewer inspection fee shall be charged and collected by the Clerk-Treasurer.
   (O)   Should the owner call for an inspection, and then due to the inspection by the Sewer Inspector, additional inspections are required for additional work that had to be completed, the Sewer Inspector shall have the power to assess a reinspection fee equal to the original inspection fee as charged.
   (P)   All excavations for building sewer installations shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, right-of-ways, and other public property shall not be disturbed unless a road cut permit has been issued in accordance with Ord. 1989-7, and if so disturbed, shall be restored in a manner in compliance of Ord. 1989-7.
   (Q)   Whenever any work has been done contrary to the provisions in this subchapter, the Sewer Inspector may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged in doing or causing the work to be done, and any persons shall forthwith stop the work until authorized by the Sewer Inspector to proceed with the work.
(Ord. 1995-5, passed 10-2-1995; Am. Ord. 2004-5, passed 3-1-2004) Penalty, see § 51.99