§ 50.184  REGULATIONS CONCERNING USE OF STORM SEWERS AND SUMP PUMPS.
   The following regulations shall govern the use of village storm sewers (defined as any underground storm sewer belonging to the village or public or private aboveground structure, such as a swale or French drain, which flows into an underground storm sewer belonging to the village) and the discharge of sump pumps on public property and rights-of-ways.
   (A)   No sanitary sewage, solid waste or industrial waste shall be deposited into any storm sewer or other place which is upstream of a storm sewer.
   (B)   No rainwater downspouts, surface drains, footing drains or sump pumps shall be connected to a sanitary sewer. Rainwater downspouts, surface drains, footing drains and/or sump pumps may be connected to storm sewers only when the Village Engineer determines there is sufficient capacity to carry the additional water.
   (C)   No sump pump effluent shall be discharged onto any public right-of-way or other public property unless approved by the Village Engineer.
   (D)   No landscape waste (e.g., grass clippings, shrubbery, clippings, leaves) shall be deposited into any storm sewer or inlet.
   (E)   No unauthorized person shall break, deface, destroy or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the village storm sewer network.
   (F)   Sump pumps that were discharging onto public rights-of-way or property as of June 1, 2012 are exempt from the requirement of division (C) if their owners:
      (1)   Contact the Public Works Department and register such sump pumps on or before September 1, 2012; and
      (2)   Consult with the Public Works Department regarding methods of redirecting or minimizing sump pump effluent discharged to public rights-of-way or property; and
      (3)   Implement remedial measures recommended by the Public Works Department, so long as such remedial efforts cost the owner less than $50 per sump pump.
(Ord. 79-11, passed 4-10-79; Am. Ord. 12-20, passed 6-12-12; Am. Ord. 16-15, passed 4-26-16)