§ 54.02  PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL.
   (A)   Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of § 54.01(D) of this chapter, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this section.
   (B)   Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the city. The application for such a permit shall be made on a form furnished by the city (reference § 54.08 of this chapter), which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the city. A permit and inspection fee of $10 shall be paid to the city at the time the application is filed.
   (C)   A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the city. They shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the city when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 48 hours of the receipt of written notice by the city.
   (D)   The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of 225 ILCS 225/1 et seq., the State Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and with the State Environmental Protection Agency. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than 7,000 square feet (650.3 square meters). No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
   (E)   At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 54.01(D) of this chapter, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
   (F)   The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in an sanitary manner at all times, and at no expense to the city.
   (G)   No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Commissioner of Public Health.
   (H)   When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within 60 days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.
(Ord. 5, Series 198-1982, passed 8-24-1981)