1043.02  PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS.
   (a)   Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under Section 1043.01(d), the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with this section.
   (b)   Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall obtain a written permit signed by the Supervisor of City Maintenance. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City which the applicant shall supplement with any plans, specifications and other information as deemed necessary by the Supervisor. A permit and inspection fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) 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 Supervisor or his or her authorized representative. He or she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Supervisor when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within twenty-four hours of the receipt of written notice by the Supervisor.
   (d)   The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the State Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code and with the Illinois 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 7,500 square feet (677 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 Section 1043.01(d), 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 a 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 Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department.
   (h)   When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to such public sewer within sixty days, and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.
(Ord. 569.  Passed 9-21-88.)