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(A) Before any excavation work is performed in a public right-of-way in the city, the person(s) responsible for installing or repairing any existing sewer line connected to the city sewer system shall:
(1) Notify the Utilities Superintendent’s office of any work to be done;
(2) Obtain all bonds, permits and fees as required by city ordinance and state law; and
(3) Submit plans showing the proposed location of the excavation which clearly outlines the scope of the work to be performed and show any public street, alley, sidewalk, curb, sewer or water lines/mains or any other public right-of-way utility or lines that may be disturbed, damaged, altered or otherwise affected by the proposed excavation.
(B) No owner or occupant of any real property shall tap or drain either directly or indirectly into any public sewer until a sewer tap permit has been obtained and until he or she has satisfied his or her obligation to pay all tap fees, assessments, reimbursements or pro rata shares of sewer extension costs, established by ordinance or private agreement, that are laid against that property for public sewers installed to serve it.
(C) (1) Generally. No particular qualifications shall be required of any person to obtain a sewer tap permit, but all such connections shall conform to the provisions of this subchapter as they relate to sewer pipe composition and installation of sewer pipe. Should it appear at the time application is made for a sewer tap permit that there is noncompliance with the provisions of this subchapter, no sewer tap permit will be issued until the nonconformity has been corrected.
(2) Schedule of fees.
(a) The Board of Public Works and Safety shall determine the amount of the sewer tap inspection fee which shall be paid to the Clerk-Treasurer of the city prior to issuance of a permit.
(b) The schedule of permit fees to be paid shall be as follows and such fees must be paid before the permit is issued:
Sanitary sewer tap fee
Storm drain tap fee
(3) Inflow/clear water connection. For any building or structure constructed after adoption of this subchapter, the inflow/clear water connection to a combined sewer shall be made separate and distinct from the sanitary waste connection in order to facilitate disconnection of the former if a separate storm sewer subsequently becomes available. In this situation, two sewer tap fees must be purchased.
(Ord. 2002-0303, passed 3-11-2002) Penalty, see § 51.999