§ 53.03  PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL.
   (A)   Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of § 53.02, the sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter, unless it would be uneconomical to do so because the expected time between the date of the availability of a public sanitary sewer that is presently planned.
   (B)   Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the regulatory agency. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished to the applicant, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the regulatory agency. A permit and inspection fee as designated by the agency shall be paid 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 regulatory agency. 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 regulatory agency when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 72 hours of the receipt of notice by the regulatory agency.
   (D)   The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the regulatory agency. 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, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with the code and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material as required by the regulatory agency.
   (F)   The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times at no expense to the Town. The removal of a septic from private sewage disposal facilities shall be performed by individuals licensed to perform such work.
   (G)   Nothing in this code shall prevent any industry from applying to the Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control for a permit to properly discharge their treated wastewater directly to a stream.
(`83 Code, § 13-203)  (Am. Ord. 2017-07, passed 5-8-17)