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A. Permit To Connect:
1. Permit Required: No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the city.
2. Classes Of Permits; Applications: There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits: for residential and commercial service and for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the city. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the city. (Ord. 258, 6-14-1988)
3. Permit And Inspection Fee: A permit and inspection fee shall be established by resolution of the city council from time to time as it sees the need for change. (Ord. 258, 6-14-1988; amd. Ord. 500, 9-10-2013)
B. Separate Building Sewers:
1. A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building, residential and commercial, except when, in the opinion of the supervisor, it is advisable to connect two (2) or more buildings with the main sewer line, and except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.
2. Industrial wastes shall enter the public sewer at as many points as is required by the industrial facility. Each point of entry shall have an industrial monitor station at that point.
C. Use Of Existing Sewers: Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the city, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
D. Installation And Connection Requirements:
1. The size, slope, alignment and materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing codes and other applicable rules, regulations and requirements of the city. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and WPCF "Manual Of Practice No. 9" shall apply. (Ord. 258, 6-14-1988)
2. All sewers connected to the city sewer system shall have backflow valves installed at the owner's expense. (Ord. 266, 10-3-1989)
3. a. Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer, all at the owner's expense. (Ord. 258, 6-14-1988)
b. Any cost and upkeep of any lift stations required for the sewers of the city are the responsibility of the developer. (Res. 337, 3-11-1997)
4. The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing codes and other applicable rules and regulations of the city, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and WPCF "Manual Of Practice No. 9". All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the city before installation.
5. All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazards. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the city. Excavations shall be made in such a manner as to impede travel as little as possible and for such time periods as the supervisor may direct.
E. Prohibited Discharges: No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a sanitary sewer, building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
F. Inspections: The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the supervisor when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the supervisor or his representative.
G. Liability For Costs And Expenses: All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the city from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer. (Ord. 258, 6-14-1988)