Sec. 13-4-110.   Enforcement.
   (a)   The responsibility of cleaning and maintaining all grease interceptors and sand and oil traps shall be the customer's and/or owner's. Grease interceptors and sand and oil traps shall be inspected periodically by the City's maintenance contractor, and, if not properly maintained, the City will initiate procedures to obtain compliance with this Chapter.
   (b)   The charge for these inspections to the customer and/or owner shall be a direct pass-on of the expense to the City and shall be billed directly by the City for all costs incurred by the City in inspecting the property.
   (c)   Discharge of sewage in any manner in violation of this Chapter is hereby declared a public nuisance and may be corrected or abated as directed by the City.
   (d)   Whenever a discharge of sewage or the operation of a grease interceptor or sand or oil trap is in violation of the provisions of this Chapter or otherwise causes or threatens to cause a condition of contamination, pollution or nuisance, the City will issue a written notice to correct the practice within seventy-two (72) hours. If the practice is not corrected within such time, the City may notify the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and turn off water service or effect disconnection of the sanitary sewage service line from the City's system, until such time as the City has received adequate assurances that any and all violations of this Chapter will cease and will not occur in the future. In addition, all of the costs of the aforementioned proceedings shall be charged against the property and, until paid, shall constitute a perpetual lien against the property.
   (e)   When a discharge of waste causes an obstruction, damage or any other impairment to the City facilities, the City may assess a charge against the customer and/or owner for the work required to clean or repair the facility and add such charge to the customer's and/or owner's sewer service charge. The City shall have such remedies for the collection of such costs as it has for the collection of sewer service charges, and such costs, until paid, shall constitute a perpetual lien against the property.
   (f)   Any person who intentionally or negligently violates any provisions of this Chapter or conditions set forth in permits duly issued shall be liable civilly to the City. The City may petition the District Court to impose, assess and recover such sums.
   (g)   In order to effect its powers, the City may enter upon private property for the purpose of inspection and maintenance of sanitary and waste disposal facilities and may terminate service to property in which a violation of any of this Chapter is found to exist. Prior to termination of service, the City shall notify, in writing, the owner and tenant, if any, of such property that service is intended to be so terminated. Such notice shall be mailed to the customer at the address of record, and a copy shall be delivered to the owner and tenant or posted conspicuously on the property. The notice shall state the date of proposed termination of service and the reasons therefor. In the event of an emergency, the City may terminate service without prior notice; provided, however, that subsequent notice of the termination shall be delivered as set forth herein.
   (h)   The prohibitions against unauthorized discharge of wastes proscribed in this Section include the dumping or pumping of wastes directly into the City's manholes without the prior written consent of the City Manager.
(Ord. 334 § 4.5, 2005; Ord. 347 §1, 2008)