§ 51.03  PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL.
   (A)   Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of § 51.02(D), the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this section.
   (B)   Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Director.  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 are deemed necessary by the Director.  A permit and inspection fee of $50 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 Director.  He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Director when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered.  The inspection shall be made within 60 hours of the receipt of written notice by the Director.
   (E)   At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 51.02(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 Vermilion County Health Department.
   (H)   When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to the sewer within 180 days after the date of an official notice to do so, and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.
(Ord. 7193, passed 7-29-86; Am. Ord. 8781, passed 1-17-12)  Penalty, see § 51.99