§ 156.125  WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL.
   (A)   Plans to accompany permit applications; plan approval prerequisite to excavation or construction. Each application for a building permit, a special use permit or a certificate of occupancy shall be accompanied with plans of the proposed methods of water supply and sewage disposal, in a form acceptable to the appropriate authorizing agency. No excavation or construction for any building or use of land shall be commenced until subsequent approval is noted on the plan of the proposed development and a building permit issued.
   (B)   Authorized methods and required approvals. Any application shall specify the methods to be used and shall describe any special conditions to be met. These methods and the approvals required include the following:
      (1)   Connection to public sewerage or water systems operated by a municipality, sanitary district or other governmental agency. Connection approval by an authorized officer of the systems;
      (2)   Connection to community sewerage or water systems operated by a responsible person other than a governmental agency. Connection approval by an authorized officer of the systems; and
      (3)   Installation of other than public or community sewerage systems. Design approval by the Dare County Health Department.
   (C)   System approval. The sewerage and water systems to which connections are to be made shall be authorized as follows:
      (1)   Water supply:
         (a)   Individual supply approval by the Dare County Health Department;
         (b)   For 10 to 25 dwelling units, approval by the State Board of Health; and
         (c)   For 25 or more dwelling units, approval by the State Board of Health and the State Utilities Commission.
      (2)   Sewage collection and treatment:
         (a)   For a septic tank, approval by the Dare County Health Department;
         (b)   For a sewerage system serving facilities regulated by the State Board of Health (i.e. institutions, restaurants, motels and the like), approval by the County Health Department; and
         (c)   For a sewerage system serving all other uses (i.e., industry, commerce, communities and the like), approval by the State Department of Water and Air Resources, when applicable;
         (d)   Additional requirements for certain systems. The person operating a community water system for 25 or more customers or a sewerage system for which a rate is charged shall hold a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the State Utilities Commission, and there shall be recorded with a plat of the property the written affidavit of a registered engineer, engaged in the independent practice of civil engineering, that water and sewer mains and laterals comply with pertinent standards of the State Board of Health, and that the mains and laterals are installed according to the standards and approved in writing by the State Board of Health, and a bond, trust instrument or other form of written assurance, satisfactory to the Town Council, assuring the continuous proper maintenance and operation of the sewerage and water systems.
         (e)   Pump and haul. Notwithstanding §§ 156.125(C)(2)(a), (b), (c), and (d) above, pump and haul tank systems are prohibited except when used as a temporary emergency measure while the existing sewage collection and treatment system is being repaired, and the repair period shall not exceed 14 days.
(Ord. 04-21, passed 10-6-2004, § 43.1; Am. Ord. 07-17, passed 12-5-2007; Am. Ord. 21-01, passed 6-2-2021)