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(a) Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of waste.
(b) The owner of all houses, building or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City, is hereby required, at his or her expense, to install suitable sanitary facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with this chapter, within ninety days after the date of official notice to do so, provided that the foundation wall of the structure from which sewage or other waste originates is not more than 200 feet from the nearest boundary of the right-of-way within which the sewer is located. The Board of Health may order a connection period of less than ninety days if the Board of Health deemed necessary to maintain proper control of health hazard conditions. A connection at a distance greater than 200 feet may be ordered by the Safety Service Director or the Board of Health if it is deemed necessary to maintain proper control of health hazard conditions or to protect natural water from pollution. The Board of Health may afford a period of time for the connection of up to three years, or the maximum period of time permitted by State law or regulations, whichever is less.
(c) No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connection with or opening into, or use, alter or disturb, any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit therefor from the Director.
(d) No person shall construct, connect or repair any sanitary sewer, construct or repair any sewer drain connecting with a City storm sewer or inlet, or do any work in connection therewith, unless he or she obtains a permit therefor from the City Engineer.
(e) All costs and expenses incident to or incurred in connection with the installation, connection and maintenance of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City for any loss, damage or claims that may, directly or indirectly, be occasioned by or result from the installation, connection and maintenance of the building sewer.
(f) A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building, except that 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, courtyard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.
A building sewer within five feet of any building shall be constructed and tested as prescribed for the building drain. The building sewer shall not be less than two feet below the finish grade.
(g) Existing building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the City Engineer, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
(h) The size, slope, alignment and materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Codes or other applicable rules and regulations of the City. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Water Pollution Control Federation Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
(i) Whenever possible, every building drainage system shall drain by gravity to a public sewer system. Only that section, branch of drain located below the elevation of the public sewer or sewer system shall be permitted to be drained into a sealed and vented sump pursuant to OAC 4101:2-5-154. Gravity drainage must be accomplished wherever possible.
(j) No person shall connect roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface run-off or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a sanitary sewer.
(k) The connection of a building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the re quirements of the Building and Plumbing Codes or other applicable rules and regulations of the City or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Water Pollution Control Federation Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials shall be approved by the Safety-Service Director or the City Engineer or his or her representative.
(l) The applicant for a building sewer permit shall notify the Director and the City Engineer or their representatives when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Director or the City Engineer or his or her representative.
(m) All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from any attendant 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 Engineer.
(n) Any owner of houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or any other purpose, serviced by a combined sanitary/storm sewer or septic tank, shall connect to a sanitary sewer, if one is available, within sixty days of receipt of a written order to do so by the Health Commissioner, the Building Inspector, the City Engineer or the Safety-Service Director of the City.
(o) Whenever the owner of a property, or any other person who is an occupant of a property, makes an application to the Division of Utilities for a name or address change for billing purposes, in regard to either water service or sanitary sewer service for such property, an inspection shall be made if no inspection of the type specified in this section has been made within the previous five years and if one of the following conditions is met:
(1) The property is located within the City corporation limits and the property receives water service only, in which case the sanitary waste disposal facilities shall be inspected by the City Health Department to determine that the system is functioning properly.
(2) The property is located within the City corporation limits and also within the combined sewer area of the City, as shown on a map on file in the Council Clerk's Office, in which case the sanitary lateral serving the property shall be dye tested by the Division of Engineering to determine that the building sewer is connected to the proper public sewer (separate sanitary sewer where available) and functioning at the time of inspection.
The owner or occupant who has applied for the change in billing shall be required to pay a fee as determined from time to time by the Board of Health for such inspections.
The owner of the property shall make any necessary corrections to his or her private waste disposal system, or repairs to the sanitary lateral, or construct a proper connection to the public sanitary sewer, at his or her expense, as may be ordered under the authority provided by any rules of the City Health Department, ordinances of the City or laws of the State.
(Ord. 93-293. Passed 12-20-93; Ord. 2009-69. Passed 2-17-09.)