A.   Permit Required: No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connection with, or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the town's designated representative(s).
   B.   Classes Of Permit; Application; Fee: There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits: 1) for residential and commercial service, and 2) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or agent shall make application on a form furnished by the town. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the director of public works or town engineer. A permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the town at the time the application is filed 1 .
   C.   Costs And Expenses; Indemnification: All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer. The owner shall be responsible for the sewer line from the main sewer line to the house, building, structure, etc., that it hooks to.
   D.   Separate Sewer Required: A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; 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. The town does not and will not assume any obligation or responsibility for damage caused by or resulting from any such single connection aforementioned.
   E.   Use Of Old House Sewers: Old house sewers, or portions thereof, may be approved for use by the director of public works. The director of public works may require that the old sewer be excavated for the purpose of facilitating inspection. No old cesspool or septic tank shall be connected to any portion of a house sewer that is also connected to a public sewer. Any and all abandoned sewer service lines shall be capped by the owner of the real property at the time the line is disconnected.
   F.   Construction Specifications: The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of all sanitary sewers, including building sewers, and the methods to be used in excavation, placing of pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town and the state. In the absence of suitable 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.
   G.   Elevation: 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.
   H.   Surface Runoff, Groundwater Prohibited: No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, foundation drains, areaway drains, cellar sump pumps, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
   I.   Connection: The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town and the state, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and the WPCF manual of practice no. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight and verified by proper testing.
   J.   Supervision; Inspection: The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the director of public works when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection and testing shall be made under the supervision of the director of public works or representative.
   K.   Excavations; Barricades: All excavations for building sewer installations shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the town. (Per motion dated 3-12-2009)



1. See section 10-3-6 of this title.