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(a) In all new construction, no downspouts, surface and subsurface drains, including foundation drains shall be connected to or discharged into the building sewer or into the public sanitary sewer. Foundation drains located either inside or outside of the foundation wall or the footer shall be discharged to a storm drain, if available, or to the street gutter. A sump pump shall be installed in each basement to lift surface or subsurface water collected by the foundation drain to the storm sewer or to the street where storm sewers are not available.
(b) All sanitary or drainage pipes or sewers shall be installed in conformance with this chapter. No roof, surface drainage or subsoil drainage water or other debris shall be permitted to enter the sanitary pipes during construction or thereafter. To prevent entry of water and debris during construction, all pipes which end in the building below ground level and are connected to, or will be connected to the City's sanitary sewer system shall have the interior building open end sealed by solvent weld cap or plug at the time the pipe is installed. The cap or plug shall remain until the underground plumbing is installed and the floor is ready to be poured or installed and/or sanitary drain piping has been extended above finish grade. No sewer or drainage pipes shall be concealed from view until they have been inspected by the Sewer Inspector and permission to cover them has been given by the Inspector.
(Ord. C11-77. Passed 2-11-77; Ord. C104-04. Passed 12-6-04.)