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(A) It shall be the private property owners’ duty to maintain private sewer lines and house connections. If any owner shall fail to properly maintain a private sewer line or any house sewer service line or any other private sewer line the city or Public Works Authority may shut off the supply of water to those premises in violation of this division and/or may proceed with municipal court charges and impose a fine of up to $200 per day plus court cost.
(B) The water distribution and drainage system of any building in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected to a public water main and sewer respectively, if available, and the use of a private water supply for purposes other than irrigation or landscaping shall be prohibited. Where a public water main is not available, an individual water supply shall be required and shall be provided by the property owner. Where a public sewer is not available, a private sewage disposal system shall be required and shall be provided by the property owner conforming to the private sewage disposal code listed in Appendix A of the BOCA Plumbing Code. Any building equipped with plumbing fixtures connected to a private well on the effective date of this article does not have to be connected to a public water main, until the time connection to the private well in use on the effective date of this article is discontinued. A public water main or public sewer system shall be considered available to a building when the lot line is located with 300 feet of the public water main or sewer.
(C) Violation of division (B) of this section shall be an offense punishable in municipal court by a fine of up to $200 per day plus court costs.
(`90 Code, § 4-14) (Ord. 2890, passed 6-29-89; Am. Ord. 2892, passed 8-1-89; Am. Ord. 3169, passed 12-20-05; Am. Ord. 3220, passed 6-7-11)