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(A) Any on-site sewerage facility existing or being maintained within the city or within 500 feet of the city limits shall be maintained in such a way that it does not create a nuisance and a menace to the public health, and the city shall have the power to abate any such nuisance in accordance with the law.
(B) The city may require a property owner to abate an on-site sewage disposal system on the owner’s property which is a nuisance, not later than the thirtieth day after the date on which the owner is notified by the city of the nuisance. The property owner must take adequate measures as soon as possible to abate an immediate health hazard. The property may be assessed a maximum penalty under the law for each day that the on-site sewage disposal system remains a nuisance after the thirtieth day. The Building Official may grant an extension of an additional 30 days in the event the nuisance cannot be abated within the above-described time period.
(C) Nuisance is defined as any condition which allows sewage, human excreta, wastewater, garbage or other organic wastes to be deposited, stored, discharged or exposed in such a way as to be a potential instrument or medium in the transmission of disease to or between any person or persons.
(2005 Code, § 11-1-7)