A.   Private Systems Permitted: Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of subsection 9-2-3D of this chapter, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this section.
   B.   Permit Requirements:
      1.   Permit Required: Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the building official.
      2.   Application For Permit: The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the building official. A permit and inspection fee 1 as required by the City shall be paid at the time the application is filed.
      3.   Inspections: A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the building official. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the building official when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within seventy two (72) hours of the receipt of written notice by the building official.
   C.   Specifications: The type, capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the State Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code 2 and with the State Environmental Protection Agency. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than forty thousand (40,000) square feet (3,716 square meters). No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet or watercourse.
   D.   Maintenance: The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times and at no expense to the City.
   E.   Availability Of Public Sewer; Connection Required: At such time as a public sanitary sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in subsection 9-2-3D of this chapter, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within ninety (90) days, and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with sand or gravel.
   F.   Additional Regulations: No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the building official. (Ord. 81-O-8, 6-5-1981)



1. See section 3-2A-1 of this Code.
2. 225 ILCS 225/1 et seq.