1044.05.  PERMITS AND CONNECTIONS; PIPE SPECIFICATIONS; REPAIRS.
   (a)   Permit Required. No person shall make or change an installation which may affect the City water or sewer facilities, or tap into or use any such facility, without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Building Inspector.
   (b)   Permit Application. Such a permit may be obtained by making written application to the office of the Building Inspector on forms provided by the City.
   (c)   Connecting Water Lines. Whenever a permit is issued under this section for tapping into City water lines, the person obtaining the permit, or his or her other successors or assigns, shall provide and maintain such connecting lines as the City may require, from the curb box shut-off, which shall be located near the customer's property line, to the place of use upon his or her premises. Only type "K" copper pipe of a minimum size of one inch shall be used between the City water line and the curb box installed at a minimum depth of four feet, six inches below the surface of the ground.
   (d)   Connecting Sewer Lines. Whenever a permit is issued under this section for tapping into City sewer lines, it shall be the duty and obligation of the person obtaining such permit, or his or her successors or assigns, to provide and maintain such connecting lines, as the City may require, from the City sewer line to the place of use upon his or her premises. Unless otherwise specifically approved by the City Manager, connecting sewer lines shall meet City's existing engineering specifications, a copy of which is available in the City Manager's office.
    Sanitary sewer pipe joints shall meet the sewer pipe manufacturer's specifications, as approved by the Department of Public Works.
    The size of the connecting line shall be not less than six inches in diameter.
   (e)   Storm Sewers. Whenever any permit is issued to build or repair a storm sewer, it shall be the duty and obligation of the person obtaining such permit, or his or her successors or assigns, to provide and maintain such connecting lines, as the City may require, from the City storm sewer line to the place of use upon his or her premises. Unless otherwise specifically approved by the City Manager, storm sewer lines shall meet the City's existing engineering specifications, a copy of which is available in the City Manager's office.
   All pipe must be at a minimum depth of two feet to the top of the pipe.
   (f)   Damage and Repairs. Whenever any damage occurs to any sanitary sewer line or storm sewer line between the sewer main and the place of use on the owner's premises, the landowner shall be financially responsible for repairing such damage. The City may contract to repair such damage if, in the opinion of the Manager, the resources are available to do so. The City Manager shall have the power to order the repairs done by the City if the failure of the owner to make the repairs is continuing, and the City may enter upon the owner's premises to do so, and unpaid charges therefor may be added to the owner's tax bill in accordance with the City's usual procedure, if the damage is, in the City Managers opinion, dangerous to public health or safety. Charges for work done by the City pursuant to this subsection shall be in such amounts as are from time to time established by Council. If any owner elects to use plastic pipe, in accordance with this section, any damage caused by freezing shall be the sole financial responsibility of such owner. Further, if any such plastic pipe freezes and the City is involved with thawing such pipe and damage to such pipe occurs because of the thawing procedure, the owner shall hold the City harmless and indemnify it for any consequential damages.
(Ord. 623.  Passed 10-30-95; Ord. 916.  Passed 8-13-18.)