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(A) No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, repair, maintain or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent.
(B) It shall be unlawful to discharge wastewater to any public sanitary sewer except those wastewaters in compliance with standards promulgated pursuant to the Federal Act, or the State Act, or any rules, regulations, ordinances or standards of the village.
(C) (1) There shall be two separate classes of building sewer permits: for residential or commercial service, and for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his or her agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the village. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of $500 for a building sewer permit shall be paid to the village at the time the application is filed. Each industry, as a condition of permit authorization, must provide information describing its wastewater constituents, characteristics and type of activity.
(2) Beginning January 1,1998, the fees shall be increased in an amount to be determined by the Village Board from time to time. For January 1, 2007, the fee is $2,457.
(D) A building sewer permit will only be issued and a sewer connection shall only be allowed if it can be demonstrated that the downstream sewerage works, including sewers, pump stations and wastewater treatment facilities have sufficient reserve capacity to adequately and efficiently handle the additional anticipated waste load.
(E) All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The person installing the building sewer for the owner shall be a plumber or sewer contractor and he or she shall indemnify the village from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation. Before a building sewer permit is issued, the plumber or sewer contractor shall file with the Village Clerk an indemnity bond in the amount of $10,000, with corporate surety licensed to do business in the State of Illinois, on bond form supplied by the village. In addition thereto, the plumber or sewer contractor shall file with the Village Clerk a certificate of insurance covering public liability insurance in the amount of $100,000/$300,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 covering property damage.
(F) All costs and expenses associated with the repair, replacement and maintenance of the building sewer from the connection at the main to the premises being served shall be at the expense of the owner of the premises served, as shall all costs and expenses for trenching, pushing or backfilling from the connection at the main to the premises served.
(G) A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building, except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.
(H) Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found on examination and test by the Superintendent to meet all requirements of this chapter.
(I) Building sewers shall not be less than six-inch diameter size pipe installed at a minimum invert slope of 0.125 inch per foot, or not less than four-inch diameter size pipe in lengths of not less than ten feet installed at a minimum invert slope of 0.25 inch per foot. Building sewers shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements of the Superintendent as to trench excavation and backfilling, installation of pipe and fittings and testing.
(J) Building sewers shall be constructed using one of the following listed materials:
(1) Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) sewer pipe and fittings with solvent welded joints or compression type rubber ring gasket joints conforming to the latest revision of ASTM Specification D2751 installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations;
(2) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) type PSM sewer pipe and fittings, SDR 35, with compression type rubber ring gaskets and coupling joints conforming to the latest revision of ASTM Specification D3035, installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations; or
(3) Extra heavy cast iron soil pipe and fittings conforming to the latest revision of CISPI Specification HS-67 with compression type rubber ring gasket joints, conforming to the latest revision of ASTM Specification C564, installed in accordance with the latest revision of the Illinois State Plumbing Code.
(K) The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall be made at the branch fitting, if one is available at a suitable location. If the public sewer is 12 inches in diameter or less, and no properly located branch fitting is available, the owner shall, at his or her expense, install a branch fitting in the public sewer at the location specified and installation provided by the Superintendent.
(L) All building sewers shall be bedded on a layer of gravel or crushed stone, size #67, conforming to the latest revisions of ASTM Specification D448, to provide a minimum thickness of four inches under and supporting the full bottom quadrant of the pipe. Backfill materials shall be placed and tamped by hand in six-inch layers around the pipe to a height of 12 inches over the top of pipe.
(M) Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. No building sewer shall be laid parallel to or within three feet of any bearing wall which might thereby be weakened. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sewage carried by the drains shall be lifted by approved pumping devices and discharged to the building sewer.
(N) No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
(O) The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his or her representative.
(P) All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the village. Prior to any excavation, the public or sewer contractor shall notify all public and private utility companies.
(1983 Code, § 7-2-4) (Ord. 92-8, passed - -; Ord. 94-2, passed - -; Ord. 97-9, passed - -) Penalty, see § 53.99