§ 56.19  PRIVATE STORM WATER FACILITIES.
   (A)   The city shall have no responsibility for the installation, maintenance or repair of private storm water facilities or private drain systems.
   (B)   Approved plans for all private storm water facilities required to secure governmental approvals shall be submitted to the city prior to commencement of construction of such private facilities, such private facilities shall be constructed according to such approved plans, and connection to the storm water system shall be made only after the city determines that such construction complied with such plans.
   (C)   No newly-constructed storm water systems or drains shall cross the property of another private owner unless such private owner has granted an easement, duly recorded in the office of the Recorder of Greene County, Indiana, for such private storm water system or drain.
   (D)   All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the private drain or private drainage system shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the city for any loss or damage directly or indirectly occasioned by the construction or installation of the private drain, including backwater damages from the public storm water system.
   (E)   The connection or outlet of a storm water system or private drain into the public storm water system shall conform to city specifications and standards for storm drainage works. Any deviation of the prescribed procedure or material must be approved by a duly authorized agent of the storm water subdivision before installation.
   (F)   No person shall uncover, make any connection with or open into, use, alter, or disturb any public storm water sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining authorization from the Utility Department.
   (G)   All excavations, construction, installation of private storm water systems or drainage facilities shall be protected with barricades and lights to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in accordance with the specifications and standards for storm drainage works of the city.
   (H)   All private construction and installation of storm water systems shall include proper restoration and provisions for erosion and sediment control according to specifications and standards for storm drainage works of the city.
   (I)   No property owner shall change the storm water runoff pattern of the property of such owner in a way that neighboring properties, including, without limitation, city properties, are affected adversely. Consideration and provisions shall be made for storm water systems or drainage to and from neighboring properties in connection with land alterations.
(Ord. 2017-4, passed 7-10-2017)