§ 50.023  BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS.
   (A)   No unauthorized persons shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the appropriate authority.
   (B)   There shall be 1 class of building sewer permit.  The owner(s) or his or her agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the town.  The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the appropriate authority.
   (C)   All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner(s).  The owner(s) shall indemnify the town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
   (D)   A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where 1 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, or driveway, the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as 1 building sewer, but the town does not and will not assume any obligation or responsibility for damage caused by or resulting from any such single connection aforementioned.
   (E)   Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the appropriate authority, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
   (F)   The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the State of North Carolina.
   (G)   Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor.  In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by the building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
   (H)   No person(s) shall make connection of roof downspouts, foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected indirectly or directly to a public sanitary sewer unless the connection is approved by the appropriate authority for purposes of disposal of polluted surface drainage.
   (I)   The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the State of North Carolina.  All connections shall be made gastight and watertight and verified by proper testing.  Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the appropriate authority before installation.
   (J)   The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the appropriate authority when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connect to the public sewer.  The connection and testing shall be made under the appropriate authority or his or her representative.
   (K)   All excavations for the building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard.  Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the town.
(Ord. 256, passed 4-17-2001)  Penalty, see § 50.999