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(A) Generally. The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the city and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is not located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the city, is required, at his or her expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, within 90 days after the day of official notice to do so; provided that, the public sewer is within 100 feet of the property line. However no such notice shall be served unless and until the City Council determines, based upon facts submitted to it by the City Engineer, that the presently existing system located thereon is either inadequate to properly handle such sanitary sewage or industrial wastes or is not functioning in a sanitary manner, or that waters or wastes are being discharged into the public sewers in violation of the provisions of this chapter.
(B) Connection requirement. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of division (A) above, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter.
(C) Direct connection to public sewer.
(1) At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 51.022(C) of this chapter, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspool and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
(2) When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to the sewer within 60 days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean back-run gravel or dirt.
(1999 Code, § 51.016) (Ord. 818, passed 9-1-1977) Penalty, see § 10.99