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(A) Construction permit. Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the City Engineer. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the city, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as is deemed necessary by the City Engineer. A permit and inspection fee of $20 shall be paid to the City Clerk at the time the application is filed.
(B) City Engineer inspections and oversight. A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the City Engineer. The City Engineer shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the City Engineer when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 60 hours of the receipt of notice by the City Engineer.
(C) Specifications; compliance required. The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the state. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than a size suitable for installation of an effective system. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet. (1999 Code, § 51.017) (Ord. 818, passed 9-1-1977) Penalty, see § 10.99