(a)   No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Service-Safety Director.
(Ord. 80-24.  Passed 3-20-80.)
   (b)   There shall be two classes of building sewer permits:
      (1)   For one and two family residential buildings, and
      (2)   For all other connections,
   The owner or his/her authorized agent shall make application for a sewer tap permit on a form furnished by the City.  The permit application shall be accompanied by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Service-Safety Director.  As a condition of issuing the permit, a permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the Treasurer as follows:
      One or Two Family         $300.00
      Residential Buildings
      All other Connections         $1,000.00
(Ord. 95-70.  Passed 12-7-95.)
   (c)   All costs and expense incident to the installation, connection and maintenance of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner.  The owner shall indemnify and save harmless the City 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 or structure.  A separate permit is required for each home, building or structure desiring a connection.  The applicant shall furnish house number, lot number and such other information as may be required to properly identify the exact location of the property.
(Ord. 80-24.  Passed 3-20-80.)
   (e)   In addition to the cost of the permit under subsection (b) hereof, the owner shall be responsible to pay the cost of restoring the street, sidewalk, curb or other public property damaged by the construction of the connection including the cost of extending a lateral across or under a road or other additional work which is required to install the connection.  The Service-Safety Director shall estimate the total cost of the restoration and such additional construction based upon the current City materials bid ordinance and shall require a deposit equal to this estimated cost prior to beginning any work.  The owner shall be responsible for any cost above the estimate and shall be entitled to a refund if the deposit exceeds the actual cost to the City.  The excess deposit shall be refunded within six months of the completion of the construction. 
(Ord. 95-70.  Passed  12-7-95.)
   (f)   The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Service-Safety Director two days, excluding Saturday, Sunday or legal holidays, in advance of the expected date for making the connection into the public sanitary sewer.
   (g)   Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Service-Safety Director, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
(Ord. 80-24.  Passed 3-20-80.)
   (h)   The building sewer shall be vitrified sewer pipe meeting the requirements of the American Society for Testing Materials Designation C-700 with water tight joints including a compression type gasket conforming to the material and testing requirements of ASTM Designation C-425, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipe meeting or exceeding the requirements of ASTM Designation D-3034 with flexible elastomerically gasketed joints conforming to ASTM D-3212 push-on type, or cast iron soil pipe ASTM Designation A74, joints or an approved no-bell stainless steel band type joint.  House sewers shall be not less than six inches in diameter.  If installed in filled or unstable ground, the building sewer shall be of cast iron soil pipe, except that vitrified clay sewer pipe material may be used if laid on a suitable concrete bed or cradle as approved by the Service-Safety Director.
(Ord. 84-40.  Passed 10-4-84.)
   (i)   The size and slope of the building sewer shall be subject to the approval of the Service-Safety Director, but in no event shall the diameter be less than six inches.  The slope of such six inch pipe shall not be less than one-eighth (l/8) inch per foot.
   (j)   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.  The building sewer shall be laid at uniform grade and in straight alignment insofar as possible.  Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curbed pipe and fittings.
   (k)   In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such drain shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the building sewer.
   (l)   All excavations required for the installation of a building sewer shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the Service-Safety Director.  Pipe laying and backfill shall be performed in accordance with ASTM Designation (C12) except that no backfill shall be placed until the work has been inspected.
   (m)   Pipe shall be laid on six inches of crushed stone bedding material conforming under ASTM #67 crushed aggregate.  It shall be a blend of angular materials in the general size range of 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch.  It shall conform to the following sieve analysis:  100% passing one inch; 90-100% passing 3/4 inch; 20-55% passing 3/8 inch; 0-10% passing #4; 0-5% passing #8.  Measurement shall be by weight.
   After the bedding material is placed in the bottom of the trench, the pipe shall be laid in the bedding material with care being taken to insure that the bottom of the pipe is resting on the bedding material for its full length.  The pipe shall then be adjusted to the proper elevation by adding or removing bedding material as required.
   No backfilling over completed work shall be done without the permission of the Service-Safety Director.
   After the piping installation is approved by the Director, it shall be backfilled to a depth of at least six inches above the top of the pipe with granular material conforming to that specified for bedding material.  This initial backfill shall be thoroughly tamped to the satisfaction of the Director with precaution taken so that no misalignment and no change in grade will occur during the backfilling operation.
   The balance of the trench located outside of pavement limits shall be backfilled with the excavated materials free of large stones or lumps.  All excavations within the limits of street pavement, parking areas or public drives shall be backfilled with gravel backfill compacted in place.  Gravel backfill shall meet with the approval of the Director prior to its installation.  All excavations shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard.
(Ord. 80-24.  Passed 3-20-80.)
   (n)   The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall be made at a wye or tee fitting, if such fitting is available at a suitable location.  If the public sewer is fifteen inches in diameter or less, and no properly located wye or tee fitting is available, the owner shall at his expense install a wye or tee fitting in the public sewer at the location specified by the Service-Safety Director.  This shall be done by neatly sawing pipe and removing same, and inserting new wye or tee fitting and required pipe and connecting with stainless steel "no-hub" connectors in accordance with standard drawings available at the Director's office.  Wye or tee fitting material shall be clay pipe (ASTM C-700) with compression type gaskets (ASTM C-425) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe (ASTM D-3034, SDR 35) with flexible elastomerically gasketed joints (ASTM d-3212, push-on type).  Where the public sewer is greater than fifteen inches in diameter, and a wye or tee fitting is not available, connection into the public sewer shall be made by using a saddle completely in concrete and made water tight.  Long radius forty-five degrees bends shall be used, as required, at the wye or tee fitting.
(Ord. 92-51.  Passed 9-3-92.)
   (o)   The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Service-Safety Director when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer.  The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Director or his representative.
   (p)   All excavations for building sewer installations 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 Service-Safety Director.
   (q)   In those instances where the proper City sanitary sewer lines are located within the public right of way of a City street, but on the opposite side of the paved portion of the street, it shall be Ontario's responsibility to bring a sanitary sewer service line to the property owner's side of the paved surface.  The City shall construct such sanitary sewer crossovers for all existing structures or for any anticipated structures provided proper zoning and sewer permits have been secured by the property owner.
   Such crossover sanitary sewer lines shall be extended beyond the paved portion of the public right of way as may be necessary to protect the existing pavement or existing utilities but not beyond any proper private property line.
(Ord. 80-24.  Passed 3-20-80.)