§ 33.498  PROHIBITED CONNECTIONS
   (A)   No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, basement wall seepage or floor seepage, foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.  Any such connections which already exist on the effective date of this article shall be completely and permanently disconnected within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this article.  The owners of any building sewers having such connections, leaks, or defects shall bear all costs incidental to removal of such sources.  Pipes, sumps, and pumps for such sources of ground and surface water shall be separate from wastewater facilities. Removal of such sources of water without presence of separate facilities shall be evidence of drainage to the public sanitary sewer.
   (B)   Floor, basement, or crawl space drains which are lower than ground surfaces surrounding the building shall not be connected to the building sanitary sewer.  A sanitary inlet which is not six (6) inches above the top of the lowest of the two (2) adjacent public sanitary sewer manholes shall not be connected by direct drainage to the building sanitary sewers.
(Ord. 91-9, passed 6-11-91; Am. Ord. 2015-12, passed 8-7-15)
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Cross reference:
   Penalty for violation, see § 33.999