(A)   A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one (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, courtyard, or driveway. The sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one (1) building sewer, but the city does not and will not assume any obligation or responsibility for damage caused by or resulting from any such single connection.
   (B)   Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the City Engineer, to meet all requirements of this article. Permit and inspection fees for new buildings using existing building sewers shall be the same as for new building sewers. If additional sewer consumers are added to the old building sewers, additional sewer tap fees shall be charged accordingly even though no new sewer tap is actually made into the city system.
   (C)   Extension of customer service lines from any point on the customer’s side of the tap for delivery of waste from any location other than that of the customer in whose name the tap is registered shall not be permitted.
   (D)   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 local and state building and plumbing codes, and other applicable rules and regulations of the city. In the absence of local code provisions, or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and WPCF Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
   (E)   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 city for any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer. Fees for connection shall be as established by the city.
   (F)   The owner shall ensure that all excavations for 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 city.
   (G)   In all buildings in which any sanitary facility drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such a drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer. Drain pipe and sump for collection of such sanitary drainage shall be above the basement floor or in a separate watertight or drain sump or channel.
   (H)   All buildings in which any sanitary sewer lines will be installed shall meet or exceed the most current revision of the State Plumbing Code.
   (I)   All persons working on city sewers with a cleaning rod must use an approved type rod in cleaning sewer connections to city sewers.
(Ord. 91-1, passed 6-11-91; Am. Ord. 2015-12, passed 8-7-15)
Cross references:
   Permit fees and charges, see § 33.509
   Streets and sidewalks, excavations, see Ch. 41, Art. II; construction specifications, see Ch. 41, Art. III
   Building regulations, see Ch. 70
   Penalty for violation, see § 33.999