(A)   The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the City Engineer when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection and testing shall be made under the supervision of the City Engineer or his representative. All connections shall be gastight and watertight and verified by proper testing. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the City Engineer before installation.
   (B)   All building sewers shall be smoke tested through the wye branch at the public sewer connection, with the public sewer tightly plugged off, after connections at both ends are made and after all pipes are properly bedded and backfilled at least to the top of the pipe and, if backfilled, are completed within two (2) weeks after completion of backfill. At the time of the test, any openings into the building drain inside the building shall be water trapped and plugged. Any leakage of smoke from the building sewer or building drain and plumbing shall be located at test and repaired to stand repetition of the smoke test without leakage. When smoke testing is completed, the temporary flow plug line shall be removed and a permanent watertight plug shall be placed in branch of test wye-branch and carefully backfilled by hand and tamped to at least six (6) inches above the top of the branch.
(Ord. 91-1, passed 6-11-91; Am. Ord. 2015-12, passed 8-7-15)
Cross reference:
   Penalty for violation, see § 33.999