§ 51.016  CONNECTION; PERMIT, FEE, SUPERVISION.
   (A)   No person shall connect any residence or other building or structure with the sewer system of the city without first obtaining the permission of the City Council or its designated agent or officer, and the necessary work in connection therewith, including the laying of pipes and the construction of approaches to the connection, shall be subject to the general supervision of the City Council through its properly designated agents and employees. There shall be a charge for each connection with the sewer system, to be paid by the owner of the property connected therewith.
   (B)   In the event of a failing on-site wastewater treatment system, a person, firm, business or corporation may request of the city to connect to existing pressure sewer main at the expense of the person, firm, business or corporation. In the event that a person, firm, business or corporation is located within a newly annexed area and wishes to receive sewer service prior to the installation of gravity sewer, they may request of the city to connect to an existing pressure sewer main at the expense of the person, firm, business or corporation.
      (1)   The person, firm, business or corporation shall comply with all federal, state and local regulations concerning sewer pumps, pressure lines and equipment necessary to connect to existing pressure sewer lines.
      (2)   The person, firm, business or corporation shall pay the cost for the connection, and shall also be responsible for the maintenance of any and all equipment and private pressure sewer lines necessary to maintain the proper flow to the city's pressure main. Further, when the connection is completed, the person, firm, business or corporation shall have executed a contract with the city which states that the person, firm, business or corporation shall be fully responsible for the repair, maintenance and/or replacement of equipment necessary to the continued operation of the connection.
      (3)   When and if the city installs a gravity flow sewer line, then the person, firm, business or corporation shall disconnect at their expense from the existing pressure sewer main and connect to the gravity flow sewer main. Further, the person, firm, business or corporation shall enter into a contract with the city at the time of the initial connection, that when a gravity flow sewer main becomes available, then the person, firm, business or corporation shall bear all the cost for disconnecting from the pressure sewer main and reconnecting to the gravity flow sewer line.
      (4)   When the city annexes an area with a pressure sewer line and installs a gravity flow sewer line, then the person, firm, business or corporation shall be responsible for their pro rata share and assessment for the gravity flow sewer line, if any.
      (5)   Disconnection shall be at the city's discretion and done according to all pertinent federal, state and local specifications.
      (6)   The city will provide, at the connection or property line, a valve in an accessible enclosure for the person, firm, business or corporation to connect to.
      (7)   Any person, firm, business or corporation connecting to an existing pressure sewer line shall provide the city with plans, specifications and pump designs prepared by a professional engineer.
(`90 Code, § 20-4)  (Am. Ord. passed 10-12-93) Penalty, see § 10.99