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(a) It shall be unlawful for a person to cause or allow sewage, human excrement or other liquid wastes to be disposed of in any place or manner except through and by means of an approved drainage system or an approved on-site wastewater treatment system, whichever is applicable, installed and maintained as provided in the County Plumbing Code and this chapter.
(b) It is unlawful for a property owner, tenant or other building occupant to knowingly operate or allow to be operated, a drainage system that allows sewage, human excrement or other liquid wastes to be disposed of so that the waste is not confined underground. This section applies to a drainage system that connects to a public sewer or an onsite wastewater treatment system.
(c) An on-site wastewater treatment system that allows sewage, human excrement or other liquid wastes to be disposed of so that the waste is not confined underground is a defective system. An on-site wastewater treatment system that requires frequent pumping to remove accumulated wastes in order to confine sewage underground is also a defective system whether or not pumping the system allows waste to be confined underground. An on-site wastewater treatment system that is defective under this chapter shall also be considered a defective system for the purposes of sections 69.101 et seq.
(d) A property owner shall promptly repair a leaking connection to a sewer system or a defective on-site wastewater treatment system, or if public sewer is available, replace the on-site wastewater treatment system with a connection to the public sewer within the time period required by section 68.312(b). No repair of a defective system shall be started without a permit from the Director. If a property owner elects to repair the defective system, the person shall complete the repairs within 30 days from the date the system became defective.
(Amended by Ord. No. 3061 (N.S.), effective 5-11-67; amended by Ord. No. 9665 (N.S.), effective 8-14-04; amended by Ord. No. 10136 (N.S.), effective 4-15-11)