§ 51.006  PRIVATE WASTEWATER DISPOSAL RESTRICTED.
   (A)   Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for disposal of sewage.
   (B)   Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of § 51.005, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with all requirements of the Allegan County Health Department.
   (C)   At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 51.005, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
   (D)   The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the Authority.
   (E)   No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Michigan Department of Public Health.
   (F)   The type, capacities, location and layout of a private wastewater disposal system shall comply with all local, county, state and federal requirements. No permit shall be issued for any private wastewater disposal systems employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than 3/4 acres. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet.
(Ord. passed 4-24-1995)  Penalty, see § 51.999