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(A) Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of § 50.18, or will not be available under this code, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter, and any other federal, state, or local regulations.
(B) Before the commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Utilities Superintendent. The application for the permit shall be made on a form furnished by the city, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications, and other information deemed necessary by the Utilities Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee set by city/utilities shall be paid to the city at the time the application is filed.
(C) A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Utilities Superintendent. He or she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Utilities Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within one working day of the receipt of notice by the Utilities Superintendent.
(D) The type, capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Nebraska. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is not sufficient to meet the requirements of Rule 10 and Rule 11 of Rules and Regulations for the Design, Operation and Maintenance of Septic Tank Systems in Nebraska issued by the State of Nebraska Department of Environmental Control and dated effective 12-27-1977.
(E) At such time as public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tank, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
(F) The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the city.
(G) No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.
(H) When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to the sewer within 60 days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.
(1972 Code, § 3-541) (Ord. 640, passed 5-20-1980) Penalty, see § 50.99