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(A) The municipality may extend existing sewer lines unilaterally without the necessity of creating a sanitary sewer improvement district. In that case, existing privies, cesspools, or septic tanks shall not be required to be connected with the sanitary sewer system extension as long as the privy, cesspool, or septic tanks are operated in conformity with all applicable city, state, and federal rules and regulations dealing with health and environment. If the existing privy, cesspool, or septic tank at any point fails to meet the applicable health or environmental rules and regulations, the privy, cesspool, or septic tank shall be connected to the sanitary sewer system. Abandonment of the use of an existing privy, cesspool, or septic tank for a period of six months or more shall be a discontinuance of the use which shall require connection to an existing sanitary sewer line if the line is available.
(B) The municipality shall charge a hookup or connection fee which shall be set by resolution of the municipality’s Board of Public Works, and approved by the Governing Body of the municipality. The connection fee shall be comparable in an amount to which would otherwise have been charged or levied against the premises as if a sanitary sewer district had been created.
(1972 Code, § 3-545) (Ord. 819, passed 9-1-1992)