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(A) No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the city.
(B) All discharges into the POTW shall comply with federal pretreatment standards promulgated pursuant to the Act, as amended, and all applicable state and local pretreatment requirements.
(C) There shall be 2 classes of building sewer permits: for residential and commercial service, and for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his or her authorized representative shall make application on a special form furnished by the city. The permit application shall be supplemented by plans, specifications, or other information considered necessary in the judgment of the city. In accordance with § 54.26, a permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the city at the time the application is filed.
(D) An industrial user, as a condition of permit authorization, must provide information describing its wastewater constituents, characteristics, and type of activity.
(E) A building sewer permit will only be issued and a sewer connection shall be allowed only if it can be demonstrated that the POTW can adequately and efficiently handle the average waste load and flow proposed for discharge.
(F) All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the city for any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
(G) A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where 1 building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear of the building through an adjoining alley, court, yard, or driveway. In such instances, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as 1 building sewer.
(H) Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are determined by the city, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
(I) The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the city. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the American Society of Testing Material (ASTM) and the Water Pollution Control Federation (WPCF) Manual of Practice Number 9 shall apply.
(J) Whenever possible, a building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which the basement drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, the flow carried from the building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
(K) The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the city. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in the appropriate specifications of the ASTM and the Water Pollution Control Federation (WCPF) Manual of Practice Number 9 shall apply. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviations from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Inspector before installation.
(L) The applicant for the building permit shall notify the Building Inspector when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Inspector or his or her authorized representative.
(M) All excavation for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazards. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the city.
(1974 Code, § 54.04) (Ord. 26-87, passed 7-6-1987; Am. Ord. 9-91, passed 3-4-1991) Penalty, see § 54.99