§ 153.140  GENERAL.
   (A)   (1)   For the purpose of this subchapter, UNDERGROUND PIPING shall be considered pressure pipe, drainpipe, plumbing pipe, storm sewers, wastewater sewers, or any other pipe conduit indicated on the drawings (including piping referred to in §§ 153.170 through 153.174, 153.185 through 153.190, and 153.205 through 153.216).
      (2)   (a)   Whenever the term “pipe” or “pipeline” is used, it shall mean UNDERGROUND PIPING. It is intended that piping be installed by constructing open trenches, unless specifically shown otherwise on the drawings.
         (b)   Piping shall not be installed by methods which do not allow the pipe to be bedded in granular material, such as installation with a trenching machine. Piping may be installed by the boring and jacking method, with or without casing piping, as required by the condition of the installation.
   (B)   Excavation and backfill for underground piping shall include all excavation, backfilling, compacting, disposal of surplus material, and all other work incidental to the construction of trenches, including any additional excavation which may be required for manholes or other structures forming a part of the pipeline.
   (C)   Along the route of the new piping, the surface materials shall be removed only to such widths as will permit a trench to be excavated which will afford sufficient room for proper efficiency and proper construction. Where sidewalks, driveways, pavements, and curb and gutter are encountered, care shall be taken to protect against fracture or disturbance beyond reasonable working limits. Topsoil suitable for final grading and landscaping shall be piled separately, in locations authorized by the Village Maintenance Superintendent or the developer’s engineer, and preserved so that it may be restored after the remainder of the backfill is so placed.
   (D)   The subdivider may conduct exploratory excavation to determine if an elevation conflict exists between a new pipeline and an existing utility. These exploratory excavations shall be performed far enough in advance of the work so, after consultation with the developer’s engineer, any necessary adjustments to the line and grade of the new pipeline can be made.
   (E)   The subdivider may make any exploratory excavation necessary to confirm the correct size, type, and number of fittings or valves required at a particular location.
(Ord. 97-7, passed 7-1-1997, § 5.16)