(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 Control Authority. At least 72 hours prior notice shall be given to the Control Authority before any new, approved connection or repair to a connection is made.
   (B)   There shall be two classes of building sewer permits: (1) for residential and commercial service; and (2) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes.
   (C)   A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except, where one building stands at the rear of another or an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard, driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.
   (D)   Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Control Authority, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
   (E)   The size, slope, alignment, materials or 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 Control Authority. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications or the Arkansas State Plumbing Codes shall apply.
   (F)   Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
   (G)   No person shall make connection of roof downspout, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
   (H)   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 Control Authority, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the Arkansas State Plumbing Code. All such connections shall be made gas-tight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Control Authority before installation.
   (I)   The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Building Inspector for the city when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Control Authority or their representative.
   (J)   All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Control Authority.
(Ord. 2005-8-226, passed 8-2-05)