§ 51.101  PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL.
   (A)   Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provision of § 51.100 (G), the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter.
   (B)   Before starting construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the town. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the town which the applicant shall supplement with plans, specifications, and other information as deemed necessary by the town. The application, permit and inspection fees shall be paid to the town at the time the application is filed. Fees are listed on the Town of Waterloo's Fee Schedule that may be revised from time to time by the Town Council.
   (C)   A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the town. The town shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and the permit applicant shall notify the town when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 48 hours of the receipt of notice by the town.
   (D)   The type, capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the State Board of Health of the State of Indiana. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than 15,000 square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
   (E)   At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system as provided in § 51.100(G), a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
   (F)   When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to the public sewer within 90 days after date of official notice to do so, and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.
   (G)   The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the town.
   (H)   No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the DeKalb County Health Department.
(Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-19)