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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 without first obtaining a written permit from the town.
(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) In either case, the owner or his or her agent shall submit a permit application to the town. The permit application shall be supplemented by plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the town. A permit and inspection fee for a residential, commercial, or industrial sewer connection permit shall be paid to the Clerk-Treasurer at the time the application is filed.
(D) All costs and expenses for the installation and connection of the building sewer or lateral shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer or lateral.
(E) All building sewers and lateral installations, repairs and ownership will be in accordance with the Town of Waterloo Lateral Standards, available at the Town of Waterloo Town Hall or Town of Waterloo website.
(F) All new building sewer or lateral connections for industrial and commercial users shall install a suitable control manhole with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling, and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessible and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Town Manager. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his or her expense and shall be maintained by him or her to be safe and accessible at all times.
(G) A separate and independent building sewer or lateral shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.
(H) Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by said inspector, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
(I) The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer or lateral, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench, shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
(J) Whenever possible, the building sewer or lateral 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.
(K) No person shall make connection to sump pumps, roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of inflow from surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer, lateral or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
(L) The connection of the building sewer or lateral into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the town before installation.
(M) The applicant for the sewer connection permit shall notify the inspector when the building sewer or lateral 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 representative.
(N) All excavations for building sewer or lateral installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed during the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the town.
(O) Upon adoption of this chapter, property owners are responsible for building sewers or laterals from the property connection to the sewer main. Any building sewer or lateral replaced or installed after the adoption of this chapter, and upon a passing inspection from the town, will be under ownership of the town, from the right of way or property line to the sewer main.
(P) Fees are listed on the Town of Waterloo's Fee Schedule that may be revised from time to time by the Town Council.
(Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-19)