915.02  CLEAR WATER CONNECTIONS.
   (a)   No person, firm or corporation shall discharge or cause to be discharged, either directly or indirectly, any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.
   (b)   Any connections made either before or after the effective date of this section shall be considered illegal and shall be subject to immediate removal by the owner of the premises so connected and at such owner's expense.
   (c)   The Director of Engineering or any employee of the City designated by him may enter upon any lot or parcel of land within the City and test any downspout on any building thereon to determine whether or not it discharges water into any sanitary sewer.
   (d)   Should the owner of an illegally connected premises fail to remove the connection within ninety days, the City shall cause the connections to be removed, charging the owner the full costs of such removal.
   (e)   Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged into sewers which are specifically designed and designated as storm sewers or to a combined sewer or a natural outlet approved by the City.
   (f)   No person, firm or corporation or Municipality constructing a sanitary sewer, building or house connection, shall leave such sanitary sewer open, unsealed or incomplete in such a fashion as to permit storm, surface or subsurface water to enter the sewers.
   (g)   No person shall open, enter or allow to remain open, any manhole in any public sewer without a permit from the Director of Engineering.
(Ord. 2012-128. Passed 12-6-12.)