CHAPTER XVI. UTILITIES – SEWER REGULATIONSCHAPTER XVI. UTILITIES – SEWER REGULATIONS\ARTICLE 4. SEWER PERMITS; BUILDING SEWERS

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 Superintendent.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits: (a) for residential and commercial service, and (b) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of $25.00 for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and $35.00 for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

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, courtyard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent to meet all requirements of this article.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench, and replacing of surface materials on streets and alleys shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City. 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.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

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.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, interior and of exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

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 City, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the S.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 Superintendent before installation.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his representative.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)

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 City.

(Ord. 715; Code 2015)