[Amended 6-10-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009]
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 Town Board.
[Amended 6-10-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009]
In either case, the owner or his agent shall make the application on a special form furnished by the Town. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent, in the judgment of the Town Board.
A permit and inspection fee of $25 for a sewer permit shall be paid by the owner to the Town Clerk at the time the application is filed, for connection to an existing stub. For a new connection, the permit, inspection and request for estimate fee shall be $50. Construction of a lateral from the sewer main to the property line shall be done by the Highland Sewer District personnel, with the owner being charged on a time and material basis for making the connection.
Connection charges. A charge of time and material for the Highland Sewer District personnel shall be levied against all property owners who tap in on the public sanitary sewer, minimum size four-inch-diameter pipe. Any users of sewers in excess of a four-inch diameter will pay additional charges, which will also be based on time and material. The cost of constructing the lateral from the public sewer to the property line will be covered by the connection charge, and the work will be performed by the sewer district personnel. The property owner shall pay all costs of constructing the building sewer from the property line to the building drain; or the sewer district may, if it deems advisable and feasible, contract for the cost of constructing said building sewer from the property line to the building drain and charge the property owner an installation charge therefor, at a time and materials rate, to be established by the Town Board. The property owner, however, shall pay all costs of preparing an opening through the building wall permitting the passage of said building sewer main through the wall to the building drain. If the Town Board decides to contract for said connections, then all necessary connections will be made under that contract.
All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall pay for and indemnify the Town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building, except that 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 a separate building sewer.
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Town Engineer, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
The building sewer shall be ductile iron soil pipe, AWWA C151, thickness Class 2, or equal, or asbestos-cement house connection pipe KSTM 644, Type D, Class 3300 or equal, or vitrified clay pipe, ASTM C700, extra-strength or other suitable material approved by the Town Engineer. Joints shall be gastight and watertight. Any part of the building sewer that is located within 10 feet of a water service pipe shall be constructed of ductile iron pipe. Ductile iron pipe may be required by the Town Engineer where the building sewer is exposed to damage by tree roots. If installed in filled or unstable ground, the building sewer shall be of ductile iron soil pipe, except that nonmetallic material may be accepted if laid on a suitable concrete bed or cradle as approved by the Town Engineer. All pipe is to be bedded in at least six inches of gravel, crushed stone or sand. Bedding material is to be placed in the trench so as to obtain equal support for all sections of the pipe.
The size and slope of the building sewer shall be subject to the approval of the Town Engineer, but in no event shall the diameter be less than four inches. The slope of such four-inch pipe shall be not less than 1/8 inch per foot nor more than 1/2 inch per foot.
Whenever possible. the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. No building sewer shall be laid parallel to or within three feet of any bearing wall, which might thereby be weakened. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. The building sewer shall be laid at uniform grade and in straight alignment, insofar as possible. Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curved pipe and fittings. Where horizontal bends of more than 11 1/4º are required, cleanouts of a type approved by the Town Engineer are to be installed.
In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such drain shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the building sewer, and the cost of installing such artificial means shall be paid by the Improvement where the aforesaid building drain was in place and in existence as of the time that the public sewer is installed. The cost of repairs, replacing, maintenance and utilities shall be paid by the owner. The cost of installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of any artificial means of lifting sanitary sewage from a building drain to the public sewer, as well as the utility costs incurred in the operation thereof, which artificial means are made necessary by the construction and installation of building drains subsequent to the installation of the public sewer, shall be paid by the owner of the premises on which any such building drain is located.
All excavations required for the installation of a building sewer shall be open-trench work unless otherwise approved by the Town Engineer. Pipe laying and backfill shall be performed in accordance with the section of the construction specifications for the Highland Sewer District entitled "Excavation, Trenching and Backfilling for Utilities Systems."
[Amended 6-10-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009]
The connection of the building sewer into an existing public sewer shall be made at the property line. If a lateral connection has not previously been provided, the lateral will be constructed from the existing public sewer to the property line by the Sewer Department, upon submittal of a proper request by the property owner. The method of connection of the lateral to the public sewer will depend upon the type of sewer material used and, in all cases, shall be approved by the district's engineer. The cost of constructing said lateral shall be paid by the owner.
The cost of maintaining, repairing and/or replacing the existing or new lateral from the main connection in the street to the property line, and then to the interior of the building, shall be the responsibility and cost of the owner, whether or not the Sewer Department constructs any part of the connecting line.
[Amended 6-8-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005]
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Highland Sewer District Administrator or Town Engineer when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer lateral. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Highland Sewer District Administrator, or Engineer or his agent, or such other person as appointed by the Town Board. The applicant shall pay only the fee set forth in § 85-15C for the first inspection; however, if further inspections are necessary, there will be a fee of $50 for the second inspection, $100 for the third inspection, and $500 for the fourth inspection, and any subsequent inspections, such fees to be paid per request and inspection and are not cumulative.
When trenches are opened for the laying of house sewer lateral pipes, such trenches shall be inspected by the Town Engineer or his deputy or representative before the trenches are filled, and the plumber performing such work shall notify the Town Engineer when the laying of house sewer is completed. If a trench is filled before inspection is made, the plumber to whom a permit is issued must reexcavate the trench to permit the required inspection.
All excavation 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 Town.
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Town Engineer. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, upon approval of the Town Engineer, to a storm sewer or natural outlet.