It shall be unlawful for any person to begin construction of a building for human occupancy, employment or recreation within the Town without making application and receiving approval by the Superintendent for a private sewage disposal system, as provided in this article; provided, however, that this section shall be construed to apply only where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available.
Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of § 355-10, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article.
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner of the premises in question shall first obtain a written permit therefor, signed by the Superintendent.
The application for a permit, as required in § 355-13, shall be made on a form furnished by the Town, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as deemed necessary by the Superintendent.
[Amended 1-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-01]
A permit and inspection fee as set by the Town Council shall be paid to the Town Treasurer at the time the application referred to in § 355-14 is filed.
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent.
The Superintendent shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction of the private sewage disposal system, and in any event the applicant for the permit, as provided for in § 355-13, shall notify the Superintendent 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 such Superintendent.
The type, capacity, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations and requirements of the Louisa County Health Department.
No permit as provided in § 355-13 shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than the area required by the Town Zoning Ordinance.
At such time as a public sewer become available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in § 355-10, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter within 90 days after date of official notice by the Town to do so. If the private sewage disposal system in question is not working properly and if it does not meet with all the requirements of the Louisa County Health Department, when connection has been made with the public sewer, the private septic tank, cesspool or private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned.
No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet.
The owner of the premises in question shall operate and maintain such private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the Town.
No provision contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.