Town of Mineral, VA
Louisa County
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A connection shall not be made to any public sewer or appurtenance thereof except by permit to be issued by the Superintendent or some other authorized agent of the Town and shall not be made except in accordance with the specifications of this chapter or other ordinances of the Town and shall not be made until a connection fee, as established by the Town Council, has been paid.
Application for permission to connect with any public sewer shall be in writing and shall be made by the owner of the property which is desired to be connected with such sewer or by his duly authorized agent. Such application shall be addressed to the Superintendent and be made at least three days before the commencement of the work. Such application shall give the exact location of the property, the name of the owner, and the name of the person by whom the work is to be done and shall show the exact proposed location of the building sewer on the property.
It shall be the duty of the Superintendent to give prompt attention upon receiving any application as hereinbefore specified. Within three days after its receipt, he shall either issue a permit to commence the work as herein specified or reject such application, notifying the applicant in writing of the objections, and when all requirements of this chapter have been complied with a permit shall be issued authorizing the construction of such building drain and building sewer. Should the Superintendent refuse to grant a permit, the applicant may appeal the matter to the Town Council, whose decision in the matter shall be final.
No person, while engaged in the construction of a building sewer or otherwise, shall injure, break or move any portion of any public sewer or appurtenance thereof or do any injury to streets or sidewalks. No penalty fixed by the ordinances or Code of the Town shall prevent the Town or any property owner from recovering any damages sustained by reason of such injury by appropriate civil action or otherwise.
Notice shall be given to the Superintendent when the work is sufficiently advanced for such purpose, and it shall be the duty of the Superintendent, within 24 hours after such notice, to inspect such work, and in case any change therein shall be found necessary, the Superintendent shall direct in writing that the change be made.
No drainage, sewerage or plumbing shall be covered or concealed in any way until it has been examined and approved by the Superintendent. The Superintendent shall have the right to enter any building under construction for the purpose of making the proper inspection hereunder.
The connection of a building sewer to the public sewer shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-03]
The owner of the property in question shall bear all costs and expenses incidental to the installation, connection and maintenance of the building sewer on his property. The Superintendent or other authorized Town agents are permitted to periodically inspect both the public sewer and building sewers for maintenance concerns. Property owners will be notified of any maintenance issues with the building sewer and will have 90 days to repair the building sewer line. Appeals to this requirement can be made to the Sewer Committee of the Town Council.
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; provided, however, 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 one building sewer.
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 chapter.
All building sewers shall be constructed strictly in accordance with the facts stated in the application and the provisions of the Uniform Statewide Building Code, provided that a permit to do the work has been issued by the Superintendent, and no plumbing or building sewer shall be commenced without such permit having been previously obtained.
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.
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 Superintendent.