City of Holland, MI
Ottawa County
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[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter or where a public sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 29-8, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by a representative of the Community and Neighborhood Services office. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications, and other information, such as soil data, that may be deemed necessary by a representative of the Community and Neighborhood Services office. A permit and inspection fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer at the time the application is filed in accordance with the schedule of fees approved and adopted by City Council.
The enforcing officer of this section is the Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, or an authorized deputy, agent, or representative.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of Community and Neighborhood Services. Community and Neighborhood Services shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction, and in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify Community and Neighborhood Services when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered.
The enforcing officer of this section is the Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, or an authorized deputy, agent, or representative.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
The City Council shall adopt rules and regulations governing the construction, maintenance, and use of private sewage disposal systems. Such rules and regulations may be adopted and/or amended by vote of the City Council without the necessity of public hearing.
No sewage disposal system shall be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet.
The enforcing officer of this section is the Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, or an authorized deputy, agent, or representative.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City, and in such a manner as to not create a public nuisance.
The enforcing officer of this section is the Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, or an authorized deputy, agent, or representative.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
Liquid wastes which shall not be discharged into a private sewage disposal system, unless specifically approved by Community and Neighborhood Services, include:
(a) 
Seepage water from footing drains or underground flows.
(b) 
Surface runoff or roof drainage from rainfall or snow melt.
(c) 
A swimming pool or its appurtenance.
(d) 
Brine or recharge water from a water softener of the ion-exchange type.
(e) 
Chemical solutions or other wastes which would interfere with biological action in the treatment facilities.
The enforcing officer of this section is the Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, or an authorized deputy, agent, or representative.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
Community and Neighborhood Services may require suitable provisions for the proper discharge or disposal of liquid wastes enumerated in Section 29-31.
[Ord. No. 1323, 12-5-2001; Ord. No. 1516, 9-3-2008]
No statement contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by Community and Neighborhood Services or the BPW in case of an emergency or an immediate public health hazard.