[CC 1974 §575.010; Ord. No. 651 §1, 2-1956]
The definitions given herein deal only with certain terms used in this Article in the sense that they are used herein. These definitions are not of a general nature and are not generally applicable beyond the sense used in this Chapter.
- A pit for the reception or detention of sewage.
- A sewer or other pipe or conduit used for conveying ground surface or stormwater.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- The liquid wastes resulting from the process employed in industrial establishments.
- POTABLE WATER
- Water which is safe for drinking or other sanitary purposes and is also suitable for domestic use.
- ROOF DRAIN
- A conduit for conveying the storm or rainwater from a roof.
- SANITARY OR DOMESTIC SEWAGE
- Sewage from building used for human habitation or occupancy.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer intended to receive sanitary sewage with or without industrial wastes and without the admixture of surface or stormwater.
- SEPTIC TANK
- A tank through which sewage flows and which permits solids in the sewage to settle in order that portions of such solids may be disintegrated by biological action.
- SERVICE LATERAL
- The conduit or pipe from the sewer line to the building served.
- The liquid wastes conducted away from residences, business buildings or institutions together with those from industrial establishments and with such ground, surface and stormwater as may be present.
- A conduit for carrying off sewage.
- SEWERAGE SYSTEM
- The network of sewers, together with sewage lift stations and all appurtenances necessary for the collection of sewage.
- That portion of the rainfall or other precipitation which runs off over the surface during a storm and for such a short period following a storm as the flow exceeds the normal or ordinary runoff.
- SURFACE WATER
- That portion of a rainfall or other precipitation which runs off over the surface of the ground.
[CC 1974 §575.020; Ord. No. 651 §2, 2-1956]
The Board of Aldermen shall appoint a sewer inspector who shall be the Superintendent of Sewage Works or other authorized representative (hereinafter referred to as the City Sewer Inspector) who shall make such inspections as are necessary to properly carry out the provisions of this Chapter and shall report all violations thereof to the City Clerk.
[CC 1974 §575.030; Ord. No. 651 §3, 2-1956]
No connection shall hereafter be made to any sewer or portion of the sewerage system until a written permit has been obtained from the City Clerk. A separate permit shall be required for each house or building and a fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be charged for each permit.
[CC 1974 §575.040; Ord. No. 651 §4, 2-1956]
The City Clerk of the City of Versailles is hereby instructed and it shall be his/her duty to issue permits for connections to the sewerage system. Such permits shall be issued in numerical order and shall be issued independently of any other permits issued by the City Clerk.
Before issuing such a permit, an application shall be filed with the City Clerk on a blank provided for that purpose. This application shall show the name and address of the owner, name of the person to whom permit is issued, number of permit, location of property, type of building to be served (whether residence or business), number of rooms and size of sewer to be connected. The application shall be signed by the owner or his/her authorized representative and shall be accompanied by a complete and legible set of plans and specifications of the work to be done or, in lieu thereof, such written description of the type of materials and methods to be used in the construction as shall be acceptable to the City Sewer Inspector. The application shall be retained by the City Clerk as a permanent record of each connection to the sewerage system.
[CC 1974 §575.050; Ord. No. 651 §5, 2-1956]
It shall be the duty of the City Sewer Inspector to inspect each service lateral before any connection is made to the sewerage system and to require that all defects of unsatisfactory construction features be corrected before permitting the connection to be made. The City Sewer Inspector shall be present at the time the connection is made and it shall be the responsibility of the owner or his/her representatives to notify him/her in advance of the time and place where the connection will be made.
[CC 1974 §575.060; Ord. No. 651 §6, 2-1956]
It shall be unlawful to place any pipe or conduit which carries or is intended to carry sewage in the same trench or ditch with a pipe or conduit which carries or is intended to carry a potable water supply. In every case where a water and sewer line are parallel, the water line shall be at least ten (10) feet horizontally from and at a higher elevation than the sewer line.
Where it is not possible to meet the above conditions or where for any reason unusual circumstances present a potential or actual hazard to a potable water supply, the City must be notified in writing and plans submitted showing the precautions which are to be taken to minimize the hazard to the potable water supply. In no case shall the work proceed until the plans for protecting the water supply have been approved by the City.
[CC 1974 §575.070; Ord. No. 651 §7, 2-1956]
It shall be unlawful to make or cause to be made a connection of any roof drain, areaway, yard or court drain or any drain whatsoever which will permit, allow or cause any storm or surface water to enter the sanitary sewerage system.
[CC 1974 §575.080; Ord. No. 651 §8, 2-1956]
It shall be unlawful to connect or to cause to be connected to the sanitary sewerage system the effluent of any septic tank, cesspool or sewage tank. Where such tanks exist and it is desired to make a connection to the sanitary sewerage system, a tile line shall be constructed around the unit in such a manner as to preclude the possibility of any sewage flowing into or out of the cesspool or tank and said septic tank, cesspool or sewage tank shall then be filled with earth, cinders, ashes or similar material.
[CC 1974 §575.085; Ord. No. 948 §§1 — 2, 9-1974]
The installation or maintenance of septic tanks as defined in Section 705.100 of the Municipal Code is hereby declared to be unlawful at any and all locations which are serviceable by a municipal sanitary sewer within the City limits of Versailles, Missouri.
Any "septic tank" which is in service at the time a municipal sanitary sewer is installed, which can serve the improvement served by said septic tank, may be maintained for a maximum period of ninety (90) days after the sanitary sewer becomes operable.
[CC 1974 §575.090; Ord. No. 651 §9, 2-1956]
[CC 1974 §575.100; Ord. No. 651 §10, 2-1956]
The City Sewer Inspector shall make an inspection of the method of disposing of roof and other stormwater drainage from each house which is connected to the sanitary sewers of the City of Versailles as frequently as is necessary to secure compliance with this Chapter. Following each inspection, the City Sewer Inspector shall submit a list of all property owners whose property or properties have connections in violation of this Chapter to the City Clerk. Written notification of any violation of this Chapter shall then be given by said City Clerk to the owner or owners of the property upon which the violation occurs. If the provisions of this Chapter have not been complied with within the period of ten (10) days following date of notice of violation, the City shall have the right to make or have made such alterations as are deemed necessary by the City Sewer Inspector to meet the requirements of the Chapter and all costs thereof shall be provided for and defrayed by a special tax bill to be assessed in favor of the City against the property on which said improvements are made and such special tax bill shall become a lien on said property.
[CC 1974 §575.110; Ord. No. 651 §11, 2-1956]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any butcher's offal, dead animals or liquids containing excessive quantities of silt, hair, fibers, grease, blood, feathers or other obstructing materials.
[CC 1974 §575.120; Ord. No. 651 §12, 2-1956]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any powdered milk, skimmed milk, whole milk, cream or other milk products or any industrial wastes of any type which might, in the opinion of the Division of Health, damage or otherwise cause operational difficulties in the sanitary system or interfere in any manner whatsoever with the normal operation of any sewage treatment works or sewage treating devices.
[CC 1974 §575.130; Ord. No. 651 §13, 2-1956]
It shall be permissible to discharge normal quantities of industrial wastes from washing operations and from other normal industrial plant operations into the sanitary sewerage system provided necessary precautions are taken to exclude those materials described in Sections 705.210, 705.220, 705.240 and 705.250 of this Article and further provided that the wastes are of such a nature that, in the opinion of the Division of Health, they will not damage, clog or otherwise interfere with the normal operation of the sewerage system nor with the operation of any sewage treatment plant or sewage treating devices.
[CC 1974 §575.140; Ord. No. 651 §14, 2-1956]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any oil, gasoline, petroleum, coal, oil, grease, inflammable matters or oil wastes. Cleaning establishments, buildings used for housing or repairing automobiles, gasoline and oil service stations and other buildings or establishments where gasoline, oils, calcium carbide or other explosive or inflammable matters are stored, sold or handled, the drains from which are connected to the public sewers, must be provided with an approved trap so constructed, located and maintained as to prevent the entrance into the sewer of such explosive or inflammable matter. Such trap shall be located on the sewer, before its function with any other pipe or receptacle containing sewage. The passage of human or fresh animal excrement through such trap is prohibited.
[CC 1974 §575.150; Ord. No. 651 §15, 2-1956]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or to cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any wastes ox waters which have been used for industrial or private cooling or air-conditioning purposes. Such wastes shall be kept separate from sanitary or other industrial wastes and shall be discharged into the nearest storm sewer or open watercourse.
[CC 1974 §575.160; Ord. No. 651 §16, 2-1956]
In the event that satisfactory compliance of the various Sections of this Chapter cannot be obtained within a period of sixty (60) days following receipt of notification of such violation by the offender, the Board of Aldermen may order the offending person, firm, partnership or corporation to disconnect from the municipal sewerage system or may order the connection broken by municipal employees. Provided however, that the offending party must be notified at least sixty (60) days in advance of the date the connection must be broken.
[CC 1974 §575.180; Ord. No. 764 §§1 — 3, 4-1967; Ord. No. 883 §§2 —3, 3-1971]
All sewers shall be laid in an aggregate base of gravel of not more than one (1) inch in diameter.
All sewers laid a depth of less than three (3) feet from the surface of any stream, waterway or road ditch shall be encased in not less than six (6) inches of concrete unless approved by the Public Works Department.
No sewer connections on City property between City sewer lines and private property lines shall be made with any pipe or materials other than PVC pipe with an SDR of thirty-five (35) or heavier having a minimum inside diameter of four (4) inches. The use of any other type of sewer tile or pipe, including "orangeburg" tile, is expressly prohibited. Sewer service may be disconnected by the proper City Officials, at the order of the Mayor, to any sewer hookups hereafter constructed in violation of this Section and shall remain disconnected until this Section is complied with.
[CC 1974 §575.190; Ord. No. 657 §§1 — 2, 8-1956; Ord. No. 1752 §4, 2-12-2008; Ord. No. 1814 §2, 12-13-2011]
Any patrons living outside the City limits of the City of Versailles shall have the right to apply for permission to connect to the City sanitary sewer system on the following conditions:
The patron shall make an application to the Board of Aldermen and supply plans and specifications prepared by a competent engineer and said application to contain the consent of the grantee of the easement for City to use the ground covered by the easement and for the City employees to have access for maintaining or go on ground to stop use of sanitary sewer system by stopping use of lateral.
Property owner asking for permission must procure own right-of-way for his/her private sewer lateral and said patron is liable for the expense of construction and maintenance, of own sewer lateral, but same must be built and maintained by plans approved by the City.
Before any private sewer connection is made, the City Plumbing Inspector must inspect and approve the private plumbing of the patron and approve the same according to the Plumbing Code of the City of Versailles.
The rates to be charged for any sewer connection by any patron outside the City limits of the City of Versailles shall be as follows:
From and after January 1, 2012 the monthly sewer rate for residential users located outside the City limits of the City shall be the sum of five dollars ninety-four cents ($5.94) per resident residing at such location.
For industrial, commercial and any other user a rate to be negotiated between any such user and the City.