[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 12, Ch. 12.02, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board finds and declares that the public health, comfort, safety and welfare is preserved and enhanced by provision of municipal water and sewer service to each parcel that will be occupied. It further finds and declares that failure to connect properties to available municipal water and sewer systems is contrary to the public health and welfare and should be avoided.
To assure preservation of public health, comfort, safety and welfare, the owner of any existing or proposed house, building or property used or proposed for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other habitation situated within the Village and adjacent to public water and sewer mains or in a block through which public water and sewer extend is hereby required at his expense to install suitable water and sanitary facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the public municipal facilities within 12 months after public facilities first become available or, if an immediate health hazard exists, within 30 days' receipt of written notice from the County Health Officer or Village Building Inspector.
If the person fails to comply with the said notice to connect within the given period of time, the Village may, at its option:
[Amended by Ord. No. 010, Series 2003]
Cause such connection(s) to be made and bill the property owner for such costs. If such costs are not paid within 30 days, such costs shall be assessed as a special tax lien against the property unless the owner within 30 days after the completion of the work files a sworn affidavit with the Village Clerk stating that he cannot pay such amount in one lump sum and asking that it be levied in not more than five annual installments plus interest on the unpaid amount at an applicable rate as determined by the Village Director of Administrative Services.
Any person who is aggrieved by an order or direction to connect to public water and/or sewer may file an appeal with the Board of Public Works, for review and recommendation to the Village Board, within 30 days of the receipt of such an order. Availability of that service shall be determined by the Village Board in accordance with standards adopted by the Village Board relating to the distance from main to the building to be connected, adverse soil conditions and elevations. No appeal shall be considered for premises which have on-site facilities that are not in compliance with state regulations.
No person shall construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, holding tank, septic tank, mound system, cesspool or other facility intended to be used for the disposal of domestic wastewater if a public sewer is available.
[Amended by Ord. No. 010, Series 2003]
Construction or maintenance of a holding tank within the Village of Grafton may be allowed on a temporary basis under any of the following conditions:
Public sewer is not available according to the standards adopted by the Village Board.
The cost of public sewer connection is cost prohibitive. A "cost prohibitive" connection to municipal sewer shall be determined by the Village Board upon recommendation of the Board of Public Works, in accordance with the standards adopted by the Board and relative to distance from the existing main to the building to be connected, adverse soil conditions and elevations.
Connection to the municipal sewer shall be required as provided for in § 12.02.020. In the event that there are any changes or improvements in the sewer system which make public sewer available to the property or make connection less costly under Subsection A.1 and 2 herein so that it is no longer cost prohibitive under the rules adopted by the Village Board, the property owner shall be required to connect to the municipal sewer in accordance with § 12.02.020.