[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates 4-5-1971 by Ord. No. 125 (Ch. 107 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 109.
All connections to the sanitary sewer of the Great Neck Sewer District or the Belgrave Sewer District shall conform to the following requirements:
Before any work is commenced, an application for a connection permit shall be filed with the Village Clerk which shall show in detail the work to be performed, the size and location of pipes and any other particulars that the Village Clerk or the Building Inspector may require. As part of such application, there must be filed with the Village Clerk the written approval and consent of the Great Neck Sewer District or the Belgrave Sewer District, as the case may be, to the connection to the sewer. The applicant shall also pay to the Village Clerk a fee in the amount elsewhere provided for in the Village ordinances, such fee to be in addition to any charge that may be made by the sewer district.
Such work shall comply with all of the requirements of the sewer district and such additional requirements as the Village Clerk or the Building Inspector may determine. In case of inconsistency between such requirements, the requirements of the sewer district shall control.
If the Building Inspector shall determine that all of such requirements and all other requirements of this chapter have been complied with, the Village Clerk may issue a permit authorizing the performance of the work.
Unless otherwise directed by the sewer district, all work shall be performed, and the connection shall be made, in the presence of a representative of said sewer district.
Before a certificate of occupancy is issued in respect to such work, or before a certificate of occupancy is issued for a building which provides for a connection to the sanitary sewer of either the Great Neck Sewer District or the Belgrave Sewer District, the applicant shall first obtain and file with the Village Clerk a certificate of compliance from the said sewer district.
No connections to the sanitary sewer of the sewer district shall be used except in conformity with the following requirements:
All connections used by private owners or occupants shall be laid and kept in repair at their own expense.
All of such connections and the use thereof shall comply with and be subject to all ordinances, rules and regulations of the Great Neck Sewer District or the Belgrave Sewer District, as the case may be, now in force or hereafter from time to time adopted.
No pipe or drain or connection of any description, other than a sanitary sewer line, shall be connected to the sewer system of the sewer district.
The said sewer system is designed and is intended for the collection, transport, treatment and disposal of sanitary sewage only, and the use thereof for any other purpose is hereby forbidden.
No roof drain, surface water drain, cellar drain, sump pump or garage drain, and no drain carrying or intended to carry wastes from any air-conditioning unit, commercial refrigeration system, swimming pool, automobile washing stand or garbage disposal system or device, shall be connected to any sanitary sewer line or to the sewer system, and no liquid or solid matter, other than sanitary sewage, shall be dumped or discharged into the said sewer system.
[Added 8-12-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]
No building permit shall be issued for construction of a new building or any alteration or addition to an existing building in the Village of Great Neck Estates, where such building requires facilities for the disposition of sanitary sewage disposal, unless said building shall have adequate provisions for sanitary sewage disposal as provided in this section.
Adequate provisions for sanitary sewage disposal, as used in this section, shall mean an approved connection to a municipal sanitary wastewater collection and treatment system or an approved individual sewage disposal system.
Individual sewage disposal system, as used in this section, shall mean a sewage disposal system which is not connected to a municipal sanitary wastewater collection and treatment system.
All individual sewage disposal systems constructed or reconstructed after the effective date of this section shall provide a minimum dimension of two feet above the groundwater table between the bottom of the disposal facility and the highest point of the groundwater table at each point where such system is located. This area may be of either naturally occurring soils or excavated unsuitable soil which was replaced with soils acceptable for filtration of waste from the disposal system.
Any person who constructs, alters or adds to any building requiring provision for sewage disposal and who does so without adequate provisions for sanitary sewage disposal as required by this section shall be guilty of a violation. Each violation of this section shall be subject to the punishment provided in this Code for a violation. In addition to any other penalties provided by law, the use or occupancy of any such building may be enjoined by order or judgment of a court of appropriate jurisdiction upon application by the Village, the Mayor or the Building Inspector.
[Amended 10-9-2012 by L.L. No. 10-2012]
Any member of the Board of Commissioners of the Great Neck Sewer District or of the Belgrave Sewer District, as the case may be, or the authorized agents or inspectors of the sewer district involved, or the Building Inspector of the Village of Great Neck Estates may at any time when authorized by law enter a building or upon the premises where a sewer connection exists and may examine all pipes, drains and conduits connected with such sewer and may make such other examination, inspection or tests as they or any of them may determine in order to ascertain whether the provisions of this chapter and of the regulations of the sewer district have been or are being complied with properly.
If the Board of Sewer Commissioners of the sewer district, or its authorized agents or inspectors, or the Village Building Inspector, shall determine that a violation exists, they or the Village Clerk or any of them may serve, by registered mail or otherwise, written notice of such violation upon the owner, or the agent, servant or employee of the owner, or any occupant of the building affected, and such owner, agents, servants or employees or occupants shall forthwith remove or correct said violation at his or their own cost and expense.
In case of the failure to discontinue or correct or remove such violation within 10 days after the mailing of said notice, the Board of Commissioners of the sewer district, or the Village Building Inspector, or their respective agents, servants or employees, may enter into the premises and disconnect the sewer line or remove all violations without further notice, at the cost and expense of the owner or occupant, and without recourse or liability against the sewer district or the Village.
[Amended 3-10-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997]
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter, or any order or regulation issued thereunder, or who violates the rules and regulations of the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District or the Belgrave Water Pollution Control District, shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as provided for violations of this Code. The Board of commissioners of the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District or the Belgrave Water Pollution Control District shall have the right and authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of such district by injunction or otherwise as provided by law.