[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Bellerose 2-14-1955 by Ord. No. 49. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All connections with sanitary sewers in the Incorporated Village of Bellerose shall conform with the requirements of this chapter and any other Village ordinances and regulations of the County of Nassau governing discharge into and connection with county sewer facilities.
All work shall be performed by or under the immediate supervision of a plumber duly licensed by the Town of Hempstead or the City of New York for the year in which the work is done.
Applications for permits under this chapter shall be made on forms to be furnished by the Building Inspector. A separate application must be filed for each house sewer connection. Applications shall be signed by the owner of the premises and the plumber specifically authorized by such owner to make such application. At the time of filing the application, the Nassau County permit for connection to the sewer system shall be presented.
No work, as shown on the application, shall be commenced or performed until a permit has been issued by the Building Inspector, the fee for which shall be $2. No fee will be returned after the permit has been issued.
[Amended 12-9-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996]
Before a permit is issued, a certificate of public liability insurance of not less than $1,000,000 per person and $1,000,000 per accident for personal injury and $100,000 for property damage shall be filed with the Building Inspector to cover the Incorporated Village of Bellerose, as a named insured, with respect to each house sewer installation, in the event of any injury to persons or property arising out of or in connection with such installation.
In addition to the above, it will be necessary to post a deposit in the amount established by the Board of Trustees by duly adopted resolution, for each house sewer connection. If any plumber has over five jobs in progress at one time, a performance bond to be approved by the Board of Trustees may be accepted in lieu of deposits. This deposit or bond is to insure satisfactory completion of the work in accordance with this chapter and the requirements of the Building Inspector. The deposit will not be returned or bond released until 30 days after the final inspection and issuance of a certificate of compliance by the Building Inspector or a longer period of time if the Building Inspector feels there is a possibility of damage due to settlement or other causes.
Interior house sewer drain connections shall be constructed of extra-heavy cast-iron pipe to be not less in diameter than the size of existing house stack and to be not less than four inches. Cast iron shall be extended through the foundation wall at least two feet.
Exterior pipe shall be of extra-heavy cast-iron or asbestos-cement sewer pipe or equivalent and shall be not less than five inches in diameter.
All joints shall be made watertight and precaution shall be taken to prevent caulking materials from percolating into the pipes. All fittings and couplings shall be in accordance with and conform to existing American Society for Testing and Materials specifications for house sewer pipe.
House sewers shall be laid solidly on a true grade of not less than 1/4 inch per foot, except by written permission of the Building Inspector.
They shall be laid as nearly as possible in a straight line, changes in direction, if necessary, being made with proper fittings and all connections made with Y branches and one-eighth and one-sixteenth bends.
House sewers shall be covered to a depth of at least two feet above the top of the pipe with well-rammed fine earth free from stones and rubbish.
An iron running trap shall be placed in the house drain near the foundation wall through which the drain passes, on the sewer side of all connections. If placed outside the house or below the cellar floor, such trap must be made accessible by a brick manhole, the walls of which shall be at least eight inches thick and provided with an iron manhole cover. When outside the house it shall, in no case, be less than three feet six inches below the surface of the ground. Where fixtures are less than three feet above the main sewer in the street, an approved backwater valve shall be installed.
A five-inch-by-four-inch extra-heavy cast-iron wye shall be placed inside the foundation wall and before the house trap. In slab floor of cellarless types of jobs, the above shall be placed outside the house in a pit as described in Subsection A of this section.
House traps shall have two cleanouts, with brass screw caps.
A fresh-air inlet pipe shall be connected to the house drain just inside of the house trap and extended to the outer air terminating with the open end at least 12 inches above the finished grade at the most available point. The fresh-air inlet pipe shall be at least 1/2 the diameter of the house drain, but in no case shall the fresh-air inlet pipe be less than three inches in diameter. No vent caps shall be permitted, and the fresh-air inlet pipe shall terminate with a return bend or a fresh-air plate.
The Building Inspector may issue regulations or rulings interpretive of this chapter and, where necessary, establish tests to determine the qualities of materials. He shall have the authority to decide when materials and methods of construction not specifically prescribed by this chapter may be used but shall exercise such authority only in cases where strict compliance presents unnecessary hardship and where equivalent materials or different methods of construction will conform to good plumbing and sewer installation practices.
Excavations or openings in streets or removal or disturbance of Village curbs or sidewalks necessary for sewer connections or installing house sewers shall be made in accordance with the ordinances and regulations of the Incorporated Village of Bellerose.
Inspections shall be made by the Building Inspector of the Village. No work shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved. No connection with the street sewer shall be put into use until the work has been inspected and approved and a certificate of temporary use has been issued by the Building Inspector. After the connection has been completed and is in use, the Building Inspector shall inspect such installation and the operation thereof, and if he finds that the installation conforms to the provisions of this chapter and in all respects is properly constructed and installed, he shall issue a certificate of compliance. The Building Inspector shall be notified 24 hours in advance of the starting of the work and prior to 10:00 a.m. the day an inspection is requested.
The use of the existing cesspool or cesspools shall be discontinued and the same cleaned out and backfilled with clean fill when the connection to a sanitary sewer is completed. Failure to comply with this section within 20 days after the date of the issuance of the certificate of compliance as herein provided shall be a violation of this chapter, punishable by the penalties provided in § 176-13 hereof, and, in addition thereto, in the event of failure to comply with this section within said period of 20 days, the Village may cause the said cesspool or cesspools to be discontinued, cleaned out and backfilled and may assess the cost of such work, including materials used, upon the property on which the said cesspool or cesspools are located.
The Board of Trustees may from time to time require the owners or occupants of any or all property fronting or abutting on any street or portion thereof to connect such property with the sanitary sewer mains in said street and to discontinue and backfill cesspools thereon within such time and in such manner as the Board may prescribe; and whenever any such owner or occupant shall have made default in making and completing said connection within the time specified, the Board of Trustees may cause the same to be made and may assess the cost thereof, including the discontinuing and backfilling of the cesspools, upon the property on which the improvement was made.
The owner of any building structure or the owner of the land where any violation of this chapter shall be placed or shall exist and any architect, builder, plumber, carpenter or other person who may be employed to assist in the commission of any such violation and all persons who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or shall fail to comply therewith or with any requirement thereof or any order or rule made thereunder shall, severally for each such violation and noncompliance, be liable, on conviction thereof, to a fine or penalty not exceeding $100 for each and every offense, and whenever such person shall have been notified by the Building Inspector or by the service of a summons and prosecution or in any other way that he is committing such violation of this chapter, each day that he shall continue such violation after such notification shall constitute a separate offense punishable by a like fine or penalty; and a violation of any provision of this chapter shall, in addition, constitute disorderly conduct, and any person violating the same shall be and is hereby declared a disorderly person.