[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of New Hyde Park 2-7-1956. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All regulations adopted by the County of Nassau governing discharge into a connection to the county sewer facilities are hereby made a part of these regulations and must be complied with by the applicant or owner of the premises involved.
No work shall be commenced or performed in connection with the installation of a sewer connection to a building until a permit has been issued by the Village Clerk. The fee for each permit shall be $5. No fee will be returned after a permit has been issued.
Applications for permits under these regulations shall be made only by and will be accepted only from a plumber licensed by the Examining Board of Plumbers of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York, and registered by Building Inspector of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York, on a printed form to be furnished by the Department of Public Works. A separate application must be filed for each sewer connection to a building. These applications shall be signed by the fee owner of the premises and his plumber, who must be specifically authorized by such fee owner to make such application. No village permit will be issued unless a permit from the County of Nassau to connect with the county sewer facilities has previously been obtained and is presented with the above-mentioned application for a village permit.
No work in connection with the installation of a sewer connection to a building may be commenced or performed except by a plumber licensed by the Examining Board of Plumbers of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York, and registered by the Building Inspector of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York, for the year or years in which the work is to be done.
Before any permit is issued, a certificate of public liability insurance of not less than $300,000 per person and $500,000 per accident for personal injury and $50,000 for property damage shall be filed with the Department of Public Works of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York, to cover the village, as a named insured, in the event of any injury to persons or property. Said policy or a renewal thereof must be kept in effect until the completion of all work under the above-mentioned permit and the issuance of the certificate of compliance. In the event that such policy shall expire or be canceled and no replacement thereof is furnished prior to such expiration or cancellation, the permit issued will immediately be revoked.
Before any permit is issued, a certificate of the plumber's current workmen's compensation insurance policy must be filed with the Department of Public Works of the incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York, as required by § 57 of the Workers' Compensation Law, as amended by Chapter 113 of the Laws of 1946. Said policy or renewal thereof must be kept in effect until the completion of work under the above-mentioned permit and the issuance of the certificate of compliance. In the event that such policy shall expire or be canceled and no replacement thereof is furnished prior to such expiration or cancellation, the permit issued will immediately be revoked.
Before any permit is issued, a deposit must be posted in the sum of $50 for each sewer connection to a building. This deposit is to insure that each installation of a sewer connection to a building has been satisfactorily completed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and to insure that any and all damage to property of the Incorporated Village of New Hyde Park, New York, occurring during the course of or as a result of such installation has been properly repaired or the cost of repair and/or replacement paid for. In the event that the plumbers fails to properly repair, replace or pay for the cost of such repair and/or replacement for a period of 10 days after the completion of said installation, the village shall make such repair and deduct the cost thereof from said deposit, returning the balance, if any, to the plumber. If the cost of repair shall exceed the sum of $50, the plumber shall be liable to the village for the excess of such cost of repair. The deposit will not be returned for at least 30 days after the final inspection by the Plumbing Inspector; there is a possibility of damage (due to settlement, cutting of tree roots and/or freezing weather at time work is performed) being discovered subsequent to final inspection. However, no deposit shall be withheld for longer than four months after the final inspection by the Plumbing Inspector.
Immediately upon approval by the Plumbing Inspector of the installation of a sewer connection to a building, a certificate of compliance shall be issued to the plumber and a copy sent to the owner. In the event that the installation of a sewer connection to a building has not been completed and approved within six months after the date of issuance of the permit or that damage has occurred that has not been properly repaired or the cost of repair and/or replacement paid for within said period of time, the deposit referred to in § 150-7 hereof shall be forfeited.
The plumber making the sewer connection to a building shall be responsible for any damage to village property, including but not limited to sidewalks, aprons, trees, grass areas and curbs. He shall take all precautions necessary to protect village property. Any open trench or other obstruction in, on or abutting the sidewalk, street or other village property shall be surrounded by suitable barriers or guards for the protection of persons using the streets or property in the daytime and, in addition thereto, by lights or flares from twilight continuously until daylight. Such barriers and lights shall conform, in kind and number, to the requirements of the Plumbing Inspector. Immediately upon the completion of the sewer connection to a building, the plumber shall see that all trench settlement is properly filled to the grade of the original ground.
After an owner has been notified that the lateral sewer line available to his building has been completed and is ready for use, he may apply for a permit from the county and the village to connect thereto. After such notice has been given, the cleaning of existing cesspools will be permitted only once. When a building is connected to the county sewer system, all cesspools on said property shall be cleaned out, leaving about two feet of water, and properly and completely backfilled with clean fill.
The sewer connection to a building shall be of extra-heavy cast-iron sewer type or asbestos-cement sewer pipe or bituminized-fibre pipe C.S. 116-54, United States Government Department of Commerce. All of the aforesaid pipe shall not be less than five inches in diameter. Where the ground is made or filled in or where the pipes are less than three feet below ground level or in any case where there is danger of settlement by frost or from any other cause, the sewer connection to a building must be of extra-heavy cast-iron pipe with lead-caulked joints. When sewer connection is made from the rear of the house, only cast-iron pipe may be used to the last cleanout.
All fittings and couplings shall be in accordance with and conform to existing American Society for Testing and Materials specifications for cast-iron soil pipe, A 74-72, or Federal Specifications SS-P-351 or United States Government Department of Commerce C.S. 116-54. When there is a change of direction of the sewer line over a forty-five-degree angle, a cleanout shall be inserted after the bend, and such cleanout shall extend to the surface of the ground and be properly capped. Using a series of small bends to make a change of direction shall not do away with the use of the cleanouts. If the Building Inspector permits making connection at the rear of a house, when a change of direction exceeds seven feet, a cleanout shall be installed at both ends.
The minimum fall per foot of pipe laid shall be 1/4 inch, except that a fall of 1/8 inch per foot may be allowed upon specific approval of the Plumbing Inspector, where a one-fourth-inch fall shall be impossible.
Laying of pipe. No pipe shall be laid in any trench unless the sewer connection to the building and the connection to the sewer at the curb are exposed. All pipe shall be laid with a uniform fall and in as direct and straight a line as possible from two feet outside the building foundation to the existing connection to the sewer at the curb.
Supporting of pipe. Sewer piping shall be supported throughout its entire length.
Tunneling may be done in yards, courts or driveways of any building site. However, the diameter of the tunnel may not be over twice the diameter of the pipe, and it shall be of such length as will permit inspection of all joints. All tunnels shall be backfilled by the use of water.
Adequate precaution shall be taken to ensure proper compaction of backfill around pipe without damage to piping. Trenches shall be backfilled in thin layers to 12 inches above the top of the pipe with clean earth, which shall not contain stones, boulders, cinder fill or other materials which will damage or break the pipe or cause corrosive action. Mechanical devices may then be used to finish backfilling to grade. All trenches shall be compacted with water.
Joints and connections in the sewer connection to a building shall be rootproof, gastight and watertight so as to withstand the pressure imposed on the joint in case of stoppage. Cast-iron bell-and-spigot may be either caulked with molten lead or other joint compound approved by the Plumbing Inspector. Caulked joints for cast-iron bell-and-spigot soil pipe shall be firmly packed with oakum or hemp and filled with molten lead not less than one inch deep and not to extend more than 1/8 inch below rim of hub. No paint, varnish or other coating shall be permitted on the jointing material until after the joints are inspected. If other compound approved as above-mentioned is used, the joint shall be made in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. Joints in asbestos-cement sewer pipe shall be made with sleeve couplings of the same composition as the pipe, sealed with rubber rings. Joints between asbestos-cement sewer pipe and extra-heavy cast-iron pipe or joints between either of the aforementioned pipes and the county spur shall be made with the proper fittings, as specified in existing federal specifications published by the Federal Specifications Board.
The sewer connection to a building shall have a horizontal or lateral separation from the water service of at least seven feet or a vertical separation of at least two feet and shall be located below the water service. In the event that any of the above minimum separations are not possible, permission must be obtained from the Plumbing Inspector to vary the above requirements, and his decision as to location and type of pipe to be used shall be followed.
The Plumbing Inspector shall be notified 24 hours in advance of the starting of work under any permit issued hereunder and shall be further notified before 10:00 a.m. of the day an inspection is required. The following inspections are required under this chapter:
First inspection. The first inspection shall be made when the pipe is laid and joints are made but before any backfill is placed on the pipe.
Second inspection. The second inspection shall be made when the cesspool or cesspools are cleaned and prior to the backfilling of cesspools.
Third inspection. The third inspection shall be the final inspection and shall be made when the sewer connection to a building is complete.
[Added 11-16-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999]
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be unlawful and a petty offense. Each such offense is hereby designated a violation as defined in Article IIA of Chapter 1 of the Village Code, and every such violation shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of Subsections B and F of § 1-27 of that article.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it would take effect 12-1-1999.