City of Ithaca, NY
Tompkins County
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The building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article whenever:
A. 
A public sewer is not available; or
B. 
Permission to connect to private sewage disposal facilities has been granted under the provisions of Article II.
Application for connection to such private sewage disposal facilities shall be made to the Tompkins County Health Department, and any such facility shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with the requirements of said Department.
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter within 45 days, unless this requirement is modified under the circumstances provided for in §§ 262-6 and 262-7 of Article II.
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the municipality.