No person shall uncover, make any connections with, use, alter, or disturb any wastewater sewer or storm sewer without first obtaining a written permit from the manager.
Classes of connection permits.
In all cases, the owner shall make application for a permit to connect to the Town's treatment works on a form furnished by the Town. The permit application shall be supplemented by wastewater information required to administer this chapter. A permit and inspection fee as set forth by the Town for a Class I Class II connection permit shall be paid to the Town at the time the application is filed.
Connections to a storm sewer shall be subject to a permit and inspection fee as set forth by the Town. Such connections shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and the approval of the manager.
The costs and expenses incidental to the building sewer installation and connection to the Town's treatment works shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the Town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, courtyard, or driveway. When this occurs, the building sewer serving the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer. The Town assumes no obligation or responsibility for damage caused by or resulting from any single building sewer which serves two buildings.
Existing building sewers may be used for connection of new buildings only when they are found, on examination and testing by the manager, to meet the requirements of this chapter.
The size, slope, alignment, construction materials, trench excavation and backfill methods, pipe placement, jointing and testing methods used in the construction and installation of a building sewer shall conform to the building and plumbing code or other applicable requirements of the Town. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and WPCF shall apply.
Whenever practicable, the building sewer shall be brought to a building at an elevation below the basement floor. In buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the Town's treatment works, wastewater carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to a building sewer draining to the Town sewer.
No person shall connect roof, foundation, areaway, parking lot, roadway, or other surface runoff or groundwater drains to any sewer which is connected to a treatment works unless such connection is authorized in writing by the manager. The connection of such drains shall conform to codes specified in § 157-21 or as specified by the manager as a condition of approval of such connection.
The connection of a building sewer into a treatment works shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable requirements of the Town, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the Commonwealth of Virginia Sewerage Regulations, Uniform Building Code of Virginia, and American Society of Testing Materials. The connections shall be made gas-tight and water-tight and verified by proper testing. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved in writing by the manager before installation.
The applicant for a building sewer or other drainage connection permit shall notify the manager when such sewer or drainage connection is ready for inspection prior to its connection to the Town's treatment works. Such connection inspections and testing as deemed necessary by the manager shall be made by the manager.
Excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Town.
The manager shall not issue a permit for any class of connection to the Town's treatment works or treatment facilities unless there is sufficient capacity, not legally committed to other users, in the treatment works and treatment facilities to convey and adequately treat the quantity of wastewater which the requested connection will add to the treatment works or treatment facility. The manager may permit such a connection if there are legally binding commitments to provide the needed capacity.