NO. _________ SECOND SERIES
ORDINANCE REGULATING USE OF SUMP PUMPS AND DISCHARGE OF STORM
WATER, GROUND WATER AND SURFACE WATER INTO SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
CITY OF __________________ DOES ORDAIN:
1. PROHIBITED WATER. a. It shall be
unlawful for any owner, occupant or use of any premises to direct into or allow
any storm water, surface water, ground water, well water or water from
industrial or commercial air conditioning systems to drain into the sanitary
sewer system or the City of ___________. No
rain spout, or other form of surface drainage and no foundation drainage or sump
pump shall be connected or discharged into any sanitary sewer.
PUMP AND RIGID PIPE REQUIRED.
SUBDIVISIONS: ALL CONSTRUCTION. A sump, pump and rigid pipe discharge connection
to the outside shall be required for all construction in new subdivisions when
it is determined necessary by the City Engineer to protect sanitary sewer
infiltration. The Engineer shall conduct his analysis and make his determination
of soil conditions on a subdivision basis. The sump, pump and rigid pipe
discharge requirement will apply to all units constructed within a specific
SUBDIVISONS: NEW CONSTRUCTION. Any new construction in a subdivison platted
prior to the effective date of this ordinance shall be examined by the City
Engineer when the footing inspection is made. At that time the City Engineer
will determine, based upon excavated soils, whether the sump, pump and rigid
connection are required. Should the building owner choose the option of
installing a sump, pump and rigid connection where they are not required, they
shall be installed in accordance with 3(a) and 3(b) below.
SUBDIVISIONS, EXISTING CONSTRUCTION. Any existing construction in a subdivision
platted prior to the effective date of this ordinance in which a sump and pump
have been or will be installed, shall be required to install a rigid pipe
connection discharge in accordance with 3(b) below. It shall be unlawful to
maintain any connection with the sanitary sewer carrying roof water, ground
water, surface water or any other natural precipitation after the effective date
of this ordinance.
In certain locations where surface storm water discharge would create a safety
hazard during freezing weather, connection to the sanitary sewer may be
maintained from October 15th to March 15th. In no case, shall any connection to
the sanitary sewer be maintained from March 15th to October 15th. Exceptions
will be granted by permit on a case by case basis as determined by the City
3. SUMP, PUMP AND RIGID PIPE: METHOD
building shall have a drain tile placed around the inside or outside perimeter
of the foundation connected to a sump pit. All baseboard seepage collection
systems shall be discharged to the sump pit. The sump pit shall be located at
least ten (10) feet away from the inside sanitary floor drain.
discharge pipe shall be installed to the outside wall of the building with rigid
copper, galvanized or black pipe) one (1) inch inside diameter minimum. The
discharge pipe must
have a check valve within one (1) foot of the floor grade and a union or other
approved coupling for easy disconnection for repair or replacement. The
discharge shall extend at least three (3) feet outside of the foundation wall.
methods of installation.
discharge pipe may be connected directly to the municipal underground storm
sewer system provided the discharge is at a higher elevation than the normal
flow level and that an approved backflow prevention device is installed.
discharge may be connected directly to the municipal curb and gutter system
provided the pipe is placed under the sidewalk or boulevard and through the back
of the curb and that an approved backflow prevention device is installed.
person found to be violating any provision of this ordinance shall be served by
the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a
reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender
shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all
person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limited provided shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the
amount not exceeding Two Hundred and no/100 Dollars ($200.00) for each
violation. Each day in which any such violation occurred shall be deemed a
the event that the owner fails to correct the situation within the given time
period, the City may correct it and collect such costs together with reasonable
attorneys fees and the collection fees by suing the owner in a court of
competent Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, by certifying said costs of
correction as any other special assessment upon the land from which said
correction of said violation was made.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF INSPECTIONS
The City Engineer and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper
credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for
the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing
pertinent to discharge to the community system in accordance with the provisions
of this ordinance.
PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS DAY __________, YEAR ___________.
City Administrator ___________________________