Sewer Discharge Ordinance
ORDINANCE AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 403.03, PROHIBITING
DISCHARGES INTO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE
City does ordain as follows:
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater,
groundwater, roof runoff, yard drainage, yard fountain, pond overflow or any
substance other than sanitary sewage into the sanitary collection system.
No roof runoff, sump pump, swimming pool discharge, or surface water
drainage shall be connected to the sanitary sewer system and no building shall
hereafter be constructed nor shall any existing buildings be hereafter altered
in such a manner that the roof drainage or any other source of discharge or
drainage other than sanitary sewer shall connect with the sanitary sewer system
inside or outside the building.
Any person, firm or corporation having a roof, sump pump, swimming pool
discharge, cistern overflow pipe or surface drain now connected and/or
discharging into the sanitary sewer system shall disconnect and/or remove same
prior to April 30, 1991. Any disconnects or openings in the sanitary sewer shall
be closed or repaired in an effective, workmanlike manner as described in the
All sump pumps shall have a discharge pipe installed to the outside wall
of the building with one (1) inch inside minimum diameter. The pipe attachment
must be a permanent fitting such as PVC pipe with glued fittings. The discharge
shall extend at least three (3) feet outside of the foundation wall and must be
directed toward the front yard or rear yard area of the property.
Every person owning improved real estate that discharges into the
City’s sanitary sewer system shall allow the City employee(s) to inspect the
buildings to confirm that there is no sump pump or other prohibited discharge
into the sanitary sewer system. Any person refusing to allow their property to
be inspected shall immediately become subject to the surcharge hereinafter
provided for. Any property found to violate this Section shall make the
necessary changes to comply with this Section and such changes shall be verified
by City employee(s)
5. A surcharge of ($75.00) Dollars
per month is hereby imposed and shall be added to every sewer billing mailed on
and after July 1, 1991, to property owners who are not in compliance with this
Section. The surcharge shall be added every month, until the property is in
compliance. The imposition of such surcharge shall in no way limit the right of
the City to seek an injunction in District Court ordering the property owner to
disconnect the non-conforming connection to the sanitary sewer system or from
pursuing any other legal remedies available.
6. Upon verified compliance with
this Section the City reserves the right to inspect such property at least
yearly to verify compliance herewith.
7. This amendment to Ordinance 11403.03
shall become effective upon its passage and
publication as provided by law.
Adopted by the City Council of the City February, 1991.