Ordinance Amending Ordinance NO. 19, Prescribing Charges for the Connection
Use of the Municipal Sewer System.
City Council of the City ordains:
Ordinance No. 19, Section XII, NO 7. is amended as follows:
roof water, ground water, surface water or any other natural
precipitation from any source including but not limited to: sump pumps,
foundation drains, roof leaders, area drains or cistern overflows. Dwellings and
other buildings and structures which require, because of the infiltration of
water into basements, crawl spaces and the like, a sump pump system to discharge
excess water, shall have a permanently installed discharge line which shall not
at any time discharge water into the sanitary sewer system, except as provided
herein. A permanent installation shall be one which provides for year-round
discharge capability to either the outside of the dwelling, building or
structure, or is connected to the City storm sewer or discharges through the
curb and gutter to the street. It shall consist of rigid discharge line, without
valving or quick connections for altering the path of discharge, and if
connected to the City storm sewer line include a check valve.
Before _________, any person,
firm or corporation having a roof, surface, ground,
sump pump, foundation drain, area drain, cistern overflow, or swimming pool
connected and/or discharging into the sanitary sewer system shall disconnect
remove same. Any disconnects or openings in the sanitary sewer system shall
closed or repaired in an effective, workmanlike manner, as approved by the City.
Every person owning improved real estate that discharges into the
sewer system shall allow an employee of the City or their designated
inspect the buildings to confirm that there is no sump pump or other prohibited
into the sanitary sewer system. Any person refusing to allow their property to
inspected within fourteen (14) days of the date City employee (s) or their
representatives are denied admittance to the property, shall immediately become
to the surcharge hereinafter provided for. Any property found to violate this
the Ordinance shall make the necessary changes to comply with the Ordinance and
furnish proof of the changes to the City by ___________.
At any future time, if the City has reason to suspect that an illegal
connection may exist in
a premises, the owner, by written notice shall comply with the provisions of
ordinance. Should a property certified in compliance with this ordinance, be
have reconnected a roof drain, sump pump or any other form of natural
the sanitary sewer system, the property owner will be subject to the surcharge
months between the last two inspections.
The City shall have the power and duty of hearing and deciding requests
from the applicability of the provisions of this ordinance where strict
cause undue hardship because of circumstances unique to the individual property
consideration or cause a safety problem.
Application for waivers pursuant to this subdivision shall be addressed
in writing to the
City. The applications shall at a minimum identify the property for which the
being applied for, the name of the property owner,/applicant, and describe in
characteristics of the subject property create undue hardship. Within a
the City shall make its order deciding on the matter and serve a copy of such
the applicant by mail. Upon approval of an application for a waiver, a property
shall be allowed to temporarily pump directly into the sanitary sewer system
dates of October 15th and April 1st, provided the applicant agrees to pay an
fee of $25.00 per year for the additional sewer service, payable April 1st of
Employees of the City will divert the discharge and seal the connection of the
the sanitary sewer using a meter seal for this waiver period.
A surcharge of one hundred ($100.00) per month is hereby imposed and
added to every
sewer billing mailed on and after _______________, to each property owner not in
compliance with this ordinance. The surcharge shall be added every month until
property is in compliance with this Ordinance. The imposition of the surcharge
limit the City’s authority to prosecute the criminal violations, seek an
injunction in district
court ordering the person to disconnect the noncomforming connection to the
sewer, or for the City to correct the violation and certify the costs of
connection as an
assessment against the property on which the connection is made.