Sec. 23C-6-7. Design, construction, and maintenance of sewers.

(a) Design and Construction Standards. Minimum standards for the design and construction of public building sewers within the city shall be in accordance with the city standard specifications and the latest revision of the Uniform Plumbing Code adopted by the city. The engineer with the consent of the city council, may permit modifications or may require higher standards where unusual conditions are encountered. Two complete sets of “as-built” drawings showing the actual location of all mains, structures, wyes, tees, and laterals shall be filed with the city before final acceptance of the work.
(b) Sewer Too Low. In all buildings in which a building sewer is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building sewer shall be lifted by artificial means, approved by the city and discharged to the public sewer, all at the expense of the owner.
(c) Drainage Into Sanitary Sewers Prohibited. No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, area way drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
(d) Completion of Sewer Required. Before any acceptance of the sewer line by the city and prior to the admission of sewage into the system, the sewer line shall be tested and shall be complete and in full compliance with all requirements of the city's specifications and to the satisfaction of the city engineer.
(e) Notification. The applicant for a building sewer permit shall notify the director of community development when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the engineer or his representative. Any damage to the public sewer shall be repaired at the cost of the applicant to the satisfaction of the city engineer.
(f) Protection of Public. All 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 city.
(g) Easements of Rights-of-way. In the event that an easement is required to extend the public sewer or to make a connection, the applicant shall procure for and have accepted by the city, a proper easement or grant of right-of-way having a minimum width of ten feet and sufficient to allow the construction and maintenance of such sewer, extension or connection.
(h) Maintenance of Building Sewer. Building sewers shall be maintained by the owner of the property served thereby, but the city shall maintain that portion of the building sewer extending from the city sewer to the property line or curb line of the property served.
(i) Compliance with Local Regulations. Any person constructing a sewer within a street shall comply with all state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to the cutting of pavement, opening, barricading, lighting and protection of trenches, backfilling and repaving thereof and shall obtain all permits and pay all fees required by the agency having jurisdiction prior to the issuance of a permit by the city. (Ord. No. 952, § 2 (part).)