Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 203, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article. (See Sec. 16-202).

(Ord. 84, Sec. 301)

Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Director of Public Works.  The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works.  A permit and inspection fee of five ($5) dollars shall be paid to the City Treasurer at the time the application is filed. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 302; Code 2011)

A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is complete to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Director of Public Works when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered.  The inspection shall be made within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of notice by the Director of Public Works. (See Sec. 16-202).

(Ord. 84, Sec. 303; Code 2011)

The type, capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.  No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than one acre (43,560) square feet, unless if a public water supply is used, no less than 20,000 square feet.  No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any public sewer or natural outlet.  (See Sec.  16-202).

(Ord.  84, Sec. 304; Code 2011)

At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Section 16-203, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this article and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.  (See Sec. 16-202). 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 305)

The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City.

(Ord. 84, Sec. 306)

No statement contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer. 

(Ord. 84, Sec 307)