No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenances thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Public Works Department.  Permits issued pursuant to this Section shall be valid for only six months unless within said period of time substantial and continuous construction efforts have commenced. 

(Ord. 513, Sec. 1; Code 2011)

All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner.  The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 403)

Refer to plumbing code in Chapter 4 of this city code.

(Ord. 84, Sec. 406; Code 2011)

Whenever possible the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor.  No building sewer shall be laid parallel to or within three (3) feet of any bearing wall, which might thereby be weakened.  The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost.  The building sewer shall be laid at uniform grade and in straight alignment insofar as possible.  Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curved pipe and fittings, including clean-out fittings. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 408)

In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such drain shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the building sewer.  The use of any pumping equipment, for which cross-connections with a public water supply system are needed, is prohibited.

(Ord. 84, Sec. 409)

All excavations required for the installation of a building sewer shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the Building Official.  Pipe laying and back fill shall be performed in accordance with ASTM specification (C12-19) except that no back fill shall be placed until the work has been inspected. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 410; Code 2011)

All joints and connections shall be made gas tight and water tight. Leaded cast iron pipe joints shall be firmly packed with oakum or hemp and filled with molten lead, Federal Specifications (QQ-L-156), not less than one (1) inch deep. Lead shall be run in one pouring and caulked tight.  No paint, varnish, or other coatings shall be permitted on the jointing materials until after the joint has been tested and approved.

Clay pipe shall have factory applied joint meeting ASTM specification (C-425).  Other jointing materials and methods may be used only if approved by the Division of Sanitation, Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

(Ord. 84, Sec. 411)

The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall be made at the “Y” branch, if such branch is available at a suitable location.  A neat hole may be cut into the public sewer to receive the building sewer, with entry in the downstream direction at an angle of about forty-five (45) degrees or where not feasible it will be at the discretion of the Director of Public Works.  A forty-five (45) degree well may be used to make such connection with the spigot and cut so as not to extend past the inner surface of the public sewer.  The invert of the building sewer at the point of connection shall be at the same or at a higher elevation than the invert of the public sewer.  A smooth, neat joint shall be made and the connection made secure and watertight by encasement in concrete and covered with sewer tile asphalt.  Special fittings may be used for the connection only when approved by the Building Official. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 412; Code 2011)

The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Building Official when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Building Official or his representative. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 413; Code 2011)

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. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 414)

That prior to the making of said connection (and after the application is filed with the Public Works Department) the City shall cause an adequate inspection to be made of the proposed connection, both before and after said connection is made, and an inspection of the premises to be served, including the private lateral service line to said sewer to determine the following:

(a)   Whether or not said proposed connection or completed connection endangers the public health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Andover, Kansas.

(b)   To determine whether or not the private lateral sewer lines connected to the city sewer system are adequate to prevent the infiltration of surface water into the sewer system of said city.

(c)   To determine whether or not roof drains, patio drains, or any other drains to carry off surface water are connected to said sanitary sewer system on the premises.

That any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter, article 1-5, including but not limited to those provisions relating to making an application for sewer connection and payment of said connection charges, shall be fined in any sum not less than Five Dollars ($5) nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100).

(Ord. 119, Sec. 3, 5; Code 2011)

It is hereby declared that any connection to be made which permits the infiltration of surface waters into said sewer system or the seepage of sewage affluent from said sewer system into the adjacent soil structure shall be prohibited, and those parties charged with the inspection shall not approve such sewer connection or any other sewer connection to private property which endangers the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Andover, Kansas; or permits the infiltration of any sewage other than that normally contemplated in a sanitary sewer system, including but not limited to, surface water and any other sewage which would overload or be destructive to the sanitary sewer system of said city.  Likewise, no such connection shall be permitted where any portion of the private sewer system served by such connection violates any provision of this article. 

(Ord. 119, Sec. 4, 5)

(a)   In the event that any sewer condition within the City Andover, Kansas is found to permit the infiltration of surface waters or the seepage of sewage affluent from the sewer system, it shall be the duty of the property owner whose property is serviced by such sewer line, including the connection to the City sewer system to make repairs to bring such condition and any deficient connection into conformance with all applicable City regulations.  Any expenses associated with such repairs shall be the sole responsibility of the applicable property owner.  The failure of the property owner to make such repairs within 10 days after being directed to do so by the Director of Public Works shall authorize the City to affect such repairs on behalf of the property owner.  The costs of such repairs shall be payable to the City of the property owner within 30 days following submission of a statement of expenses to the property owner by the City.  Upon the failure of the property owner to pay the amount of such statement, the City may certify such indebtedness to the County Clerk and the same shall constitute a special tax to be assessed against the property improved by such repairs.

(Ord. 695; Code 2011)

Any person, group of persons, agents, tenants, or any one or more persons occupying lands or representing the owner or occupants of lands upon which, or to which, a sanitary sewer connection has been made, shall be required to comply with all provisions of Chapter XVI of the Code of the City of Andover dealing with sewer service and regulations.  The violation of any provision within Chapter XVI of said Code shall constitute a misdemeanor and such violator shall be assessed a penalty of up to $500.00 and may be incarcerated in the county jail for up to a period of 6 months on account of each such violation.

(Ord. 578)