Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of section 26-114, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article.
(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. III, § 1)
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the town administrator. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the town which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications, and other information as are deemed necessary by the town administrator. A permit and inspection fee as prescribed from time to time by resolution of the board of commissioners and kept on file in the town clerk's office shall be paid to the town at the time the application is filed.
(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. III, § 2)
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the town administrator. 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 town administrator when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within 48 hours of the receipt of notice by the town administrator.
(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. III, § 3)
The type, capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the state department of public health. 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 20,000 square feet if used with well, or 10,000 square feet if used in conjunction with a water system. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. III, § 4)
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in section 26-114, 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.
(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. III, § 5)
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the town.
(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. III, § 6)
No statement contained in this division shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the health officer.
(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. III, § 7)
(41) State Law reference— Sanitary sewage systems, G.S. 130A-333 et seq. (Back)