Sec. 26-131. - Permit—Required.

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 town administrator.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 1)

Sec. 26-132. - Same—Types of; information to accompany application; fee.

There shall be two classes of building sewer permits: for residential and commercial service; and for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the town. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the town administrator. A permit and inspection fee in accordance with fees and charges set by the town council and on file with the building inspector at time of application shall be paid to the town at the time the application is filed.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 2)

Sec. 26-133. - Costs to be borne by owner; indemnification of town.

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 town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 3)

Sec. 26-134. - Separate sewers for each building; exception.

A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 4)

Sec. 26-135. - Use of existing sewers.

Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the town administrator, to meet all requirements of this article.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 5)

Sec. 26-136. - Construction, etc., to conform to codes and regulations.

The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply. The building of all sewers and connections will be in accordance with all local, state and federal requirements.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 6)

Sec. 26-137. - Elevation for gravity flow; artificial lifts.

Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 7)

Sec. 26-138. - Cross connections prohibited.

No person shall make connection of any source of inflow to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer. Such sources include, but are not limited to, service connections, roof leaders, cellar, yard, and area drains, foundation drains, cooling water discharges, drains from springs and swampy areas, manhole covers, cross connections from storm sewers and combined sewers, catch basins, stormwaters, surface runoff, street wash waters, or drainage. Inflow does not include, and is distinguished from, infiltration.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 8)

Sec. 26-139. - Connection requirements.

The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the town, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the town administrator before installation.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 9)

Sec. 26-140. - Final inspection, connection to public sewer; notice.

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

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 10)

Sec. 26-141. - Protection of excavations; restoration of streets, etc.

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 town.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. IV, § 11)

Sec. 26-142. - Limitations on discharges.


No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.


Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the town administrator. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged according to thermal pollution standards of the state.

(Ord. of 3-13-86, art. V, §§ 1, 2)

Secs. 26-143—26-155. - Reserved.


(42) State Law reference— Authority to require connections, G.S. 160A-317. (Back)