No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent.
In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the Village. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent.
An inspection fee as set forth in Chapter 63, Fees, shall be paid to the Village at the time an application is made for a sewer permit.
[Amended 6-14-1976 by L.L. No. 7-1976; 7-10-1989 by L.L. No. 13-1989; 12-1-1992 by L.L. No. 9-1992]
Prior to the connection of any building to the Village sewer system, a tap-in fee as set forth in Chapter 63, Fees, shall be paid to the Village for each unit to be connected thereto. Where a service line in excess of 12 feet is required to reach the applicant's property, an additional minimum fee as set forth in Chapter 63, entitled Fees, and any additional fees per linear foot will be charged. Payment of all fees for drilling, trenching, or tapping shall be made in advance to the Village of Warwick. Any additional fees incurred due to the tap-in shall be the responsibility of the applicant.
[Added 12-1-1992 by L.L. No. 9-1992; amended 3-15-2004 by L.L. No. 1-2004]
A "residential dwelling unit" shall be defined as a room or group of rooms occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters for one family and having direct access from the outside or through a common hall.
[Added 12-1-1992 by L.L. No. 9-1992]
All nonresidential buildings, including schools, churches, hospitals, nursing homes, etc., shall be assessed one unit for each 300 gallons of water usage per day as estimated by the Village Engineer in accordance with then existing standards and practices for such estimates.
[Added 12-1-1992 by L.L. No. 9-1992]
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may, directly or indirectly, be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
The building sewer from the building drain to the collector lines of the public sewer shall be the responsibility of the property owner and any expense incurred by the Village in opening or repairing said lines shall be a charge against the property owner.
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.
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Part of this chapter.
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 Village. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of ASTM and WPCF Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
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.
No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected, directly or indirectly, to a public sanitary sewer.
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 Village, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and the WPCF 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 Superintendent before installation.
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his representative.
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 Village.