[Adopted 8-5-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1461 as Secs. 12.12, 12.13 and 12.17 of the 1997 Code]
Every person having or operating sanitary facilities upon any parcel of real estate shall connect or cause to be connected such sanitary facilities to the publicly operated sanitary sewer within one year after such public sanitary sewer is installed and written notice given to such person that such sewer is available for connection, pursuant to § 190-22B(1) of this Code. This subsection is subject to the provisions set forth under §§ 207-26 and 207-27 of this Code pertaining to sanitary sewer extensions in the Southwest Sanitary Sewer Service Area served by the Ryan Creek Interceptor public sanitary sewer.
[Amended 2-16-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-1781; 5-21-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-2105]
The occupancy permit and/or other license or licenses of any person failing to comply with this section shall be revoked and occupancy and/or business operations shall terminate until such time as the person has complied with this section.
No person shall construct, maintain or use a privy within the City, except on a temporary basis in connection with public works privy within the City construction or public fairs.
"Privy" means a cavity in the ground constructed for toilet uses which receives human excrement either to be partially absorbed directly by the surrounding soil or storage for decomposition and periodic removal.
The construction, maintenance or use of a privy shall be and is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and the Board of Health shall cause the abatement thereof pursuant to § 254.59, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 12-15-1998 by Ord. No. 98-1526]
Permit required. Before any wastewater sludge can be applied to lands located within the City, an application for a permit must be made, a permit fee of $10 for each acre of land to be treated with wastewater sludge must be paid and a permit granted. All permit fees shall be set aside and allocated to a road maintenance fund.
Requirements for permit.
Submit evidence of prior approval of Department of Natural Resources for application of wastewater sludge on lands for which a permit is being requested.
Submit a proposed plan of operation. (Use DNR Technical Bulletin No. 88 for reference.)
Submit completed field information sheets as shown in DNR Technical Bulletin No. 88, pages 35 and 36.
Restrictions and conditions applicable to wastewater sludge application.
Raw sludge not to be applied to agricultural land.
Sludge to be applied to soils consistent with the nitrogen needs of the crops being grown.
Four feet of soil must exist between sludge application zone and bedrock, any impermeable layer or water table.
Sludge application site shall not be less than 1,000 feet from the nearest public well and 500 feet from the nearest private water supply well.
Sludge shall not be applied to soil in the year the area is used for any root crops or other vegetables which are consumed uncooked.
Sludge applied to sloping land to be by injection or immediate incorporation of sludge into the soil.
No pasture land shall be used for milk cow feeding for two months following sludge application.
Metal loading shall be kept within acceptable limits to minimize the potential of crop damage or food chain accumulation. The soil pH must be maintained at 6.5 or greater.
Application systems shall be such that they minimize the runoff potential and odor problems.
Sludge application site must be at least 500 feet from the nearest residence and 300 feet if the sludge is injected or incorporated into the soil at time of application.
Site management must be such that the nutrient deficiency and soil acidity problems do not occur, public access is limited and crop yields are maximized.
Site selection, site management and system monitoring shall be as prescribed in DNR Technical Bulletin No. 88.
No local roads are to be used by tankers carrying the sludge to the site. Movement to the site shall be restricted to state and county trunk highways. Where the proposed site cannot be reached without the use of local roads, the engineer shall check the local road route to determine if the roads can bear the heavy loads. All visible damage caused by movement of the sludge tankers over local roads shall be repaired at the expense of the permittee.
If the engineer approves the use of the local roads as set forth above, the permittee shall restrict travel of his or her vehicles to the route laid out by the engineer.
The permittee shall incorporate all of the sludge into the soil by the end of each day. Improper incorporation of the sludge into the soil shall be cause for immediate revocation of the permit.
To ensure that the sludge shall be properly incorporated into the soil, the permittee shall deposit with the City a cash bond in the amount of $10,000. The sum of $1,000 shall be deducted from such bond for each violation which has been verified upon the inspection of a City Inspector and a representative from the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission.
The permittee shall clean up all mud and sludge tracked onto all roads in the City at the end of each day. If such cleanup is not performed within 24 hours, then the City shall arrange for the cleanup and deduct the cost of such cleanup from the cash bond plus a forfeiture of $500. An inspector from the Metropolitan Sewerage Commission shall verify the road conditions for mud and sludge.
Penalty. If any provisions of this section are violated, the City Council shall hold a hearing therein on notice to the permittee, and if the City Council finds that the terms of this section were violated, the Council may revoke all permits issued to the permittee and withhold the issuance of any new permits for a period of two years, in addition to any penalty provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-19.