(A) Responsibility

The construction, operation and maintenance of all sanitary sewer lines under the County’s jurisdiction is the responsibility of the Clayton County Water Authority. All existing and future sanitary sewer lines laid in the County and all areas served by the sanitary sewer lines are within the jurisdiction of CCWA except those areas within the corporate limits of municipalities unless arranged by prior agreement or ordinance. The Manager supervises all resources of CCWA to effectively carry out the responsibilities of constructing, operating and maintaining the sanitary sewer system.

(B) Contracting

CCWA shall be expressly authorized and empowered to contract for a period not exceeding fifty (50) years with any public agency, public corporation, city, town, county or authority, and they with CCWA, for water, sewer or other activities and transactions as such subdivisions are by law authorized and any and all contracts concerning water and sewage heretofore so entered into by CCWA are expressly ratified and approved. That contract may be extended for an additional period if changes in the law occur during the contract running period. This authorization shall be cumulative of all other powers authorized and delegated to CCWA and other governmental subdivisions, cities, towns and counties by other laws of whatever kind and nature; and this enactment shall not limit or restrict such power or authority in any way.

(C) Private Wastewater Disposal

  1. On-site Sewage Management Systems shall be designed, constructed, repaired, altered, and maintained in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the Health Officer. On-site Sewage Management Systems shall be maintained in sanitary working order. The maximum size of any On-site Sewage Management System shall not exceed an average daily flow capacity of 2,000 gallons.
  2. No person shall construct, repair, alter, or enlarge any septic tank unless he shall hold a valid permit for such work issued by the Health Officer. The Health Officer may withhold the issuance of such a permit pending an inspection and approval by the Health Officer of the site and location of the proposed work. Before any On-site Sewage Management System, or any part thereof may be covered after it has been constructed, repaired, altered, or enlarged, it shall be inspected and approved by the Health Officer.
  3. The type, capacities, location, and layout of On-site Sewage Management Systems shall comply with all the requirements of the Georgia Department of Human Resources and Health Officer. No permit shall be issued for any On-site Sewage Management System employing subsurface soil adsorption facilities where the area of the lot to be served thereby is less than 25,000 square feet. No septic On-site Sewage Management System shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
  4. No On-site Sewage Management Systems shall be installed where a public sewer is reasonably accessible to the premises involved, nor in any place where the Health Officer deems the use of same to be a menace to human health or well being.
  5. At such time as access to a POTW becomes reasonably available to a property served by an On-site Sewage Management System, a direct connection shall be made, by owner of subject property upon which the On-Site Sewage Management System is located, to the POTW within thirty (30) days after notice. Any On-site Sewage Management System parts shall then be cleaned of sludge and filled with suitable material.
  6. It shall be unlawful to empty, dump, throw or otherwise discharge, into any manhole, catch basin or other opening, into the CCWA wastewater system, or any system connected with and discharging into the sewer system, the contents of any septic tank, sludge, sewage or other similar matter or material, except as provided in Section 98-7 (D) (1) of this ordinance.
  7. Premises with On-site Sewage Management Systems that do not function in a sanitary manner shall be corrected within thirty (30) days from the receipt of written notification from the Health Officer.
  8. No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.