SECTION 98-5 [BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS]

The owner(s) of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purposes situated within the CCWA jurisdiction and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary sewer of CCWA is hereby required at the owner(s) expense to install suitable toilet facilities herein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, within thirty (30) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within 200 feet of the property line.

All sinks, dishwashing machines, lavatories, basins, shower baths, bathtubs, laundry tubs, washing machines, and similar plumbing fixtures or appliances shall be connected to the public sewer; provided that where no sewer is available, septic tanks and other private subsurface disposal facilities approved by the Health Officer may be used.

(A) Connections

No unauthorized person(s) shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer without first obtaining a written permit from the Manager. No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain that in turn is connected directly or indirectly to the public sanitary sewer unless such a connection is approved by CCWA.

  1. A separate and independent building sewer and connection shall be provided for every building unless otherwise approved. A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for each residential unit of multi-unit residences unless otherwise approved.
  2. All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of building sewers shall be borne by the owners. The owners shall indemnify CCWA from any loss or damage that may be directly or indirectly occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
  3. All building sewers and connections shall be the responsibility and property of the landowner; and CCWA shall have no ownership in the same and no responsibility for maintenance of the same.
  4. All such connections shall be made gas-tight and watertight.

(B) Building Sewer Permits

There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits: one for residential and commercial service, and the other for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owners or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the Clayton County Water Authority. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Manager. A permit fee of an amount currently set by CCWA at the time the application is filed for residential and commercial service, or as currently set for an industrial building sewer connection, shall be paid to CCWA at the time the application is filed. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Building Inspector of Clayton County when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection and testing shall be made under the supervision of the Building Inspector or his representative. Water and sewer service shall not be instituted until all fees levied by CCWA are paid and the County Building Inspector approves the connection.

(C) Applicable Codes

The size, materials of construction, methods of construction, slope, and alignment of all water and wastewater facilities construction shall conform to the technical codes and specifications described below. To the extent that any conflicting provisions exist in the below-described technical codes and specifications, the provisions of the earliest mentioned document shall prevail.

  1. Georgia State Plumbing Code if in effect in Clayton County or the plumbing code in effect in Clayton County as it presently exists or may be amended.
  2. Standard Building Code if in effect in Clayton County or the Building code in effect in Clayton County as it presently exists or as it may be amended.
  3. One and Two Family Dwelling Code if in effect in Clayton County or the Dwelling code in effect in Clayton County as it presently exists or as it may be amended.
  4. The current Standards for Residential and Commercial Development in Clayton County as it presently exists or as it may be amended.
  5. Clayton County Cross-Connection Program if in effect in Clayton County as it presently exists or as it may be amended.
  6. Water Pollution Control Federation Manual of Practice No. 9, latest edition (for wastewater system construction).
  7. American Water Works Association Standard Specifications C-100 through C-900, latest editions (for water system construction).