Sec. 26-79. Construction permit--Generally.

 

(a) No person shall construct a new individual sewage disposal system or make alterations or extensions to existing systems without an individual sewage system construction permit issued by the Fire Division Prevention and Codes Bureau. Repair or replacement of any component or a minor extension of the laterals to an existing system which does not change the use, operation or location of the system shall require submission of an application as hereinafter described but shall not require payment of fees in issuance of a construction permit.

 

(b) Application for a permit to construct, alter, or extend an individual sewage disposal system shall be submitted to the Fire Division Prevention and Codes Bureau on forms furnished by the administrative division and shall include the following information which shall be considered to determine whether the construction, alteration or extension will conform to the provisions of this division:

 

(1) Name and address of the applicant.

 

(2) Legal description of property on which construction, alteration or extension is proposed.

 

(3) Complete plans of the proposed disposal facility with substantiating data attesting to its compliance with the minimum standards set forth in the "Manual of Septic Tank Practice" published by the United States Public Health Service and rules and regulations concerning the disposal of wastes instituted and adopted by the State of Nebraska and any revisions thereof, a copy of which shall be retained on file with the clerk.

 

(4) Unless expressly waived in writing by the Fire Division Prevention and Codes Bureau, detailed information on forms furnished by a representative of the Fire Division Prevention and Codes Bureau showing the absorptive qualities of the soil. A representative of the Fire Division Prevention and Codes Bureau may be present and perform or observe such necessary tests designed to show the absorptive qualities of the soil.

 

(5) Ground water, and soil composition data.

 

(6) Evidence to demonstrate that there is no community sewer or other part of the community sewage system within three hundred (300) feet of such habitable building; structure or property into which sewage can be discharged; or a waiver of the required connection approved by the city council pursuant to section 26-57(a) of this Code.

 

(c) Upon compliance with the requirements of this division, a written permit to proceed with construction shall be issued by the Fire Division Prevention and Codes Bureau.

 

(d) When, upon review of the application, the proposed design does not meet the requirements of this article, or ground water and soil composition conditions are such as to preclude safe and proper operation of the desired installation or installations, a permit to proceed with construction shall be denied.

 

Source:  Code 1962, 8-7-4; Ord. No. 3512, 2, 10-19-87; Ord. No. 3859, 24, 3-16-92