Details for SEWER USE ORDINANCE IN SCHOENCHEN

(Published in The Hays Daily News October 14, 2016)

SEWER USE ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEWERS AND DRAINS, PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL, THE INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF BUILDING SEWERS, AND THE DISCHARGE OF WATERS AND WASTES INTO THE PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEM: AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF: N THE CITY OF SCHOENCHEN, COUNTY OF ELLIS, STATE OF KANSAS.

Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the City of Schoenchen, State of Kansas as follows:

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City of Schoenchen, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any human or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste.

It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Schoenchen, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any sewage or other polluted waters.

It shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage within the City limits.

The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human employment, recreation, or other purposes, situated with the City and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which this is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City, is hereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance the this ordinance, within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet of the property line.

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 City.

All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the owner’s sewer line to the public system shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the owner’s sewer lines.

Approval of installation and materials of the same must be given before the installation is completed and the excavation closed. Failure to comply will require the re-excavation of said installation to obtain the required City inspection approval.

No permit shall make connection of roof downspouts, interior and exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to the public sanitary sewer.

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas; no toxic or poisonous or corrosive materials or solid or viscous substance capable of causing obstruction to the flow in the public sewer system.

No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is part of the sewer system. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.

Any person found to be violating any provision of this ordinance shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.

Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided in said notice shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding $100.00 dollars for each violation. Each 24-hour period in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.

Any person violating any of the provision of this ordinance shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence, or provision of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other part of this ordinance which can be given effect without such invalid part or parts.

This ordinance shall be in full force an effect from and after its passage, approval, recording and publication as provided by law.

Passed and adopted by the Council of City of Schoenchen, State of Kansas on the 10th day of

October, 2016, by the following vote:

Ayes 3

Nays 0

Approved this 10th day of October, 2016

s/ Richard L. Klaus, Mayor

s/ Attest: Jason Schneider, Clerk

**SEAL**

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