Side Sewer Code

See also: Side Sewer PermitStormwater Code

What Is It?

Our Side Sewer Code regulates the design, construction, and permitting requirements and regulations for side sewer work. Side sewers are privately-owned pipe systems used for either wastewater or drainage discharges located on private property and/or in the right-of-way.

What It Isn't

This ordinance does not cover stormwater runoff requirements for new construction. See the Stormwater Code page for more information.

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