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95.01  Purpose

95.05  Compliance with Regulations

95.02  Definitions

95.06  Discharge Restrictions

95.03  System Required

95.07  Maintenance of System

95.04  Permit Required

95.08  Disposal of Septage

95.01    PURPOSE.  The purpose of this chapter is to establish rules and regulations governing the treatment and disposal of sewage wastewater within the City in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

95.02    DEFINITIONS.  For use in this chapter, unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the following terms are defined:

(IAC, 567-69.1[2])

1.         “On-site wastewater treatment and disposal system” means all equipment and devices necessary for proper conduction, collection, storage, treatment, and disposal of wastewater from four or fewer dwelling units or other facilities serving the equivalent of fifteen persons (1500 gpd) or less.

2.         “Septage” means the liquid contents (including sludge and scum) of a septic tank.

3.         “Wastewater” means the water-carried wastes derived from ordinary living processes.

95.03    SYSTEM REQUIRED.  Every building wherein persons reside, congregate or are employed shall be provided with an approved on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter.

(IAC, 567-69.1[3])

95.04    PERMIT REQUIRED.  No person shall install or alter an on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system without first obtaining a permit from the County Board of Health.

(IAC, 567-69.1[4])

95.05    COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS.  The type, capacity, location and layout of an on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system shall comply with the specifications and requirements set forth by the Iowa

Administrative Code 567, Chapter 69, and to such additional requirements as are prescribed by the regulations of the County Board of Health.

(IAC, 567-69.1[3 & 4])  

95.06    DISCHARGE RESTRICTIONS.  It is unlawful to discharge any wastewater from an on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system (except under an NPDES permit) to any ditch, stream, pond, lake, natural or artificial waterway, drain tile or to the surface of the ground.

(IAC, 567-69.1[3]) 

95.07    MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM.  The owner of an on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system shall operate and maintain the system in a sanitary manner at all times and at no expense to the City.

95.08    DISPOSAL OF SEPTAGE.  No person shall dispose of septage from an on-site treatment system at any location except an approved disposal site.




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