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Title: 15 - Utilities

Chapter: 16 - Sewer System-Use Requirements

Section: 50 - Certain waste disposal facilities prohibited

Except as provided in this chapter it is unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, seepage pit or other facility intended for the disposal of sewage. In situations where the nearest public sewer is more than four hundred feet from the property line, a property owner desiring to construct a building may utilize a septic tank or other approved facility intended for the disposal of sewage provided, that the following conditions are met:

A.  The proposed sewage disposal facility must meet all other requirements of the county and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, including but not limited to percolation tests and depth of groundwater requirements.

B.  The property owner shall execute an agreement in recordable form which shall commit the property owner to extend the public sewer and connect to said sewer, at his cost, whenever the public sewer is extended by the county, other property owners or otherwise, to within four hundred feet of the property line.

Said agreement shall provide that upon extension of the public sewer to within four hundred feet of the property line the then current property owner shall have thirty days after notice from the county engineer in which to connect the building to the public sewer.


(Ord. 82-04 § 1, 1982 Ord. 79-042 § 1, 1979: Ord. 77-42 § 303, 1977.)