Aerobic Ordinance

16.10.010 Adopted.
The Uniform Plumbing Code, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical officials, 1994 Edition, and Appendices, are adopted and shall be referred to as the Plumbing Code of the County. (Ord. CS 625 § 4 (part), 1996).
16.10.020 Appendix I(I) -- Private sewage disposal.
  • Appendix I(I) has been amended by adding the following:
    • For purposes of this Code, "individual aerobic systems" are considered alternative systems and are subject to the following conditions:
      • A. Permit to Operate: A permit to operate an aerobic treatment plant is required and is issued by the Department of Environmental Resources. To obtain or renew the permit, a current service contract for servicing and maintaining the treatment unit, along with the annual inspection fee, must be provided to that Department. For the permit to remain valid the plant must be operating within design specifications and the annual fees paid.
      • B. Operation and Maintenance: In those areas within the County where individual aerobic wastewater treatment units are required, it shall be unlawful for any person who owns or operates such a unit to permit the unit to revert to a septic system by improper operations or maintenance, or to operate in a manner inconsistent with the design and operation specifications of that unit. (Ord. CS 625 § 4 (part), 1996).
16.10.030 Appendix I, Table I-1 Uniform Plumbing Code -- Septic tank location.
  • Appendix I, Table I-1 of the Uniform Plumbing Code is amended by adding Notes 8, 9, and 10 to read as follows:
    • Notes:
      • 8. Septic tank leaching lines shall be separated by a minimum of twelve (12) feet, measured center-to-center of lines.
      • 9. No portion of a septic tank/aerobic tank or leach line shall be located closer than fifty (50) feet to a private well supplying water, or closer than one hundred (100) feet to a well supplying water for public use.
      • 10. Septic tanks and leaching areas can be permitted within the 100 year flood plain only if the sewage system and expansion area can be installed a minimum of two hundred (200) feet from the main river channel." (Ord. CS 625 § 4 (part), 1996).