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17.33.005 Intent.

A.  The intent of this Chapter is to:

1.   Facilitate timely connection of individual properties to the public sewer system when a public sanitary sewer is available;

2.  Facilitate the conversion of nonconforming private sewer systems to individual property connections along the route of service approved by the City; and

3.  Provide for financial assistance to property owners required to make a new sewer connection. 

B.  The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) shall identify the most appropriate means to construct public sewer improvements to facilitate sanitary sewer connections along approved routes of service based on factors that protect public health and safety, and minimize the financial impacts on the City’s sanitary sewer utility and utility ratepayers. BES shall establish the criteria used to make system improvement decisions in administrative rules.  Unless otherwise established, BES is responsible for administering the provisions of this Chapter.