Chapter 15: Health and Sanitation

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§ 15-1.        Sanitary disposal required.

§§ 15-2 to 15-8.  Reserved.

Chapter 15

HEALTH AND SANITATION

Sec. 15-1.  Sanitary disposal required.

        (a)   Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.  (Ord. 399, Art. 2, §3.)

        (b)   The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human employment, recreation, or other purposes, situated within the city and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the city, is hereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, within ninety (90) days after the date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet 30.5 meters of the property line.  (Ord. 399, Art. 2, §4.)

        (c)   It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City of St. James, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said city, any human or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste.  (Ord. 399, Art. 2, §1.)

        (d)   It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of St. James, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said city, any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this ordinance.  (Ord. 399, Art. 2, §2.)

        (e)   Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with all recommendations of the State Board of Health.  (Ord. 204, §3A.)

        (f)    When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within sixty (60) days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bandrun gravel or dirt.  (Ord. 399, Art. 3, §8.)

        (g)   The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the city.  (Ord. 204, §3C.)

        (h)   No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the City Health Officer.  (Ord. 204, §3D.)  (See section 1-13  for penalty.)

Secs. 15-2 to 15-8.  Reserved.