13.12.205 – Discharge of stormwater and other unpolluted drainage to sanitary sewer prohibited

  1. No person owning, or in possession of real estate, shall discharge, or cause or permit to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted   waters to any sanitary sewer.
  2. All downspouts, outside stairwells and roof drains shall discharge onto the ground or be connected to storm sewers, drainage ditches or storm drainage systems.  Footing drains shall be connected to sump pumps and discharge shall be made into storm sewers, sewer lines connected to storm sewers, drainage ditches or storm drainage systems.  Sump pumps installed to receive and discharge groundwaters or surface waters shall be connected to a storm sewer or into a drainage ditch or storm drainage system.  Sump pumps installed to receive and discharge building floor drain flow, laundry tubs or other wastewater shall be connected to the sanitary sewers pursuant to Section 15.04.050.  Each individual sump pump shall be used for one function only, either the discharge of uncontaminated storm related groundwaters or the discharge of wastewater.