Background and Purpose
In July 2007, the City Council passed an ordinance to require properties that have sewer available to them to connect before the property can be sold or transferred. This ordinance is intended to help protect our ground water and river water and in turn our drinking water by having all plumbed buildings in the city connected to public sewer.
The city has filed Records of Non-Compliance on most properties that are not connected or where the connection record is questionable.
This ordinance only affects properties inside the city limits.
"Sewer available" is defined as when any building, structure or exterior drainage facility connected to a building is located 200 feet or less from any public sewer system.