Chapter 7.32


7.32.010    Defined.

7.32.020    Permits.

7.32.030    Equipment.

7.32.040    Records.

7.32.050    Disposal sites.

7.32.010 Defined.

"Sewage and/or waste remover" means a person who is engaged in the business of cleaning and removing the wastes from septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits, grease traps and other receptacles built and maintained to receive and collect sewage and/or waste water from buildings not connected to a public sewer.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.32.020 Permits.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to engage in the business of cleaning any septic tank, cesspool, sewage pit or other means of individual sewage disposal without having first obtained a permit from the health officer. No permit shall be required of any person performing work done on his own premises.

(2) No permit granted hereunder shall be transferable without the consent of the health officer.

(3) The permit fee shall be $50.00 per calendar year, except that permits applied for the last six months of any year shall be issued for $25.00.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.32.030 Equipment.

(1) All pumping and other equipment must be designed and arranged for prompt and effective inspection and servicing. Equipment shall be designed to operate without spillage or odor.

(2) Tanks shall be fully enclosed, strong enough for all conditions of operation, water tight and fly proof.

(3) All vehicles used in these operations shall carry in a conspicuous place the name of the firm or operator under which the business is conducted. Each vehicle permitted to operate under this chapter shall display a registration number assigned by the health officer and lettering reading "Registration Number of the Snohomish County Health Department."

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.32.040 Records.

Operators shall keep records of each tank pumped, showing name of customer, date served, name of operator and where disposal of waste was made. Records must be made available to the health officer or his authorized representative upon request.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).

7.32.050 Disposal sites.

(1) The contents of septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits and grease traps shall be deposited at only those sites designated by the health officer or his authorized representative for this purpose, except that any person cleaning his own tank may dispose of the contents by burial on his own property in such a manner as to prevent odors, breeding of flies, or contamination of water supply.

(2) No material shall be disposed of in any stream, river, lake or other body of water along any roadway.

(3) No contents of septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits and grease traps shall be placed upon the surface of the ground or be used for fertilizing purposes for edible crops or gardens.

(Res. adopted December 17, 1962).