Chapter 6.56


6.56.010    License requirement.

6.56.020    Applications for license--Contents.

6.56.030    Issuance of license.

6.56.040    License fees--Renewal--Tags.

6.56.050    Methods of cleaning.

6.56.060    Monthly reports by licensee.

6.56.070    Equipment specifications.

6.56.080    Change of address.

6.56.090    Revocation of license.

6.56.010 License requirement.

No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of cleaning, or disposing of the cleanings, of septic tanks, chemical toilets, cesspools and sewage seepage pits in the incorporated area of the city without an unrevoked, current license issued by the city. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 1), 1964)

6.56.020 Applications for license--Contents.

All applications for a license shall be made to the city upon a form provided by the city. The application shall state the name in full, and if a partnership, the names of each of the partners, the relation of the applicant to the firm or partnership, the place of residence of the applicant, and of each of the partners in the business, if a partnership, and shall state the exact location of the place at which it is proposed to dispose of cleanings. The application shall be signed by the authorized officer of the corporation, if a corporation, or by the managing partner, if a partnership. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 2), 1964)

6.56.030 Issuance of license.

A license shall be issued only after a satisfactory examination by the building inspector covering the applicant’s knowledge of sanitary principles and of the laws and ordinances affecting human health or nuisances, and the reliability of the applicant in observing sanitary laws, ordinances and directions, and in selecting laborers and employees who may clean out septic tanks, chemical toilets, cesspools and sewage seepage pits without endangering human health or comfort; and only after approval of the place or places and manner of disposal of the cleanings proposed by the applicant, and examination of the equipment to be used by the applicant. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 3), 1964)

6.56.040 License fees--Renewal--Tags.

Prior to the issuance of a license there shall be paid to the health officer a fee of fifty dollars and five dollars per truck after the first two trucks. All licenses shall be issued on a calendar year basis, and a license issued for less than one year shall be calculated on a monthly pro rata basis. If an application for a license or license renewal is made more than thirty days after the date of such is required, the applicant shall pay an additional fee of twenty-five dollars. The health officer shall provide a metal license tag for each truck operated by the licensee, which shall be securely fastened on each truck by the licensee so as to be clearly visible from the rear. A one dollar replacement fee shall be charged for a lost license tag. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 4), 1964)

6.56.050 Methods of cleaning.

The cleanings of septic tanks, chemical toilets, cesspools and sewage seepage pits shall be disposed of only by the following methods:

(1)    Immediate burial in pits or covered cesspools;

(2)    By disposal into a sewer system, if a permit is secured from an authorized official and exhibited to the health officer;

(3)    On privately owned land if written consent of the property owner is obtained and the site is approved by the building inspector. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 5), 1964)

6.56.060 Monthly reports by licensee.

Every licensee shall mail or deliver a report to the health officer at the end of each calendar month on forms supplied by the health department. The report shall be in the English language in a clear and legible manner and shall list all septic tanks, cesspools, chemical toilets or sewage seepage pits pumped or cleaned by the licensee. The report shall state the date, the physical location of the property, and the name of the owner or tenant. It shall also state the site and method of disposal of the cleanings, and give the name of the person by whom disposal was made. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 6), 1964)

6.56.070 Equipment specifications.

All equipment shall meet the following specifications:

(1)    The minimum liquid capacity of any tank used for the purpose of transporting sewage shall be five hundred gallons. It shall have a reliable gauge or sight glass to indicate actual liquid level; shall be water-tight and have water-tight covers on the manholes. The capacity of the tank and the name and address of the licensee shall be conspicuously printed in three-inch letters on each side of the tank;

(2)    All discharge valves or gates shall be operated from the valve or gate itself and not from the driver’s seat or by remote control. They shall discharge through a hose line or hose to the point of final discharge without spilling or splashing, and shall shut tightly without difficulty;

(3)    All pumps shall be leakproof, and all hoses used for pumping or cleaning sewage disposal systems shall be furnished by the licensee;

(4)    All vehicles and equipment shall be kept clean, and the outside of the tank shall be kept free of splashings and sludge accumulation. All water used in cleaning hoses and equipment shall be discharged into an approved sewage disposal system or on a site approved by the health officer. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 7), 1964)

6.56.080 Change of address.

A change of address of the place of residence or business of any person, firm or corporation licensed under this chapter shall be reported in writing by registered mail within ten days after the change of address. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 8), 1964)

6.56.090 Revocation of license.

Any license issued under this chapter may be revoked by the health officer for cause on ten days notice to the licensee, which notice shall be served by registered mail or in person at the last place of residence reported by the licensee. (Ord. 8 Sec. 2 (County Ord. 472 Sec. 9), 1964)