Chapter 13.24


13.24.010    Disposal of sewage.

13.24.020    Septic tanks required where no sewer line.

13.24.030    Construction specifications.

13.24.040    Drain tile.

13.24.050    Setback lines.

13.24.060    Sewer inspector – Authority.

13.24.070    Sewer inspector.

13.24.080    Permit required.

13.24.090    Grease traps.

13.24.100    Penalty.

13.24.110    Time limits.

13.24.010 Disposal of sewage.

It shall be unlawful for any person to dump sewage from a building owned by him or under his control upon or into the ground in any place in the town of Concrete, Washington, except into a regularly constructed and approved public or private sewer line or into an existing septic tank or septic tank constructed for that purpose. [Ord. 140 § 1, 1951]

13.24.020 Septic tanks required where no sewer line.

Where sewer lines do not exist or where it is not feasible to connect with a sewer line, all property owners or persons having property under their control having residence or structures used for human habitation shall have or construct suitable septic tanks to take care of sewage from such residences or structures. [Ord. 140 § 2, 1951]

13.24.030 Construction specifications.

All newly constructed septic tanks shall be of concrete or steel, with a minimum capacity of 500 gallons per residence or structure, and shall have an increased capacity of not less than 100 gallons for every room in such residence or structure over the number of four rooms, not including one bathroom and one kitchen. [Ord. 140 § 3, 1951]

13.24.040 Drain tile.

Each new septic tank shall have leading away from it into a disposal field a four-inch porous clay or concrete drain tile which, with lead-off branches, shall not be less than 200 feet in length unless otherwise ordered by the sewer inspector because of special soil or other conditions. All drainage tile shall be laid in a trench on a six-inch bed of coarse gravel, and joints shall be wrapped with roofing felt. [Ord. 140 § 4, 1951]

13.24.050 Setback lines.

No part of the septic tank, or of the drainage tile and branches shall be constructed nearer than 15 feet from the property line except with permission of the of the adjoining owner and sewer inspector. [Ord. 140 § 5, 1951]

13.24.060 Sewer inspector – Authority.

Any existing septic tank which is so constructed as to constitute a menace to health by the sewer inspector may be condemned and ordered removed by the sewer inspector, or repaired or rebuilt with, drainage disposal tile deemed adequate, in accordance with the orders of the sewer inspector. [Ord. 140 § 6, 1951]

13.24.070 Sewer inspector.

The words “sewer inspector,” as herein used, shall mean the public works director or his designee, and the sewer inspector shall have the authority to enter and inspect any sewage system in the town, and to make such rules and regulations, and to order such construction and improvements to sewers, septic tanks, and drainage systems as may be required to bring them into conformity with the terms hereof or to make them sanitary and not a menace to health. [Ord. 568, 2005; Ord. 140 § 7, 1951]

13.24.080 Permit required.

No person may hereafter construct a septic tank and disposal system without first procuring a permit therefor from the town clerk, which permit shall specify the type and conditions of construction, and no person shall hereafter make any improvements or repairs to an existing system except under authority of the sewer inspector, and the sewer inspector shall not grant permission for repairs if in his judgement the system sought to be repaired is so inadequate or worn out that it should be replaced by new construction. [Ord. 140 § 8, 1951]

13.24.090 Grease traps.

All hotels, restaurants, tenement houses, or boarding houses shall have or install a properly constructed steel or cast iron grease trap of not less than seven gallons capacity, with removable top, through which all slops of a greasy nature shall pass. [Ord. 140 § 9, 1951]

13.24.100 Penalty.

Any violation of any of the provisions hereof, or of any lawful order or requirement of the sewer inspector shall constitute a misdemeanor which shall be punishable by a fine of not to exceed $100.00, or by imprisonment in the town or county jail for not to exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. [Ord. 140 § 10, 1951]

13.24.110 Time limits.

All orders hereunder of the sewer inspector shall be carried out within a reasonable time fixed by him, and the failure of any property owner or occupant to carry out any orders within such reasonable time shall constitute an offense punishable hereunder, and each day beyond the reasonable time given during which the order or orders are not carried out shall constitute a separate offense. [Ord. 140 § 11, 1951]