Division II. Sewers

Chapter 13.32


13.32.010    Established.

13.32.020    Definitions.

13.32.030    Connection required.

13.32.010 Established.

The following sewer code is established for the City to be administered and enforced by the City Engineer. (Ord. 2186 § 2, 1998).

13.32.020 Definitions.

The words and phrases set out in this section shall apply in Chapters 13.32 through 13.82 IMC:

A. “CFR” means Code of Federal Regulations.

B. “City,” as used in Chapters 13.32 through 13.82 IMC, refers to the City of Issaquah.

C. “Commercial structure” means business and industrial structures, and all structures other than residential.

D. “Downspout” means the leader or pipe above the ground which is installed to conduct stormwater from the roof gutter of any structure.

E. “IMC” means Issaquah Municipal Code.

F. “Industrial waste” means any liquid, solid or gaseous substance, or combination thereof, resulting from any process of industry, manufacturing, commercial food processing, business, trade or research, including development, recovering or processing of natural resources.

G. “Inspector” means the City employee or agent designated by the City Engineer to perform side sewer inspections.

H. “Lateral” means a sewer which will receive the flow from 1 or more side sewers and discharge into a trunk or interceptor.

I. “Licensed side sewer contractor” means any person, partnership, corporation, or association duly qualified and competent to do work incidental to the construction or repair of side sewers under permits issued by the City and who shall have been duly licensed by the State of Washington.

J. “Occupant” means any person or owner in physical possession of a structure to which sewer service is available.

K. “Parcel” means any piece of real property.

L. “Permit” means a City-approved application for and a printed and serially numbered form issued in quadruplicate by the City prior to construction of any side sewer.

M. “Person” or “owner” means any individual, company, partnership, corporation, association, society or group, and the singular term shall include the plural.

N. “Private sewer” means a sewer, exclusive of side sewers, which is neither owned nor operated by the City.

O. “Public sewer” means a sewer, exclusive of side sewers, owned or operated by the City.

P. “Residential structure” means a single-family, duplex or multiple dwelling structure, and includes mobile trailer homes, dwelling units within trailer home parks, motels and hotels.

Q. “Sewage” means water-carrying waste discharged from the sanitary facilities of structures occupied or used by people.

R. “Sewer” means a conduit designed or used to transport wastewater and into which stormwater, surface water and ground water are not intentionally admitted.

S. “Sewer service” means the continuing acceptance by the City of the sewage from a structure into the public sewer.

T. “Side sewer” means a conduit extending from the plumbing system of a structure to and connecting with a public or private sewer.

U. “Storm drain” means a conduit designed or used to transport stormwater.

V. “Stormwater” means waters on the surface of the ground or underground resulting from rainfall or other natural precipitation.

W. “Structure” means any building or facility with plumbing fixtures.

X. “Wastewater” means water-carrying wastes containing either or both sewage and industrial waste. (Ord. 2186 § 2, 1998).

13.32.030 Connection required.

Connections to the sanitary sewer are required for parcels with structures with sewer mains fronting their property or utility easement(s) providing utility access to their property unless waived in accordance with IMC 13.80.040. (Ord. 2186 § 2, 1998).