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(1) Except as provided in ECMC 13.15.090, it is unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of wastewater.

(2) Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provision of ECMC 13.15.020, the building sewer shall be connected to a private wastewater disposal system complying with the regulations of the Grant County Health District and subject to the following:

(a) Before commencement of construction of a private wastewater disposal system, the owner(s) shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Grant County Health District;

(b) The owner shall operate and maintain the private wastewater disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the city, in compliance with Grant County Health District regulations;

(c) At such time as the city’s sewer service is within 200 feet of a residence or other facility served by a private wastewater disposal system, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private wastewater disposal facilities shall be abandoned in accordance with WAC 246-272A-0300 as now enacted or hereafter amended. (Ord. 524 § 1, 2017)