15.03.090 Non-plumbing sanitation systems.
(1) General. Non-plumbing sanitation systems are regulated under Comm. 91, Wisconsin Administrative Code and are acceptable alternatives to water carried sanitation systems. These systems shall not be connected to a water supply and are not connected to a plumbing system.
(2) Indoor Non-Plumbing Sanitation Systems. Composting toilets, incinerating toilets, etc. shall be permitted when there is at least one (1) properly functioning water closet in the same structure and the structure is a Single-Family dwelling that is owner occupied. The following applies to these devices and their use:
(a) A County Sanitary Permit shall be issued and an inspection will be required upon completion of the installation.
(b) The use of these devices in rented dwellings or in public buildings is prohibited.
(c) These devices may be used in limited applications where there is no water supply serving a building and it is not serving the public.
(d) The use of these devices shall not be used to reduce the calculated daily wastewater flow used in sizing a particular POWTS.
(e) The disposal of any liquid from any non-plumbing toilet shall be either to a public sanitary sewer or to a POWTS conforming to Comm. 83, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(3) Portable Restrooms. These devices may be allowed as a temporary use when an indoor plumbing system is not available on the property such as construction sites and truck farming operations. They may also be used to supplement existing sanitation facilities for special outdoor events to accommodate large crowds. The following applies to portable restrooms and specific uses and requirements:
(a) The County does not require a permit or an inspection for placement and use of these devices.
(b) Location of these devices shall meet the setback requirements of Comm. 52.63, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(c) All new development construction properties must be equipped with a portable restroom facility. The owner of the property shall be responsible for the establishment of this device on the premises during construction.
(d) All persons or businesses responsible who are leasing these portable restrooms shall have a contract for service, maintenance and cleaning with the company who owns the device. Frequency of service will be dependent on volume of use.
(e) Use of portable restrooms may be used seasonally in park and recreational applications where no indoor facilities are readily available provided they meet the requirements stated in provision (b) and (d) of this sub-section.
(f) Use of portable restrooms in residential applications shall only be used for special events and for durations not exceeding five (5) days. Portable restrooms shall not be used as an interim alternative to an indoor water closet where the private sewage system is failing or does not exist.
(g) Failure to maintain, service or keep a portable restroom in clean sanitary conditions shall be considered a human health hazard and a violation of this ordinance.
(4) Vault Privies. Structures and devices of this type shall be permitted for park and recreational uses only provided the property and facility it will serve is in compliance with Chapter 12 of the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland/Floodplain Zoning Ordinance if applicable. The following applies to the specific uses and requirements of vault privies:
(a) County Sanitary Permit and construction inspection shall be required for this non-plumbing system.
(b) No vault privy shall be served by a water supply except that an outside hose bib of a nearby yard hydrant may be established to aid in maintaining and cleaning the privy structure.
(c) All vault privies and the structure that is constructed over the vault shall comply with Comm 91.12, Wisconsin Administrative Code and all other references made in this subsection.
(d) Vault privies may be permitted in a 100-year floodplain provided it is in a floodfringe contiguous to land out of the floodplain and the vault is floodproofed in accordance with the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(e) Vault privies must meet all setback minimums as stated in Comm 52.63, Wisconsin Administrative Code and all applicable setbacks relative to the Kenosha County General Zoning and Shoreland/Floodplain Zoning Ordinance where applicable.
(f) The owner of the property in which a vault privy serves and is located shall be responsible for its servicing, maintenance and cleanliness. Removal of solids from the vault shall occur at least once a year in accordance of NR 113, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
(g) Failure to maintain, service or provide a clean, sanitary condition of a vault privy shall be considered a human health hazard and a violation of this ordinance.
(h) Any existing vault privy, regardless of its age, suspected of groundwater infiltration or is no longer watertight shall be immediately reported to the Sanitarian. The contents of the privy shall be removed in accordance with NR 113 and abandonment of the privy must occur as per Comm. 91.12(4), Wisconsin Administrative Code. Continued use of this vault privy shall be considered a human health hazard and a violation of this ordinance. [Code § 15.03-9, 2018.]