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(1) General. County Sanitary Permits shall be required for a variety of POWTS and non-plumbing sanitation system applications when a state sanitary permit is not required.

(2) Application Requirements and Procedures. Dependent on the particular modification, connection or installation being conducted on a POWTS or non-plumbing sanitation system, all or some of the following provisions shall apply:

(a) The County will supply to the applicant a “County Sanitary Permit Application” to be completed by a plumber, an owner, his agent or a contractor. All modifications, connections, re-connections, etc. entailing plumbing or construction on a POWTS shall require the permit application to be completed by a licensed plumber. Non-plumbing sanitation system installations may have its permit application completed by the owner, his agent or a contractor provided the application includes the owner’s signature.

(b) All items in Chapter 15.04-3 may be required as part of the application submittal.

(c) For all systems utilizing in situ soil for treatment and final dispersal, a soil and site evaluation report shall be required to document compliance with the vertical soil separation requirement as stated in Comm. 83.03(2)(b)2.a & b, Wisconsin Administrative Code regarding estimated seasonal high groundwater and/or bedrock. If a soil test is not on file with the County, or if the one on file does not provide adequate documentation, then a new soil and site evaluation must be conducted.

(d) An evaluation and a report conducted by a licensed plumber, a certified septage servicing operator or a POWTS inspector relative to the condition, capacities, baffles, manhole covers and risers for any existing treatment component or holding tank. The report shall be on a form provided by the County and must be completed to the satisfaction of the Sanitarian.

(e) An evaluation and report by a licensed plumber or POWTS inspector relative to the conditions and capacities of all other dispersal components and verifying that the system is not failing by definition and that it will be capable of handling the proposed wastewater flow and contaminant load from the building to be served.

(f) Complete design plans as specified in Chapter 15.04-4 of this ordinance.

(g) Re-connection to an existing holding tank may require a new servicing contract and a holding tank agreement which meets current requirements of this ordinance.

(h) Re-connection to an existing POWTS may require a new maintenance agreement.

(i) The site plan prepared for the particular POWTS modification/re-connection shall document all minimum setback requirements of Comm 83 Wisconsin Administrative Code.

(j) When re-connecting to an undersized system is permitted by Comm.83 and 84, Wisconsin Administrative Code an affidavit of per capita sizing must be recorded with the Register of Deeds.

(k) All modifications/installation shall be inspected by the County at the time of completion prior to backfilling to insure compliance has been maintained.

(3) County Permit Card. A County permit card shall be issued to the property owner upon review of the materials submitted to the County under subsection (2) of this section. The County Sanitary permit card shall contain the following information:

(a) Owner’s name and address.

(b) Legal description including: lot, block, subdivision name or certified survey number and tax parcel or pin number.

(c) Licensed plumber and credential number.

(d) Unique County permit number and previously issued State Sanitary permit number.

(e) Signature of County Sanitarian.

(f) Brief description of POWTS modification or re-connection/installation.

(4) County Sanitary Permit Categories.

(a) Re-connections. A County Sanitary Permit shall be obtained prior to:

1. Construction of a structure to be connected to an existing POWTS.

2. Disconnection of a structure from an existing private sewage system and connection of another structure to the system.

3. Reconstruction of a structure that is connected to a private sewage system that is uninhabitable due to damage from manmade or natural disasters such as fire, wind or flooding. (Note: The determination as to whether or not the structure is uninhabitable shall be performed by the local building inspector).

4. Re-connection of a structure that was disconnected from its existing POWTS to replace or reconstruct its foundation.

5. Renovation of an interior plumbing system causing disconnection of the building drain to the building sewer and thus reconnecting to the POWTS.

(b) Repairs to Existing POWTS. A County Sanitary permit shall be issued for all modifications, all on-site treatments/renovations and repairs to an existing POWTS. No County Sanitary Permit shall be required for the replacement of any of the following items:

1. Baffles

2. Manhole lids

3. Manhole risers

4. Pumps

5. Pump floats

6. Highwater alarm floats

7. Cleanouts

8. Dispersal cell vent pipes and caps

9. Observation pipes and caps

10. Any other components determined by the Sanitarian

(c) Non-Plumbing Sanitation Systems. A County Sanitary permit shall be required for the following categories of non-plumbing sanitation systems:

1. Composting and Incinerating Toilets. The design, materials, construction and performance must conform to NSF Standard 41 and ANSIZ 21.61 respectively as well as Comm 91 and 84 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Installations shall be in accordance with the manufacturers specifications.

2. Vault Privies. A County Sanitary permit shall be required for the construction and installation of these devices. Installation shall be in accordance with Comm 91.12, Comm 84.25 and Comm 52.63 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

(d) Private Interceptor Sewers connecting to POWTS. A County Sanitary permit is required for the installation of the building sewer and private interceptor sewer connection to an existing POWTS. In situations where a State Sanitary permit has been issued for the installation of a POWTS that clearly shows it will serve more than one (1) building or facility, a County Sanitary permit will not be required. The existing system being connected to must comply with Chapter 15.04-11 of this ordinance and/or with Comm 83.25 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. [Code § 15.04-10, 2018.]