Where a public sanitary or combined is not available under the provisions of 12-204, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this article.

Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the city, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of two dollars ($2.00) shall be paid to the city at the time the application is filed.

A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the superintendent. He or she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection, and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within twenty-four (24) hours of the receipt of notice by the superintendent.

The type, capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Kansas. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than six thousand (6,000) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.

At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in 12-204, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.

The owner shall operate and maintain the sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the city.

No statement contained in this article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the health officer.

When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within one hundred eighty (180) days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank run gravel or dirt.