Introduced House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Sewer system connection requirements. Provides that, for a municipality to require a property owner to discontinue use of the property owner's septic system and connect to the municipality's sewer system, a sanitary sewer must be located within 300 feet of the foundation of the building on the property owner's property from which the sewage is discharged. (Under current law, it is necessary only for the sanitary sewer to be located within 300 feet of the property line of the property.) Provides that a property owner cannot be required to discontinue use of the property owner's septic system and connect to Sewer system connection requirements. Provides that, for a municipality to require a property owner to discontinue use of the property owner's septic system and connect to the municipality's sewer system, a sanitary sewer must be located within 300 feet of the foundation of the building on the property owner's property from which the sewage is discharged. (Under current law, it is necessary only for the sanitary sewer to be located within 300 feet of the property line of the property.) Provides that a property owner cannot be required to discontinue use of the property owner's septic system and connect to the sewer system of a municipality, a not-for-profit sewer utility, or a regional sewage district if, in connecting the property owner's property to the sewer system, it would be necessary: (1) for the connection to cross property owned by any other property owner; or (2) for the connection to pass under a roadway. Makes these new conditions apply beginning January 1, 2017, except that they do not apply to the exercise by a not-for-profit utility, regional sewage district, or municipality of its power to require a property owner to discontinue use of the property owner's septic system and connect to a sewer system if, before January 1, 2017, the not-for-profit utility, regional sewage district, or municipality gave written notice by certified mail to the property owner that it was exercising its power to require the property owner to connect to the sewer system. ... View more