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File #: 27801    Version: 1 Name: Tank disposals
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/25/2012 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 10/30/2012 Final action: 10/30/2012
Enactment date: 11/13/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00140
Title: Amending Section 7.35(3) of the Madison General Ordinances to update language regarding private septic tank disposal systems to be consistent with the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Section 7.35(3) of the Madison General Ordinances to update language regarding private septic tank disposal systems to be consistent with the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance updates language to be consistent the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Subsection (3) entitled “Sludge, Scum and Liquid Effluent” of Section 7.35 entitled “Septic Tanks, Dry Wells, Tile Fields, Scavengers” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“(3) Sludge, Scum and Liquid Effluent.
(a) Sludge, scum and any liquid effluent whatsoever when removed from a septic tank sewage disposal system is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and a health hazard and a menace to individual and public health.
(b) No person shall remove, cause, suffer or permit to be removed, any sludge, scum or liquid effluent whatsoever from a private septic tank sewage disposal system, whether by pumping or by gravity flow, unless it shall be disposed of without leakage, spillage or pumping upon the surface of the ground. No person shall dispose of, cause, suffer or permit disposal of any sludge, scum or liquid effluent whatsoever from a private septic tank sewage disposal system unless it shall be removed and disposed of in a manner approved by the Madison Public Health Department and shall be by one of the following methods
1. Licensed Removers. Pumping and disposal of septic tank sewage disposal system, sludge, scum and liquid effluent may be performed by individuals licensed by the State Board of Health to engage in the business of servicing septic tank systems in the manner prescribed by the State Board of Health; or,
2. Private Removers. Persons servicing their own sewage units by pumping or disposal of any sludge, scum or liquid effluent sha...

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