Section 6 Building Development
Policy 6-2 CONNECTION OF RESIDENTIAL LINE TO SANITARY SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
DISTRIBUTION: Mayor and City Council
SUBJECT: CONNECTION OF RESIDENTIAL LINE TO SANITARY SEWER
SERVICE OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
PURPOSE: To establish requirements and procedures for residential sanitary
connections outside the City limits.
BACKGROUND: Article 2, Chapter 22-231, Lawton City Code, 1995, authorizes
connections outside the City limits. However, the Article does not provide any requirements or
outline procedure for an individual resident to tie a private sanitary sewer service line to an
existing or proposed sewer line outside the City limits. The following policy establishes
procedure and requirements for an individual resident to make a request to the City Council to
establish an agreement for such service.
PROCEDURES: An individual wishing to connect a sanitary sewer service
line to an existing
or proposed sanitary sewer line outside the City limits shall make a request in writing to the City
Clerk. Prior to providing sanitary sewer service, the Council shall enter into an agreement with
the applicant establishing the performance of the City and the applicant.
REQUIREMENTS: Any individual who wishes to connect to an existing or proposed
sewer line outside the City limits shall meet all of the following requirements:
1. The individual shall have established by a prior agreement with the City Council
agreement for water service outside the City limits.
2. Discharge into the sanitary sewer system shall only be permitted from normal
residential activities. No agricultural or industrial waste materials may be discharged into the
City of Lawtons sewer system.
3. The maximum allowable distance from the residential use that generates the
waste shall be
within 250 lineal feet of the Citys sewer system.
4. The private sewer line installed between the residential structure and the sewer line shall
be installed and maintained by the applicant for sewer service.
5. The private sewer line installed shall meet the minimum requirements of the
plumbing codes adopted by the City of Lawton. A Plumbing Inspector, City Building
Development Department, shall inspect the private sewer line upon completion by the applicant
to insure proper materials and construction required by the building codes. The applicant shall
pay a fee as provided in the Citys Schedule of Fees and Charges for cost incurred by the City on
inspecting the line outside the City limits.
RESCISSION: This policy became effective July 8, 1986. This version
updates the format
and assigns a new number to Council Policy No. 39.
DEPARTMENT: Building Development
JOHN T. MARLEY
April 15, 1996