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Connection to public sewer system.

(1) When adequate public sewer services are available within two hundred feet of the residence or facility, the local health officer, upon the failure of an existing on-site sewage system may:
(a) Require hook-up to a public sewer system; or
(b) Permit the repair or replacement of the on-site sewage system only if a conforming system can be designed and installed.
(2) Except as noted in subsection (1) of this section, the owner of a failure shall abandon the OSS under WAC 246-272A-0300 and connect the residence or other facility to a public sewer system when:
(a) The distance between the residence or other facility and an adequate public sewer is two hundred feet or less as measured along the usual or most feasible route of access; and
(b) The sewer utility allows the sewer connection.
(3) The owner of a residence or other facility served by a system meeting the requirements of Table IX of this chapter shall abandon the OSS according to the requirements specified in WAC 246-272A-0300, and connect the residence or other facility to a public sewer system when:
(a) Connection is deemed necessary to protect public health by the local health officer;
(b) An adequate public sewer becomes available within two hundred feet of the residence or other facility as measured along the usual or most economically feasible route of access; and
(c) The sewer utility allows the sewer connection.
(4) Local boards of health may require a new development to connect to a public sewer system to protect public health.
(5) Local boards of health shall require new development or a development with a failing system to connect to a public sewer system if it is required by the comprehensive land use plan or development regulations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 05-15-119, ยง 246-272A-0025, filed 7/18/05, effective 9/15/05.]
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