Sewer Ordinance

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Blue Explanation Point.png The Sewer Ordinance has been re-formatted from the original for Internet accessibility, and may contain inadvertent errors and/or omissions. It is provided as a public convenience, for informational purposes only. Official Weber County Code Ordinances, in their original format, are available through the Office of the County Clerk/Auditor and at the County Library Branches.


General Provisions

1-1 Connection to Sewer Required

The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, commercial, institutional, recreational or other like purposes, situated within the unincorporated areas of Weber County, any part of which building is within 300 feet of any street, alley, court, passageway or area in which a public sewer or sewer owned or operated by any special improvement sanitary sewer district is in existence and use in the county outside; of the incorporated limits of towns and cities, is hereby required at his expense to install suitable facilities therein, and to connect such facilities with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this Title within 30 days after the date that the said public district sewer line is available for use, provided said public or district sewer line is within 300 feet of any part of such building discharging sanitary or industrial waste. (1970 Rev.) The requirements of this section shall not apply to an owner who has received a variance from the sewer connection requirements of the Weber-Morgan Health Department. (Amended Ord.2002-10, 5/7/02)

1-2 Permit Required

It shall be unlawful for any person to connect to said sewer system without first obtaining a permit from the County Plumbing Inspector and no permits shall be issued for such sewer connections by the County Plumbing Inspector unless the plumbing and the building to be serviced shall comply with the requirements and regulations of the Weber County and the State of Utah Plumbing Code and unless the applicant shall have complied with the requirements of the sewer district and paid the fees required for the connection.

1-3 Non-Complying Facilities a Nuisance - Condemnation

Any privy vaults, septic tanks or cesspools constructed or maintained in violation of the provisions of this Title are hereby declared to be public nuisance and it shall be the duty of the County Attorney to proceed forthwith with condemnation proceedings declaring the subject matter of such violation to be a nuisance, and also to proceed forthwith with the filing of a complaint for the criminal violation of this title. (l970 Rev.)

1-4 Conditions when Unlawful to Construct Privy Vault

It shall be unlawful for the owner, or his agent, or other persons having charge of or occupying any property upon which a building shall have been or is being constructed for residential, commercial or industrial use, any part of which building is within 300 feet of the street, alley, court, passageway or area in which public or district sewer is in existence and use in the County outside the incorporated limits of towns and cities to construct of permit to be constructed any privy vault, septic tank or cesspool into which said building is to be connected.

1-5 Ibid

It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, cause or permit to be constructed upon property owned or controlled by him any privy vault, septic tank or cesspool within 300 feet of any street, alley, court, passageway or area in which a public sewer in then in existence and use in the County outside the incorporated limits of towns and cities.

1-6 Conditions When Unlawful to Maintain Privy Vault - Notice

It shall be unlawful for the owner, or his agent, or other person having charge of or occupying any property upon which a building shall have been constructed for residential, commercial or industrial use, any part of which building is within 300 feet of any street, alley, court, passageway or area in which a public or district sewer is in existence and use in the County outside the incorporated limits or towns and cities after the owner or his agent or other person having charge of or occupying said property has been given written notice by the Weber County Plumbing Inspector that an accepted public sewer is ready to receive connections therewith, and 30 days have expired, to maintain or use or cause or permit to exist any privy vault, septic tank or cesspool to which said building is connected or which is used by the occupants of said building.

1-7 Unlawful to Fail to Connect to Sewer - Notice

It shall be unlawful for the owner, or his agent or other person having charge of or occupying any property upon which a building shall have been constructed for residential, commercial or industrial use, any part of which building is within 300 feet of any street, alley, court, passageway or area in which a public or district sewer is in existence and use in the County outside the incorporated limits of towns and cities, after the owner or his agent or other person having charge of or occupying the said property, has been given notice as herein provided that an accepted public or district sewer is ready to receive connections therewith, and 30 days have expired, to have the plumbing in such building remain unconnected to the public sewer. This Section shall not apply to an owner, his agent or other person having charge of or occupying the property if the proper party has received a variance from the sewer connection requirements of the Weber-Morgan Health Department.(Amended Ord.2002-10, 5/7/02)

1-8 Unlawful to Maintain Privy Vault After Notice

It shall be unlawful for the owner, of his agent or other person having charge of or occupying any building used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes after the owner or his agent or other person having charge of or occupying said property has been given notice as above provided that an accepted public sewer is ready to receive connections therewith, and 30; days have expired, to maintain or use or cause or permit to exist any privy vault, septic tank or cesspool to which said building is connected or which is used by the occupants of said building, which privy vault, septic tank or cesspool is within 300 feet of any street, alley, court, passageway or area in which a public sewer is in existence and use in the County outside the incorporated limits or towns and cities.

1-9 Penalties

The failure, neglect or refusal by persons in this Title charged with the duty of connecting with public or district sewer, as above provided, and any other violations of the provisions of the above Title, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished as provided by the laws of the State of Utah for Class B misdemeanors. (Ord. #4-87, Jan. 5, 1987)
Each day in which such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. (1970 Rev.)


Requiring Sewer Connection & Service Fees

WHEREAS, Weber County Ordinance Title 25, Chapter 1 requires the owners of certain houses and buildings situated within the unincorporated areas of Weber County to install suitable facilities therein, and to connect such facilities with the proper public sewer, when said public or district sewer line is within 300 feet of any part of any such building discharging sanitary or industrial waste; and
WHEREAS, Central Weber Sewer Improvement District is installing certain mains and public sewer trunk lines which run through certain parts of the unincorporated area of western Weber County to serve West Haven City; and
WHEREAS, Weber County has entered into an agreement for installation of the sewer service laterals to said trunk lines within the street right-of-ways for existing homes and buildings and for laterals to future home/building sites which are adjacent to the main line while it is under construction; and,
WHEREAS, the average cost of materials and installation for each lateral installed within the street to a property line is estimated at $1,650.00; and
WHEREAS, Central Weber Sewer Improvement District has previously adopted an Impact Fee in the amount of $2333 for each home that connects to their sewer lines to facilitate the cost of wastewater treatment infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, monthly service fees will be necessary to help offset the cost of installation and ongoing operation and maintenance of the collection system which will be owned and operated by Weber County;
NOW THEREFORE, the County Legislative Body of Weber County ordains as follows:


2-1 Application

Any person wishing to connect, or who is required to connect to public sewer as outlined in Weber County Ordinance Title 25, Chapter 1, shall apply to the Weber County Engineer for approval before connection will be permitted.

2-2 Connection Fees

  1. Connection fee for existing or approved homes: $1500.00
  2. Connection fee for existing buildings (other than single family dwellings): $1200.00
  3. Lateral installation fee for future homes/buildings: $1650.00
  4. A person making application to connect to the Central Weber main line after the main line has been constructed and backfilled will not be able to rely on the above-listed fees; provision for the installation of laterals, associated costs, and any applicable Central Weber impact fees will be the responsibility of the applicant.

2-3 Payment Options

The connection fee for homes and buildings existing or approved prior to the construction of the Central Weber main and trunk lines may be paid to Weber County over a 12 month period beginning at the time of construction of the sewer service lateral. This option applies only to homes or buildings connecting the Central Weber main and trunk lines. Applicants who wish to pay the connection fee in this manner will be required to sign a payment agreement with the Weber County Engineer. Grants not exceeding $2000.00 may also be available to certain families which meet Low to Moderate income level criteria for installation of the sewer line from the street to the house and to disable the septic tank.

2-4 Monthly Service Fees

A thirty $30.00/month service fee will be assessed for existing homes/buildings in the Western Weber County which connect to the Central Weber Sewer District line.
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