I am thinking of adding a second unit to my house and was told I need to obtain a Sewer Connection Permit. Since my house is already connected to the sewer, do I need to do this?

The connection referred to here is not the physical connection of the sewer pipe. It refers to allowing a dwelling unit to have its sewage transported by the City system and processed by the SASM treatment plant. The connection charge for second units is $1,250 for dwelling units less than 700 Square feet and $4,000 for units greater than 700 square feet. In addition, an annual Sewer Service Charge of $297 is levied on the second unit. The physical connecting of a second unit may also require a Plumbing Permit from the Building Department for work on private property and an Encroachment Permit for that portion of the work in the right-of-way.

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18. There is a sewer backup in my house. What should I do?
19. There is sewage bubbling out of the ground or street. What should I do?
20. How much of my sewer lateral am I responsible to maintain?
21. I am thinking of adding a second unit to my house and was told I need to obtain a Sewer Connection Permit. Since my house is already connected to the sewer, do I need to do this?
22. If I have a project to expand or remodel my house, will I need to replace the sewer line?
23. Can I tie into my neighbor’s sewer lateral, or do they have the right to be using mine?
24. I have been reading about the sewage treatment plant being overwhelmed during heavy rainstorms. I thought sewers were separate from storm drains. How can this happen and is there anything I can do?
25. Are there restrictions on when I may work on my property?
26. My house is being remodeled. Can I use the right-of-way for storing equipment and materials?
27. Can I reserve the parking spaces in front of my house for people working on my house?
28. Am I allowed build my new garage in the right-of-way?
29. Do you have typical development conditions?
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37. Am I allowed to build a fence in the right-of-way?
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39. Can I direct drainage away from my property and onto my neighbor’s property?
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