An owner of a building using any damaged section of a common private sewer
system shall be responsible equally for all costs of repair with any other owner
whose building also uses that section of the damaged common private sewer.
In addition, these owners shall be responsible equally for all costs associated
with any abatement by the City of any nuisance created by their buildings’ use
of that section of the damaged common private sewer and for all penalties for
violations of this Code associated with the damaged sewer line.
Exception: When repair or abatement of a damaged common private
sewer includes a new sewer connection of an individual property to a public
sewer, the owner of that property shall be solely responsible for the cost of
the new connection. In addition, the owner of the newly connected property
may be responsible for other costs associated with repair and abatement of the
damaged common private sewer when the Director determines that it would be fair
and equitable to do so.