A. It is unlawful for any person to take the following actions without first obtaining the appropriate permit and paying the fees as prescribed in Chapters 17.24 and 17.32:
1. Dig up, break into, excavate, disturb, dig under, or undermine any public street or public sewer easement for the purpose of laying or working upon any sewer, pipe, culvert, or sewer or drain appurtenance or improvement of any kind;
2. Make connection with, obstruct or interfere with the sewer system or existing drainage;
3. Cut or break into the public sewer system;
4. Connect the blowoff or exhaust pipe of any boiler, steam engine or other pressurized facility with the public sewer system; or
5. Direct water, from any source, on private property to run onto any public sidewalk, street or right of way.
B. In the case of leakage or breakage in any sewer pipe, drain or conduit requiring emergency action, any otherwise authorized person may commence repairs on the same without first obtaining a permit provided that:
1. The authorized person immediately notifies the Chief Engineer and the City Engineer; and
2. The authorized person files an application for a permit with the Chief Engineer, complies with any permit conditions thereon, and pays the fees required in Chapters 17.24 and 17.32; and
3. The work is performed in compliance with the City Engineer's requirements for traffic control and protection of the public.
C. Repair of nonconforming sewers located in public right of way is prohibited unless the Chief Engineer determines that it is in the public interest to allow the nonconforming system to operate.
D. The Bureau of Transportation, without permit but with the approval of the Chief Engineer, may construct and attach to the public sewer system stormwater inlets, leads, and other such facilities as are needed to provide stormwater drainage for public streets.
E. The Chief Engineer will establish a permitting program by Administrative Rule which shall include requirements for application submittal, permit issuance, inspection, warranty, insurance and bond requirements shall be described in Administrative Rules.