Fact Sheet State of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency June 2008 Permit-to-Install Requirements For Sanitary Sewer Projects Anyone who plans to construct a Building Drain -That part of the Permit Regulations wastewater collection, conveyance, lowest piping of a drainage system storage, treatment or disposal facility that receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside From Ohio Administrative must apply for and receive a wastewa- Code (OAC) 3745-42-02 ter permit- to-install (PTI) from the and that extends 30 inches (762 mm) beyond the walls of the building and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Permit to install and plan approv- conveys the drainage to the building (Ohio EPA) before beginning construc- als for disposal systems - Except as sewer. tion. provided in paragraphs (B) to (D)(3) of This includes facilities that handle this rule, no person shall cause, Building Sewer - That part of the wastewater from businesses, indus- permit or allow the installation of a new drainage system that extends from the tries, commercial operations and disposal system or cause, permit or end of the building drain and conveys anything other than one-, two- or three- allow the modification of a disposal the discharge to a public sewer, private system without first obtaining an family dwellings. If multiple homes or sewer, individual sewage disposal individual permit to install, a general buildings connect to a common sewer system or other point of disposal. permit to install or plan approval from or disposal system, a PTI is needed the director. for the common sewer or disposal With regard to disposal systems, system. From Ohio Revised Code application for a permit to install shall This fact sheet is provided to (ORC) 6111.01 include plans for the disposal system clarify at what point in the sewer and issuance of a permit to install Disposal System - A system for system a PTI is needed. shall constitute approval of plans for disposing of sewage, industrial waste the disposal of waste and for the or other liquid wastes, and includes disposal system pursuant to sections sewerage systems and treatment Definitions works. 6111.44 and 6111.45 of the Revised Code. From Ohio Administrative Sewerage System - Pipelines or Code (OAC) 4101:3 - Ohio conduits, pumping stations and force Plumbing Code mains and all other constructions, Where can I get more devices, appurtenances and facilities information? Building - Any structure consisting of for collecting or conducting water- foundations, walls, columns, girders, borne sewage, industrial waste or If you have questions or need beams, floors, and roof or combination other wastes to a point of disposal or more information, contact Ohio EPA’s of any number of these parts, with or treatment but does not include building Division of Surface Water at your local without other parts or appurtenances. drains and subdrains, building sewers district office. For district office bound- and building storm sewers. aries and contact information, see www.epa.state.oh.us/. Division of Surface Water, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 (614) 644-2752 www.epa.state.oh.us Permit-to-Install Requirements For Sanitary Sewer Projects Permitting Scenarios 8 1. Two or more building sewers 1 combine outside of the building. This scenario would not require a PTI as long as only conveyance 2 systems (gravity pipe) are used to transport the wastewater to the public sewer. 3 2. A single building sewer connects 4 to the public sewer. This scenario would not require a PTI as long as only conveyance systems are used to transport the wastewater to the public sewer. Property Line 6 3. Single sewers from two different buildings connect before flowing Manhole * to the public sewer. This scenario 5 would require a PTI from the point the pipes connect until they reach the public sewer. * With restrictions as outlined below 7 WWTP 4. A single building is split into separate sections by firewalls. A building drain from each section connects with the other sections’ drains outside the building. This scenario would require a PTI from 6. The building sewer enters a 7. The building sewer connects the point where the building manhole prior to draining to the directly to the wastewater drains connect to the each other public sewer. This scenario would treatment plant. This scenario and on down to the public sewer. not require a PTI as long as the would require a PTI for the manhole: building sewer. 5. The building sewer crosses • is located on a sewer lateral property lines before connecting to the public sewer. This scenario and upstream of any collector 8. The common or collector sewer sewer; requires a PTI no matter who will would not require a PTI as long own it (private or public). as only conveyance systems are used. • includes not more than one influent pipe; and • does not house any equipment, such as a pump.
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