City Approves Sewer Work Ordinances

NORFOLK - The city of Norfolk has approved ordinances that change sections of city code dealing with connecting a building’s sewer pipes to the city system.  At this week’s meeting of the mayor and City Council, City Attorney Clint Schukei explained that the ordinances make it clear that it is generally undesirable to terminate a building sewer in a manhole, but that occasionally that might be acceptable. The ordinances provide a procedure for requesting access to a manhole. They also clarify that a single $20 fee covers both a request to attach to a main or to the manhole.  The ordinances were passed on all three readings Monday night, and will become effective upon publication.