6115.23 Regulations, approval and enforcement.

The board of directors of a sanitary district may make and enforce necessary regulations pertaining to the use of public corporations and persons of the works and improvements of the district, and by such regulations the board may:

(A) Prescribe the design, construction, and use of sewers within the district;

(B) Prescribe the manner in which connections to trunk sewers, intercepting sewers, pipe lines, and other works of the district shall be made;

(C) Prescribe the permissible uses of the water supply of the district and the manner of its distribution;

(D) Prevent the pollution or unnecessary waste of the water supply;

(E) Prohibit discharge into such sewers of any liquid or solid wastes deemed detrimental to the works and improvements of the district.

Such regulations shall have no effect until they have been approved by the environmental protection agency. The board may recover by civil action from any person or public corporation violating such regulations, for each offense, not less than five hundred nor more than one thousand dollars together with costs. The board may enforce by mandamus or otherwise all necessary regulations made by it and authorized by sections 6115.01 to 6115.79 of the Revised Code, and may remove any improper construction or close any connection made improperly or in violation of said regulations, and may bring such suits in mandamus in the court of appeals in the first instance, if it deems it advisable. Any public corporation or person who willfully fails to comply with such regulations shall be liable for damages caused by such failure and for the cost of renewing any construction damaged or destroyed.

Cite as R.C. § 6115.23

History. Effective Date: 10-23-1972