[D26-16.01] 27-2026 Maintenance of sewer connections
and plumbing fixtures
The owner of a
dwelling shall properly maintain and keep in good repair the plumbing and drainage
system, including water closets, toilets, sinks and other fixtures.
[D26-16.03] 27-2027 Drainage of roofs and court
a. The owner
of a dwelling shall grade and maintain the grading of all roofs, terraces, shafts,
courts, yards, and other open spaces on the lot, and shall provide and maintain
unobstructed drainage from these areas and spaces through a drain connected
to a street storm-water main or combined sewer and street storm-water main.
In the absence of a street storm-water main or combined sewer and street storm-water
main, the department may permit the storm water from such areas to drain into
a street gutter leading to a natural channel, water course, or dry well.
b. The owner
of a dwelling shall provide and maintain drainage from all roofs to carry off
storm water, to prevent it from dripping to the ground, or from causing dampness
in walls ceilings, and open spaces.
c. The department
may require the owner of a dwelling to surface shafts, courts, yards, and other
open spaces on the lot with concrete, and to pitch the surfaces of such areas
towards a sewer connected drain or other adequate drainage system, except that,
with respect to private dwellings, the department may permit the surfacing of
such areas with bituminous aggregate or other similar material.
d. The owner of
a dwelling may plant grass, sod, shrubs, trees and other vegetation in yards
and courts, unless the department orders its removal because in its opinion
such vegetation interferes with proper drainage, light, ventilation, or egress.