HOUSING MAINTENANCE CODE
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MAINTENANCE, SERVICES, AND UTILITIES
Sewers and Drainage
27-2026 Maintenance of Sewer Connections and Plumbing
27-2027 Drainage of Roofs and Court
Sec. 27-2026 Maintenance
of sewer connections and plumbing fixtures
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.
Sec. 27-2027 Drainage
of roofs and court yards
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.