Village of Randolph, WI
Dodge County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Randolph 10-7-1998 by Ord. No. 351 as Title 9, Ch. 2, of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Water — See Ch. 359.
Wellhead protection — See Ch. 367.
Attachment 1 - Sewer Connection Permit Application

§ 295-1 Intent; statutory authority; construal of provisions.

The intent of this chapter is to regulate the use of the Village of Randolph wastewater facilities and to set forth equitable revenue systems so as to derive the maximum benefit. This chapter has been developed pursuant to P.L. 92-500, P.L. 95-217, and § 66.0821, Wis. Stats. This chapter shall supersede any previous Village sewer use chapter and shall repeal all parts thereof that may be inconsistent with this chapter. If there is any conflict between this chapter and any applicable statute, the statute shall be controlling.

§ 295-2 Plumbing construction and repairs.

A. 
Duties of the Plumbing Inspector. The Plumbing Inspector, under the direction of the Village Board, shall, with such assistance as he/she may need, perform the duties of the Plumbing Inspector as herein provided, shall have control of the supervision of plumbing and drainage, and shall faithfully enforce all laws, ordinances and rules in relation thereto.
B. 
Wisconsin State Plumbing Code. It shall be the duty of said Plumbing Inspector to see that the construction, reconstruction and alteration of all plumbing, drainage and plumbing ventilation hereinafter installed in all buildings in the Village of Randolph shall conform with the rules and regulations laid down by the State Department of Safety and Professional Services of Wisconsin and to make all inspections provided for by said code and in the manner therein set forth. No person in said Village shall install any plumbing of any kind or character, except leakage repairs or stoppages, unless a permit therefor has been granted by the said Plumbing Inspector, and no person shall permit any plumbing or drainage to be used until it has been inspected and approved by said Plumbing Inspector. The said Plumbing Inspector shall prepare suitable forms for the applications, permits and estimates herein required to be made and keep a proper daily record of all the transactions of his/her office and shall file a monthly report covering the same with the Village Clerk-Treasurer.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Bond. Before engaging in plumbing or drain laying or receiving a permit or permits to do such work, the person, firm or corporation shall execute unto the Village of Randolph and deposit with the Village Clerk-Treasurer a bond with two or more sureties, or an indemnity bond, to be approved by the Village Board, in the sum of $500, conditional that he or they will perform faithfully all work with due care and in accordance with the law, ordinances, rules and regulations governing the installation of plumbing and drainage. The bond shall state that the person, firm or corporation will indemnify the Village of Randolph for claims of every nature and kind arising out of any unskillfulness or negligence on his/her or their part in connection with plumbing or drainage work, as prescribed in this chapter. Such bond shall remain in force until the expiration of the license of such obligor, except that on such expiration of the license, it shall remain in force as to all penalties, claims and demands that have accrued thereunder prior to such expiration, provided that such obligor may at any time substitute a new bond for the same, of like amount and tenor, with different sureties to be approved by the Village Board unless some claims, penalties and demands accruing under the former bond remain unsatisfied, in which case such old bond shall not be surrendered until such claims, penalties and demands are satisfied; provided, further, that if the sureties on such bond or any of the sureties on such bond or any of them shall become insolvent or remove from this state, the Village Board shall require a new bond before granting any further permits to such obligor. Bonds in compliance with the foregoing provisions shall be executed and filed annually on or before the 15th day of April of each year.
D. 
Permit. No plumbing shall be done in the Village of Randolph, except in case of repairing leaks and stoppages, without a permit first being issued therefor by the Plumbing Inspector upon such terms and conditions as the Village Board shall prescribe. The applicant for a plumbing permit shall file with the Plumbing Inspector an application showing in detail the work to be done.
E. 
Registration. All persons, firms or corporations engaging in the business of plumbing or drain laying in said Village of Randolph shall register his or their name, residence and location at which such business is conducted. No person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of plumbing or drain laying in other places, desiring to do plumbing or drainage work in the Village of Randolph, shall enter upon such work until he/she, they or it shall have qualified as hereinbefore provided.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
F. 
Authority to enter premises. The Plumbing Inspector, under the direction and supervision of the Village Board, shall have power and authority at all reasonable times, for any proper purpose, to enter upon any private or public premises and demand inspection thereof and require of any person or persons doing plumbing or drain laying work the production of the license or permit therefor. Any person who shall willfully resist or obstruct any lawful exercise of authority by said Plumbing Inspector shall be subject to the penalty as provided for in this chapter.
G. 
Protection of the public. Every plumber and drain layer must enclose each opening which he/she may make in the streets or public ways with sufficient barriers. Red lights must be kept burning from sunset to sunrise, one red light to be placed at each end of openings in streets and the other lights to be placed at intervals of 10 feet. All necessary precautions shall be taken to guard the public effectively from accidents or damage to persons or property from the beginning to the end of the work. Plumbers and drain layers will be held liable for all damages, including costs incurred by the Village of Randolph, in defending any action brought against it for damages and costs of an appeal that may result from the neglect of his/her employees or himself/herself of any necessary precaution against injury or damage to person, horses, vehicles or property of any kind.
H. 
Reports of existing unsanitary installations. Whenever it shall be reported to health officials by the Plumbing Inspector that the plumbing in any building is liable to breed disease or sickness, or is a menace to health, or upon complaint made to health officials by any person that the plumbing in any building is defective as aforesaid, then the said health officials shall direct the said Plumbing Inspector to examine all the plumbing in said building and report his/her findings in writing to said health officials, suggesting such changes as are necessary to put the same in proper sanitary condition. The said health officer shall, thereupon, with the approval of the Village Board, direct such changes as he deems necessary to be made and fix a time for doing the same, and any person refusing to comply therewith shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter, and each day's continuance thereof shall constitute a separate offense.
I. 
Notice for inspection. Whenever any work is ready for inspection, the Plumbing Inspector shall be notified by the plumber in charge or the person receiving a permit unless otherwise especially permitted by the Plumbing Inspector. All work, either plumbing or drain laying, shall be left uncovered for examination and approval by the Inspector.
J. 
Requirements. All plumbers doing business in the Village of Randolph are hereby required to faithfully carry out all directions of the Plumbing Inspector for said Village and are required to install all work in keeping with the State Plumbing Code and all amendments thereto, and such additional rules and regulations as are now in force or may from time to time be adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Randolph.
K. 
Duty to report violations. It shall be the duty of police officers, the Plumbing Inspector and health officials to inquire into the cases of violation of this chapter and report the same to the proper officer for investigation and prosecution.

§ 295-3 Water service regulations. [1]

The following rules, rates and regulations governing the Water Utility of the Village of Randolph for the introduction and use of service pipes and the supply of water are a part of the contract with each person who takes the water, and every such person, by taking the water, agrees to be bound thereby:
A. 
Permits. Any person who shall lay any water service pipe or introduce into or about any building or any grounds any water pipe or who shall make attachments or connections whatsoever with the pipes or mains of the Water Utility is hereby required to obtain a permit for the doing of such work from the Village Board of the Village of Randolph, or its duly authorized agent, and, upon failure to obtain such permit, shall be subject to the penalty hereinafter provided.
B. 
Using water without permit. Any person who shall make any use of or take water for private use, or for flushing any sewer, or settling any ditch filling, or who shall use any water for building purposes without first having obtained a permit from the Water Utility for such use of water shall be subject to a penalty as hereinafter provided.
C. 
Bond. Any person, firm or corporation wishing to do business in connection with the Village Water Utility shall execute unto the Village of Randolph and deposit with the Village Clerk-Treasurer a bond with one or two or more sureties or an indemnity bond in the sum of $500, subject to the approval of the Village Board, to indemnify and hold harmless the Village of Randolph from all accidents, damages and losses which said Village might sustain by reason of his/her or their failure to comply with all the rules and regulations which are now or may hereinafter be established by the Village of Randolph in connection with its Water Utility system.
D. 
Inspecting premises. The Village Board of the Village of Randolph, or its duly authorized agent, shall have the power and is hereby authorized to enter any premises supplied by the Water Utility and where such water is used for the purpose of supplying meters or to examine the pipes and fixtures at such times as may be deemed proper.
E. 
Applications and specifications.
(1) 
Permits upon application. The Village Board of the Village of Randolph, or its duly authorized agent, will, upon proper application, issue permits, will do the necessary tapping of mains, and furnish the necessary taps and curb cocks at the expense of the Village.
(2) 
Specifications. All plumbing work shall be done in compliance with the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
F. 
Power to replace old service pipes. The Village Board or its duly authorized agent shall have power to replace any old service pipe preparatory to the construction of permanent pavements which it may be deemed necessary to replace in order to insure the safety and permanence of such pavements, the cost of same to be assessed against the abutting property.
G. 
Services to be metered. Every service must be metered through meters to be furnished by the Village Board. Meters destroyed by frost or other causes shall be repaired by the Village Board or its duly authorized agent at the expense of the consumer, and the cost of such repair shall be paid at the time made, and in case of failure to pay for such repair, the water shall be shut off and shall not be turned on again until all expense in connection with the same shall have been paid.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 295-4 Restrictions on use of Village sewers.

A. 
Unlawful deposits. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the Village or in any area under the jurisdiction of the Village any human or nonfarm animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable wastes.
B. 
Unlawful discharges. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Village or in any area under the jurisdiction of the Village any wastewater or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this chapter, or under the provisions of the public health laws of the State of Wisconsin.
C. 
Unlawful disposal facilities. It shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility within the Village intended or used for the disposal of wastewater, except by written approval of the Village. Any septic tank, cesspool, or similar private wastewater disposal facility that is abandoned shall be filled with suitable material.
D. 
Suitable toilet facilities required. The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes situated within the Village and abutting on any street, alley, or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a sanitary sewer of the Village is hereby required, at his/her expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the Village sewer in accordance with this chapter.

§ 295-5 Sewer service charges; use of funds.

A. 
Sewer service charges. It is hereby determined and declared to be necessary and conducive for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public to levy and collect sewer service charges or rentals upon all lots, lands and premises served or benefited by the sewer system of the Village of Randolph, which shall include, without limitation, all facilities within or without said Village for the collection, transportation, pumping, treatment and disposition of sewage, consisting generally of pipes, conduits, catch basins, manholes, sewer laterals, sewer mains, intercepting sewers, pumps and facilities for the treatment and disposal of raw sewage, and shall include, in addition to the facilities operated directly by the Village of Randolph, the facilities furnished under statutory or contractual provisions where the furnishing of such facilities creates or imposes a cost or charge upon the Village of Randolph.
B. 
Sewer account established. The funds received from the sewer service charges authorized by this chapter shall be deposited at regular intervals in a depository to be designated by the Board and shall be credited to a sewer account, which account shall show all the receipts and expenditures of the sewer system. The funds in said account shall be available for payment of the requirements for operation, maintenance, repairs and depreciation of the sewer system, and for the payment of principal and interest on bonds issued and outstanding, or which may be hereafter issued, to provide funds to construct, improve or extend said sewer system or part thereof. Any surplus in said account shall be available to pay all or part of the cost of additions and improvements. Nothing contained herein shall prevent the Village Board from appropriating money from the general fund to cover any deficiency in the sewer account.

§ 295-6 Definitions; word usage.

A. 
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of the following terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biological oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C., expressed in milligrams per liter or pounds.
BUILDING SEWER
Denotes a sanitary sewer beginning at the immediate outside of the foundation wall of any building being served to its connection with a Village sewer or interceptor.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer designed to receive or receiving both wastewater and stormwater or surface water.
COMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
Biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids, pH, or fecal coliform bacteria, plus additional pollutants identified in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit issued to the Village of Randolph for the Village's wastewater treatment plant, provided that said wastewater treatment plant was designed to treat such pollutants and in fact does remove such pollutants to a substantial degree.
COMPOSITE SAMPLE
A sample consisting of portions of a waste taken in proportion to the volume of flow of said waste.
DNR
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
Wastewater discharged from sanitary conveniences which contains no incompatible pollutants exceeding the limits set in § 295-8 of this chapter.
DRAIN LAYING
Includes connecting to main sewers in streets or alleys, placing materials, construction and alteration of drains beginning three to five feet from the foundation or area wall of the building to its connection with the main sewer in the street, alley or other disposal terminal.
FEDERAL ACT
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.) and P.L. 84-660, as amended by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act amendments of 1972 (P.L. 92-500, P.L. 93-243 and P.L. 95-217), or any subsequent amendments, or as implemented by Ch. 283, Wis. Stats., or appropriate sections of the Wisconsin Statutes, as well as any guidelines, limitations and standards promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to the Act.
FLOATABLE OIL
Oil, fat, or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in an approved pretreatment facility. A wastewater shall be considered free of floatable oil if it is properly pretreated and does not interfere with the collection system.
GARBAGE
The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and serving of foods.
HOLDING TANK WASTE
Any waste from holding tanks such as chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks and vacuum-pump tank trucks.
INCOMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
Any pollutant which is not a compatible pollutant.
INDUSTRIAL COST RECOVERY (ICR)
Recovery by the Village from the industrial or commercial users of its wastewater works of the grant amount allocable to the construction of facilities for the treatment of wastes from such users pursuant to Section 204(b) or 201(h) of the Federal Act.
INDUSTRIAL DISCHARGES
Any waterborne solids, liquids or gaseous wastes other than domestic wastewater resulting from, discharging from, flowing from, or escaping from any industrial user as defined herein.
(1) 
As defined in 40 CFR 35.905 and § NR 110.03(15), Wis. Stats., any user identified in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual 1972, United States Office of Management and Budget, as amended and supplemented as of October 1, 1978, under one of the following divisions:
Division A
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Division B
Mining
Division D
Manufacturing
Division E
Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services
Division I
Services
(2) 
For the purposes of industrial cost recovery, any user which discharges less than the equivalent of 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary wastes is exempt from the industrial cost recovery system.
(3) 
In determining the amount of a user's discharge, domestic wastes or discharges from sanitary conveniences may be excluded.
(4) 
After applying the sanitary waste exclusion set out above, discharges in the above divisions that have a volume exceeding 25,000 gallons per day or the weight of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) or suspended solids (SS) equivalent to that weight found in 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary waste shall fall under the ICR system. Sanitary wastes, for purposes of this calculation of equivalency, are the wastes discharged from residential users.
(5) 
If an industrial user's maximum flow (hourly, daily, monthly, seasonally, etc.) contributes to the cost of construction of the Village-owned treatment facility, it shall be the basis for that user's industrial cost recovery (ICR) payment. No credit will be given to the industrial user for the time period when the user is not operating and not discharging wastewater.
(6) 
"Industrial user" shall also include:
(a) 
Any nongovernmental user of a Village-owned sewerage system which discharges wastewater to the sewerage system which contains toxic pollutants or poisonous solids, liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to contaminate the sludge of any municipal system or injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process; constitutes a hazard to humans or animals; creates a public nuisance; or creates any hazard in or has an adverse effect on the waters receiving any discharge from the treatment works.
(b) 
All commercial users of an individual system constructed with grant assistance under § NR 128.07, Wis. Adm. Code.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, partnership, association, and private, public and municipal corporations, districts and all political subdivisions and governmental agencies.
PLUMBING
Includes the placing of all material within any building and from three to five feet outside of the foundation or area wall of such building and the construction, alteration and inspection of all pipes, faucets, tanks, valves and other fixtures by and through which supply or waste or sewage is used or carried in any manner whatsoever.
PRETREATMENT
Treating industrial wastes as required by government agency to remove or reduce the quantity of one or more pollutants prior to discharge to a Village sewer.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The waste from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that has been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in the Village sewers.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, or institutions.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
SEWERAGE SYSTEM
All structures, conduits and pipelines by which wastewater is collected and disposed of, including the wastewater treatment works, except plumbing inside and in connection with buildings and properties served, and building sewers.
SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL CONTRIBUTOR
A user that:
(1) 
Has been notified in writing by the DNR or the Village that it is necessary to provide information concerning the concentration and quantity of the pollutants discharged.
(2) 
Has a discharge flow which:
(a) 
Is greater than 10,000 gallons on any day of the year.
(b) 
Is greater than 5% of the total flow rate or design compatible pollutant loading received at the municipal wastewater treatment plant and/or is subject to pretreatment standards for incompatible pollutants as defined in Ch. NR 211, Wis. Adm. Code.
(c) 
Contains a material included on a list of toxic pollutants as defined in § 283.01(17), Wis. Stats.
(d) 
Contains a waste which the DNR or the Village has found to have significant impact, either singularly or in combination with other contributing industries, on the wastewater facilities or upon the effluent from such facilities.
STANDARD METHODS
The examination and analytical procedures set forth in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," as prepared, approved and published jointly by the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, and is in compliance with 40 CFR 136, Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants.[1]
SUSPENDED SOLIDS (SS)
The total suspended matter that either floats on the surface of, or is in suspension in, water, wastewater, or other liquids and that is removable by laboratory filtering as prescribed in "Standard Methods" and referred to as "nonfilterable residue."
UNPOLLUTED WATER
Water of a quality equal to or better than the effluent criteria in effect or water that would not cause violation of receiving water quality standards and would not be benefited by discharge to the sanitary sewers and wastewater treatment facilities provided.
USER
Any person who discharges, or causes to be discharged, domestic wastewater or industrial discharges into the Village sewerage system.
USER CHARGE
A charge levied on users of wastewater facilities for the cost of operation, maintenance and replacement of such wastewater facilities.
VILLAGE SEWER
Any sanitary sewer owned and operated by the Village of Randolph.
WASTEWATER FACILITIES
The structures, equipment and processes designed to collect, carry and treat domestic wastewater and industrial discharges.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
An arrangement of devices and structures for treating domestic wastewater and industrial discharges. Sometimes used as synonymous with "wastewater treatment" or "wastewater treatment works" or "water pollution control works."
WPDES PERMIT
A permit to discharge pollutants obtained under the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) pursuant to Ch. 283, Wis. Stats.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
"May," as used herein, is permissive. "Shall," as used herein, is mandatory.

§ 295-7 Connection requirements.

A. 
Combined sewer. No combined sewers shall be connected with the wastewater facilities of the Village.
B. 
Connection of a building sewer to a Village sewer.
(1) 
Any person desiring to connect a building sewer intended to serve an industrial or a nonindustrial user to a Village sewer shall make application in writing on forms provided by the Village. Such application shall be by a master plumber licensed by the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the State of Wisconsin and authorized by the owner or operator of the premises for which such connection is desired. A nonrefundable connection fee in an amount as set by the Village Board shall be paid to the Village upon filing such application.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Upon approval of said application, the Village shall issue a permit granting the right to make the connection and specifying special conditions which must be met prior to connection. No work of laying the building sewer shall be commenced or continued without the required connection permit being on the premises and in the hands of the licensed master plumber or one employed by him/her. The building sewers shall be constructed as required by Ch. SPS 382, Wis. Adm. Code. At the time of connection, the building sewer shall be inspected by an authorized representative of the Village.
C. 
Connection of a sanitary sewer, other than a building sewer, to a Village sewer. Any person desiring to connect a sanitary sewer, other than a building sewer, to a Village sewer shall make application to the Village in writing. Such application shall be made by a licensed professional engineer authorized by the owner(s) of the property for which such connection is desired. The application shall describe the location of the requested connection and the volume and characteristics of the wastewater to be transmitted and shall include a statement that the design and construction of the system shall be subject to the lawful rules and regulations of the Village. Connections will be allowed only when the capacity of downstream collection and treatment facilities is adequate. All construction costs, including engineering, materials, labor, inspection, and easements, shall be the responsibility of the owner(s) of the property for which such connection is desired. Upon completion of the project for which the connection is desired, all of the facilities constructed, other than the building sewers, shall be dedicated to the Village free and clear of any liens, and the Village shall assume the responsibility for the operation and maintenance of said facilities thenceforth.
D. 
Supervision of construction of the Village and building sewers. Construction of the Village sewer shall be under the direction of a licensed professional engineer. Such engineer shall keep accurate records of the location, depth, and length of sewers as built and the location of the Y-branches or slants. All building sewers served by the Village shall be inspected by the Village's authorized representative.

§ 295-8 Prohibited discharges; limitations; use regulations.

A. 
General prohibited discharges. No person shall discharge wastes to a Village sewer which cause, or are capable of causing, either alone or with other substances:
(1) 
A fire or explosion.
(2) 
Obstruction of flow or damage to the wastewater facilities.
(3) 
Danger to life or safety of persons.
(4) 
Air pollution as defined in § 285.01(3), Wis. Stats.
(5) 
Prevention of effective maintenance or operation of the wastewater facilities.
(6) 
Any product of the Village treatment processes or any of the Village's residues, sludges, or scums to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse or to interfere with reclamation processes.
(7) 
A detrimental environmental impact, a nuisance, or any condition unacceptable to any public agency having regulatory jurisdiction over the Village.
(8) 
Any sanitary sewer or the Village wastewater facilities to be overloaded.
(9) 
Excessive Village collection and treatment costs, or use of a disproportionate share of the Village facilities.
(10) 
A violation of the Village WPDES permit.
B. 
Specific prohibited discharges. Prohibited discharges shall include but not be limited to:
(1) 
Flammable substances. Any gasoline, benzene, naptha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid, or gas.
(2) 
Toxic substances. Any wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction or in combination with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any waste treatment process, constitute a danger to humans, flora or fauna, create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the wastewater treatment plant.
(3) 
Corrosive substances. Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, or operating personnel.
(4) 
Solid substances. Solid or viscous substances, including, but not limited to, such substances as ashes, bones, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, improperly shredded garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, paper dishes, cups, and milk containers, either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
(5) 
Industrial substances. Any wastewater from industrial plants containing floatable oils, fats, or greases.
(6) 
Sulfur/phosphate substances. Any wastewater which contains organo-sulfur or organo-phosphate pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
C. 
Prohibitions on storm drainage and groundwater discharges. Stormwater, groundwater, rainwater, street drainage, roof runoff, and subsurface drainage shall not be discharged into Village sewers without prior approval of the Village. Such approval shall be granted only when no reasonable alterative method of disposal is available. Polluted stormwater runoff from limited areas may be discharged to the sanitary sewer upon approval by the Village, payment of applicable charges and fees, and compliance with conditions required by the Village.
D. 
Prohibition on unpolluted water discharges. Unpolluted water, including but not limited to cooling water, process water or blowdown from cooling towers or evaporative coolers, shall not be discharged into Village sewers without prior approval of the Village. Such approval shall be granted when no reasonable alternative method of disposal is available and upon payment of applicable charges and fees and compliance with conditions as required by the Village.
E. 
Limitations related to treatment plant influent. Discharge to the Village sewerage system of the following described substances, materials, waters, or waste shall be limited to concentrations or quantities which will not harm the sewers, wastewater treatment process or equipment, will not have an adverse effect on the receiving stream, will not endanger persons or property, will not cause air pollution or other detrimental environmental effects, and will not constitute a nuisance:
(1) 
High-temperature liquids. Liquid having a temperature higher than 65° C.
(2) 
Substances that solidify. Wax, grease, oil, plastic or any other substance that solidifies or becomes discernibly viscous.
(3) 
Radioactive wastes. Radioactive wastes which, alone or with other wastes, result in releases greater than those specified by current United States Bureau of Standards Handbooks, or which violate rules or regulations of any applicable regulatory agency.
(4) 
Mineral oil substances. Wastewater containing more than 50 milligrams per liter of petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oils, or products of mineral oil origin.
(5) 
Animal or vegetable oil substances. Wastewater containing more than 300 milligrams per liter of oil or grease of animal or vegetable origin.
(6) 
Wastewater exceeding normal concentrations. Wastewater which, in concentrations of any given constituent or in quantity of flow, exceeds, for any period of duration longer than 15 minutes, more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
(7) 
Excess mineral concentrations. Wastewater which contains in excess of:
1.00 mg/l aluminum
0.02 mg/l cadmium
0.20 mg/l copper
0.20 mg/l lead
2.00 mg/l mercury
0.30 mg/l selenium
0.04 mg/l silver
0.50 mg/l total chromium
2.00 mg/l zinc
F. 
Right to change requirements. The Village may change the requirements established in the regulations above if necessary to meet the objectives of this chapter or the conditions of the Village's WPDES permit.
G. 
Limitations related to treatment plant effluent. No person shall discharge any wastewater to the sewerage system which, in combination with other discharges, results in a treatment plant effluent having concentrations exceeding the following limits:
0.100 mg/l total phenols
0.005 mg/l free cyanides
0.002 mg/l polychlorinated biphenols (PCB's)
H. 
Accidental discharge of prohibited wastewater. Any person who discharges into the sewerage system wastes or wastewater prohibited under this chapter shall immediately report such a discharge to the Village. Within 15 days of such discharge, a detailed written statement describing the cause of the discharge and the measures taken to prevent a future occurrence shall be submitted to the Village.
I. 
Alternatives to acceptance of wastewater. If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the Village sewers in excess of those limitations enumerated in Subsection E or G above, the Village may:
(1) 
Reject the wastes.
(2) 
Require pretreatment.
(3) 
Require the control of the quantities and rates of discharge.
(4) 
Recover the increased costs of handling and treating such wastes.
J. 
Pretreatment of industrial wastes. Industrial users may be required to pretreat their wastewater when necessary to protect the wastewater facilities or prevent discharge of incompatible pollutants. Construction, operation and maintenance of pretreatment facilities shall be at the expense of the user. Pretreatment facilities shall be operated by qualified personnel holding a Grade 5 license issued by the DNR.
K. 
Limitations on discharge of septic tank sludge and holding tank sewage.
(1) 
Permit required.
(a) 
No person shall transfer such septic tank sludge or holding tank sewage material into any disposal area or public sewer unless a permit for disposal has been first obtained from the approving authority. Written application for this permit shall be made to the approving authority and shall state:
[1] 
The name and address of the applicant.
[2] 
The number of its disposal units.
[3] 
The make, model, and license number of each unit.
(b) 
Permits shall be nontransferable except in the case of replacement of the disposal unit for which a permit shall have been originally issued. The permit may be obtained upon payment of a fee as set by the Village Board. The time and place of disposal will be designated by the approving authority. The approving authority may impose such conditions as it deems necessary on any permit granted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Insurance required. Any person or party disposing of septic tank sludge or holding tank sewage agrees to carry public liability insurance in an amount not less than $250,000 to protect any and all persons or property from injury and/or damage caused in any way or manner by an act, or failure to act, by any of the person's employees. The person(s) shall furnish a certificate certifying such insurance to be in full force and effect. The person(s) disposing waste agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Village from any and all liability and claims for damages arising out of or resulting from work and labor performed.
(3) 
Compliance with this code required. All materials disposed of into the treatment system shall be of domestic origin, or compatible pollutants only, and the person(s) agrees that he/she will comply with the provisions of any and all applicable chapters of the Municipal Code of the Village of Randolph and shall not deposit or drain any gasoline, oil, acid, alkali, grease, rags, waste, volatile or flammable liquids or other deleterious substances into the public sewers, nor allow any earth, sand, or other solid material to pass into any part of the wastewater collection and treatment facilities.
(4) 
Fee required. Persons with a permit for disposing of septic tank sludge and/or holding tank sewage into the wastewater collection and treatment facilities shall be charged as determined by the Village Board.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(5) 
Penalty: enforcement and penalties of § 295-13.
L. 
Sand and grease trap installations. The installation of grease, oil and sand interceptors at repair garages, gasoline stations, car washes, and other industrial or commercial establishments is required where necessary to prevent discharge of sand, flammable wastes, oil or grease in amounts exceeding the limits of this section. All such traps shall be constructed and maintained by the owner at his expense, in accordance with the Wisconsin Plumbing Code and the specifications of the Village, and shall be readily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
M. 
Special agreements. No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the Village and industry whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the Village for treatment.

§ 295-9 Wastewater measurement, sampling and reporting.

A. 
Monitoring facilities. Wastewater characteristics and constituents shall be monitored to determine compliance with this chapter and to facilitate an equitable system of use charges and industrial cost recovery charges.
(1) 
Installation of monitoring facility required; new user. A new user who expects to discharge or who is capable of discharging wastewater having constituents or characteristics different from domestic wastewater shall install a monitoring facility.
(2) 
Installation of monitoring facility required; existing user. An existing user whose discharges are different from domestic wastewater may be required by the Village to install a monitoring facility. Construction of such facility must be completed within 90 days after the user has been notified of the requirement, unless the Village grants an extension of time.
(3) 
Owner's expense. All monitoring facilities shall be constructed at owner's expense in accordance with plans approved by the Village. The monitoring facility shall contain the necessary meters and equipment to facilitate the observation, sampling, and measurement of wastes and shall be maintained by the owner so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
(4) 
Waiver of requirements. The requirements of Subsection A(1) through (3) above may be waived upon special written permission of the Village.
(5) 
Voluntary monitoring. In addition, any user who so desires may install and operate monitoring facilities and report its wastewater characteristics for billing purposes in accordance with this chapter.
B. 
Powers and authority for inspection and sampling.
(1) 
Agents. Agents of the Village shall be allowed access to all monitoring facilities.
(2) 
Inspectors. Inspectors bearing proper credentials and identification shall be allowed access to all property serviced by the Village, for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing of discharges to the wastewater facilities, or for the purpose of inspection, repair, or maintenance of any portion of the Village wastewater facilities.
(3) 
Information required of industrial users. The Village may require industrial users to provide information about industrial processes which may have an effect on the nature of the industrial discharges. Such industrial process information may be withheld if the industrial user demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Village that release of such information to the public would reveal trade secrets or result in an advantage to competitors. Effluent data may not be withheld but will be kept confidential if necessary to protect the trade secrets of an industrial user.
C. 
Reporting requirements.
(1) 
Information required of users. The Village may require a user to provide information concerning, but not limited to:
(a) 
Volume, time and peak rate of discharges.
(b) 
Chemical analysis of discharges.
(c) 
Raw materials, processes and products relevant to discharge characteristics.
(d) 
Discharges of specific wastes such as sludge, oil, solvent, or incompatible pollutants.
(e) 
Plot plans of sewers on the user's property showing locations of sewers, monitoring facilities and pretreatment facilities.
(f) 
Details of pretreatment facilities.
(g) 
Details of systems to prevent losses of materials through spills to the Village sewers.
(2) 
Information required of industrial users. Each significant industrial contributor shall submit to the Village by the 15th of March of each year a report on the quality and quantity of its industrial discharges. The report shall be a copy of the form required by Ch. NR 101, Wis. Adm. Code, and shall contain, at least, analyses for compatible pollutants (e.g., BOD, SS, pH) and for all incompatible pollutants listed in § 295-8E(7) and G, unless the contributor has obtained a specific exemption from reporting certain constituents.
(3) 
Reporting of discharges requiring pretreatment. If any significant industrial contributor discharges incompatible pollutants which require pretreatment prior to discharge to the Village sewerage system, the quality and quantity of the discharge shall be reported to the Village quarterly by March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15.
(4) 
Reporting period. The reporting period shall not include the thirty-day period immediately preceding the day that the report is due. All analyses should be done on representative twenty-four-hour composite samples taken during a typical operating day.
(5) 
Test analyses and measurements. All measurements and test analyses of the characteristics of wastewater shall be determined in accordance with Standard Methods. Alternate methods of analysis may be used, subject to prior written approval of the Village.

§ 295-10 Sewer rates and charges.

A. 
General. The service charges to users served by the Village are intended to recover the following costs:
(1) 
Operating and maintenance. The Village costs for operating and maintaining the Village sewers, including lift stations and treatment facilities.
(2) 
Construction. The Village costs for construction of new or replaced Village sewers, including lift stations and treatment facilities.
(3) 
Administrative costs. The Village's administrative costs.
B. 
Nonindustrial users' service charges.
(1) 
Unless they desire to monitor their wastewater discharges, service charges to nonindustrial users shall be based on the volume of water used as determined from regular water meter readings and on the size of the water meter(s) serving the use or shall be a flat fee if no water use data is available. The portion of the service charge based on the water volume metered shall reflect the portion of the following costs allocated to volume:
(a) 
The Village cost for operating and maintaining the Village sewers, including lift stations and treatment facilities.
(b) 
The Village costs for construction of new or replaced Village sewers, including lift stations and treatment facilities.
(c) 
Costs allocated to BOD and suspended solids.
(2) 
The portion of the service charge based on the number and size of meter(s) serving a user shall reflect:
(a) 
The Village administrative costs.
(b) 
Certain fixed costs.
C. 
Industrial users' service charges.
(1) 
Service charges to industrial users required to monitor their wastewater discharges and other users who desire to monitor their wastewater discharges shall be based on the volume of wastewater discharged, the pounds of BOD discharged, the pounds of suspended solids discharged, and the actual or estimated size of the water meter(s) that serves or would be necessary to serve such a user. The metering and sampling necessary to determine the volume of wastewater and the BOD and suspended solids concentrations of the wastewater shall be done in accordance with § 295-9. The rate per volume of wastewater shall reflect the unit cost for transporting and treating a volumetric unit of wastewater and shall be used to determine the volume portion of the service charge for such users. The rate per pound of BOD shall reflect the cost for transporting and treating a pound of BOD and shall be used to determine the BOD portion of the service charge for such users. The rate per pound of suspended solids shall reflect the cost for transporting and treating a pound of suspended solids and shall be used to determine the suspended solids portion of the service charges for such users. The rate based on the size of water meter shall reflect the administrative costs of serving such a user and shall be used to determine the demand portion of the service charge for such users.
(2) 
Unless they desire to monitor their wastewater discharges, service charges to industrial users that discharge primarily segregated domestic wastewater shall be determined in the same manner as service charges for nonindustrial users.
D. 
Service charge rate adjustments. All service charge rates shall be reviewed at least annually and may be adjusted whenever necessary.
E. 
New construction. There shall be no charge for the initial 12,000 gallons of sewage on new construction only.
F. 
Rates. Sewer rates shall be as set by the Village Board.
[Amended 4-2-2012 by Ord. No. 398; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 399[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 295-11 Industrial cost recovery charges.

A. 
Users subject to industrial cost recovery. Any industrial user shall be subject to the Village industrial cost recovery (ICR) provisions in addition to regular service charges and may be required to monitor and report its wastewater discharges for use in computing its service charges and ICR charges.
B. 
Monitoring facilities.
(1) 
Each user subject to ICR and required to monitor its industrial discharges shall provide a monitoring facility with the capability to:
(a) 
Determine the volume of industrial discharges over a given period of time.
(b) 
Collect a twenty-four-hour composite sample.
(2) 
Such facilities shall be in compliance with § 295-9.
C. 
Monitoring and reporting. The Village shall determine the monitoring and reporting frequency for each user subject to ICR served by it. Users subject to ICR shall be notified by the Village of the wastewater parameters to be monitored, the frequency of monitoring required, and the reporting dates for submitting the monitoring data to the municipality.
D. 
Industrial cost recovery rates. The Village shall determine industrial cost recovery rates pursuant to 40 CFR 35.925-11, to insure that all industrial users will pay that portion of the government grant amounts allocable to the treatment of wastes from such users. Such rates shall reflect the unit costs for construction of facilities funded with such grant amounts and shall be used for computing the ICR charge for each user subject to the ICR. The ICR rates shall be adjusted as necessary in accordance with 40 CFR 35.928-1.

§ 295-12 Billing and collection.

A. 
Applicable to tax-exempt property. The provisions of this chapter, including the charges established herein, shall apply to property owned by the Village of Randolph, the Counties of Columbia and Dodge, the State of Wisconsin, and the United States of America, and to any other property which might be otherwise exempt from the payment of general property taxes under the provisions of § 70.11, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Service charges billing and collection. Service charges shall be billed quarterly. A surcharge of 3% of the service charge, but not less than $0.30, will be added to bills not paid within 20 days of issuance.
C. 
Industrial cost recovery, billing and collection.
(1) 
Industrial cost recovery charges for each industrial user subject to ICR shall be calculated based on the quantity and quality of the industrial discharges contributed by such a user and on the size of meter serving such a user as determined by the Village. The form of ICR charge calculation is:
IC = (IV x IVR) + (IB x IBR) = (IS x ISR) + MR
Where:
IC
=
Industrial cost recovery charge
IV
=
Volume of industrial discharge
IVR
=
ICR volume rate
IB
=
Quantity of BOD in the industrial discharge
IBR
=
ICR BOD rate
IS
=
Quantity of suspended solids in the industrial discharge
ISR
=
ICR suspended solids rates
MR
=
Meter rate
(2) 
Users subject to ICR shall be billed not less than annually. The annual period shall run from January 1 to December 31. All ICR payments collected from the users subject to ICR shall be deposited in interest-bearing accounts which are fully collateralized by obligations of the United States government or by obligations fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States government or any agency thereof.
D. 
Industrial cost recovery records. The Village shall maintain a file record of:
(1) 
All data collected in connection with ICR monitoring.
(2) 
All computations made in determining the ICR charges.
(3) 
All ICR charge billings.
(4) 
All ICR charge payments received for each user subject to ICR.
E. 
Delinquent payments. Delinquent payments shall be collected in the manner provided by § 66.0821, Wis. Stats.

§ 295-13 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
Notice of violation and special order of remedy. Any person found in violation of this chapter or of any prohibition, limitation, or requirement contained therein will be served with a written notice stating the nature of the violation and issuing a special order for the appropriate remedy thereof.
B. 
Appeal procedure. Any person who objects to a notice of violation, a special order or an ICR charge shall, upon request made to the Village Board, be entitled to be heard by the Village Board with respect to the objection.
C. 
Penalties. A violation of any rule or order of the Village shall be a public nuisance pursuant to § 823.01, Wis. Stats., and shall be abated and damages and costs recovered therefor in accordance with § 66.0114, Wis. Stats. Any person who fails to comply with a special order within the time specified shall be declared to be a person creating a public nuisance enjoinable under Ch. 823, Wis. Stats., and shall forfeit to the Village not less than $50 nor more than $100 for each day such failure continues.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Falsifying of information. No person shall knowingly make any false statement, representation, record, report, plan or other document filed with the Village or falsify, tamper with, or knowingly render inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under this chapter. Any person who violates this provision shall be subject to the penalties imposed under Subsection C above.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 9-2-15, Cost basis of Village underground sewer facilities, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 295-14 Cost of water and sewer mains.

A. 
Benefit to owners of adjacent property. The cost of material and installation for both water and sewer mains, together with materials and fixtures thereto, and all engineering and legal expenses shall be assessed as a benefit to the owners of the adjacent property within the Village, at the commencement of the project, and affected property owners shall be billed for payment thereof. In the event of nonpayment, such cost shall be added to the next tax roll and, until paid with accrued interest at the same rate for taxes thereon, shall remain a lien of the Village on such premises.
B. 
Limits of extensions. All extensions of presently existing water and sewer mains shall be to the far limits of the last lot to which service is extended.
C. 
Corner property assessments. Corner property owners, previously serviced from an intersecting street, shall be assessed benefits as all other property owners within the project area, except the short-side footage shall be exempt and nonassessable.
D. 
Exempt property. The cost of construction of exempt property shall be added to the total cost of construction and shared by all property owners benefited by the project.

§ 295-15 Sewer and water installations.

A. 
Trench fill. All new, replacements, or repairs of sewer or water laterals installed within the improved portion of the street or highway after completion of the main lines and surfacing of the road shall be laid upon not less than eight inches of sand and the balance of the trench to the surface level filled with sand.
B. 
Penalty. Penalty for violation of this chapter shall be as provided by § 1-4 of this Code.