City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 968, adopted January 24, 2002, superseded this article and enacted the new provisions set out herein. Former art. I of ch. 510 derived from ord. no. 34 §§1,7, 7-14-53; ord. no. 317 art. I — VIII, 12-10-76; and ord. no. 573 art. I — VIII, 5-10-90.

Section 510.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2014 §510.010; Ord. No. 968 Art. I, 1-24-2002]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter shall be as follows:
BOD (denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days after twenty degrees centigrade (20°C), expressed in milligrams per liter.
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five (5) feet (1.5 meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
CITY
The City of Marshfield, Missouri.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
pH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of the solution.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than one-half (½) inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and is controlled by public authority.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground water are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and stormwaters as may be present.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
SEWAGE WORKS
All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SHALL
Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
SLUDGE
Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer that fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
STORM DRAIN (sometimes termed "STORM SEWER")
A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluted cooling water.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment Plant and /or of Water Pollution Control of the City of Marshfield or his/her authorized deputy, agent or representative.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids, and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.

Section 510.020 Use of Public Sewer Required.

[R.O. 2014 §510.020; Ord. No. 968 Art. II, 1-24-2002]
A. 
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 City of Marshfield, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any human or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Marshfield, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any sewage or other polluted wastes, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Chapter.
C. 
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, lagoon, septic tank, cesspool, other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.
D. 
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there in now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City, is hereby required at his/her expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet of the property line.
E. 
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes situated within the City shall, after installation of toilet facilities and connection of such facilities to the proper public sewer as required in Subsection (D) of this Section, be responsible for the cost of maintaining and repairing such facilities and any sewer lines connecting such facilities with the public sewer system.

Section 510.030 Private Sewage Disposal.

[R.O. 2014 §510.030; Ord. No. 968 Art. III, 1-24-2002]
A. 
Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 510.020(D), the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Article.
B. 
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications, and other information as are deemed necessary by the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
C. 
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent. He/she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of notice by the Superintendent.
D. 
The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Missouri. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
E. 
Within sixty (60) days of a public sewer becoming available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Subsection (D), a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Chapter, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
F. 
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City.
G. 
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.

Section 510.040 Building Sewers and Connection.

[R.O. 2014 §510.040; Ord. No. 968 Art. IV, 1-24-2002; Ord. No. 1204 §1, 2-23-2006]
A. 
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent and/or the Building Regulations Department.
B. 
There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits: (a) for residential and commercial service, and (b) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his/her agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and thirty dollars ($30.00) for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
C. 
All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
D. 
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, courtyard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one (1) building sewer.
E. 
Old building sewers may be used in connection with the new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Chapter.
F. 
The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of pipe, jointing, testing, and backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City. In the absence of Code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 and/or the Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction shall apply.
G. 
Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
H. 
No person shall make connections of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
I. 
The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 and/or the Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.
J. 
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent or the Building Regulations Department when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his/her representative.
K. 
All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the City.

Section 510.050 Use of The Public Sewers.

[R.O. 2014 §510.050; Ord. No. 968 Art. V, 1-24-2002]
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, drains, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.
B. 
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer or natural outlet.
C. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:
1. 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
2. 
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant including, but not limited to, cyanides in excess of 1.9 mg/l as CN in the wastes as discharged to the public sewer.
3. 
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.0, or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works.
4. 
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshing, entrails and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
5. 
Any waters or wastes having (1) a five (5) day BOD greater than three hundred (300) parts per million by weight, or (2) containing more than three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight of suspended solids, or (3) having an average daily flow greater than two percent (2%) of the average sewage flow of the City shall be subject to the review of the Superintendent. Where necessary in the opinion of the Superintendent, the owner shall provide, at his/her expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to (1) reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to three hundred (300) parts per million by weight, or (2) reduce the suspended solids to three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight, or (3) control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes. Plans, specifications and any other pertinent information in relation to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Superintendent and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing.
D. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters or wastes if it appears likely in the opinion of the Superintendent that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream, or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property or constitute a nuisance. In forming his/her opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability of wastes in the sewage treatment plant, and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are:
1. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred four degrees Fahrenheit (104°F) or forty degrees Celsius (40°C).
2. 
Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two degrees and one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (32° — 150°F) (0 — 65°C)
3. 
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths (¾) horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent.
4. 
Any waters or wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions whether neutralized or not.
5. 
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, and similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Superintendent for such materials.
6. 
Any waters or wastes containing phenols and other taste- or odor-producing substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Superintendent as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of the State, Federal, or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
7. 
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Superintendent in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.
8. 
Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 10.5.
9. 
Materials which exert or cause:
a. 
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to, fuller's earth, lime slurries and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium chloride and sodium sulfate).
b. 
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
c. 
Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand, or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.
d. 
Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "sludge" as defined herein.
10. 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed, or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
E. 
If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Subsection (C) of this Section, and which in the judgment of the Superintendent may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the Superintendent may:
1. 
Reject the wastes;
2. 
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers;
3. 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or
4. 
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of Subsection (J) of this Section.
If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent and subject to the requirements of all applicable Codes, ordinances and laws.
F. 
Grease, oil, and sand interceptors shall be provided when in the opinion of the Superintendent they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
G. 
Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his/her expense.
H. 
When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his/her expense and shall be maintained by him/her so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
I. 
All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of water and wastes to which reference is made in this Chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater" published by the American Public Health Association and shall be determined at the control manhole provided or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property. (The particular analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four (24) hour composite of all outfalls of a premises is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four (24) hour composites of all outfalls whereas pHs are determined from periodic grab samples.)
J. 
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concerning whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the City for treatment, subject to payment therefore by the industrial concern.

Section 510.060 Protection From Damage.

[R.O. 2014 §510.060; Ord. No. 968 Art. VI, 1-24-2002]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.

Section 510.070 Powers and Authority of Inspectors.

[R.O. 2014 §510.070; Ord. No. 968 Art. VII, 1-24-2002]
A. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. The Superintendent or his/her representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper, or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
B. 
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsection (A) above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by City employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in Section 510.050(H).
C. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purpose of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.

Section 510.080 (Reserved)

Section 510.090 Construction To Meet Specifications.

[R.O. 2014 §510.090; Ord. No. 586 §1, 11-28-1990; Ord. No. 1113 §1, 2-10-2005; Ord. No. 1213 §1, 4-27-2006; Ord. No. 1615 §1, 3-13-2014]
All construction, design, installation, maintenance, alterations and inspection of sewer mains and pipes hereafter erected or performed, shall conform at least with the provisions of the Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction dated July 1990, as revised in March 2014, and approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Division of Environmental Quality on October 29, 1990. Three (3) copies of the Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction, as amended, are on file in the office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof and being expressly adopted by reference as the construction standards for the City of Marshfield.

Section 510.100 Purpose.

[R.O. 2014 §510.100; Ord. No. 586 §2, 11-28-1990]
This Article shall be construed to secure its expressed intent and ensure public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by sewer main design and construction, and, in general, to secure safety to life and property from all hazards incident to the design, installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, erection, removal of sewer mains connected to the municipal sewer system of the City of Marshfield.

Section 510.110 Where This Article Shall Apply.

[R.O. 2014 §510.110; Ord. No. 586 §3, 11-28-1990]
The provisions of this Article shall apply to all real estate, lots, streets and easements within the City of Marshfield, and all sewer mains, pipes and easements located outside the City limits of the City of Marshfield, which are connected, or which propose to connect to the Marshfield Municipal Sewer System; and shall apply with equal force to municipal, County, State and private sewer mains and pipes except where such mains and pipes are otherwise specifically provided for by Statute.

Section 510.120 Sewers Must Meet Specifications.

[R.O. 2014 §510.120; Ord. No. 586 §4, 11-28-1990]
No sewer main or pipe shall be constructed, extended, repaired, removed or altered and no sewer mains or pipes shall be constructed, extended, repaired, removed, or maintained in violation of these provisions.

Section 510.130 Deputy To Be Designated.

[R.O. 2014 §510.130; Ord. No. 586 §5, 11-28-1990]
The Superintendent may designate an employee as his/her deputy who shall exercise all the powers of the Superintendent during the temporary absence or disability of the Superintendent.

Section 510.140 Conflict of Interest.

[R.O. 2014 §510.140; Ord. No. 586 §6, 11-28-1990]
No Inspector shall be engaged directly or indirectly with the furnishing of labor, materials or appliances for the construction, alteration or maintenance of a sewer, or the preparation of plans or specifications therefore, nor shall such officer or employee engage in any work which conflicts with his/her official duties or the interests of the Department of Wastewater Services.

Section 510.150 Inspector Not Liable.

[R.O. 2014 §510.150; Ord. No. 586 §7, 11-28-1990]
The Inspector, or employee charged with enforcement of these specifications, while acting for the municipality, shall not thereby render himself/herself liable personally, and is hereby relieved from all personal liability for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his/her duties, and under the provisions of these specifications he/she shall be defended as a legal representative of the municipality until the final termination of the proceedings. In no case shall the Inspector, or any of his/her subordinates, be liable for costs in any action, suit or proceeding that may be instituted pursuant to the provisions of this specifications; any officer of the Sewer Department, while acting in good faith and without malice, shall be free from liability for acts performed under any of the provisions of these specifications, or by reason of any act or omission in the performance of his/her official duties in connection therewith.

Section 510.160 Superintendent — Duties.

[R.O. 2014 §510.160; Ord. No. 586 §8, 11-28-1990]
The Superintendent shall receive applications and issue written authorizations for the erection and alteration of sewer mains or pipes, and examine premises for which such permits have been issued, and shall enforce compliance with provisions of Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction.

Section 510.170 Inspector — Duties.

[R.O. 2014 §510.170; Ord. No. 586 §9, 11-28-1990]
The Inspector shall make all the required inspections, or he/she may accept reports of inspections of authoritative and recognized services or individuals. All reports of such inspections shall be in writing and certified by a responsible officer of such authoritative service, or by the responsible individual, or he/she may engage such experts opinion as he/she may deem necessary to report upon unusual technical issues that may arise, subject to approval of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield.

Section 510.180 Superintendent Shall Promulgate Rules.

[R.O. 2014 §510.180; Ord. No. 586 §10, 11-28-1990]
The Superintendent shall promulgate rules under the procedures provided subsequently in this Article, establishing the conditions for use of new materials consistent with the provisions of Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction and with minimum requirements based upon accepted engineering practices. The Wastewater superintendent shall have such power as may be necessary in the interests of the public safety, health and general welfare, to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to interpret and implement the provisions of Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction, and to secure the intent and purpose thereof. All rules adopted by the procedures herein established shall have the same effect as the provisions of the specifications. Such rules may be amended or repealed at any time by the same procedure herein prescribed for their adoption. No rule or regulation shall become effective until four (4) weeks after the intention to adopt such rule shall have been published in accordance with local Statutes in an official paper or public newspaper with general circulation in the municipality, and only after a public hearing shall have been held on the rule.

Section 510.190 Modifications — When.

[R.O. 2014 §510.190; Ord. No. 586 §11, 11-28-1990]
Where there are practical difficulties involving carrying out structural or mechanical provisions of Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction, or of an approved rule, the Superintendent may vary or modify such provisions upon application of the owner, or his/her representative, provided that the spirit and intent of the specifications shall be observed and public welfare and safety be assured. The application for modification and the final decision of the Superintendent shall be in writing and shall be officially recorded in the application for the permit in the permanent records of the Department of Building Inspection.

Section 510.200 Stop-Work Order.

[R.O. 2014 §510.200; Ord. No. 586 §12, 11-28-1990]
Whenever the provisions of this Article, or the Technical Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Construction, or of the plans and specifications approved thereunder, are not complied with, a "stop-work order" shall be served on the owner or his/her representatives and a copy thereof shall be posted at the site of construction. Such stop-work order shall not be removed except by written notice of the Inspector after satisfactory evidence has been supplied to him/her that the violation has been corrected.

Section 510.210 Appeals.

[R.O. 2014 §510.210; Ord. No. 586 §13, 11-28-1990]
An owner, lessee, agent, or operator aggrieved by any order issued pursuant to this Article may file an appeal to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield within ten (10) days from the service of such order or the denial of an authorization to proceed by the Superintendent, and the Board of Aldermen shall set a time and place as to when and where such appeal may be heard by the Board of Aldermen. Such appeal shall stay the execution of said order until such time as it has been heard and revised, confirmed, or rescinded. The Board of Aldermen shall, at a hearing of an appeal, affirm, modify, revoke or direct that such order be withdrawn. Unless revoked or vacated, such order shall be complied with. Nothing herein contained, however, shall be deemed to deny the right of any person, firm, corporation, co-partnership, or voluntary association to appeal from an order from the provisions contained herein, or a decision of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield to a court of competent jurisdiction.