City of Excelsior Springs, MO
Clay County
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Section 715.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2012 §715.010; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. I, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 92-1-6 §1, 1-21-1992]
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 at twenty degrees (20°) Centigrade, expressed in milligrams per liter.
BUILDING DRAIN
The 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 OFFICIAL
The Director of the Inspections Department of the City of Excelsior Springs, or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
[Ord. No. 14-12-04 §3, 12-15-2014]
BUILDING SEWER
"Service Line" shall mean the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
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 from a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or groundwater.
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 solution.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes 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 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 groundwaters 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 storm waters 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.
SLUG
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 than 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 Sewage Works and/or Water Pollution Control of the City of Excelsior Springs, or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
[Ord. No. 14-12-04 §4, 12-15-2014]
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.
UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
The Utilities Department of the City or it's designated representative.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs either continuously or intermittently.

Section 715.020 Discharge of Wastes in Natural Outlets Restricted.

[R.O. 2012 §715.030; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. II §2, 6-3-1985]
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Excelsior Springs, or in any area under the City jurisdiction, any sewage, industrial waste, or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Chapter.

Section 715.030 Unlawful Sewage Disposal.

[R.O. 2012 §715.040; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. II §3, 6-3-1985]
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.

Section 715.040 Connection Required, When.

[R.O. 2012 §715.050; Ord. No. 87-8-4 Art. II, 8-3-1987; Ord. No. 14-12-04 §1, 12-15-2014; Ord. No. 16-12-03 § 1, 12-19-2016]
The owners 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, right-of-way or easement in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary sewer of the City are hereby required at their expense to install suitable toilet facilities, therein, construct a building sewer if one (1) does not already exist and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, within one hundred and eighty (180) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within three hundred (300) feet of the property line, measured along a street, alley or easement to the nearest edge of the easement of the public sewer.

Section 715.050 Private Sewage Disposal.

[R.O. 2012 §715.060; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. III §§1, 4 — 7, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 87-8-4 Art. III §§2, 8 & Art. IV §2, 8-3-1987; Ord. No. 92-1-6 §715.060, 1-21-1992; Ord. No. 14-12-04 §2, 12-15-2014; Ord. No. 17-03-02 § 1, 3-6-2017]
A. 
Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 715.040, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Chapter, the County Health Department of the County in which the system is located, the Missouri Department of Health, and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
B. 
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written building permit from the City and an on-site sewage permit from the County Health Department of the County in which the system is to be located. The application for a building 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 Building Official. Permit and inspection fees for residential, commercial building and industrial sewer permits shall be paid to the City at the time the application for construction of the private sewage disposal system is filed according to the Schedule of Fees, Title I, Appendix A.
C. 
The Building Official shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the building permit shall notify the Building Official 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 Building Official.
D. 
The type, capacities, location, and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the County Health Department of the County in which the system is located and the Missouri Department of Health. No building permit shall be issued for any building to be connected to a private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
E. 
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner and in compliance with all Statutes, ordinances and regulations of the County Health Department of the County in which the system is located, the Missouri Department of Health and Missouri Department of Natural Resources at all times at no expense to the City.
F. 
At such times as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Section 715.040, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Chapter within ninety (90) days. The property owner shall be responsible for all costs associated with the design, construction and maintenance of the direct connection, and any septic tanks, cesspools, and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
G. 
The owner of any building or property required to make a direct connection to the public sewer system shall be granted an exemption from the direct connection requirement so long as each of the following requirements are met:
1. 
The individual sewage disposal system shall be operated and maintained so as not to create a nuisance or a health or safety hazard; and
2. 
The private sewage disposal system shall not cause the pumping, placing, putting, or running onto the ground of the contents of any individual sewage disposal system or the failure of such system resulting in the outpouring or surfacing of sewage; and
3. 
The private sewage disposal system complies with all Statutes, ordinances and regulations of the County Health Department of the County in which the system is located, the Missouri Department of Health and Missouri Department of Natural Resources; and
4. 
At the time of a sale or transfer of property, the owner must have the existing septic system inspected by a licensed inspector and provide the City with a copy of the inspection report showing the system is working properly and is not in any violation of paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Subsection (G) as listed above; and
5. 
The owner of the building or property pays a monthly fee to the City equivalent to the user charge imposed under Chapter 720, according to the Schedule of Fees Title I, Appendix A, for the base charge only.
H. 
No statement contained in this Chapter shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer of the County in which the system is located.

Section 715.060 Permit Required.

[R.O. 2012 §715.070; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. IV §§1 — 3, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 87-8-4 Art. IV, 8-3-1987; Ord. No. 92-1-6 §715.070, 1-21-1992; Ord. No. 14-07-05 §43, 7-21-2014]
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 City.
B. 
There shall be two (2) classes of sewer inspection fee for the review of plans for connection to the City sanitary sewer system and inspection of the connection during construction:
1. 
For residential and commercial service; and
2. 
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, to connect the building sewer to the public sewer. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. An inspection fee for a residential, commercial or industrial sewer tap shall be paid according to the Schedule of Fees, Title I, Appendix A 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.

Section 715.070 Separate and Independent Sewers Required — Exceptions.

[R.O. 2012 §715.080; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. IV §4, 6-3-1985]
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, court yard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer. Other exceptions will be allowed only by special permission granted by the City Manager.

Section 715.080 Use of Old Sewers Restricted.

[R.O. 2012 §715.090; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. IV §5, 6-3-1985]
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, an examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Chapter.

Section 715.090 Requirements for Excavation — Placement.

[R.O. 2012 §715.100; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. IV §6, 6-3-1985]
The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building, sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the 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 Standard Specifications and Design Criteria shall apply.

Section 715.100 Requirements for Construction.

[R.O. 2012 §715.110; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. IV §§7 — 10, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 92-1-6 §715.110 and II, 1-21-1992]
A. 
The building sewer shall be constructed of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) sewer pipe and fittings meeting current Standard Specifications and Design Criteria for SDR35 sewer pipe. Other types of pipe may be required or approved of by the City, depending upon soil conditions, types of waste, or special crossings such as street crossings, waterways, and intersection with existing utilities.
B. 
All joints and connections shall be made gas and water-tight. PVC sewer pipe shall be fitted with factory made flexible gasket joints of the compression type with a neoprene or other synthetic material gasket confined in a machined groove. Gasket rings shall conform to current Standard Specifications and Design Criteria requirements. All fittings shall be of the same size and type of the building sewer.
C. 
Before joining the pipe in the trench, the bell and spigot surfaces shall be wiped free of dirt or other foreign matter. A lubricant or sealer as recommended by the pipe manufacturer shall be applied to the bell and spigot mating surfaces just before they are jointed together.
D. 
The spigot end shall be positioned into the bell end of the pipe previously laid and shall then be shoved home to compress the joint and to assure a tight fit between the interfaces.
E. 
Joints for cast iron soil pipe shall be made by inserting a roll of hemp or jute and thoroughly caulking it into place and then following with pure molten lead well caulked, not less than one (1) inch deep. No paint, varnish or putty will be allowed in joints until they have been tested and approved.
F. 
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. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. All excavations required for the installation of a building shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the said Inspector. Pipe laying and backfill shall be performed in accordance with Standard Specifications and Design Criteria except that no backfill shall be placed until the work has been inspected by the Inspector or his/her representative.
G. 
The size and slope of the building sewers shall be subject to the approval of said Inspector, but in no event shall the diameter be less than four (4) inches. The slope of such four (4) inch pipe shall not be less than one-eighth (⅛) inch per foot. A slope of one-fourth (¼) inch per foot shall be used whenever practical.
H. 
Cleanouts of the same size and type of pipe be provided within five (5) feet of the building and along the pipe every one hundred (100) feet to the public sewer line. These cleanouts shall be brought to the finish grade of the lot and allow easy access of cleaning equipment.
I. 
If new lateral sewer pipes are installed and connected to an underground facility within the public right-of-way or if such infrastructure is fully replaced by excavation within the public right-of-way, the customer shall be required to place tracer wire or other utility location technology and an access point within a protective enclosure over lines and cleanouts for gravity sewer laterals to provide approximate location of the underground facilities in these areas that are located within a public right-of-way. For sewer laterals operating under pressure or vacuum, the customer shall be required to place an access point within a protective enclosure and shall not be required to place a cleanout. All protective enclosures and cleanouts shall be extended to grade and installed so that it is easily accessible.
[Ord. No. 16-05-05 §2, 5-16-2016]

Section 715.110 Discharge of Surface Waters.

[R.O. 2012 §715.120; Ord. No. 85-6-3, Art. IV §11, 6-3-1985]
No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, interior and exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, other sources of surface runoff, groundwater, cooling water or unpolluted industrial, process waters to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to any public sanitary sewer.

Section 715.120 Rules, Regulations Permits.

[R.O. 2012 §715.130; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. IV §§12 — 14, 6-3-1985]
A. 
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 Standard Specifications and Design Criteria. All such connections shall be made gas tight and water tight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.
B. 
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent 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.
C. 
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 715.130 Discharge Into Sanitary Sewers Restricted.

[R.O. 2012 §715.140; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. V §§1 — 3, 6-3-1985]
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, including interior and exterior foundation 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 combined sewers or 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, combined 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 cyanide in excess of two (2) mg/1 as CN in the wastes as discharged to the public sewer.
3. 
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 and personnel of the sewage works.
4. 
Solid 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 parts or wastes having;
a. 
A 5-day BOD greater than three hundred (300) parts per million by weight, or
b. 
Containing more than three hundred and fifty (350) parts per million by weight of suspended solids, or
c. 
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 and fifty (350) parts per million by weight, or
(3) 
Control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes.
D. 
Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposing 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.

Section 715.140 Discharge of Possible Harmful Wastes.

[R.O. 2012 §715.150; Ord. No. 85-6-3, Art. V §4, 6-3-1985]
A. 
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 Utilities Department 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 fifty degrees (150°) F (65°) C;
2. 
Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/1 or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two (32°) and one hundred fifty degrees (150°) F (0° and 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 of wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes, or concentrated plating solutions whether neutralized or not;
5. 
Any water 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 water or wastes containing phenols or 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 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 9.5;
9. 
Materials which exert or cause:
a. 
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids such as, but not limited to, fullers earth, lime slurries, and lime residues, or of dissolved solids such as, but not limited, sodium chloride or 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 contributing "slugs" as defined herein.
10. 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment process 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.

Section 715.150 Regulations Governing Discharge Sewage.

[R.O. 2012 §715.160; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. V §5, 6-3-1985]
A. 
If any waters or wastes are discharged, or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Section 715.140 of this Chapter, and which in the judgement of the Superintendent, may have deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life to constitute a public nuisance, the Superintendent may:
1. 
Reject the wastes;
2. 
Require pre-treatment 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 Section 715.200 of this Chapter.
B. 
If the Superintendent permits the pre-treatment 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.

Section 715.160 Interceptors.

[R.O. 2012 §715.170; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. V §6, 6-3-1985]
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. All interceptors shall be maintained by owner, at his/her expense, in continuously efficient operation at all times.

Section 715.170 Preliminary Treatment Facilities.

[R.O. 2012 §715.180; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. V §7, 6-3-1985]
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.

Section 715.180 Control Manhole.

[R.O. 2012 §715.190; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. V §8, 6-3-1985]
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.

Section 715.190 Standards for Measurements — Tests.

[R.O. 2012 §715.200; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. V §9, 6-3-1985]
All measurements, tests, and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the 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 premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from a twenty-four (24) hour composite of all outfalls whereas pH's are determined from periodic grab samples.

Section 715.200 Industrial Waste of Unusual Strength or Character.

[R.O. 2012 §715.210; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. V §10, 6-3-1985]
No statement contained in this Chapter shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the City for treatment, subject to payment therefor, by the industrial concern.

Section 715.210 Willful Damage to Sewage Works.

[R.O. 2012 §715.220; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. VI, 6-3-1985]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, wilfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is part of the sewage works. Any person violating this Section shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.

Section 715.220 Right of Entry for Inspection.

[R.O. 2012 §715.230; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. VII §§1 — 3, 6-3-1985]
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) hereof, 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 715.180.
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 purposes 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 borne in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.

Section 715.230 Notice of Violation — Compliance.

[R.O. 2012 §715.240; Ord. No. 85-6-3 Art. VIII §§1 — 3, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 92-1-6 §715.240, 1-21-1992]
A. 
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Chapter, except Section 715.210, shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory corrections thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
B. 
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in this Section shall be guilty of an ordinance violation. Each twenty four (24) hour period in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by reason of such violation.

Section 715.240 Standard Specifications.

[R.O. 2012 §715.250; Ord. No. 92-1-6 §III(1), 1-21-1992]
A. 
It is understood that throughout these standards the specifications may be modified or deleted by the City Superintendent or the City's assigned Engineer.
B. 
When reference is made to the "Standard Specifications and Design Criteria", the specification referred to shall be understood to mean the latest revision of said specification as amended.
C. 
References shall be made to applicable Sections of the Excelsior Springs Sanitary Sewer Construction Standards and Specifications.

Section 715.250 Extension of Sanitary Sewers.

[R.O. 2012 §715.260; Ord. No. 92-1-6 §III(2), 1-21-1992]
A. 
Any person wishing to extend a public sanitary sewer shall submit complete plans and specifications to the City Superintendent or the City's appointed Engineer for approval. The plans and specifications shall follow all the minimum guidelines in this and all ordinances of the City and the Excelsior Springs Sanitary Sewer Construction Standards and Specifications. The following is a list of general conditions for main extensions.
1. 
All public sanitary sewers shall extend to the far side of any property boundaries being serviced or the extent of the gravity plane.
2. 
Sanitary sewer systems should be designed for the ultimate tributary population within the drainage area of the sewer. Due consideration should be given to current zoning regulations and approved planning and zoning reports where applicable. Sewer capacities should be adequate to handle the anticipated maximum quantity of sewage and industrial waste together with an adequate allowance for infiltration and other extraneous flow.
3. 
All sanitary sewer extensions shall provide a building sewer connection and stub-out to the center of the property line of any platted lot adjacent to said public sewer line. These stub-outs and main connections shall be of the same material required under Section 715.100. These stub-outs and main connections shall be marked on as-built plans by the contractor and recorded with the City Superintendent. Above all stub-outs and along the back of the curb, a two (2) foot steel marker (i.e. rebar, curb pin, T-post) shall be driven flush with the curb back. Department of Natural Resources approved plans required before construction.
4. 
All sewer extensions shall be warranted for one (1) year after construction before the City shall accept said line for maintenance.