Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer.
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.
GARBAGE
The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and serving of foods.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The wastewater from industrial processes.
Mg PER LITER
The ratio of one part to 1,000,000 parts expressed in milligrams per liter as measured in the metric system.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet, including storm sewers, into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or groundwater.
pH
The reciprocal of the logarithm of the hydrogen ion concentration, the concentration being the weight of hydrogen ions, in grams, per liter of solution.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
Wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer controlled by the Borough of Fort Lee and/or the Bergen County Sewer Authority.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
SLUDGE
Any solid waste remaining after the partial or preliminary treatment of domestic or industrial waste.
SLUG
Any discharge of water or wastewater which, in concentration 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 flow during normal operation.
STORM DRAIN (sometimes termed "storm sewer")
A drain or sewer for conveying water, groundwater, subsurface water or unpolluted water from any source.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Suspended matter that either floats on the surface of, or is in suspension in, water, wastewater or other liquids, and which is removable by laboratory filtering.
WASTEWATER
Sewage or spent water, and includes liquid and water-carried wastes from residences and commercial and industrial establishments and other buildings, but shall not include stormwater or surface water.
WASTEWATER FACILITIES
The structures, equipment and processes required to collect, carry away and treat wastewater and dispose of effluent.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS
An arrangement of devices and structures for treating wastewater, industrial wastes and sludge.