Town of Schodack, NY
Rensselaer County
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When reference is made to incorporate any statutes, codes, specifications, standards or manuals of practice, said reference shall be to the latest additions and revisions thereof.
The design, material and construction methods shall conform to the applicable sections of the current editions and subsequent revisions of the following documents. These documents may be reviewed at the Department.
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Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities, Great Lakes — Upper Mississippi River Board of State and Provincial Public Health and Environmental Managers.
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Rural Sewage Disposal, Rensselaer County Department of Health.
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Articles II and IX, Sanitary Code of Rensselaer County.
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Parts 74 and 75, New York State Department of Health Regulations, 10 NYCRR.
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Design Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works, Intermediate Sized Sewerage Facilities, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
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Individual Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems Design Handbook, New York State Department of Health.
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Design and Construction of Sanitary and Storm Sewers, Manual of Practice No. 8, Water Pollution Control Federation.
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Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Sewage, Published by the American Public Health Association.
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Definitions. Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
APPLICANT
Any individual, firm, company, association, builder, developer, society, person, group or municipality having title to real property in the Town of Schodack and either applying for a permit or holding a valid permit.
APPURTENANCE
Accessories and equipment used in the sewer works.
ASTM
The American Society for Testing and Materials.
BOD (denoting "biochemical oxygen demand")
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C. expressed in milligrams per liter by weight.
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives storm and surface water drainage, but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes inside the walls of the structure.
BUSINESS
Any activity conducted for profit, whether or not it is open to the public.
CAPITAL COSTS
Those fixed costs which must yearly be borne by the district in making annual payments on indebtedness, which shall include land acquisition, required reserves for repairing or replacement and any other cost which is fixed, recurring and not includable for operation and maintenance.
COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Any service from nonresidential buildings from which the wastes are not predominately industrial.
DEPARTMENT
A department or departments which the Town Board shall designate.
DISTRICT
Any regularly established sewer district governed by the Town of Schodack, New York.
DISTRICT BOUNDARIES
The physical boundaries of districts or improvements as currently established or as may be extended or newly formed from time to time as duly enacted by law.
ENGINEER
The professional engineer retained in connection with the sewage works or the town engineer, as designated by the Town Board.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from dye preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce; also the wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food which has 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.
INDUSTRIAL SERVICE
Any service from which the wastes are predominantly industrial.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
Any liquid, gaseous, solid or waste substance or a combination thereof resulting from any process of industry, manufacturing, trade or business or from the development or recovery of any natural resources, which may cause or might be reasonably expected to cause pollution of the waters in the state in contravention of the standards adopted as provided herein.
METERED USAGE
The amount of water passing through the water meter.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS
Those variable charges which the district each year incurs for the operation and maintenance of the sewerage works. This charge shall include all those costs authorized by the State of New York and is to be yearly approved by the Town Board.
PERMIT
A license issued by the town, allowing and/or authorizing work to be done under this chapter by any plumber, contractor or excavator, builder, developer, applicant or any other person, firm or corporation.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
PRETREATMENT
The reduction in the amount of pollution in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollution into a publicly owned treatment works (POTW). The reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical or biological processes, process changes or by other means, except as provided by EPA Regulations (40 CFR 403.6, General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution, Part 400 et seq.).
(1) 
The edge of a sewer right-of-way in those instances where the service line connects to the public sewer not located in a street right-of-way; and
(2) 
The applicant's property line in those instances where the service line connects to a public sewer located in the street right-of-way.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer in which all applicants of abutting properties have equal rights and which is controlled by public authority.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE
Any service from which the wastes are of a domestic nature only.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SERVICE LINE
That portion of pipe located between the sewer and the applicant's structure.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, excluding such ground, surface and storm waters as may be present.
SEWERAGE WORKS
All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SEWER RATES AND CHARGES
The cost chargeable to each applicant for capital and operation and maintenance costs.
SPDES
Denotes the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System established by Article 17 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York for issuance of permits authorizing discharges to the waters of the state.
STORM SEWER or STORM DRAIN
A sewer which carries storm and surface water drainage, but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes.
STUDIO APARTMENT
A dwelling area within another structure which contains cooking, sanitary facilities and an area for sleeping and consisting of no more than two rooms, excluding bathrooms and closets.
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.
TOWN
The Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, New York.
TOWN BOARD
The duly elected Town Board of the Town of Schodack or its authorized agent or representative.
UNIT
The lowest single measure of consumption which is attributable to any applicant in the district. The unit is roughly equivalent to consumption of 240 gallons of water per day. This definition will be applied to all applicants which are not included in § 174-68.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
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Word usage. "Shall" is mandatory, "may" is permissive.