Town of Haverstraw, NY
Rockland County
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A. 
Words used in the present tense include the future; the singular number includes the plural number; and the plural number includes the singular number. The word "shall" is mandatory and not directory, while the word "may" is permissive.
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Definitions. Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the following terms and phrases, as used in this local law, shall have the meanings hereinafter designated:
ACCRUED RESERVES
A method of keeping accounts of the segregated resources over several years to determine the funds available to offset capital expenditures to maintain an ongoing, on-line waste treatment facility.
ACT or THE ACT
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the "Clean Water Act," as amended from time to time, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.
ADMINISTRATOR
The Regional Administrator of Region II of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
APPROVAL AUTHORITY
The Director in a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System state with an approved state pretreatment program; or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a non-National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System state; or an administrator in a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System state without an approved state pretreatment program.
AUDIT
An audit is a separate report from other reports and shall ensure that the following are complied with:
(1) 
Financial operations are properly conducted.
(2) 
Financial reports are presented fairly.
(3) 
Applicable laws and regulations have been complied with.
(4) 
Resources are managed and used in an economical and efficient manner.
(5) 
Desired results and objectives are being achieved in a financially effective manner.
(6) 
Records of the audit of the Industrial Cost Recovery System (ICRS) charges and expenditures are being retained for the useful life of the improvement.
AUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES
Those expenditures authorized by the JRSB and made payable from the accounts kept for the expenditures of the user charge and industrial cost recovery systems. Expenditures from the reserve funds shall be limited to those for which the fund was created.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRIAL USER
May be:
(1) 
A principal executive officer of at least the level of vice president, if the industrial user is a corporation.
(2) 
A general partner or proprietor if the industrial user is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively.
(3) 
A duly authorized representative of the individual designated above if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facilities from which the indirect discharge originates.
BILLABLE BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
An industrial user's loading in pounds of BOD calculated using the billable flow and concentration of BOD in the waste as determined by the JRSB. Minimum waste strength of BOD shall be the domestic waste concentration of 200 milligrams per liter for the purpose of billing for user charges.
BILLABLE FLOW
An industrial user's recorded quarterly usage as metered by the appropriate water utility, plus metered water from wells and other sources, and less any sewer exempt metered data, times the JRSB approved percentage factor for wastewater entering the sewer system out of the metered water. Residential users billed for the summer quarter shall be billed on the average of the user's previous nonsummer billable flow as determined by the JRSB. Residential users on unmetered wells and users with no history of billable flow shall have their billable flow estimated by averaging the billable flow of other residential users of the same class.
BILLABLE TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS (TSS)
An industrial user's loading in pounds of total suspended solids calculated by using the billable flow and concentration of total suspended solids in the waste as determined by the JRSB. Minimum waste strength of total suspended solids shall be domestic waste concentration of 250 milligrams per liter for the purpose of billing for user charges.
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure for five days at 20° C. expressed in terms of weight and concentration [milligrams per liter (mg/l)].
BUILDING DRAIN, SANITARY
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives sanitary or industrial sewage only and is located inside the walls of a building and conveys the sewage to the building sewer, which begins three feet outside the building wall.
BUILDING DRAIN, STORM
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives stormwater or other clear-water discharge, but receives no wastewater from sewage or other drainage pipes, and is located inside the walls of a building and conveys the stormwater to an outlet other than the building sanitary sewer.
BUILDING SEWER, SANITARY
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal which conveys only sanitary or industrial sewage. This is also known as a "house connection."
BUILDING SEWER, STORM
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal which conveys stormwater or other clear-water drainage, but not sanitary or industrial sewage. This is also known as a "house connection."
CATEGORICAL STANDARDS
National Categorical Pretreatment Standards or pretreatment standards as amended periodically.
CLASSES OF USERS
The division of wastewater treatment customers by waste characteristics and process discharge similarities or function, such as: residential, commercial, institutional, industrial or governmental.
COLLECTION SEWER
A sewer whose primary purpose is to collect wastewaters from individual discharge sources.
COMBINED SEWAGE
A combination of both wastewater and storm- or surface water.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer intended to receive both wastewater and storm- or surface water.
COMMERCIAL USER
For the purpose of the user charge system, a user engaged in the purchase or sale of goods or in a transaction or business or who otherwise renders a service.
COMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
BOD, suspended solids (SS), pH and fecal coliform bacteria, plus additional pollutants identified in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (if the POTW was designed to treat such pollutants and, in fact, does remove them to a substantial degree).
COMPOSITE SAMPLES
Refer to Standard Methods, 17th Edition, or the latest available edition.
CONTROL AUTHORITY
Refers to the approval authority defined hereinabove or the Executive Director, if the JRSB has an approved pretreatment program under the provisions of 40 CFR 403.11.
COOLING WATER
The water discharged from any use, such as air conditioning, cooling or refrigeration, or to which the only pollutant added is heat.
DEPOSITED
Placing funds in the control of the JRSB; and, if said deposit is in the form of a bank or personal check, the deposit shall not be deemed collected within this definition until the applicable rules of the bank's collection procedures are fulfilled.
DEPRECIATION
An annual operating cost reflecting capital consumption and obsolescence (reduction of future service potential) of real and personal properties.
DIRECT DISCHARGE
The discharge of treated or untreated wastewater directly to the waters of the State of New York.
DISSOLVED SOLIDS
That concentration of matter in the sewage consisting of colloidal particulate matter one micron in diameter or less and both organic and inorganic molecules and ions present in solution.
DISTRICT
Includes Sewer District No. 1 (comprised of the unincorporated portion of the Town of Haverstraw, the Village of Haverstraw and the Town of Haverstraw portion of the Village of Pomona); the Village of West Haverstraw; portions of the Town of Stony Point, the Town of Ramapo and the County of Rockland (by mutual agreement).
DISTRICT DIRECTOR or DIRECTORS
The chief administrator or superintendent of the JRSB.
DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING or DISTRICT ENGINEER
The chief engineer of the JRSB registered as a professional engineer by the State of New York or a consulting professional engineer in the employ of the district.
DOMESTIC LEVEL USER or RESIDENTIAL USER
For the purpose of the user charge system, a user whose premises or building is used primarily as a domicile for one or more persons and whose wastes originate from the normal living activities of its inhabitants.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right, less than fee simple, for the specific use of land owned by others.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (hereinafter referred to as "EPA")
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, or where appropriate, the term may also be used as a designation for the Administrator or other duly authorized official of said Agency.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The same as "District Director."
FECAL COLIFORM
Any number of organisms common to the intestinal tract of man and animals whose presence in sanitary sewage is an indicator of pollution.
FLOATABLE OIL
Oil, fat or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in a pretreatment facility approved by the district.
FORCE MAIN
A pipe in which wastewater is carried under pressure.
FUNCTIONAL BETTERMENT
A process improvement in the increased size facilities or a process improvement in existing facilities that is directly anticipated to preclude physical betterment or is an indirect improvement to the process as a result of renewal on a cost-effective basis.
FUNCTIONAL OBSOLESCENCE
The process deficiency of a functional element of a plant beyond the capacity of a preventive maintenance program to such extent that a new process device or piece of equipment would be more cost-effective.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and/or commercial preparation, cooking and/or dispensing of food and from the commercial handling, storage and/or sale of produce.
GRAB SAMPLE
A sample which is taken from a waste stream on a one-time basis with no regard to the flow in the waste stream and without consideration of time.
HOLDING-TANK WASTE
Any waste from holding tanks, such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks and/or vacuum-pump tank trucks.
INCOMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
Any nontreatable waste product, including but not limited to nonbiodegradable dissolved solids.
INDIRECT DISCHARGE
The discharge or the introduction of nondomestic pollutants from any source regulated under Section 307(b) or (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317) into the POTW, including holding-tank waste discharged into the system.
INDUSTRIAL USER
Any nondomestic source of indirect discharge.
INFILTRATION
The water unintentionally entering the public sewer system, including sanitary building drains and sewers, from the ground through such means as, but not limited to, defective pipes, pipe joints, connections or manhole walls. "Infiltration" does not include and is distinguished from inflow.
INFILTRATION/INFLOW
The total quantity of water from both infiltration and inflow without distinguishing the source.
INFLOW
The water discharge into a sanitary sewer system, including building drains and sewers, from such sources as, but not limited to, roof leaders, cellar drains, yard and area drains, foundation drains, unpolluted cooling water discharges, drains from springs and swampy areas, manhole covers, cross-connections from storm sewers and/or combined sewers, catch basins, stormwaters, surface runoff and street-wash waters or drainage. "Inflow" does not include and is distinguishable from infiltration.
INTERCEPTOR SEWER
A sewer whose primary purpose is to transport wastewater from collection sewers to a POTW.
INTERFERENCE
A discharge which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or dischargers from other sources, both inhibits or disrupts the POTW, its treatment processes or operations, or its sludge processes, use or disposal, and therefore is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the POTW's NPDES permit.
MUNICIPALITY
Any municipality named or any municipality legally authorized to contribute wastewater to the JRSB POTW.
NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARD (hereinafter referred to as "pretreatment standard")
Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA in accordance with Section 307(b) and (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317) which applies to a specific category of industrial users. This term includes prohibitive discharge limits published pursuant to 40 CFR § 403.5.
NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (hereinafter referred to as "NPDES") PERMIT
A permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1342).
NATIONAL PROHIBITIVE DISCHARGE STANDARDS or DISCHARGE STANDARD
Any regulation developed under the authority of Section 307(b) of the Act and 40 CFR 403.5.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet, including storm sewers and combined sewer overflows, into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
NEW SOURCE
Any building, structure, facility or installation from which there is or may be a discharge of pollutants [the construction of which commenced after the publication of proposed pretreatment standards under Section 307(c) of the Act] which will be applicable to such source if such standards are thereafter promulgated in accordance with that section and as described in 40 CFR § 403.3(m).
NONRESIDENTIAL USER
All those users which are not residential, i.e., dwelling units, apartments, condominiums, trailers, multifamily dwellings and/or mobile homes. The term is intended to include commercial and industrial use and all other users which are not explicitly reserved for residential use.
NORMAL DOMESTIC-STRENGTH SEWAGE
Wastewater or sewage having an average daily suspended solids (SS) concentration of not more than 250 milligram per liter and an average daily biochemical oxygen demand of not more than 200 milligrams per liter.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS
Includes all costs, direct or indirect, inclusive of expenditures attributable to administration, replacement of equipment and treatment and collection of wastewaters, necessary to ensure adequate wastewater collection and treatment on a continuing basis which conforms to applicable regulations and assures optimal long-term facility management but not including debt service.
PASS-THROUGH
A discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or dischargers from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any of the requirements of the POTW's NPDES permit.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint-stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns. The masculine gender shall include the feminine; the singular shall include the plural where indicated by the context.
PERSONAL PROPERTY
For the purpose of the user charge system, all equipment owned by the JRSB or a member municipality and used in the transport and treatment of sewage. Such equipment must be mechanical, electronic, electrical or have movable parts.
pH
The term used to express the intensity of the acid or base condition of a solution, calculated by taking the logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration. The concentration is the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution. (NOTE: Neutral water, for example, has a hydrogen ion concentration of 10-7 and a pH value of 7.)
PHYSICAL BETTERMENT
The expansion of a physical facility to increase the capacity of the POTW.
PHYSICAL OBSOLESCENCE
The material deficiency of a functional element of a POTW to a point that repair as normal or preventive maintenance is not a cost-effective benefit.
POLLUTANT
Any dredged soil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt or industrial, municipal or agricultural waste discharged into water.
POLLUTION
The man-made or man-induced alteration of the chemical, physical, biological and radiological integrity of water.
POTW TREATMENT PLANT
That portion of the POTW designated to provide treatment to wastewater.
PRETREATMENT or TREATMENT
The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into a POTW. The reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical or biological processes or process changes of other means, except as prohibited by 40 CFR 403.6(d).
PRETREATMENT REQUIREMENT
Any substantive or procedural requirement related to pretreatment, other than a national pretreatment standard, imposed on an industrial user.
PRIVATE SEWER
A sewer which is not owned by the JRSB or a member municipality.
PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
A treatment works as defined by Section 212 of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1292), which is owned in this instance by the member municipalities. This definition includes any sewers that convey wastewater to the POTW treatment plant but are not connected to a facility providing treatment. For the purposes of this local law, POTW shall also include any sewers that convey wastewaters to the POTW from persons outside the municipality who are, by contract or agreement with the JRSB, users of the JRSB's POTW.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer which is owned and controlled by the JRSB or a member municipality and is separate from and does not include sewers owned by other governmental units.
PUMPING STATION
A station positioned in the public sewer system at which wastewater is pumped to a higher level.
REAL PROPERTY
For the purpose of the user charge, all fixed physical facilities owned by the JRSB or a member municipality used in the transport and treatment of sewage which does not have movable parts, such as buildings, tanks, sewers or structures.
RENEWAL COSTS
The expenditures from reserve funds or other funds to overcome physical and/or functional consumption of plant capacity or function or obsolescence of the same in order that the equivalent in function of the plant is present at the end of the anticipated useful life.
REPLACEMENT COSTS
The expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances necessary during the service life of the POTW to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed. The term "operation and maintenance costs," as defined in this section, includes "replacement costs." [See 40 CFR 35.905-17 (1976); EPA Reg. § 35.905-17, 39 Fed. Reg. 5255 (1974).]
REPLACEMENT RESERVE
An account for the segregation of resources to meet capital consumption of personal or real property.
RETAINED AMOUNT
The amount of money held in trust and deposited for the expansion of the facilities, together with the interest earned thereon, for the proration of the industrial cost-recovery system fund. [See 40 CFR 35.928-2 9(1976); EPA Reg. § 35.928-2, 39 Fed. Reg. 5263-64 (1974).]
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries only sanitary or sanitary and industrial wastewaters from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and/or institutions and to which storm-, surface and/or ground waters are not intentionally admitted. [See 40 CFR 35.905.18 (1976); EPA Reg. § 35.905-18, 39 Fed. Reg. 5255 (1974).]
SEWAGE
The combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and/or institutions, including, but not limited to, polluted cooling water and/or unintentionally admitted infiltration/inflow.
(1) 
The combination of liquid and water-carried wastes discharged from toilets and other sanitary plumbing facilities.
(2) 
A combination of liquid and water-carried wastes discharged from any industrial establishment, including, but not limited to, the wastes from pretreatment facilities and/or polluted cooling water.
(3) 
Wastes, including sanitary sewage, industrial sewage, stormwater, infiltration and inflow, carried to the POTW by a combined sewer.
SHREDDED GARBAGE
Garbage 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 1/2 inch (1.25 centimeters) in any dimension.
(1) 
All dischargers subject to categorical pretreatment standards under § 403.6 and 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N; and
(2) 
All noncategorical dischargers that, in the opinion of the control authority, have a reasonable potential to adversely affect the POTW's operation; or that contribute a process waste stream which makes up 5% or more of the average dry-weather capacity of the POTW; or that discharge an average of 25,000 gallons per day or more of process wastewater to the POTW. However, the control authority need not designate as significant any noncategorical industrial user that, in the opinion of the control authority and with the agreement of the approval authority, has no potential for adversely affecting the POTW's operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or requirement. The agreement of the approval authority is not necessary in cases where the noncategorical discharger would have been designated as significant only because of an average discharge of 25,000 gallons per day or more of process wastewater.
(3) 
Any noncategorical industrial user designated as significant may petition the control authority to be deleted from the list of significant industrial users on the grounds that it has no potential for adversely affecting the POTW's operation or violating any pretreatment standard or requirement.
SIGNIFICANT NONCOMPLIANCE
An industrial user is in noncompliance if its violation meets one or more of the following criteria:
(1) 
Chronic violations of wastewater discharge limits, defined here as those in which 66% or more of all of the measurements taken for the same pollutant parameter during a six-month period exceed (by any magnitude) a numeric pretreatment standard or requirement, including instantaneous maximum limits.
(2) 
Technical review criteria (TRC) violations, defined here as those in which 33% or more of all of the measurements for the same pollutant parameter taken during a six-month period equal or exceed the product of the numeric pretreatment standard or requirement, including instantaneous limits, multiplied by the applicable TRC (TRC=1.4 for BOD, TSS, fats, oil, and grease, and 1.2 for all other pollutants except pH).
(3) 
Any other violation of a pretreatment effluent limit (daily maximum or longer-term average) that the control authority determines has caused, alone or in combination with other discharges, interferences or pass-through (including endangering the health of POTW personnel or the general public);
(4) 
Any discharge of a pollutant that has caused imminent endangerment to human health, welfare or to the environment or has resulted in the POTW's exercise of its emergency authority under 40 CFR 403.8(f)(1)(vi)(B) to halt or prevent such a discharge;
(5) 
Failure to meet, within 90 days after the schedule date, a compliance schedule milestone contained in a local control mechanism or enforcement order for starting construction, completing construction, or attaining final compliance;
(6) 
Failure to provide, within 30 days after the due date, required reports, such as baseline monitoring reports, ninety-day compliance reports, periodic self-monitoring reports, and reports on compliance with compliance schedules;
(7) 
Failure to accurately report noncompliance;
(8) 
Any other violation or group of violations, which may include a violation of best management practices, which the POTW determines will adversely affect the operation or implementation of the local pretreatment program.
SLUG LOAD
Any pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.), released at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which a user knows or has reason to know will cause interference to the POTW. In no case shall a "slug load" have a flow rate or contain concentrations or qualities of pollutants that exceed for any time period longer than 15 minutes more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration, quantities or flow during normal operation.
STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)
A classification pursuant to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual issued by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, 1972.
STANDARD METHODS
The laboratory procedures set forth in the following sources: latest edition of Standard Methods, as amended, prepared and published jointly by the American Public Health Association, American Waterworks Association and Water Pollution Control Federation; Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes, 1971, prepared and published by the Analytical Quality Control Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants, enumerated in 40 CFR 136.1 et seq. (1975), as amended, and/or any other procedures recognized by the EPA and the appropriate regulatory agency.
STATE
The State of New York.
STORM SEWER
A sewer that carries only stormwaters, surface runoff, street wash and drainage and to which sanitary and/or industrial wastes are not intentionally admitted. [See 40 CFR 35.905-22 (1976); EPA Reg. § 35.905.22, 39 Fed. Reg. 5255 (1974).]
STORMWATER
Any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation and resulting therefrom.
SUMMER QUARTER
The user's quarter starting in June, July or August and ending accordingly in August, September or October.
SUPERINTENDENT
The person designated by the JRSB to supervise the operation of the publicly owned treatment works and who is charged with certain duties and responsibilities by this local law or his duly authorized representative (same as "District Director").
SUSPENDED SOLIDS (SS) or TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS (TSS)
Total suspended matter that either floats on the surface of or is in suspension in water, wastewater or other liquids and is removable by laboratory filtration as prescribed in the definition of "standard methods" enumerated in this section of this law.
TOTAL SOLIDS
The sum of suspended and dissolved solids.
TOWN OF HAVERSTRAW or TOWN
Includes the Town of Haverstraw and Sewer District No. 1 of the Town of Haverstraw (comprised of the unincorporated portion of the Town of Haverstraw, the Village of Haverstraw and the Town of Haverstraw portion of the Village of Pomona).
TOXIC AMOUNT
Concentration of any pollutant or combination of pollutants which, upon exposure to or assimilation into any organism, will cause adverse effects, such as cancer, genetic mutations and physiological manifestations, as defined in standards issued pursuant to Section 307(a) of Public Law 92-500, as amended.
TOXIC POLLUTANT
Any pollutant or combination of pollutants listed as toxic in regulations promulgated by the Administrator of the EPA under the provisions of Section 307(a) of the Act or other acts.
UNPOLLUTED WATER
Water of a quality equal to, or better than, the effluent criteria in effect or water that is of sufficient quality that it would not be in violation of federal or state water quality standards if such water were discharged into navigable waters of the state. Unpolluted water would not be benefited by discharge to the sanitary sewers and POTW provided.
USEFUL LIFE
The anticipated term, in years of physical and/or functional productivity, of elements and/or the whole of the POTW which can be reevaluated as a result of preventive maintenance, renewal which offsets physical and/or functional obsolescence, renewal of capital elements due to consumption and physical and/or functional betterment, direct or indirect. [See 40 CFR 35.905-25 (1976); EPA Reg. § 35.905-25, 39 Fed. Reg. 5255 (1974).]
USER
Any person who contributes, causes or permits the contribution of wastewater into the JRSB's POTW.
USER CHARGE SYSTEM
The system of charges levied on users for the cost of operation and maintenance, including replacement reserve requirements on new and old wastewater collection and treatment facilities. [See 33 U.S.C. § 1284(b)(1)(B) (Supp. IV, 1974); 40 CFR 35.905-26, .925.11, .935.13, 39 Fed. Reg. 5256, 5261, 5265-66 (1974).]
VOLATILE ORGANIC MATTER
The material in the sewage solids transformed to gases or vapors when heated at 500° C. for 15 minutes.
WASTEWATER
The liquid and water-carried industrial or domestic wastes from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities and/or institutions, whether treated or untreated, which are contributed into or permitted to enter the POTW.
WASTEWATER CONTRIBUTION PERMIT
As set forth in § 137-31 of this local law.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS
The structures, equipment and processes required to collect, transport and treat domestic and industrial wastes and to dispose of the effluent and accumulated residual solids. [See 40 CFR 35.905-25 (1976); EPA Reg. § 35.905-25, 39 Fed. Reg. 5255 (1974).]
WATERCOURSE
A natural or artificial channel for the passage of water, either continuously or intermittently.
WATERS OF THE STATE
All streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, springs, reservoirs, aquifers, irrigation systems, drainage systems and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface or underground, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through or border upon the state or any portion thereof.
WATERWORKS
All facilities for water supply, treatment, storage reservoirs, waterlines, services and/or booster stations for obtaining, treating and distributing potable water.
The following abbreviations shall have the designated meanings:
BOD — Biochemical oxygen demand.
CFR — Code of Federal Regulations.
COD — Chemical oxygen demand.
EPA — Environmental Protection Agency.
l — Liter.
Mg/l — Milligrams per liter.
NPDES — National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
POTW — Publicly owned treatment works.
SIC — Standard Industrial Classification.
SWDA — Solid Waste Disposal Act, 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.
TSS — Total suspended solids.
U.S.C. — United States Code.