Borough of Lehighton, PA
Carbon County
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A. 
This Part 2 sets forth uniform requirements for Borough contributors directly and indirectly into the wastewater collection and treatment system of the Borough of Lehighton to enable the Authority and Borough to comply with all applicable state and federal laws required by the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the general pretreatment regulations (40 CFR 403).
B. 
The objectives of this Part 2 are to:
(1) 
Prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Borough wastewater system which will interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the resulting sludge.
(2) 
Prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Borough wastewater system which will pass through the system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with the system.
(3) 
Improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewaters and sludge from the system.
(4) 
Provide for equitable distribution of the cost of the Borough wastewater system.
C. 
This Part 2 provides for the regulation of direct and indirect contributors to the wastewater system through the issuance of permits to certain nondomestic users and through enforcement of general requirements for the other users, authorizes monitoring and enforcement activities, requires user reporting, assumes that existing customers' capacity will not be preempted and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.
Refer to § 185-1 for definitions and word usage.
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
Milligrams.
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.
U.S.C.
United States Code.
TSS
Total suspended solids.