Borough of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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Chapter 70 shall regulate the use and operation of the Borough of Washington wastewater treatment and collection system, the storm sewers and all appurtenances thereto.
A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
ACT or THE ACT
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the "Clean Water Act," as amended, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL USER
An authorized representative of an industrial or commercial user who may be:
(1) 
A principal executive officer of at least the level of vice president, if the industrial or commercial user is a corporation.
(2) 
A general partner or proprietor, if the industrial or commercial 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 regulated facility, such as a position of plant manager, superintendent or person of equivalent responsibility.
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter for five days at 20° C. expressed in terms of weight and concentration [milligrams per liter (mg/l)].
BONDS
Bond anticipation notes or bonds issued in accordance with the Local Bond Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:2-1 et seq.
BOROUGH
The Borough of Washington.
BOWMSU
The Borough of Washington Municipal Sewer Utility.
CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (COD)
The quantity of oxygen required for the chemical oxidation of organic matter in a liquid, expressed in milligrams per liter.
COMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
Biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids, pH and fecal coliform bacteria and such additional pollutants as are now or may be in the future specified and controlled in the Borough's NJPDES permit, where the POTW is designed and utilized to treat and remove such pollutants.
COMPOSITE SAMPLE
A sample consisting of several effluent portions collected during a specific time period and combined to make a representative sample.
COOLING WATER
Any water used for the purpose of carrying away excess heat and which may contain biocides used to control biological growth or other additives to protect against corrosion, scaling or the like.
COST
As applied to wastewater facilities or extensions or additions thereto, means the cost of acquisition or construction, including improvement, reconstruction, extension or enlargement, the cost of all lands, property, rights and easements acquired. The cost of demolition or removal of any buildings or structures thereon, financing charges, interest on bonds issued to finance wastewater facilities prior to and during construction, the cost of plans and specifications, surveys or estimates of costs and revenues, the cost of engineering, legal services and any other expenses necessary or incident to the construction or acquisition of wastewater facilities and the financing thereof.
DISCHARGE
The releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping of a pollutant into the waters of the state or onto the land or into wells from which the pollutant might flow or drain into said waters and shall include the release of any pollutant into a municipal treatment works.
DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
The liquid wastes from the noncommercial and noninstitutional preparation, cooking and handling of food or containing human excrement and similar matter from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities and institutions.
EDU
Equivalent dwelling unit, as defined in § 70-28 of this chapter.
EPA
The United States Environmental Protection Agency.
FEDERAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS
Pretreatment standards as codified in 40 CFR, Chapter I, Subchapter N, specifying quantities or concentrations of pollutants or pollutant properties which may be discharged or introduced to a POTW by existing or new industrial or commercial users in specific industrial subcategories.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking, dispensing, handling, storage and/or sale of food.
GRAB SAMPLE
A sample which is taken from a waste stream on a one-time basis without regard to flow or time.
HOLDING TANK WASTE
Any waste from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks and vacuum-pump tank trucks.
INCOMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
Any pollutant which is not a compatible pollutant, as defined in this section.
INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL USER
Any person who discharges, causes or permits the discharge of nondomestic wastewater into the sewer.
INDUSTRIAL OR COMMERCIAL WASTEWATER
The liquid wastes resulting from the processes employed in industrial, manufacturing, trade, business or institutional establishments or any other discharges, as distinct from domestic wastes.
INFILTRATION
Groundwater that enters the system through broken pipes, defective pipe joints or illegal connections of foundation drains or sump pumps.
INFLOW
Surface runoff that enters the system through manhole covers, exposed broken pipe and defective pipe joints, cross-connections between storm sewers and sanitary sewers and illegal connections of roof leaders, cellar drains, yard drains, catch basins or sump pumps.
INHIBITORY TOXICITY
Any demonstrable inhibitory action of a substance on the rate of general metabolism (including rate of reproduction) of living organisms.
(1) 
Inhibiting or disrupting the operation of a POTW or its treatment process so as to contribute to, cause or increase a violation of any condition of a state or federal permit under which the POTW operates; or
(2) 
Discharging industrial or commercial process wastewater which, in combination with existing domestic flows, are of such volume and/or strength as to exceed the POTW design capacity; or
(3) 
Preventing the use or disposal of sludge produced by the POTW in accordance with § 405 of the Act and regulations, criteria or guidelines developed pursuant to the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. § 3251 et seq.), the Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq.), the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.), §§ 2, 4 and 6 of the State Act (New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act) and, to the extent practicable, the New Jersey Guidelines for the Utilization and Disposal of Municipal and Industrial Sludges and Septage.
NEW JERSEY POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NJPDES)
The New Jersey system for issuing, modifying, suspending, revoking and reissuing, terminating, monitoring and enforcing discharge permits pursuant to the State Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.). The term also includes discharge permits (NPDES) issued pursuant to § 402 of the Act.
NJDEP
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
OWNER
The person who owns the real property that connects to or is obligated to connect to the system.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, partnership, corporation, association, group or society, including the State of New Jersey, and agencies, districts, commissions and political subdivisions created by or pursuant to state law and federal agencies, departments or instrumentalities thereof.
pH
The logarithm (base 10) of the reciprocal of the concentration of hydrogen ions in moles per liter of solution. Solutions with a pH greater than seven are said to be basic; solutions with a pH less than seven are said to be acidic; pH equal to seven is considered neutral.
POLLUTANT
Any dredged spoil, solid waste, holding tank waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, refuse, oil, grease, sludge, septage, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive substance, thermal waste, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal or agricultural waste or other residue directly or indirectly discharged into the waters of the state, the introduction of which renders these waters detrimental or immediately or potentially dangerous to the public health or unfit for public or commercial use.
PRETREATMENT
The application of physical, chemical and/or biological processes to reduce the amount of pollutants in or to alter the nature of the polluting properties of wastewater prior to discharging such wastewater into the treatment works.
PRETREATMENT STANDARDS
All applicable federal or state rules and regulations implementing § 307 of the Act or N.J.S.A. 58:11-49, as well as any nonconflicting state or local standards. In cases of conflicting standards or regulations, the more stringent thereof shall be applied.
PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
A treatment works as defined by § 212 of the Act, which is owned in this instance by the Borough. For the purposes of this article, POTW shall also include any sewers that convey wastewaters to the POTW from persons outside the Borough who are, by contract or agreement with the Borough, dischargers to the Borough's POTW.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with minor quantities of groundwater, stormwater and surface waters that are not admitted intentionally.
SERVICE CONNECTION
The lateral sewer, which shall be owned and maintained by the owner, from the structure to the sanitary sewer main.
SLUG
Any discharge of water, wastewater or industrial waste 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 flows during normal operation.
STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)
A classification pursuant to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1972 (as revised), issued by the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.
STATE
The State of New Jersey.
STATE ACT
The New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.
STORM DRAIN or STORM SEWER
A sewer which carries stormwater and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes other than unpolluted cooling water.
STORMWATER
Any flow occurring during or immediately following any form of natural precipitation and resulting therefrom.
SYSTEM
The Borough's wastewater treatment and collection system and includes the plants, structures or other real and personal property acquired, constructed or operated, or to be financed, acquired, constructed or operated, or any parts thereof, used for the storage, collection, reduction, reclamation, disposal, separation or other treatment of wastewater or sewage sludge or for the final disposal of residues resulting from the treatment of wastewater, including but not limited to pumping and ventilating stations, treatment plants and works, connections, outfall sewers, interceptors, trunk lines and other appurtenances necessary for their use or operation.
SYSTEM USER
Depending on context, the person that owns the real property that connects to or is obligated to connect to the system or any occupant of said property, who is not the owner, but who connects to or seeks to connect to the system with the owner's permission.
TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, wastewater or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
TOXIC POLLUTANT
Those pollutants or combinations of pollutants, including disease-causing agents, which, after discharge into the environment in sufficient quantities and upon exposure, ingestion, inhalation or assimilation into any organism, either directly or indirectly by ingestion through food chains, will, on the basis of information available to the Borough, cause death, disease, behavioral abnormalities, cancer, genetic mutations, physiological malfunctions, including malfunctions in reproduction, or physical deformation in such organism or its offspring.
TREATMENT FACILITIES
The definition of "treatment facilities" shall be the same as "treatment works," as defined in this section.
TREATMENT WORKS
Any device or system, whether public or private, used in storage, treatment, recycling or reclamation of municipal or industrial wastewater, including interceptor owners, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, cooling towers and ponds, pumping, power and other equipment and their appurtenances, extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply, such as standby treatment units and any other works, including sites for the treatment process or for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from such treatment. Additionally, "treatment works" means any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating or disposing of pollutants, including stormwater runoff, industrial or commercial waste in combined or separate stormwater and sanitary sewer systems.
USER
Any person who discharges, causes or permits the discharge of wastewater into the Borough's wastewater treatment system.
WASTEWATER
The liquid and water-carried wastes from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water and stormwater that may be present, whether treated or untreated, which is discharged into or permitted to enter the Borough's treatment works.
B. 
Terms not otherwise defined herein shall be as adopted in the latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the Water Pollution Control Federation; the Federal Guidelines for State and Local Pretreatment Programs, Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.; the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.; or Pretreatment Standards for Sewage, etc., N.J.S.A. 58:11-49 et seq.