No person, firm or corporation shall discharge or cause to be discharged any industrial or commercial wastewater into the system unless and until a special permit has been obtained therefor as hereinafter provided. The permit shall be prominently displayed at the permittee's facility.
Special permission may be granted by the Mayor and Council to make connections to the system for the discharge of industrial or commercial wastewater consisting of water or other fluid that will not deposit a sediment or other obstruction and which will also conform to the rules and regulations now or hereafter established by the Borough of Washington concerning the receipt and the treatment of industrial or commercial wastewater, as well as each and all of the provisions of this article. A written application for such permission shall be made to the Borough Clerk upon forms provided for that purpose, which application shall, among other things, state:
The full name and address of the applicant. If the applicant is a partnership, the full names and addresses of all partners shall be stated; if a corporation, that fact shall be stated.
The nature of the business or industry of the applicant.
The location and dimensions of the premises upon which the business or industry is to be or is carried on, together with a simple plot plan showing the several boundary lines of the property and the location and dimensions of all buildings thereon.
The character, chemical content and physical and chemical properties of the industrial or commercial wastewater proposed to be deposited in the system. The submission of a standard laboratory analysis of the representative wastewater by an approved testing laboratory shall be required.
The approximate quantity of industrial or commercial wastewater to be deposited in the system per day.
The hours of each day during which such industrial or commercial wastewater will be deposited in the system.
Where practicable, data indicating the hours of peak, minimum and mean flow of such industrial or commercial wastewater into the system, which data may, and at the special request of the Mayor and Council shall, be submitted in the form of a chart or graph.
Such other or further information or data as the Mayor and Council from time to time require.
The applicant shall reimburse the Borough for all reasonable and customary engineering fees, inspection costs and/or other expenses incurred as a result of examining and processing the application. The applicant shall submit payment within 15 days after the submission of a statement to the applicant.
The Mayor and Council shall determine the terms and conditions, if any, for granting the said special permission to deposit industrial or commercial wastewater into the system (should such applicant's application be approved by it), and each and all of such terms and conditions shall be placed on a written permit to be issued by the Borough Clerk.
A copy of the proposed permit shall be mailed by certified mail to the applicant. The applicant shall have 30 days from the date of receipt of the permit to review the terms and conditions contained therein. The applicant shall also be notified in writing of the right to request a public hearing before the Mayor and Council to present evidence, testimony and remarks pertaining to the proposed permit. A request for a public hearing shall be presented in written form to the Borough Clerk within the thirty-day review period noted above. The Mayor and Council shall issue a final permit within 60 days of the close of the hearing.
In the event that the applicant does not request a hearing, the permit, as originally presented, shall be deemed final upon the expiration of the thirty-day review period noted above.
Any changes in the quantity, character, chemical content or in the physical or chemical properties of the industrial or commercial wastewater of any holder of a special permit granted under this article which occur after a permit has been granted or which occur in the interval between the filing of the application for a permit and the issuance of same shall be forthwith reported in writing to the Mayor and Council.
Any person, firm or corporation which is already depositing industrial or commercial wastewater into the system shall, within 90 days following written request from the Mayor and Council, file with the Borough Clerk a written application for special permission to continue to do so, which application shall contain the matters and things specified in this article.
The granting of special permission by the Mayor and Council to discharge industrial or commercial wastewater into the system in any one or more instances shall not be construed in such way as to establish a precedent binding upon said Mayor and Council which will compel it to grant future applications for special permission to discharge the same or similar industrial or commercial wastewater into the system. Moreover, such special permission, when granted, shall not be deemed to be a continuing right to discharge industrial or commercial wastewater into said sewer system, but instead such special permission may be modified or revoked at any time by the Mayor and Council when it is determined by it that the terms and conditions of said special permission have been violated, or that the special permission was improvidently or unwisely granted, or that the licensee's deposits in said sewer system will overburden its capacity or impair its operation to the detriment of other users of the system, in addition to other causes for modification or revocation contained herein. In addition, such special permission may be modified or revoked for any other cause deemed good and sufficient therefor by said Mayor and Council.
The discharge of industrial or commercial wastewater into the system when specially permitted by the Mayor and Council as herein provided shall be by a connection separate from that used for the discharge of domestic wastewater. Plants in existence as of February 3, 1998, may be required hereunder to separate domestic and industrial or commercial wastewaters if a single connection is in use, if determined by the Mayor and Council to be in the best interests of the Borough.
Grease traps or other appliances as may be necessary to protect the system from stoppage shall be installed by the owner at the owner's expense when notified by the Mayor and Council in writing to make such installation. Upon failure of the owner to comply with such notice or to properly operate and maintain such devices, in addition to the penalties hereinafter provided for violation of this article, the special permission of such person to discharge industrial or commercial wastewaters into the system may be revoked by the Mayor and Council.
Every person, firm or corporation discharging industrial or commercial wastewater into the system by virtue of special permission granted by the Mayor and Council for that purpose, as provided for herein, shall at all times permit the inspection of said wastewater by the agents or employees of the Borough of Washington and, when ordered by the Mayor and Council, shall cause such wastewater to be pretreated so that same shall comply with the terms of this article, the terms and conditions under which the said special permit was granted and the rules and regulations of said Borough of Washington. Refusal to permit inspection of said wastewater or refusal to obey an order to treat same shall be deemed a violation of this article sufficient to cause a revocation of the permit.
If the Mayor and Council determines that pretreatment facilities will be required, the applicant shall submit engineering drawings, specifications, schematics, process descriptions and other pertinent data to the Borough for review and approval. Any subsequent alterations or additions to such pretreatment facility shall not be made without first submitting revised engineering drawings and specifications to the Borough for review and approval.
The pretreatment facilities shall at all times be under the direct supervision and control of an authorized representative of the system user. The name of such representative shall be forwarded to the Borough within five days of his employment in such capacity. The Borough reserves the right to require that the pretreatment facilities be under the control of a licensed treatment plant operator if the Mayor and Council determines this is in the best interest of the Borough. Within 180 days notice from the Borough, the system user shall comply with such requirements.
The industrial or commercial user shall reimburse the Borough for all reasonable and customary engineering and legal fees, inspection costs and/or other expenses incurred as a result of examining and processing information required by this section. Payment shall be made within 15 days after submission of a statement by the Borough.