[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Dane 4-1-1996 as Title 9, Ch. 2, Art. A, of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Binding agreement. All persons now receiving sewer service from the Village of Dane Sewer Utility or who may hereafter make application therefor shall be considered as having agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations on file at the Village of Dane Clerk-Treasurer's office. These persons are also considered as having agreed to be bound by applicable rules and regulations contained in the Waunakee Sewer Use Ordinance and the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (herein "MMSD") Sewer Use Ordinance.
General. This chapter provides a means for regulating the use of the public sewers and the connections thereto; determining wastewater volumes, constituents and characteristics; the setting of charges and fees; and issuing of permits to certain users. Revenues derived from the application of this chapter shall be used to defray the costs of operating and maintaining the wastewater collection system, the charges levied for use of the Waunakee collection system and the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District collection system and treatment facility, and to provide sufficient funds for capital outlay, debt service costs, and capital improvements. The charges and fees herein have been established pursuant to the requirements of the Wisconsin Statutes. This chapter shall supersede any previous chapters, ordinances, rules or regulations of the Village of Dane relating to the subject matter hereof and shall repeal all parts thereof that may be inconsistent with this chapter. If there is any conflict between this chapter and any applicable Wisconsin statute, the Wisconsin statute shall control in such instance.
Legal authority. This chapter is enacted pursuant to the power and authority conferred by Ch. 61, Wis. Stats., as amended from time to time, and constitutes the ordinances of the Village of Dane with respect to its subject matter hereof.
Sewer Utility. The Sewer Utility Board as created by the Code of the Village of Dane, Wisconsin, as amended from time to time, shall have charge, management and direction of the sewer system of the Village. The Sewer Utility Board shall have such power and authority as are provided in the Code, as provided for in this chapter, and as provided for in § 66.0805, Wis. Stats., as amended from time to time.
Construction authority. The Sewer Utility Board shall have the power to construct sewer lines for public use and shall have the power to lay sewer pipes in and through the public alleys, streets, and public grounds located within the Village and generally do all such work as may be found necessary or convenient in the management of the sewer system. The Village shall have power by itself, its officers, agents, servants, and the Utility Board to enter upon any land in the Village for the purpose of making examination or supervising in the performance of their duties under this chapter, without liability therefor, and the Village shall have power to purchase and acquire for the Village all real and personal property which may be necessary for construction of the sewer system or for any repair, remodeling, or additions thereto.
Authority. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as limiting the power and authority of the Utility Board or the Village as provided by applicable Wisconsin statutes, and the Utility Board and the Village shall have all rights and authority as provided for by law.
The following definitions shall be applicable; "shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissible:
- ACTUAL CUSTOMER
- The number of water meters serving a user. If a user's
water consumption is not metered, the Superintendent shall estimate
the number and size of the water meter(s) that would otherwise be
required to measure such consumption. The Superintendent's estimate
shall be in accordance with generally accepted engineering practices.[Added 9-14-1998]
- Refers to the sum of the concentrations of both molecular
ammonia NH3 and ammonium ion NH4+ expressed as nitrogen; pH will determine
the predominant species present at equilibrium.[Added 9-14-1998]
- APPROVING AUTHORITY
- The Superintendent of Utilities and the Village Board, or other designated official of the Dane Sewer Utility, or their duly authorized deputy, agent or representative.
- BOD (BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter in five days at 20° C., expressed as milligrams per liter. Quantitative determination of BOD shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in "Standard Methods."
- CARBONACEOUS BIOLOGICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (CBOD)
- The quantity of oxygen used in the biochemical degradation
of organic material in five days at 20° C. when the oxidation
of reduced forms of nitrogen is prevented by the addition of an inhibitor.
This analytical procedure shall be performed in accordance with 40
CFR Part 136, or as the EPA otherwise determines.[Added 9-14-1998]
- CHLORINE REQUIREMENT
- The amount of chlorine in milligrams per liter which must be added to sewage to produce a specified residual chlorine in accordance with procedures set forth in "Standard Methods."
- COMBINED SEWER
- A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
- COMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
- Biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids, pH, or fecal
coliform bacteria, plus additional pollutants identified in the Wisconsin
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit issued to MMSD
for its wastewater treatment facility, provided that said wastewater
treatment facility was designed to treat such pollutants and in fact
does remove such pollutants to a substantial degree.[Added 9-14-1998]
- DOMESTIC WASTEWATER or SANITARY SEWAGE
- A combination of liquid and water-carried wastes and wastewater discharged from toilets, conveniences, or other sanitary plumbing facilities which contain no incompatible pollutants exceeding the limitations set forth in §§ 430-3 and 430-4 of this chapter and MMSD Sewer Use Ordinance No. 84-001, Sections 5.2.1 and 5.2.2, and which contain no substances prohibited by the terms of the MMSD Ordinance, Waunakee Ordinance, or this chapter.[Added 9-14-1998]
- The Federal Environmental Protection Agency.[Added 9-14-1998]
- EQUIVALENT METERS
- The number of equivalent five-eighths-inch meters and shall
be based on the MMSD definition of "equivalent meters," Section 2.1.18,
as amended from time to time.[Added 9-14-1998]
- FLOATABLE OIL
- Oil, fat, or grease in a physical state such that it will
separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in an approved pretreatment
facility. A wastewater shall be considered free from floatable oil
if it is properly pretreated and does not interfere with the collection
- The residue from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and the handling, storage and sale of food products and produce.
- GROUND GARBAGE
- The residue from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that has been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely in suspension under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
- HOLDING TANK WASTE
- Waste of domestic origin and strength or waste which contains
compatible pollutants only and does not exceed domestic strength.
This includes waste from holding tanks, privies, portable rest rooms,
or other sources which has not been concentrated and meets the limitations
set forth regarding domestic wastewater as defined above.[Added 9-14-1998]
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE or INDUSTRIAL DISCHARGE
- Any solid, liquid or gaseous substance discharged, permitted
to flow or escaping from any industrial manufacturing process, trade,
or business, as distinct from sanitary sewage. These terms shall have
the same meaning as provided for in the MMSD Ordinance, as amended
from time to time.[Amended 9-14-1998]
- LICENSED DISPOSER or LICENSED HAULER
- A person holding a license under § 281.48(3)(a),
Wis. Stats.[Added 9-14-1998]
- MMSD ORDINANCE
- The Sewer Use Ordinance of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage
District (herein "MMSD") adopted in September 1984 and any amendments
thereto and restatements thereof.[Added 9-14-1998]
- MUNICIPALITY WASTEWATER
- The wastewater of a municipality, including that of the Village
of Dane. From the standpoint of source, it may be a combination of
liquid and water-carried wastes from residential and commercial buildings,
industrial plants and institutions, together with any groundwater,
surface water and stormwater that may have inadvertently entered the
sewerage system of the municipality.[Added 9-14-1998]
- NATURAL OUTLET
- Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface water.
- PARTS PER MILLION
- A weight-to-weight ratio; the parts per million value multiplied by the factor 8.345 shall be equivalent to pounds per million gallons of water.
- Any and all persons, including any individual, firm, company,
municipal or private corporation, association, society, institution,
enterprise, government agency or other entity.[Added 9-14-1998]
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen ion concentration.
The concentration is the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter
of solution. Neutral water, for example, has a pH value of 7 and a
hydrogen concentration of 107.[Added 9-14-1998]
- PUBLIC SEWER
- A sewer owned or provided by or subject to the jurisdiction
of the Village of Dane, the Sewer Utility, or any other municipality.[Added 9-14-1998]
- RESIDENTIAL EQUIVALENT UNIT
- Equivalent to an average residential household volume contribution
of equal to or less than 61,000 gallons per year with CBOD concentration
of 200 mg/l, TSS concentration of 250 mg/l, TKN concentration of 40
mg/l, and phosphorus (TP) concentration of eight mg/l.[Added 9-14-1998]
- SANITARY SEWAGE
- A combination of water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial plants (other than industrial wastes from such plants), together with such groundwater, surface water and stormwater as may be present.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer that conveys sewage or industrial wastes or a combination of both and into which stormwater, surface water and groundwater or unpolluted industrial wastes are not intentionally admitted.
- The wastewater or contents of septic tanks, dosing chambers,
grease interceptors, seepage beds, seepage pits, or seepage trenches.[Added 9-14-1998]
- A combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water and stormwater that may be present.
- SEWAGE DISPOSAL WORKS
- All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage and industrial waste, and it includes sewerage as well as the wastewater treatment plant.
- A pipe or conduit for conveying sewage or any other waste liquids, including stormwater, surface water and groundwater drainage.
- The system of sewers and appurtenances for the collection, transportation and pumping of sewage and industrial wastes.
- SEWER SERVICE CHARGE
- A service charge levied on users of the wastewater collection
and treatment facilities for payment of use-related capital expenses,
as well as the operation and maintenance costs, including replacement
costs of said facilities.[Added 9-14-1998]
- SEWER SYSTEM
- The public sanitary sewers within a sewerage system. The
facilities which convey wastewater from individual structures, from
private property to the public sanitary sewer, or its equivalent,
are specifically excluded from the definition of "sewer system," except
that pumping units and pressurized lines for individual structures
or groups of structures may be included as part of a sewer system
when such units are cost-effective and are owned and maintained by
the Village or the Sewer Utility. For example, a building sewer is
not a part of the sewer system.[Added 9-14-1998]
- Any discharge of sewage or industrial waste which, in concentration of any given constituent, exceeds more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration during normal operation, or the discharge of any volume of liquid waste which exceeds in quantity of flow for a period of 15 minutes or more the normal twenty-four-hour average discharge.
- STANDARD METHODS
- The examination and analytical procedures set forth in the most recent 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 Environment Federation.
- STORM SEWER
- A sewer that carries stormwater, surface water and groundwater drainage but excludes sewage and industrial wastes.
- SUSPENDED SOLIDS
- Solids that either float to the surface of, or are in suspension in, water, sewage, or industrial waste and which are removable by a laboratory filtration device. Quantitative determination of suspended solids shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in "Standard Methods."
- TOTAL KJELDAHL NITROGEN (TKN)
- The quantity of organic nitrogen and ammonia as determined
in accordance with 40 CFR Part 136, or as the EPA otherwise determines.[Added 9-14-1998]
- TOTAL PHOSPHORUS (TP)
- The quantity of total phosphorus as determined in accordance
with 40 CFR Part 136, or as the EPA otherwise determines.[Added 9-14-1998]
- Any person who discharges or causes to be discharged domestic
wastewater, industrial discharges or any other wastewater into the
public sewerage system.[Added 9-14-1998]
- Synonymous with "sewage."
- WASTEWATER PARAMETERS
- Includes volume, BOD, suspended solids, total kjeldahl nitrogen,
phosphorus, actual customers, equivalent meters, residential equivalent
units (REU) and such additional parameters as may from time to time
be determined by the Sewer Utility or MMSD.[Added 9-14-1998]
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
- An assemblage of devices, structures and equipment for treating sewage and industrial waste.
Sanitary sewers. No person shall cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface drainage, subsurface drainage, groundwater, roof runoff, cooling water or unpolluted water into any sanitary sewer.
Prohibitions and limitations. Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewer:
Any gasoline, benzine, naptha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the wastewater treatment plant.
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the wastewater treatment plant.
Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 9.0.
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operations of the sewage works, such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
No persons shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters or wastes if it appears likely, in the opinion of the approving authority, that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment plant or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream, or can otherwise endanger life, limb, or property or constitute a nuisance. In forming its opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the approving authority will give consideration to the sewers, nature of the wastewater treatment process, capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are:
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150° F.
Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease, or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of 100 mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32° and 150° F.
Any commercial garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any commercial grinder equipped with a motor of one horsepower or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the approving authority.
Any waters or wastes containing iron, copper, zinc and similar objectionable or toxic substances, or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement, to such a degree that any such material discharged in the composite sewage exceeds the sewer limits established by the approving authority for such materials.
Any waters or wastes discharged to the sewer containing over 0.1 mg/l hexavalent chromium per 24 hours composite.
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing substances in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the approving authority as necessary after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of the state, federal or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the approving authority in compliance with state or federal regulations.
Materials which exert or cause:
Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the wastewater treatment plant.
Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting slugs, as defined herein.
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to, fuller's earth, lime slurries, and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium sulfate).
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the wastewater treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the wastewater treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Wisconsin.
Special arrangements. No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed as prohibiting any special agreement between the approving authority and any person whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be admitted to the sewage disposal works, either before or after pretreatment, provided that there is no impairment of the functioning of the sewage disposal works by reason of the admission of such wastes, and no extra costs are incurred by the Sewer Utility without recompense by the person.
Compliance with MMSD Ordinance. No person shall discharge wastes into a public sewer within the Village, except in accordance with the provisions of Article V of the MMSD Ordinance, as amended from time to time.
Industrial discharges. If any waters or wastes are discharged or proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters or wastes contain substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in § 430-3B and which, in the judgment of the approving authority, may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment, or receiving waters or which otherwise create a hazard to life or health or constitute a public nuisance, the approving authority may:
Each person discharging industrial wastes into a public sewer shall construct and maintain one or more control manholes or access points to facilitate observation, measurement and sampling of his wastes, including domestic sewage.
Control manholes or access facilities shall be located and built in a manner acceptable to the approving authority. If measuring devices are to be permanently installed, they shall be of a type acceptable to the approving authority.
Control manholes, access facilities and related equipment shall be installed by the person discharging the waste, at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be in safe condition, accessible and in proper operating condition at all times. Plans for installation of the control manholes or access facilities and related equipment shall be approved by the approving authority prior to the beginning of construction.
Control manholes and equipment shall be located and built in such a manner as may be acceptable to MMSD. Plans for installation of the control manholes or access facilities and related equipment shall be approved by the MMSD prior to the beginning of construction.
Measurement of flow. The volume of flow used for computing industrial waste collection and treatment charges shall be the metered water consumption of the person as shown in the records of meter reading maintained by the Water Utility.
Metering of waste. Devices for measuring the volume of waste discharged may be required by the approving authority if this volume cannot otherwise be determined from the metered water consumption records. Metering devices for determining the volume of waste shall be installed, owned, and maintained by the person. Following approval and installation, such meters may not be removed without the consent of the approving authority.
Provision for deductions. In the event that a person discharging industrial waste into the public sewers produces evidence satisfactory to the approving authority that more than 10% of the total annual volume of water used for all purposes does not reach the public sewer, then the determination of the water consumption to be used in computing the waste volume discharged into the public sewer may be made a matter of agreement between the approving authority and the person.
Industrial wastes discharged into the public sewers shall be subject to periodic inspection and a determination of character and concentration of said wastes. The determinations shall be made by the industry as often as may be deemed necessary by the approving authority.
Samples shall be collected in such a manner as to be representative of the composition of the wastes. The sampling may be accomplished either manually or by the use of mechanical equipment acceptable to the approving authority. Installation, operation and maintenance of the sampling facilities shall be the responsibility of the person discharging the waste and shall be subject to the approval of the approving authority or its duly authorized representatives at all times. Every care shall be exercised in the collection of samples to ensure their preservation in a state comparable to that at the time the sample was taken.
Pretreatment. Where required, in the opinion of the approving authority, to modify or eliminate wastes that are harmful to the structures, processes or operation of the sewage disposal works, the person shall provide, at his expense, such preliminary treatment or processing facilities as may be determined required to render his wastes acceptable for admission to the public sewers.
Grease and/or sand interceptors. Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the approving authority, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts or any flammable wastes and/or other harmful ingredients, except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type readily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
Laboratory procedures used in the examination of industrial wastes shall be those set forth in "Standard Methods." However, alternate methods for certain analyses of industrial wastes may be used subject to mutual agreement between the approving authority and the person.
Determination of the character and concentration of the industrial wastes shall be made by the person discharging them or his agent, as designated and required by the approving authority. The Sewer Utility may also make its own analyses on the wastes, and these determinations shall be binding as a basis for charges.
Submission of information. Plans, specifications and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment or processing facilities shall be submitted for review of the approving authority prior to the start of their construction if the effluent from such facilities is to be discharged into the public sewers.
General. Each person discharging industrial waste into the public sewers of the Village shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Dane, Waunakee, and MMSD ordinances, as amended from time to time.
General service. "Normal or domestic wastewater" is defined as having organic concentrations of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) no greater than 50 milligrams per liter and suspended solids (SS) no greater than 200 milligrams per liter.
High strength. All establishments discharging wastes into the public sanitary sewer system shall be billed in accordance with the high strength service charge if their wastewaters have organic loadings greater than that of the domestic concentrations as defined above. The volume of flow used for computing the wastewater surcharge shall be metered water consumption as shown in records maintained by the Water Utility, subject to adjustment as otherwise herein provided, or the actual volume of wastewater as determined by a waste metering installation.
The Superintendent of Utilities or other duly authorized employee of the municipality or Sewer Utility bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, and testing, all in accordance with the provisions of these rules and regulations and § 196.171, Wis. Stats. The Superintendent of Utilities or other duly authorized employee of the municipality and/or Sewer Utility shall have no authority to inquire into any process beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for wastewater treatment.
Work authorized. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the approving authority.
Cost of sewer connection. All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner.
Use of old building sewers. Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the approving authority, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
Materials and methods of construction. The size, slope, alignment and materials of construction of a building sewer and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench shall all conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Codes or other applicable rules and regulations of the municipality. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and Water Environment Federation Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
Building sewer grade. Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
Stormwater and groundwater drains. No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
Conformance to plumbing codes. The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Codes or other applicable rules and regulations of the municipality or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and the Water Environment Federation Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the approving authority before installation.
Inspection of connection. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the approving authority when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the approving authority.
Barricades; restoration. All excavations for the building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the municipality.
Written notice of violation. Any person found to be violating any provision of these rules and regulations shall be served by the approving authority with a written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations. Violators are subject to the penalty provisions of § 1-4 of this Code.
Accidental discharge. Any person found to be responsible for accidentally allowing a deleterious discharge into the sewer which causes damage to the treatment facilities, receiving body of water and/or downstream waters shall, in addition to a forfeiture, pay the amount to cover damages, both values to be established by the approving authority.
Liability to Village for losses. Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall become liable to the Village for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by reason of such violation which the Village may suffer as a result thereof. If any violations affect the Waunakee or MMSD wastewater collection systems or MMSD treatment facilities separately or in addition to the Village's sanitary system, MMSD and the Village of Waunakee may penalize the violator separately, collectively, and/or concurrently with the Village according to the MMSD Ordinance.
Accidental discharge reporting. Any person responsible for an accidental discharge that may have a detrimental impact on the sewerage system and or treatment facilities shall immediately report the nature and amount of the discharge to the Village of Dane Sewer Utility, the Village of Waunakee, and to MMSD. Additional reporting is required to Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
[Added 9-14-1998; amended 9-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-04]
[Amended 11-7-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-05; 10-8-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-05]
No utility customer shall receive a credit for water not discharged to sewer.
This section shall not apply to customers who purchase bulk water.
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 1-1-2013.
Application for sewer service shall be made in writing on a form furnished by the Sewer Utility Board. The application will contain the legal description of the property to be served, name of the owner, the exact use to be made of the service, and the size of the service connection. The application must fully disclose all the wastes which are anticipated to be discharged. If the applicant is not the fee simple owner of the property, the written consent of the owner must accompany the application. If it appears that the service applied for will not provide adequate service for the contemplated use, the Sewer Utility Board may reject the application. No service shall be provided or application approved without prior payment of all applicable fees. A permit shall be obtained for each connection made to a sanitary sewer, unless the connection is approved as a part of a public sewer extension.
Connection to sanitary sewers. A connection will be allowed only if the existing sanitary sewer and all downstream sanitary sewers and interceptors are adequately sized to transport the additional flow from the proposed connection. No connection may be made which is in violation of this chapter, the Village of Waunakee Sewer Ordinance, or the MMSD Sewer Use Ordinance, as amended from time to time.
Application fee. Where application for service is for a connection to the Village's public sewers, the application shall be accompanied by an application fee in an amount to be determined from time to time by the Water and Sewer Commission and approved by the Village Board. Such fee shall cover the cost of processing the application and inspection of the connection. Application fees may vary in amount between residential users and commercial/industrial users. The payment of this fee shall be in addition to any connection fees that may be charged to or on account of new users by the Village of Dane, the Village of Waunakee, or MMSD.
[Amended 9-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-04]
Inspections. Any connection to the public sewers within the Village shall be subject to the prior inspection and approval of the work by an authorized representative of the Sewer Utility Board. No trench or other excavation shall be filled, or any connection completed, without such prior inspection. The applicant requesting the connection shall reimburse the Village upon request for all inspection costs incurred, if not previously paid as part of the application fee.
Disconnection and refusal of service. Sewer service may be disconnected or refused for any of the following reasons:
Violation of this chapter, as amended from time to time;
Violation of the Village of Waunakee Ordinance, as amended from time to time;
Violation of the MMSD Ordinance, as amended from time to time;
Failure to pay the application fee, any connection fee, or delinquent account of the user.
Disconnection for delinquent accounts. A bill for service is delinquent if unpaid after the due date shown on the bill. The Village may direct the Sewer Utility Board to disconnect the service for a delinquent bill by giving the user, at least eight calendar days prior to the disconnection, a written disconnect notice, which may be included in the bill for service. For the purposes of this rule, the due date shall not be less than 20 days after issuance of the bill. The Utility Board may disconnect without notice where a dangerous problem exists for as long as the condition exists. Service may be denied to any user for failure to comply with the applicable requirements of these rules and regulations or if a dangerous or unsafe condition exists on the property.
Backflow preventer. All floor drains shall have a backflow prevention valve installed, at the owner's expense, whenever the Village determines such installation to be necessary or appropriate.
User use only. No user shall allow other persons or other services to connect to the sewer system through its lateral or building sewer.
Village responsibility. It is expressly stipulated that no claim shall be made against the Village or the Sewer Utility Board or its commissioners, trustees, agents, employees, or representatives by reason of the breaking, clogging, stoppage or freezing of any pipes, nor from damage arising from repairing mains, making connections or extensions or any other work that may be deemed necessary. The right is hereby reserved to cut off sewer service at any time for the purpose of repairs or any other necessary purpose, any permit granted or regulations to the contrary notwithstanding. Whenever it shall become necessary to shut off the sewer within the Village, the Board shall, if practicable, give notice to each and every user within the affected area of the time when such service will be shut off.
Tapping the mains. Connections to the sewer system, other than building sewer connections, shall be done only in accordance with Article IV of the MMSD Ordinance, as amended from time to time.
Septic tank connections. No connection shall be made to any sanitary sewer within the service area if the connection pipe is carrying any contents from a septic tank, unless said septic tank is serving as a pretreatment process which has been required or permitted pursuant to the MMSD Ordinance, Article V, Section 5.5, thereof.
Building foundation drains. No connections shall be made to any sanitary sewer within the service area if the connection pipe is carrying flow from a building foundation drain.
Combined sewers. No combined sewers shall be connected to any sanitary sewer within the service area.
Backwater protection. No connection of a building drain subject to backflow or backwater shall be made to any sanitary sewer within the service area unless it is protected with a backwater valve or sump with pumping equipment as specified in § SPS 382.30(11)(b)2, Wis. Adm. Code.
Every owner of a parcel of land within the Village of Dane corporate limits shall connect to a public sewer when the following conditions exist:
The parcel of land is adjacent to a public sewer;
There is located upon such parcel a building or other structure used or usable for human habitation or occupancy or for the conduct of any trade, business, or industry; and
Such building or structure is being served by a private sewage disposal system or treatment works.
Such connection shall be made no later than 12 months after the installation of the public sewer adjoining such parcel.
Obstruction of building sewers in public rights-of-way. In the event of any blockage, damage or break in any building sewer which occurs within a public street, alley, highway, or other public right-of-way, the Village shall have the exclusive right and option to repair the building sewer within said street, alley, highway, or right-of-way. In such event, the owner of the building sewer shall promptly reimburse the Village for all costs so incurred. If not so reimbursed, the same shall be added to the owner's sewer service charges and collected in the same manner as such charges are so collected.
Application of MMSD Ordinance. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any connection to the public sewers shall be subject to the provisions of Article IV of the MMSD Ordinance, as amended from time to time, to the extent applicable. In the event of any conflict between the provisions of this chapter and Article IV of the MMSD Ordinance, the MMSD Ordinance shall control.
Prohibition of discharge of holding tank waste into Village's public sewers. No person, including a licensed disposer, shall discharge any holding tank waste or any other similar wastes directly into any manhole or other opening in a public sewer owned or maintained by the Village. Instead, all such discharges of holding tank wastes shall be made pursuant to Article VI, Section 6.2, of the MMSD Ordinance, as amended from time to time.
Compliance with MMSD Ordinance. Discharge regulations, characteristics, limitations, permit requirements, and special provisions as described in Article VI of the MMSD Ordinance, as amended from time to time, shall apply.
Prohibition of discharge of septage into Village's public sewers. No person, including a licensed disposer, shall discharge any septage into any manhole or other opening in a public sewer or lift station wet well owned or maintained by the Village.
MMSD connection charges. For each connection of a building sewer to a public sewer within the Village, there shall be paid to the Village a connection charge as determined pursuant to Article IV, Section 4.7, of the MMSD Ordinance, as amended from time to time.
Village connection charges. For each connection of a building sewer to a public sewer within the Village, there shall be paid to the Village a connection charge. Such connection charge shall be assessed to the person seeking the connection and shall be paid as a condition precedent to the actual connection. The connection charge of the Village shall be in such amounts and shall be paid at such time as the Village Board may from time to time determine.
Connection fees. For purposes of this chapter, the connection charges described in Subsections A and B are hereof collectively referred to as "connection fee(s)." The failure to pay any connection fee is a violation of this chapter, and the Utility Board and/or Village may pursue all rights and remedies provided for herein.
Septic tanks prohibited. The maintenance and use of a septic tank or other private sewage disposal system by any owner of land located within the Village, where such land is adjacent to a public sewer main, who has failed to connect to the Village's sewerage system is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and a health hazard. Such nuisance and hazard shall be abated and damages and costs recovered therefor in accordance with § 823.02, Wis. Stats.
Septic systems allowed. In certain isolated locations within the boundaries of the Village, it may be necessary for the owners of certain properties not served by the Village's sanitary sewer system to continue the maintenance and use of a septic tank or other private sewage disposal system. Such maintenance and use shall be considered as a temporary wastewater disposal system and is subject to the review and approval of the Sewer Utility Board. The review and approval will be on a case-by-case basis, with each case determined upon its particular facts and circumstances.