The purpose of this article is to provide for equitable charges to industrial users based upon quantity and strength of wastewater discharge in compliance with 18 CFR 601.34, dated July 2, 1970, as may be amended from time to time.
Acceptable wastes. No industrial liquid waste shall be discharged into the sanitary sewer system of the Township unless it is amenable to secondary or biological treatment processes. No toxic materials or wastes containing explosive or flammable substances which would be detrimental to the collection system, including pumping stations and all treatment plant facilities and equipment, or treatment processes shall be permitted to be discharged into the collection system.
[Amended 1-17-2012 by Ord. No. 12-01]
Chemical analysis submitted. Every industry proposing to connect with the Township sewer system and to discharge industrial waste into same shall submit a complete chemical analysis of the waste, including biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), suspended solids, chlorine demand, phosphates, nitrates and other waste characteristics required by the regulatory agencies and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Sampling and testing. The Township shall undertake periodic sampling and testing of the waste to determine both volume and strength of waste characteristics. The owner shall reimburse the Township for all costs of sampling and testing.
Determination of volume. The volume of sewage and/or industrial waste from each industrial establishment may be determined by meters paid for and installed and maintained by the owner, actual water meter records and/or private well meter records combined with Township water records or from estimates or measurements made by the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority and/or the Township Engineer or designees.
Determination of waste characteristics. The characteristics of the industrial waste shall be determined from actual samplings or other approved means and shall be based upon analyses made in accordance with the procedures outlined in the latest edition of "Standard Methods of Analysis of Water and Sewage," published by the American Public Health Association. The Township may require the installation of automatic samplers at the cost of the owner to obtain representative samples during a calendar quarter or as may be required.
Additional determinations. Additional classifications of waste characteristics or modifications of the rate schedule may be established by the Township from time to time, as deemed necessary.
Agreement to accept waters. The Township will accept industrial wastes into the sanitary sewerage system upon execution of a formal, written agreement and under and subject to the provisions appearing in such agreement and the rules, regulations and rates stated herein. The agreement will set out in detail the characteristics of the wastes, the flow conditions which shall govern and the conditions with respect to the physical connection or connections. It will be the policy of the Township to consider each application on its own merits and to establish specific conditions applicable to the particular situation for each agreement. No connection shall be made prior to execution of the agreement.
Applicant to submit data. Prior to approving an application for a connection involving the acceptance of industrial liquid wastes, the applicant shall submit complete data with respect to the following:
Average, maximum and minimum rates of flow to be expected daily and seasonally.
Flow diagrams showing points of applications of chemicals, type and quantity of each chemical used per day and per shift, a schedule of operations, expected chemical characteristics of the untreated wastes, and the point or points of connection to the sewerage system. The normal situation will require the separation of and separate points of connection for domestic sewage and industrial wastes from each industrial establishment.
Chemical analyses and waste characteristics of liquid industrial waste to be discharged into the system.
[Added 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-20]
Flow meter required. Any industrial or commercial establishment or facility within the Township of Clark which shall discharge more than 1,000,000 gallons of combined industrial and sanitary waste into the Clark Township sanitary sewer system shall install and maintain a flow meter to measure continuously the quantity of flow for the purpose of determining rates and charges based on actual flow. Further, said establishment shall monitor loading for total suspended solids (TSS), biodegradable oxygen demand (BOD), and pH. The flow meter and installation and the monitoring and maintenance required hereunder shall be installed at the cost and expense of the property owner and/or operator of the premises generating the industrial and sanitary waste.
Inspections. The Township of Clark, through the Department of Public Works and Engineering, Division of Engineering, shall have the right of access to the industrial or commercial user facility during business hours and upon reasonable notice and shall be provided with access in order to inspect the flow meter and/or flow records and/or flow and loading records and/or to take samples for verification and testing.
Certification of water usage.
The property owner and/or operator of the industrial premises shall be required annually to submit a certification of the current year's water usage. Said certification shall be delivered on or before February 1 of every year for the twelve-month period concluding September 30 of the previous year.
In addition to the foregoing, the property owner and/or operator shall be required by the date aforesaid to submit accurate records from the supplying water utility as verification of the annual water usage to the Township of Clark.
Applicability. This section shall be applicable to all industrial and or commercial users whose combined industrial and sanitary waste transmissions exceed 1,000,000 gallons of flow per year.
Administration fee. All users affected by this section shall pay to the Township of Clark an administration fee equal to 10% of the treatment cost for the facility as established by the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority. Said sum shall be deemed payable in the same manner as taxes and, if not paid when due, shall become a lien upon the property. The annual administration charge shall be billed not later than May 1 and shall be paid not later than July 1 of each year. Any payment due hereunder shall bear interest to the same extent and in the same manner as may be charged for any delinquency or late payment of real estate taxes.
Where the owner provides his/her own water supply, entirely separate from that supplied by the Township, or provides from its own sources a portion of the water consumed on the premises which eventually finds its way into the sewerage system of the Township, all aforementioned provisions will apply. This does not relieve the owner from the requirement to furnish, install and maintain a meter of the indicator-register-record type to measure the discharge of industrial wastes as provided herein. All costs of furnishing, installing and maintaining the industrial waste flow meter will be borne by the owner.
The Township representative shall have access at reasonable times to industrial establishments and to any meters used to determine waste volumes discharged into the sewer system or excluded from the sewer system.