City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 11-20-1995 by Ord. No. 1206. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 432.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 567.
Water — See Ch. 625.
Article I General Provisions

§ 553-1 Purpose, objectives and applicability.

§ 553-2 Administration.

§ 553-3 Abbreviations.

§ 553-4 Definitions.

Article II Building Sewers and Connections

§ 553-5 Permit required.

§ 553-6 Classes of building sewer permits.

§ 553-7 Owner responsible for costs.

§ 553-8 Separate building sewers to be provided; exception.

§ 553-9 Use of old building sewers; service to razed buildings.

§ 553-10 Compliance with building and plumbing codes.

§ 553-11 Elevation of building sewer.

§ 553-12 Connections.

§ 553-13 Notice and inspection.

§ 553-14 Excavations.

§ 553-15 Proximity of sewer mains to water mains.

§ 553-16 Sewer extensions.

§ 553-17 Ownership of mains and service.

Article III General Sewer Use Requirements

§ 553-18 Prohibited discharge standards.

§ 553-19 National categorical pretreatment standards.

§ 553-20 Local limits.

§ 553-21 City's right to establish more stringent standards.

§ 553-22 Dilution.

Article IV Pretreatment of Wastewater

§ 553-23 Pretreatment facilities.

§ 553-24 Authority of Director; grease, oil and sand interceptors.

§ 553-25 Accidental discharge/slug control plans.

§ 553-26 Hauled wastewater.

Article V Wastewater Discharge Permit Application

§ 553-27 Wastewater analysis.

§ 553-28 Wastewater discharge permit required.

§ 553-29 Existing users.

§ 553-30 New connections.

§ 553-31 Application contents.

§ 553-32 Signing and certification of application.

§ 553-33 Action on application.

Article VI Wastewater Discharge Permit Issuance Process

§ 553-34 Duration of permit.

§ 553-35 Contents of permit.

§ 553-36 Appeals.

§ 553-37 Modification of permit.

§ 553-38 Transfer of permit.

§ 553-39 Revocation of permit.

§ 553-40 Reissuance of permit.

§ 553-41 Regulation of waste received from other jurisdictions.

Article VII Reporting Requirements

§ 553-42 Baseline monitoring reports.

§ 553-43 Compliance schedule progress reports.

§ 553-44 Reports on compliance with categorical pretreatment standards.

§ 553-45 Periodic compliance reports.

§ 553-46 Reports of changed conditions.

§ 553-47 Reports of potential problems.

§ 553-48 Reports from unpermitted users.

§ 553-49 Notice of violation; repeat sampling and reporting.

§ 553-50 Notification of discharge of hazardous waste.

§ 553-51 Analytical requirements.

§ 553-52 Sample collection.

§ 553-53 Timing.

§ 553-54 Recordkeeping.

Article VIII Compliance Monitoring

§ 553-55 Right of entry; inspection and sampling.

§ 553-56 Refusal of access.

Article IX Confidential Information

§ 553-57 Public access to information.

Article X Publication of Industrial Users in Significant Noncompliance

§ 553-58 Annual publication.

Article XI Administrative Enforcement Remedies

§ 553-59 Notice of violation.

§ 553-60 Consent orders.

§ 553-61 Show cause hearing.

§ 553-62 Compliance orders.

§ 553-63 Cease and desist orders.

§ 553-64 Emergency suspensions.

§ 553-65 Termination of discharge permit.

Article XII Violations and Penalties

§ 553-66 Injunctive relief.

§ 553-67 Civil penalties.

§ 553-68 Remedies nonexclusive.

Article XIII Supplemental Enforcement Action

§ 553-69 Performance bonds.

§ 553-70 Liability insurance.

§ 553-71 Informant rewards.

§ 553-72 Effect of noncompliance on contracts with City.

Article XIV Affirmative Defenses to Discharge Violations

§ 553-73 Upset.

§ 553-74 Prohibited discharge standards.

§ 553-75 Bypass.

Article XV Sewer Service Charges and Industrial Cost Recovery

§ 553-76 Basis of sewer service charges.

§ 553-77 Operation and maintenance.

§ 553-78 Criteria for assessing sewer service charges.

§ 553-79 Discharges from properties outside City.

§ 553-80 Industrial cost recovery charges.

Article XVI Applications

§ 553-81 Application to be made by owner.

§ 553-82 Actions during winter months.

Article XVII Sewer Entrance Fee

§ 553-83 Payment of sewer entrance fee as condition of connection.

§ 553-84 Schedule of rates.

§ 553-85 Determination by Director.

§ 553-86 Additional use or connection.

§ 553-87 Payment.

Article XVIII Fees and Rates

§ 553-88 Connection fee.

§ 553-89 Inspection fee.

§ 553-90 Sewer rates.

§ 553-91 Sewer remediation fee (dwelling units).

Article XIX Payment of Bills

§ 553-92 Due date.

§ 553-93 Late penalty.

§ 553-94 Addition of bill to property tax.

§ 553-95 Change of ownership.

§ 553-96 Abatements or rebates.

§ 553-97 Advance payment of fees.