Borough of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 501]
1. 
No roof drainage, cellar, surface water, waste from hydrants or ground water from underground drainage fields shall be admitted or be permitted to drain into the sewer system. The sewer system is intended to convey sanitary sewage and permitted wastes only.
2. 
No person shall discharge or cause to discharge any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water, water operated air-conditioners or unpolluted industrial or unpolluted commercial process water into any sewer.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 502]
Except as otherwise provided in this code, all industrial users shall comply with the requirements of Part 9.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 503; as amended by Ord. 1984-1, 2/23/1984]
Except as otherwise provided in this sewer code, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described wastes or waters into the sewer system:
1. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150° F.
2. 
Any water or waste containing more than 50 ppm by weight of fats, oils, or greases.
3. 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas which, by reason of its nature or quality, may cause fire or explosion or which, in any other way, may be injurious to persons or the sewer system or the sewage treatment plant.
4. 
Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, shall be capable of creating a public nuisance or hazard to life or of preventing entry into any sewer or the sewage treatment plant for maintenance and repair.
5. 
Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, bones, feathers, tar, plastic, wood, paunch manure, butchers offal or any other solid or viscous substance which shall be capable of causing obstruction to the flow in any sewer or other interference with the proper operation of the sewer system or the sewage treatment plant.
6. 
Any water or waste having a pH lower than 6.0 or higher than 9.0 or having any corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures or equipment of the sewer system or the sewage treatment plant or to personnel engaged in operation and maintenance thereof.
7. 
Any water or waste containing any toxic substance in quantity sufficient to constitute a hazard to humans or animals or to interfere with the biochemical processes of the sewage treatment plant or that will pass through the sewage treatment plant in such condition so that it will exceed State, Federal or other existing valid requirements for the receiving stream.
8. 
Any water or waste containing suspended solids and BOD of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense shall be required to handle such water or waste at the sewage treatment plant.
9. 
Any toxic radioactive isotopes, except by special permission of this Borough.
10. 
Any drainage from building construction.
11. 
Any garbage unless reduced to ground garbage, less than 1/2 inch in size in any dimension.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 504]
1. 
Gas stations and garages are required to provide oil interceptors of the types Series GA, GX, GNC, GRC of Josam Manufacturing Company, Michigan City, Indiana, or equivalent, in the proper location, where the dangerous liquids are to be intercepted.
2. 
Restaurants are required by the Borough to provide grease interceptors of the type Series J of the Josam Manufacturing Company or equivalent.
3. 
Grease, oil, and sand interceptors, and oil reclaimers shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Borough, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes, sand, and other harmful ingredients; hair traps shall be provided for all barber shops and beauty parlors; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Authority, and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 505]
Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Borough.
[Ord. 1977-12, 10/17/1977, § 506]
Nothing contained in this Part shall be construed as prohibiting any special agreement or arrangement between this Borough and any person whereby wastes of unusual strength or character may be admitted into the sewer system by this Borough, either before or after preliminary treatment.