City of Lake Ozark, MO
Miller County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 2008-21 §1, adopted May 27, 2008, repealed ch. 700 "sewer treatment and waste disposal" and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 700 derived from ord. no. 86-18 §§1 — 52, 4-15-1986; amd. to ord. no. 86-18, §§15, 15.5; ord. no. 94-21 §1 a — j, 10-11-1994; ord. no. 99-16 §1, 6-8-1999; ord. no. 2001-27 §1, 9-25-2001.
Cross References — Ord. no. 2007-28 establishing operational policies and procedures is retained in full force and effect and is on file in the City offices; as to requirements for public works projects, §500.100.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
The purpose of this Chapter is to provide for the maximum possible beneficial public use of the City's utility systems (water, wastewater and sanitation) and facilities through regulations of fees and procedures, water and sewer construction, use and wastewater discharges; to provide for equitable distribution of the costs of the City's water and wastewater facilities; and to provide procedures for complying with the requirements contained herein.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
The definitions of terms used in this Chapter are found in Section 700.040. The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to any user of the City of Lake Ozark utility system and for the discharge of all wastewater, within or outside the City, that may be connected to the City of Lake Ozark sewer system, unless otherwise provided for. This Chapter provides for use of the City's water and wastewater facilities, regulation of water and sewer construction, control of the quantity or quality of wastewater discharged, wastewater pretreatment, equitable distribution of costs, assurance that existing customers' capacity will not be preempted, approval of water and sewer construction plans, insurance of wastewater discharge permits, minimum sewer connection standards and conditions and penalties and other procedures in cases of violation of this Chapter.
B. 
This Chapter shall apply to all utility customers with the corporate limits of the City of Lake Ozark and to persons outside the City who are existing users or who are, by contract or agreement with the City, users of the City's wastewater sewers or wastewater treatment facilities.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
Utility Commission. The Utility Commission shall have powers and duties of receiving and reviewing the complaints or questions in regard to the operation and charges of the Lake Ozark municipal utility system; to review proposed utility ordinances as needed; and to make recommendations as to said complaints and matters to the Board of Aldermen, which shall have the ultimate decision thereon.
1. 
The Utility Commission shall consist of the following:
a. 
The Mayor of the City of Lake Ozark and the City Administrator of the City of Lake Ozark, both of whom shall be ex officio members without voting rights.
b. 
Two (2) members of the Board of Aldermen, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen.
c. 
Five (5) citizens at large, said citizens to be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen.
d. 
A quorum of the Board shall consist of four (4) of the seven (7) voting members of the Board. All recommendations to the Board of Aldermen or other votes taken, with the exception of the measures where rate increases or reductions are considered, shall be approved with a simple majority of members present. Where rate questions are considered, a majority vote shall require four (4) votes for passage.
e. 
Any member may, by order of the Mayor, with approval of the Board of Aldermen, be removed from the Utility Commission for failure to attend any three (3) consecutive meetings or failure to attend a majority of the meetings held in the past year.
f. 
The Mayor shall reappoint the Utility Commission in accordance with this Chapter at the beginning of any renewal term of the Mayor.
Except as otherwise provided herein, the City Administrator shall administer, implement, interpret and enforce the provisions of this Chapter as it relates to the City's water and wastewater systems.
B. 
Powers And Duties.
1. 
Purpose. The purpose of these regulations is to establish rules for the internal organization and procedures of operation of the Commission and for compliance with City of Lake Ozark Municipal Codes and Missouri State Statutes.
2. 
Commission. The function, powers and duties of the Utility Commission are as authorized by City of Lake Ozark Municipal Codes and Missouri State Statutes and by the existing ordinances and State Statutes establishing the Utility Commission. The Commission shall adopt its own rules and policies for operating meetings and procedures not covered by this Chapter or State Statute, consistent with its powers.
C. 
Organization.
1. 
Officers. The officers of the Commission shall be a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson. The Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall be elected by the Commission at its regular meeting in June of each year. The term of office shall be one (1) year.
2. 
Chairperson. The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Utility Commission. At his discretion, a Chairperson may call special meetings and he may also relinquish the Chair to the Vice Chairperson or other specific member. The Chairperson or the City Administrator shall have the authority to cancel regular or special meetings, except public hearings, provided that there has been notification given to the Secretary of the Commission that a quorum will not be present. The Chairperson shall appoint all committees. The Chairperson shall perform all of the duties assigned to his office by law and by the City Governing Body and shall have such usual powers of supervision and management as pertain to the office of Chairperson. The Chairperson shall conduct all meetings, maintain order and seek the consensus of the Board on all issues that come before the Commission. If the Chairpersonship becomes vacant for any reason, the Vice Chairperson shall succeed to the Chairpersonship for the remainder of the term.
3. 
Vice Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson shall act as Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson or disability of the Chairperson. In the event the office of Chairperson becomes vacant, the Vice Chairperson shall succeed to that office for the unexpired term and the Commission shall select a new Vice Chairperson for the unexpired term.
4. 
Secretary. The City Administrator or his/her designee shall serve as the Secretary of the Commission. This office is not a voting member of the Commission. The Secretary shall send notices of all regular and special meetings to all members of the Commission. In addition, the Secretary shall have charge of the office of the Commission and all books, papers and records thereof and attend to all correspondence of the Commission, if any.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
Unless the context of usage indicates otherwise, the meaning of specific terms in this Chapter shall be as follows:
ACT
The Federal Clean Water Act as amended.
AMUSEMENT SHOW AND MOVIE
A business which provides entertainment to customers in the form of live or taped performances.
AMUSEMENT SHOW/MOVIE SEAT
A chair, stool or portion of a booth or bench which would be occupied by a single customer of the amusement show under the conditions under which the amusement show is full of customers to normal capacity.
APARTMENT
A room or suite of rooms located in a building in which there are three (3) or more rooms or suites.
ASTM
The American Society for Testing and Materials.
BASE CHARGE
The monthly minimum on all utility bills, whether sewer, water or sanitation.
BOD (DENOTING BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Celsius (20°C), expressed in milligrams per liter.
BOND ORDINANCES
Those ordinances duly adopted by the Government of the City of Lake Ozark which authorize issuance of revenue bonds.
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING LATERAL SEWER LINE
The extension from a building wastewater plumbing facility to the public or private wastewater facility.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
CAMPGROUND OR RV PARK
An area where one (1) or more tents, campers or recreational vehicles can be or are intended to be parked in either serviced or primitive sites; designed or intended to be used as temporary living facilities for one (1) or more families.
CAR WASH
A bay or section of a structure equipped with facilities for washing automobiles, vans, trucks and other similar vehicles.
CHURCH
A building for public worship.
CITY
The City of Lake Ozark
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT
A place where commodities or services are exchanged, bought or sold.
COMMERCIAL USER (CLASS II)
Includes any property occupied by a non-resident establishment not within the definition of an "industrial user (Class III)" and which is connected to the wastewater facility or which discharges to any private treatment system or discharges to any natural outlet.
CONDOMINIUM
A legal arrangement in which a dwelling unit in an apartment building is individually owned but to which the common areas are owned, controlled and maintained through an organization controlled by the individual owners.
CONNECTION COST
The cost charged to each unit for connecting to the system.
CONVENIENCE STORE
A business establishment where diversified goods (including groceries, sundries, motor oil and gasoline, for example) are available for retail sale, generally by means of customer self-service.
DAY
The twenty-four (24) hour period beginning at 12:01 A.M.
DUMP STATION
A facility offered by a campground, marina or other business whereby sewage is collected from persons not staying at such campground, marina or other business and which sewage is treated by the City.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
EPA
The United States Environmental Protection Agency.
EXCURSION BOAT
A watercraft equipped and suited for carrying several passengers. The space/accommodations may permit freedom of movement for dancing, dining and conversation by passengers.
FAST-FOOD ESTABLISHMENT
A business that serves food to customers in a counter service fashion for consumption on the premises or for carry-out and with use of plates, cups and eating utensils which are not reused.
FAST-FOOD SEAT
A chair, stool or the portion of a booth or bench which would be occupied by a single customer of the establishment under the conditions under which the establishment is full of customers to normal capacity.
FILLING STATION
Any structure, building or land used for the dispensing, sale or offering for sale at retail any automobile fuel, oils or accessories, including lubrication of automobiles and replacement or installation of minor parts and accessories.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
GROUNDWATER
Water within the earth.
HEARING BOARD
The Utility Commission as established by Section 700.030 of the Lake Ozark Municipal Code.
HOTEL
A building in which lodging or boarding and lodging are provided and offered to the public for compensation and in which ingress and egress to and from all rooms is made through an inside lobby or office supervised by a person in charge at all hours.
INDUSTRIAL USER (CLASS III)
Any non-residential user identified in Division A, B, D, E or I of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual. Class III shall also include any user which discharges wastewater containing toxic or poisonous substances or any substance(s) which interferes with wastewater facilities, either public or private.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
INTERFERENCE
Inhibition or disruption of any sewer system, wastewater treatment process, sludge disposal system or their operation, which substantially contributes to a violation of applicable discharge permits.
LAUNDROMAT
A business that provides home-type washing and drying machines for hire, to be used by the customer on the premises.
MARINA
A facility which provides docking slips for sale, for rent or for short-term mooring for sail-driven or motor-driven watercraft and where the principal business activity includes selling gasoline to watercraft, selling boating equipment and supplies, slip rental or boat rental.
MAY
Is permissible.
MEDICAL CLINIC
An establishment where patients, who are not lodged overnight, are admitted for examination and treatment by a group of physicians or dentists practicing medicine together.
MOTEL
A building or group of buildings used primarily for the temporary residence of motorists or travelers, for compensation; as such it is open to the public and which does not contain kitchen facilities or a cook stove.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
NORMAL DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
A wastewater that has a BOD concentration of not more than three hundred (300) mg/l and a suspended solids concentration not more than three hundred (300) mg/l.
NPDES
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program, whether administered by the EPA or by the State of Missouri.
NURSING HOME
A home for the aged or infirm in which three (3) or more persons not of the immediate family are received, kept and provided with food or shelter and care for compensation; but not to include hospitals, clinics or similar institutions devoted primarily to the diagnosis, treatment and care of the sick or injured.
OFFICE SUITE
An office building, a medical clinic or a professional building or any other facility where office space is provided or service, retail or wholesale activities occur and where goods are not consumed or used on the premises and which is not classified elsewhere.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
All expenditures during the useful life of the system for materials, labor, utilities and other items which are necessary for managing and maintaining the system to achieve the capacity and performance for which the system was designed and constructed; provided however, that the terms "operation and maintenance" shall also have the meaning given to them by the bond ordinances and in the event of any conflict in the meaning hereinabove prescribed and the terms of the bond ordinances, the bond ordinances shall govern.
OWNER
The person or persons who legally own private property with water utilities or wastewater facilities which discharges to the City system or a privately owned treatment facility such as, but not limited to, a septic system, including those who have sanitation services singularly.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
pH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
PRETREATMENT
The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater prior to discharge to the City of Lake Ozark treatment facility.
PRETREATMENT STANDARD
Any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA in accordance with Section 307(b) and (c) of the Act, which applies to industrial users.
PRIMITIVE SITE
A space in a campground intended for use by persons in tents or pop-up trailers and where no individual utilities, such as electricity, water or sewer hookups, are provided.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than one-half (½) inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and is controlled by public authority.
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
The inspector of water or sewer of the City of Lake Ozark or his/her representatives, deputy or agent, as authorized by the City Administrator.
REPLACEMENT
Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the system to maintain the capacity and performance for which the system was designed and constructed; provided however, that the term "replacement" shall also have the meaning given to it by the bond ordinances and in the event of any conflict in the meaning hereinabove prescribed and the terms of the bond ordinances, the bond ordinances shall govern.
REVENUE BONDS
All bonds or other obligations of the City now outstanding or hereinafter issued, which are payable solely from system revenues.
RESIDENTIAL USER (CLASS I)
All premises used only for human residency and which is connected to a wastewater facility.
RESORT
Any building or group of buildings used primarily for the temporary residence of motorists or travelers for compensation and, as such, is open to the public and which contain kitchen facilities and/or a cook stove.
RESTAURANT ESTABLISHMENT
A business that sells and serves food to customers for consumption on the premises, with the use of reused plates, cups, glasses and eating utensils.
RESTAURANT SEAT
A chair, stool or the portion of a booth or bench which would be occupied by a single customer of the restaurant under the conditions under which the restaurant is full of customers to normal capacity.
RETAIL SHOP
An establishment offering for sale a specified line of goods and/or services.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SANITARY WASTEWATER
Wastewater discharged from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings, office buildings, industrial plants or institutions.
SCHOOL
A building or group of buildings that are used for the purpose of teaching and instruction.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and storm waters as may be present.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
SEWAGE WORKS
All facilities for collection, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SHALL
Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
SLUG
Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
SS (DENOTING SUSPENDED SOLIDS)
Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
STATE
The State of Missouri.
STANDARD METHODS
The latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" published by the American Public Health Association, Water Pollution Control Federation and American Water Works Association.
STORM DRAIN (SOMETIMES TERMED "STORM SEWER")
A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage and unpolluted cooling water, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes.
STORM SEWER
A sewer for conveying storm, surface and other waters, which is not intended to be transported to a treatment facility.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of Sewage Works and/or Water Pollution Control of the City of Lake Ozark or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
SUPERMARKET
A retail market selling food and household items.
SURFACE WATER
Water which occurs when the rate of precipitation exceeds the rate at which water may infiltrate into the soil.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
SYSTEM
The sewerage system of the City, consisting of all properties and assets, real, personal, tangible and intangible, of the City, now or hereafter existing, which are held or used for the purpose of collecting and treating sewage including, but not limited to, the City's treatment facilities and all collection lines and equipment connected therewith.
SYSTEM REVENUES
All income and revenues derived by the City from the operation of the system.
TIF BONDS
The bonds issued by the Tax Increment Financing Commission to pay a portion of the cost of constructing certain water and sewer facilities within a redevelopment planned area.
TAVERN AND LOUNGE
A business where customers are served alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises, with the sale of such beverages accounting for seventy-five percent (75%) of the business's annual revenues.
TAVERN/LOUNGE SEAT
A chair, stool or portion of a booth or bench which would be occupied by a single customer of the tavern under the conditions under which the tavern is full of customers to normal capacity.
TREATMENT FACILITIES
That part of the system consisting of any devices and systems for the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal water or sewage, domestic sewage or liquid industrial wastes. These include chlorination facilities, intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, individual systems, pumping, power and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions and alterations thereof; elements essential to supply a reliable, recycled supply such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; and any works, including site acquisition of the land, that will be an integral part of the treatment process or is used for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from such treatment (including land for composting sludge, temporary storage of such compost and land used for the storage of treated wastewater in land treatment systems before land application); or any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating or disposal of wastewater from sanitary sewer systems or combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems.
TOWN HOUSE
One (1) in a row of houses usually connected by common sidewalls.
TOXICS
Any of the pollutants designated by Federal regulations pursuant to Section 307(a)(1) of the Act.
USEFUL LIFE
The estimated period during which the treatment facilities will be used.
USER CHARGE
That portion of the total system revenues which is levied and collected in a proportional and adequate manner to pay the cost of operation and maintenance, to pay the principal of and interest on the revenue bonds and to meet all requirements of the bond ordinances, including the cost of replacement.
WASTEWATER
A combination of liquid and water-carried waste from residences, commercial buildings, industrial and institutions, together with any ground water, surface water or storm water that may be present.
WASTEWATER FACILITY
The combination of the wastewater sewers and treatment facilities.
WASTEWATER SEWER
The structures, processes, equipment and arrangements necessary to collect and transport wastewaters to the treatment facility.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY
The structures, process, equipment and arrangements necessary to treat and discharge wastewater.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
WATER METER
A water volume measuring and recording device, furnished and/or installed by a Public Water Supply District or furnished and/or installed by a user and approved by the City. Metered sewer users may elect to install subtracting meters to measure water service that is not discharged into the sanitary sewer system, such use of meters must be approved by the City for each specific application, subject to all terms contained in this Chapter.
WPCF
The Water Pollution Control Federation.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Any person found in violation of this Chapter or any requirement of a permit hereunder may be served with a written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for compliance. Any such notice given shall be in writing and served in person or by registered or certified mail. The notice shall be sent to the last address of the violator known to the City Clerk. Where the address is unknown, service may be made upon the owner of record of the property involved. If satisfactory action is not taken in the time allotted by the notice, Section 700.060 of this Chapter shall be implemented.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A. 
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Chapter except Section 700.090 shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
B. 
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Subsection (A) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each violation. Each twenty-four (24) hour period in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
All fees, penalties and charges collected under this Chapter shall be paid to the City. Such fees and charges shall be as set forth herein or as established in the latest edition of the City's wastewater service charge ordinance or latest adopted fee schedule.
B. 
All fees, penalties and charges collected under this Chapter shall be used for the sole purpose of constructing, operating or maintaining the water and wastewater facilities of the City or the retirement of debt incurred for same or payment of industrial cost recovery if required pursuant to Federal Law or for testing costs and other expenses incurred.
C. 
All fees and charges payable under the provision of this Chapter are due and payable upon the receipt of notice of charges. Unpaid charges shall become delinquent and shall be subject to penalty and interest charges as provided for in the latest edition of the City's wastewater service charge ordinance or schedule of utility service charges.
D. 
No utility service shall be extended to areas or facilities outside the City limits after October 31, 2007. For those areas and facilities being served prior to the adoption of this Chapter, such service which is not otherwise set by contract or agreement shall be at the State-allowed maximum amount of an additional fifty percent (50%) over City utilities rates for similar service.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2009-45, 12-8-2009; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. The Superintendent or his representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
B. 
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Section (A) above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by City employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in Section 700.370(H).
C. 
The Superintendent and/or other duly authorized employees of the City, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all private properties where water or sewage facilities are located for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works located upon said property. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said property shall be done in full accordance with the terms of any duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved or if no duly negotiated easement exists, such entry and subsequent work, if any, on said property shall be done in accordance with terms outlined with the property owner prior to such entry and subsequent work, except in exigent circumstances.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010; Ord. No. 2010-53, 11-23-2010]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is part of the City's utility systems, including the water, wastewater and sanitation systems. Any person violating this Section shall be subject to prosecution under the charge of property damage.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A finding by any court or other jurisdiction that any part or provision of this Chapter is invalid shall not affect the validity of any other part or provision of this Chapter which can be given effect without the invalid parts or provisions.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Public notice shall be given in accordance with applicable provisions of City ordinances, State and Federal law prior to adoption of any amendments of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City of Lake Ozark, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Lake Ozark, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
It shall be unlawful to discharge any human or animal excrement or other objectionable waste within the City of Lake Ozark or in any area under its jurisdiction. Wastewater discharges to the City's wastewater facilities are not authorized unless approved by the Public Works Director in accordance with provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A. 
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City is hereby required at his expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within three hundred (300) feet of the property line.
B. 
Connections To Water Mains Or Sewer Mains, How. No person shall make any attachment or connection to the City water mains without first having obtained a permit signed by the Public Works Director. All applications for permits shall be upon forms furnished by the City Clerk or designee and shall state the location of the premises and the full name of the owner of the property. All taps shall be made by the City and the fee for the tap shall be as established by the Public Works Director.
1. 
All applicants for utility shall submit such completed written application on forms provided by the City for services desired at least seven (7) business days before said service installation is desired. Such application must include all relevant fees for consideration to go forward.
2. 
After such applications are received, the Utility Clerk shall forward the application to the Public Works Director for his review, however, no installation shall be made until the Utility Clerk shall issue a work order for the service installation.
3. 
The Public Works Department shall coordinate with the applicant as to the date and time of such installation at least two (2) days in advance of such installation, unless an agreement is reached for a lesser time between both the PWD and the applicant.
4. 
Following completed installation of authorized services, the Public Works Director shall submit to the Utility Clerk within forty-eight (48) hours, in writing, a listing of completed installations, complete with serial number (if applicable) of such devices, etc. for billing service fee initiation.
C. 
All connects to the sewer system from homes, businesses and other structures shall be a forced main system.
1. 
"Forced Main System" is defined as follows: A pressured system consisting of grinder pumps, holding tanks, piping and electrical service panels and connections that grind and pump sewage into a common forced main in which pressure from one (1) or more individual units is used to convey sewage to gravity sewer mains.
2. 
Expenses for installation for connecting to the forced main system shall be borne by the owner.
3. 
A forced main system may be replaced by a gravity flow addition if the City Administrator, Public Works Director and a competent professional engineer all agree that a gravity flow addition is financially feasible for a project area.
4. 
"Financially feasible", as mentioned in Subsection (C)(3), shall mean that the cumulative connect fees for such installation shall pay one hundred percent (100%) or greater of all installation costs, which includes, but is not limited to, lift stations, line installations and other material or contractor costs.
D. 
Two Premises On The Same Tap Prohibited. Except as allowed for condominiums, business parks, office buildings and retail centers, no two (2) premises shall be allowed service on the same tap. Any premise discovered to be illegally tapped (more than one (1) user per tap) shall be subject to a five hundred dollar ($500.00) fine and required to pay for all connect fees and deposits to establish service for each additional user. No single-family residence, nor duplex, shall be allowed to have more than one (1) residence per tap.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
Ghost Meter Charges. The owner of any parcel or parcels of land not covered by Section 700.150 shall be required to pay a flat rate in an amount set out in this Section to reimburse the City for the benefit they receive by having a wastewater treatment system in the City of Lake Ozark. However, such fee shall not be imposed unless such is authorized by a vote of the people and subsequent to such vote.
B. 
Ghost Meter Charges To Be Credit Against Eventual Connection Costs, When And How.
1. 
Per lot or lot size dimensional calculation.
a. 
Every lot which is within three hundred (300) feet of a City of Lake Ozark utility line shall be charged the base service charge per month to reimburse the City for its expenses in installing, maintaining and operating the systems which serves the lot.
b. 
Each lot which is platted shall be assessed the adopted base service charge per month.
c. 
Each tract within three hundred (300) feet of such service lines and not platted as a lot shall be apportioned a fee equal to the amount that would be apportioned if such tracts where to be divided into "R-1" lots. Such calculation shall be based on the front footage of such tract served by each service line and divided by seventy-two (72) feet (the minimum width of an "R-1" classified lot): Such that a four hundred (400) foot front footage track would be apportioned the equivalent monthly base charge of five (5) lots (four hundred (400) divided by seventy-two (72) equals five and five hundred fifty-six thousandths (5.556) lots). No remaining portion, less than seventy-two (72) feet in width, shall be apportioned a monthly base service fee.
2. 
Ghost base service credit. A complete record of all actual payments by the owner of record shall be kept for each apportioned parcel. One-half (½) or fifty percent (50%) of all total payments shall be credited to the land owner as payment against connection charges, should the owner apply for such connection under the provisions of the City of Lake Ozark municipal codes, however:
a. 
No credit shall be given against charges incurred by other properties owned by the owner of record on any other parcel or tract.
b. 
No credit shall be given which exceeds the actual connection cost applied for.
c. 
All credit amounts shall be credited against the connection costs that are applicable (as adopted by the City of Lake Ozark and from time to time amended) on the date of the application provided that any remaining outstanding balance is paid for at the time of application by the owner and that such application is approved.
d. 
No credit shall be given for those parcels or lots which do not make application for service connection.
e. 
Ghost metering charges shall cease twenty (20) years after the date of the initial charge upon a lot or parcel and thereafter no credit shall be calculated for such charge against a future connection cost.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Sections 700.170 through 700.240 shall also apply to any private system which discharges to wastewater facilities of the City or which discharges directly to a natural outlet by authority of a separate NPDES permit and in compliance with applicable State and Federal laws.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 700.120, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Superintendent. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
The type, capabilities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health of the State of Missouri. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than forty thousand (40,000) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-30, 7-15-2010]
A. 
Any contractor, developer or individual planning to install a pressure sewer system in a new or unsewered development must submit detailed plans prepared by a registered engineer in compliance with City ordinance and all applicable Missouri State requirements to the Lake Ozark Utilities Board and the State Department of Natural Resources for review and approval. The City is not responsible for the installation of the grinder pump after purchase. However, the City shall be responsible for the maintenance and care of such grinder pumps after installation.
B. 
Standard Grinder Pump Units.
1. 
General. The standard grinder pump station shall consist of a single grinder type submersible pump housed in a fiberglass wetwell having a steel cover and complete with all appurtenances required for a fully operable pumping system. Pump level controls, starter, alarm, piping, fittings, valves and all accessories shall be furnished as a part of the factory fabricated package so that after burying the wetwell, the field connection of the gravity inlet line, discharge line and electrical service line to control box will complete the installation of the grinder station.
2. 
Manufacturer. Each grinder pump station shall be manufactured and/or assembled by a single manufacturer and shall be shipped to the contractor or homeowner complete and ready for installation. Warranty requirements shall be in accordance with Subsection (D) of this Section. Manufacturer shall be Myers, Fairbanks Morse, Hydro-Matic, Flygt or equivalent. Equivalent manufactured pumps must be submitted to the Public Works Director prior to purchase or installation. Approved equivalent manufacturers shall be at the discretion the Public Works Director or on appeal to the Utilities Board. Under no circumstances shall non-approved grinder pump or installation be permitted to operate within the jurisdictional confines of the City of Lake Ozark.
3. 
Pump. The pump shall be of the centrifugal type with an integrally built-in grinder unit and submersible type motor. The pump shall be installed on a lift-out rail system in such a way that solids are fed in an upflow direction to the grinder impeller with no feet, rails or other obstruction below grinder inlet.
a. 
The grinder unit shall be capable of macerating all material in normal domestic and commercial sewage, including reasonable amounts of foreign objects such as wood, plastic, glass, rubber, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers and the like to a fine slurry that will pass freely through the pump and one and one-quarter (1.250) inch discharge pipe.
b. 
The pump shall be capable of pumping sewage at a design rate of eighteen (18) gpm against a total dynamic head. The pump shall have a maximum capacity of forty (40) gpm at a total head of approximately fifty-three (53) feet with a shutoff head of one hundred five (105) feet. These rates are of course minimum conditions. Certain installations may vary in minimum required pump performance conditions, which are contingent on each installation's unique setting plan and elevation. The Public Works Director shall determine and approve required pump performance perimeters for each specific setting and application before purchase and installation.
c. 
The pump shall be capable of operating at any point on the hydraulic performance curve without overloading the motor or sustaining damage from hydraulic cavitations.
d. 
The pump motor shall be of the submersible type and operating on 230 volt, single phase, 60 hertz power. The motor shall be of the capacitor start, capacitor run type for high starting torque. Motor stator shall be pressed on for perfect alignment and best heat transfer. Stator winding shall be of the open type, with Class A insulation. Oil will cool the windings and lubricate the bearings and seals.
e. 
The motor and/or pump/motor combination shall be manufactured and be labeled as meeting the requirements of UL/ULC or UL/CSA approval for wetwell applications, as well as the motor shall be certified by the manufacturer and listing agency so as to also provide explosion-proof construction.
f. 
Two (2) ball bearings shall support shaft and rotor and take axial thrust. A separate sleeve bearing in seal chamber shall take radial load from grinder impeller.
g. 
Tandem rotary shaft seals in an oil filled chamber shall prevent moisture from entering motor housing. A seal leak probe connected to a warning light on the control box exterior shall indicate when excessive moisture has entered through bottom seal signaling that repair is necessary.
h. 
The motor end cap and cord seal shall consist of a rubber compression gasket that will seal around the power cable jacket and give substantial mechanical strength to the assembly. The motor wires shall also be sealed into housing by potting material that will keep moisture from entering the motor and oil from wicking out. All leads from STW and STWA cords shall be potted into the cap with polyurethane resin to prevent moisture from entering even if the cord is damaged or exposed to moisture.
i. 
A heat sensor thermostat shall protect motor from burnout due to excessive heat from any overload condition and automatically reset when motor has cooled.
j. 
A bronze recessed impeller mounted on stainless steel shaft shall handle ground slurry without clogging or binding. There shall be no close clearances and all flow passages shall be unobstructed. The common motor pump and grinder shaft shall be 416 stainless steel threaded to take pump impeller and grinder impeller.
k. 
The grinder assembly impeller and shredding ring shall be mounted below the volute passage and shall be replaceable without taking pump apart. The shredding ring shall be pressed into an iron flange. The flange shall be provided with tapped back-off holes so that screws can be used to push the shredding ring from the housing. All grinding of solids shall be from action of the impeller against the shredding ring. Grinder assembly parts shall be of 440C stainless steel hardened to C-58-60 Rockwell.
l. 
All iron castings shall be pretreated with phosphate and chromic rinse and shall be coated inside and out with a high temperature baked epoxy paint before and after manufacturing to a minimum MIL thickness of twenty (20). All fasteners shall be stainless steel.
4. 
Wetwell basin.
a. 
The wetwell basin shall consist of a heavy fiberglass basin adequately reinforced for buried service. The nominal dimensions of the wetwell basin shall be thirty (30) inches diameter by a depth of seventy-two (72) inches. The basin shall be molded of fiberglass reinforced resin of the lay-up and spray technique to assure that the interior surface is smooth and resin rich. The basin shall have a minimum wall thickness of one and one-quarter (1.250) inch and a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) glass fibers shall be used. A vertical heavy rib or bottom flange shall be provided for anchoring the basin in concrete to prevent flotation.
b. 
A removal steel cover coated with high temperature baked epoxy paint shall be provided to allow easy access to pump, piping and level controls. Cover shall be bolted to basin with cap screws and nuts for screws shall be completely embedded in the fiberglass to prevent turning and for corrosion resistance. Tapped-back holes shall be provided in the cover so that cover can be lifted with screws instead of prying on the basin flange. Cover shall be sealed with caulking compound to prevent leakage of gas.
c. 
The standard depth of the wetwell basin upon which the base bid of each grinder pump installation is to be based shall be seventy-two (72) inches (six (6) feet). Unit prices for other basin depths will also be requested. The prices for each depth shall include all hardware, piping, lift-out rails and other appurtenances for a complete installation.
5. 
Lift-out rail system.
a. 
A stainless steel lift-out rail system shall be provided for easy removal and installation of the grinder pump without requiring personnel to enter the basin.
b. 
Stainless steel guide brackets with guide yokes of sufficient bearing length to prevent binding will bolt to the pump. The yokes will mate over guide rails of one (1) inch stainless steel pipe running between an upper rail support casting and a lower discharge casing. A lifting eye shall be attached to the guide brackets and a stainless steel chain and clevice shall be furnished for lifting the pump.
c. 
The lift-out rail assembly shall also include a combined check valve and seal assembly that mounts vertically into a stationary discharge casing. The valve shall be a heavy all rubber one and one-quarter (1.250) inch (minimum) flapper type check valve and shall be spring loaded to assure a positive seal against the valve seat. The valve body and seat shall be made of cast iron and all fasteners shall be stainless steel.
d. 
As the pump is lowered into position, a discharge nozzle downstream from the check vale will be guided into a chamfered cavity in the discharge casing. A shoulder on the nozzle will bottom on the discharge casing when the pump is properly located and shims shall not be required to insure alignment for a leak-tight seal. Dual O-rings will affect the hydraulic seal around the nozzle when it is in its operating position. A hold-down brace, easily removable from the top of the basin, will be provided to lick the parts together, thus preventing line surges from breaking the seal and allowing leakage. Rail support and mounting bushing shall be mounted to basin wall and shall not be attached to basin cover. Guide rail support shall be adjustable so that perfect vertical alignment of the rails can be obtained.
e. 
The discharge case shall be made of cast iron and will have a one and one-quarter (1.250) inch (minimum) tapped discharge opening. The discharge case shall be securely bolted to the basin floor. Valve casing and discharge casing shall be painted inside and out before and after machining with baked on epoxy paint to a minimum MIL thickness of twenty (20).
6. 
Electrical motor and level controls. Electrical and level controls shall be provided by the pump manufacturer. Pump on and off levels as well as high level alarm shall be controlled by mercury tube switches. Each mercury type switch shall be sealed in a solid polyurethane float ball. Two (2) float controls shall be required for starting and stopping the pump and a third (3rd) float control will activate a flashing red alarm light and audible horn in the event a high liquid level occurs. Each float shall be weighed internally or a weight shall be attached to the cord above the float to hold each float in place in the sump. All controls shall be mounted so that they can be cleaned or replaced without disturbing pump or piping. The float controls shall be supported in the sump by a bracket and cord snubber which will give positive support to the controls and allow some flexibility in setting the operating levels.
a. 
The control panels and all associated components on each standard grinder pump station shall be U.L. approved and shall bear the U.L. approved label. All equipment associated with each grinder pump station shall meet the current requirements of Missouri Code and all applicable Federal, State and local electrical codes. The contractor, developer or individual enduser will arrange and pay for any required electrical codes inspection.
b. 
All electrical elements shall be furnished pre-wired and housed in a NEMA 3R enclosure (control box). The control box shall be constructed of a gray thermoplastic/fiberglass material and shall be approximately twelve (12) inches by fourteen (14) inches in length and width. The power supply to the control box shall be 230 volt, single phase. Control circuit shall be 115 volt. All control panels shall have an accessible above ground disconnect. A one and one-half (1.500) inch conduit and fittings that are "sealtight" shall also be provided for sealing cords from control box into conduit entering the basin in order to prevent gases from carrying to control box. All other exposed or negligently accessible wires or leads shall be appropriately sized and encased in rigid or flexible "liquid-tite" conduit. All electrical work shall be in accordance with current NEC and all applicable Lake Ozark City codes.
c. 
The outer door of the control box shall be hinged of the dead front type with locking hasp and suitable accessories to allow wall mounting.
d. 
Motor start and run capacitors and start relay shall be mounted on the control box. Motors shall be activated by a magnetic contractor and an automatic reset overload shall protect the motor against excessive current conditions.
e. 
A heat sensor thermostat in the motor winding wired in series with the magnetic contractor coil shall protect the motor against excessive heat. Sensor shall reset automatically when motor cools. A seal leak probe shall be installed in motor and be connected to a signal light on the exterior of the control box. An alarm test switch, HOA switch, run light, horn auto/off switch and overload reset button shall be supplied inside the control box.
f. 
A terminal strip with box type connectors shall be supplied to make all power and control connections. All terminals shall be marked for easy identification. A ground terminal strip shall also be provided.
g. 
The junction box shall be construed of a corrosion-resistant material, properly reinforced and of adequate thickness to provide good mechanical strength. The cover shall be fully gasketed and held in place with stainless steel screws with heads totally encapsulated in PVC so that no metal parts are exposed.
h. 
An adequate number of sealing type cord grips shall be supplied for incoming pump and switch cords. The cord grips shall be made of non-corrosive material and shall have a rubber compression bushing that will make an effective seal around the wire jacket. The cord grip shall also seal to the junction box wall with an "O" ring gasket or other effective means.
i. 
The junction box shall have a PVC solvent weld socket type conduit hub mounted in the bottom of the enclosure. The hub shall be of a corrosion-resistant material and shall be of adequate size to accommodate the number of wires required to operate the pump. A method for sealing the incoming wires shall be supplied so that condensation from the conduit or ground water will not enter the enclosure.
j. 
All pump control panels will have a disconnect. A one and one-half (1.500) inch conduit fitting ("sealtight") shall also be provided for sealing cords from control box into conduit entering the basin in order to prevent gases from carrying to control box.
7. 
Piping and valves.
a. 
All piping, fittings, valves, connections and associated appurtenances shall be provided as required for a complete pumping unit. In addition to the combined check valve and seal fitting mentioned previously, a one and one-quarter (1.250) inch (minimum) all bronze gate or ball valve shall be installed in the discharge line for closing when pump assembly is removed. A riser pipe shall extend from top of valve to top of basin to act as guide for valve turn-off stem. A one and one-quarter (1.250) inch (minimum) discharge connection shall be provided as required.
b. 
Provide a four (4) inch "adapt-a-flex" inlet grommet to be installed by contractor on site.
c. 
The inlet flanges shall be suitable for field mounting on the grinder pump wetwell. All hardware, gaskets and accessories required to effect a water-tight seal between the hub and wetwell and the gravity inlet sewer and hub shall be supplied. To prevent siphoning from the pump wetwell after the pump turns off, a vacuum break (anti-siphon) valve shall be furnished in the grinder unit discharge line unless the pump design provides a vacuum break when the pump turns off.
8. 
Manufacturer's representatives. The manufacturer shall include in its bid price the optional costs of the services of manufacturer's factory trained representative to supervise the installation and to supervise the initial start-up and the field acceptance tests of the grinder pump station installations. The manufacturer's proposal shall include a schedule showing a daily and weekly rate for the factory representative plus travel and per diem charges. The Lake Ozark Utilities Board may require this service at various times as pressure systems are installed. Any qualifications, escalation clauses and the lead time notification periods should be stated in the manufacturer's proposal.
9. 
Special tools and materials. The manufacturer shall furnish for the first (1st) pump supplied and thereafter after every fifty (50) grinder units supplied, a complete set of any and all special tools and materials needed for the adjustment, operation and maintenance of the pumps and all equipment associated with the grinder pumping stations.
10. 
Installation and operating instructions.
a. 
Installation of the pump station and related appurtenances shall be done in accordance with written instructions provided by the manufacturer. The manufacturer shall provide five (5) copies of a complete and detailed Installation, Operating and Maintenance Manual. This manual shall cover, in addition to installation and general operating procedures, the operation, maintenance and servicing procedures of the major individual components provided with the pump station. The manual shall also contain a complete breakdown of all components of the pump station and controls with part numbers, pictures and descriptions to facilitate the ordering of spare parts. The manuals shall be shipped to the City of Lake Ozark Utilities Board.
b. 
Prior to the new operational system put on line, the City shall be contacted and timely arrangements shall be made for inspection of the completed system by a designated City inspector to ensure compliance to all applicable local, City, State, Federal and DNR regulations and also final electrical inspection. The property owner/contractor shall submit to Lake Ozark Public Works Director for review, certified pump performance data specific to the setting plan and elevation of each individual pump station to assure proper pump characteristics and proper and efficient operation in conjunction with the City sewer system.
c. 
Only after written approval by the Public Works Director or his designate of the final wetwell and electrical inspection can the system be put on line with the City main system.
d. 
The responsibility for the conformity of all sewage wetwell grinder pump stations to any and all applicable local, City, State, Federal or DNR regulations shall lie with the property owner. Other regulations and ordinances may be in effect such as location or placement, size, application, etc. It shall be the property owner's responsibility to seek out and adhere to all appropriate accords, ordinances and regulations.
C. 
Shop Drawings. Five (5) sets of complete shop drawings for the pump station shall be submitted for review and approval prior to manufacture and shipment of the units.
D. 
Warranty. Each manufacturer will be required to provide a warranty on the grinder pumps and accessories. As a minimum, a standard twelve (12) month warranty on material and workmanship will be required. Any proposed additional or extended warranty provisions which the manufacturer wishes to offer should be described in detail as a part of its proposal and significant weight will be given to such provisions in evaluating the proposals.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Superintendent. He shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within forty-eight (48) hours of the receipt of notice by the Superintendent.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A. 
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system as provided in this Chapter, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Chapter and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
B. 
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City.
C. 
No statement contained in this Chapter shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.
D. 
When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within ninety (90) days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with suitable material.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
The owner shall operate and maintain the private wastewater disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times in accordance with the conditions of the operating permit and at no expense to the City. Such facilities shall be subject to inspection by the Public Works Director at reasonable time and any tests deemed necessary by the Public Works Director shall be at the owner's expense.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
No statement contained in this Chapter shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the City Health Officer or other applicable authority.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A. 
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 Superintendent.
B. 
There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits: (a) for residential and commercial service and, (b) for service to establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, courtyard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one (1) building sewer.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
The size, slope, alignment, 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 Code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.E.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010; Ord. No. 2010-30, 7-15-2010]
Whenever practical, the building sewer shall be brought to a building at an elevation below the basement floor. In buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the City's wastewater sewer, wastewater carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to a building sewer draining to the City sewer. The owner shall be responsible for the installation of such lift devices. However, the City shall be responsible for the maintenance and care of such lift devices after installation.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
No person shall connect roof, foundation, areaway, parking lot, roadway or other surface runoff or ground water drains to any sewer which is connected to a wastewater treatment facility unless such connection is authorized in writing by the Public Works Director.
B. 
Except as provided in Subsection (A) above, roof, foundation, areaway, parking lot, roadway or other surface runoff or ground water drains shall discharge to natural outlets or storm sewers.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
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 City or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the W.E.F. Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gas-tight and water-tight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his representative.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
All excavations for 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 City.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
Outside The City Service Permitted When And If. The Public Works Director shall not issue a permit for any class of connection to the City's water mains or wastewater sewers or wastewater treatment facilities unless there is sufficient capacity, not legally committed to other users, in the wastewater sewers and treatment facilities to convey and adequately treat the quantity of wastewater which the requested connection will add to the system. The Public Works Director may permit such a connection if there are not legally binding commitments to provide the needed capacity to existing City users, upon execution by both parties of an agreement authorizing such duly approved by the Board of Aldermen and signed by the Mayor.
B. 
Outside Of City Charges, If Allowed. Further, if an application is made for service outside the City, such service extension shall only occur to the degree that the City has excess capacity at the time of application and such service shall be charged at the full cost of construction and service fees for all service outside the City shall be fifty percent (50%) above what equal service shall be for similar service in the City limits shall be charged, unless where existing contracts are in place at the adoption date of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
All discharges of storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage or other waters not intended to be treated in the treatment facility shall be made to storm sewers or natural outlets designed for such discharges, except as authorized under Section 700.230. Any connection, drain or arrangement which will permit any such waters to enter any other wastewater sewer shall be deemed to be a violation of this Chapter and punishable by a five hundred dollar ($500.00) fine.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008; Ord. No. 2010-01, 1-12-2010]
A. 
No person shall discharge any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, including interior and exterior foundation drains, other sources of surface runoff or ground water, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.
B. 
Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet.
C. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:
1. 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
2. 
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 in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant including, but not limited to, cyanides in excess of two (2) mg/l as CN in the wastes as discharged to the public sewer.
3. 
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than five and one-half (5.5) or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works.
4. 
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 operation 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.
D. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters or wastes if it appears likely in the opinion of the Superintendent that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property or constitute a nuisance. In forming an opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability or wastes in the sewage treatment plant and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are:
1. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150°F) or (65°C)).
2. 
Any water or wastes containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two and one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (32°F and 150°F) or (0° and 65°C)).
3. 
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths (¾) horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent.
4. 
Any waters or wastes containing strong acid, iron, pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions, whether neutralized or not.
5. 
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc and similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Superintendent for such materials.
6. 
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing substance in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Superintendent as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of State, Federal or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
7. 
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Superintendent in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.
8. 
Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of nine and one-half (9.5).
9. 
Materials which exert or cause:
a. 
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 chloride or sodium sulfate).
b. 
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
c. 
Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.
d. 
Unusual volumes of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "slugs" as defined herein.
10. 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not menable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of the other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
11. 
Any waters or wastes having:
a. 
A BOD greater than three hundred (300) parts per million by weight, or
b. 
Containing more than three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight of suspended solids, or
c. 
Having an average daily flow greater than two percent (2%) of the average sewage flow of the City shall be subject to the review of the Superintendent. Where necessary in the opinion of the Superintendent, the owner shall provide, at his expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to:
(1) 
Reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to three hundred (300) parts per million by weight, or
(2) 
Reduce the suspended solids to three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight, or
(3) 
Control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes. Plans, specifications and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Superintendent and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing.
E. 
If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters containing the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Subsection (D) of this Section and which in the judgment of the Superintendent may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters or which otherwise create a hazard to life to constitute a public nuisance, the Superintendent may:
1. 
Reject the wastes,
2. 
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers,
3. 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge, and/or
4. 
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of Subsection (J) of the Section.
If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.
F. 
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes, sand 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 and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
G. 
Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
H. 
When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
I. 
All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" published by the American Public Health Association and shall be determined at the control manhole provided or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property. (The particular analysis involved will determine whether a twenty-four (24) hour composite of all outfalls of a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four (24) hour composites of all outfalls whereas pH analyses are determined from periodic grab samples.)
J. 
No statement contained in this Chapter shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the City for treatment, subject to payment therefore by the industrial concern.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any wastewater facilities, public or private, or to any natural outlet wastewaters containing substances subject to an applicable Federal Categorical Pretreatment promulgated by EPA in excess of the quantity prescribed in such applicable pretreatment standards except as otherwise provided in this Section. Compliance with such applicable pretreatment standards shall be within three (3) years of the date the standard is promulgated; provided however, compliance with a categorical pretreatment standard for new sources shall be required upon promulgation.
B. 
Upon application by a Class II user, the Public Works Director shall revise any limitations on substances specified in the applicable pretreatment standards to reflect removal of the substance by the wastewater treatment facility. The revised discharge limit for specified substances shall be derived in accordance with the Federal law.
C. 
Upon application by a Class III user, the Public Works Director shall revise any limitations on substance specified in the applicable pretreatment standards to reflect removal of the substance by the wastewater treatment facility. The revised discharge limit for specified substances shall be derived in accordance with Federal law.
D. 
The Public Works Director shall notify any Class III user affected by the provisions of this Section and establish an enforceable compliance schedule for each.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangements between the City and any user of the wastewater facilities whereby wastewater of unusual strength or character is accepted into the system and specially treated subject to any payments or user charges as may be applicable.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
The conservation of water and energy shall be encouraged by the Public Works Director. In establishing discharge restrictions upon industrial users, he/she shall take into account already implemented or planned conversion steps revealed by the Class III user. Upon request of the Public Works Director each industrial user will provide the Public Works Director with pertinent information showing that the quantities of substances or pollutants have not been nor will be increased as a result of the conservation steps. Upon such a showing to the satisfaction of the Public Works Director, he/she shall make adjustments to reflect the conservation steps.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
All Class III discharges shall file with the City wastewater information deemed necessary by the Public Works Director for determination of compliance with this Chapter, the City's NPDES permit conditions and State and Federal law. Such information shall be provided by completion of a questionnaire designed and supplied by the Public Works Director and by supplements thereto as may be necessary. Information requested in the questionnaire and designed by the discharger as confidential is subject to conditions of confidentiality as set out in Subsection (C) of this Section.
B. 
Where a person owns, operates or occupies properties designated as a Class III discharger at more than one (1) location, separate information submittals shall be made for each location as may be required by the Public Works Director.
C. 
The Public Works Director shall implement measures to ensure the confidentiality of information provided by a Class III discharger pursuant to this Chapter. In no event shall the Public Works Director delegate his/her responsibility or disclose any claimed confidential information to any person without prior notice in writing to the owner and without providing the owner with the opportunity to protect such confidential information, including the right to seek judicial relief.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
When required by the Public Works Director, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying wastewater discharges, of any class shall provide suitable access to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastewater. Such access shall be in a readily and safely accessible location and shall be provided in accordance with plans approved by the Public Works Director.
B. 
The Public Works Director shall consider such factors as the volume and strength of discharge, rate of discharge, quantities of toxic materials in the discharge, wastewater treatment facility removal capabilities and cost effectiveness in determining whether or not access and equipment for monitoring Class III wastewater discharges shall be required.
C. 
Where the Public Works Director determines access and equipment for monitoring or measuring wastewater discharges is not practicable, reliable or cost effective, the Public Works Director may specify alternative methods of determining the characteristics of the wastewaters discharged which will, in the Public Works Director's judgment, provide an equitable measurement of such characteristics.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
Measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of wastewater to which reference is made in this Chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" published by the American Public Health Association or such alternate methods approved by the Public Works Director and which comply with State and Federal law. Sampling methods, locations, times, durations and frequencies are to be determined on an individual basis subject to approval by the Public Works Director. The discharger shall have the option to use, at his/her own expense, more complete sampling methods, locations, times, durations and frequencies than specified by the Public Works Director.
B. 
Measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of wastewater required by this Chapter shall be performed by a qualified laboratory, approved by the City. When such analyses are required of a discharger, the discharger may, in lieu of using the City's laboratory, make arrangement with any qualified lab, including that of the discharger, to perform such analyses, with permission of the City.
C. 
Monitoring of wastewater characteristics necessary for determination of compliance with applicable pretreatment standards shall be conducted on the basis of the following schedule, unless more frequent monitoring is required by authority other than this Chapter or if the Public Works Director, in his/her judgment, determines that the characteristics of the specific discharge warrant a different frequency monitoring.
1. 
Average actual daily user discharge. Less than one hundred thousand (100,000) gpd, one hundred thousand (100,000) to nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine (999,999) gpd more than nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine (999,999) gpd.
2. 
Monitoring frequency. Semi-annually, quarterly, monthly, weekly.
D. 
Monitoring of wastewater characteristics for any purpose other than determination of compliance with pretreatment standards shall be conducted on a frequency deemed necessary by the Public Works Director.
E. 
Upon demonstration by any person that the characteristics of the wastewater discharged by that person are consistent, the Public Works Director may reduce the frequency as may be required by authority other than this Chapter, except in no case shall the frequency of monitoring be less than semi-annual for the determination of compliance with pretreatment standards.
F. 
In determining the discharge characteristic, factors such as continuous or batch operation and seasonal operation and the information requirements of other provisions of this Chapter shall be considered by the Public Works Director. The Public Works Director may obtain wastewater samples as required to verify the consistency of discharge characteristics.
G. 
Fees for any given measurement, test or analyses of wastewater required by this Chapter and performed by the City shall be the same for all classes of dischargers, regardless of the quantity or quality of the discharge, and shall reflect only direct costs and shall be paid by the owner or occupant of the origin of discharge. Costs of analyses performed by an independent laboratory at the option of discharger shall be borne directly by the discharger.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
If the drainage or discharge from any establishment causes a deposit, obstruction or damage to any of the City's wastewater facilities or damage to any watershed, stream or ground water or has a deteriorating effect on the Lake of the Ozarks, the Public Works Director shall cause the deposit or obstruction to be promptly removed or cause the damage to be promptly repaired. The cost for such work, including materials, labor and supervision shall be borne by the person causing such deposit, obstruction or damage. In addition, said person shall also be liable for a one hundred dollar ($100.00) per day fine for as long as the damage shall continue unabated.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
While the Public Works Director should initially rely upon the Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards of Section 700.380 to protect wastewater facilities or receiving waters, if any wastewater which contains substances or possesses characteristics shown to have deleterious effect upon the wastewater facilities, processes, equipment or receiving waters or constitutes a public nuisance or hazard is discharged or is proposed for discharge to the wastewater sewers or any natural outlet, the Public Works Director may:
1. 
Require pretreatment to a condition acceptable for discharge to the wastewater sewers or natural outlet or Lake of the Ozarks.
2. 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge.
3. 
Require payment to cover added cost of handling and treating the wastewater not covered by existing fees or charges.
4. 
Require the development of compliance schedules to meet any applicable pretreatment requirements.
5. 
Require the submission of reports necessary to assure compliance with applicable pretreatment requirements.
6. 
Carry out all inspections, surveillance and monitoring necessary to determine compliance with applicable pretreatment requirements.
7. 
Obtain remedies for non-compliance by any user. Such remedies may include injunctive relief, the civil penalties specified in this Chapter or appropriate criminal penalties.
8. 
Reject the wastewater, if scientific evidence discloses that discharge will create unreasonable hazards or have unreasonable deleterious effects on the wastewater facilities or ground water of the Lake of the Ozarks or any natural outlet.
B. 
When considering the above alternatives, the Public Works Director shall assure that conditions of the City's NFDES permit are met. The Public Works Director shall also take into consideration cost effectiveness and the economic impact of the alternatives on the discharger. If the Public Works Director allows the pretreatment or equalization of wastewater flows, the installation of the necessary facilities shall be subject to review. The Public Works Director shall review and recommend any appropriate changes to the program within thirty (30) days of submittal or ten (10) days if it is determined to be a public health hazard.
C. 
Where pretreatment of flow-equalizing facilities are provided or required for any wastewater, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation at the expense of the owner.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Persons required to pretreat wastewater in accordance with Section 700.450 above shall provide a statement reviewed by an authorized representative of the user and certified to by a qualified person indicating whether applicable pretreatment requirements are being met on a consistent basis and, if not, describe the additional operation and maintenance or additional pretreatment required for the user to meet the pretreatment requirements. If additional pretreatment or operation and maintenance will be required to meet the pretreatment requirements, the user shall submit a plan, including schedules, which shall be consistent with applicable conditions of the City's NPDES permit or other local State or Federal laws.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Discharges of wastewater to the City's wastewater facilities from the facilities of any user shall be monitored in accordance with the provisions of Sections 700.420 and 700.430 of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
In the event that the Federal Government promulgates a regulation for a given new or existing user in a specific industrial subcategory that establishes pretreatment standards or establishes that such a user is exempt from pretreatment standards, such Federal regulations shall immediately supersede Section 700.450(A)(3) of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
The Public Works Director shall promptly apply for and obtain authorization from the EPA to revise discharge limitations for these substances listed in the Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards for which consistent removal occurs in the wastewater treatment facilities of the City. The Public Works Director shall not adopt or enforce discharge limitations more stringent than the requested limitations until the State or EPA acts on the application.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Charges and fees for the use of the public water and wastewater facilities may be as such, a base fee and the actual use of such systems per thousand (1,000) gallons, a facilities fee based on facilities directly benefiting the service connection, a percentage of use impact fee and any contractual obligations or agreements. Property value may be used to collect the amount due as permitted by Federal law.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
Users of the City's wastewater facilities will also be assessed industrial cost recovery charges as required by Federal law.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
The user of the City's wastewater facilities shall be based upon actual measurement and analyses of each user's water and wastewater discharge, in accordance with provisions of Sections 700.420 and 700.430, to the extent such measurement and analyses is considered by the Public Works Director to be feasible and cost effective.
B. 
Where measurement and analyses is considered not feasible, determination of each user's use of the facilities shall be based upon the quantity of the water used whether purchased from a public water utility or obtained from a private source or an alternative means as provided by Subsection (C) of this Section.
C. 
The Public Works Director, when determining actual use of the City's wastewater facilities based on water use, shall consider consumptive, evaporative or other use of water which results in a significant difference between a discharger's water use and wastewater discharge. Where appropriate, such consumptive water use may be metered to aid in determining actual use of wastewater facilities. The meters used to measure such water uses shall be of a type and installed in a manner approved by the Public Works Director.
D. 
By class of user as determined by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 2008-21 §1, 5-27-2008]
A. 
No private, individually owned or corporate owned septic tanks, aerator units, lagoons or laterals shall be installed or constructed within twenty-five (25) feet to the Lake of the Ozarks, as measured from the six hundred sixty (660) foot of contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks.
B. 
No common, privately owned wastewater collection system or treatment system may discharge its effluent into the Lake of the Ozarks or in a tributary thereof, unless treated according to Department of Natural Resources standards.
C. 
The owner or operator of existing systems having a permit to discharge to the Lake of the Ozarks or a tributary thereof shall submit reports to the Public Works Director stating the quality of the effluent entering the lake or tributary as State permit requires. Such reports shall be the result of tests done by a qualified laboratory and the cost of such testing shall be paid for by the owner of the system.
D. 
If the existing facilities do not meet the clean water standards as established by the State of Missouri and the Federal Clean Water Act, the owner of such facility shall have a maximum of thirty (30) days to bring the discharge up to the standards. If the owner fails to comply, he/she shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense, each day or part thereof to be a separate offense. Should the violation continue for sixty (60) days, the City shall revoke their discharge permit.
E. 
At such times that any private owned septic tank, aerator unit or lateral built closer than twenty-five (25) feet to the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks shall be found to be discharging effluent directly or indirectly to the Lake of the Ozarks or a tributary thereof, said system shall not be allowed to be rebuilt or repaired without being moved farther than twenty-five (25) feet from the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks at the owner's expense and shall consist of an approved aerator type system with a chlorinator and one hundred (100) feet of lateral line or more if required.
F. 
If any residential, commercial or industrial person, firm or corporation shall construct or cause to be constructed any septic system, aeration system or lateral lines or repair or improvement to such without first obtaining a permit from the City, such person, firm or corporation shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day for each and every day such system has been installed, whether or not such unit is in operation.
G. 
At no time may any discharge from any wastewater treatment facility enter the ground closer than one hundred (100) feet from any privately or publicly owned water well. At no time may any lateral lines be closer than one hundred (100) feet from any publicly or privately owned water well.
H. 
Sewage treatment plans for any commercial or industrial establishment or for a condominium or apartment complex or trailer park treatment facility shall bear the seal of a registered professional engineer.
I. 
All buildings being erected within twenty-five (25) feet of the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks shall not have any private wastewater disposal system other than an approved aeration type system with a chlorinator and one hundred (100) feet of lateral lines, such a system may not be installed within twenty-five (25) feet of the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks. Any person, firm or corporation found to be in violation of this Chapter shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day, each day being a separate offense.
J. 
Any person, firm or corporation having any hazardous waste as determined by Federal standards shall not discharge either directly or indirectly to the Lake of the Ozarks or any tributary thereof or to any natural outlet. All hazardous waste must be contained in a separate system and not allowed to enter a regular wastewater disposal system, whether privately or publicly owned.
[Ord. No. 2011-11, 5-10-2011]
A. 
All customers or users of the City's water system shall install a main water shut-off valve on every water service line inside any house, building or structure as close to the entrance of the pipe within said house, building or structure as possible and located so that the water to said house, building or structure can be shut off conveniently.
B. 
Upon the request by any customer or user of the City's water system, the City shall shut off the supply of water (at the meter) to any house, building or structure, which does not have installed an interior shut-off valve as required by Subsection (A) above, to permit the repair of any water pipes within said house, building or structure.
C. 
A service fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid to the City to partially compensate the City for the costs of shutting off the supply of water (at the meter) — during normal business hours — to any house, building or structure that does not have installed an interior shut-off valve as required by Subsection (A) of this Section. A service fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be paid to the City to partially compensate the City for the costs of shutting off the supply of water (at the meter) after normal business hours. The property owner, customer or user will be invoiced for the required fee within ten (10) business days.
D. 
There will be no charge for any request to shut off the water supply (at the meter) to make repairs to the water service line between the meter and the house, building or structure.
E. 
Upon the consent and approval of either the Mayor and City Administrator, the Mayor and the Director of Public Works, or the City Administrator and the Director of Public Works, the City reserves the right to waive the service fees required by Subsection (C) of this Section on the condition that the customer or user of the City's water system has installed a main water shut-off valve as required by Subsection (A) within seven (7) days of the City's shut-off of the water supply (at the meter) to said house, building or structure to permit the repair of any water pipes within said house, building or structure.
[Ord. No. 2011-11, 5-10-2011]
A. 
Whenever the accuracy of a three-fourths (¾) inch or one (1) inch water meter is questioned, the customer or user may request that the meter be examined and tested by the City. Such request shall be made in writing and shall be accompanied by a deposit of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). If the meter is found to register over by five percent (5%) or more than actually passes through it under conditions of normal operation, then the meter shall be properly adjusted or another meter will be substituted by the City at no cost to the customer or user, and the deposit of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be refunded to the customer or user. If the meter is found to register not over by five percent (5%) than actually passes through it under conditions of normal operation, then the deposit of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be retained by the City as partial compensation for the examination and testing of the water meter.
B. 
If the meter is found to register over by five percent (5%) or more than actually passes through it under conditions of normal operation, the customer or user may request a refund, credit or adjustment to their existing utility account through the Utility Commission of the City of Lake Ozark.
C. 
Accuracy testing for water meters two (2) inch and larger must be conducted by an external testing firm. Requests for accuracy testing on these meters shall be made in writing and shall be accompanied by a deposit equal to the estimated costs of shipping the water meter to the testing firm, the costs of the testing, rental fees for any temporary meter, and any other cost associated with the testing. If the meter is found to register over by five percent (5%) or more than actually passes through it under conditions of normal operation, then the meter shall be properly adjusted or another meter will be substituted by the City at no cost to the customer or user, and any deposit paid to the City shall be refunded to the customer or user. If the meter is found to register not over by five percent (5%) than actually passes through it under conditions of normal operation, then any deposit paid to the City shall be retained by the City as compensation for the examination and testing of the water meter.
[Ord. No. 2011-11, 5-10-2011]
Any customer or user of the City's water system may request that his/her water meter be re-read by the City. It shall be the duty of the City to cause the water meter to be re-read at the earliest convenience. There shall be no charge for the re-read service unless more than one (1) re-read has been requested within the last six (6) month period. Any customer or user who requests more than one (1) meter re-read in a six (6) month period will be charged a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each additional requested re-read.
[Ord. No. 2011-16, 8-9-2011]
A. 
Purpose And Intent. The purpose of this Section is to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer blockages, obstructions, and damage to the City's wastewater system and treatment plant caused by the accumulation of fats, oils and grease within the City's wastewater system. This Section is intended to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public and the environment by requiring provisions for the reduction of fats, oils, and grease into the City's wastewater system and treatment plant thereby minimizing their impact on said system and treatment plant.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the meaning of specific terms shall be as follows:
FATS, OILS AND GREASE (ALSO REFERRED TO FOG)
Material, either liquid or solid, derived from animal and/or plant sources that contain multiple carbon chain triglyceride molecules.
FOG MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT
Properly and legally installed and operated FOG removal equipment, including, but not limited to, grease interceptors, grease and solids trap combination units and/or mechanical systems designed to remove FOG by physical separation from wastewater.
FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT
Any commercial, industrial or institutional facility discharging kitchen or food preparation wastewater including, but not limited to, the following: restaurants, motels, hotels, cafeterias, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, nightclubs, bars, delicatessen, meat cutting preparation, bakeries, bagel shops, grocery stores, gas stations, and any other facility that the City's Public Works Director determines to be in need of a grease interceptor by virtue of its operation.
GREASE INTERCEPTOR/GREASE TRAP
A device used to capture or effect the separation of FOG in the wastewater effluent from a food service establishment. For purposes of this definition, the words "trap" and "interceptor" are used interchangeably.
GREASE RECOVERY UNIT
An indoor mechanical system designed to remove FOG by physical separation from wastewater.
INSPECTOR
The Director of Public Works of the City of Lake Ozark, the Utility Superintendent and all such persons acting under the direction of the Director of Public Works who are investigating compliance with this Section.
OPERATOR
The owner and/or operator of a food service establishment.
USER
The owner or occupant of property or premises, including those located outside the corporate limits of the City, that contributes, causes or permits the contribution or discharge of wastewater into the City's wastewater system, including persons who contribute such wastewater from mobile sources, such as those who discharge hauled wastewater. User also includes any owner or occupant of property or premises where the City's wastewater system is available and reasonably accessible, whether connected to the wastewater system or not.
C. 
Compliance. Operators of food service establishments, which are not equipped with a grease interceptor that is in compliance with this Section, shall install a grease inceptor subject to the following requirements:
1. 
A grease interceptor properly approved shall be installed at all new food service establishments prior to the commencement of discharge into the City's wastewater system.
2. 
Existing food service establishments shall be equipped with a grease interceptor, properly approved, when any of the following conditions exist:
a. 
If the City determines the discharge of FOG from the food service establishment has created or is creating sewer blockages, restrictions, obstructions or damage to the City's wastewater system or is causing additional maintenance costs.
b. 
When there is any construction or alteration of the food service establishment that requires the issuance of a building permit from the City.
c. 
When the food service establishment relocates to a different location or address within the City.
d. 
When the food service establishment is sold or transferred.
D. 
Installation Of FOG Management Equipment.
1. 
The City shall obtain information for all new and existing food service establishments as detailed in the food service checklist (see Appendix A to Chapter 700).
2. 
All new and existing food service establishments shall install a grease interceptor, subject to the exceptions and exclusions described herein.
3. 
All wastewater and/or waste containing FOG from a food service establishment shall be directed to and through FOG management equipment.
4. 
Users of FOG management equipment shall obtain a permit issued through the City detailing required cleaning frequency. A FOG permit will be issued for a period of one (1) year and will be renewed by the City at the end of the one (1) year period after a review of the facility for compliance. It shall be unlawful to operate FOG management equipment without a valid permit from the City. It shall be unlawful to allow storm water to contact or become contaminated with FOG.
5. 
Sanitary facilities, such as toilets and urinals, and other similar fixtures containing domestic waste shall not discharge to the grease interceptor unless determined or permitted by the City.
6. 
In the event the Director of Public Works, or delegated City Official acting upon his behalf, determines that the food service establishment cannot install a grease interceptor as required herein due to physical limitations or other extreme circumstances, the food service establishment shall install a grease recovery unit capable of maintaining compliance with the City's limit for FOG concentration within wastewater coming from the user.
7. 
All food service establishments requiring FOG management equipment shall submit the design and specifications for review as part of the City's building process. All costs and related expenses associated with the installation and connection of the FOG management equipment shall be borne by the food service establishment. Proper operation, maintenance and repair shall be accomplished solely at the user's expense. The food service establishment shall indemnify the City and its agents for any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly occur due to installation of the FOG management equipment.
E. 
Discharge Criteria And Limitations. The following prohibitions shall apply to food service establishments:
1. 
Where FOG are by-products of food preparation and/or cleanup, reasonable efforts shall be made to separate waste FOG into a separate container for proper and legal waste disposal. Except as contained in by-products of food preparation and/or cleanup, waste FOG shall not be discharged to any drains or grease interceptors. Such waste shall be placed in a container designed to hold such waste and either used by industry or disposed of in a proper and legal manner.
2. 
The influent to interceptors shall not exceed one hundred forty degrees Fahrenheit (140°F). The temperature at the interceptor's flow control device inspection port shall be considered equivalent to the temperature of the influent.
3. 
Waste shall enter the grease interceptor only through the inlet flow control device, then the inlet pipe.
4. 
Where food-waste grinders (garbage disposals) are installed, the waste from these units shall also discharge directly to the grease interceptor, and not directly to the City sewer system,
5. 
No food service establishment, with or without FOG management equipment, shall discharge, cause to be discharged, or place objects to be discharged with any wastewater with an animal/vegetable FOG concentration in excess of one hundred (100) milligrams per liter (100 mg/1), as determined by the approved analytical test for total recoverable oil and grease derived from animal/vegetable sources listed in 40 CFR 136, or in concentrations and/or quantities which will harm the City's wastewater system as directed by the Director of Public Works.
6. 
The operator shall make every practical effort to reduce the amount of FOG discharged to the City's wastewater system.
F. 
Service, Inspection And Monitoring Ports. Unless otherwise provided herein, each interceptor shall be located outside of a building or stricture in an area accessible for service, and so installed and connected that it shall be at all times easily accessible for inspection and for cleaning and removal of intercepted waste. Inlet flow control inspection ports, interceptor inspection ports, and effluent monitoring ports shall be in areas where vehicles may not temporarily block access for inspection. Interceptors shall be deemed to be inaccessible if the removal of stored materials is required to inspect inlet flow control devices, inspect or service interceptors or sample interceptor effluent. Interceptors and associated facilities shall be located so as to allow inspectors quick and easy access for inspection. An interceptor shall not be installed in any part of a building where food is handled. The location of all interceptors, inspection ports, and monitoring ports shall be approved by the Director of Public Works or the Utility Superintendent.
G. 
FOG Management Equipment Requirements.
1. 
The standard City FOG management equipment shall be based on the Missouri Department of Natural Resources design criteria and shall comply with the applicable plumbing code adopted by the City. The FOG management equipment shall consist of an outdoor interceptor of five hundred (500) gallons or larger depending on the application. Under no circumstances shall an interceptor smaller than five hundred (500) gallons be installed. Any interceptor shall have a minimum detention time of twenty-five (25) minutes to allow floatable FOG time to coagulate or solidify and remain in the interceptor.
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The following formula shall be used in determining the size of interceptor for food service establishments:
"S" multiplied by "GS" multiplied by "(HR/12)" multiplied by "LF" equals the effective capacity of grease interceptor in gallons.
"S" means the number of seats in a dining area.
"GS" means gallons of waste per seat (twenty-five (25) gallons shall be used for food service establishments with dishes/china and/or an automatic dishwasher; ten (10) gallons shall be used for food service establishments with paper or baskets with no dishwasher).
"HR" means the number of hours the food service establishment is open in a day.
"LF" means the load factor to be used (2.00 load factor for food service establishment located on an interstate highway; 1.25 load factor for food service establishment located in a recreational area; 1.00 load factor for food service establishment located on a main highway; and 0.75 load factor for food service establishment located on any other roadway).
H. 
Exempt Establishments. The City requires FOG management equipment for all food service establishments connected to the City's wastewater system. The City also recognizes that exemptions from the minimum requirement of a five hundred (500) gallon inceptor must be made due to, but not limited to, differences in menus, cooking and/or cleaning procedures, and plumbing size. The following potential exemptions from the standard FOG management equipment installation shall be individually reviewed:
1. 
No FOG management equipment shall be required for the following unless FOG deposits within the wastewater system are found to originate from the following:
a. 
Limited continental breakfast — No FOG management equipment is required, so long as food is not prepared on site, paper supplies only are used, and that dairy products are not discharged to the City's wastewater system from the location. The menu shall not exceed fruit, cereals, bagels, doughnuts, and biscuits, with or without gravy, with all gravy being a powder mixture or pre-mixed only. All dishes, pans, utensils, etc., used to heat or serve gravy must be fully disposable or otherwise removed and cleaned at an approved facility with properly operating and sized FOG management equipment.
b. 
Sites where catered meals are distributed and consumed, so long as all dishes, pans, utensils, etc., are removed and cleaned at an approved facility with properly operating and sized FOG management equipment.
c. 
Food service establishments that serve only pre-packaged foods, such as, but not limited to, pre-packaged ice cream, pre-packaged sandwiches, and pre-packaged fudge unless such establishments are distributing or disposing of the dairy products or cleaning dishes, pans or utensils that have contacted FOG material.
I. 
Interceptor Maintenance.
1. 
Required cleaning frequency.
a. 
Unless otherwise specified by the Director of Public Works or Utility Superintendent, each interceptor in active use shall be cleaned once every two (2) months, or every sixty (60) days, or more frequently as needed to prevent the discharge of FOG "in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l into the City's wastewater system. The Director of Public Works or Utility Superintendent may specify cleaning more frequently when pumping every two (2) months (sixty (60) days) is shown to be inadequate. Additional pumping may be required during time periods when increased loading is anticipated.
b. 
If the inspector determines that the interceptor is full, immediate steps shall be taken by the operator to pump out and clean the interceptor as soon as is practicable. The Director of Public Works or Utility Superintendent shall make an evaluation of the advisability of allowing discharge to continue, and may at his discretion order an immediate cessation of all discharge from the food service establishment.
c. 
The FOG management equipment shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation, at the operator's expense.
d. 
Chemical and/or biological additives that could cause the FOG fractions to be released from the interceptor into the City's wastewater system are not permitted.
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Notice of cleaning. Every operator shall within five (5) business days of each cleaning of an interceptor located on the operator's premises notify the Director of Public Works in writing that the interceptor has been cleaned. The notice of cleaning shall include the date of the cleaning, the identity of the hauler, and such other information as the Director of Public Works may reasonably require. The operator shall submit with each notice of cleaning an invoice, manifest or other similar document from the hauler evidencing the cleaning of the interceptor. The operator shall also submit such other documentation relating to the cleaning of the interceptor as the Director of Public Works, or Utility Superintendent, may reasonably require.
J. 
Monitoring, Inspection And Entry. It shall be unlawful for the operator of a food service establishment to refuse to allow inspectors to enter its premises during reasonable hours to determine whether the operator is complying with all of the requirements of this Section. The operator shall allow the inspectors access to all part of the premises for the purpose of inspection, records examination and copying and the performance of additional duties reasonably required to enforce this Section.
K. 
Enforcement.
1. 
A violation of any of the provisions of this Section shall subject the offender to a civil penalty as set forth in the schedule of penalties which is on file in the City offices. If any offender fails to pay penalties within fifteen (15) calendar days after being cited for a violation, the penalty may be recovered by the City in a civil action in the nature of a debt.
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This Section may also be enforced by an appropriate equitable action, including injunctions.
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The City may enforce this Section by any one (1) remedy or by any combination of remedies. The remedies provided herein are not exclusive and do not prohibit the City from using any other remedy provided by law, including criminal penalties.
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Severability. If any part or parts of this Section shall be held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining parts of this Section.