City of Pevely, MO
Jefferson County
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[R.O. 2004 §720.010; CC 1990 §720.010; Ord. No. 445 Art. I, 3-15-1982; Ord. No. 979 §1, 10-18-2001]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings used in this Article shall be as follows:
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.
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 building sewer, beginning five (5) feet (1.5 meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension of piping, also referred to as the "sewer lateral", that runs from the building drain to the main line of the public sewer system or other place of disposal. This shall include the actual tapping saddle, sleeve or other connecting apparatus to the main line of the public sewer system.
CITY
The City of Pevely, Jefferson County, Missouri.
CITY SUPERINTENDENT
That person designated by the City as its Administrative Officer in charge of the City wastewater system.
COD (denoting CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the chemical oxidation of compounds under standard laboratory procedure, expressed in milligrams per liter.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
GREASE
Organic compounds derived from petroleum, animal or vegetable sources and either coalesced or emulsified.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
OIL
Organic compounds derived from petroleum, animal or vegetable sources and either floating, emulsified or dissolved.
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.
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 direction.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and is controlled by public authority.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and stormwaters as may be present.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
SEWAGE WORKS
All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SEWER LATERAL (see also BUILDING SEWER)
A sewer service line connecting the building to the public sewer system or other place of disposal generally consisting of piping as authorized by this Chapter, "P" trap, cleanout with cap and tapping saddle or other connecting device to the main public sewer system or other place of disposal such as a "Y" or "T" fitting.
SHALL
Is mandatory; MAY — Is permissive.
SLUG
Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent 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.
STORM DRAIN (sometimes termed STORM SEWER)
A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluted cooling water.
SUPERINTENDENT
The City Superintendent of the City of Pevely or his/her authorized deputy, agent or representative.
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.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
[R.O. 2004 §720.020; CC 1990 §720.020; Ord. No. 445 Art. II, 3-15-1982]
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 Pevely, Missouri, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
[R.O. 2004 §720.030; CC 1990 §720.030; Ord. No. 445 Art. II, 3-15-1982]
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Pevely, Missouri, 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 Article.
[R.O. 2004 §720.040; CC 1990 §720.040; Ord. No. 445 Art. II, 3-15-1982]
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.
[R.O. 2004 §720.050; CC 1990 §720.050; Ord. No. 445 Art. II, 3-15-1982]
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the City of Pevely, Missouri, 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 sewer of the City, is hereby required at his/her 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 Article within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet of the property line.
[R.O. 2004 §720.060; CC 1990 §720.060; Ord. No. 445 Art. III, 3-15-1982]
A. 
Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Section 715.050, the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Section.
B. 
Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the City 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 City Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
C. 
A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the City Superintendent. He/she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the City Superintendent when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within twenty-four (24) hours of the receipt of notice by the City Superintendent.
D. 
The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Natural Resources 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 twenty thousand (20,000) square feet. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
E. 
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system as provided in Subsection (D), a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Article.
F. 
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City.
G. 
No statement contained in this Section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Health Officer.
H. 
When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within sixty (60) days and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank-run gravel or dirt.
[R.O. 2004 §720.070; CC 1990 §720.070; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
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 City Superintendent.
[R.O. 2004 §720.080; CC 1990 §720.080; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
A. 
There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits:
1. 
For residential and commercial service, and
2. 
For service to establishments producing industrial wastes.
In either case, the owner or his/her 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 City Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and fifty dollars ($50.00) for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
[R.O. 2004 §720.090; CC 1990 §720.090; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982; Ord. No. 979 §§2 — 3, 10-18-2001]
A. 
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer/sewer lateral shall be borne by the owner. As a condition for connecting to the public sewer system or other place of disposal, the owner shall indemnify and hold harmless the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation and continuing use of the building sewer/sewer lateral. The owner's responsibility is further stated as follows:
1. 
The owner is responsible for and shall maintain the building sewer/sewer lateral from and including the tapping apparatus at the main public sewer line or other place of disposal to the building.
2. 
As previously stated, the owner hereby indemnifies and holds harmless the City for any incident occasioned by blockage, collapse, act of God or any other loss or damage within the building sewer/sewer lateral from and including the tapping apparatus at the public sewer main or other place of disposal to the building.
3. 
In the event of any call out of City personnel after hours to correct sewage back up that is caused by clogging of the sewer lateral and not the City sewer main, the owner shall pay the City a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
[R.O. 2004 §720.100; CC 1990 §720.100; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
A. 
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one (1) 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, court yard 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.
B. 
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the City Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Article.
[R.O. 2004 §720.110; CC 1990 §720.110; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer and the methods to be used in excavating, place 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.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
[R.O. 2004 §720.120; CC 1990 §720.120; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer without cost to the City.
[R.O. 2004 §720.130; CC 1990 §720.130; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
[R.O. 2004 §720.140; CC 1990 §720.140; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code 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.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the City Superintendent before installation.
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Cross Reference — As to recoupment of certain construction costs by developer, §500.140.
[R.O. 2004 §720.150; CC 1990 §720.150; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the City Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection shall be made under the supervision of the City Superintendent or his/her representative.
[R.O. 2004 §720.160; CC 1990 §720.160; Ord. No. 445 Art. IV, 3-15-1982]
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.
[R.O. 2004 §720.170; CC 1990 §720.170; Ord. No. 445 Art. V, 3-15-1982]
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, including interior and exterior foundation drains, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process water to any sanitary sewer.
B. 
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the City Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged on approval of the City Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged on approval of the City Superintendent to a storm sewer with approval of the Department of Natural Resources, to a 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 singularly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant including, but not limited to, cyanides in excess of two (2) mg/l as in 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.
5. 
Any waters or wastes in excess of the following limits shall be subject to review by the City Superintendent.
a. 
BOD no more than two hundred fifty (250) milligrams per liter.
b. 
Suspended solids no more than three hundred (300) milligrams.
c. 
COD no more than four hundred fifty (450) milligrams per liter.
d. 
Average daily flow greater than ten percent (10%) of the average sewage flow of the City.
Where the City Superintendent deems necessary, the owner shall provide, at his/her expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to meet the aforesaid limits for BOD, suspended solids or COD and to provide uniformity of discharge flow rate consistent with the City's treatment process.
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 City 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 his/her opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the City 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 of 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) sixty-five degrees Centigrade (65°C)).
2. 
Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or dissolved or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two degree Fahrenheit (32°F) and one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150°F) zero and sixty-five degrees Centigrade (0 and 65°C)) or which may cause excessive scum in the treatment process.
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 City 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 City Superintendent for such materials.
6. 
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing substances in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the City 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 City 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 volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "slugs" as defined herein.
10. 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amendable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed or are amendable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
E. 
If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Subsection (D) of this Section and which in the judgment of the City 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 City 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 this Section.
If the City Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plans and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the City 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 City Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the City 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/her expense.
H. 
When required by the City 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 City Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his/her expense and shall be maintained by him/her 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 analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four (24) hour composite of all sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four (24) composites of all outfalls whereas pHs are determined from periodic grab samples.)
J. 
No statement contained in this Section 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 therefor by the industrial concern.
[R.O. 2004 §720.180; CC 1990 §720.180; Ord. No. 445 Art. VI, 3-15-1982]
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 sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.
[R.O. 2004 §720.190; CC 1990 §720.190; Ord. No. 445 Art. VII, 3-15-1982]
A. 
The City 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 City Superintendent or his/her 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 Subsection (A) above, the City 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 715.170(H).
C. 
The City Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the sewage work, if any, on said easement and shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
[R.O. 2004 §720.200; CC 1990 §720.200; Ord. No. 445 Art. VIII, 3-15-1982]
A. 
Any person found to be violating any provisions of this Article except Section 715.180 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) above shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished in accordance with Section 100.220 of this Code. 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 Article shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by the City by reason of such violation.
[R.O. 2004 §720.210; CC 1990 §720.210; Ord. No. 54 §§1 — 2, 4-15-1967]
A. 
If any property immediately adjacent to the City of Pevely at the present time is casting sewerage into the City of Pevely and said action is deemed by the Health Department of Jefferson County to be a serious health hazard to the citizens of Pevely, said property may be permitted to connect onto the City sewers upon their application, upon the owners entering into a contract agreeing to the payment of all sewer service charges plus the amount said property would have to pay the City in taxes if they were within the City, plus all other needed charges as determined by the Board.
B. 
The public and parochial schools and churches near the City of Pevely, which are tax exempt, may connect on if they pay the entire cost of connection and agree to pay a sewer service charge in an amount to be approved by the Board.
[R.O. 2004 §735.010; CC 1990 §735.010; Ord. No. 91 §1, 10-8-1969]
The definitions given herein deal only with certain terms used in this Article, in the sense that they are used herein. These definitions are not of a general nature and are not generally applicable beyond the sense used in this Article.
CESSPOOL
A pit for the reception or detention of sewerage.
DRAIN
A sewer or other pipe or conduit used for conveying ground, surface or stormwater.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes resulting from the processes employed in industrial establishments.
POTABLE WATER
Water which is safe for drinking or other sanitary purposes and is also suitable for domestic use.
ROOF DRAIN
A conduit for conveying the storm or rainwater from a roof.
SANITARY OR DOMESTIC SEWAGE
Sewage from a building used for human habitation or occupancy.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer intended to receive sanitary sewage with or without industrial wastes and without the admixture of surface or stormwater.
SEPTIC TANK
A tank through which sewage flows and which permits solids in the sewage to settle in order that portions of such solids may be disintegrated by biological action.
SERVICE LATERAL
A conduit or pipe from the sewer line to the building served.
SEWAGE
The liquid wastes conducted away from residences, business buildings or institutions, together with those from industrial establishments and with such ground, surface and stormwater as may be present.
SEWER
A conduit for carrying off sewage.
SEWERAGE SYSTEM
The network of sewers, together with sewage lift stations and all appurtenances necessary for the collection of sewage.
STORMWATER
That portion of the rainfall or other precipitation which runs off over the surface during a storm and for such a short period following a storm as the flow exceeds the normal or ordinary runoff.
SURFACE WATER
That portion of a rainfall or other precipitation which runs off over the surface of the ground.
[R.O. 2004 §735.020; CC 1990 §735.020; Ord. No. 91 §2, 10-8-1969]
After this Article has been passed and approved, the Board of Aldermen shall appoint a sewer inspector who shall be the City Marshal, Superintendent of Sewage Works or other authorized representative (hereinafter referred to as the City Sewer Inspector) who shall make such inspections as are necessary to properly carry out the provisions of this Chapter and shall report all violations thereof to the City Clerk.
[R.O. 2004 §735.030; CC 1990 §735.030; Ord. No. 91 §3, 10-8-1969]
No connection shall hereafter be made to any sewer or portion of the sewerage system until a written permit has been obtained from the City Clerk. A separate permit shall be required for each house or building and a fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be charged for each permit. No other tap-on charges shall be made.
[R.O. 2004 §735.040; CC 1990 §735.040; Ord. No. 91 §4, 10-8-1969]
A. 
The City Clerk of Pevely, Missouri, is hereby instructed and it shall be his/her duty to issue permits for connections to the sewerage system. Such permits shall be issued in numerical order and shall be issued independently of any other permits issued by the City Clerk.
B. 
Before issuing such a permit, an application shall be filed with the City Clerk on a blank provided for that purpose. This application shall show the name and address of the owner, name of the person to whom permit is issued, number of permit, location of property, type of building to be served (whether residence or business), number of rooms and size of sewer to be connected. The application shall be signed by the owner or his/her authorized representative and shall be accompanied by a complete and legible set of plans and specifications of the work to be done or, in lieu thereof, such written description of the type of materials and methods to be used in the construction as shall be acceptable to the City Sewer Inspector. The application shall be retained by the City Clerk as a permanent record of each connection to the sewerage system.
[R.O. 2004 §735.050; CC 1990 §735.050; Ord. No. 91 §5, 10-8-1969]
It shall be the duty of the City Sewer Inspector to inspect each service lateral before any connection is made to the sewerage system and to require that all defects or unsatisfactory construction features be corrected before permitting the connection to be made. The City Sewer Inspector shall be present at the time the connection is made and it shall be the responsibility of the owner or his/her representatives to notify him/her in advance of the time and place where the connection will be made.
[R.O. 2004 §735.060; CC 1990 §735.060; Ord. No. 91 §6, 10-8-1969]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to place any pipe or conduit which carries or is intended to carry sewage in the same trench or ditch with a pipe or conduit which carries or is intended to carry a potable water supply. In every case where a water and sewer line are parallel, the water line shall be at least ten (10) feet horizontally from and at a higher elevation than the sewer line.
B. 
Where it is not possible to meet the above conditions or where for any reason unusual circumstances present a potential or actual hazard to a potable water supply, the Division of Health must be notified in writing and plans submitted showing the precautions which are to be taken to minimize the hazard to the potable water supply. In no case shall the work proceed until the plans for protecting the water supply have been approved in writing by the Division of Health.
[R.O. 2004 §735.070; CC 1990 §735.070; Ord. No. 91 §7, 10-8-1969]
It shall be unlawful to make or cause to be made a connection of any roof drain, areaway drain, yard or court drain or any drain whatsoever which will permit, allow or cause any storm or surface water to enter the sanitary sewerage system.
[R.O. 2004 §735.080; CC 1990 §735.080; Ord. No. 91 §8, 10-8-1969]
It shall be unlawful to connect or to cause to be connected to the sanitary sewerage system the effluent of any septic tank, cesspool or sewage tank. Where such tanks exist and it is desired to make a connection to the sanitary sewerage system, a tile line shall be constructed around the unit in such a manner as to preclude the possibility of any sewage flowing into or out of the cesspool or tank and said septic tank, cesspool or sewage tank shall then be filled with earth, cinders, ashes or similar material.
[R.O. 2004 §735.090; CC 1990 §735.090; Ord. No. 91 §9, 10-8-1969]
Where any unlawful connection as defined in Sections 715.280 and 715.290 of this Article is known to exist, such connection shall be broken within ten (10) days after the passage of this Article or where such connections are found to exist, such unlawful connections shall be broken and their use discontinued within ten (10) days after date of notification to break such connection as provided in Section 715.310 of this Article.
[R.O. 2004 §735.100; CC 1990 §735.100; Ord. No. 91 §10, 10-8-1969]
The City Sewer Inspector shall make an inspection of the method of disposing of roof and other stormwater drainage from each house which is connected to the sanitary sewers of the City of Pevely within ninety (90) days after the passage and approval of this Article and as frequently thereafter as is necessary to secure compliance with this Article. Following each inspection, the City Sewer Inspector shall submit a list of all property owners whose property or properties have connections in violation of this Article to the City Clerk. Written notification of any violation of this Article shall then be given by said City Clerk to the owner or owners of the property upon which the violation occurs. If the provisions of this Article have not been complied with within the period of ten (10) days following date of notice of violation, the City shall have the right to make or have made such alterations as are deemed necessary by the City Sewer Inspector to meet the requirements of this Article and all costs thereof shall be provided for and defrayed by a special tax bill to be assessed in favor of the City against the property on which said improvements are made and such special tax bill shall become a lien on said property.
[R.O. 2004 §735.110; CC 1990 §735.110; Ord. No. 91 §11, 10-8-1969]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any butcher's offal, dead animals or liquids containing excessive quantities of salt, hair, fibers, grease, blood, feathers or other obstructing materials.
[R.O. 2004 §735.120; CC 1990 §735.120; Ord. No. 91 §12, 10-8-1969]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any powdered milk, whey, skimmed milk, whole milk, cream or other milk products or any industrial wastes of any type which might damage or otherwise cause operational difficulties in the sanitary system or interfere in any manner whatsoever with the normal operation of any sewage treatment works or sewage treatment devices.
[R.O. 2004 §735.130; CC 1990 §735.130; Ord. No. 91 §13, 10-8-1969]
It shall be permissible to discharge normal quantities of industrial wastes from washing operations and from other normal industrial plant operations into the sanitary sewerage system provided necessary precautions are taken to exclude those materials described in Sections 715.320, 715.330, 715.350 and 715.360 of this Article and, further provided, that the wastes are of such a nature that they will not damage, clog or otherwise interfere with the normal operation of the sewerage system nor with the operation of any sewage treatment plant or sewage treating devices.
[R.O. 2004 §735.140; CC 1990 §735.140; Ord. No. 91 §14, 10-8-1969]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any oil, gasoline, petroleum, coal oil, grease, explosives, inflammable matter or oil wastes. Cleaning establishments, buildings used for housing or repairing automobiles, gasoline and oil service stations and other buildings or establishments where gasoline, oil, calcium carbide or other explosive or inflammable mattes are stored, sold or handled, the drains from which are connected to the public sewers must be provided with an approved trap, so constructed, located and maintained as to prevent the entrance into the sewer of such explosive of inflammable matter. Such trap shall be located on the sewer before its junction with any other pipe or receptacle containing sewage. The passage of human or fresh animal excrement through such trap is prohibited.
[R.O. 2004 §735.150; CC 1990 §735.150; Ord. No. 91 §15, 10-8-1969]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or to cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any wastes or waters which have been used for industrial or private cooling or air-conditioning purposes. Such wastes shall be kept separate from sanitary or other industrial wastes and shall be discharged into the nearest storm sewer or open watercourse.
[R.O. 2004 §735.160; CC 1990 §735.160; Ord. No. 91 §16, 10-8-1969]
In the event that satisfactory compliance of the various Sections of this Article cannot be obtained within a period of sixty (60) days following receipt of notification of such violation by the offender, the Board of Aldermen may order the offending person, firm, partnership or corporation to disconnect from the municipal sewerage system or may order the connection broken by municipal employees, provided however, that the offending party must be notified at least sixty (60) days in advance of the date the connection must be broken.