[Ord. No. 96-807 Art. I, 3-4-1996; Ord. No. 2009-47 Art. I §§1 — 22, 10-5-2009]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter 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 centigrade (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 outside the inner face of the building wall.
- BUILDING SEWER
- The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
- COMBINED SEWER
- A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
- Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
- Is permissive.
- NATURAL OUTLET
- Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other surface or ground water.
- Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogens in grams per liter of solution.
- PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
- The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of foods 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.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
- 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.[Ord. No. 320, 3-5-2018]
- 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.
- A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
- Is mandatory.
- 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) time the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
- STORM DRAIN/STORM SEWER
- A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage and unpolluted cooling water, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes.
- The Superintendent of Sewage Works and/or Water Pollution Control of the City of Warsaw or his 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.
- A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
[Ord. No. 96-807 Art. II §1, 3-4-1996; Ord. No. 2009-47 Art. II §1, 10-5-2009]
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 Warsaw, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectional waste.
[Ord. No. 96-807 Art. II §2, 3-4-1996; Ord. No. 2009-47 Art. II §2, 10-5-2009; Ord. No. 320, 3-5-2018]
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Warsaw, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any sewage, Graywater or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 96-807 Art. II §3, 3-4-1996; Ord. No. 2009-47 Art. II §3, 10-5-2009]
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. 96-807 Art. II §4, 3-4-1996; Ord. No. 2009-47 Art. II §4, 10-5-2009]
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, 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 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 Chapter within sixty (60) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that said public sewer is within seven hundred fifty (750) feet of the property line.