Article I Discharge of Sewage and Industrial Wastes
Article II Rates and Charges
[R.O. 2008 §710.010; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
Unless otherwise indicated by specific context, the meaning and terms used in this Article shall be as follows:
- ACT or THE ACT
- The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as amended (33 United States Code 1251, et seq.).
- APPROVAL AUTHORITY
- The Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
- AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRIAL USER
- An authorized representative of an Industrial User who may be:
- 1. A principal executive officer of at least the level of Vice President, if the Industrial User is a corporation;
- 2. A general partner or proprietor if the Industrial User is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively;
- 3. A duly authorized representative of the individual designated above, if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facilities from which the indirect discharge originates.
- BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (B.O.D., BOD)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of decomposed organic matter by standard methods procedure in five (5) days at twenty (20) organic matter by standard methods procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Celsius (20°C) expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l).
- BUILDING DRAIN
- That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil waste or other drainage pipes inside walls of a building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning two (2) feet outside the building wall.
- BUILDING SEWER
- The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
- CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (C.O.D., COD)
- The measure of the oxygen-consuming capacity of organic and inorganic matter present in wastewater expressed as the amount of oxygen consumed from a chemical oxidant as under standard laboratory procedure expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l).
- The Municipality of Maryville, Missouri, for the purpose of administering this Article represented by the Director of Public Works.
- COMBINED SEWER
- A sewer designed and intended to receive and convey both wastewater and stormwater, including roof and street drainage.
- COMPOSITE SAMPLE
- The combination of individual samples of water or wastewater taken at selected intervals (generally hourly or some similar specified period), to minimize the effect of the variability of the individual sample. Individual samples may have equal volume or may be roughly proportional to the flow at the time of sampling.
- The attachment of a building sewer to the City's public sewer at a "Y" branch or the drilling of a proper opening on the sewer main and the placement of an approved collar receptacle secured by epoxy cement. This work does not include any excavation or backfill at the site.
- CONTROL AUTHORITY
- The City is the "Control Authority", through the Director of Public Works as described in the provisions of 40 CFR 403.11.
- COOLING WATER
- The water discharged from any use such as air-conditioning, cooling or refrigeration or to which the only pollutant added is heat.
- DIRECT DISCHARGE
- The discharge of treated or untreated wastewater directly to the ground or surface water of the State of Missouri.
- The executive of the Department of Public Works who supervises the operation of the Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System of the City of Maryville.
- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY or EPA
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or, where appropriate, the term may be used as designation for the Regional Administrator or other duly authorized official of said agency.
- Solid waste from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storing and sale of products.
- GOVERNING BODY
- The City Council of the City of Maryville, Missouri.
- GRAB SAMPLE
- A sample which is taken from a waste stream on a one (1) time basis with no regard to the flow in the waste stream and without consideration of time.
- HOLDING TANK WASTE
- Any wastes from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks and vacuum-pump tank trucks.
- INDIRECT DISCHARGE
- The discharge or the introduction of non-domestic pollutants from any source regulated under Section 307(b) or (c) of the Act (33 United States Code 1317), into the POTW (including holding tanks discharged into the public sewer).
- INDUSTRIAL LIQUID WASTE
- All waterborne solids, liquids or gaseous wastes resulting from any industrial, manufacturing or food processing operation or process, or from the development of any natural resource, or any mixture of these with water or domestic wastewater as distinct from normal domestic wastewater. Industrial manufacturing processes shall include, but are not limited to: Food and allied products, tobacco manufacturers; textile mill products; apparel and other finished products, furniture and fixtures; printing; publishing and allied industries; chemicals and allied products; petroleum refining and related industries; rubber and miscellaneous plastics products; leather and leather products; stone, clay, glass, and concrete products; primary metal industries; fabricated metal products; machinery and transportation equipment; electrical machinery, equipment and supplies; transportation equipment; professional, scientific and controlling instruments; photographic and optical goods; watches and clocks; miscellaneous manufacturing industries.
- According to 40 CFR 403.3(i), "interference" is defined as a discharge which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, both inhibits or disrupts the POTW; its treatment processes or its sludge processes, use, or disposal; and therefore, causes a violation of the POTW's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit or prevents sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with specified applicable Federal Statutes, regulations or permits.
- INDUSTRIAL USER — Revision Required
- "Industrial user" is defined in 40 CFR 403.3(h) as a source of indirect discharge. "Indirect discharge" is defined in 40 CFR 403.3(g) as the discharge of pollutants into a POTW from any non-domestic source regulated under Sections 307(b), (c) or (d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
- MUNICIPAL SEWER SYSTEM
- All sanitary sewers, pumping stations, sewage treatment plants, main sewers, interceptor sewers, outfall sewers, and work for the collection, transportation, wastes thereto, necessary in the maintenance and operation of the same.
- NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRE-TREATMENT STANDARD or PRE-TREATMENT STANDARD
- Any (present or future) regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA in accordance with Section 307 (b) and (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1317) which applies to a specific category of Industrial Users.
- NATIONAL POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM or NPDES PERMIT
- A discharge permit issued by the Approval Authority pursuant to Section 402 of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1342).
- NATIONAL PROHIBITIVE DISCHARGE STANDARD or PROHIBITIVE DISCHARGE STANDARD
- Any (present or future) regulation developed under the authority of 307(b) of the Act and 40 CFR, Section 403.5.
- NATURAL OUTLET
- Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
- NEW SOURCE
- "New source" is defined in 40 CFR 403.3(k) as a facility from which there is, or may be, a discharge of pollutants, construction of which began after the publication of the proposed pre-treatment standards pursuant to Section 307(c) of the CWA, which will apply to the facility if the standards are promulgated, provided certain location and construction criteria are met.
- NORMAL DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
- Waterborne wastes normally discharging from the sanitary sewer of buildings (including apartment houses and motels), office buildings, factories and institutions, free from storm surface water and industrial wastes. Normal domestic wastewater for the City shall be wastewater with an average concentration of five (5) day BOD established at two hundred milligrams per liter (200 mg/l); the average concentration of suspended solids is established at three hundred milligrams per liter (300 mg/l).
- PASS THROUGH
- Under 40 CFR 403.3(n), "pass through" is defined as a discharge which exists the POTW in quantities or concentrations which, alone or with discharges from other sources, causes a violation of the POTW's NPDES Permit.
- Any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental agency or any other legal entity of their local representatives, agents or assigns. The masculine gender shall include the feminine; the singular shall include the plural where indicated by the context.
- The negative logarithm of the reciprocal of the concentration of the hydrogen ions in grams per liter of a solution.
- PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
- Garbage which has been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in sewers, with no particle greater than one (1) inch in any dimension.
- Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, wastewater, garbage, wastewater sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, City and agricultural waste discharged into water.
- The man-made or man-induced alteration of the chemical, physical, biological, thermal, and radiological integrity of water.
- POTW TREATMENT PLANT
- That portion of the POTW designed to provide treatment to wastewater.
- PRE-TREATMENT REQUIREMENT
- "Pre-treatment requirement" is defined in 40 CFR 403.3(r) as any substantive or procedural pre-treatment requirement, other than a national pretreatment standard, applicable to IUS.
- PRE-TREATMENT or TREATMENT
- The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the removal of pollutants or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to, or in lieu of, discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into the POTW. The reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical or biological processes or process changes by other means, except as prohibited by 40 CFR Section 403.6(d).
- PRE-TREATMENT STANDARD
- Any (present or future 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.
- PUBLIC SEWER
- A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties shall have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority.
- PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
- The treatment works as defined by Section 212 of the Act; which is owned by the City of Maryville, Missouri. This definition includes any devices and systems used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of City wastewater of a liquid nature. It also includes sewers, pipes and other conveyances only if they convey wastewater to a wastewater treatment plant. For the purposes of this Article, "POTW" shall also include any sewers that convey wastewaters to the POTW from persons outside the City who are users of the City's POTW.
- RECEIVING STREAM
- Any natural watercourse into which sewage is discharged.
- Such books, documents, papers, apparatus, data, readings, records of analysis, plans and graphs as may be required for the proper operation of the publicly owned treatment works.
- SANITARY SEWAGE
- (See Normal Domestic Wastewater).
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer which carries sewage and/or industrial wastes to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
- Any combination of water-carried wastes from residences, buildings, industrial establishments, institutions, manufacturing plants, processing plants, commercial establishments, or other places in which such wastes are produced, together with such ground, surface, storm or other water as may be present.
- A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
- Is mandatory; MAY — is permissive.
- SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
- As per 40 CFR 403.3(t), "significant industrial user" is defined as:
- 1. Any Categorical Industrial User (CIU).
- 2. Any other IU which:
- a. Discharges an average of twenty-five thousand (25,000) gallons or more of process wastewater per day;
- b. Contributes a process wastewater which makes up five percent (5%) or more of the dry weather average hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW;
- c. Is designated as such by the Control Authority on the basis that it has a reasonable potential to adversely affect the POTW's operation or to violate a pre-treatment standard or requirement.
- SIGNIFICANT NON-COMPLIANCE
- Pursuant to 40 CFR 403.8(f)(2)(vii), an IU is in "significant non-compliance" if its violation meets one or more of the specific criteria listed in this Section. If the POTW determines that an IU is in Significant non-compliance (SNC), that user must be included on the annual publication list. In Section 10-326.d of the ordinance, the City uses an old Federal definition which defines "significant violation" as "a violation which remains uncorrected forty-five (45) days after non-compliance, which is part of a pattern of non-compliance over a 12-month period, which involves a failure to accurately report non-compliance".
- Any discharge of wastewater, sewage, or industrial liquid wastes which, for a given pollutant parameter, exceeds for any period longer than fifteen (15) minutes, more than (5) times its average twenty-four (24) hour concentration during normal operation.
- STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)
- Classification pursuant to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual issued the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, 1971.
- STANDARD METHODS
- The laboratory procedures set forth in the latest edition, at the time of analysis, of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater", as prepared, approved and published jointly by the "American Public Health Association" and "American Waterworks Association" and "Water Pollution Control Federation".
- The State of Missouri.
- STORM SEWER OR STORM DRAIN
- A sewer which carries stormwater, surface water, drainage and some industrial water discharges, such as cooling and air-conditioning water, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes.
- Any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation and resulting therefrom.
- SUSPENDED SOLIDS
- Solids that either float on the surface of, or are suspended in, water, wastewater or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
- TOXIC POLLUTANT
- Any pollutant or combination of pollutants listed as toxic in (present or future) regulations promulgated by the Administrator of the EPA under the provision of Section 307(a)(1) of the Act.
- A device for retaining sand, slit, grit mineral material, petroleum solvent, grease or oil by gravity differential separation from wastewater and of a design and capacity approved by the City.
- UNPOLLUTED WATER AND WASTE
- Any water or waste containing none of the following: Emulsified grease or oil, acid, or alkali, phenols or other substances imparting taste and odor in receiving water; toxic poisonous substances in suspension, colloidal state or solution; and noxious or odorous gases. It shall contain not more than ten (10) milligrams per liter (10 mg/l) of suspended solids or five (5) day BOD. The color shall not exceed fifty (50) standard color units.
- Any person who contributes, causes, or permits the contribution of wastewater into the City's POTW.
- (See "SEWAGE.")
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS
- An arrangement of devices and structures for treating wastewater, industrial wastes and sludge. Sometimes synonymous with waste treatment plant or wastewater treatment plant.
- A natural surface drainage channel for stormwater and ground water in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
- WATERS OF THE STATE
- All streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, springs, reservoirs, aquifers, irrigation systems, drainage systems and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface, or underground, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through or border upon the State of Missouri or any portion thereof.
Unless the context of usage indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms in the Article not defined in this Section shall be defined in the Glossary: Water and Wastewater Control Engineering, prepared by the Joint Editorial Board of the American Public Health and Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Waterworks Association and Water Pollution Control Federation, copyright 1969.
Abbreviations shall have these designated meanings:
BOD: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (five (5) day, unless otherwise noted as "Ultimate BOD")
CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
COD: Chemical Oxygen Demand
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
mg/l: Milligrams Per Liter
DNR: (Missouri) Department of Natural Resources
NODES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination system
POTW: Publicly Owned Treatment Plant
USC: United States Code
SIC: Standard Industrial Classification
SWDA: Solid Waste Disposal Act.
[R.O. 2008 §710.020; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation within the City or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, to perform any of the following:
Deposit in any unsanitary manner upon public or private property any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
Discharge to any natural outlet or storm sewer any sewage, industrial wastes, polluted water, or any other substance which constitutes a nuisance or hazard to the public health or welfare, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of the Article.
Construct, install or maintain any privy, privy vault, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage, except private sewage disposal systems as hereinafter provided.
[R.O. 2008 §710.030; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
The owner of any house, building or property used for human occupancy, employment or recreation or other purpose, situated within the City, is hereby required, at their 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 the date of official notice to do so; provided that said public sewer is within one hundred (100) feet (30.5 meters) of the property line.
[R.O. 2008 §710.040; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
Exclusion thereof, no private sewage disposal system construction shall be permitted within the City Limits.
Abandonment. At such times as public sanitary sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system, as provided in Section 710.020(2), a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer within sixty (60) days in compliance with this Article, and the private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned, cleaned of sludge, and filled with a suitable material. (Concrete)
[R.O. 2008 §710.050; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992; Ord. No. 5099 §1, 11-9-1992; Ord. No. 5532 §1, 5-27-1997]
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.
Connection Permit Required. 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 Director of Public Works. There shall be three (3) classes of building sewer connection permits:
No permit shall be issued for connection of a building sewer to any public sewer required to be constructed pursuant to a permit issued by an agency of the State of Missouri, until such public sewer has been approved and accepted by the City and a State of Missouri operating permit has been issued.
Application for Permit. In any case, the application for such a permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications or other information as are deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works.
Costs. All costs and expense incident to the installation and connections 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 a building sewer.
Regulations and Code Applicable. 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 Plumbing Code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City. 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.
Prohibited Connections To Building Sewer. No person shall make connection of roof, downspout, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff to a building sewer or building drain, which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
Connections, How Made. The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Plumbing Code and other applicable rules and regulations of the City. All such connections shall be made gas-tight and water-tight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Director of Public Works before installation. Each connection shall be made at the "Y" branch designated for that property, unless a "Y" branch is not provided or cannot be located within five (5) feet of the point of measurement furnished by the City. Any connection not made at a designated "Y" branch shall be made with a tapping saddle "Y" in the upper quadrant of the sewer pipe. The breaking of a sewer pipe for insertion of a connection fitting shall be made under the supervision of a City.
Inspection. The applicant for the building sewer permit shall give notice to the City when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. Such notice shall be given at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the commencement of the work. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Director of Public Works or his/her duly authorized representative.
Protection of Excavations. 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 Director.
Damage from Sewers. The property owner shall take all risk or damage that may result from water backflow into their premises from the public sewers. To prevent such backflow, the owner shall, at his/her own cost, install in the building drain or building sewer a self-acting valve in all cases where a backflow from the public sewers may be anticipated. The owner shall keep the valve in condition for service at all times.
Information Furnished. The City shall furnish all information is its possession as to the position, depth and grade of public sewers and the position of "Y" branches.
Property Lines. All appurtenances to building drains and building sewers, including catch basins, manholes, cleanouts, backwater valves and fittings, shall be located within the property served by such drains or sewers.
Maintenance of Building Sewer. The property owner shall be responsible for the maintenance of the building sewer or building drain from the point of connection to the public sewer to the premises served thereby, including the connection with the public sewer.
Abandonment of Building Sewer. Any building sewer, which is discontinued shall be disconnected at the public sewer. The public sewer will be repaired to prevent infiltration of ground water in a manner satisfactory to the Director of Public Works.
Open Connections. It shall be unlawful for any person constructing a sewer, house, building connection or industrial connection to a sanitary sewer leaving such connection open, unsealed or incomplete allowing storm or surface water to enter into any sanitary sewer within the City. All such openings will be tightly sealed at all points whenever work is not in progress on such sewer connections.
[R.O. 2008 §710.060; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged stormwater, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer. Uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters may be accepted, under special circumstances, following review and approval by the Director of Public Works.
[R.O. 2008 §710.070; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
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 Director of Public Works. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the Director of Public Works, to a storm sewer, combined sewer, or natural outlet.
[R.O. 2008 §710.080; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
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 Director of Public Works, that such wastes can harm the POTW or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream, or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property, or constitutes a nuisance. In forming an opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Director of Public Works 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 and capacity of the POTW, degree of treatability of wastes in the wastewater treatment works and other pertinent factors. But in no case will a federally mandated prohibition be altered to be less stringent. The substances which must be considered include, but are not limited to, the following:
Any liquids, solids or gases which by reason of their nature or quantity are, or may be, sufficient either alone or by interaction with other substances to cause fire or explosion or be injurious in any other way to the POTW or to the operation of the POTW. At no time shall two (2) successive readings on an explosion hazard meter, at the point of discharge into the POTW (or at any point in the system) be more than five percent (5%) nor any single reading over ten percent (10%) of the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) of the meter. Flash point limit of less than 140°F (60°C) shall be observed.
Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to: Gasoline, fuel oil, hexane, kerosene, naphtha, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethers, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, peroxides, chlorates, perchlorates, bromates, carbides and hydrides.
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or in interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with the POTW, constitute a hazard to humans or animals; create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the wastewater treatment works. A toxic pollutant shall include, but not be limited to, any pollutant identified pursuant to Section 307 (a) of the Act.
Any herbicides and pesticides.
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.5, or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and/or personnel of the POTW.
Solids, natural man-made fibers, insoluble or emulsified oils, fats, greases, slurries 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 POTW such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, paraffin, mud, straw, shavings, metal, sawdust, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, paper dishes, cups, milk containers, bones, spent lime, grinding compounds, grass clippings, spent grain, spent hops, asphalt residues, chemical residues, acid residues, entrails, paint residues, whey, food processing bulk solids, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
Septic tank sludge, and all other trucked or hauled wastes, except that such sludge may be discharged at selected locations as designated for this purpose by the Director of Public Works.
Any substance which may cause the POTW's effluent or any other product of the POTW such as residues, sludge or scums to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse or to interfere with the reclamation process. In no case shall a substance, discharged to the POTW, cause the POTW to be in non-compliance with sludge or disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations developed under Section 405 of the Act; any criteria, guidelines or regulations affecting sludge use or disposal developed pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act or State criteria applicable to the sludge management method being used.
Any substance which will cause the POTW to violate its NPDES Permit or the receiving water quality standards.
Any pollutants, including oxygen demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.) released at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which a user knows or has reason to know will cause interference to the POTW. In no case shall a slug load have a flow rate or contain concentration or qualities of pollutants that exceed, for any time period longer than fifteen (15) minutes, more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration, quantities or flow during normal operation. As specified in 40 CFR 403.5(b)(4), the discharge of any pollutant, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (such as Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), released in a discharge at a flow rate or pollutant concentration which will cause interference, is prohibited. The Federal regulations also provide an affirmative defense for a user if that user meets both parts of a two-part test set out in 40 CFR 403.5(a)(2). The user must satisfy two conditions:
It did not know, or have reason to know, that its discharge would cause pass through or interference; and
It was in compliance with existing limits for each pollutant in its discharge; or, if a limit was not enacted for such pollutants(s), its discharge directly before and during the pass through or interference did not change substantially from its prior discharge(s) which occurred when the POTW remained in compliance with its NPDES Permit.
Any wastewater having a temperature which will inhibit biological activity in the wastewater treatment works resulting in introduction into the wastewater treatment plant which exceeds forty degrees Celsius (40°C), one hundred four degrees Fahrenheit (104°F).
Any water or waste containing fats, grease, wax, or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred milligrams per liter (100 mg/l) or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit (32°F) and one hundred fifty degrees Celsius (150°C), zero (0) and sixty-five degrees Celsius (65°C).
Any waters or wastes containing reducing substances of an organic or inorganic nature, toxic or non-toxic, which exert an immediate chlorine demand, shall not be discharged into the POTW or if the discharge of such agents will prevent the achievement of an adequate chlorine residual in the effluent of the wastewater treatment works.
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste or odor-product substances, in concentrations exceeding limits established by the Director, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of the State, Federal, or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters. In no case shall any waste contain phenolic compounds in excess of five-tenths milligrams per liter (0.5 mg/l) expressed as phenols.
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentrations as may exceed limits established by the Director of Public Works in compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations.
Materials which exert or cause:
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to, Fullers earth, lime slurries and lime residues) or as dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium chlorine and sodium sulfate).
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
Any noxious or malodorous liquids, gases or solids which either singly or by interaction with other wastes are sufficient to create a public nuisance or hazard to life or are sufficient to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance and repair.
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipment with a motor of three-fourth (¾) horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Director of Public Works.
Any waters or wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions, whether neutralized or not.
Any wastes containing sulfides in excess of ten milligrams per liter (10 mg/l) expressed as hydrogen sulfide.
Levels of chlorinated solvents which, in the opinion of the Director of Public Works, result in conditions defined under Section 710.080(22) of this Article.
Waters or wastes containing substances which could interfere with the normal operation of the POTW, and/or contaminate the resulting sewage sludge or otherwise pass through the POTW, untreated, into the receiving stream.
Any waters or wastes containing in excess of limits of iron, chromium, copper, zinc, and similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine demand following limits for the specified parameter:
Cyanides as CN
Arsenic as As
Cadmium as Cd
Chromium as Cr
Copper as Cu
Lead as Pb
Zinc as Zn
Nickel as Ni
Mercury as Hg
Silver as Ag
Iron as Fe
Boron as B
[R.O. 2008 §710.230; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
Grease, oil and sand traps shall be provided when, in opinion of the Director of Public Works, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients; except that such traps shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All traps shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Director of Public Works and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for clearing and inspection. Grease, oil and/or sand traps shall be installed in all new automotive service stations, garages, restaurants and other new facilities where a heavy discharge of grease and oil is to be expected.
[R.O. 2008 §710.240; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
Information and data on a user obtained from reports, questionnaires, monitoring programs and from inspections shall be available to the public or other governmental agency without restriction unless the user specifically requests and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Governing Body that release of such information would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets of the user.
(Note: 40 CFR 403.8(f)(1)(vii) and 40 CFR 403.14)
When requested by the person furnishing a report, the portions of a report which might disclose trade secrets or secret processes shall not be made available for inspection by the public but shall be made available upon written request to governmental agencies for uses related to this Article, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NODES) Permit, and/or the pre-treatment programs; provided however, that such portions of or part shall be available for use by the State or any State agency in judicial review or enforcement proceedings involving the person furnishing the report. Wastewater constituents and characteristics will not be recognized as confidential information.
[R.O. 2008 §710.270; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
The quantity of water used upon any premises furnished with sewerage services by the Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System of the City shall be measured by the water meter or meters serving the premises; provided however, that if any occupant or owner of any premises connected with the sewerage system of the City shall purchase water from a source other than the City's Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System, than such occupant or owner shall, at his/her expense, install and maintain on said premises a water meter or meters satisfactory to the Superintendent of the Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System of the City, or other representative of the City, which meter shall measure all water received on said premises from all sources, and, in such case, the sewerage rates to be charged such customer shall be based upon the aggregate quantity of water received on said premises as measured by said meter or meters. The Superintendent of the Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System of the City or other representative of the City shall have access to the premises of such customer at all reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting and testing said water meter or meters and reading of the records thereof.
[R.O. 2008 §710.275; Ord. No. 5133 §1, 5-10-1993; Ord. No. 5533 §1, 5-27-1997]
Residential Sewer Charge. Residential customers living in individually metered dwelling units shall be billed beginning on May first (1st) of each year and for the succeeding twelve (12) months at an average monthly amount established from the water metered in the previous October, November, December, January and February. New customers who did not have water service at their current address for the period of December through March will be billed based upon the quantity of water metered during the month.
[R.O. 2008 §710.280; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
No sewerage service shall be furnished or rendered free of charge to any person.
[R.O. 2008 §710.290; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
The Superintendent of the Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System of the City and the City Clerk or such other officers or representatives of the City as may be designated from time to time shall cause all water meters to be read and bills for sewerage services to be rendered monthly as services accrue. All bills shall be due and payable from and after the date such bills are rendered, at the office of the City Clerk or other designated representative by the City Council, during the regular hours of business. The City Clerk or other representative of the City may calculate the amount of each bill of the customer for water and water services, and render such customer a combined bill for such water and sewerage services.
[R.O. 2008 §710.300; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
If any bill for sewerage services shall be and remain due and unpaid after the fifteenth (15th) day following the date of the rendition thereof, an additional charge of ten percent (10%) thereof shall be added thereto.
If any bill for sewerage services shall be and remain past due and unpaid as long as thirty (30) days, water service to such premises shall be disconnected and shall not be re-connected until all past due bills for both water services and sewerage services are paid in full, together with the disconnect charge and the re-connection charge of three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00). It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to notify the Superintendent of the combined water and sewer system of any delinquency in the payment of a sewage bill, and said Superintendent shall proceed immediately to disconnect the water service to the premises so in arrears.
[R.O. 2008 §710.310; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
The occupant and user of the premises receiving sewerage services or water and sewerage services combined and the owner of said premises shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for such services rendered on said premises. The City shall have power to sue the occupant or the owner, or both, of such real estate in a civil action to recover any sums due for such services, plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, when an occupant is delinquent more than ninety (90) days, the owner shall not be liable for sums due for more than ninety (90) days of service. Any notice of termination of service shall be sent to both the occupant and owner of the premises receiving such service. The provisions of this Section shall apply only to residences that have their own private water and sewer lines. In instances where several residences share a common water or sewer line, the owner of the real property upon which the residences sit shall be liable for water and sewer expenses.
[R.O. 2008 §710.320; Ord. No. 5050 §1, 5-11-1992]
Application for sewerage services to existing premises not connected with the City's sewerage system shall be made to the City Clerk or other person designated by the City Council, by the occupant or owner of the premises to be served. Accompanied by an application fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00); thereupon such applicant shall have the right to connect with the sewerage system of the City, all costs of such connection to be borne by such applicant.
[R.O. 2008 §710.330; Ord. No. 5534 §1, 5-27-1997]
Nothing in this Chapter shall prohibit the City from entering into private contracts for the construction of sewer lines that may be necessary or expedient to the best interests of the City.