City of El Paso, IL
Woodford County
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A. 
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
ADMINISTRATOR
The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
BOD (denoting BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C., expressed in milligrams per liter.
BUILDING DRAIN
The lowest horizontal portion of a building's or structure's sewage collection and disposal system which is designed to carry sewage through or beyond the foundation wall to the building sewer. A building drain may include a sewage sump pump, ejector, lift pump or other similar device which pumps sewage.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
CITY
The City of El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois.
CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of El Paso.
COLLECTOR
The Treasurer or the person designated by the City Council to render bills for water and sewer service and to collect all money due therefrom.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer which is designed and intended to receive wastewater, storm-, surface and groundwater drainage.
CONTROL MANHOLE
A structure located on a site from which industrial wastes are discharged. Where feasible, the manhole shall have an interior drop. The purpose of a control manhole is to provide access for the City representative to sample and/or measure discharges.
DIRECTOR
The Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
EFFLUENT CRITERIA
Defined in any applicable NPDES permit.
FEDERAL ACT
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq) as amended by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-500 and Pub. L. 93-243).
FEDERAL GRANT
The U.S. government participation in the financing of the construction of treatment works as provided for by Title II, Grants for Construction of Treatment Works, of the Act and implementing regulations.
FLOATABLE OIL
Oil, fat, or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in an approved pretreatment facility. A wastewater shall be considered free of floatable fat if it is properly pretreated and the wastewater does not interfere with the collection system.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
(1) 
Any nongovernmental user of publicly owned treatment works identified in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1972, Office of Management and Budget, as amended and supplemented, under the following divisions:
(a) 
Division A, agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
(b) 
Division B, mining.
(c) 
Division D, manufacturing.
(d) 
Division E, transportation, communications, electric, gas and sanitary services.
(e) 
Division I, services.
(2) 
A user in the divisions listed may be excluded if it is determined by the City Council that it will introduce primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Any solid, liquid or gaseous substance discharged, permitted to flow or escaping from any industrial, manufacturing, commercial or business establishment or process or from the development, recovery or processing of any natural resource, as distinct from sanitary sewage.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTING INDUSTRY
Any industrial user of the publicly owned treatment works that:
(1) 
Has a flow of 50,000 gallons or more per average work day; or
(2) 
Has a flow of greater than 10% of the flow carried by the municipal system receiving the waste; or
(3) 
Has in its waste a toxic pollutant in toxic amounts as defined in standards issued under Section 307(a) of the Federal Act; or
(4) 
Is found by the permit issuance authority, in connection with the issuance of the NPDES permit to the publicly owned treatment works receiving the waste, to have significant impact, either singly or in combination with other contributing industries, on that treatment works or upon the quality of effluent from that treatment works.
MILLIGRAMS PER LITER
A unit of the concentration of water or wastewater constituent. It is 0.001 g of the constituent in 1,000 ml of water. It has replaced the unit formerly used commonly, parts per million, to which it is approximately equivalent, in reporting the results of water and wastewater analysis.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake, or other body of surface or groundwater.
NPDES PERMIT
Any permit or equivalent document or requirements issued by the Administrator, or, where appropriate, by the Director after enactment of the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972, to regulate the discharge of pollutants pursuant to Section 402 of the Federal Act.
ORDINANCE
The ordinance codified in this chapter.
PERSON
Any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm, company, municipal or private corporation, association, society, institution, enterprise, governmental agency or entity.
pH
The logarithm (base 10) of the reciprocal of the hydrogen-ion concentration expressed by one of the procedures outlined in Standard Methods.
POPULATION EQUIVALENT
A term used to evaluate the impact of industrial or other waste on a treatment works or stream. One population equivalent is 100 gallons of sewage per day, containing 0.17 pound of BOD and 0.20 pound of suspended solids.
PPM
Parts per million by weight.
PRETREATMENT
The treatment of wastewaters from sources before introduction into the wastewater treatment works.
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 condition normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
(1) 
A sanitary sewer or storm sewer or storm drain located in the public right-of-way or public easement in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and which is controlled by a public authority.
(2) 
It shall also include sewers within or outside the City boundaries that serve one or more persons and ultimately discharge into the City sanitary sewer system, even though those sewers may not have been constructed with City funds.
PUBLIC WATER MAIN
A water main in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and which is controlled by public authority.
RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL OR NONINDUSTRIAL USER
Any user of the treatment works not classified as an industrial user or excluded as an industrial user as provided for in this section.
SADDLE
A sewer connection device designed for use when tapping an existing main.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer that conveys sewage or industrial wastes or a combination of both, and into which storm-, surface, and groundwaters or unpolluted industrial wastes are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE
Is used interchangeably with "wastewater."
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for conveying sewage or any other waste liquids, including storm-, surface and groundwater drainage.
SEWERAGE
The system of sewers and appurtenances for the collection, transportation and pumping of sewage.
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 15 minutes more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
STANDARD METHODS
The examination and analytical procedures set forth in the most recent edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater published jointly by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation.
STATE ACT
The Illinois Anti-Pollution Bond Act of 1970 (30 ILCS 405/1 et seq.).
STATE GRANT
The State of Illinois participation in the financing of the construction of treatment works as provided for by the Illinois Anti-Pollution Bond Act and for making such grants as filed with the Secretary of the State of Illinois.
STORM SEWER
A sewer that carries storm-, surface and groundwater drainage but excludes sewage and industrial wastes other than unpolluted cooling water.
STORMWATER RUNOFF
That portion of the precipitation that is drained into the sewers.[1]
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage, or industrial waste, and which are removable by a laboratory filtration device. Quantitative determination of suspended solids shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in Standard Methods.
TREASURER
The duly appointed Treasurer of the City.
UNPOLLUTED WATER
Water of quality equal to or better than the effluent criteria in effect or water that would not cause violation of receiving water quality standards and would not be benefited by discharge to the sanitary sewers and wastewater treatment facilities provided.
USER CLASS
The type of user either "residential or commercial" (nonindustrial) or "industrial" as defined herein.
WASTEWATER
The spent water of a community. From this standpoint of course, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water, and stormwater that may be present.
WASTEWATER FACILITIES
The structures, equipment, and processes required to collect, carry away, and treat domestic and industrial wastes and transport effluent to a watercourse.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS
An arrangement of devices and structures for treating wastewater, industrial wastes, and sludge. Sometimes used as synonymous with "waste treatment plant" or "wastewater treatment plan" or "pollution control plant."
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
WATER MAIN
A pipe or conduit for carrying water.
WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
Defined in the Water Pollution Regulations in Illinois.
WATER SERVICE PIPE
The pipe extending from a building to the water main.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
[1]
Editor's Note: The definition of "Superintendent," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994.
B. 
Clarification of word usage. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissible.