Village of Monticello, WI
Green County
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(a) 
Definitions established. The following definitions shall be applicable in this chapter:
AMMONIA NITROGEN
One of the oxidation states of nitrogen, in which nitrogen is combined with hydrogen in molecular form as NH or in ionized form as NH4. Quantitative determination of ammonia nitrogen shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in "Standard Methods" or Chapter NR 149, Wis. Adm. Code.
APPROVING AUTHORITY
The Village Board or its duly authorized agent or representative.
BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter in five days at 20° C., expressed as milligrams per liter (mg/l). Quantitative determination of BOD shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in "Standard Methods."
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.
BUILDING SEWER
A sanitary sewer which begins immediately outside of the foundation wall of any building or structure being served, and ends at its connection to the public sewer main, also known as a "lateral" connection.
CATEGORY A
Those sanitary sewer users who discharge wastewater with concentrations in excess of 250 mg/l of BOD, 250 mg/l of suspended solids, 7 mg/l of phosphorus, or 30 mg/l of ammonia nitrogen. Users whose wastewater exceeds the concentration of any one of these parameters shall be in Category A.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer intended to receive both wastewater and storm or surface water.
COMPATIBLE POLLUTANTS
BOD, suspended solids, phosphorus, nitrogen, pH, or fecal coliform bacteria, plus addition pollutants identified in the Village's WPDES permit for its wastewater treatment facility; provided that such facility is designed to treat such additional pollutants and, in fact, does remove such pollutants to a substantial degree.
DEBT SERVICE
Costs to the sewer department for the retirement of debts incurred in the provision of sewerage system facilities, including both principal and interest.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right for the specified use of land owned by others.
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. Wastewater shall be considered free of floatable oil if it is properly pretreated and the wastewater does not interfere with the collection system.
GROUND GARBAGE
The residue from the preparation, cooking, dispensing, handling, storage, and sale of food products and produce that has been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely in suspension under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public waters with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
INCOMPATIBLE POLLUTANTS
Wastewater with pollutants that will adversely affect the wastewater treatment facilities or disrupt the quality of wastewater treatment if discharged into the wastewater treatment facilities.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Any solid, liquid, or gaseous substance discharged or escaping from any industrial, manufacturing, or commercial establishment. Such term includes any wastewater which is not sanitary sewage.
MUNICIPALITY
The Village of Monticello.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet, including storm sewers and combined sewer overflows, into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake, or other body of surface water or groundwater.
NITROGEN
Kjeldahl nitrogen which is the sum of organic nitrogen and ammonia nitrogen.
NORMAL DOMESTIC STRENGTH WASTEWATER
Wastewater with concentrations of BOD no greater than 250 mg/l, suspended solids no greater than 250 mg/l, ammonia nitrogen no greater than 30 mg/l, and phosphorus no greater than 7 mg/l.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS
Includes all costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facilities, including replacement costs, as determined from time to time by the Village.
PERSON
Any and all persons, including any individual, firm, company, municipal or private corporation, association, society, institution, enterprise, governmental agency, or other entity.
pH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen-ion concentration. The concentration is the weight of hydrogen ions, in grams per liter of solution. Neutral water, for example, has a pH value of 7 and a hydrogen-ion concentration of 10 to the negative 7th power.
PHOSPHORUS
Total phosphorus and is expressed in mg/l of P (phosphorus).
PUBLIC SEWER
Any publicly-owned sewer, storm drain, sanitary sewer, or combined sewer.
REPLACEMENT COSTS
Expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the wastewater treatment facility to maintain the capacity and performance for which such facilities were designed and constructed. Operation and maintenance costs include replacement costs.
SANITARY SEWAGE
A combination of liquid and water carried wastes discharged from toilets and/or sanitary plumbing facilities.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer that carries sewage or wastewater.
SEWAGE
The spent water of a person or community. The preferred term is "wastewater."
SEWER
A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
SEWER SERVICE CHARGE
A charge levied on users of the wastewater treatment facilities for payment of operation and maintenance expenses, debt service costs, and other expenses or obligations of said facilities as determined by the Village.
SHALL
"Shall" is mandatory; "May" is permissible.
SLUG
Any discharge of water or wastewater 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 24 hour concentration of flows during normal operation, and/or adversely affects the collection system and/or performance of the wastewater treatment facility.
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 Pollution Control Federation.
STORM SEWER OR DRAIN
A drain or sewer for conveying water, groundwater, subsurface water, or unpolluted water from any source.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Total suspended matter that either floats on the surface of, or is in suspension in water, wastewater, or other liquids, and that is removable by laboratory filtering as prescribed in "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" and referred to as nonfillterable residue.
UNPOLLUTED WATER
Water quality equal to or better than the effluent of the wastewater treatment facilities 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.
USER CHARGE FACTOR (UCF)
A ratio of a user's annual water use divided by the average residential water use. The average residential water usage shall equal one UCF. In no case shall the UCF be less than one.
WASTEWATER
The spent water of a community or person. From the standpoint of source, 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 storm water that may be present.
WASTEWATER COLLECTION FACILITIES (or WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM)
The structures and equipment required to collect and carry wastewater.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY
An arrangement of devices and structures for treating wastewater and sludge. Also referred to as "wastewater treatment plant."
WISCONSIN POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (WPDES) PERMIT
A document issued by the State of Wisconsin which establishes effluent limitations and monitoring requirements for the municipal wastewater treatment facility.
(a) 
Sanitary sewers. No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged any unpolluted waters such as storm water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, or cooling water to any sanitary sewer.
(b) 
Storm sewers. Storm water and all other unpolluted water shall be discharged to such sewers that are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Approving Authority and other regulatory agencies. Unpolluted industrial cooling water or process water may be discharged, upon approval of the Approving Authority and other regulatory agencies, to a storm sewer, combined sewer, or natural outlet.
(c) 
Prohibitions and limitations. Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes into any public sewer:
(1) 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid, or gas.
(2) 
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, that could injure or interfere with any waste treatment or sludge disposal process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, or create a public nuisance in the receiving waters of the wastewater treatment facility.
(3) 
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.0, or in excess of 9.0, or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, and personnel of the wastewater treatment facilities.
(4) 
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in public sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the wastewater treatment facilities 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, paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
(5) 
The following described substances, materials, waters, or waste shall be limited in discharges to sanitary sewer systems to concentrations or quantities which will not harm either the sanitary sewers, wastewater treatment process, or equipment; will not have an adverse effect on the receiving stream; or will not otherwise endanger lives, limbs, public property, or constitute a nuisance. The Approving Authority may set limitations more stringent than those established below if such more stringent limitations are necessary to meet the above objectives. The Approving Authority will give consideration to the quantity of subject waste in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sanitary sewers, the wastewater treatment facility, and other pertinent factors. Wastes or wastewaters discharged to the sanitary sewers shall not exceed the following limitations:
a. 
Wastewater having a temperature higher than 150° F. (65° C.).
b. 
Wastewater containing more than 25 mg/l of petroleum oil, non-biodegradable cutting oils, or products of mineral oil origin.
c. 
Wastewater from industrial plants containing floatable oils, fat, or grease.
d. 
Any unground garbage. Garbage grinders may be connected to sanitary sewers from homes, hotels, institutions, restaurants, hospitals, catering establishments, or similar places where garbage originates from the preparation of food in kitchens for the purpose of consumption on the premises or when served by caterers.
e. 
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, and other toxic and non-conventional pollutants to such degree that the concentration exceeds levels specified by federal, state, and local authorities.
f. 
Any waters or wastes containing odor-producing substances exceeding limits which may be established by the Approving Authority or limits established by any federal or state statute, rule, or regulation.
g. 
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Approving Authority in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.
h. 
Any waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the wastewater treatment processes employed, or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the wastewater treatment facility effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to receiving waters.
i. 
Any water or wastes which, by interaction with other water or wastes in the sanitary sewer system, release obnoxious gases, form suspended solids which interfere with the collection system, or create a condition deleterious to structures and treatment processes.
j. 
Materials which exert or cause:
1. 
Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand, or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the wastewater treatment facility.
2. 
Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "slugs" as defined herein.
3. 
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to, filler's earth, lime slurries, and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium sulfate).
4. 
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
k. 
Incompatible pollutants in excess of the allowed limits as determined by local, state, and federal laws and regulations in reference to pretreatment standards developed by the Environmental Protection Agency, 40 CFR 403, as amended from time to time.
(d) 
WPDES permit. No person shall cause or permit a discharge into the sanitary sewers that would cause a violation of the Municipality's WPDES permit and any modifications thereof.
(e) 
Special arrangements. No statement contained in this chapter shall be construed as prohibiting any special arrangement between the Approving Authority and any person whereby a waste of unusual strength or character may be admitted to the wastewater treatment facilities, either before or after pretreatment, provided that there is no impairment of the functioning of the wastewater treatment facilities by reason of the admission of such wastes, and no extra costs are incurred by the Village without recompense by the person; and further provided that all rates and provisions set forth in this chapter are recognized and adhered to.
(f) 
New connections. New connections to the Villages sanitary sewer system will be allowed only if there is available capacity in all of the downstream wastewater treatment facilities.
(a) 
Submission of basic data. The Approving Authority may require each person who discharges or seeks to discharge industrial wastes to a public sewer to prepare and file with the Approving Authority, at such times as it determines, a report that shall include pertinent data relating to the quantity and characteristics of the wastes discharged to the wastewater treatment facilities. In the case of a new connection, the Approving Authority may require that this report be prepared prior to making the connection to the public sewers.
(b) 
Industrial discharges. If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters or wastes contain substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in § 9-2-2, and which in the judgment of the Approving Authority will have a deleterious effect upon the wastewater treatment facilities, process equipment, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life, health, or constitute a public nuisance, the Approving Authority 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 the existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of this chapter.
(c) 
Control manholes.
(1) 
Each person discharging industrial wastes into a public sewer shall, at the discretion of the Approving Authority, construct and maintain one or more control manholes or access points to facilitate observation, measurement, and sampling of wastes, including sanitary sewage.
(2) 
Control manholes or access facilities shall be located and built in a manner acceptable to the Approving Authority. If measuring and/or sampling devices are to be permanently installed, they shall be of a type acceptable to the Approving Authority.
(3) 
Control manholes, access facilities, and related equipment shall be installed by the person discharging the waste, at his/her expense, and shall be maintained by him/her so as to be in safe condition, accessible, and in proper operating condition at all times. Plans for installation of the control manholes or access facilities and related equipment shall be approved by the Approving Authority prior to the beginning of construction.
(d) 
Measurement of flow. The volume of flow used for computing sewer service charges shall be the metered water consumption of the person as shown in the records of meter readings maintained by the Water Department or Utility except as noted in Subsection (e).
(e) 
Metering of waste. Devices for measuring the volume of waste discharged may be required by the Approving Authority if this volume cannot otherwise be determined from metered water consumption records. Metering devices for determining the volume of waste shall be installed, owned, and maintained by the person discharging the wastewater. Following approval and installation, such meters may not be removed without the consent of the Approving Authority.
(f) 
Waste sampling.
(1) 
Industrial wastes discharged into the public sewers shall be subject to periodic inspection and a determination of character and concentration of said wastes. The determination shall be made by the Village as often as may be deemed necessary by the Approving Authority. Each industry shall be charged for this determination as related to its industrial wastes discharge.
(2) 
Samples shall be collected in such a manner as to be representative of the composition of the wastes. The sampling may be accomplished either manually or by the use of mechanical equipment acceptable to the Approving Authority.
(3) 
Installation, operation, and maintenance of the sampling facilities shall be the responsibility of the person discharging the waste and shall be subject to the approval of the Approving Authority. Access to sampling locations shall be granted to the Approving Authority or its duly authorized representatives at all times. Every care shall be exercised in the collection of samples to ensure their preservation in a state comparable to that at the time the sample was taken.
(g) 
Pretreatment.
(1) 
Persons discharging industrial wastes into any public sewer may be required to pretreat such wastes, if the Approving Authority determines pretreatment is necessary to protect the wastewater treatment facilities or prevent the discharge of incompatible pollutants.
(2) 
In that event such person shall provide, at his/her expense, such pretreatment or processing facilities as may be determined necessary to render wastes acceptable for admission to the sanitary sewers.
(h) 
Grease, oil, and sand interceptors. Grease, oil, and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Approving Authority, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing floatable grease in amounts in excess of those specified in this chapter, or any flammable wastes, sand, or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Approving Authority, and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection. In maintaining these interceptors, the owner(s) shall be responsible for the proper removal and disposal by appropriate means of the captured material and shall maintain records of the dates and means of disposal which are subject to review by the Approving Authority. Disposal of the collected materials performed by owner's personnel or currently licensed waste disposal firms must be in accordance with currently acceptable Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rules and regulations.
(i) 
Analyses.
(1) 
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 addition of "Standard Methods" and with the Federal Regulations of 40 CFR 136, "Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures For Analysis of Pollutants," as amended from time to time. Sampling methods, location, time, durations, and frequencies are to be determined on an individual basis subject to approval by the Approving Authority.
(2) 
Determination of the character and concentration of the industrial wastes shall be made by the person discharging them, or the person's agent, as designated and required by the Approving Authority. The Approving Authority may also make its own analyses on the wastes, and these determinations shall be binding as a basis for sewer service charges.
(j) 
Submission of information. Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposed flow equalization, pretreatment, or grease and/or sand interceptor facilities shall be submitted for review and approval of the Approving Authority prior to the start of their construction if the effluent from such facilities is to be discharged into the public sewers. No construction of such facilities shall commence until said approval has been granted.
(a) 
Sewer users served by water utility water meters. There is hereby levied and assessed upon each lot, parcel of land, building, or premises having a connection with the wastewater collection system and being served with water solely by the Water Utility, a sewer service charge based, in part, on the quantity of water used, as measured by the Water Utility water meter used upon the premises.
(b) 
Sewer users served by private wells.
(1) 
If any person discharging wastewater into the public sanitary sewers procures any part or all of his/her water from sources other than the Water Utility, all or part of which is discharged into the sanitary sewers, the person shall have water meters installed by the Water Utility at the person's expense for the purpose of determining the volume of water obtained from these sources. Where sewer meters are already installed, new water meters will not be required. The water meters shall be furnished by the Water Utility and installed under its supervision, all costs being at the expense of the person requiring the meter.
(2) 
The Water Utility will charge for each meter rental a charge set by the Water Utility to compensate for the cost of furnishing and servicing the meter. The rental charge shall be billed at the time the sewer service charge is billed.
(c) 
Deduct meters. If a user feels that a significant amount of metered water does not reach the sanitary sewer, a customer may avail himself/herself of one of the following options:
(1) 
Request the Approving Authority to have such additional meters or metered services installed as are necessary to calculate the volume of water not discharged to the sanitary sewer (i.e., a "deduct" meter); or, he/she may request the Approving Authority to have a meter installed to measure the actual amount of sewage discharged to the sanitary sewer (i.e., a "sewage" meter). Requests for a second meter or metered services must be made in writing to the Approving Authority. In the event the Approving Authority agrees to such installations, the customer shall be charge all costs attendant thereto including, but not limit to: a meter yoke for each meter (to be installed by a licensed plumber); meter rental (the meter will be owned by the Village and subject to access and inspection by Village personnel) in an amount set annually by the Approving Authority; remote reading device(s) if necessary; and labor and miscellaneous parts and supplies, No provision shall be made, nor shall any means be taken, to route water from any "deduct" meter to the customer's general distribution system. In addition to the general penalties set forth herein, any violation of this section will result in nullification of the deduct readings and removal of the deduct meter.
(2) 
In the event it is physically impractical or impossible to install metering equipment, he/she may request the Approving Authority to take such means as it deems necessary to formulate an estimate of the amount of water not being discharged into the sanitary sewerage system or, conversely, the amount of actual sewage discharged thereto.
(d) 
Fixed charge.
(1) 
The fixed monthly charge shall be sufficient to pay all costs associated with billing and administration expenses, debt service, and inflow/infiltration operation and - maintenance expenses. The current minimum residential monthly wastewater service charge is calculated in § 9-2-5 and shall be updated not less often than every two years.
(2) 
The minimum charge for commercial, industrial, and public authority users shall be calculated by using the residential base fee multiplied by the user charge factor (UCF) as defined in § 9-2-1(a)(36).
(e) 
Volume charge. In addition to the fixed monthly charge, there shall be a volume charge based on water usage each month to pay all costs associated with operation and maintenance for the treatment facilities. These costs exclude operation and maintenance costs associated with inflow and infiltration. The current volume charge is calculated in § 9-2-5 and shall be updated not less often than every two years.
(f) 
Volume charge exemption. Only when a customer requests a meter be placed on an outside faucet and only for the use of watering a newly established lawn, then the sewer rate for that will be based on an average of the customer's previous quarter usage. The customer shall pay a $50 deposit for the use of the meter and shall be responsible for installation of this meter. Deposit shall be refunded when the meter is returned in good condition.
(g) 
Appeals for sewer credit. Appeals for a sewer credit shall be made in writing to the Village Clerk when usage via water leaks is 50% for residential and 20% for commercial, industrial, and public authority over their average previous twelve month usage. Credit will be given for loss over the above-designated percentage of average usage. Water leaks will be verified by a Village representative or licensed plumber.
(a) 
Sewer service charge unit costs. The unit costs for the sewer service charge are as follows:
Volume
$8.50/1,000 gal.
BOD
$0.70/lb.
Suspended Solids
$0.50/lb.
Phosphorus
$8.49/lb.
Ammonia Nitrogen
$2.74/lb.
Fixed Charge
$38.50/User Charge Factor/Monthly
(b) 
Category A sewer service charge. The sewer service charge for Category A sewer users is as follows:
Fixed Charge
$38.50/User Charge Factor/Monthly
Volume Charge
$8.50/1,000 gallons
Surcharge:
BOD greater than 250 mg/l
$0.70/lb.
Suspended Solids greater than 250 mg/l
$0.50/lb.
Phosphorus greater than 7 mg/l
$8.49/lb.
Ammonia Nitrogen greater than 30 mg/l
$2.74/lb.
The Category A sewer service charge may be computed in accordance with the formula presented below:
T = FC + (V x Cv) + 0.00834 V (B x Cb + S x Cs + P x Cp + A x Ca)
Where:
T
=
Total sewer service charge.
FC
=
Fixed charge.
B
=
Concentration of BOD in mg/l in the wastewater above 250 mg/l.
S
=
Concentration of suspended solids in mg/l in the wastewater above 250 mg/l
P
=
Concentration of phosphorus in mg/l in the wastewater above 7 mg/l.
A
=
Concentration of ammonia nitrogen in mg/l in the wastewater above 30 mg/l.
V
=
Wastewater volume in 1,000 gallons.
CV
=
Cost per 1,000 gallons.
CB
=
Cost per pound of BOD g.
Cs
=
Cost per pound of suspended solids.
CP
=
Cost per pound of phosphorus.
CA
=
Cost per pound of ammonia nitrogen.
0.00834
=
Conversion factor.
(The above formula shall not be construed to give credits for a waste strength less than domestic concentrations for BOD or suspended solids.)
(c) 
Reassignment of sewer users. The Approving Authority will reassign sewer users into appropriate sewer service charge categories if wastewater sampling programs or other related information indicate a change of categories is necessary.
(d) 
Operation, maintenance, and replacement fund accounts and debt service.
(1) 
All sewer service charge revenues collected for replacement costs shall be deposited in a separate and distinct fund to be used solely for replacement costs as defined in § 9-2-1. All sewer service charge revenues collected for other operation and maintenance expenses and debt service shall also be deposited in a separate and distinct fund.
(2) 
All revenues for the replacement fund and for operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facilities shall be used solely for the replacement fund and operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment facilities.
(e) 
Disposal of septic tank sludge and holding tank sewage.
(1) 
No person in the business of gathering and disposing of septic tank sludge or holding tank sewage shall transfer such material into any disposal area or public sewer unless a permit for disposal has been first obtained from the Approving Authority. Written application for this permit shall be made to the Approving Authority and shall state the name and address of the applicant; the number of its disposal units; and the make, model, and license number of each unit. Permits shall be nontransferable except in the case of replacement of the disposal unit for which a permit shall have been originally issued. The permit may be obtained upon payment of a fee of $50 per calendar year. The time and place of disposal will be designated by the Approving Authority. The Approving Authority may impose such conditions as it deems necessary on any permit granted.
(2) 
Any person or party disposing of septic tank sludge or holding tank sewage agrees to carry public liability insurance in an amount not less than $500,000 to protect any and all persons or property from injury and/or damage caused in any way or manner by an act, or the failure to act, by any of the person's employees. The person(s) shall furnish a certificate certifying such insurance to be in full force and effect.
(3) 
All materials disposed of into the treatment system shall be of domestic origin or compatible pollutants only, and the person(s) agrees that he/she will comply with the provisions of any and all applicable ordinances of the Village and shall not deposit or drain any gasoline, oil, acid, alkali, grease, rags, waste, volatile or flammable liquids, or other deleterious substances into the public sewers, nor allow any earth, sand, or other solid material to pass into any part of the wastewater treatment facilities.
(4) 
Persons with a permit for disposing of septic tank sludge and/or holding tank sewage into the wastewater treatment facilities shall be charged as follows:
a. 
Septic tank sludge: $56.36/1,000 gallons.
b. 
Holding tank sewage: $9.16/1,000 gallons.
(5) 
The person(s) disposing wastes agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Village from any and all liability and claims for damages arising out of or resulting from work and labor performed.
(f) 
Charge for toxic pollutants. Any person discharging toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or sludge from the Village's wastewater treatment facility shall pay for such increased costs, as may be determined by the Approving Authority.
(a) 
Calculation of sewer service charges. Sewer service charges shall be computed and billed according to the rates presented in this chapter.
(b) 
Sewer service charge billing period. Sewer service charges shall be billed by the Village to the sewer users on a monthly basis.
(c) 
Payment of sewer service charges. Those persons billed by the Village for the sewer service charges shall pay such charges within 20 days after the billing date at the Village Hall.
(d) 
Remedies for failure to pay service charges.
(1) 
Such sewer service charges levied by the Village against the sewer users in accordance with this chapter shall be a debt due to the Village and shall be a lien upon the property. If this debt is not paid within 20 days after it shall be due, said charge may constitute a lien on the property served and be inserted in the Village's tax roll as provided in § 66.0809(3), Wis. Stats., in the same manner as water rates are taxed and collected under the provisions of § 62.69, Wis. Stats., from time to time, may be amended or recreated, so far as applicable.
(2) 
Change of ownership or occupancy of premises found delinquent shall not be cause for reducing or eliminating these penalties.
(a) 
Right of entry. The Approving Authority or other duly authorized employees of the Village, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, or testing, all in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(b) 
Obtaining information. The Approving Authority or duly authorized employees are authorized to obtain information concerning industrial processes which have a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the wastewater collection system.
(c) 
Safety. While performing the necessary work on private premises referred to in Subsection (a) above, the duly authorized Village employees shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the owner or the occupant.
(d) 
Identification; right to enter easements. The Approving Authority or duly authorized employees of the Village, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the Village holds an easement for the purpose of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair, and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within said easement, all subject to the terms, if any, of such easement.
(a) 
Work authorized. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb the sanitary sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Approving Authority.
(b) 
Cost of sewer connection. All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the person making the connection.
(c) 
Use of old building sewers. Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, and on examination and testing by the Approving Authority, to meet all the requirements for this chapter.
(d) 
Materials and methods of construction. 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 conform to the requirements of the Village's building and plumbing code or other applicable rules and regulations of the Village. In the absence of code provisions or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the ASTM and WPCF Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
(e) 
Building sewer grade. 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.
(f) 
Storm and groundwater drains.
(1) 
No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain which is connected directly or indirectly to a sanitary sewer.
(2) 
All existing downspouts or groundwater drains, etc., connected directly or indirectly to a sanitary sewer shall be disconnected within 60 days of the date of an official written notice from the Approving Authority.
(g) 
Conformance to plumbing codes. The connection of the building sewer into the sanitary sewer shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing code, or other applicable rules and regulations of the Village or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the "ASCE/WPCF" Manual of Practice, No. 9." All such connections shall be made gas tight and water tight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Approving Authority before installation.
(h) 
Inspection of connection. The person making a connection to a public sewer shall notify the Approving Authority when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be inspected and approved by the Approving Authority.
(i) 
Barricades; restoration. All excavations for the 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 Approving Authority.
(a) 
Public nuisance. The violation of any provision of §§ 9-2-1 through 9-2-4, inclusive, or § 9-2-5(g), or § 9-2-7, hereof, shall constitute a public nuisance as that term is defined in the Monticello Code of Ordinances.
(b) 
Abatement of nuisance; no immediate danger. If it is determined that a public nuisance has been created, or is being maintained, by violation of this chapter (as set forth hereinabove), but that the nature of such nuisance is not such as to threaten great and immediate danger to the public health, safety, peace, morals, or decency, written notice shall be served on the person causing or maintaining the nuisance to remove or correct the same (identifying the nature of the violation) within a specified reasonable time. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in said notice, abate the nuisance and permanently cease all violations.
(c) 
Abatement of nuisance; immediate danger. If it is determined that a public nuisance caused by the violation of this chapter exists, and that there is a great and immediate danger to the public health, safety, peace, morals, or decency, the Village President, Village Engineer, and/or the Chief of Police may cause the same to immediately be abated, and charge the cost thereof to the owner, occupant, or person causing, permitting, or maintaining the nuisance, as the case may be. If notice to abate the nuisance has been given to the owner, such cost shall be assessed against the real estate as a special charge.
(d) 
Accidental discharge.
(1) 
Any person found to be responsible for accidentally allowing a deleterious discharge into the sewer system which causes damage to the wastewater treatment facility and/or receiving body of water shall, in addition to a fine, pay an amount to cover any damages, both values to be established by the Approving Authority.
(2) 
The accidental discharge of any prohibited wastes into any sewer shall be reported to the Superintendent of the Sewer Department by the person responsible for the discharge or by the owner or occupant of the premises where the discharge occurs immediately upon obtaining knowledge of the fact of such discharge so that steps may be taken to minimize its effect on the treatment plant. The Superintendent of the Sewer Department shall report such accidental discharge to the Approving Authority within 24 hours of the Department's receipt of such notice.
(e) 
Penalty for violation.
(1) 
Any person found to be violating any provision of this chapter, except § 9-2-16, shall be served by the Village 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.
(2) 
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for above shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-1-7 of the Monticello Code of Ordinances, which is, by this reference, made a part hereof as if fully set forth herein.
(f) 
Liability to Village or others for losses. Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall, in addition to any penalty or fine which may be assessed against him/her, become liable to the Village or others for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned by reason of such violation which the Village or others may suffer as a result thereof.
(a) 
Contribution in aid of construction charge. There is hereby levied and assessed upon each lot or parcel of land within the Village a contribution-in-aid-of-construction (CAC) charge as determined by the Approving Authority. All applicants for building permits, following adoption of this chapter, shall be assessed a CAC charge. Current CAC charges shall be as follows:
(1) 
The CAC charge for a single family residence shall be $500.
(2) 
The CAC charge for a duplex or two unit condominium shall be $750.
(3) 
The CAC charge for multi-family residences shall be $1,000.
(4) 
The CAC charge for non-residential customers discharging less than 250 gallons per day on an average daily basis shall be $750.
(5) 
The CAC charge for non-residential customers discharging more than 250 gallons per day, but less than 500 gallons per day on an average daily basis, shall be $1,000.
(6) 
The CAC charge for non-residential customers discharging more than 500 gallons per day, but less than 1,000 gallons per day on an average daily basis, shall be $1,250:
a. 
The CAC charge for non-residential customers discharging more than 1,000 gallons per day on an average daily basis, or discharging wastewaters having a concentration greater than "normal" concentrations, shall be established by the Approving Authority on a case by case basis.
b. 
The CAC charge shall be payable prior to issuance of the building permit. Should the wastewater volume or characteristics not be sufficiently known at the time of application of the CAC charge to be determined, an initial CAC payment shall be made based on estimated value and an adjustment to the CAC shall be made on the first anniversary of the sewer system used, based upon metered water sales and measured wastewater quality where applicable. Any CAC undercharge shall be immediately due and payable to the Village, whereas any CAC overcharge shall be refunded to the customer. All revenues collected from CAC charges shall be utilized solely for the purpose of retiring debts and for deposit in the replacement fund as established by the Sewer Department for providing wastewater treatment services.
(b) 
Installation and connection costs. All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
(c) 
Maintenance and repair costs. All subsequent costs and expenses incident to the maintenance of the building sewer to the sewer main shall be borne by the property owner. Repairs to the building sewer from the building to the curb line will be borne by the owner. Repairs to the building sewer from the curb line to the sewer main will be borne by the Village unless it is proven that repairs from the main to the curb line is due to the fault of the owner.
(d) 
Separate and independent building sewer. A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building intended for human habitation or occupancy.
(a) 
Depositing waste. 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 Village or in any area under the jurisdiction of said Village any human or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste.
(b) 
Discharge to natural outlets. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Village or in any area under the jurisdiction of said Village any wastewater or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with provisions of this chapter.
(c) 
Private wastewater disposal. 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.
(d) 
Connection to sanitary sewers. The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties intended for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purposes, situated within the corporate limits of the Village and abutting on any street, alley, easement, or right-of-way in which there is located or may in the future be located a sanitary sewer of the Village is hereby require at his/her expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sanitary sewer in accordance with the provisions of this chapter within 90 days after the date of official notice to do so.
(a) 
Private wastewater disposal. Where a public sanitary sewer is not available under the provisions of § 9-2-11 and with the approval of the Approving Authority, any building sewer shall be connected to a private wastewater disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter.
(b) 
Permit and design requirements. Before commencement of the construction of a private wastewater disposal system or additions to an existing private wastewater disposal system, the owner shall first obtain written approval from the Approving Authority.
(c) 
Compliance with state standards. The type, capacity, location, and layout of a private wastewater disposal system shall comply with all requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations, Department of Commerce and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
(d) 
Operation and maintenance. The owner shall operate and maintain the private wastewater disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times at no expense to the Village.
(e) 
Health Officer. No statement contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Village or its agent.
(f) 
Connection to sanitary sewers. At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private wastewater disposal system, as provided in § 9-2-11(d), the building sewer shall be connected to said sewer within 90 days and the private wastewater disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with sand, gravel, or similar material and abandoned.
(a) 
Any user, permit applicant, or permit holder affected by any decision, action, or determination, including cease and desist orders, made by the Approving Authority interpreting or implementing the provisions of this chapter or in any permit issued herein, may file with the Approving Authority a written appeal for reconsideration within 10 days of the date of such decision, action, or determination, setting forth in detail the facts supporting the user's request for reconsideration. The appeal shall be heard within 15 days from filing. If the ruling on the appeal for reconsideration made by the Approving Authority is unsatisfactory, the person requesting reconsideration may, within 10 days after notification of the action, file a written appeal to the Village Board of the Village of Monticello.
(b) 
A fee of $50 shall accompany any appeal to the Village Board for their ruling. This fee may be refunded if the appeal is sustained in favor of the appellant.
(c) 
The written appeal shall be heard by the Village Board within 30 days from the date of filing. The Village Board shall make a final ruling on the appeal within 10 days from the date of filing.
(a) 
Superseding previous ordinances. This chapter governing sewer use, industrial wastewater discharges, sewer service charges, and sewer connections and construction shall supersede all previous ordinances of the Village.
(b) 
Invalidation clause. Invalidity of any section, clause, sentence, or provision in this chapter shall not affect the validity of any other section, clause, sentence, or provision of this chapter which can be given effect without such invalid part or part.
(c) 
Amendment. The Village, through its duly authorized officers, reserves the right to amend this chapter in part or in whole whenever it may deem necessary.
(a) 
Biennial audit. The Village shall review, at least every two years, the wastewater contribution of its sewer users, the operation and maintenance expenses of the wastewater treatment facilities, and the sewer service charge system. Based on this review, the Village shall revise the sewer service charge system, if necessary, to accomplish the following:
(1) 
Maintain a proportionate distribution of operation and maintenance expenses among sewer users based on the wastewater volume and pollutant loadings discharged by the users; and
(2) 
Generate sufficient revenues to pay the operation and maintenance expenses of the wastewater treatment facilities; and
(3) 
Apply excess revenues collected from a class of users to the operation and maintenance expenses attributable to that class of users for the next year and adjust the sewer service charge rates accordingly.
(b) 
Annual notification. The Village shall notify its sewer users annually about the sewer service charge rates. The notification shall show what portion of the rates are attributable to the operation and maintenance expenses, and debt service costs of the wastewater treatment facilities. The notification shall occur in conjunction with a regular bill.
(c) 
Records. The Village shall maintain records regarding wastewater flows and loadings, costs of the wastewater treatment facilities, sampling programs, and other information which is necessary to document compliance with 40 CFR 35, Subpart E of the Clean Water Act.
(a) 
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is a part of the wastewater facilities.
(b) 
Any person(s) violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of criminal damage to property or disorderly conduct.
(a) 
Date of effect. This chapter shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2014.
(b) 
Date of enactment. Passed and adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Monticello in the County of Green, State of Wisconsin, on the fourth day of June, 2014.