Town of Tusten, NY
Sullivan County
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Words used in the present tense include the future; the singular number includes the plural; and the masculine shall include the feminine. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
ADMINISTRATOR
The Narrowsburg Water and Sewer Superintendent, or his duly authorized deputy, agent, or representative.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS (ASTM) or FEDERAL SPECIFICATIONS
The latest published amendments or revisions applicable at any time.
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. (68° F.), expressed in parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/l).
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a building's sanitary drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other sanitary drainage pipes inside the walls of any building, and conveys such discharge to the building sewers, beginning four feet outside the outer face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
That part of the horizontal piping of a sanitary drainage system which extends from the end of the building drain and which receives the discharge of the building drain, and conveys it to a public sewer, or other point of disposal, such as public septic tank.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer designed to receive and transport both surface runoff and sewage.
COOLING WATER
The water discharged from any system of condensation, air conditioning, cooling, refrigeration, or other sources.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The Sullivan County and/or New York State Department of Health.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic or commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, or from handling, storage and sale of produce.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The fluid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade, or business, as distinct from sanitary sewage.
OTHER WASTES
Garbage (shredded or unshredded), refuse, woods, coffee grounds, sawdust, shavings, eggshells, bark, sand, lime, cinder, ashes, and all other discarded matter not normally present in sewage or industrial wastes.
PERMITTEE
Any person who obtains a permit for sewer connection.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
pH
The intensity of the acid or alkaline reaction of a solution in terms of hydrogen concentration (but is not a measure of the total concentration of acid or alkali present). The pH is expressed as the common logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen concentration in moles per liter:
pH = 1\(h)+
POLLUTANT
Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, cellar dirt, and industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste discharged into water.
PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
Any privy, septic tank, cesspool, or other sewage disposal facility owned and operated by a person other than a municipal sewage system.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that has been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle having a dimension greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
PUBLIC SEPTIC TANK
Any septic tank within a sewer district which uses said tank as a solids collector in the treatment process.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer controlled by public authority.
RECEIVING WATERS
A natural watercourse, or any other body of surface water or groundwater, into which treated or untreated sewage is discharged.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage, and to which stormwater, surface water, and groundwaters are not intentionally admitted.
SCAVENGER WASTES
The conditioned human waste matter collected from privies, septic tanks, cesspools, and chemical toilets.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments, together with such groundwater, surface water, and stormwater as may be inadvertently present. The admixture of sewage, as above defined, with industrial wastes or other wastes also shall be considered "sewage" within the meaning of this definition.
SEWAGE CHARGE
The demand payment for the use of public sewer and/or sewage treatment plant for handling any sewage, industrial wastes, or other wastes, accepted for admission thereto, in which the quantity or characteristics thereof exceed the maximum values as defined herein.
SEWAGE SYSTEM
All facilities within any sewer district for collecting, regulating, pumping, and transporting sewage to any water pollution control facilities within the Town.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT)
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage at any Town of Tusten water pollution control facility.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SEWER DISTRICT
Any Town of Tusten sanitary sewer district as created, altered, or modified by action of the Town Board of the Town of Tusten. This chapter shall apply to all sewer districts in the Town.
SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
Any industrial user of any of the Town's wastewater disposal systems who:
A. 
Has a discharge flow of 5,000 gallons or more per average work day; or
B. 
Has a flow greater than ___% of the flow in any of the Town's wastewater treatment systems; or
C. 
Has in his wastes toxic pollutants as defined pursuant to Section 307 of the Act; or
D. 
Is found by the Town, (state control agency) or the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have significant impact, either singly or in combination with other contributing industries, on any of the wastewater treatment systems, the quality of sludge, the system's affluent quality, or air emissions generated by the system.
SLOPE
The grade or pitch or a line of pipe in reference to a horizontal plane. In drainage it is usually expressed as the fall in a fraction of an inch per foot length of pipe.
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 flow during normal operation.
STORM SEWER (STORM DRAIN)
A sewer which carries stormwater and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes other than cooling waters and other unpolluted waters.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in, water, sewage, or other liquids, and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
THE ACT
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the "Clean Water Act," as amended (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.)
TOWN OF TUSTEN or TOWN
The Town of Tusten; includes the various sewer districts within the Town, and shall include the Town Board of the Town of Tusten.
TOWN SEWER SYSTEMS
The interceptor sewers, trunk sewers, lateral sewers, force mains, pumping stations, sewage regulators, and other appurtenant structures owned and operated by any Town of Tusten sewer district.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.