Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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A. 
Words used in the present tense include the future; the singular number includes the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine.
B. 
The term "shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
C. 
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
ADMINISTRATOR
The Supervisor or the duly appointed Superintendent of Sewage, or their duly authorized deputy, agent or representative.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS
Herein referred to as ASTM or federal specifications referred to in this chapter shall mean 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 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 discharge from any system of condensation, air conditioning, cooling, refrigeration or other sources.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The Orange 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, cinders, 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:
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, sand, 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 or ground water, into which treated or untreated sewage is discharged.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage, and to which storm-, surface and ground waters 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 ground-, surface and storm water 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 the 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 or to Orange County Sewer District No. 1 Water Pollution Control Facilities, whichever is applicable.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT (water pollution control plant)
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage at any Town of Monroe water pollution control facility or at Orange County Sewer District No. 1 Water Pollution Control Facilities, whichever is applicable.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SEWER DISTRICT
Any Town of Monroe sanitary sewer district as created, altered or modified by action of the Town Board of the Town of Monroe. This chapter shall apply to all sewer districts in the town. Further, sewer districts in the town which discharge to the Orange County Sewer District No. 1 Water Pollution Control Facilities shall be subject to the regulations of Orange County Local Law No. 17 of 1974 and all amendments thereto, as approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Nothing contained in this chapter shall supersede the requirements of said County Local Law No. 17 of 1974, and all amendments thereto, in those sewer districts in the town which discharge to the Orange County Sewer District No. 1 Water Pollution Control Facilities with regard to purposes, construction, discharge standards, use of public sewers, private sewage disposal, building sewers and connections and protection requirements.
SLOPE
The grade or pitch of 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.
SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
Any industrial user of any of the town's wastewater disposal systems, including Orange County Sewer District No. 1 Water Pollution Control Facilities, where applicable, who has a discharge flow of 25,000 gallons or more per average workday; has a flow greater than 5% of the flow in any of the town's wastewater treatment systems, including Orange County Sewer District No. 1 Water Pollution Control Facilities, where applicable; has in its wastes toxic pollutants as defined pursuant to Section 307 of the Act or state statutes and rules; or is found by the town, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) 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 effluent quality or air emissions generated by the system.
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 storm- 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
The Town of Monroe.
TOWN OF MONROE or TOWN
Includes the various sewer districts within the town, and shall include the Town Board of the Town of Monroe.
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 Monroe sewer district.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.