All discharges of stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff and subsurface drainage shall be made to storm sewers or natural outlets designed for such discharges. Any connection, drain or arrangement which will permit any such waters to enter any wastewater sewer shall be deemed to be a violation of this section of this chapter.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any of the wastewater facilities any substance, materials, waters or wastes in such quantities or concentrations which will:
Create a fire or explosion hazard, including but not limited to gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid, or gas; including but not limited to any liquid having a flash point lower than 235° F., as determined by the Tagliabue closed cup method.
Cause corrosive damage or hazard to structures, equipment or personnel of the wastewater facilities, but in no case discharges having a pH lower than 5.5 or greater than 9.0.
Cause obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the operation of wastewater facilities due to accumulation of solid or viscous materials.
Contain fats, wax or grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of 100 milligrams per liter or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32° F. and 150° F.
Have a temperature higher than 150° F. or 65° C.
Contain phenolic compounds over 1.0 parts per million, expressed as phenol.
Contain any radioactive substances.
Have a biochemical oxygen demand (five-day BOD) in excess of 350 milligrams per liter (mg/l).
Have a suspended solids content in excess of 300 mg/l or containing suspended solids of such character or specific gravity that unusual attention or expense is required to handle or treat such materials.
Contain corrosive, toxic or poisonous substances in sufficient quantity to cause injury, damage or hazard to personnel, structures or equipment or interfere with the wastewater facilities, including but not limited to any portion of the liquid or solid treatment or handling processes or that which will pass through the treatment facilities in such condition that they will not achieve state, federal or other existing, pending or future requirements for the effluent discharge, including but not limited to the NPDES permit requirements imposed upon the city.
Cause unusual volume or concentration of wastes being delivered in a slug manner, by which it is meant that the normal (i.e., twenty-four-hour average) concentration of loadings shall not be exceeded by more than a factor of 4.0 for any sixty-minute period.
Have objectionable color which is not removable in the wastewater treatment facility.
Be discharged by tank trucks into manholes or appurtenances of the wastewater sewer system, including but not limited to septic tank wastes. These septic tank wastes will, however, be accepted directly at the ACMUA wastewater treatment facilities.
Contain noxious, malodorous gas or substance which is present in quantities that create a public nuisance or a hazard to public health.
Contain any garbage that has not been properly shredded.
If any wastewaters are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the wastewater facilities which consist of the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated above or which may be set forth by regulatory agencies now or in the future and which, in the judgment of the city, have a deleterious effect upon the wastewater facilities or constitute a public nuisance, the city may:
In an effort to conserve water resources, no discharger shall be permitted to dilute his/her waste to avoid violation of § 220-26 of this article.