For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AVAILABILITY OF A PUBLIC SEWER. This term means that:
      (1)   The public sewer is completed and ready for use in collecting sewage;
      (2)   The public sewer and public sewage treatment facility have adequate capacity and treatment methods to accept the quantity and character of sewage produced on the particular premises;
      (3)   The public sewer lies within the maximum distance from the property line of the premises as prescribed under § 51.002; and
      (4)   There exist no natural obstacles, nor man-made obstacles beyond the control of the owner of the premises which would prevent the running of a building sewer between the affected building or buildings and the public sewer using reasonable, common and ordinary design, engineering and construction methods.
   BOD (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 SEWER. The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
   COMBINED SEWER. A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
   GARBAGE. Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
   HEALTH OFFICER. The County Health Officer or similar officers of the County or State Board of Health having jurisdiction.
   INDUSTRIAL WASTES. The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
   INSPECTOR. The person or persons duly authorized by the town, through its Town Council, to inspect and approve the installation of building sewers and their connection to the public sewer system.
   NATURAL OUTLET. Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or groundwater.
   pH. The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
   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 conditions normally prevailing in public sewers with no particle greater than ½ inch in any dimension.
   PUBLIC SEWER. A sewer in which all owners of abutting or nearby properties have equal rights and is controlled by public authority. Unless otherwise indicated, the term as used herein refers to a public sanitary or combined sewer.
   SANITARY BUILDING DRAIN. That part of the lowest horizontal piping of the sanitary drainage system inside the walls of any building which receives the discharge from soil or waste stacks and branches and conveys the same to a point three feet outside the building walls where it connects with its respective building sewer.
   SANITARY SEWER. A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
   SEWAGE. A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and storm waters as may be present.
   SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT. Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
   SEWAGE WORKS. Any part of the sanitary, combined or storm sewer system and related facilities for collection, treatment and disposal of sewage or drainage as defined and described by I.C. 36-9-1-8.
   SEWER SYSTEM. All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage, unpolluted drainage waters or other waste water.
   SEWER. A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage or unpolluted drainage waters or wastewater to a place of disposal.
   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 24 hour concentration of flows during normal operation.
   STORM DRAIN (sometimes termed STORM SEWER). A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes other than unpolluted cooling water.
   SUPERINTENDENT. The Superintendent of the municipal sewage works of the town, or his or her authorized deputy, agent or representative.
   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.
   WATERCOURSE. A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
(`86 Code, § 2-4-1) (Ord. 6-9-70-3, passed - -; Am. Ord. 86-C2, passed 7-15-86)