15-401.   DEFINITIONS.
Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning of words and terms as used in this article shall be as follows:
   (a)   ASTM shall mean the American Society for Testing Materials.
   (b)   Building Drain shall mean 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, beginning five feet (1.5 meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.
   (c)   Building Sewer shall mean the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
   (d)   B.O.D. (denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand) shall mean the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20 degrees centigrade, expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/L).
   (e)   pH shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in gram per liter of solution.
   (f)   Garbage shall mean solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
   (g)   Individual Domestic means any single family residence, commercial business, office, institution, school, church or public entity having an individual direct or indirect connection to the wastewater, facilities of the city and on individual city or private water service meter, or connection to any such water service.
   (h)   Industrial means any industrial business engaged in the manufacturing or processing of one or more products, and in which wastewaters are produced from such manufacturing or processing and said wastewaters are discharged directly or indirectly to the wastewater facilities of the city.
   (i)   Industrial Wastes shall mean the liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
   (j)   Multi-domestic means any multi-family residence, apartment or mobile home and any commercial business, office, institution, school, church or public entity having a direct or indirect connection to the wastewater facilities of the city and not having an individual water service meter but is served with city or private metered water by the owner of the property on which it is located.
   (k)   Natural Outlet shall mean any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or groundwater.
   (l)   OSHA shall mean the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
   (m)   Properly Shredded Garbage shall mean the wastes from the preparation, cooling 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 greater than ½ inch in any dimension.
   (n)   Superintendent shall mean the superintendent of the city or his or her authorized deputy, agent or representative.
   (o)   Sewage shall mean 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.
   (p)   Sewage works shall mean all facilities for collecting, pumping, treating, and disposing of sewage, also known as publicly owned treatment works (POTW).
   (q)   Sewer shall mean a pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
   (r)   Public Sewer shall mean a sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority.
   (s)   Combined Sewers shall mean sewers receiving both surface runoff and sewage, are not permitted.
   (t)   Sanitary Sewer shall mean a sewer, which carries sewage, and to which storm, surface, and groundwater are not intentionally admitted.
   (u)   Storm Sewer or Storm Drain shall mean a sewer, which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes.
   (v)   Sewage Treatment Plant shall mean any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
   (w)   Suspended Solids shall mean 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.
   (x)   Slug shall mean 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 or flows during normal operation.
   (y)   User means any person as defined in section 1-102, including an institution, governmental agency or political subdivision producing wastewater requiring processing and treatment to remove pollutants and having premises connected to the wastewater facilities.
   (z)   Wastewater means sewage, the combination of liquids and water carried wastes from residences, commercial and industrial buildings, institutions and governmental agencies, together with any ground, surface or storm water that may be present.
   (aa)   Watercourse shall mean a channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
   (bb)   WPCF shall mean the Water Pollution Control Federation.
   (cc)   Normal Wastewater The strength of normal wastewater shall be considered within the following ranges:
      (1)   A five day biochemical oxygen demand of 300 milligrams per liter or less;
      (2)   A suspended solid concentration of 350 milligrams or less;
      (3)   Hydrogen ion concentration of 5.0 to 9.0.
(Ord. 407; Code 2015)