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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
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 product.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES. The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business, as distinct from sanitary sewage.
INFILTRATION. The water entering a sewer system, including building drains and sewers, from the ground, through such means as, but not limited to, defective pipes, pipe joints, connections or manhole walls. Infiltration does not include, and is distinguished from, INFLOW.
INFLOW. The water discharged into a sewer system, including building drains and sewers, from such sources as, but not limited to, roof drains and downspouts, cellar, yard and area drains, foundation drains, unpolluted cooling water discharged, drains from springs and swampy areas, manhole covers, cross connections from storm sewers, catch basins, storm waters, surface runoff, street wash water or drainage. INFLOW does not include, and is distinguished from, INFILTRATION.
INFILTRATION/INFLOW. The total quantity of water from both infiltration and inflow without distinguishing the source.
INSPECTOR. The person duly authorized by the city, through its Board of Control of Aurora Utilities, 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 properties have equal rights and is controlled by public authority.
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 groundwaters 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 WORKS. All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT. Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
SEWER. A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
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 or flows during normal operation.
STORM DRAIN or 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 city or his 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.
('74 Code, § 12-1) (Ord. 73-30, passed - -73; Am. Ord. 1999-13, passed 8-2-99)