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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context indicates or requires a different meaning.
B.O.D. or BIOLOGICAL CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND. The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biological chemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in 5 days as 20°C. expressed in parts per million by weight.
BUILDING DRAIN. 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 a building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning 5 feet outside the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER. The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
CLEAN OUT. The extension of the house or building lateral sewer to ground level for the purpose of cleaning or monitoring purposes.
COMBINED SEWER. Only a sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage, which sewage is later diverted to the municipal sewage treatment plant for treatment.
GARBAGE. Solid wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES. The liquid wastes from industrial processes as distinguished from sanitary sewage.
INSPECTOR. The person or persons duly authorized by the Chandler Town Council to inspect and approve the installation of building sewers and their connections to the public sewer system.
NATURAL OUTLET. Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
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 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 1/12 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 SEWER. A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface, and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE WORKS. All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating, and disposing of sewage.
SEWER. A pipe or conduit for carrying wastewater.
STORM SEWER or STORM DRAIN. A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage only, and excludes sewage and polluted industrial waste.
SUMP PUMP. A machine or device for transferring liquid from any low area that receives drainage, or from a hole at the lowest point of a shaft into which water or other liquid is drained in order to be pumped out.
SUPERINTENDENT. The Superintendent of Public Works for the Town of Chandler, Indiana, and/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.
WASTEWATER. A combination of the water carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments, together with the ground, surface and storm waters as may be present.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT. Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
WATERCOURSE. A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously, or intermittently.
(Ord. 1995-5, passed 10-2-1995)