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(A) General prohibitions.
(1) No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes pass through or interference.
(2) These general prohibitions apply to all users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical pretreatment standards or any other national, state or local pretreatment standards or requirements,
(B) Specific prohibitions. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW the following pollutants, substances or wastewater:
(1) Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the POTW, including gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, used motor oil and any other wastestreams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less than 140°F (60°C) using the test methods specified in 40 C.F.R. § 261.21;
(2) Wastewater having a pH less than 5.0 or more than 12.5, or as more stringently designated by the coordinator for the purpose of protecting the POTW or otherwise causing corrosive structural damage to the POTW or equipment;
(3) Solid or viscous substances in amounts which will cause obstruction of the flow in the POTW resulting in interference, but in no case solids greater than one-half inch in any dimension;
(4) Pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, and the like), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with the POTW;
(5) Wastewater having a temperature greater than 150°F (65°C), or which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 104°F (40°C);
(6) Petroleum oil, non-biodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through;
(7) Pollutants which result in the presence of flammable, explosive, toxic gases, vapors or fumes within the POTW in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems;
(8) Trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the coordinator in accordance with § 52.045;
(9) Noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids or other wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life, or to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance or repair;
(10) Wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes except in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations;
(11) Stormwater, surface water, groundwater, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water and unpolluted wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the coordinator;
(12) Sludges, screenings or other residues from the pretreatment of industrial wastes;
(13) Medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the coordinator in a wastewater discharge permit;
(14) Wastewater causing, alone or in conjunction with other sources, the treatment plant’s effluent to fail a toxicity test;
(15) Detergents, surface-active agents or other substances which may cause excessive foaming in the POTW;
(16) Fats, waxes, oils or greases of animal or vegetable origin in concentrations greater than 100 mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32°F and 150°F (0°C and 65°C); or
(17) Wastewater causing two readings on an explosion hazard meter at the point of discharge into the POTW, or at any point in the POTW, of more than 5% or any single reading over 10% of the lower explosive limit of the meter.
(C) Use of prohibited substances. Pollutants, substances or wastewater prohibited by this section shall not be processed, handled, stored or disposed of in such a manner that they could be discharged to the POTW.
(Ord. 1433, passed 7-1-2002) Penalty, see § 52.999