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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory.
AUTHORITY. The municipal authority of the City of Corry.
CITY. The City of Corry, Erie County, Pennsylvania, and/or its duly authorized employees.
COMBINED SEWER. A sewer designed to receive both sewage and stormwater runoff.
PERSON. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, organization or entity of any kind.
SEWAGE. A combination of water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial and commercial establishments, together with such ground, surface or stormwater as may be present.
SEWER. A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage into the sewerage system.
SEWERAGE SYSTEM. All sanitary sewers, all combined sewers, all sewage treatment works and all other facilities owned or operated by either the city or the authority for the collection, transportation and treatment of sanitary sewage and industrial wastes, together with their appurtenances, and any additions, extensions or improvements thereto. It shall also include sewers which serve one or more persons and discharge into the public sewerage system even though those sewers may not have been constructed by city or authority funds and are not owned or maintained by the city or authority. It does not include separate storm sewers or culverts which have been constructed for the sole purpose of carrying storm and surface runoff, the discharge from which is not and does not become tributary to the sewage treatment facilities.
STORM SEWER. A sewer which is intended to carry stormwater runoff, surface waters, groundwaters drainage and the like, but which is not intended to carry any sanitary sewage or polluted industrial waste.
STORMWATER RUNOFF. The portion of the rainfall which reaches a channel, trench, sewer or other conveyance.
USER. For any premises from which sewage is generated, that person who contracts for public water service to the premises or, in cases where no public water service is connected to the premises, shall mean that person who is the legal owner of the premises.
WATER DEPARTMENT. The city department responsible for operation of the public water supply system in the city.
(Ord. 1225, passed 3-21-1977)