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(A) Any drain, including indoor drains and sinks, or conveyance, whether on the surface or underground, that allows any non-stormwater discharge, including sewage, process wastewater and wash water, to enter the city’s separate storm sewer system or waters of the state is prohibited.
(B) Any drain or conveyance connected from a commercial or industrial land use to the city’s separate storm sewer system, which has not been documented in plans, maps or equivalent records, and approved by the city is prohibited.
(C) No person shall allow, or cause to allow, discharges into the city’s separate storm sewer system or into surface waters of the state, which are not composed entirely of stormwater, except:
(1) As provided in division (D) below; and
(2) Discharges allowed under a state or federal permit.
(D) The following discharges are authorized unless they are determined to be significant contributors to pollution to the waters of the state:
(1) Discharges from firefighting activities;
(2) Potable water sources including dechlorinated water line and fire hydrant flushings;
(3) Irrigation drainage;
(4) Air conditioning condensate;
(6) Water from crawl space pumps;
(7) Pavement wash waters where spills or leaks of toxic or hazardous materials have not occurred (unless all spill material has been removed) and where detergents are not used;
(8) Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands;
(9) Uncontaminated water from foundations or from footing drains;
(10) Lawn watering;
(11) Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges;
(12) Uncontaminated groundwater;
(13) Water from individual residential car washing;
(14) Routine external building washdown, which does not use detergents or other compounds; and
(15) Diverted stream flows.
(E) In the event that the city or DEP determines that any of the discharges identified in division (D) above significantly contribute to pollution of waters of this state, the city or PADEP will notify the responsible person(s) to cease the discharge.
(F) Upon notice provided by the city or PADEP under division (E) above, the discharger will have a reasonable time, as determined by the city or PADEP, to cease the discharge.
(G) Nothing in this section shall affect a discharger’s responsibilities under state law.
(Ord. 1508, passed 12-20-2010) Penalty, see § 152.999