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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.
BLACK WATER. Waste water from sanitary fixtures the as toilets and urinals.
BULK SERVICE KITCHEN. A facility which prepares bulk quantities of food, such as hospitals, schools or caterers.
COMMON GREASE INTERCEPTOR. A device to which grease wastes are directed from more than one facility having different operators or type of operations, such as in a food court.
CUSTOMER. A user of the sanitary sewer system who produces wastes from his, her or their process operations. The CUSTOMER is responsible for assuring that the produced waste is disposed of in accordance with all federal, state and local disposal regulations.
FOOD COURTS. Areas predominantly found in shopping centers or amusement parks and festivals where several food preparation establishments having different owners may be sharing seating space and/or plumbing facilities.
FOOD SERVICE FACILITY (FSF). Any facility, which cuts, cooks, bakes, prepares or serves food, or which disposes of food related wastes.
GARBAGE GRINDER. A device which shreds or grinds up solid or semi-solid waste materials into smaller portions for discharge into the sanitary sewer collection system.
GRAY WATER. Refers to all wastewater other than "black water", as defined in this section.
GREASE. A material composed primarily of fats, oil and grease from animal or vegetable sources. The terms fats, oil and grease shall be deemed as grease by definition. GREASE does not include petroleum-based products.
GREASE INTERCEPTOR. A large tank or device so constructed as to separate and trap or hold fats, oil, and grease substances from the sewage discharged from a facility in order to keep fats, oil and grease substances from entering the sanitary sewer collection system. GREASE INTERCEPTORS are located outside of food service facilities.
HAULER. One who transfers waste from the site of a customer to an approved site for disposal or treatment. The HAULER is responsible for assuring that all federal, state and local regulations are followed regarding waste transport.
NPDES. Stands for National Pollution Discharge Elimination System under which the city's wastewater treatment plant is permitted.
POTW. Stands for publicly-owned treatment works or "treatment works" as defined by § 212 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1292) which is owned by the city. This definition includes any sewers that convey wastewater to city's sewage treatment plant.
PRETREATMENT COORDINATOR. An individual employed by the city who is charged with the responsibility of administering the provisions of the pretreatment program to ensure compliance by users with applicable laws, rules, regulations and ordinances relative to the concentration(s) of substances found in the waste stream of facilities connected to the POTW.
SEWAGE. The liquid and water-carried domestic or industrial wastes from dwellings, commercial establishments, industrial facilities and institutions, whether treated or untreated. The terms "waste" and "wastewater" shall be deemed as SEWAGE by definition.
SEWER LATERAL. A sewer line or lines maintained and controlled by private persons for the purpose of conveying sewage from the waste producing location to the public sanitary sewer collection system.
SINGLE SERVICE RESTAURANT. A restaurant where the meals are served on throwaway plates and utensils.
STANDARD RESTAURANT. A restaurant where meals are served on plates and utensils that are washed and reused.
UNDER THE SINK' GREASE TRAP. A device placed under or in close proximity to sinks or other facilities likely to discharge grease in an attempt to separate, trap or hold, oil and grease substances to prevent their entry into the sanitary sewer collection system. GREASE TRAPS are commonly referred to based on their grease retention capacity (i.e., 20#, 30#, 40# and the like).
USER. A city customer operating a food service facility inside the city's wastewater service area.
WASTE. The liquid- and water-carried domestic or industrial wastes from dwellings, commercial establishments, industrial facilities and institutions, whether treated or untreated. WASTES may include but not limited to, discharges from scullery sinks, pot and pan sinks, dishwashing machines, soup kettles and floor drains located in areas where grease-containing material may exist. The terms "sewage" and "wastewater" shall be deemed as WASTE by definition.