§ 18-63.  Violations; penalty; liability for expense; injunctive relief.
   (a)   Any industrial user violating any provisions regarding pretreatment standards and requirements of this division shall be subject to civil monetary penalty in at least the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per day for each violation or criminal fines in at least the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per day for each violation.  In addition, the POTW shall be entitled to obtain injunctive relief for noncompliance by industrial users with the said pretreatment standards and requirements of this division in any court of competent jurisdiction.
   (b)   Any person other than industrial users violating any provision of this division except section 18-62 shall be served by the city or such other authority, such as the county health department, with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof.  The offender shall, within the period of time, not to exceed ninety (90) days, stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
   (c)   Any person other than industrial users who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in subsection (b) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation.  Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.  Any person other than industrial users violating the provisions of this section 18-63 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), in addition to the penalty set forth in subsection (e).
   (d)   Any person violating any of the provisions of this division shall become liable to the city for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the city by reason of such violation.
   (e)   Any person violating any of the provisions of this division may be subject to termination of their authorization to discharge sewage into the city's system.
   (f)   The city shall have the authority to seek injunctive relief for any violation of the provisions of this division.  The city shall have the authority to immediately halt the discharge if there is imminent danger to the publicly owned treatment works systems or individuals.
   (g)   Any user who knowingly and/or negligently makes any false statements, representations or certification of any application, record, report, plan or the document filed or required pursuant to this division or industrial user discharge permit or who falsifies, tampers with or knowingly and/or negligently renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under this division, shall be punished by a fine of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for not more than twelve (12) months, or by both.
(Ord. No. 1277, Art. XIII, 7-8-80; Ord. No. 1331, § V, 7-10-84; Ord. No. 1419, § 1, 11-28-89; Ord. No. 1450, § 8, 8-27-91)