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(a) No person shall place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
(b) No person shall discharge to any natural outlet within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any sewage or industrial wastes, except where the discharge is regulated by an Ohio NPDES permit and is approved by the Safety-Service Director.
(c) No person shall discharge storm water surface run-off, roof run-off, subsurface drainage and noncontact cooling water into a sanitary sewer. These waters shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Director. Industrial cooling water may be discharged, on approval of the Water Pollution Control Board, to a storm sewer or natural outlet.
(d) No person shall access the sewer systems or POTW for any activity, including the discharge of hauled septic or industrial waste, except at locations and at times as designated by the Board. Any removal of manhole lids or other access to the sewer system for the purpose of discharging waste at times and/or locations other than those designated by the Board, or without the express permission of the Board, shall be considered a violation and shall be subject to enforcement action, including fines and penalties, as provided in this chapter.
(e) No person shall discharge, or cause to be discharged, any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewer:
(1) Any liquid, solid or gas, such as, but not limited to, gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, kerosene, toluene, xylene, ethers, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, peroxides, chlorates, perchlorates, bromates, carbides, hydrides and sulfides that, by reason of their nature or quantity, are sufficient, either alone or by interaction with other substances, to create a fire or explosion hazard or the risk thereof, and including, but not limited to, waste streams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less than 140 degrees Fahrenheit or sixty degrees Celsius, as determined using the test method specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
(2) Any solid or viscous substance in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works, such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, paper dishes and cups, milk containers, chemical residues, paint residues, lime slurry, lime residue or cannery waste bulk, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders;
(3) Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic and poisonous solids, liquids, gases, vapors or fumes within the POTW in a quantity that may injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process or cause acute worker health and safety problems.
(4) Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance which, either singly or by interaction with other waste, is capable of creating a public nuisance or hazard to life, or is capable of preventing entry into sewers for their maintenance and repair;
(5) Heat in amounts which will inhibit biological activity in the POTW, resulting in interference, but in no case heat in such quantities that the temperature at the POTW Treatment Plant exceeds forty degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), unless the approval authority, upon request of the POTW, approves alternative temperature limits;
(6) Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of fifty mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit or between zero degrees Celsius and sixty degrees Celsius;
(7) Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths horsepower (0.76 h.p. metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Safety-Service Division.
(8) Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such a half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Director in compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations;
(9) Any wastewater, acidic or alkaline in nature, having corrosive properties capable of causing damage to structures and equipment or hazard to personnel of the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant or sewerage system, and/or any wastewater having a pH lower than 6.0 or higher than 10.0 standard units, unless the POTW has authorized a user or users to discharge wastewater with a pH between 5.0 and 6.0 standard units, or between 10.0 and 11.0 standard units. Such authorizations shall be permitted, provided that the discharge pH does not cause problems with the POTW or the collection system. Free acids and alkalis of such wastes must be neutralized at all times.
(10) Excessive discoloration, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions;
(11) Any slug release, meaning any pollutant, including oxygen demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.), released in such volume or strength as to cause interference with the Plant;
(12) Any waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment process employed or are amenable to treatment only to such a degree that the Plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of the NPDES permit and other disposal system permits;
(13) Any waters or wastes containing substances which cause the Plant sludge to be in noncompliance with sludge use or disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations;
(14) Any pollutants which cause pass through or interference with the Wastewater Pollution Control Plant; and
(15) Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin in amounts that will cause interference or pass through.
(Ord. 2002-46. Passed 3-4-02; Ord. 2011-166. Passed 10-17-11.)