For the purposes of this division, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section and are in addition to the definitions contained in § 46-34.
   ANNUAL REVIEW.  The report to be submitted once each year to the Mayor reviewing the rates, adequacy of revenues and proportionality of the user charge system.
   DOMESTIC WASTE. Waste normally emanating from residential living units and resulting from the day-to-day activities usually considered to be carried on in a domicile. Wastes emanating from other users which are to be considered DOMESTIC WASTE shall be of the same nature and strength and have the same flow rate characteristics.
   INDUSTRIAL WASTE. Any liquid, free-flowing waste, including cooling water, resulting from any industrial or manufacturing process or from the development, recovery or processing of natural resources, with or without suspended solids.
   LOCAL CAPITAL COST CHARGES. The portion of the sewage service charge levied on users of a treatment works for the charges for local capital costs, local investment in plant facilities, and other local costs not regulated by 40 C.F.R. § 35.935-13.
   OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE. All work, materials, equipment, utilities and other effort required to operate and maintain the waste water transportation and treatment systems consistent with insuring adequate treatment of waste water to produce an effluent in compliance with NPDES permit and other applicable State and Federal regulations, and includes the cost of replacement.
   REPLACEMENT.  The replacement, in whole or in part, of any equipment or facilities in the waste water transportation or treatment system to insured continuous treatment of waste water in accordance with the NPDES permit and other applicable State and Federal regulations.
   SANITARY SEWAGE.  Any waste meeting the conditions imposed by this Code.
   SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM.  All sanitary sewers, combined sanitary and storm sewers, plants, works, instrumentalities and properties used or useful in connection with the collection, treatment or disposal of sewage or industrial wastes, owned and operated by the City, or operated in connection therewith under the direction of the City or its designated agent.
   SEWAGE SERVICE CHARGE. The total charges to be levied against the users of the sewage disposal system and shall consist of user charge and local capital cost charges, the combination of which shall be the rate set forth in this division.
   USER CHARGE. A charge, applied at a proportional and uniform rate without regard to political boundaries, levied on users of a treatment works for the cost of operation and maintenance of such works pursuant to Section 204b of PL 92-500 and includes the cost of replacement.
   USER CLASS.  The kind of user connected to sanitary sewer including, but not limited to, residential, industrial, commercial and small commercial:
      (1)   RESIDENTIAL USERS.  All users that are domiciles or housing units, either single-family or multifamily.
      (2)   INDUSTRIAL USER. A manufacturing or process facility which is engaged in a productive or profit-making enterprise.
      (3)   MAJOR INDUSTRIAL USER. Any manufacturing or processing facility which is engaged in a productive or profit-making enterprise which has an average volume of discharge to the sewage disposal system greater than or equal to 10,000 gallons (13.37 ccf) per day and an average industrial waste strength exceeding the normal domestic waste strength for one or more pollutant class, as follows:
Normal Domestic Waste Strength
Suspended solids
300 mg/l
250 mg/l
15 mg/l
COD in excess of BOD
300 mg/l
      (4)   COMMERCIAL. All business and services places other than industrial and small commercial.
      (5)   SMALL COMMERCIAL. A commercial account whose discharge to the sewage disposal system averages less than 6,000 cubic feet per month and the discharge consists entirely of domestic wastes. For the purpose of this division, SMALL COMMERCIAL shall be included in the residential class.
(Ord. 1498, passed 7-29-1959; Ord. 2566, passed 10-11-1976; Ord. 2985, passed 3-24-1986; Ord. 3630, passed 12-13-2004)