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As used in this chapter, unless the context specifically indicates otherwise:
(a) "Administrator" means the Administrative Assistant of the City, or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
(b) "Approved laboratory procedures" means the measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of water and wastes in accordance with analytical procedures determined acceptable by Federal Guidelines as established in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 136, or as approved by the Regional Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
(c) "Biodegradable" means that the material shall be easily amenable to breakdown to less complex compounds by biologic processes present in the City's sewerage system. The Service Director shall determine whether a material is biodegradable if such determination is required.
(d) "B.O.D.," denoting biochemical oxygen demand, means the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20 degrees C, expressed in parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per liter (mg/l) by weight.
(e) "Building drain" means that part of the lowest horizontal piping of a building drainage system which received the discharge from downspouts, footer drains or other storm sewers or drains and conveys such discharge to a point in the public or natural storm drainage system.
(f) "Building sewer" means that part of the sewerage system which connects the building's sewage plumbing to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
(g) "Combined sewer" means a sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
(h) "Cooling water" means the unpolluted water discharged from any system of heat transfer such as condensation, air conditioning, cooling or refrigeration.
(i) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Public Service of Grove City or his authorized representative.
(j) "Drainage system" or "storm drainage system" means all facilities, structures, natural watercourses, outlets, waterways or streams, swales or ditches and sewers which carry storm water, ground water, surface water, subsurface drainage water, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process water.
(k) "Garbage" means solid wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
(l) "Incompatible" means that the waste material is harmful or interferes with sewage treatment processes, or that there is no substantial removal by treatment processes, or that the presence of the material adversely affects the quality of the sewage treatment plant effluent.
(m) "Industrial cost recovery charge" means that charge assessed on an industrial user to cover the operation, maintenance and capitalization costs distributed to the industrial wastes from the industrial user.
(n) "Industrial wastes" means the liquid wastes from industrial processes, as distinct from sanitary sewage.
(o) "Mg/l" means milligrams per liter, which also equals ppm (parts per million).
(p) "Natural outlet" means any outlet in a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
(q) "Oils and greases" means those materials extractable from an acidified sample by freon or other acceptable solvent in accordance with approved laboratory procedures.
(r) "Organic" means containing carbon compounds or produced in living organisms.
(s) "Person" means any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
(t) "pH" means the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
(u) "Pretreatment" means the treatment of wastewaters prior to introduction into public sewerage facilities.
(v) "Public sewer" means a sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and which is controlled by public authority.
(w) "Sanitary sewage" means sewage containing water-carried wastes contributed from premises by reason of human occupancy. The standard strength for sanitary sewage shall be 200 ppm B.O.D. and 200 ppm suspended solids.
(x) "Sanitary sewer district, sewer district" means a portion of the City specifically set aside or defined for the purpose of establishing controls of and providing for the collection and treatment of sewage produced within.
(y) "Sanitary sewer" means a sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
(z) "Sewage" means a combination of water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments.
(aa) "Sewerage system" or "sewage system" means all of the facilities required for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage from the source to a sewage treatment facility, including the treatment and disposal facility. All such facilities of each city of Grove City Sewer District and the entities contributing to the facilities within each Sewer District shall be considered one such sewerage system. The City of Grove City shall have at least as many sewerage systems as it has sewer districts.
(bb) "Sewage treatment plant, wastewater treatment plant or facility" means any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
(cc) "Sewer" means a pipe or conduit.
(dd) "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
(ee) "Storm sewer" or "storm drain" means a sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but that excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes.
(ff) "Suspended solids" means solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
(gg) "Toxic" means capable of adversely affecting any organism upon assimilation or exposure.
(hh) "Wastes" means useless, unneeded or superfuous matter which is discarded or is excess material such as ashes, mud, garbage, process by-product; or human waste.
(ii) "Wastewater" means a combination of liquid and water-carried wastes.
(jj) "Watercourse" means a channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
(Ord. C49-76. Passed 6-21-76.)