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(A) Unless otherwise provided, the quantity of waste delivered to the town sewers will be construed as being the same as the water delivered to the producer by the town water system. If it is ascertained that the water meter has inaccurately measured the amount of water delivered to the permittee, then and in that event the sanitary sewer charge established herein shall be adjusted in the same manner as adjustments are made to the water bill.
(B) Should the producer evaporate or otherwise dispose of water delivered by the town water system other than to the town sewer system, it shall be the obligation of the permittee to install such meters or other devices to determine the portion of quantity delivered to the sewer system. Such meters or devices shall be approved by the General Manager and maintained and operated by the permittee.
(C) After installation of the measuring equipment approved by the General Manager it shall be the obligation of the permittee to conduct a test on such measuring equipment at least once every 12 months to determine its accuracy and the results thereof shall be furnished in writing to the General Manager. It shall also be the permittee's responsibility to notify the General Manager within a reasonable time in advance so that the General Manager may, if he chooses, have a witness present during such test. If upon any such test the percentage of accuracy is found to be within the accuracy tolerance as established by the manufacturer's specifications, such measuring equipment shall be determined to have correctly measured the quantity delivered to the sewer system. If, however, upon any such test the percentage of accuracy is found to be in excess of the accuracy tolerance specified by the manufacturer's specifications, then such measuring equipment shall be immediately adjusted to register correctly the quantity delivered to the sewer system. The billings to such permittee shall be adjusted for a period extending back to the time when the inaccuracy began, if such time is ascertainable, or for a period extending back one- half of the time elapsed since the date of the last test or the date of the last adjustment, if the time is not ascertainable.
(D) If in the opinion of the General Manager it is impractical or infeasible for the producer to install a meter or meters to measure the industrial waste being discharged into the sanitary sewer, the General Manager may require that the town or the permittee perform an engineering study to determine the percentage of water being discharged to the sanitary sewer system. Such engineering study, when approved by the General Manager, shall constitute the basis upon which the user charges established by this subchapter shall be computed. One hundred dollars will be paid to the town by the permittee to partially cover the expenses of making such engineering study if the town performs the study. The General Manager is authorized, at his discretion, to make additional engineering studies to check the current accuracy of the initial report; and if the latest engineering report indicates that the previous report was more than 5% inaccurate, the latest report will replace the prior one. The cost of such additional reports conducted at the discretion of the General Manager shall be borne by the town. A permittee may request that the town perform an additional engineering study to check the accuracy of the previous report. He may not, however, make such request more frequently than once in every 12- month period; and, in this event, the permittee will pay an additional $100 fee and if an inaccuracy greater than 5% is indicated by the new engineering study the rate factor will be adjusted accordingly and the $100 fee refunded.
(E) Any producer for which the water supply is from private wells shall install, operate, and maintain at its expense such meters or other devices necessary to determine quantity discharge to the sewer system. Such meters or other devises installed shall be approved by the General Manager.
(Ord., passed 3-8-82)