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A. This chapter sets forth uniform requirements for all commercial users of the publicly owned treatment works (POTW) and enables the city to protect public health and the environment in conformity with all applicable local, state and federal laws including the clean water act (33 USC 1251 et seq.) and the general pretreatment regulations (40 CFR part 403).
B. The objectives of this chapter are:
1. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW, which may interfere with the normal operation of the system or contaminate the resulting municipal sludge;
2. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW, which do not receive adequate treatment and which may pass through the system into receiving waters or the atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with the system;
3. To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewater and sludge from the POTW; and
4. To protect the public using, and the personnel operating, the POTW.
C. This chapter provides for the regulation of users of the POTW through the enforcement of administrative regulations. This chapter authorizes the issuance of indirect discharge permits; authorizes monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activities, including recovery of costs relating to user noncompliance; establishes administrative review procedures; requires permittee reporting; and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program described herein. This chapter does not provide for the recovery of operations, maintenance or replacement costs of the POTW or the costs associated with the construction of collection and treatment systems used by commercial, industrial and other permitted regulated users in proportion to their use of the POTW, which is the subject of separate enactments. (Ord. 228, 6-10-2009)