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As used in this chapter, unless the context specifically indicates otherwise:
(a) "Building drain" means that part of the lowest horizontal of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drain pipes inside the walls of the building and which conveys such discharge to the building sewer, beginning five feet outside the inner face of the building wall.
(b) "Building Inspector" means the person designated by the City to supervise the operation of the City's Building Department and who is charged with certain duties and responsibilities by this chapter, or his or her duly authorized representative.
(c) "Building sewer" means the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
(d) "City Manager" means the City Manager and such authorized representative as he or she may designate.
(e) "Garbage" means solid waste from the preparation, cooking or dispensing of food and from the handling, storage, processing or sale of produce.
(f) "Holding tank waste" means any waste from holding tanks, such as vessels, chemical toilets, campers, trailers, septic tanks and vacuum-pump tank trucks.
(g) "Indirect discharge" means the discharge or the introduction of non-domestic pollutants into the POTW (including holding tank waste discharged into the system).
(h) "National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit" and "NPDES permit" mean a permit issued pursuant to Section 402 of the Act (33 USC 1342).
(i) "Person" means any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity or any other legal entity, or his or her or its legal representatives, agents or assigns.
(j) "POTW treatment plant" means that portion of the POTW designed to provide treatment to wastewater.
(k) "Properly shredded garbage" means wastes from the cooking, preparation and dispensing of foods that have been cut or shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than one-half inch in any dimension.
(l) "Sewage" means a combination of water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and storm waters as may be present.
(m) "Sewage treatment plant" means an arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
(n) "Sewage works" means all facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
(o) "Sewer" means a pipe, tile, tube or conduit for carrying sewage. Specifically:
(1) "Combination sewer" and "combined sewer" mean a sewer receiving both surface run-off and sewage.
(2) "Public sewer" means a sewer in which all owners of abutting property have equal rights and which is controlled by a public authority.
(3) "Sanitary sewer" means a sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
(4) "Storm sewer" and "storm drain" mean a sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but which does not carry sewage and polluted industrial wastes.
(p) "Storm water" means any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation and resulting therefrom.
(q) "Superintendent" means the person designated by the City to supervise the operation of the publicly owned treatment works and who is charged with certain duties and responsibilities by this chapter, or his or her duly authorized representative.
(r) "User" means any person who contributes or causes or permits the contribution of wastewater into the POTW.
(s) "Wastewater" means liquid and water-carried industrial or domestic wastes from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities and institutions, together with any ground water, surface water and storm water that may be present, whether treated or untreated, which is contributed into or permitted to enter the POTW.
(t) "Watercourse" means a channel in which the flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
(Ord. 588. Passed 11-15-93.)