Sec. 24-101. - Purpose and policy.
   (a)   This article sets forth uniform requirements for direct and indirect contributors into the wastewater collection and treatment system for the county, and enables the county to comply with all applicable state and federal laws, including the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1251 et seq.) and the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR 403). The objectives of this article are to:
   (1)   Prevent the introduction of pollutants and wastewater discharges into the municipal wastewater system which will interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the resulting sludge;
   (2)   Prevent the introduction of pollutants and wastewater discharges into the municipal wastewater system which will pass through the system, inadequately treated, into any waters of the state or otherwise be incompatible with the system;
   (3)   Promote reuse and recycling of industrial wastewater and residuals from the municipal system;
   (4)   Protect both municipal personnel who may be affected by sewage, sludge, and effluent in the course of their employment as well as protecting the general public;
   (5)   Provide for equitable distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance and improvement of the county’s municipal wastewater system; and
   (6)   Ensure that the municipality complies with its NPDES or nondischarge permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements and any other federal or state laws to which the municipal wastewater system is subject.
   (b)   This article provides for the regulation of direct and indirect contributors to the municipal wastewater system, through the issuance of permits to certain nondomestic users and through enforcement of general requirements for the other users, authorizes monitoring and enforcement activities, requires user reporting and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established in this article.
   (c)   This article shall apply to all users of the municipal wastewater system, as authorized by G.S. 160A-312 and/or 153A-275. This includes users connected to collection systems owned by other municipalities where those collection systems discharge to collection systems owned by Johnston County. The county shall designate the director of public utilities as the administrator of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works or POTW and pretreatment program (referred to as director in this article). Except as otherwise provided in this article, the director shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this article. Any powers granted to or imposed upon the director may be delegated by the director to other county personnel. By discharging wastewater into the Johnston County wastewater system, industrial users located outside county limits agree to comply with the terms and conditions established in this article, as well as any permits, enforcement actions, or orders issued under this article.
(Ord. of 10-1-1996, § 1.1; Ord. of 3-4-2013)