(A)   Site posted. A septage land application site shall be appropriately posted by the owner of the property when there is potential for public access.
   (B)   Ponding. Septage shall not be applied where water is ponded in the application area.
   (C)   Pooling. Septage shall be evenly spread over the application area to prevent pooling.
   (D)   Rainfall. Septage shall not be applied to a site that has been saturated by rainfall during the 24 hour period preceding the intended application time.
   (E)   Application rates. The volume of septage applied per year shall not exceed the nitrogen requirements of the cover crop.
      (1)   Cover crop. A cover crop, such as winter wheat, hay, alfalfa or clover must be established on land application sites prior to the first application of septage, even when the crop is not intended for harvest.
   (F)   Application season. Septage shall only be applied from May through October.
   (G)   Vegetation restricted. The use of a septage application site for vegetation shall be restricted.
      (1)   Vegetables and fruits. The cultivation of root vegetables or other low growing fruits or vegetables on septage disposal sites is prohibited.
      (2)   Pasture. Pasture utilized for septage application shall be restricted from harvest or animal grazing for a minimum of 30 days following septage application.
   (H)   Spillage. Septage shall be transported and land applied in such a manner as to prevent spillage of wastes or the deposition of wastes or mud onto any public road or right-of-way.
   (I)   Soil incorporation. When conditions exist at a septage land application site that are determined by the Health Officer to be a nuisance, septage shall be appropriately incorporated into the soil after application.
   (J)   Soil injection and tillage. If septage is injected or tilled into the soil throughout the growing season as a method of pathogen control, application must be done on a rotational basis within the site to maintain vegetative growth.
(Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. V], passed 11-12-1996; Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. V], passed 11-12-2013)