For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   "AVAILABLE." Shall be as defined in F.S. § 381.0065, as may be amended from time to time.
   "B.O.D." (denoting biochemical oxygen demand). The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20°C., expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l) or parts per million (ppm).
   "BUILDING DRAIN." That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five feet (1.5 meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.
   "BUILDING SEWER." The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
   "BULK USER." A customer such as a utility company or governmental entity which conveys sewage in large quantities through either their own or city- owned transmission mains from their service area to the city's service area.
   "CITY." The City of Lake Mary, Florida, a municipal corporation of the state.
   "CITY OF LAKE MARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM." All facilities and interests in real and personal property owned, operated, managed, or controlled by the city, now and in the future, and used to provide sewer service to existing and future customers within the service area of the city.
   "CITY RATE RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES." All resolutions and ordinances, either currently in effect or to be adopted in the future, by the City Commission or its successors, which establish and fix rates, fees, and charges for the city sewerage system.
   "C.O.D." (denoting chemical oxygen demand). The quantity of oxygen utilized in the chemical oxidation of the chemically oxidizable carbonaceous contents found within the wastewater sample, expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l) or parts per million (ppm).
   "COLLECTION AND TRANSMISSION FACILITIES." The lines, pipes, meters, and appurtenant equipment owned, operated, and maintained by the city to collect sewage and to transmit it to Seminole County's transmission facilities.
   "COMBINED SEWER." A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
   "COMMISSION." The City Commission.
   "COUNTY." Seminole County, a political subdivision of the state.
   "COUNTY RATE RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES." All sewer use ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations relating to the use and discharge to the Seminole County wastewater system as may be adopted by the county from time to time.
   "DEPARTMENT." The Public Works Department.
   "EFFLUENT DISPOSAL CAPACITY." The rate of treated effluent flow, measured in GPD or MGD, for which effluent disposal facilities are designed and are capable of disposing, in accordance with all applicable government requirements.
   "EFFLUENT DISPOSAL FACILITIES." Those wastewater facilities necessary to store and dispose of wastewater previously treated at treatment facilities.
   "ERU." An equivalent residential unit.
   "GARBAGE." Solid animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the domestic or commercial preparation, cooking, storage, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.
   "GPD." Gallons per day on an annual average basis.
   "GRAYWATER." Part of domestic sewage that is not blackwater, including waste from the bath, lavatory, laundry, and sink, except kitchen sink waste.
   "HEARING BOARD." The City Commission.
   "INDUSTRIAL WASTES." The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade, or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
   "MGD." Million gallons per day on an average annual basis.
   "NATURAL OUTLET." Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake, or any other body of surface or open water.
   "NORMAL SEWAGE." Sewage having the following limiting characteristics.
400 ppm
B.O.D. 5 day 20°C
250 ppm
Chlorine demand 15 min., 68°F
6 ppm
Suspended solids
250 ppm
100 ppm
Total nitrogen
25 ppm
Total phosphates
10 ppm
   "NPDES PERMIT." National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, issued by the federal government to the owner of a wastewater plant which discharges to waters of the United States.
   "OBJECTIONABLE WASTE." Includes, but is not limited to waters or wastes containing any of the following concentrations above the maximum quantities shown.
Instantaneous Maximum PPM
Instantaneous Maximum PPM
Oil and Grease
>5.0, <9.5 s.u.
Total Dissolved Solids
Total Nitrogen
Total Phenols
Total Suspended Solids
   "ONSITE SEWAGE TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SYSTEM." A system that contains a standard subsurface, filled, or mound drainfield system; an aerobic treatment unit; a graywater system tank; a laundry wastewater system tank; a septic tank; a grease interceptor; a pump tank; a solids or effluent pump; a waterless, incinerating, or organic waste-composting toilet; or a sanitary pit privy that is installed or proposed to be installed beyond the building sewer on land of the owner or on other land to which the owner has the legal right to install a system. The term includes any item placed within, or intended to be used as a part of or in conjunction with, the system. This term does not include package sewage treatment facilities and other treatment works.
   "pH." The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in moles per liter of solution.
   "PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE." Wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that have been shredded to the degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2-inch in any dimension (1.27 centimeters).
   "PUBLIC SEWER." A sewer which is controlled or owned by public authority.
   "SANITARY SEWER." A sewer that conveys sewage or industrial wastes, or a combination of both, and into which storm, surface, and groundwaters are not admitted.
   "SEMINOLE COUNTY WASTEWATER SYSTEM." Those transmission facilities, including the county treatment facilities in which sewage is received, transmitted, treated, detained, and disposed of, and from which the city is exclusively receiving and shall exclusively receive sewage treatment and effluent disposal capacity on a wholesale basis, and which are operated and maintained by the county.
   "SEWAGE" or "WASTEWATER." Water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, industrial establishments, and other customers, but does not mean or include hazardous or toxic wastes.
   "SEWAGE TREATMENT CAPACITY." The rate of sewage flow, measured in GPD, which can be treated by treatment facilities in accordance with all applicable governmental requirements.
   "SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT." Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
   "SEWAGE WORKS." All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating, and disposing of sewage.
   "SEWER." A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
   "SEWER IMPACT FEES." (See "Wastewater Connection Fee.") Those fees and charges established and collected by the city at or before the payment of a local business tax, or the issuance of site or building permits, whichever comes first, to pay for or recover the capital costs of sewerage facilities, as set forth from time to time in the city's rate resolutions and ordinances. The city's sewer impact fee includes the fee the county charges the city for each connection to the county's system, which is passed through to the city customers.
   "SEWER SERVICE CAPACITY." The volume of sewage flow, measured in GPD, which can be collected, transmitted, treated, and disposed of.
   "SEWERAGE FACILITIES." All sewage collection, transmission, treatment, and effluent disposal facilities, whether interim or permanent, including all interceptors, lines, pipes, meters, couplings, pumps, force mains, and plant and appurtenant equipment necessary to provide sewer or wastewater service.
   "SLUG." Any discharge of water, sewage, or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period or duration longer than 15 minutes more than five times the average 24-hour concentration or flows during normal operation. The number of "SLUGS" permitted over a given period of time will be determined by the Public Works Department. If it is considered a result of negligence or harmful to the system, the number permitted may be no more than one.
   "STORM DRAIN." Any pipe or natural or man-made drainage channel which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, excluding sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluted cooling water.
   "STANDARD METHODS." "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the American Public Health Association, Water Pollution Control Federation, and American Waterworks Association, latest editions. All sampling and testing procedures required under provisions of this chapter shall be in accordance with "Standard Methods".
   "TRANSMISSION FACILITIES." Those master lift stations, lines, pipes, force mains, pumps, meters, and appurtenant equipment used by the county to transmit wastewater from the point of connection from the city's collection and transmission facilities to the headworks of the treatment facilities.
   "TREATMENT FACILITIES." Those sewage treatment facilities and rights used by the county to treat wastewater in accordance with applicable governmental and regulatory requirements.
   "WATERCOURSE." A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
   "WASTEWATER CONNECTION FEE." (See "Sewer Impact Fees.")
   "WASTEWATER FACILITIES." All wastewater collection, transmission, treatment, and effluent disposal facilities, including all interceptors, lines, pipes, meters, couplings, pumps, force mains, and appurtenant equipment necessary to provide sewer service capacity or wastewater service capacity.
   "WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT." The structure, process, equipment, and management necessary to treat and discharge wastewater.
(Ord. 118, passed 10-23-80; Am. Ord. 1518, passed 11-6-14)