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(A) Establishment of an illicit discharge and illegal connection monitoring program. The city shall establish a program to detect and eliminate illicit discharges and illegal connections to the MS4. This program shall include the mapping of the MS4, including MS4 outfalls and household sewage treatment systems; the routine inspection of storm water outfalls to the MS4, and the systematic investigation of potential residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities for the sources of any dry weather flows found as the result of these inspections.
(B) Inspection of residential, commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities.
(1) The city shall be permitted to enter and inspect facilities subject to this regulation as often as may be necessary to determine compliance with this regulation.
(2) The city shall have the right to set up at facilities subject to this regulation such devices as are necessary to conduct monitoring and/or sampling of the facility's storm water discharge, as determined by the city.
(3) The city shall have the right to require the facility owner/operator to install monitoring equipment as necessary. This sampling and monitoring equipment shall be maintained at all times in safe and proper operating condition by the facility owner/operator at the owner/operator expense. All devices used to measure storm water flow and quality shall be calibrated by the city to ensure their accuracy.
(4) Obstructions that prohibit reasonable access to the facility and unreasonable delays in allowing the city access to a facility subject to this regulation for the purposes of illicit discharge inspection is a violation of this regulation.
(5) If the city is refused access to any part of the facility from which storm water is discharged, and the city demonstrates probable cause to believe that there may be a violation of this regulation, or that there is a need to inspect and/or sample as part of an inspection and sampling program designed to verify compliance with this regulation or any order issued hereunder, or to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the city may seek issuance of a search warrant, civil remedies including but not limited to injunctive relief, and/or criminal remedies from any court of appropriate jurisdiction.
(6) Any costs associated with these inspections may be assessed to the facility owner/ operator.
(Ord. 2012-018, passed 3-13-12) Penalty, see § 920.99