For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD). The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter in wastewater under a standard laboratory procedure for five days at 20°C, expressed in milligrams per liter.
   CAPITAL CHARGE. The portion of the total wastewater service charge that is levied for capital costs, investment in plant facilities, depreciation and other costs, but excluding operation and maintenance costs.
   CITY. The City of Martindale.
   COMMERCIAL USE. Any use that does not qualify as a residential use.
   NORMAL WASTEWATER. Wastewater that when analyzed shows a daily average concentration of not more than 300 mg/l of BOD and 300 mg/l of SS, and is otherwise acceptable for routine collection and treatment in the wastewater system.
   RESIDENTIAL USE. Any use of premises that is limited solely to residential living facilities and purposes.
   SURCHARGE. A charge added to the normal user charge when the BOD, SS or other pollutant concentration from a user exceeds the range of concentration of these pollutants in normal domestic wastewater.
   SUSPENDED SOLIDS (SS). Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in, wastewater or other liquids and that are removable by filtering.
   USER CHARGE. The portion of the total wastewater service charge that is levied in a proportional and adequate manner for the cost of operation and maintenance of the wastewater system.
   WASTEWATER SYSTEM. The facilities used to transport wastewater from individual homes or buildings to a wastewater treatment plant, together with the wastewater treatment plant. The objective of the treatment plant is to remove pollutants and to dispose, recycle or reuse the treated wastewater and residues that result from the treatment process.
(Ord. 2010-398, passed - -2010)