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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BOD (or BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND). The same meaning as defined in § 53.02.
COUNCIL. The Town Council of the Town of Milan, Indiana, or any duly authorized officials acting on its behalf.
DEBT SERVICE COSTS. The average annual principal and interest payments on all outstanding revenue bonds or other long-term capital debt.
EXCESSIVE STRENGTH SURCHARGES. An additional charge which is billed to users for treating sewage wastes with an average strength in excess of "normal domestic sewage".
INDUSTRIAL WASTES. The wastewater discharges from industrial, trade or business processes as distinct from employee wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
MAY. The act referred to is permissive.
NH3 (or AMMONIA). The same meaning as defined in § 53.02.
NORMAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE.
(1) For the purpose of determining surcharges, wastewater or sewage having an average daily concentration as follows:
(a) BOD: not more than 250 mg/l; and
(b) S.S.: not more than 250 mg/l.
(2) As defined by origin, wastewaters from segregated domestic and/or sanitary conveniences as distinct from wastes from industrial processes.
NPDES (NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM) PERMIT. The same meaning as defined in § 53.02.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS. All costs, direct and indirect, necessary to provide adequate wastewater collection, transport and treatment on a continuing basis and produce discharges to receiving waters that conform with all related federal, state and local requirements. (These costs include replacement.)
OTHER SERVICE CHARGES. Tap charges, connection charges, area charges and other identifiable charges, other than user charges, debt service charges and excessive strength surcharges.
P (or PHOSPHORUS). The same meaning as defined in § 53.02.
PERSON. Any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm, company, municipal or private corporation, association, society, institution, enterprise, governmental agency or other entity.
REPLACEMENT COSTS. The expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of treatment works to maintain the capacity and performance for which the works were designed and constructed.
S.S. (or SUSPENDED SOLIDS). The same meaning as defined in § 53.02.
SEWAGE. The same meaning as defined in § 53.02.
SEWER USE ORDINANCE. A separate and companion enactment to this subchapter, which regulates the connection to and use of public and private sewers.
SHALL. The act referred to is mandatory.
TOWN. The Town of Milan acting by and through the Council.
USER CHARGE. A charge levied on users of the wastewater treatment works for the cost of operation and maintenance of the works pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 1284.
USER CLASS. The division of wastewater treatment customers by source, function, waste characteristics and process or discharge similarities (i.e., residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental in the user charge system).
(1) COMMERCIAL USER. Any establishment involved in a commercial enterprise, business or service which, based on a determination by the town discharges primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
(2) GOVERNMENTAL USER. Any federal, state or local governmental user of the wastewater treatment works.
(3) INDUSTRIAL USER. Any manufacturing or processing facility that discharges industrial waste to a publicly owned treatment works.
(4) INSTITUTIONAL USER. Any establishment involved in a social, charitable, religious and/or educational function which, based on a determination by the town, discharges primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
(5) RESIDENTIAL USER. A user of the treatment works whose premises or building is used primarily as a residence for one or more persons, including all dwelling units and the like.
(Ord. 1-14-02-1, passed 1-12-2002)