§ 53.17  DEFINITIONS.
   Except as provided below, the terms defined in Rule 410 I.A.C. §§ 6-8.2-1 et seq. and Rule 410 I.A.C. §§ 6-10-1 et seq. shall carry the same definition whenever used in this subchapter as the definition provided in those regulations. For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BOARD OF HEALTH.  The Board of Health having jurisdiction in the county.
   DORMANT.  An OSS which has not been used for a period of time sufficient enough to lower the hydraulic load on the system.
   IOWPA.  The Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professional’s Association.
   ONSITE SEWAGE SYSTEM or OSS.  All equipment and devices necessary for the proper conduction, collection, storage, treatment and onsite disposal of sewage from a residence or commercial facility.
   ON-SITE SEWAGE SYSTEM FAILURE.  A residential on-site sewage system that exhibits one or more of the following:
      (1)   The system refuses to accept sewage at the rate of design application thereby interfering with the normal use of residential plumbing fixtures;
      (2)   Effluent discharge exceeds the absorptive capacity of the soil, resulting in ponding, seepage or other discharge of the effluent to the ground surface or to surface waters; and/or
      (3)   Effluent is discharged from the system causing contamination of a potable water supply, ground water or surface waters.
(Ord. 4-3-3.2, passed 4-2-2012)