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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. All other words shall be construed as having the meaning defined in the most recently published volume of the Water and Wastewater Control Engineering Glossary, published by the Water Pollution Control Federation (now known as the Water Environmental Federation, Washington, D.C.), or by their general usage, if undefined.
ACT. The Federal Clean Water Act, as amended, being 33 USC 1251 et seq.
ASTM. The American Society for Testing and Materials.
AWWA. The American Water Works Association.
BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY or BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE. A device designed to prevent backflow or back-siphonage.
BOD. As follows.
(1) Abbreviation for biochemical oxygen demand. The quantity of oxygen used in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter in a specified time, at a specified temperature, and under specified conditions.
(2) A standard test used in assessing wastewater strength.
BUILDING SEWER. In plumbing, the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal. Also called “house connection” or “service connection”.
COMMISSION or COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS OF THE TOWN OF MOUNT PLEASANT. The public body responsible for the provision of water and wastewater services within the Town of Mount Pleasant and other areas. Also known as the “Town Waterworks”, “Mount Pleasant Waterworks” or “MPW”.
CROSS-CONNECTION. Any actual or potential connection or structural arrangement between a public water supply and any source or system through which it is possible to introduce into any part of the potable system any used water, industrial fluid or substance other than the intended potable water that the system supplies. Any arrangements through which, or because of which, backflow may occur are considered cross-connections.
DAY. The 24-hour period beginning at 12:01 a.m.
DOMESTIC USERS. All premises used only for human residency and that are connected to the wastewater facilities.
EASEMENT. An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
EPA. The United States Environmental Protection Agency.
GARBAGE. The solid animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the domestic or nondomestic handling, storage, dispensing, preparation, cooking, and serving of foods.
GROUNDWATER. Water within the earth.
IMPACT FEE. Fee charged by the Commission and applied toward a capital improvements fund whereby it may defray some costs associated with later expansions to any facilities under the jurisdiction of the Commission.
INTERFERENCE. Inhibition or disruption of any sewer system, wastewater treatment process, sludge disposal system, or their operation, which substantially contributes to a violation of applicable discharge permits.
MANAGER. The Manager of the Commission or an authorized designee.
MAY. Is permissible.
NATURAL OUTLET. Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake, or any other body of surface or groundwater.
NONDOMESTIC USER. Any user of the wastewater system whose wastewater is not classified as domestic.
NPDES. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program, whether administered by the EPA or by the state.
OWNER. The person or persons who legally own private property.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, company, association, society, partnership, corporation, municipality, or other similar organization, agency, or group. This does not apply to employees, agents, or representatives of the Commission.
pH. The logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration expressed in grams per liter of solution, as determined by “standard methods”.
PRETREATMENT. The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater before discharging to the Commission’s wastewater system.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE. Garbage that has been shredded such that all particles will be carried freely under flow conditions normally prevailing in the wastewater sewers, with no particle greater than one-half inch in any dimension.
RECLAIMED WASTEWATER. Wastewater used for some beneficial purpose, usually after some degree of treatment tailored to the intended purpose.
SANITARY WASTEWATER. Wastewater discharged from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings, office buildings, industrial plants, or institutions.
SCDHEC. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
SHALL. Is mandatory.
STANDARD METHODS. The latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association, the Water Pollution Control Federation, and the American Water Works Association.
STORM DRAIN. A sewer for conveying storm, surface, and other waters that are not intended to be transported to a wastewater treatment facility.
SURFACE WATER. Water that occurs when the rate of precipitation exceeds the rate at which water may percolate into the soil.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS. The total suspended matter that either floats on the surface of, or is in suspension in, water or wastewater, as determined by 40 CFR 136.
TOWN. The Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
TOXICS. Any of the pollutants designed by federal regulations pursuant to § 307(a)(1) of the “act”.
WASTEWATER. A combination of liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industries, and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water, or storm water that may be present.
WASTEWATER SEWER. The structures, processes, equipment, and arrangements necessary to collect and transport wastewaters to the wastewater treatment facility.
WASTEWATER SYSTEM. The combination of wastewater sewers and treatment facilities.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY. The structures, processes, equipment, and arrangements necessary to treat and discharge wastewaters.
WATER SYSTEM. The structures, processes, equipment and arrangements necessary to transport water supplied by MPW to its customers.
WEF. Water Environmental Federation (formerly the WPCF, Water Pollution Control Federation).
('81 Code, § 51.1.01) (Ord. passed 4-19-93; Am. Ord. 11011, passed 2-8-11)