(A)   Prohibitions of illegal discharges. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged into the storm drainage system or watercourses any pollutants, except to the extent that pollutants may be present in any of the following exempt discharges:
      (1)   Water line flushing or other potable water sources, landscape irrigation or lawn watering, diverted stream storm drains, uncontaminated pumped ground water, foundation or footing drains (not including active ground water de-watering systems), crawl space, pumps, air conditioning condensation, springs, non-commercial washing of vehicles, natural riparian habitat or wet-land flows, swimming pools (if de-chlorinated - typically less than one ppm chlorine), firefighting activities and any other water source not containing pollutants;
      (2)   Discharges specified in writing by the authorized enforcement agency as being necessary to protect public health and safety;
      (3)   Dye testing is an allowable discharge, but requires a verbal notification to the town prior to the time of the test; and
      (4)   Any non-storm water permitted under an NPDES permit, waiver or waste discharge order issued to a discharger and administered under the authority of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency; provided that, the discharger is in full compliance with all requirements of the permit, waiver or order and other applicable approval has been granted for any discharge to the storm drain system.
   (B)   Prohibition of illegal connections.
      (1)   The construction, use, maintenance or continued existence of illicit connections to the storm drainage system is prohibited.
      (2)   This prohibition expressly includes, without limitation, illicit connections made in the past, regardless of whether the connection was permissible under law or practices applicable or prevailing at the time of connection.
      (3)   A person is considered to be in violation of this subchapter if the person connects a line conveying sewage to the MS4 or allows such a connection to continue.
(Ord. 2028, passed 4-18-2006)