§ 51.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   “BOARD.” The Board of Works of the city, or any duly-authorized officials acting in its behalf.
   “B.O.D. (biochemical oxygen demand).” Shall have the same meaning as defined in the sewer use ordinance.
   “CITY.” The City of Noblesville, Indiana, acting by and through the Common Council.
   “DEBT SERVICE COSTS.” The average annual principal and interest payments on all revenue bonds or other long-term capital debt.
   “EXCESSIVE STRENGTH SURCHARGE.” 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.
   “NORMAL DOMESTIC SEWAGE.
      (1)   For the purpose of determining surcharges, wastewater or sewage having an average daily concentration as follows:
         (a)   B.O.D. not more than 250 mg/1.
         (b)   S.S. not more than 250mg/l.
      (2)   As defined by origin, wastewaters from segregated domestic or sanitary conveniences as distinct from wastes from industrial processes.
   “NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) PERMIT.” Shall have the same meaning as defined in the sewer use ordinance.
   “OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS.” Includes 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.
   “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 the treatment works to maintain the capacity and performance for which the works were designed and constructed.
   “S.S. (suspended solids).” Shall have the same meaning as defined in the sewer use ordinance.
   “SEWAGE.” Shall have the same meaning as defined in the sewer use ordinance.
   “SEWER USE ORDINANCE.” A separate and companion enactment to §§ 51.01 through 51.11, which regulates the connection to and use of public and private sewers.
   “USER CHARGE.” A charge levied on users of the wastewater treatment works for the cost of operation and maintenance of the works pursuant to Section 204(b) of PL 92-500.
   “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)   “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.
      (2)   “COMMERCIAL USER.” Any establishment involved in a commercial enterprise, business, or service which, based on a determination by the city, discharges primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
      (3)   “INSTITUTIONAL USER.” Any establishment involved in a social, charitable, religious, or educational function which, based on a determination by the city, discharges primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
      (4)   “GOVERNMENTAL USER.” Any federal, state, or local governmental user of the wastewater treatment works.
      (5)   “INDUSTRIAL USER.” Any manufacturing or processing facility that discharges industrial waste to a wastewater treatment works.
(Ord. 1589, passed  -  -  ; Am. Ord. 64A-8-89, passed 8-28-89; Am. Ord. 17-07-20, passed 7-28-20)