(A)   This article sets forth uniform requirements for users of the municipal wastewater system of the city (system) and enables the city to comply with all applicable State and federal laws including the Clean Water Act (33 USC Sections 1251 et seq.), general pretreatment regulations (40 CFR Part 403), and the requirements of the city's national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit. The objectives of this article are:
      (1)   To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the system that will pass through the system inadequately treated, enter receiving waters, or otherwise interfere with or be incompatible with the system;
      (2)   To protect city employees who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public;
      (3)   To promote reuse and recycling of wastewater and biosolids from the system;
      (4)   To provide for fees for the equitable distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance and improvement of the system; and
      (5)   To enable city to comply with its NPDES permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements and any other federal or State laws and regulations to which the system is subject.
   (B)   This article authorizes the issuance of industrial wastewater discharge permits; authorizes monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activities; establishes administrative review procedures; requires user reporting; and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.
   (C)   This article shall apply to all persons within the city who use the system and to persons outside the city who, by contract with the city, are included as users of the system. By discharging wastewater into the system, users located beyond the city limits agree to comply with the terms and conditions established in this article, as well as any permits, contracts or orders issued hereunder.
(`64 Code, Sec. 25-1) (Ord. No. 2494)