16.09.005   Purpose and applicability.
   The overall goal of this chapter and the city's water quality control program is to prevent and control pollution and protect and foster human health and the environment. The specific purpose of this chapter is to prevent the discharge of any pollutant into the sanitary sewer system, the storm drain system, or surface waters, which would: 1) obstruct or damage the sanitary sewer or storm drain system; 2) interfere with, inhibit or disrupt the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (the "plant"), or its treatment processes, or operations, or its sludge processes, use or disposal; 3) pass through the treatment system and contribute to violations of the regulatory requirements placed upon the plant; or 4) result in or threaten harm to or deterioration of human health or the environment. It is the intent of the city to update and modify this chapter as needed to continue to provide a program for protection of the storm drain system and pretreatment of industrial wastes which is approved by federal and state regulatory agencies. Therefore, this chapter is designed to be no less stringent than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "General Pretreatment Requirements for Existing and New Sources of Pollution" published at Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 403 and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33 U.S.C. section 1251, as applicable, and as such requirements may be amended from time to time (hereinafter the "pretreatment requirements" and "Clean Water Act").
(Ord. 5084 § 2 (part), 2010)