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(A) Pursuant to the requirements imposed on publicly owned wastewater treatment works by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 and later amendments, all Pretreatment Standards promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for new and existing industrial dischargers to public sewer systems are hereby made a part of this chapter. Any industrial waste discharge which violates these EPA Pretreatment Standards shall be in violation of this chapter.
(B) Where pretreatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided or required for any waters or wastes, the industry shall be solely responsible for the continued maintenance in satisfactory and effective operation of such facilities and at their expense.
(C) (1) Any person who transports septic tank, seepage pit or cesspool contents, liquid industrial waste or other batch liquid waste and wishes to discharge such waste to the public sewer system shall first have a valid special waste hauler’s permit. Applications for permits shall be obtained from the WWTP Superintendent. All applicants for a special waste hauler’s permit shall complete the application form, pay the appropriate fee, and receive a copy of the City’s regulations governing discharge to sewers of liquid wastes from trucks. All persons receiving such permits shall agree, by acceptance of the permit, to abide by all applicable provisions of this chapter, and any other special provisions that may be established by the city as necessary for the proper operation and maintenance of the sewerage system.
(2) In addition, any person holding a valid permit and wishing to discharge to the wastewater treatment plant must submit to the operator a sample of each load prior to discharge. A fee and payment schedule shall be established in the permit to cover cost of the required analysis. The WWTP Superintendent may require proof of origin of the hauled waste and analysis of the sample prior to discharge.
(3) It shall be illegal to discharge any batch liquid waste into any manhole or other part of the public sewer system, or any building sewer or other facility that discharges to the public sewer system, except at designated points of discharge specified by the city for such purpose.
(4) Any liquid waste hauler illegally discharging to the public sewer system or discharging wastewater not authorized in the permit shall be subject to immediate revocation of discharge privileges and further subject to the penalties and enforcement actions prescribed in §§ 52.155 through 52.162 including fines and imprisonment.
(5) Waste haulers who have been granted permission to discharge to the public sewer system shall pay fees for such discharge in accordance with a fee schedule established by the WWTP Superintendent and approved by the city.
(6) Nothing in this chapter shall relieve waste haulers of the responsibility for compliance with Pike County Health Department, state, or federal regulations.
(Ord. O-2019-01, passed 1-28-19)