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(A) The discharge of FOG into the public or private sewer that causes an SSO or that accumulates or has the potential to accumulate such that it may or does cause or contribute to a blockage of the public or private sewer or lateral that may result in an SSO, presents a risk to the public health, safety and welfare and is hereby declared a public nuisance and may be abated pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, or by any means otherwise provided by law.
(B) When the director determines that an FSE has discharged FOG and that FOG discharge has caused a blockage of the public or private sewer or lateral or an SSO, the director may order the FSE owner or the property owner to install and maintain a grease interceptor and to devise and implement a plan to abate the nuisance created by the FOG discharge through the cleaning, repair or replacement of any sewer facilities obstructed or damaged thereby.
(C) At the reasonable discretion of the director or at the request of the property owner or operator of the FSE, the city may act immediately to clear or repair any public or private sewer or lateral and contain and clean any SSO caused by the blockage of a private or public sewer or lateral or system serving an FSE. Any cost, expense, liability, fine, penalty or other payment made or incurred by the city to clear or repair any public or private sewer or lateral, or to contain, clean, report and otherwise remediate any SSO, caused by the blockage of any public or private sewer or lateral caused by the discharge of FOG by an FSE shall be borne jointly and severally by the property owner and owner of the FSE and shall constitute a debt to the city, due and payable upon demand and collectible in any manner provided by law. (Ord. 1646, 5-8-2012)