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(A) In the event an FSE or property owner is unable to comply with any provision of this chapter due to a breakdown of equipment, accidents, or human error or the FSE or property owner has reasonable opportunity to know that their discharge will exceed the discharge provisions of this chapter, the FSE and property owner shall immediately notify the public works department by telephone. If material is discharged by an FSE to the public sewer system that the owner of the FSE and/or the property owner believes or reasonably should believe has the potential to cause or result in an imminent sewer blockage or SSO, the FSE and property owner shall immediately notify the public works department.
(B) Confirmation of this notification shall be made in writing to the director postmarked no later than two (2) calendar days from the date of the incident. The written notification shall state the date of the incident, to whom the FSE and/or property owner provided notification, the reasons for the discharge or spill, what steps were taken to immediately correct the problem, and what steps are being taken to prevent the problem from recurring.
(C) Such notification shall not relieve the FSE or the property owner of any expense, loss, damage or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage or loss to the city or any other damage or loss to persons or property; nor shall such notification relieve the FSE or the property owner of any fees, charges or other liability which may be imposed by these regulations or other applicable law. (Ord. 1646, 5-8-2012)