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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BOD or BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND. The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20°C expressed in milligrams per liter.
CITY SEWER. A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by city authority.
COMBINED SEWAGE. A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments, together with any ground, surface, and storm waters as may be present.
DIRECTOR. The Director of Utilities of the city or the Director’s authorized deputy, agent, or representative.
GARBAGE. Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.
INDUSTRIALWASTES. The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade, or business as distinct from sanitary wastewater.
NATURAL OUTLET. Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake, or other body of surface or ground water.
pH. The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
PRETREATMENT. Program that protects the city’s wastewater collection system, Broward County’s treatment plant, as well as the environment, by preventing toxic pollutants and dangerous substances from entering into the city sanitary wastewater system.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE. The wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in city sewers, with no particle greater than ½ inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
SANITARY SEWER. A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface, and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWER. A pipe or conduit for carrying wastewater.
SEWER LATERAL. The extension from the building infrastructure to the wastewater system or other place of disposal.
SLUG. Any discharge of water, wastewater, or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than 15 minutes, more than 5 times the average 24-hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
STORMWATER. Run off resulting from precipitation.
SURFACE WATERS. Water that remains on the surface of the ground, including rivers, lakes, reservoirs, streams, wetlands, impoundments, seas and estuaries.
SUSPENDEDSOLIDS. Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, wastewater, or other liquids, and which are measured by laboratory filtering.
WASTEWATER. Water carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT. The Broward County North Regional Plant that treats the wastewater flows from the city.
WATERCOURSE. A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
(‘58Code, §49.23) (Ord.71-32, passed8-31-71; Am. Ord. 84-60, passed 6-5-84; Am. Ord. 2009-12, passed 11-25-08)