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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPLICANT. A person, firm, corporation, partnership, or other entity that has the authority to act on behalf of the owner(s) or developer(s) of a new development or existing water and/or sewer service connection.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT. Land and/or facilities for the collection, treatment, or disposal of sewage or sewage byproducts or for the distribution, pumping, storage, raw water production, or treatment of potable water.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. The five-year capital improvement project list adopted by the Town Council. The list shall describe each project and the estimated cost of each capital improvement to be funded.
COLLECTOR SEWER. The line to which sewer laterals are connected. COLLECTOR SEWER lines shall be at least eight inches in diameter.
DEVELOPMENT. The construction of improvements to land which requires modification of existing water and/or sewer service connection or the construction of new water and/or sewer service connections to the town’s water and/or wastewater systems.
DWELLING UNIT. One or more habitable rooms which are occupied, or which are intended or designed to be occupied, by one family with facilities for living, sleeping, cooking, and eating and includes a mobile home.
EXISTING SEWER SERVICE. All existing physical sewer service connections to the town’s wastewater system.
EXISTING WATER SERVICE. All existing physical water service connections to the town’s water system.
FIRE SERVICE CONNECTIONS. Dedicated water service connections for the sole purpose of providing water for fire suppression systems. Water using devices shall not be connected to a FIRE SERVICE CONNECTION. FIRE SERVICE CONNECTIONS shall have a leak detection meter system.
MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS. Improvements to: wastewater treatment plant(s), interceptor sewers, trunk sewers, or sewage pump stations which are specified in the wastewater master plan; or water distribution mains, storage tanks, booster stations, raw water production systems, or water treatment plant(s) which are specified in the water master plan.
MINOR IMPROVEMENTS. Improvements required to connect a proposed development to existing water or wastewater systems’ facilities in compliance with the town’s specifications.
NON-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. All development other than residential development and includes commercial and industrial development.
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. The construction of improvements to property used for the construction of a dwelling unit or dwelling units.
RESIDENTIAL EQUIVALENT UNIT (REU). The basis for comparing different water and wastewater customers. One REU is equal to 300 gallons per day when calculating equivalency on flow basis. REU may also be calculated on a mass quality basis when flow is not representative for calculation.
SEWER LATERAL. The sewer line that connects a building sewer to the public sanitary sewer.
SEWER SERVICE. A utility service provided by the town for a specific applicant upon approval of an application.
SEWER SERVICE CONNECTION. The connection between a customer’s building sewer to the collector sewer including the sewer lateral pipe up to the fitting on the collector sewer to which the sewer lateral pipe connects.
STORAGE. Storage of treated water for the water service customers’ use and for meeting fire demands.
SUPERINTENDENT. The town’s Water or Wastewater Superintendent responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of the town’s water and wastewater systems.
TOWN COUNCIL. The Town Council of the Town of Rossville, Indiana.
TRUNK SEWER. The sewer line to which collector sewer lines are connected. TRUNK SEWER lines are at least 12 inches in diameter.
WASTEWATER MASTER PLAN. A document adopted by the Town Council outlining a plan for the orderly growth of wastewater services, including the collection and treatment components.
WASTEWATER SYSTEM. The entire system designed and built to collect, transport, treat, and dispose of wastewater. SEWER SYSTEM and WASTEWATER SYSTEM, for the purpose of this subchapter, are interchangeable terms.
WASTEWATER SYSTEM CAPACITY FEE. A fee charged to an applicant who is authorized to connect to the town’s wastewater system or who is authorized to increase the capacity of an existing sewer connection.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (WWTP). The site where wastewater collected and transported from domestic, commercial, and industrial discharges is treated to acceptable standards.
WATER MASTER PLAN. A document adopted by the Town Board outlining a plan for the orderly growth of water services, including the production, treatment, distribution, and storage facilities.
WATER SERVICE. A utility service provided by the town for a specific applicant upon approval of an application.
WATER SERVICE CONNECTION. The connection between a customer’s building plumbing to the public water main including the water pipe, water meter, and special apparatus up to the fitting on the water main.
WATER SERVICE LINE. The water service line that connects a building’s plumbing to the public water main.
WATER SYSTEM. Any device or process used in the production, treatment, distribution, pumping, or delivery or potable water.
WATER SYSTEM CAPACITY FEE. A fee charged to an applicant who is authorized to connect to the town’s public water system or who is authorized to increase the capacity of an existing water connection.
WATER TREATMENT PLANT (WTP). The site where raw water is treated and potable water pumped into the water distribution system for customer use.
(2000 Code, § 11-15) (Ord. 2001-9, passed 12-27-2001)