§ 51.305  NOTIFICATIONS TO THE UTILITY.
   (A)   Changes in facility conditions or discharge. Industrial users must notify the town of any planned changes to the industrial user's operations or system which might alter the nature, quality, or volume of its wastewater at least 60 days before the change. The town may require the industrial user to submit any information as may be deemed necessary to evaluate the changed condition. The town shall review any proposed new or increased discharge to ensure it is admissible under this chapter. The town retains the right to deny any new or increased discharge to ensure compliance with this chapter, state and federal pretreatment standards and requirements. Planned changes include, but are not limited to:
      (1)   Expansion or addition of wastewater generating production lines or processes;
      (2)   Projected increases of 20% or greater in monthly flow over the previous year's highest monthly flow, or annual average flow over the previous year's annual average flow; and/or
      (3)   The discharge of any previously unreported pollutants.
   (B)   Change in ownership or business. Industrial users with a change in ownership will be recognized as a new industrial facility and shall comply with the town's discharge limits in accordance with this chapter. Discharge approval for an industrial user shall not be reassigned, transferred, or sold to a new owner, new user, different premises, or a new or changed operation without prior notification to and approval by the town. If a change in a business occurs, the property owner and/or user shall inform the town of the change within 60 days and inform the town of the new type of business that is currently operating at said location.
   (C)   Potential problems. Users shall notify the town immediately of all discharges that could cause problems or harm to the sewerage system. This would include any of the following: bypass of pretreatment facilities or equipment; accidental discharges; slug load or slug discharge; batch or other non-customary discharges that could cause pass through or cause interference to the sewerage system; and/or upsets. The industrial user shall verbally notify the town of any unanticipated flow that exceeds prohibited discharges as described in §§ 51.204 through 51.205 or other requirements as soon as the industrial user becomes aware of the violation. Notification to the town does not nullify any possible fines or enforcement actions per §§ 51.500 through 51.999.
   (D)   Notification methods. If an industrial user knows in advance of a potential problem, it shall notify the town, if possible, at least ten days before the date of the event. Verbal notifications shall include: the date, time, location and duration of the discharge; the type of wastewater including concentration and volume; any corrective actions taken by the industrial user. If requested by the town, the industrial user shall also provide a written notification within five days of the event. The written submission shall contain: a description of the bypass and its cause; the volume and duration of the bypass, including exact times and dates, and if the bypass has not been corrected, the anticipated time it is expected to continue; and steps taken or planned to reduce, eliminate, and prevent recurrence of the event. Notification to the town does not nullify any possible fines or enforcement actions per §§ 51.500 through 51.999.
(Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-19)