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(a) No person shall discharge into any natural outlet within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any wastewater or other polluted waters.
(b) No person shall construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of wastewater without first obtaining the required permits from the City.
(c) No person, firm or corporation shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process water to any sanitary sewer.
(d) No person shall discharge into the building sanitary sewer the surface water which collects in basement or foundation excavations. If the building sanitary sewer is complete before the plumbing can be connected thereto, the builder or sewer tapper shall keep the end of the building sanitary sewer tightly closed with a plumber's plug or other watertight plug.
(e) The owner(s) of all houses, building or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City, is hereby required at the owner's expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly to the proper public sewer in accordance with the rules and regulations within ninety days after date of official notice to do so, provided the foundation wall of the structure from which sewage or other wastes originated is less than 100 feet from the nearest boundary of the right-of-way within which the sewer is located.
(f) No person, firm or corporation shall be permitted to connect to or discharge wastewater to the City sewage system unless it has been determined by the City that there is sufficient capacity in the system to collect, convey and treat the proposed wastewater discharge of such person, firm or corporation.
(g) No person shall place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
(h) Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer, combined sewer or natural outlet.
(i) Where preliminary treatment by flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
(j) When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
(k) All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods of the Examination of Water and Wastewater", published by the American Public Health Association and shall be determined at the control manhole provided, or upon suitable samples taken at such control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property. (The particular analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four hour composite of all outfalls of a premises is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solids analyses are obtained from twenty-four hour composites of all outfalls whereas pH's are determined from periodic grab samples.)
(Ord. 12-2-74-A. Passed 1-20-75; Ord. 13-82. Passed 6-21-82.)