As used in this chapter, unless otherwise specifically stated:
   (a)   "Building Official" means that person appointed to such position by the proper appointing authority.
   (b)   "Curb box" means the water shutoff installed by the City in a service line nearest the tap into a City water line.
   (c)   "Customer" means any person making use of the facilities provided for in this chapter.
   (d)   "Debt service charge" means the charges levied to customers of the wastewater system which are used to pay principal, interest, and administrative costs of retiring the debt incurred for construction of the system. The debt service charge shall be in addition to the user charge.
   (e)   "Department" means the Water and Sewer Department of the City.
   (f)   "Domestic equivalent discharge" means the discharge strength characteristics of domestic wastewater (BOD, TSS, P, and FOG) from residential users as a class, as established for the DWSD by the United States District Court on July 10, 1981.
   (g)   "Domestic wastewater" or "domestic sewage" means water-carried waste from residences, business buildings, institutions, or industrial establishments generated by personal activities (from sources such as kitchens, bathrooms, lavatories and toilets). Strength characteristics of this wastewater shall be deemed to be equal to those of the "domestic equivalent discharge," as established for the DWSD by the United States District Court on July 10, 1981. Domestic wastewater does not include process wastewater from industrial establishments, infiltration or inflow.
   (h)   "Engineer" means the City Engineer, or his or her designee, which includes any independent or other engineer employed or retained by the City for a specific purpose.
   (i)   "Facilities" means the water and sanitary sewer lines of the City and all appurtenances thereof or incidental thereto.
   (j)   "Manager" means the City Manager or his or her designee.
   (k)   "Normal strength" means sewage or waste, the concentration of which does not exceed BOD of 275 mg/l, SS of 350 mg/l, phosphorus of 12 mg/l, and fats, oils, and greases of 100 mg/l, which has a pH between 6.5 and 9.5 and which does not contain a concentration of other constituents which will interfere with the normal sewage treatment process.
   (l)   "Operation and maintenance" means all costs, direct and indirect, inclusive of all expenditures attributable to the administration, replacement, and treatment and collection of sewage or wastes, necessary to ensure adequate treatment and collection of sewage or wastes on a continuing basis in conformance with the NPDES permit, and other applicable regulations.
   (m)   "Replacement" means expenditures and costs for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances which are necessary during the service life of the system to maintain the capacity and performance for which the system was designed and constructed.
   (n)   "Sanitary sewer" or "sanitary sewer line" means any sewer provided by the City for the purpose of receiving and transporting sewage.
   (o)   "Sewage" means any waste in liquid form, including solids which have been mixed with liquids so as to result in a free-flowing consistency, but not including surface drainage.
   (p)   "Sewer service charge" means the sum of the applicable user charge, surcharges, and debt service charges.
   (q)   "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department, or his or her designee.
   (r)   "User charge" means a charge based on units levied on a user of the system for the user's proportionate share of the cost of operation and maintenance (including replacement) of the system.
   (s)   "User surcharge" means a charge imposed on a user of the system who discharges sewage or wastes in excess of normal strength.
(Ord. 5. Passed 6-17-52; Ord. 1990-01. Passed 1-2-90; Ord. 1992-10. Passed 1-21-92.)