1042.01  PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES.
   (a)   The purpose of this chapter is the protection of the environment, and of public health and safety by abating and preventing pollution through the regulation and control of the quantity and quality of wastes admitted to or discharged into the wastewater collection and treatment system under the jurisdiction of the City and enabling the City to comply with all applicable State and Federal laws required by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, being 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq., and the general pretreatment regulations, being 40 C.F.R. Part 403.
   (b)   The objectives of this chapter are:
      (1)   To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the wastewater system which will interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the resulting sludge, or will pose a hazard to the health of welfare of the people or of employees of the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department;
      (2)   To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the wastewater system which will pass inadequately treated through the system into receiving waters, the atmosphere or the environment, or otherwise be incompatible with the system;
      (3)   To improve the opportunity to recycle or reclaim wastewater or sludge from the system in an economical and advantageous manner; and
      (4)   To provide for the recovery of the costs from users of the wastewater collection and treatment system sufficient to administer regulatory activities and meet the costs of the operation, maintenance, improvement or replacement of the system.
   (c)   This chapter provides for the regulation of contributors to the Detroit and City of Wayne wastewater collection and treatment system through the issuance of wastewater discharge permits to certain users and through the enforcement of general requirements for all users, authorizes monitoring and enforcement, and authorizes fees and penalties.
(Ord. 2013-05.  Passed 6-18-13.)