§ 52.04  USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS.
   (A)   No one shall discharge any wastewater or other polluted waters into any natural outlet within the city or within any area under the city’s jurisdiction.
   (B)   No one 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.
   (C)   No one shall discharge into a building’s sanitary sewer the surface water that collects in the basement of foundation excavations. If a building’s sanitary sewer is complete before the plumbing can be connected thereto, the builder or sewer tap installer shall tightly close the end of the sanitary sewer with a plumber’s plug or other water-tight plug.
   (D)   The owner of any house, building or property 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 city rules and regulations within 30 days after the city notifies the owner to do so, provided that the foregoing shall apply only if the foundation wall of the structure from which sewage or other wastes originates or will originate is less than 100 feet from the nearest boundary of the right-of-way within which the sewer is located.
   (E)   No person shall be permitted to connect to or discharge wastewater to the sewage system unless the city has determined that there is sufficient capacity in the system to collect, convey and treat the proposed wastewater discharge.
   (F)   Laboratory analysis of industrial wastewater samples shall be performed in accordance with the current edition of Standard Methods, Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Waste, published by the United States of America, Environmental Protection Agency, or in the Annual Book of Standards, Part 23, Water, Atmospheric Analysis, published by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Analysis of those pollutants not covered by these publications shall be performed in accordance with procedures established by the State’s Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, all measurements, tests and analysis of the characteristics of wastewater shall also be made in conformance with the October 16, 1975 Federal Register (40 C.F.R. § 136) entitled Guidelines for Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants.
   (G)   Sampling of industrial wastewater for the purpose of compliance determination, with respect to the prohibitions and limitations stated in § 52.08, will be done at such intervals as designated by the city.
   (H)   Duly authorized employees of the city bearing proper credentials and identifications shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing pertinent to discharge to the sewage system in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The city employees shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises.
   (I)   Duly authorized city employees are authorized to obtain information concerning industrial processes which have a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the wastewater collection system. The industry may withhold information considered confidential, provided that the industry establishes that revealing such information to the public might result in an advantage to competitors.
(2003 Code, § 52.04)  (Ord. 3195, passed 3-19-1998)  Penalty, see § 52.99