§ 21-26. Purpose and policy.  

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  • (a) This article sets forth uniform requirements for direct and indirect contributors into the sewer system for the city and enables the city to comply with all applicable state and federal laws required by the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Part 403) as from time to time amended.

    (b) The objectives of this article are to:

    (1) Prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal sewer system which will interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the resulting sludge;

    (2) Prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal sewer system which will pass through the system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with the system;

    (3) Improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim waste water and sludge from the system; and

    (4) Provide for equitable distribution of the cost of the municipal sewer system.

    (c) This article provides for the regulation of contributors to the municipal sewer system through the issuance of permits to certain nondomestic users and through enforcement activities, requires user reporting, assumes that the capacity of existing customers will not be preempted, and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.

    (d) This article shall apply to the city and to persons outside the city who are, by contract or agreement with the city, users of the city sewer system. Except as otherwise provided herein, the director of utilities for the city shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this article.

(Ord. No. 96-06, § 1, 5-21-96)