Public Notice Town of Redkey, Indiana Sewer Use Ordinance No. 2014-2 Dated April 8, 2014 The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish rules and regulations for users that will protect the integrity of the sewer system and the operating performance of the wastewater treatment plant. Sec. 1 Definitions The meaning of the terms used in this Ordinance shall be as follows: 1. “Council” Shall mean the Town Council of the Town of Redkey. 2. “Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand” (CBOD) shall mean the rate of oxygen uptake due to carbon contaminants in a sample of water at 20 degrees centigrade over a period of five days in the dark when a nitrification inhibitor is added. 3. “Building Drain” shall mean the piping within a building which conveys drainage to a point three feet outside the building. 4. "Building Lateral” shall mean the extension of the building drain to the public sewer." 5. “Combined Sewer” shall mean a sewer intended to convey both wastewater as well as storm or surface water. 6. “Compatible Pollutant” shall mean materials the wastewater treatment plant is designed to treat such as CBOD, Suspended Solids, Fecal Coliform, and ammonia within the limits specified in the Town's NPDES permit 7. “Fecal Coliform” shall mean any number of organisms common to the intestinal tract of man and animals whose presence in wastewater is an indication of pollution. 8. “Incompatible Pollutant” shall mean any pollutant that is not defined as a compatible pollutant which may cause pass through or interfere with the performance of the wastewater treatment plant. 9. “Floatable Oil” shall mean oil, fat or grease that can be separated from wastewater by treatment in a pretreatment facility approved by the Town 10. “Industrial Waste” shall mean the liquid waste from industrial manufacturing processes or business as distinct from residential waste. 11. “Infiltration” shall mean the water entering the sewer system from the ground including building drains, sewers, laterals, defective pipes, joints and connections. 12. “Inflow” shall mean water entering the sewer directly from such sources as roof drains, sump pumps, foundation drains, cooling water discharges, manholes and other sources of clear water. 13.” Inspector” shall mean the person or persons duly authorized by the Town through the Town Council, to inspect and approve the installation and connection of building sewers as well as inspection of industrial and commercial treatment facilities. 14. “Significant Industrial User” (SIU) shall mean an industry that: (a) Discharges an average of 25,000 gallons per day or more of process water excluding sanitary, non-contact cooling water and boiler blowdown (b) Contributes a process wastestream that makes up five percent (5%) or more of the average dry wearger hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW. (c) Is designated as a significant industrial user by the Control Authority on the basis that the SIU has a reasonal potential to adversely affect the POTW's operation, violate a pretreatment standard, or violate a requirement of 327 lAC 5-19-3 15. "NPDES Permit” shall mean a permit issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for discharge of wastewaters into the navigable waters of the United States pursuant to Section 302 Of PL 92500. 16. “Natural Outlet” shall mean any outlet including combined sewer overflows and storm sewers into a watercourse, pond, ditch lake or other body of water. 17, "Normal Domestic Wastewater” shall be defined as having no greater strength than: • CHOD - Not more than 220 mg/l. • Suspended Solids - Not more than 220 mg/l. • Ammonia N - Not more than 15 mg/l. • Total phosphorus - Not more than 6 mg/l 18. “pH” shall mean the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration which is the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution. 19. "Pretreatment” shall mean the treatment of industrial wastewater prior to discharge into a public treatment works. 20. "Public Sewer” shall mean a sewer that is owned and operated by a public authority. 21. “Sanitary Sewer” shall mean a sewer which carries sanitary and industrial wastes and to which storm, surface and ground water are not intentionally admitted. 23. “Sanitary Wastewater” shall mean the combination of liquid and water carried wastes discharged from toilet and other sanitary plumbing facilities. 24. “Industrial Wastewater” shall mean the combination of liquid and water carried wastes discharged from any industrial establishment resulting from a process carried on in that facility including wastes from pretreatment facilities and polluted cooling water. 25. “Combined Wastewater” shall mean sanitary and industrial wastewater, storm water, inflow and infiltration carried into the wastewater treatment facilities by a combined sewer. 26. “Sewage Works” shall mean the structures, equipment and processes that collect, transport and treat domestic and industrial wastes and dispose of the effluent and residual wastes. 27. "Shall” is mandatory "May” is permissive. 28. “Slug” shall mean any discharge of water or wastewater which in concentration of any given constituent or volume of flow and has an adverse impact on the performance of the treatment plant. 29. “Standard Methods” shall mean the laboratory procedures set forth in the latest edition of "Standard Methods For The Examination Of Water and Wastewater” prepared and published jointly by The American Public Health Association, The American Water Works Association and The Water Environment Federation 30. “Storm Sewer” shall mean a sewer for conveying water, groundwater or unpolluted water from any source to which sanitary and/or industrial wastes are not intentionally admitted. 31. “Superintendent” shall mean the Superintendent of the municipal wastewater treatment facilities of the Town of Redkey 31 “Suspended Solids” shall mean solids that either float on the surface or are in suspension in water, wastewater or other liquids which are removable by laboratory filtering under standard laboratory procedures. 32. “Total Solids” shall mean the sum of suspended and dissolved solids. 33. “Toxic Amount” shall mean the concentration of any pollutant or combination of pollutants which upon exposure or assimilation into any organism will cause adverse effects such as cancer, genetic mutations and physiological manifestations as defined in standards issued pursuant to Section 307 (a) of PL 92-500. 34. "Volatile Organic Matter shall mean the material in the wastewater solids transformed into gases or vapors when heated at (55) degrees Centigrade for fifteen to twenty minutes. Section 2. Water and Wastewater Discharge Regulations 1. Any home, building or other structure that is to be connected to a combined storm and sanitary sewer shall have separate laterals. At such time as separate storm and sanitary sewers become available, the sanitary lateral shall be disconnected from the combined sewer and connected to the new sanitary line. 2. No new combined storm/sanitary sewers shall be constructed in the Town of Redkey and no approval for subdivision plans shall be given if such plans call for the construction of a combined sanitary/storm sewer. 3. The Town shall make and enforce such by-laws and regulations as may be deemed necessary for the safe, economical and efficient management of the Town's wastewater treatment system, pumping stations, for the construction and use of house laterals and connections and for the regulation, and collection of wastewater rates and charges. 4. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any sanitary sewer, either directly or indirectly, storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, sump pumps, subsurface drainage, cooling water, unpolluted water or unpolluted industrial water. 5. Storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water, unpolluted water, or unpolluted industrial process water may be admitted to storm sewers which have adequate capacity for their accommodation with the specific approval of the Town. 6. Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank cesspool or other facilities intended for the disposal of wastewater. 7. The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes situated within the Town and abutting any street, alley or right-of-way in which a public Sanitary or combined sewer is located, is hereby required at his/her expense to install toilet facilities therein and connect such facilities to the public sewer within 90 days after official notice to do so provided said sewer is within one hundred feet of the property line. 8. Where a public sanitary sewer or a combined sewer is not available, the building lateral shall be connected to a private wastewater system in compliance with all requirements of the Indiana State Board of Health. 9. At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private wastewater disposal system, a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Ordinance and any septic tanks, cesspools and any other similar private wastewater disposal systems shall be cleaned out, filled and abandoned. 10. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections to, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance without first obtaining a written approval from the Town Clerk-Treasurer. 11. There shall be two classes of building sewer permits. One permit for residential and commercial service and one for establishments producing industrial wastes. In either case, a permit application shall be obtained from the Town Clerk/Treasurer indicating the location and purpose of the sewer tap. A permit fee of $500.00 for a residential or commercial permit and $750.00 for an industrial permit shall be paid to the Clerk/Treasurer at the time the application is filed. An inspection fee of $50.00 is also required. 12. The owner is responsible for construction and maintenance of the building lateral from the building to the property line. All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The Town will construct the lateral from the property line to the sewer main. 13. A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building except where one building is located at the rear of another with no space available to construct a separate lateral. In this case, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole lateral shall be considered as one building sewer with separate billing accounts. 14. Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only if found to be in good condition as determined by the Superintendent. 15. Materials for building sewers shall consist of SDR 35 or SDR 21 PVC, schedule 40 PVC, ductile iron or any other equivalent material approved by the Superintendent. 16. The size and slope of the building sewer shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent, but in no event shall the diameter be less than six (6) inches. The slope of the six (6) inch pipe shall be not less than one eighth (1/8) inch per foot. 17. In all buildings where the building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary wastewater shall be conveyed to the public sewer by means of a submersible pump at the cost of the building owner. 18. Building sewers shall be laid at a uniform grade and alignment at a depth sufficient to provide protection from frost. The pipe shall be bedded in at least four (4) inches of crushed stone or equivalent material. No backfill shall be placed until the inspector has observed and approved the work. 19. The connection of the building sewer shall be made at a "Y “connection if available. If a "Y” connection, is not available, the owner at his/her expense shall install a "Y” connection. In sewers larger than 10” in diameter, the pipe shall be bored for the proper size connection and a sleeve installed to support the pipe. 20. The applicant for a building sewer installation shall notify the Inspector when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Inspector or designated representative. 21. All excavations for building sewer installations shall be adequately guarded by barricades and lights to protect the public from hazards. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Town. 22. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, sump pump discharge, subsurface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer. Such waters and all other unpolluted waters 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 23. Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary to prevent an adverse effect on the public sewer system and the wastewater treatment plant; except that such interceptor shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the superintendent and shall be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection the owner shall maintain the grease and oil interceptor in continuously efficient operation at all times at his/her expense. Section 3 Prohibited Discharges No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewer: (a) Any gasoline, benzene, naptha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas including wastestreams having a flashpoint of less than 140 degrees F. (b) Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity to interfere with any wastewater treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a a public nuisance or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the wastewater treatment plant. (c) Any wastes having a pH lower than five point zero (5.0) or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage to structures, equipment and personnel of the treatment plant or interfere with any treatment process. (d) Any solid or viscous substances in quantities or size capable of causing obstruction of flow in the sewers or interference with the proper operation of the treatment plant. (e) Any waters or waste having a pH greater than nine point five (9.5). (f) Any waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or adequate reduction by the treatment process employed are prohibited. No waste introduced to the treatment plant shall pass through or interfere with the operation or performance of the treatment works. Section 4. Authority to Inspect. (a) The Superintendent, Inspector and any other duly authorized employees of the Town bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance. The Superintendent shall have no authority to inquire into any process including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining ceramic, paper or other industries beyond that point of having a direct bearing on the source and kind of discharge to the public sewer or waterways or facilities for wastewater treatment. (b) While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Section 4 (a) above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the Town shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises and the company or individual shall be held harmless for injury or death to the Town employees and the Town shall indemnify the company or individual against loss to their property by the Town employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company or individual as a result of the observations, flow measurement and sampling operations, except as may be caused by negligence or failure of the company or individual to maintain safe conditions. (c) The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the Town bearing proper credentials shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the Town holds a valid easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the wastewater works lying within the said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the property involved. Section 5. Violations and Penalties (a) Any person found to be violating any provisions of this Ordinance shall be served by the Town Board with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender within the specified period of time shall permanently cease all violations. (b) Any person, company or other entity who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in the notice of violation shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $2500.00 for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. Any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall become liable to the Town for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by the Town by reason of such violation. Section 6. Pretreatment of Industrial Wastes (a) Pretreatment of Industrial wastes from major contributing industries prior to discharge to the treatment works is required and subject to the rules and regulations adopted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). And published in the Federal Register August 25, 1978 40 CFR (Part 403) and Federal Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures For Lab Analysis of Pollutants published in the Federal Register October 16, 1973 (40 CFR Part 136) and subject to any more stringent requirements established by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The Town or any subsequent State or Federal Rules and Regulations. (b) If any waters or wastes are discharged or proposed to be discharged to the public sewers which contain substances which in the judgment of the Superintendent may have an adverse effect on the public sewers, treatment process, equipment or receiving waters or which otherwise may create a hazard to life or create a public nuisance, the Superintendent may: • Require the industry to submit detailed information on the wastewater characteristics and obtain prior approval for discharge. • Reject the wastewater in whole or in part for any reason deemed appropriate by the Town • Require pretreatment of the wastewater within the limits of normal wastewater as defined herein. • Require flow equalization to prevent "slug” loads to the treatment plant. • Require payment of a surcharge for any excessive flow or loadings to cover the additional cost of treatment for excessive flows and or loads • Require approval of the design, and installation of pretreatment facilities (c) When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property served by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters, and other appurtenances to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of such wastes. Such structures shall be accessible and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The sampling manhole shall be installed and maintained by the industry at its expense and accessible at all times. (d) All measurements, tests and analysis of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Ordinance shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods For the Examination of Water and Wastewater” published by the American Pubic Health Association. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the wastewater treatment plant and to determine the existence of hazards to humans and property. The particular analysis involved will determine whether a twenty- four (24) hour composite sample or whether a grab sample should be taken. Normally, CBOD and suspended solids are obtained from twenty four (24) hour composite samples and pH's are obtained from periodic grab samples. (e) Plans, specifications and any other pertinent information relating to pretreatment or control facilities shall be submitted to the Town for approval and no construction shall commence until approval in writing is granted. The pretreatment facilities shall be maintained and operated in a satisfactory manner by the owner at his/her expense and shall be subject to periodic inspection by the Town. The owner shall maintain operating records and shall submit monthly reports to the Town indicating the character of the influent and effluent of the pretreatment facilities. (f) Indirect dischargers shall comply with all pretreatment standards and requirements. (g) A user of the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) shall not allow the introduction of the following into the treatment works: 1. A pollutant from any source of non-domestic wastewaters that could pass through or cause interference with the operation or performance of the POTW. 2. A pollutant that could cause a fire or explosion hazard in the POTW, including waste streams with a closed cup flash point of less than 140 degrees Fahrenheit using the test methods in 40 CFR 261.21. 3. A pollutant that could cause corrosive structural damage to the POTW including a discharge with a pH lower than 5.0. 4. A solid or viscous pollutant in an amount that could cause an obstruction in a sewer or other interference with the operation of the collection system or POTW. 5. A pollutant including an oxygen demanding pollutant like COBO released at a flow rate or concentration that could cause interference in the POTW. 6. Heat in an amount that could: • Inhibit biological activity in the POTW and result in interference or damage at the POTW or : • Exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit at the POTW unless the Commissioner approves the alternate temperature limits. 7. A pollutant that could result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors or fumes within the POTW in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems. 8. A trucked or hauled pollutant unless approved by the POTW at a designated discharge point. Section 7. Specific Pollutant Limitations The following pollutant limits are established to protect against pass through and interference with the POTW operation. No person shall discharge wastewater containing in excess of the following maximum allowable daily and monthly limits: Pollutant Daily Maximum Monthly Maximum Cadmium .60 mg/l 0.20 mg/l Chromium 6.0 mg/l 2.0 mg/l Copper 6.0 mg/l 2.0 mg/l Cyanide 1.9 mg/l 1.0 mg/l Lead 6.0 mg/l 2.0 mg/l Nickel 6.0 mg/l 2.0 mg/l Zinc 12.0 mg/l 4.0 mg/l PCB's 0.009 mg/l NA Oil & Grease 100 mg/l Section 8. Violations and Penalties Any persons found to be violating any of the provisions of Sections 6&7 of this Ordinance shall be served by the Town with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall within the period of time specified in the notice permanently cease all violations. Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the specified time limit shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not to exceed $2500.00 for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. Any person violating any provision of this Ordinance shall become liable by the Town for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by reason of such violation. Section 9. Legal Authority. Under the terms of this Sewer Ordinance, the Town of Redkey, Indiana has the legal authority to : 1. Develop and enforce specific limits on prohibited substances. 2. Enter the premises of any industrial user to conduct inspections, surveillance and monitoring as necessary to determine compliance with the SUO and if applicable, any effective industrial wastewater pretreatment program. 3. Accept or deny any new or increased discharges from any industrial user. 4. Immediately halt or prevent any discharge of pollutants to the POTW which reasonably appears to present an imminent endangerment to the health or welfare of the public, the environment or which threatens to interfere with the operation of the POTW. 5. Require compliance with all pretreatment standards and requirements by indirect dischargers. 6. Impose fees, if necessary to offset the cost incurred by the permitee for administering the pretreatment program requirements established in the Town's NPDES permit. 7. Impose a fine not to exceed $2500.00 per day per violation in accordance with 40 CFR 403.8(f) (1) (vi) (A). Each day shall be considered a separate violation. Section 10 Surcharge for Excess strength Wastes • Suspended Solids - there shall be an additional charge of 12 cents per pound of Suspended Solids in excess of 220 mg/l of fluid. • BOD - There shall be an additional charge of 12 cents per pound of BOD in excess of 220 mg/l of fluid. • Ammonia Nitrogen (NH-N) - There shall be an additional charge of 40 cents per pound of NH-N in excess of 15 mg/l of fluid. 14 Section. 11 Conflicting Provisions Repealed All Ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. The invalidity of any section, clause, sentence or provision of this Ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other part of this Ordinance. Approved and adopted by the Town Board of Redkey, Indiana on The 8th day of April by: Kyle Champ John Davis David Dudelston Ted Friddle Greg Curme Attest Debbie James Clerk Treasurer CR 4-12-2014-HSPAXLP