Waste Disposal Control
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit, or permit to be deposited
in any unsanitary manner any human or animal excrement, garbage, or objectionable
B. It shall be unlawful to discharge to any storm sewer or waters of the State within
the City or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any wastewater or other
polluted waters which cause or would cause pollution upon entering waters of the
C. The owner(s) of all houses, buildings, or properties 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 sewer of the City, is hereby required at the
owner's(s') expense to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect
such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions
of this Article and Chapter 17, Article 11, where said public sewers are available.
"Availability" shall be determined by the Director of Public Works/Engineering in
accordance with Chapter 17, Article 11, Section 17.11.002.
Private Wastewater Disposal
A. Where a public sanitary sewer is not available as defined under the provisions
of Chapter 17, Article 11, Section 17.11.002, the building sewer shall be connected
to a private wastewater disposal system complying with the provisions of Chapter
17, Article 11, Section 17.11.004 and this Section.
B. At such time as a public sanitary sewer becomes available to a property served
by a private wastewater disposal system in accordance with Chapter 17, Article 11,
Section 17.11.002, the City will collect sanitary sewer service charges from the
owner or occupant of said property as set forth in Article 7, Section 7.07.001.
C. The owner shall operate and maintain the private wastewater disposal facilities
in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City.
D. No statement contained in this Article shall be construed to interfere with any
additional requirements that may be imposed by the City Directors of Public Health,
Public Works or Water Pollution Control.
E. The owner of a private sanitary sewer system connected to the publicly owned
treatment works (POTW) shall certify and report, in writing, annually to the Water
Pollution Control (WPC) Department, that the private sanitary sewer system is being
maintained. The City shall have the right to inspect and confirm the maintenance
of the private system. Any private sanitary sewer system that is not in reasonably
good condition shall require upgrading to a proper condition at no expense to the
City. The owner shall provide a compliance schedule for system upgrade to WPC for
The owner of a private sanitary sewer system that is not connected to the POTW,
but intends to connect to the POTW, shall first provide an engineering inspection
report from a registered Missouri Professional Engineer describing the condition
of the private sanitary sewer system. If the owner of the private system so chooses,
the WPC Department may make the inspection and file the report for a full cost recovery
charge, to be quoted in writing by the WPC Director at the time of request. In any
case, the owner of the private sanitary sewer system shall upgrade any deficiencies
noted in said report or provide a compliance schedule to WPC for the system upgrade
prior to any connection to the POTW. WPC must approve of the compliance schedule,
in writing, before any connection to the POTW is made.
Building Sewers and Connections
A. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connection with or opening into,
use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof unless so authorized
in a manner deemed appropriate by the Water Pollution Control Director. The Director
of Public Works issues building sewer connection permits in accordance with Chapter
17, Article 11, Section 17.11.003, specifying the location and legal description
of the point for which access is granted for connection under the permit. Any uncovering
of, tampering with, or entry into the public sewer or appurtenances thereof, except
as specifically authorized by permit or by the Water Pollution Control Director
may be subject to enforcement action as set forth in Section 7.06.013 of this Article.
B. No person(s) shall make connection of roof downspouts, interior and exterior
foundation drains, areaway drains, sump pumps, or other sources of surface runoff
or groundwater to a building sewer or building drain, which in turn, is connected
directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer. The aforesaid notwithstanding,
the Water Pollution Control Director may authorize by issuance of a waste-water
discharge permit or by other means deemed appropriate, connection of sources of
polluted surface drainage or polluted groundwater to a building sewer or building
drain or other connection to the public sanitary sewer. Such connections authorized
by the Water Pollution Control Director shall not be construed to be in violation
of paragraph "H" of Section 17.11.003, Article 11, Chapter 17 of the City Code.
C. The property owner shall be responsible for the installation of building sewer
(lateral) from the building to the sewer main.
The property owner shall be responsible for the repair or replacement of portions
of the building sewer (lateral) from the building to the property line. The City
shall be responsible for repairs or replacement of portions of a building sewer
(lateral) which has structurally failed or has developed an obstruction that requires
excavation within the public easement and/or street right-of-way.
When a building sewer (lateral) failure occurs in areas around the property line
and the right-of-way or easement, the Director may elect to participate in the repair
cost or take partial or full responsibility for the repair, as deemed necessary
to protect the sanitary sewer system or to comply with environmental regulations.
The Director may establish any policies necessary to implement a building sewer
(lateral) repair program in order to maintain the integrity of the sanitary sewer
system, comply with applicable environmental regulations, or control or eliminate
the inflow and infiltration of storm and groundwater to the sanitary sewer system.
Certain Discharges Prohibited
A. No person shall contribute or cause to be contributed, directly or through indirect
sewer discharge, to the public sewer:
1. Any pollutants(s) which cause pass through or interference. This general prohibition
and the specific prohibitions in paragraphs "A.2" "A.19" below apply to each user
introducing pollutants into the POTW whether or not the user is subject to other
categorical pretreatment standards or any Federal, State, or local pretreatment
2. Any unpolluted waters, such as stormwater, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface
drainage, surface water, artesian well water, condensate, deionized water, or discharge
from interior and exterior foundation drains, unless authorized in a manner deemed
appropriate by the Director.
3. Any liquid, solid or gas which either alone or by interaction with other substances
may cause fire or explosion or he injurious in any way to the POTW or the operation
of the POTW, including, but not limited to, wastestreams with a closed-cup flashpoint
of less than 150°F (66°C)
using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21, as may be amended from time to
time, except as specifically authorized by the Director in a wastewater discharge
permit. The Director may issue permits to discharge wastestreams with a closed-cup
flashpoint between 140°F and 150°F, but in no case shall discharge of wastestreams with a closed-cup
flashpoint of less than 140°F (60°C) be permitted.
4. Solids or viscous substances in amounts which may cause obstruction to the flow
in a sewer or other interference with the proper operation of the wastewater facilities,
but in no case solids greater than 0.5 inches in any dimension, such as, but not
limited to: ashes, bones, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags,
feathers, tar, plastics, wood, improperly shredded garbage, whole animal blood,
grease, animal guts or tissues, paunch manure, hide, hair and fleshings, entrails,
spent lime, stone or marble dust, grass clippings, spent grains, spent hops, waste
paper, asphalt residues from refining or processing of fuel or lubrication oil,
mud, glass grinding or polishing wastes, and paper dishes, cups, milk containers,
etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
5. Any wastewater having a pH lower than 5.5 or greater than 9.5, or having any
other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment,
and personnel of the POTW.
6. Any wastewartaer which will cause the POTW to violate its NPDES permit, State
hazardous waste regulations; the receiving water's quality standards, or any other
requirement of other agencies having jurisdiction over the POTW.
7. Any wastewater with excessive discoloration not removed in the treatment process
such as, but not limited to: dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions.
8. Any noxious or malodorous liquid, solid or gas which either singly or by interaction
with other wastes is sufficient to create a public nuisance or hazard to life, prevents
entry into the sewers for maintenance and repair, or which interferes with the collection
or treatment processes.
9. Any substance which may cause the POTW's effluent or any other product of the
POTW, such as residues, sludges, or scums, to be unsuitable for reclamation and
reuse or to interfere with the reclamation process. In no case, shall a substance
discharged to the POTW cause the POTW to be in non-compliance with sludge use or
disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations developed under Section 405 of the
Act; any criteria, guidelines, or regulation affecting sludge use or disposal developed
pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, or State criteria applicable
to the sludge management method being used.
10. Any wastewater having a temperature greater than 150°F
or a temperature which will inhibit biological activity in the POTW treatment plant
resulting in interference, but in no case, wastewater which causes the temperature
at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 40°C
11. Any wastewater containing any pollutant, including oxygen demanding pollutants
(COD, etc.) released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration
which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference
to the POTW; or any wastewater treatment, sludge, or ash process; or which will
constitute a hazard to humans or animals.
12. Any wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes, except as authorized
in a manner deemed appropriate by the Director in compliance with applicable State
or Federal regulations.
13. Any wastewater which causes a hazard to human life or creates a public nuisance.
14. Any concentrated plating wastes or metallic pickling wastes whether neutralized
15. Any wastewater with unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids or of dissolved
solids, such as, hut not limited to: Fullers earth, lime slurries, lime residues,
sodium chloride or sodium sulfate.
16. Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin,
in amounts that will cause interference or pass through.
17. Any pollutants which 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.
18. Any trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the
Director in accordance with Section 7.06.017.
19. Any medical wastes, except as specifically authorized in a wastewater discharge
permit in accordance with Section 7.06.014 or otherwise authorized in a manner deemed
appropriate by the Director.
B. Wastes prohibited by this Section shall not be processed or stored in such a
manner that it could reasonably be anticipated that they would be discharged to
C. The Director may waive, on a case-by-case basis, any of the limitations set forth
in paragraph "A" of this Section which are more stringent than Federal or State
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