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Article 6
Sec 7.06.002
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 waste.

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 State.

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.

Sec 7.06.003
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 approval.

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.

SEC. 7.06.004.
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.

SEC. 7.06.005.
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 requirements.
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 (104°F).
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 or not.
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 the POTW.

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 requirements.

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