Village of Chittenango, NY
Madison County
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This chapter shall be known as the "1988 Sewer Use Law of the Village of Chittenango, New York."
A. 
Definitions. The meaning of terms used in this chapter shall be as defined in Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary as printed in 1976, except as follows:
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials.
AUTHORIZED USER
Any owners of real property within the Village of Chittenango for which sanitary sewer service is available pursuant to this chapter and any owner of real property within the following areas: Clay Hill Road, Wheeler Road and Sandy Hatch Road, with whom satisfactory agreements for individual sewer service have been executed, all residents within residential areas in municipalities within a reasonable distance of the Village limits of the Village of Chittenango (with whom a satisfactory inter-municipal cooperation agreement exists for the provision of sewer services) and all owners of real property outside the limits of the Village of Chittenango who are currently lawfully connected to the public sewer.
[Amended 10-28-2003 by L.L. No. 4-2003]
BOARD OF SEWER COMMISSIONERS
The Sewer Commissioner(s) duly appointed by the Board of Trustees.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The governing, duly elected Board of Trustees of the Village of Chittenango or its authorized representatives. The term "Board" used in this chapter means the "Board of Trustees."
BOD (DENOTING "BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND")
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C., expressed in milligrams per liter.
BUILDER
Any person, persons or corporation who undertakes to construct, either under contract or for resale, any habitable building.
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from sanitary waste pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer which begins five feet beyond the outer face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal as established by the Village, and shall be the responsibility of the building owner.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer intended to receive both surface runoff and sewage.
DEVELOPER
Any person, persons or corporation who undertakes to construct simultaneously more than one housing unit on a given tract or land subdivision.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
ENGINEER
The consulting professional engineer retained by the Village.
EXFILTRATION
Water leaving the sewer system and entering into the ground through such means as, but not limited to, defective pipes, pipe joints, connections or manhole walls.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
INDUSTRIAL PROCESS WATER
Any liquid resulting from any process of industry, manufacturing, trade or business or from development or recovery of natural resources.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trades or businesses as distinct from sanitary sewage.
INFILTRATION
The water entering a sewer system, including sewer service connections, from the ground through such means as, but not limited to, defective pipes, pipe joints, connections or manhole walls.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
NONRESIDENT RESIDENTIAL UNIT CHARGE
The unit charge applicable to residences located outside the corporate limits of the Village.
[Added 7-22-2008 by L.L. No. 5-2008]
NYSDEC
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation or duly authorized official of said Department.
NYSDOT
New York State Department of Transportation.
O&M
Operation and maintenance of the sewage works.
OCWA
The Onondaga County Water Authority or any successor thereto.
OWNER
Any individual, firm, company, association, corporation, society, person or group having title to real property.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
PH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
PLUMBER
That person, persons, firm or corporation performing work under this chapter who actually installs the plumbing system.
POLLUTED WATERS
Any water that contains substances, whether gaseous, liquid or solid, the amount of which may contain soluble or insoluble solids of organic or inorganic nature which may deplete the dissolved oxygen content of natural waters, contribute solids, contain oil, grease or floating solids which may cause unsightly appearance on the surface of such waters or contain materials detrimental to aquatic life.
PRETREATMENT
The reduction of the amount of pollutant properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into a POTW. The reduction or alteration can be obtained by physical, chemical or biological processes, process changes or by other means, except as prohibited by 40 CFR 403.6, General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution, and any amendments thereto.
PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
A privately owned system for the treatment and ultimate disposal of wastewater, such as a septic tank, holding tank or other system.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers with no particle greater than 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
PROPERTY LINE
The boundary line as a result of land ownership and/or the street line or the edge of a sewer right-of-way.
PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
A treatment works as defined by Section 212 of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1292). The term includes any sewers that convey wastewater to the POTW but does not include pipes, sewers or other conveyances not connected to a facility providing treatment.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and which is controlled by public authority.
RCRA
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT CHARGE
The unit charge applicable to residential units within the corporate boundaries of the Village.
[Added 7-22-2008 by L.L. No. 5-2008]
RESIDENTIAL USER
All premises used only for human residency and which is connected to the wastewater facilities.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer intended to carry only sanitary or sanitary and industrial wastewater from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions and to which storm-, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SANITARY WASTEWATER
Domestic wastewater with storm- and surface water excluded and includes wastewater discharging from the sanitary conveniences of dwellings (including apartment houses and hotels), office buildings, industrial plants or institutions.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground-, surface and storm waters as may be present.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SEWERAGE WORKS OR SEWAGE WORKS
All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage, with the exception of private sewage disposal systems.
SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER (SIU)
Any industrial user of the Village's wastewater treatment system who is:
(1) 
Subject to national categorical pretreatment standards promulgated by USEPA;
(2) 
Having substantial impact, either singly or in combination with other industries, on the operation of the treatment works;
(3) 
Using, on an annual basis, more than 10,000 pounds or 1,000 gallons of raw material containing priority pollutants or substances of concern and discharging a measurable quantity of these pollutants to the sewer system; or
(4) 
Discharging more than 5% of the flow or load of conventional pollutants received by a Village POTW treatment plant.
SLUG
Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than 15 minutes more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
SPDES
State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.
SPDES DISCHARGE PERMIT
The State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System discharge permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
STORM SEWER OR STORM DRAIN
A pipe or conduit which carries storm- and surface waters and drainage but excludes sewage and industrial wastes other than unpolluted cooling water.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works of the Village of Chittenango or the Village's authorized representative.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
UNIT CHARGE
The combination of assessments and fees imposed upon each authorized user of the sewer system by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Added 7-22-2008 by L.L. No. 5-2008]
UNPOLLUTED PROCESS WATER
Water to which no constituent has been added, either intentionally or accidentally, which would render such water unacceptable to the agency having jurisdiction thereof for disposal to storm or natural drainages or directly to surface waters.
UNPOLLUTED WATER OR WASTE
Any water or waste containing none of the following: free or emulsified grease or oil; acid or alkali; phenols or other substances imparting taste or odor in receiving waters; toxic or poisonous substances in suspension, colloidal state or solution; and noxious or odorous gases. It shall contain not more than 10,000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids, of which not more than 2,500 milligrams per liter shall be as chloride with permissible volumes subject to review by the Inspector, and not more than 10 milligrams per liter each of suspended solids and BOD. The color shall not exceed 50 milligrams per liter.
UOD (DENOTING "ULTIMATE OXYGEN DEMAND")
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the ultimate oxidation of organic matter. It shall also include satisfaction of the nitrogenous oxygen demand, the tests for which shall be performed under standard laboratory procedures and the results expressed in milligrams per liter.
USEPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency or duly authorized official of said Agency.
VILLAGE OR VILLAGE CLERK'S OFFICE AT VILLAGE HALL
The Village of Chittenango, New York.
WASTEWATER
The spent water of a community. From the standpoint of source, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water and stormwater that may be present.
WATERCOURSE
Any natural or man-made channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
WPCF
Water Pollution Control Federation.
B. 
Word usage. "Shall" is mandatory, "may" is permissive.