Village of Greene, NY
Chenango County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greene: Art. I, 6-1-1981 by L.L. No. 2-1981; Art. II, 8-8-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Water — See Ch. 121.
Zoning — See Ch. 125.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. A130.
[Adopted 6-1-1981 by L.L. No. 2-1981]
A. 
Purpose and intent. A debt retirement charge schedule shall be used for deriving revenues for financing sewage collection and treatment facilities. The funds derived from these charges shall be used for all municipal expenses associated with construction of new facilities or improvements to a sewerage system, including administration, engineering, planning, construction, reconstruction of sewers and sewage treatment works and all necessary appurtenances thereto, including pumping stations, extension, enlargement or additions to the sanitary sewer system or the preliminary or other studies and surveys relative thereto, and for the acquisition of land or rights-of-way for any of the capital improvements.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
B. 
Scope. A debt retirement charge shall be assigned to owners of properties located within or without the corporate limits of the Village who contribute wastes to the municipal sanitary system, except as herein provided.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
C. 
Schedule of charges. The basis for the debt retirement charge shall be a schedule established by the Village Board entitled "Sewer Units for Debt Retirement Recovery." Said schedule shall assign a number-of-units value to each property served based on categories of property use, i.e., one-family residence: one unit. The sewer units for debt retirement recovery schedule shall be in file in the Village Clerk's office.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
D. 
The Village reserves the right to change the basis for determining debt retirement charges.
E. 
The Village reserves the right, from time to time, to change debt retirement charges originally or previously assigned.
F. 
The Village may require additional payments from a user to cover the added cost of handling and treating special wastes.
G. 
The Inspector and any member of the Board of Trustees or its designee shall have the right of access at any reasonable time to any premises served by the Village sewer system for the purposes of inspection in order to carry out the provisions of this article in an equitable manner.
H. 
The per-unit amount of the annual debt retirement charge shall be equal to the total of the annual expenses (set forth in § 90-1A) divided by the total number of units served by the Village sewer system. The annual debt retirement charge shall be billed annually on the first day of June each year. Annual debt retirement charges shall be set by the Board of Trustees on or before May 1 of each year.
I. 
30 days after the due date, a late penalty fee of 5% shall be added to the amount of the sewer use charge, and for each month thereafter on the first day of each month, an additional penalty of 1% shall be charged until paid.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
J. 
All unpaid delinquent debt retirement charges shall constitute a lien on the real property served by the Village sewer system, and on the first day of April of each year, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall present to the Board of Trustees a statement setting forth the amount of each lien for sewer rents in arrears, the real property affected thereby and the name of the person in whose name the real property is assessed. The Board of Trustees shall levy the amounts contained in such statement against the real property liable at the same time and in the same manner as Village taxes, and such amounts shall be set forth in a separate column in the annual tax rolls. The amounts so levied shall be levied and enforced in the same manner and at the same time as may be provided by law for the collection and enforcement of Village taxes.
A. 
A user charge shall be used for deriving revenues for operating and maintaining sewage collection and treatment facilities. The funds derived from these charges shall be used for all municipal expenses associated with operation and maintenance of sewers and sewage treatment works and all necessary appurtenances thereto, including pumping stations, and replacement of equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are necessary to maintain the capacity and performance during the service life of the aforementioned facilities.
B. 
A user charge shall be assigned to users of the sewer system located within or without the corporate limits of the Village who contribute wastes to the municipal sanitary system.
C. 
The basis for the user charge shall be the consumption of water by the user in units of 1,000 gallons.
D. 
The Village reserves the right to change the basis for determining user charges. In addition, the Village reserves the right, from time to time, to change sewer use charges originally or previously assigned.
E. 
The Village may require additional payments from a user to cover the added cost of handling and treating special wastes.
F. 
The Inspector and any member of the Board of Trustees or its designee shall have the right of access at any reasonable time to any premises served by the Village sewer system for the purposes of inspection in order to carry out the provisions of this article in an equitable manner.
G. 
The per-unit amount of the annual user charge shall be equal to the total of the annual expenses set forth in § 90-1A divided by the total number of one-thousand-gallon units of water consumed by the users of the Village sewer system. The annual user charge shall be billed quarterly on the first day of March, June, September and December. Annual user charges per 1,000 gallons shall be set by the Board of Trustees on or before May 1 of each year.
H. 
30 days after the due date, a late penalty fee of 5% shall be added to the amount of the user charge, and for each month thereafter on the first day of each month, an additional penalty of one-half percent (1/2%) shall be charged until paid.
I. 
All unpaid delinquent user charges shall constitute a lien on the real property served by the Village sewer system, and on the first day of April of each year, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall present to the Board of Trustees a statement setting forth the amount of each lien for user charges in arrears, the real property affected thereby and the name of the person in whose name the real property is assessed. The Board of Trustees shall levy the amounts contained in such statement against the real property liable at the same time and in the same manner as Village taxes, and such amounts shall be set forth in a separate column in the annual tax rolls. The amounts so levied shall be levied and enforced in the same manner and at the same time as may be provided by law for the collection and enforcement of Village taxes.
[Adopted 8-8-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983]
The purpose of this article is to regulate and control the use of the sanitary sewer system facilities of the Village of Greene, to regulate the installation of lateral sanitary sewers and lateral sanitary sewer connections, to provide specifications for all work pertaining to sewer connections, to regulate private sewage disposal facilities and, in general, to control and regulate the disposal of sewage and other wastes within the Village of Greene.
A. 
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this article shall be as follows:
ACT
The Federal Clean Water Act, and any amendments and additions thereto.
ASTM
The American Society for Testing and Materials.
BUILDING DRAIN
That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
The lateral extending from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
CONTAMINATION
An impairment of the quality of the waters of the state by waste to a degree which creates a hazard to the public health through poisoning or through the spread of disease.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, dike, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION OR NYSDEC
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation or other duly authorized official of said Department.
NPDES
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program, whether administered by the Environmental Protection Agency or by the State Department of Environmental Conservation.
OWNER
The person or persons who legally own, lease, or occupy private property with wastewater facilities which discharge or will discharge to the Village wastewater facilities.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or group.
POLLUTION
The man-made or man-induced alteration of the chemical, physical, biological or radiological integrity of water.
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 4O CFR 403.6, General Pretreatment Regulations for Existing and New Sources of Pollution.
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 in any dimension.
PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
A treatment works as defined by Section 212 of the Act (33 U.S.C. § 1292); 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 that is controlled by public authority and is part of the POTW.
RESIDENTIAL USER
All premises used only for human residency and which are connected to the wastewater facilities.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm-, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage and that are considered part of the POTW.
SEWAGE WORKS
All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating, and disposing of sewage and are considered part of the POTW.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
(1) 
All industries subject to promulgated Categorical Pretreatment Standards [21 primary industries].
(2) 
Industries having substantial impact, either singly or in combination with other contributing industries, on the operation of the treatment works.
(3) 
Manufacturing industries using, on an annual basis, more than 10,000 pounds and or 1,000 gallons of material containing priority pollutants/substances of concern and discharging a measurable amount of those pollutants to the sewer system from the process using these pollutants.
(4) 
Those industries discharging more than 5% of the flow or load carried by the municipal system receiving the waste.
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 of flows during normal operation.
STANDARD METHODS
The latest edition of Standard Methods for Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association, Water Pollution Control Federation and American Water Works Association.
STATE
The State of New York.
STORM DRAIN (SOMETIMES TERMED "STORM SEWER")
A sewer which carries storm- and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluted cooling water.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Sanitary Sewer Superintendent or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR USEPA
The United States Environmental Protection Agency or, where appropriate, a designation for the Administrator or other duly authorized official of said Agency.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
B. 
"Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
A. 
The use of the Village of Greene sewer system shall be a privilege, not a right. Failure to comply with the requirements of this article may result in the termination of such privilege or discontinuance of service, in the complete discretion of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greene. Such discontinuance of service may be in addition to the penalties hereinafter provided for.
B. 
The Village of Greene assumes no responsibility to provide sewer service to any building or property which is located at such a place or elevation as to make such service impractical. Wherever service can be provided, the basement level of a residence or building will be served, unless the location and grade of the building or property is such that service at the basement level is not feasible or practical from either an economic or an engineering point of view. In such case, service shall be provided at such level as is feasible.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the Village any garbage or other objectionable waste.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Village Greene any sewage or other pollution, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this article.
C. 
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facilities intended or used for the disposal of sewage.
D. 
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes situated within the Village or 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 Village is hereby required, at his 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 within 90 days after the date of official notice to do so.
E. 
In any case where the ninety-day time limitation imposes unusual hardship, the Board of Trustees may grant an extension based upon the merits of the individual case as set forth in a written application. If any owner shall fail to comply with the requirements of this section, the Village, at its option, may install the required connection and assess the cost thereof against the affected property as provided in § 14-1438 of the Village Law.
A. 
Where no public facility is available, and until one becomes available, the owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times at no expense to the Village.
B. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 90-6 alone, the owner of all houses, buildings, etc., where public facilities are not available may maintain a private sewage disposal system in connection with said building, provided that such private facilities comply with the provisions of this section.
C. 
Before commencement of construction of any private sewage disposal system, the owner of the property shall first obtain a written permit from the Superintendent. The application for such permit which the applicant shall submit shall be supplemented with any plans, specifications and other information as may be requested by the Superintendent. A fee for such inspection and permit shall be paid to the Village when the application is filed, the amount thereof to be determined by rule or regulation adopted by the Board of Trustees.
D. 
The owner or his agent or the lessee or tenant who shall be in responsible charge of any dwelling, school, institution or premises for which a preliminary approval has been obtained shall have the system, when completed, left uncovered for inspection by a representative of the Board of Trustees who shall make final inspection and give final approval before backfilling and covering is carried out. If backfilling has been completed before final inspection, the owner or his agent will be required to have the work uncovered to permit such inspection.
E. 
The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the New York State Department of Public Health and the local health officer. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
F. 
A copy of the certificate of approval shall be furnished to the owner or his agent by the Superintendent.
G. 
The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the Village.
H. 
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to interfere with or to limit any additional requirements which may be imposed by the local health officer.
A. 
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation shall make an excavation in a public street or in an easement or right-of-way owned by the Village of Greene for the purpose of connecting a lateral sanitary sewer with a public sewer line, and no person, firm or corporation shall connect a lateral sanitary sewer with a public sewer line without first having applied for and received a permit from the Superintendent allowing such excavation and/or connection at the place indicated on the permit. All permits shall be issued to the owners of the premises who shall be responsible for compliance with this article. All such connections and/or excavations shall be made in conformity with this article and under the supervision of the Superintendent.
C. 
All costs and expenses incidental to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the Village from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
D. 
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sewer.
E. 
The size, slope, alignment and materials used in the construction of a building sewer shall be as follows:
(1) 
Size. All residential building sewers shall be constructed of a minimum four-inch diameter pipe. Minimum sizes for commercial and industrial buildings shall be four inches in diameter or of a size necessary to accommodate peak sewage flows which may occur.
(2) 
Slope. All building sewers shall be laid on a uniform ascending grade from the public sewer. The following grades shall be, considered the minimum and the maximum grade:
Size
(inches)
Minimum Grade
(percent)
Maximum Grade
(percent)
4
2
20
6
1
12
8
0.4
91
(3) 
Alignment. All buildings sewers shall be laid on as straight a line as possible from the public sewer to the building. Where bends are necessary, a cleanout shall be provided at all bends greater than 1/8 [45°]. If a long sweep bend is used in a building sewer line, a cleanout is not necessary. Not more than one such bend shall be allowed in a sewer line.
(4) 
Materials. All building sewers shall be constructed of the following materials:
(a) 
Clay. Extra-strength vitrified clay pipe meeting the provisions of ASTM Specification C-278.
(b) 
Cast iron. Standard weight cast-iron soil pipe meeting the provisions of ASTM Specification A-474.
(c) 
Asbestos-cement pipe. Extra-strength asbestos-cement sewer pipe meeting ASTM Specification C-428.
(d) 
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) nonpressure sewer pipe and fittings meeting the provisions of ASTM Specification D-3034 or F-679, and shall be SDR-35 or Schedule 40.
(5) 
Pipe joints and joints on clay pipe shall conform to ASTM Specification C-425, Type 3. Cast-iron pipe shall have jute and lead or leadite joints or approved mechanical joint. All joints for PVC sewer pipe shall conform to ASTM Specification D-3212 and shall be joined in accordance to the manufacturer's recommendations.
(6) 
Building entrance. Through the foundation wall there shall be a minimum four-inch diameter standard weight cast-iron soil pipe or four-inch diameter PVC pipe (SDR-35 or Schedule 40) in a cast-iron (or equivalent) sleeve through the foundation wall. Immediately inside the building there shall be provided a four-inch cleanout. In no instance shall there be any connections to the building sewer on the outside of the building.
F. 
Basement facilities will be connected only at the owner's risk, and in all such cases, a backwater valve will be installed. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
G. 
No connections of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, sump pumps or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building drain or building sewer which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sewer shall be permitted.
H. 
The connection of the lateral sanitary sewer with the public sewer line shall be made at the Y or lateral provided for that purpose. This connection shall not be made at any other point without special permission from the Superintendent. All connections shall conform to appropriate specifications as may be established by the Village of Greene. All such connections shall be gastight and watertight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.
I. 
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his representative.
J. 
Where the building sanitary sewer is to be laid in an earth bed, the excavation of the trench shall be cut to the finished grade. The bed shall be free of stones and unstable materials and low spots filled with select earth tamped into place. If the foundation material cannot be manipulated to form a suitable bed for the pipe, it shall be removed and a bed of sand or gravel tamped into its place. The trench for house connection shall be opened to its full length before any pipe is laid therein. On approval of the Superintendent, the trench may be backfilled partially and filled before it is opened to its full length.
K. 
Whenever it is necessary to leave a connection before it is completed, the end of the pipeline must be securely closed with a tight-fitting cover or plug. Any earth or other material entering the trunk sewer line through the open end of any lateral sanitary sewer shall be removed at the owner's expense. No tunneling will be allowed except where permission is obtained from the Superintendent, in which case it shall be done under his supervision and in accordance with his directions. All trenches must be properly protected by sufficient sheathing and bracing where necessary. The earth fill over and around sewer pipes up to a depth of one foot over the pipes must be carefully selected and free from large stones. Thereafter, the trench may be filled and the surface of each trench shall be finished off in a smooth and workmanlike manner. All settlement occurring after the trenches have been refilled must be filled in by the owner or his agent. Upon failure to do so, the refilling may be done under the direction of the Superintendent and/or the Village Street Superintendent and the cost of such work charged against the property owner.
L. 
All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazards. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the Village Highway Department.
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage or any other unpolluted water, including noncontact cooling water, to any sanitary sewer.
B. 
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial noncontact cooling water or other unpolluted waters may be discharged, on approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer or natural outlet.
C. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:
(1) 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solids or gas.
(2) 
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with humans or animals, to create a public nuisance or to create any hazards in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant.
(3) 
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than five point five or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works.
(4) 
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works, such as but not limited to ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
(5) 
Any waste which constitutes a rate of discharge or substantial deviation from normal rates of discharge ("slug discharge") sufficient to cause interference in the operation and performance of wastewater facilities.
D. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any substances, materials, waters or wastes if it appears likely, in the opinion of the Superintendent, that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process or equipment or have an adverse effect on the receiving stream or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property or constitute a nuisance. In forming his opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant and other pertinent factors. This would include, but not be limited to, the following substances:
(1) 
Any liquid or vapor containing heat in amounts which will accelerate the biodegradation of wastes, causing the formation of excessive amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the wastewater sewer or inhibiting biological activity in the wastewater treatment facilities, but in no case shall the discharge of heat cause the temperature in the Village wastewater sewer to exceed 65.5° C. (150° F.) or the temperature of the influent to the treatment facilities to exceed 40° C. (104° F.).
(2) 
Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of 100 milligrams per liter or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32° and 150° F.
(3) 
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of 3/4 horsepower or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent.
(4) 
Any waters or wastes containing strong acid, iron pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions, whether neutralized or not.
(5) 
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, cadmium, nickel, lead, cyanide, phosphorus or similar objectionable or toxic substances or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine demand to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Superintendent for such materials.
[Amended 1-8-2018 by L.L. No. 1-2018]
(6) 
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste or odor-producing substances in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Superintendent as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of the state, federal or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
(7) 
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Superintendent in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.
(8) 
Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of nine point five.
(9) 
Materials which exert or cause:
(a) 
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solid (such as but not limited to fuller's earth, lime slurries and lime residues) or dissolved solids (such as but not limited to sodium chloride and sodium sulfate).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
(b) 
Excessive discoloration (such as but not limited to dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
(c) 
Unusual biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand or chlorine demand in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.
(10) 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment process employed or which are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of the NPDES permit program or of the state, federal or other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
E. 
If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Subsection D of this section, or which, in the judgment of the Superintendent, may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance or which are regulated by the Act, the Superintendent may take any or all of the following actions:
(1) 
Reject the wastes.
(2) 
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers.
(3) 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge.
(4) 
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of Subsection L of this section.
F. 
If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, local laws, regulations and the Act.
G. 
In instances where the Superintendent requires control or pretreatment of waters or wastes discharged to public sewers, the owner and the Village shall enter into a written agreement stipulating the terms and conditions of said discharges. Such agreements may be required for all significant industrial users. The Village may revoke or annul such agreements if a violation of any provision of this article is found to exist or if a discharge of wastewater causes or threatens to cause a condition of contamination or pollution as defined in this article.
H. 
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for residential users. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
I. 
Where preliminary treatment or flow equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
J. 
When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manholes, when required, shall be accessible and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
K. 
All definitions, measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of water and wastes to which reference is made in this article shall be determined or shall be in accordance with Standard Methods or other references as may be approved by the Village. The location and method of obtaining samples for testing shall be as determined by the Village Superintendent.
L. 
No statement contained in this section shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the Village and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the Village for treatment, subject to payment therefor, by the industrial concern.
M. 
An industrial user shall notify the Village immediately upon accidentally discharging wastes in violation of this article. This notification shall be followed, within 15 days of the date of occurrence, by a detailed written statement describing the causes of the accidental discharge and the measures being taken to prevent future occurrence. Such notification will not relieve users of liability for any expense, loss or damage to the sewer system, treatment plant or treatment process or for any fines imposed on the Village under applicable state and federal regulations. A notice shall be furnished and permanently posted on the industrial user's bulletin board advising employees whom to call in case of an accidental discharge in violation of this article. Also, copies of this article are to be made available to the user's employees.
N. 
The Village is also authorized to issue an order to cease and desist and direct those persons not complying with such prohibitions, limits, requirements or provisions of the article or the wastewater discharge permit to:
(1) 
Comply forthwith;
(2) 
Comply in accordance with a time schedule set forth by the Village; or
(3) 
Take appropriate remedial or preventive action in the event of a threatened violation.
No person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is a part of the POTW. Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation, record, report, plan or other documentation filed with the municipality or who falsifies, tampers with or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring device or method required under this article shall be punished by the Village.
A. 
Duly authorized employees of the Village and representatives of NYSDEC and USEPA bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing, in accordance with the provisions of this article. The Superintendent or his representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
B. 
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsection A above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the Village and NYSDEC and USEPA shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company, and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the Village employees, and the Village shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by Village employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company during the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in § 90-9J.
C. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the Village and representatives of NYSDEC and USEPA bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the Village holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair and maintenance of any portion of the POTW lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any, on said easement, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
A. 
Any person violating the provisions of § 90-10 above shall be liable to prosecution under appropriate provisions of the Penal Law. Any person found to be violating any other provision of this article shall be served with written notice stating the nature of the violation and specifying a reasonable time for the satisfactory correction thereof, which time limit shall in no event be longer than 90 days. The offender shall, within the period of time specified, permanently cease all violations.
B. 
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit specified in the notice referred to in Subsection A above shall be guilty of a violation, as that term is defined in the Penal Law of the State of New York, and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 for each violation. Each day during which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed to be a separate offense.
C. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be liable to the Village for any expense, loss or damage caused the Village by reason of such violation, and the amount thereof may be recovered by the Village in appropriate civil proceedings.
D. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall have his water service disconnected. Reconnection of water service will be according to the procedures set forth in the Village of Greene Water Regulations.[1]
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. For Water Regulations, see Ch. 121.