Village of Tivoli, NY
Dutchess County
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§ 177-144 Normal sewage service charges.

All persons discharging or depositing wastes into the public sewers shall pay a sewer service charge proportional to the liquid volume of waste so deposited, which charge shall be collected as a sewer rent.

§ 177-145 Surcharge for abnormal sewage.

All persons discharging or depositing wastes with concentrations in excess of the pollutant concentrations in normal sewage shall pay a surcharge.

§ 177-146 Total sewer service charge.

The total sewer service charge (which shall be called the "user charge") is comprised of two parts, as follows:
UC(t) = UC(n) + UC(an)
Where:
UC(t)
=
Total user charge for POTW operation and maintenance
UC(n)
=
User charge associated with normal sewage
UC(an)
=
User charge associated with abnormal sewage
UC(n)
=
OM X (OQ/100) X (QIA/QA)
UC(an)
=
OM {[OB/100 X (BIA-Bn)/BA] + [OS/100 X (SIA-Sn)/SA] + [OP/100 X (PIA-Pn)/PA] + [ONH/100 X (NHIA-NHn)/NHA] + [OTK/100 X (TKIA-TKn)/TKA]}
Where:
OM
=
Total annual POTW operation and maintenance costs
OQ
=
Percentage of OM attributable to flow (Q)
OB
=
Percentage of OM attributable to BOD5
OS
=
Percentage of OM attributable to suspended solids
OP
=
Percentage of OM attributable to total phosphorus
ONH
=
Percentage of OM attributable to ammonia
OTK
=
Percentage of OM attributable to total Kjeldahl nitrogen
QIA
=
Average daily flow rate (million gallons per day) from discharger
BIA
=
Average daily BOD5 loading (pounds per day) from discharger
SIA
=
Average daily suspended solids loading (pounds per day) from discharger
PIA
=
Average daily total phosphorus loading (pounds per day) from discharger
NHIA
=
Average daily ammonia loading (pounds per day) from discharger
TKIA
=
Average daily total Kjeldahl nitrogen loading (pounds of nitrogen per day) from discharger
QA
=
Average daily flow rate (million gallons per day) at the POTW treatment plant
BA
=
Average daily BOD5 loading (pounds per day) at the POTW treatment plant
SA
=
Average daily suspended solids loading (pounds per day) at the POTW treatment plant
PA
=
Average daily total phosphorus loading (pounds per day) at the POTW treatment plant
NHA
=
Average daily total ammonia loading (pounds of nitrogen per day) at the POTW treatment plant
TKA
=
Average daily total Kjeldahl nitrogen loading (pounds of nitrogen per day) at the POTW treatment plant
Bn
=
BOD5 loading (pounds per day) in discharge if it were normal sewage
Sn
=
Suspended solids loading (pounds per day) in discharge if it were normal sewage
Pn
=
Total phosphorus loading (pounds per day) in discharge if it were normal sewage
NHn
=
Ammonia loading (pounds of nitrogen per day) in discharge if it were normal sewage
TKn
=
Total Kjeldahl nitrogen loading (pounds of nitrogen per day) in discharge if it were normal sewage
NOTES:
A.
If any difference terms in the equation above is negative, then that portion of the equation shall not be used, that is, the difference shall be set to zero when it is negative.
B.
All averages are arithmetic averages determined from available data during the billing period.

§ 177-147 Segmenting the POTW.

The service area of the POTW may be segmented to assist in a fair distribution of user charges, especially if there is a pump station serving a segment.

§ 177-148 Measurement of flow.

The volume of flow to be used in computing sewer service charges and abnormal sewage surcharges shall be based upon metered water consumption as shown on the records of meter readings maintained by the Village Water Department. In the event that a person discharging wastes into the POTW produces evidence, to the Superintendent, demonstrating that a substantial portion of the total amount of metered water does not reach the POTW, then the Superintendent shall either establish a percentage of the total metered water to be used as a basis for such computations, or direct the installation of appropriate flow measuring (and totalizing) devices to measure and record the actual amount of flow into the POTW. In the event that a person discharging wastes into the POTW procures all or part of his water supply from unmetered sources, the Superintendent shall either direct the installation of water meters on the other sources of water supply, or direct the installation of appropriate flow measuring devices to measure and record the actual amount of flow into the POTW. Any water meters and/or flow measuring devices installed pursuant to this section shall be of a type and design acceptable to the Superintendent and shall be installed, maintained and periodically tested as required by the Superintendent, at the owner's expense. All such meters and/or flow measuring devices shall be subject to periodic inspection, testing and reading by the Superintendent. Any person discharging wastes into the POTW may install a flow measuring device at his option, of the type, design, installation and maintenance standards of the Superintendent, at the owner's expense.

§ 177-149 Billing period.

The billing period shall be established by the Village Board, from time to time.

§ 177-150 Pretreatment program costs.

The additional charges and fees associated with the operation of the pretreatment program shall be assessed the user, and include:
A. 
Reimbursement of costs of setting up and operating the pretreatment program;
B. 
Issuing permits;
C. 
Monitoring, inspections and surveillance procedures;
D. 
Costs of equipment and supplies;
E. 
Reviewing accidental discharge procedures;
F. 
Construction inspections;
G. 
Filing appeals;
H. 
Application for consistent removal status as outlined in 40 CFR 403; and/or
I. 
Other reasonable expenses to carry out the program to satisfy the requirements of this chapter, the NYSDEC and the federal government.

§ 177-151 Charges for trucked and hauled wastes.

The charge for treatment and disposal of trucked or hauled waste which has been introduced into the POTW shall be as established by the Village Board. The manner of determining the volume dumped shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent.

§ 177-152 Capital recovery.

The village may institute an equitable procedure for recovering the costs of any capital improvements of those parts of the POTW which collect, pump, treat and dispose of industrial wastewaters from those persons discharging such wastewaters into the POTW.

§ 177-153 Collection of charges.

Provisions of Article XI of this chapter relating to the collection of penalties shall apply to the collection of sewer service charges and abnormal sewage service surcharges, unless where otherwise provided by application of a sewer rent law by the village.

§ 177-154 Fiscal year for system.

The POTW shall be operated on the basis of a fiscal year commencing on the first day of June and ending on the 31st day of May.

§ 177-155 Impact fees.

The Village Board shall have the authority to impose impact fees on new development, which development may:
A. 
Cause enlargement of the service area of the POTW; and/or
B. 
Cause increased hydraulic and/or treatment demands on the POTW.

§ 177-156 Use of revenues.

Revenues derived from user charges and associated penalties, and impact fees, shall be credited to a special fund. Moneys in this fund shall be used exclusively for the following functions:
A. 
For the payment of the operation and maintenance, including repair and replacement costs of the village POTW;
B. 
For the discovery and correction of inflow and infiltration;
C. 
For the payment of interest on and the amortization of or payment of indebtedness which has been or shall be incurred for the construction or extension of the village POTW; and
D. 
For the extension, enlargement, replacement of and/or additions to the village POTW, including any necessary appurtenances.

§ 177-157 Records and accounts.

A. 
The village shall maintain and keep proper books of records and accounts for the POTW, separate from all other records and accounts, in which shall be made full and correct entries of all transactions relating to the POTW. The village will cause an annual audit of such books of record and account for the preceding fiscal year to be made by a recognized independent certified public accountant, and will supply such audit report to authorized officials and the public on request.
B. 
In conjunction with the audit, there shall be an annual review of the sewer charge system to determine if it is adequate to meet expenditures for all programs for the coming year.
C. 
Classification of old and new industrial users should also be reviewed annually.
D. 
The village shall maintain and carry insurance on all physical properties of the POTW of the kinds and in the amounts normally carried by public utility companies and municipalities engaged in the operation of sewage disposal systems. All moneys received for losses under any such insurance policies shall be applied solely to the replacement and restoration of the property damaged or destroyed.