Borough of Greencastle, PA
Franklin County
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The following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number, and the word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE
Any discharge of water or wastewater which is inadvertent and which results in or increases pollution or contains a pollutant or is not in compliance with the requirements of any Borough ordinance.
AUTHORITY
Greencastle, Franklin County, Authority, as presently or hereafter constituted, which has been created by the Borough Council and to which has been referred by the Borough Council the management of the Borough's sewer system.
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRIAL USER
An authorized representative of an industrial user may be:
A. 
A principal executive officer of at least the level of vice president, if the industrial user is a corporation;
B. 
A general partner or proprietor if the industrial user is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively;
C. 
A principal executive officer or director having responsibility for the overall operation of the discharging facility if the industrial user is a governmental entity, charitable organization or other such unincorporated entity;
D. 
A duly authorized representative of the individual designated above if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the facilities from which the discharge originates.
BOROUGH
The Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, or the duly constituted and elected Borough Council thereof.
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
The construction, reconstruction, or significant alteration of a structure where there are no available sanitary facilities available on the property.
[Added 11-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
COUNCIL
The group of elected officials acting, from time to time, as the governing body of the Borough.
DISCHARGE
The conveyance of any water or wastewater into the sewer system.
EMERGENCY
An unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action and/or an urgent need for assistance or relief.
[Added 11-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
GREASE TRAP
An interceptor, separator or trap that separates, collects or receives fat, oils or grease, including but not limited to those used by motor vehicle service facilities and food processing and cooking establishments.
[Added 8-6-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-03]
INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT
Any property used wholly or in part for the manufacturing, fabricating, processing, cleaning, laundering or assembly of any product, commodity or article.
INDUSTRIAL USER
Any person who discharges industrial waste into the sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Any solid, liquid or gaseous substance or waterborne wastes or form of energy rejected or escaping from any industrial, manufacturing, trade or business process or from the development, recovery or processing of natural resources, as distinct from sanitary sewage.
INTERFERENCE
A discharge which, alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources:
A. 
Inhibits or disrupts the processes or operations of the sewage treatment plant or the sewer system; or sludge-handling processes, including end use or disposal; or
B. 
Is a cause of violation of any requirement of the Borough's NPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation) or of the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with provisions of the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Act or which results in or increases the severity of a violation of state or federal environmental statutes, rules or regulations.
LATERAL
That part of the sewer system extending from a public main or street sewer to curbline or property line if there is no curb, and where the main or street sewer line is laid under a sidewalk, the word "lateral" shall mean the "Y" connection from the main or street sewer line.
OCCUPIED BUILDING
Any structure erected and intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use by human beings or animals and from which structure sewage and industrial waste, or either thereof, is or may be discharged.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.
PLUMBING FIXTURES
Receptacles intended to receive or discharge any liquid water or water-carried wastes into a service line.
POLLUTANT
Any substance including but not limited to dredged spoil, grease, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste which, when discharged into water, results in pollution or increases pollution.
POLLUTION
The contamination of any waters of the state such as will create or is likely to create a nuisance or to render such waters harmful, detrimental or injurious to public health, safety or welfare, or to domestic, municipal, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, or other legitimate beneficial uses, or to livestock, wild animals, birds, fish or other aquatic life; or contamination of the air, soil, or of the environment so as to produce or is likely to produce similar deleterious effects.
PROPERTY ACCESSIBLE TO THE SEWER SYSTEM
Real estate which adjoins, abuts on, or is adjacent to the sewer system.
PUBLIC RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
All public parks and recreation areas in such parks, including the land, buildings, lakes, pond, streams, swimming pools, and all other property and buildings designated as a public recreation area by the Borough.
[Added 11-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
SANITARY SEWAGE
The normal water-carried household and toilet wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, commercial and industrial establishments.
SELF-CONTAINED PORTABLE TOILETS
One or more commercially manufactured or assembled self-contained toilet facility that is portable and is not designed or intended for connection to a sewer system with a standard connection.
[Added 11-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
SEWAGE
The normal water-carried household and toilet wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
That portion of the sewer system owned and operated by the Borough, which is designed to provide treatment of wastewater and discharge of treated effluent to the environment.
SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS
An arrangement of devices and structures used for treating and disposing of sewage.
SEWER MANAGER
Any person who may, from time to time, be placed in general charge of the sewer system.
SEWER SYSTEM
All facilities operated by the Borough for the collection and disposal of sanitary sewage and acceptable industrial wastes and shall include the sewage collection system, sewage treatment plant, and any sewers that convey wastewater to the sewage treatment plant. For the purposes of this chapter, "sewer system" shall also include any sewers that convey wastewater to the sewage treatment plant from persons who are, by contract or agreement with the Borough, users of the sewer system.
SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
An industrial user who:
A. 
Has a discharge flow of 15,000 gallons or more per day; or
B. 
Has an organic or suspended solids loading greater than 30 pounds per average work day based on any composite sample collected over a twenty-four-hour period or period of discharge if less than 24 hours; or
C. 
Has the potential, as determined by the Borough, to exert impact or cause interference, either singly or in combination with other contributors, on the operation of the sewer system, the quality of the sludge, or air emissions generated by the sewer system.
SLUG LOAD
Any discharge of water or wastewater in which the concentration of any constituent or the rate of flow exceeds, for any period of time longer than 15 minutes, five times the average concentration or flow rate from that source during a normal working day.
SOIL PIPE
Any vertical line of pipe extending through the roof, receiving the discharge of one or more water closets, with or without other fixtures.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Any temporary civic, religious, or commercial outdoor gathering of at least 25 individuals, whether on public or private property, assembled with a common purpose for a period of one hour or longer. Special events include, but are not limited to, concerts, fairs, carnivals, circuses, parades, marathons, walkathons, festivals, races, bicycle events, celebrations, or any other gathering or events similar in nature. Special events do not include events that are not civic, religious, commercial or public in nature that are held on residential property such as graduation parties, wedding receptions, social parties or other similar functions.
[Added 11-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
USER
Any person who contributes, causes or permits the discharge of wastewater into the sewer system.
VENT PIPE
Any pipe extending through the roof to ventilate the system of piping and to prevent trap siphonage and backpressure.
WASTE PIPE
Any pipe receiving the discharge from any fixtures except a water closet.
WASTEWATER
Industrial wastes or domestic wastes from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water, and stormwater that may be present, whether treated or untreated, which enters the sewer system.
WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMIT
As set forth in Article IV of this chapter.
WATER AUTHORITY
The Greencastle Area, Franklin County, Water Authority.