Lancaster Area Sewer Authority, PA
Lancaster County
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A. 
Any trucked waste that is nontoxic to the biological treatment process at the sewage treatment plant, is biodegradable, and is determined to have no adverse effect on the operation of the sewage treatment plant may be considered for acceptance.
B. 
Wastes from the following sources will generally be accepted:
(1) 
Residential holding tanks.
(2) 
Residential septic tanks.
(3) 
Commercial holding/septic tanks used for nonprocess wastewater.
Other wastes that will be considered, based on source-specific information and laboratory analysis, include the following:
A. 
Industrial and commercial wastewaters if nontoxic and biodegradable.
B. 
Municipal and wastewater sludge/biosolids if they are from biological treatment processes, nontoxic and meet all United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Part 503 and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) "Agricultural Use" guidelines.
C. 
Special wastes, including landfill leachates, slurries, condensates, wash waters, portable toilet waste and nontoxic liquid wastes.
Wastes that are categorically denied include, but are not limited to, the following:
A. 
Grease trap and grease interceptor wastes.
B. 
Flammable, explosive or corrosive wastes.
C. 
Metal-laden wastewaters and sludges.
D. 
Radioactive wastes.
E. 
Animal waste (manure).
F. 
Listed or characteristic hazardous wastes.
In all cases, the decision to accept or reject any wastewater or sludge/biosolids will be based on the determination of the Authority. The Authority shall be under no obligation to accept any waste from any source if the Authority determines the waste to present a danger to the operation of the Authority's system or to the health, safety, welfare of its employees.
A. 
Unless otherwise specified in the trucked waste generator permit, the hauler will be limited to the following concentrations on a grab sample collected as discharged at the sewage treatment plant, if the waste has a concentration of total suspended solids less than 5,000 mg/L:
Parameter
Limit
Units
Arsenic
0.16
mg/L
Cadmium
0.11
mg/L
Chromium
1.8
mg/L
Copper
0.9
mg/L
Cyanide
0.7
mg/L
Lead
0.7
mg/L
Mercury
0.01
mg/L
Molybdenum
0.38
mg/L
Nickel
1.6
mg/L
PCB's, total
0.00009
mg/L
pH
Within 5.5 - 10.5
S.U.
Selenium
0.37
mg/L
Silver
1.0
mg/L
Zinc
0.6
mg/L
B. 
Unless otherwise specified in the trucked waste generator permit, the hauler will be limited to the following concentrations on a grab sample collected as discharged at the sewage treatment plant, if the waste has a concentration of total suspended solids greater than or equal to 5,000 mg/L:
Parameter
Limit
Units
pH
Within 5.5 - 10.5
S.U.
Arsenic
21
mg/kg
Cadmium
20
mg/kg
Chromium
1,000
mg/kg
Copper
750
mg/kg
Lead
150
mg/kg
Mercury
9
mg/kg
Molybdenum
38
mg/kg
Nickel
210
mg/kg
PCB's, total
4
mg/kg
Selenium
50
mg/kg
Zinc
1,400
mg/kg
The Authority reserves the right to establish by resolution more stringent limitations or requirements on discharges if deemed necessary to comply with the objectives presented in this chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to create any vested right in any user to a particular level, concentration, characteristic or type of discharge.