The sanitary sewer system of the Village of Bath consists of lateral and trunk sewers laid in streets and rights-of-way and a sewage treatment plant, the locations of which are shown upon plans and drawings filed in the office of the Bath Electric, Gas and Water System and the office of the Sewer Commission, and all other appurtenances which are used in whole or in part in connection with the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage and all extensions, additions and improvements which may be made to such system. Its purpose is to provide for the collection and treatment of domestic waste and such industrial waste as are permitted by this chapter in order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Village of Bath. The purpose of this chapter is to protect the sewage system and treatment facilities by controlling the quantity, quality and manner of discharge of sewage into the sanitary sewer system and to establish sewer rents by which the costs of construction of the system and continued collection and treatment may be equitably borne by residents of the Village, owners of property, sanitary sewer districts and independent contractors to whom the system is available.
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
- BOD (denotes "biochemical oxygen demand")
- The quantity of oxygen in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C.), expressed in milligrams per liter.
- BUILDING DRAIN
- That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system carrying sewage which receives discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer and terminates five feet outside the inner face of the building wall.
- BUILDING SEWER OR LATERAL
- The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
- COMBINED SEWER
- A sewer receiving both runoff and sewage.
- COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- Any and all other liquid, gaseous, solid or other waste substance or a combination thereof resulting from any process of industry, manufacturing, trade or business or from the development or recovery of any natural resources not hereinafter classified as unacceptable or restricted by Article V.
- The Director of the Municipal Utility System.
- DOMESTIC WASTES
- Waterborne human or animal excreta or body wastes and normal culinary, laundry and washing wastes originating in residences.
- Solid waste from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from handling, storage and sale of produce.
- Any person in title or having any interest in real property in any sanitary sewer districts and their extension or extensions and/or any drainage district or districts now existing or subsequently created by the Town Board of the Town of Bath, New York, or the Village of Bath, New York.
- Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
- PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
- The waste from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that has 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 1/4 inch in any dimension.
- PUBLIC SEWER
- A sewer which is controlled by the Sewer Commissioners of the Town of Bath, New York, or the Village of Bath, New York.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A pipe or conduit which carries sewage and to which stormwater, surface water and groundwaters are not intentionally admitted.
- The water-carried human or animal wastes from residences, commercial buildings, institutions and industrial establishments.
- SEWAGE SYSTEM
- All facilities which are used or useful, in whole or in part, for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage, industrial wastes and other wastes.
- SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
- Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
- A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
- SEWER COMMISSION
- The duly elected or appointed governing body of a sewer district in the Town of Bath or Village of Bath.
- SEWER DISTRICT
- Any of the sanitary sewer districts and their extension or extensions and/or any drainage district or districts now existing or subsequently created by the Town Board of the Town of Bath, New York, or the Village of Bath, New York.
- 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.
- TOXIC OR POISONOUS SUBSTANCE
- Any substance, whether gaseous, liquid or solid, which, when discharged to a public sewer in sufficient quantities, will be detrimental to the sewer system, interfere with any biological sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to human beings or animals, inhibit aquatic life or create a hazard to recreation in the receiving waters of the effluent from a sewage treatment plant.
The word "shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.