[R.O. 1997 § 510.010; Ord. No. 139 § 1, 9-1-1995]
This Chapter may be cited and known as the "Sewage and Waste Disposal Code."
[R.O. 1997 § 510.020; Ord. No. 139 § 2, 9-1-1995]
As used in this Chapter the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates another meaning or unless elsewhere expressly stated for specific application.
- The City of Wildwood, Missouri.
- The Commissioner of Health of the City of Wildwood, Missouri, or such other designee as the City of Wildwood may select, and his/her duly authorized agent having the authority to act under this Chapter.
- The Department of Public Health of the City of Wildwood or of such entity as the City may contract with for purposes of this Chapter.
- INDUSTRIAL CONNECTION SEWER
- That portion of sewer line required to carry the sewage of any industrial or commercial establishment from the last point of sewage entry on the premises to a sewer or to carry the discharge from any industrial pretreatment facility to a sewer.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- Any industrial liquid wastewater, garbage, or toxic substance from any industrial process.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE TREATMENT PLANT
- Any treatment plant used or intended to be used for the specific treatment of industrial waste in which other wastes may or may not be present except that a treatment plant in a public sewage system shall not be so designated.
- Includes any individual, a corporation or other legal entity, a partnership, and any unincorporated association, and includes the plural.
- Any water-borne waste, industrial waste, or human excrement which may exist or accumulate on any premises.
- SEWAGE SYSTEM
- Any sewage treatment facility, sewer, appurtenance, equipment or any combination thereof used or intended to be used for the purpose of conveying, treating or disposing of any wastewater, industrial waste, or human excrement accumulating on any premises in the City except "building sewer" as defined in the City Plumbing Code.
- SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
- Any work or device for treatment of sewage.
- Any public, semipublic or private lateral or main sewer, constructed in a street, alley, place or right-of-way, exclusive of a building or industrial connection sewer.
- Any water resulting from precipitation mixed with the accumulation of dirt, soil, and other debris or substances collected from the surfaces on which said precipitation falls or flows.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.030; Ord. No. 139 § 3, 9-1-1995]
The Commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the purposes and intent of this Chapter to protect the public health. New rules and regulations shall become effective upon approval of the City Council and shall be filed with the City Clerk as public record. The rules and regulations may provide:
The detailed specifications for cars, vehicles, cans, tanks, or containers and equipment used for the purpose of removing, transporting, or disposing of any sewage, sludge, industrial waste or human excrement by portable or mobile container.
The minimum standards necessary to prevent injury to the public health from dangerous and unsanitary conditions resulting from exposed sewage, sludge, affluent or human excreta; contamination of drinking water; damage to stormwater drains and channels; contamination of streams in their beds and margins, underground water, bodies of water; stormwater or surface or process or cooling water in sanitary sewers; greases; chemicals, oils, sludge, and other materials which may clog or interfere with the operation of sewers or adversely affect the treatment of sewage; sewage and industrial waste in stormwater sewers; bypassing around its treatment plant; contamination of the surface of the ground with sewage and interference with the proper treatment of sewage in treatment plants.
Any rule or regulation shall meet the minimum standard of the Missouri Division of Health, but nothing herein shall prevent the Commissioner from requiring compliance with higher requirements than those contained therein where the higher requirements are essential to maintain a sanitary condition.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.040; Ord. No. 139 § 4, 9-1-1995]
The rules and regulations of the St. Louis County Health Commissioner shall be the applicable rules and regulations under this Chapter unless modified as provided herein. Prior to the presentation to the City Council of any rule or regulation for its approval the Commissioner shall hold a public hearing on said rule and regulation. The Commissioner shall cause notice of said public hearing to be given at least ten (10) days prior to the time and date of said hearing. The publication shall be made once in a newspaper of general circulation in the City which shall have been admitted to the post office as second class matter and shall have been published regularly and consecutively for a period of three (3) years. Any such rule or regulation may be amended or repealed in the same manner as provided for approval.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.050; Ord. No. 139 § 5, 9-1-1995]
The following acts or the causing thereof are prohibited:
No sewage, human excrement or industrial waste may be discharged, deposited or permitted to flow on, in, or under the surface of the ground or into any surface water or groundwater flowing through, in, or bordering the City, unless such disposal or condition of sewage, human excrement or industrial waste meets the standard and requirements of this Chapter or any rule or regulation adopted hereunder.
No person shall remove, transport, or dispose of any sewage, sludge, industrial waste or human excrement by any portable or mobile container without an unrevoked permit for that purpose from the Commissioner.
No sewage, human excrement, industrial waste or other material shall be discharged into any sewer, stormwater sewer, or drain unless it conforms to the standards and requirements of this Chapter and any rule or regulation adopted hereunder.
No person shall open or enter, or cause to be opened or entered any manhole in any sewer, to dispose of garbage or other deleterious substance or storm or surface waters, or for any other like purpose not provided for by permits issued under the provisions of this Chapter.
Failing to maintain a sewage treatment plant, sanitary sewage line or other wastewater installation in a safe and sanitary condition.
Creating a nuisance or a hazard endangering health or safety.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.060; Ord. No. 139 § 6, 9-1-1995]
Every person, public utility, or institution holding a permit to operate a sewerage system or sewage treatment plant shall furnish records for ascertaining compliance with this Chapter as required by the Commissioner.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.070; Ord. No. 139 § 7, 9-1-1995]
The Commissioner shall cause to be made such surveys, investigations and studies of sewage, sewerage systems and streams receiving sewage as are necessary to determine that all sewerage systems are installed, operated and maintained in compliance with the provisions of this Chapter and any rule or regulation adopted hereunder.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.080; Ord. No. 139 § 8, 9-1-1995]
Every building in which plumbing fixtures are installed, and every premises having drainage piping thereon, shall connect to a public sewer, if available. A sanitary sewer shall be deemed available when a sanitary sewer line is within two hundred (200) feet of any part of the property to be connected to the sewer. Any such connection shall comply with the provisions of the Plumbing Code, and regulations adopted hereunder.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.090; Ord. No. 139 § 9, 9-1-1995]
Every person, firm, corporation or institution who owns, maintains or operates any sewage treatment plant, except a single individual home disposal system, shall hold an unrevoked permit for that purpose from the Commissioner for each treatment plant it operates. The permits shall be issued by the Commissioner upon application to the City Health Department and compliance with the provisions of this Chapter and any rule or regulation adopted hereunder, and upon payment of an annual fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per permit to the City Clerk and upon delivery to the City of a cash or corporate bond in the amount determined by the Commissioner but not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).
The cash or corporate bond shall run to the City, and shall be conditioned that the permittee, his/her agents and servants, shall comply with all of the terms, conditions, provisions, requirements and specifications of this Chapter, and the rules and regulations adopted hereunder. Before acceptance, all bonds shall be approved by the City Attorney. If a corporate bond is offered, it shall be executed by a surety or guaranty company qualified to transact business in the State of Missouri. If a cash bond is offered, it shall be deposited with the City Clerk, who shall give his/her official receipt therefor, reciting that the cash has been deposited in compliance with and subject to the provisions of this Chapter and the rules and regulations adopted hereunder.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.100; Ord. No. 139 § 10, 9-1-1995]
Any sewage, sludge, industrial waste, human excrement or liquid putrescible material, or liquid toxic material removed, transported, or disposed of in any other manner than as may be provided for by the provisions of this Chapter or the rules and regulations adopted hereunder shall be deemed to be an offensive material dangerous or prejudicial to the public health and is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
[R.O. 1997 § 510.110; Ord. No. 139 § 11, 9-1-1995; Ord. No. 1607 § 1, 3-23-2009]
Any person violating any provisions of this Chapter or any rule or regulation of the Commissioner as herein provided shall upon conviction be fined and imprisoned as set out in Section 100.140 of this Code.