[R.O. 2012 §710.080; CC 1992 §24-56; Ord. No. 1724 Art. I §§1 — 23, 5-12-1986]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- BOD (DENOTING BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees centigrade (20°C), expressed in milligrams per liter (mg/l).
- BUILDING DRAIN
- That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five (5) feet (1.5 meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.
- BUILDING SEWER
- The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.
- The City of Union, Missouri.
- COMBINED SEWER
- A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
- DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
- The Public Works Director of the City or his/her authorized deputy, agent or representative.
- Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.
- NATURAL OUTLET
- Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface water or ground water.
- 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 wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have 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 one-half (½) inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
- PUBLIC SEWER
- A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and which is controlled by public authority.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm water, surface water and ground water are not intentionally admitted.
- A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground water, surface water and storm water as may be present.
- SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
- Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
- SEWAGE WORKS
- All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
- A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
- Is mandatory; MAY — Is permissive.
- Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds, for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes, more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flows during normal operation.
- STORM DRAIN (SOMETIMES TERMED "STORM SEWER")
- A sewer which carries storm water and surface water and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluted cooling waters.
- 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.
- A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
[R.O. 2012 §710.090; CC 1992 §24-57; Ord. No. 1724 Art. II §§1 — 2, 5-12-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2012 §710.100; CC 1992 §24-58; Ord. No. 1724 Art. II §§3 — 4, 5-12-1986]
Except as provided in this Chapter, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage.
The owner of any house, building or property used for human employment, recreation or other purposes situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located a public sanitary or combined sewer of the City is hereby required, at his/her expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein, and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer, in accordance with the provisions of this Article, within ninety (90) days after date of official notice to do so, provided that the public sewer is within two hundred (200) feet of the property line.
[R.O. 2012 §710.110; CC 1992 §24-59; Ord. No. 1724 Art. VIII §§1 — 3, 5-12-1986]
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Article, except Section 710.170, shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Subsection (A) of this Section shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation. Each twenty-four (24) hour period in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation.
[R.O. 2012 §710.120; CC 1992 §§24-76 — 24-82; Ord. No. 1724 Art. III §§1 — 8, 5-12-1986]
Connection To Private System Required If Public Sewer Unavailable. Where a public sanitary or combined sewer is not available under the provisions of Subsection 710.090(B), the building sewer shall be connected to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of this Section.
Permit Required — Fee. Before commencement of construction of a private sewage disposal system, the owner shall first obtain a written permit signed by the Director of Public Works. The application for such permit shall be made on a form furnished by the City, which the applicant shall supplement by any plans, specifications and other information as are deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works. A permit and inspection fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
Inspection. A permit for a private sewage disposal system shall not become effective until the installation is completed to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works. He/she shall be allowed to inspect the work at any stage of construction and, in any event, the applicant for the permit shall notify the Director of Public Works when the work is ready for final inspection and before any underground portions are covered. The inspection shall be made within eight (8) working hours of the receipt of notice by the Director of Public Works.
Specifications — Minimum Lot Size. The type, capacities, location and layout of a private sewage disposal system shall comply with all recommendations of the Department of Public Health and Department of Natural Resources of the State. No permit shall be issued for any private sewage disposal system employing subsurface soil absorption facilities where the area of the lot is less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet, and issuance of a permit is subject to certification by an engineer of acceptable soil percolation. No septic tank or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge to any natural outlet.
Abandonment And Filling On Connection To Public Sewer.
At such time as a public sewer becomes available to a property served by a private sewage disposal system as provided in Subsection (D), a direct connection shall be made to the public sewer in compliance with this Article, and any septic tanks, cesspools and similar private sewage disposal facilities shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material.
When a public sewer becomes available, the building sewer shall be connected to the sewer within ninety (90) days, and the private sewage disposal system shall be cleaned of sludge and filled with clean bank run gravel or dirt.
Operation And Maintenance. The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal facilities in a sanitary manner at all times, at no expense to the City.
Additional Requirements. No statement contained in this Section shall be construed to interfere with any additional requirements that may be imposed by the Director of Public Works.