City of Cabool, MO
Texas County
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Cross Reference — As to tampering with utilities, §215.100.
[R.O. 2011 §705.010; Ord. No. 478 Art. I §§1 — 22, 2-5-1979]
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in the Chapter shall be as follows:
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 Celsius (20°C) expressed in milligrams per liter.
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.
COMBINED SEWER
A sewer receiving both surface runoff and sewage.
GARBAGE
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 or ground water.
PERSONS
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or group.
pH
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 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 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 is controlled by a public authority.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface, and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE
A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments, together with such ground surface and storm waters 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.
SEWER
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SHALL
Is mandatory; MAY: Is permissive.
SLUG
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 in the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flows during normal operation
STORM DRAIN (SOMETIMES TERMED STORM SEWER)
A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes, other than unpolluting cooling water.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of Water and Sewage Department of the City of Cabool, or his/her authorized representative.
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.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
[R.O. 2011 §705.020; Ord. No. 478 Art. II §1, 2-5-1979]
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 of Cabool, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
[R.O. 2011 §705.030; Ord. No. 478 Art. II §2, 2-5-1979]
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City of Cabool, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with subsequent provisions of this Article.
[R.O. 2011 §705.040; CC 1974 §42.115]
Where a public sewer is accessible in a street, alley, easement, or thoroughfare to a building or premises abutting thereon the liquid wastes from any plumbing system in said building shall be discharged into the public sewer unless otherwise prohibited by the Supervisor of Plumbing.
[R.O. 2011 §705.050; Ord. No. 478 Art. II §3, 2-5-1979]
Except as hereinafter provided, 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.
[R.O. 2011 §705.060; CC 1974 §42.120; Ord. No. 690 §§I — II, 10-21-1996]
A. 
No septic tank, sewage tank, privy, sewage disposal system or waste disposal system shall be constructed on property to which a public sewer is accessible.
B. 
The use of all septic or other sewage tanks, privies and wastewater and/or sewage systems already constructed on property to which a public sewer is or becomes accessible shall be discontinued within ninety (90) days of the time a public sewer becomes accessible. All such abandoned cesspools, septic or sewage tanks, or other wastewater and/or sewage systems shall be retired and disposed of pursuant to Sections 701.025 — 701.059, RSMo., and rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
C. 
Property owners of all buildings where people live, work or assemble shall provide for the sanitary disposal of all domestic sewage. Sewage and waste from such buildings shall be disposed of by discharging into a sewer system operated by the City of Cabool or shall be disposed of by discharging into an on-site sewer disposal system operated as defined by rules promulgated under Sections 701.025 — 701.059, RSMo., regardless of the size of the tract of land upon which said building is located.
[R.O. 2011 §705.070; CC 1974 §42.130]
No septic tank shall be located closer than twenty (20) feet to an occupied building, where possible, and in no case shall a septic tank be located within or under any building.
[R.O. 2011 §705.080; CC 1974 §42.125]
A. 
Where the liquid wastes from any plumbing system are not discharged into a public sewer such wastes shall be treated or disposed of so as not to endanger any water supply that is or may be used for drinking or domestic purposes or for bathing or so as not to create any nuisance or unsanitary conditions.
B. 
Where sewage of any kind which is to be discharged into public sewers is of such a character as to endanger the sewer system, or is placing an overburden upon a publicly owned sewage-treatment plant, such sewage shall be satisfactorily treated before being admitted to the public sewers.
[R.O. 2011 §705.090; Ord. No. 478 Art. IV §§1 — 11, 2-5-1979; Ord. No. 782 §2, 12-2-2002]
A. 
No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Superintendent.
B. 
There shall be two (2) classes of building sewer permits:
1. 
For residential and commercial service; and
2. 
For service to establishments producing industrial wastes.
In either case, the owner or his/her agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the City. The permit application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Superintendent. A permit and inspection fee of five dollars ($5.00) for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for an industrial building sewer permit shall be paid to the City at the time the application is filed.
C. 
All costs and expense incident to the installation and connection of the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall indemnify the City from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.
D. 
A separate and independent building sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one (1) building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court yard, or driveway, the building sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one (1) building sewer.
E. 
Old building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the Superintendent, to meet all requirements of this Article.
F. 
The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction of a building sewer, and the methods to be used in excavating, placing of the pipe, jointing, testing and backfilling the trench, shall all conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City. In the absence of Code provision or in amplification thereof, the materials and procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and W.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9 shall apply.
G. 
Whenever possible, the building sewer shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. In all buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to the building sewer.
H. 
No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a building sewer or building drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer.
I. 
The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall conform to the requirements of the Building and Plumbing Code or other applicable rules and regulations of the City, or the procedures set forth in appropriate specifications of the A.S.T.M. and the S.P.C.F. Manual of Practice No. 9. All such connections shall be made gas-tight and water-tight. Any deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials must be approved by the Superintendent before installation.
J. 
The applicant for the building sewer permit shall notify the Superintendent when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Superintendent or his/her representative.
K. 
All excavations for building sewer installation shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways, and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the City.
L. 
The fee to be paid by the customer to the City for installation of a new sewer tap into the City's trunk line shall be five hundred seventy-five dollars ($575.00). Said fee includes saddle, tap, equipment and labor to complete the new tap plus street repairs.
[R.O. 2011 §705.100; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §1, 2-5-1979]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, including interior and exterior foundation drains, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.
[R.O. 2011 §705.110; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §2, 2-5-1979]
Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as combined sewers or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged on approval of the Superintendent to a storm sewer, combined sewer, or natural outlet.
[R.O. 2011 §705.120; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §3, 2-5-1979]
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:
1. 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid, or gas.
2. 
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids liquids, or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant, including but not limited to cyanides in excess of two (2) mg/l as CN in the wastes as discharged to the public sewer.
3. 
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, and personnel of the sewage works.
4. 
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works such as, but not limited to, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails and paper dishes, cups, mild containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
5. 
Any waters or wastes having:
a. 
A 5-day BOD greater than three hundred (300) parts per million by weight, or
b. 
Containing more than three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight or suspended solids, or
c. 
Having an average daily flow greater than two percent (2%) of the average sewage flow of the City, shall be subject to the review of the Superintendent.
Where necessary in the opinion of the Superintendent the owner shall provide, at his/her expense such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to:
a.
Reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to three hundred (300) parts per million by weight, or
b.
Reduce the suspended solids to three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight, or
c.
Control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes.
Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Superintendent and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until said approvals are obtained in writing.
[R.O. 2011 §705.130; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §4, 2-5-1979]
A. 
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters, or wastes if it appears likely in the opinion of the Superintendent that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process, or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream, or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property, or constitute a nuisance. In forming his/her opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability of wastes in the sewage treatment plant, and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are:
1. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150°F) or (65°C).
2. 
Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease, or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100) mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two (32°) and one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150°F) (0 and 65°C).
3. 
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded. The installation and operation of any garbage grinder equipped with a motor of three-fourths (¾) horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent.
4. 
Any waters or wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes, or concentrated plating solutions whether neutralized or not.
5. 
Any waters containing phenols or other taste or odor producing substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Superintendent as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of State, Federal, or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
6. 
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc, and similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement, to such degree that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Superintendent for such materials.
7. 
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Superintendent in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.
8. 
Any waters or wastes having a pH in excess of 9.5.
9. 
Materials which exert or cause:
a. 
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to, Fullers earth, lime slurries, and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as but not limited to, sodium chloride or sodium sulfate).
b. 
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
c. 
Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand, or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.
d. 
Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "slugs" as defined herein.
10. 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed, or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
[R.O. 2011 §705.140; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §5, 2-5-1979]
A. 
If any waters or wastes are discharged, or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Section 705.130 and which in the judgment of the Superintendent may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life to constitute a public nuisance, the Superintendent may:
1. 
Reject the waste.
2. 
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers.
3. 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge, and/or
4. 
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of Section 705.190.
B. 
If the Superintendent permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Superintendent, and subject to the requirements of the applicable codes, ordinances and laws.
[R.O. 2011 §705.150; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §6, 2-5-1979]
Grease, oil, and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Superintendent, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand, or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Superintendent and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
[R.O. 2011 §705.160; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §7, 2-5-1979]
Where preliminary treatment of flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his/her expense.
[R.O. 2011 §705.170; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §8, 2-5-1979]
When required by the Superintendent, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling, and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Superintendent. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his/her expense, and shall be maintained by him/her so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
[R.O. 2011 §705.180; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §9, 2-5-1979]
All measurements, tests, and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this Article shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the American Public Health Association, and shall be determined at the control manhole provided, or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb, and property. (The particular analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four (24) hour composite of all outfalls of a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken. Normally, but not always, BOD and suspended solid analyses are obtained from twenty-four (24) hour composites of all outfalls whereas pH's are determined from periodic grab samples.)
[R.O. 2011 §705.190; Ord. No. 478 Art. V §10, 2-5-1979]
No statement contained in this Article shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the City for treatment, subject to payment thereof, by the industrial concern.
[R.O. 2011 §705.210; Ord. No. 478 Art. VII §1 — 3, 2-5-1979]
A. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Article. The Superintendent or his/her representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any processes including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper, or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment.
B. 
While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in Subsection (A) above, the Superintendent or duly authorized employees of the City shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the company against loss or damage to its property by City employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the company to maintain safe conditions as required in Section 705.170.
C. 
The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all private properties through which the City holds a duly negotiated easement for the purposes of, but not limited to, inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair, and maintenance of any portion of the sewage works lying within said easement. All entry and subsequent work, if any on said easement, shall be done in full accordance with the terms of the duly negotiated easement pertaining to the private property involved.
[R.O. 2011 §705.220; Ord. No. 478 Art. VIII §§1 — 3, 2-5-1979]
A. 
Any person found to be violating any provision of this Article 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.
B. 
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Subsection (A) above, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in the amount not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each violation. Each twenty-four (24) hour period in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
C. 
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. 2011 §705.230; Ord. No. 462 §§1 — 3, 4-3-1978]
A. 
The City of Cabool, Missouri, will not hereafter accept into its sewage treatment facilities and interceptor and collector lines more than eighty thousand (80,000) gallons per day of sewage or wastewater from the occupants and users of the Industrial Park presently owned by the Cabool Development Corporation located in the South half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 10, Township 28, Range 11, in Texas County.
B. 
Any individual, partnership or corporation occupying or using said Industrial Park shall comply with this Section, and the City of Cabool shall immediately terminate sewage collection service from said Industrial Park in the event the total volume received into the system from the Industrial Park for any given day exceeds eighty thousand (80,000) gallons per day.
C. 
Any owners, occupiers, or users of said Industrial Park shall submit to the City of Cabool, prior to connecting with the City's sewage system, a comprehensive plan of present and future sewage needs, including the type, quantity, and quality of sewage and wastewater materials intended to be delivered to the City's sewage system.