Town of Milo, NY
Yates County
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Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this 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 days at 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 feet outside the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension from the building drain to the public sewer, grinder pump or other place of disposal.
DISTRICT
The Milo Sewer District 1-2 and extensions thereto, as well as any other sewer districts established in the Town of Milo.
GARBAGE
Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.
GRINDER PUMP
A pump specifically designed for the grinding of sewage solids and pumping of the resulting slurry through a pressurized service to the public force main or sewer.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trades or businesses as distinct from sanitary sewage.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.
PERSON
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.
PRESSURIZED SERVICE
A pipe running from a pumping facility to a public sewer or force main.
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 1/4 inch in any dimension.
PUBLIC FORCE MAIN
A publicly owned pressurized pipe to convey sanitary sewage.
PUBLIC SEWER
A sewer or force main in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights and which is controlled by a public authority.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Rules and/or regulations adopted by the Town of Milo pursuant to § 279-11 covering the installation, operation and use of the Milo sewage works.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer flowing by gravity, 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 stormwaters 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.
SEWER RENTS
A scale of unit method of annual charges established and imposed in the district on the basis of equivalent single-house units (hereinafter referred to as "units") for the use of the sewage works or any part or parts thereof.
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 15 minutes more than five times the average twenty-four-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 unpolluted cooling water.
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.
TOWN
Town of Milo shall mean the Town Board, Sewer District(s) or its agents.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.
"Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.