[CC 1996 § 520.010; Ord. No. 263 § 1, 9-6-1956]
The definitions given herein deal only with certain terms used in this Chapter in the sense that they are used herein. These definitions are not of a general nature and are not generally applicable beyond the sense used in this Chapter.
- A pit for the reception or detention of sewage.
- A sewer or other pipe or conduit used for conveying groundwater, surface water, or stormwater.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- The liquid wastes resulting from the processes employed in industrial establishments.
- POTABLE WATER
- Water which is safe for drinking or other sanitary purposes and is also suitable for domestic use.
- ROOF DRAIN
- A conduit for conveying the stormwater or rain water from a roof.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer intended to receive sanitary sewage with or without industrial wastes and without the admixtures of surface water or stormwater.
- SEPTIC TANK
- A tank through which sewage flows and which permits solids in the sewage to settle in order that portions of such solids may be disintegrated by biological action.
- SERVICE LATERAL
- The conduit or pipe from the sewer line to the building served.
- The liquid wastes conducted away from residences, business buildings, or institutions, together with those from industrial establishments, and with such groundwater, surface water, and stormwater as may be present.
- A conduit for carrying off sewage.
- SEWERAGE SYSTEM
- The network of sewers, together with sewage lie stations, and all appurtenances necessary for the collection of sewage.
- That portion of the rainfall or other precipitation which runs off over the surface during a storm and for such a short period following a storm as the flow exceeds the normal or ordinary runoff.
- SURFACE WATER
- That portion of a rainfall or other precipitation which runs off over the surface of the ground.
[CC 1996 § 520.020; Ord. No. 263 § 2, 9-6-1956]
The Board of Aldermen shall appoint a sewer inspector who shall be the Chief of Police, Superintendent of City Services, or other authorized representative (hereinafter referred to as the "City Sewer Inspector") who shall make such inspections as are necessary to properly carry out the provisions of this Chapter and shall report all violations thereof to the City Clerk.
[CC 1996 § 520.030; Ord. No. 263 § 3, 9-6-1956; modified 1995]
No connection shall hereafter be made to any sewer or portion of the sewerage system until a written permit has been obtained from the Superintendent of City Services. A separate permit shall be required for each house or building and a fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be charged for each permit.
[CC 1996 § 520.040; Ord. No. 263 § 4, 9-6-1956; modified 1995]
The Superintendent of City Services of Salisbury is hereby instructed and it shall be his/her duty to issue permits for connections to the sewerage system. Such permits shall be issued in numerical order and shall be issued independently of any other permits issued by the Superintendent of City Services.
Before issuing such a permit, an application shall be filed with the Superintendent of City Services on a blank provided for that purpose. This application shall show the name and address of the owner, name of the person to whom the permit is issued, number of permit, location of property, type of building to be served (whether residence or business), number of rooms, and size of sewer to be connected. The application shall be signed by the owner or his/her authorized representative and shall be accompanied by a complete and legible set of plans and specifications of the work to be done, or in lieu thereof, such written description of the type of materials and methods to be used in the construction as shall be acceptable to the City Sewer Inspector. The application shall be retained by the Superintendent of City Services as a permanent record of each connection to the sewerage system.
[CC 1996 § 520.050; Ord. No. 263 § 5, 9-6-1956]
It shall be the duty of the City Sewer Inspector to inspect each service lateral before any connection is made to the sewerage system and to require that all defects or unsatisfactory construction features be corrected before permitting the connection to be made. The City Sewer Inspector shall be present at the time the connection is made, and it shall be the responsibility of the owner or his/her representative to notify him/her in advance of the time and place where the connection will be made.
[CC 1996 § 520.060; Ord. No. 263 § 6, 9-6-1956; Ord. No. 11-07-01 § 1, 7-14-2011]
It shall be unlawful to make, or cause to be made, a connection of any roof drain, areaway, drain, yard, court drain, or foundation drain, or any drain whatsoever which permits, allows, or causes any stormwater or surface water or groundwater to enter the sanitary sewerage system.
[CC 1996 § 520.070; Ord. No. 263 § 7, 9-6-1956]
It shall be unlawful to connect or to cause to be connected to the sanitary sewerage system the effluent of any septic tank, cesspool, or sewage tank. Where such tanks exist and it is desired to made a connection to the sanitary sewerage system, a tile line shall be constructed around the unit in such a manner as to preclude the possibility of any sewage flowing into or out of the cesspool or tank, and said septic tank, cesspool or sewage tank shall then be filled with earth, cinders, ashes or similar material.
[CC 1996 § 520.080; Ord. No. 263 § 8, 9, 10, 13, 9-6-1956; Ord. No. 327 § 1, 6-4-1964]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any butcher's offal, dead animals, grease, blood, feathers, or other obstructing materials.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any powdered milk, whey, skimmed milk, whole milk, cream, or other milk products, or any industrial wastes of any type which might, in the opinion of the Superintendent of City Services, damage or otherwise cause operational difficulties in the sanitary system or interfere in any manner whatsoever with the normal operation of any sewage treatment works or sewage treating devices.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, party or corporation to deposit or throw or cause to be deposited or thrown, to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewage system any vegetable substance, including potato peelings and potato sprouts, any trash, ashes, cinders, sticks, shavings, shells, broken wood, rags and wearing apparel, pieces of iron or other metal or any article or thing whatsoever that is liable to clog the sewer or otherwise obstruct the free flow of water therein or interfere with the proper operation of the sewer system, including the disposal plant.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to discharge or cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any oil, gasoline, petroleum, coal oil, grease, explosive inflammable matters, oil waste, dirt, gravel, road tar, rags or paper. Cleaning establishments, buildings used for housing or repairing automobiles, gasoline and oil service stations, automobile washing establishments where gasoline, oils, calcium carbide or other explosives or inflammable matters are stored, sold, or handled, the drains from which are connected to the public sewers, must be provided with an approved trap so constructed, located, and maintained as to prevent the entrance into the sewer of such explosive or inflammable matter or dirt, gravel, road tar, rags or paper or obstructive materials. Such trap shall be located on the sewer before its junction with any other pipe or receptacle containing sewage. The passage of human or fresh animal excrement through such trap is prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or to cause to be discharged into any public sanitary sewer or into any private sewer which is connected to the public sanitary sewerage system any wastes or water which have been used for industrial or private cooling or air conditioning purposes. Such wastes shall be discharged into the nearest storm sewer or open watercourse.
[CC 1996 § 520.090; Ord. No. 263 § 11, 9-6-1956]
It shall be permissible to discharge normal quantities of industrial wastes from washing operations and from other normal industrial plant operations into the sanitary sewerage system, provided necessary precautions are taken to exclude those materials described in Section 705.080 of this Chapter, and further provided that the wastes are of such a nature that, in the opinion of the Superintendent of City Services, they will not damage, clog, or otherwise interfere with the normal operation of the sewerage system nor with the operation of any sewage treatment plant or sewage treating devices.
[CC 1996 § 520.100; Ord. No. 263 § 14, 9-6-1956]
In the event that satisfactory compliance of the various Sections of this Chapter cannot be obtained within a period of sixty (60) days following receipts of notification of such violation by the offender, the Board of Aldermen may order the offending person, firm, partnership, or corporation to disconnect from the municipal sewerage system or may order the connection broken by municipal employees; provided, however, that the offending party must be notified at least sixty (60) days in advance of the date of the connection to be broken.
[CC 1996 § 520.110; Ord. No. 263 § 15, 9-6-1956]
Any person, persons, firm, association, or corporation, or agent thereof who shall neglect, fail, or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of Sections 705.010 through 705.100 of this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and, on conviction, shall be fined as set out in Section 100.220 of this Code. Each day that such an offense continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
[CC 1996 § 520.120; Ord. No. 312 § 1, 2, 5-7-1964]
It shall be unlawful for any person, other than an authorized City employee or a person duly authorized by the Superintendent of City Services of the City, or the Street Commissioner, to move, attempt to move, remove, attempt to remove, or in any manner interfere with any manhole installed as part of the City of Salisbury Sewage System.
Any person violating this Section shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).