All persons discharging or depositing wastes into the public sewers shall pay a sewer service charge proportional to the liquid volume of waste so deposited, which charge shall be collected as a sewer rent.
All persons discharging or depositing wastes with concentrations in excess of the pollutant concentrations in normal sewage shall pay a surcharge. The total sewer service charge (which shall be called the "user charge") is comprised of two parts, as follows:
If any difference terms in the equation above is negative, then that portion of the equation shall not be used, that is, the difference shall be set to zero when it is negative.
All averages are arithmetic averages determined from available data during the billing period.
The volume of flow to be used in computing sewer service charges and abnormal sewage surcharges shall be based upon metered water consumption as shown on the records of meter readings maintained by the Town Water Department.
In the event that a person discharging wastes into the sewer system of the Gananda Sewer District produces evidence to the Superintendent demonstrating that a substantial portion of the total amount of metered water does not reach the sewer system of the Gananda Sewer District, then the Superintendent shall either establish a percentage of the total metered water to be used as a basis for such computations or direct the installation of appropriate flow measuring (and totalizing) devices to measure and record the actual amount of flow into the sewer system of the Gananda Sewer System.
In the event that a person discharging wastes into the sewer system of the Gananda Sewer District procures all or part of his water supply from unmetered sources, the Superintendent shall either direct the installation of water meters on the other sources of water supply or direct the installation of appropriate flow measuring devices to measure and record the actual amount of flow into the sewer system of the Gananda Sewer District.
Any water meters and/or flow measuring devices installed pursuant to this section shall be of a type and design acceptable to the Superintendent and shall be installed, maintained and periodically tested as required by the owner, at his expense. All such meters and/or flow measuring devices shall be subject to periodic inspection, testing and reading by the Superintendent.
Any person discharging wastes into the sewer system of the Gananda Sewer District may install a flow measuring device at his option, of the type, design, installation and maintenance standards of the Superintendent, at the owner's expense.
The billing period shall be triannually (every four months) for industrial and nonindustrial users.
The additional charges and fees associated with the operation of the pretreatment program shall be assessed the user and include:
Reimbursement of costs of setting up and operating the pretreatment program.
Monitoring, inspections and surveillance procedures.
Costs of equipment and supplies.
Reviewing accidental discharge procedures.
Application for consistent removal status as outlined in 40 CFR Part 403.
Other reasonable expenses to carry out the program to satisfy the requirements of this chapter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the federal government.
[Amended 3-28-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
The charge for dumping septage into the sewer system of the Gananda Sewer District shall be as set by resolution of the Town Board from time to time. The manner of determining the volume dumped shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent.
The Town may institute an equitable procedure for recovering the costs of any capital improvements of those parts of the POTW which collect, pump, treat and dispose of industrial wastewaters from those persons discharging such wastewaters into the POTW.
[Amended 3-28-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
The Gananda Sewer District shall be operated on the basis of a fiscal year commencing on the first day of January and ending on the 31st day of December.
The Town Board shall have the authority to impose impact fees on new development, which development may cause:
Revenues derived from user charges and associated penalties and impact fees shall be credited to a special fund. Moneys in this fund shall be used exclusively for the following functions:
For the payment of the operation and maintenance, including repair and replacement costs of the Gananda Sewer District.
For the discovery and correction of inflow and infiltration.
For the payment of interest on and the amortization of or payment of indebtedness which has been or shall be incurred for the construction or extension of the Gananda Sewer District.
For the extension, enlargement, replacement of and/or additions to the Gananda Sewer District, including any necessary appurtenances.
The Town shall maintain and keep proper books of records and accounts for the Gananda Sewer District, separate from all other records and accounts, in which shall be made full and correct entries of all transactions relating to the district. The Town will cause an annual audit of such books of record and account for the preceding fiscal year to be made by a recognized independent certified public accountant and will supply such audit report to authorized officials and the public, on request.
In conjunction with the audit, there shall be an annual review of the sewer charge system to determine if it is adequate to meet expenditures for all programs for the coming year.
Classification of old and new industrial users should also be reviewed annually.
The Town shall maintain and carry insurance on all physical properties of the Gananda Sewer District, of the kinds and in the amounts normally carried by public utility companies and municipalities engaged in the operation of sewage disposal systems. All moneys received for losses under any such insurance policies shall be applied solely to the replacement and restoration of the property damaged or destroyed.