This article shall apply to all water entering the stormwater conveyance system or waters of the state generated on any developed or undeveloped lands unless explicitly exempted by an authorized enforcement agency.
Prohibition of illicit discharges. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged into the municipal stormwater conveyance system or waters of the state or watercourses any illicit discharge as defined in § 240-2 of this chapter.
Prohibition of illicit connections.
The construction, use, maintenance or continued existence of illicit connections to the stormwater conveyance system is prohibited.
This prohibition expressly includes, without limitation, illicit connections made in the past, regardless of whether the connection was permissible under law or practices applicable or prevailing at the time of connection.
Whenever necessary to enforce any provision of this chapter or whenever the City has cause to believe that there exists, or potentially exists, in or upon any premises any condition which constitutes a violation of this chapter, the City may request to enter such premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same and to inspect and copy records related to stormwater compliance. In the event the owner or occupant refuses entry after a request to enter and inspect has been made, the City is hereby empowered to seek assistance from any court of competent jurisdiction in obtaining such entry.
During any inspection as provided herein, the City may take any samples and perform any testing deemed necessary to aid in the pursuit of the inquiry or to record site activities.
The owner or operator of a commercial or industrial establishment subject to a WPDES permit shall comply with their permit, including the development and implementation of a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP).
Notwithstanding other requirements of law, including compliance with the Wisconsin Spill Statute, W.S.A. Ch. 292, as soon as any person responsible for a facility or operation, or responsible for emergency response for a facility or operation, has information of any known or suspected release of materials which are resulting or may result in illegal discharges or pollutants discharging into stormwater, the storm drain system, or waters of the United States, said person shall take all necessary steps to ensure the discovery, containment and cleanup of such release.
In the event of a release of nonhazardous materials, said person shall notify the authorized enforcement agency in person or by phone no later than the next business day. Notifications in person or by phone shall be confirmed by written notice addressed and mailed to the City of Hudson's designee within three business days of the phone notice. If the discharge of prohibited materials emanates from a commercial or industrial establishment, the owner or operator of such establishment shall also retain an on-site written record of the discharge and the actions taken to prevent its recurrence. Such records shall be retained for at least seven years. Failure to provide notification of a release as provided above is a violation of this chapter.