The Director of Public Works of the City is authorized to promulgate regulations from time to time to implement the intent and purpose of this article.
The purpose of this article is to regulate and control the use of public sewers and to establish the rights of inspection.
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in these regulations shall be as follows:
- APPROVED TEST PROCEDURE
- An analysis performed in accordance with the analytical test procedures approved under 40 CFR Part 136. Analysis for those test procedures not included therein shall be performed in accordance with procedures approved by the state or the City. All analyses required to be performed under the sewer use regulations shall be performed by an approved test procedure for the parameter or condition being analyzed by an NJDEP certified laboratory for the parameter.
- BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD5)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20º C. expressed in milligrams per liter.
- Code of Federal Regulations.
- CHLORINE DEMAND
- The amount of chlorine expressed in milligrams per liter, or parts per million by weight, which will complete the normal reactions with all chemicals and materials in the sewage leaving an excess of 0.1 milligram per liter (0.1 parts per million by weight), after 30 minutes contact time at room temperature of approximately 70º F.
- The optical density at the visual wavelength of maximum absorption, relative to distilled water, in standard platinum cobalt units.
- COMBINED WASTE
- A wastewater containing surface or stormwater.
- COMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
- BOD, suspended solids, pH and fecal coliform bacteria, and such additional pollutants as are now or may be in the future specified and controlled in the City's NJPDES permit for its wastewater treatment facilities where the facilities have been designed and used to reduce or remove such pollutants.
- COMPOSITE SAMPLE
- A sample of individual samples (aliquots) of at least 100 ml, collected at periodic intervals over a specified time period. If not specifically stated otherwise, a composite sample is to be a twenty-four-hour composite representing 24 consecutive hourly samples of equal volume. Flow weighted composite samples will not be required unless specified by the City.
- COOLING WATER
- Any water used for the purpose of carrying away excess heat, and which may contain biocides used to control biological growth or other additives to protect the cooling system against corrosion or scaling.
- The applicant for sewer service at one household, business, commercial user or industrial user, whether the owner or a tenant.
- DOMESTIC WASTE
- The liquid waste resulting from residences, buildings, institutions, septic tanks, holding tanks, and industrial sources, including the noncommercial preparation, cooking and handling of food, wastewater consisting of human excrement, gray water and similar wastes from sanitary conveniences, and swimming pool water, but excluding any mixture which includes any industrial waste, process wastewater, contaminated stormwater, contaminated groundwater, or boiler blowdown. Any wastewater with concentration above the following criteria will not be considered domestic waste:
- Wastewater after some degree of treatment, flowing out of any treatment device or facilities.
- FLOATABLE OIL
- Fat or grease in a physical state which will separate by gravity from wastewater through treatment in an approved pretreatment facility. A wastewater shall be considered free of "floatable oil" if it is properly pretreated in such a manner that the discharged wastewater does not interfere with the wastewater facilities.
- FORCE MAIN
- A pipeline carrying flow under pressure.
- Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage and sale of food.
- GREASE OR OIL
- Any material which is extractable from an acidified sample of a waste by hexane or other designated solvent or other acceptable means.
- HEAVY METALS
- The electro-negative metals with a density greater than five grams per cubic centimeter.
- INCOMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
- Any pollutant which is not a compatible pollutant as defined in this article.
- INDUSTRIAL USER
- Any user that discharges, causes or allows the discharge of industrial waste into the City system.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- The process wastewater and other liquid wastes resulting from any industrial manufacturing process defined in the latest edition of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, or is not domestic waste as defined herein, or is any wastewater from any service process which because of the contaminants it contains is comparable to industrial wastewater including such wastewater mixed with water or domestic waste.
- Water entering the utility sewer system from the ground, through such means as, but not limited to, defective pipes, pipe joints, connection, or manhole walls.
- Water discharged into the utility sewer system from such sources as, but not limited to, roof leaders, cellar, yard and area drains, foundation drains, cooling water discharges, drains from springs and swampy areas, manhole covers, cross-connections from storm sewers and combined sewers, catch basins, stormwaters, surface runoff, street washwaters, or drainage.
- Wastewater raw or partly treated, flowing into any wastewater treatment device or facility.
- A discharge which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources both:
- A. Inhibits or disrupts the POTW, its treatment processes or operations, or its sludge processes, uses or disposal; and
- B. Therefore is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the City's NJPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation) or of the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with the following statutory provisions and regulations or permits issued thereunder (or more stringent state or local regulations): Section 405 of the Clean Water Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) (including Title II, more commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and including NJDEP regulations contained in New Jersey's sludge management plan prepared pursuant to subtitle D of the SWDA), the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act.
- LOCAL SEWER
- Any sewer or system of sewers which is connected to the utility sewer system and owned and/or operated by any person other than the utility.
- MONTHLY AVERAGE
- The average of all tests values for a pollutant discharged or permitted to be discharged in a calendar month. If only one test is performed in a month, then that one test value shall be considered to be a monthly average.
- NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES)
- The program for issuing, conditioning and denying permits for the discharge of pollutants from point sources into the navigable waters, the contiguous zone and the ocean. New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) is the state program.
- A discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the City's NJPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation).
- Any individual, firm, company, partnership, corporation, association (public or private), group or society and includes the State of New Jersey, and agencies, districts, commissions and political subdivisions created by or pursuant to state law.
- PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS
- That portion of the total extractable grease or fats, which is not retained on an activated alumina absorption column after elutriating with hexane.
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
- Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, refuse, oil, grease, sewage, sludge, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive substance, thermal waste, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal or agricultural waste or other residue discharged into the City's sewer system or waters of the state.
- Publicly operated treatment works (POTW).
- Any parcel of real property including land, improvements, or appurtenances, as buildings, ground, etc.
- Treatment by application of physical, chemical and/or biological processes to reduce the amount of pollutants in, or alter the nature of the pollutant properties in, a wastewater other than residential prior to its direct or indirect discharge into the municipality's wastewater facilities and to remove illegal and/or undesirable waste constituents, or to reduce the strength of the waste prior to discharge into the municipality's wastewater facilities.
- PUMPING STATION
- A facility in which wastewater is conveyed from a lower hydraulic elevation to a higher hydraulic elevation using mechanical or pneumatic devices.
- REGULATORY AGENCY
- Agencies such as but not limited to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Corps of Engineers which has authority over the operation of and/or discharges from the utilities wastewater treatment plant.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm- , surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
- 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.
- A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
- SEWER SYSTEM
- All collection sewers, pumping stations, force mains, wastewater treatment plants, and appurtenances thereto within the City owned and operated by the City Sewer Utility.
- SHREDDED GARBAGE
- Garbage shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers with no particle having a diameter greater than 1/2 inch in any direction, excluding household garbage wastes.
- SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
- An industrial user which meets any one of the following criteria:
- A. It is subject to any Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard pursuant to 40 CFR 403.6 and 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N.
- B. It discharges an average of 25,000 gallons or more of industrial waste per day to the City.
- C. It discharges an average daily volume of industrial waste which volume equals or exceeds 5% of the City's average daily dry-weather influent volume.
- D. It discharges industrial waste that contributes 5% or more of the City's average daily dry-weather loading of BOD5, CBOD5, or TSS.
- E. It discharges industrial waste which, before any pretreatment by the industrial user, is equal to 5% or more of the average daily dry-weather influent loading to the City of any of the pollutants listed in N.J.A.C. 7:14A, Appendix B, Tables II through VI, inclusive.
- F. The discharge consists of landfill leachate or a mixture of landfill leachate and surface or ground water.
- G. The discharge consists of polluted groundwater, which is pumped from the ground to decontaminate the groundwater.
- H. The industrial user presents, or is found by NJDEP or by the City to present, a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the City's operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or requirement, such that SIU designation is appropriate.
- Any discharge of waste sewage or industrial waste which in connection 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 of flows during normal operation.
- Any flow occurring during or immediately following any form of natural precipitation and resulting therefrom.
- The Superintendent of the City's Sewer Utility or his duly appointed deputy, agent or representative.
- TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS (TSS)
- 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.
- TOXIC POLLUTANT
- Those pollutants or combinations of pollutants, including disease-causing agents, which after discharge and upon exposure, ingestion, inhalation or assimilation into any organism, either directly or indirectly by ingestion through food chains, will, on the basis of information available, cause death, disease, behavioral abnormalities, cancer, genetic mutations, physiological malfunctions, including malfunctions in reproduction or physical deformation in such an organism or their offspring. Toxic pollutants shall include, but are not limited to, those pollutants designated under Section 307 of the Federal Act or Section 4 of the state Act.
- UNSHREDDED GARBAGE
- Solid waste from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food or food products and from the handling, storing and sale of produce, excluding household garbage wastes.
- Refers to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or successor agency.
- Any person who discharges, causes or permits the discharge of wastewater into the wastewater treatment facilities of the City.
- The City Sewer Utility under the authority and jurisdiction of the Director of Public Works.
- The liquid and water-carried industrial or domestic wastes from dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water and stormwater that may be present, whether treated or untreated, which is discharged into or permitted to enter the City's treatment facilities.
Editor's Note: Former § 56-14, Maintenance of customer service line, was repealed 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 36-2014.
Sanitary sewers. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters into any sanitary sewer.
Storm sewers. Stormwater and other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the City, but under no circumstances into sanitary sewers. Unpolluted industrial cooling water or processed water may be discharged by approval of the City to a storm sewer or natural outlet, but under no circumstances into the sanitary sewers.
Prohibited wastewater discharge. No person shall discharge or deposit or allow to be discharged or deposited into the wastewater treatment system and facilities any wastewater which contains the following:
No person shall introduce into the City's system any pollutants which cause pass-through or interference as set forth in 40 CFR 403.5(a)(1) and defined in these regulations.
Pollutants which create a fire or explosion hazard in the POTW including, but not limited to waste streams with a closed cup flashpoint of less than 140º F. or 60º C. using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21.
Pollutants which will cause corrosive structural damage to the POTW, but in no case discharges with a pH lower than 5.0 or with a pH higher than 10.0 unless the POTW is specifically designed to accommodate such discharges.
Heat in amounts which will inhibit biological activity in the POTW resulting in interference, but in no case heat in such quantities that the temperature at the POTW treatment plant exceeds 40º C. or 104º F. unless the NJDEP, upon request of the POTW, approves alternate temperature limits.
Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin in amounts that will cause interference or pass-through.
Noxious materials. Incompatible pollutants which whether singly or by interaction with other wastes, are noxious or malodorous, are capable of creating a public nuisance, or are or may be sufficient to prevent entry into the treatment facilities for its maintenance and repair.
Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the POTW in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems.
Improperly shredded garbage. Garbage that has not been ground or comminuted to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely in suspension under flow conditions normally prevailing in the treatment works, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension. This prohibition does not apply to the use of garbage disposal units in private dwellings whose only discharge is domestic sewage.
Radioactive wastes. Radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration that they do not comply with regulations or orders issued by the appropriate authority having control over their use and which will or may cause damage or hazards to the sewer treatment facilities or personnel operating the system. Any introduction of radioactive waste must be in conformance with N.J.A.C. 7:28-11.2.
Solid or viscous wastes. Solid or viscous wastes which will or may cause obstruction to the flow in a sewer, or otherwise interference with the proper operation of the treatment facilities. Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to: grease, improperly shredded garbage, animal guts or tissues, diseased human organs or tissue fluids, paunch manure, bones, hair, hides or fleshing, entrails, whole blood, feathers, ashes, cinders, sand, spent lime, stone or marble dust, metal, glass, straw, shavings, grass clippings, wood, plastic, tar, spent grains, spent hops, waste paper, asphalt residues, residues from refining or processing of fuel or lubricating oil, and similar substances. (Other materials may be specified at the discretion of the Director of Public Works.)
Discolored material. Wastes with color not removable by the treatment works.
Any trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the POTW.
Any slug discharge as defined herein.
Substances interfering with sludge management. Any substances which may cause the City's sludge to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse, as defined by NJDEP's beneficial reuse policy, or to interfere with the reclamation process where the City is processing a reuse and reclamation program or to make the City's sludge not acceptable for ultimate disposal at the City's current ultimate disposal site. In no case shall a substance discharged into the sewer system cause the disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations developed under Section 405 of the New Jersey Guidelines for the Utilization and Disposal of Municipal Industrial Sludge and Septage; Section 503 of the Federal Clean Water Act, any criteria, guidelines or regulations affecting sludge use or disposal developed pursuant to the Sludge Waste Disposal Act, and Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substance Control Act, or the New Jersey Guidelines for the Utilization and Disposal of Municipal and Industrial Sludges and Septage.
Any pollutants or other substances including filamentous bacteria or other organisms, dissolved ions or any chemicals which cause pass-through or interference as set forth in 40 CFR 403.5(a)(1) and defined in these regulations.
[Added 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 36-2014]
Limitations on wastewater discharge. The following table lists the maximum concentration of pollutants permitted in wastewater discharges to the municipal wastewater treatment plant. Dilution of any wastewater discharge for the purpose of satisfying these requirements shall be considered a violation of this article.
[Amended 2-7-2006 by Ord. No. 4-2006]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the repeal of the previous table "shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act committed in violation of this section prior to the effective date of this ordinance."
Pretreatment requirements. When pretreatment standards are adopted by NJDEP or USEPA for any given class of industries, or those regulator agencies otherwise limit the discharge of any substance or pollutant, the users will be required to reduce the discharge of these substances into the sewers to the levels prescribed by those regulatory agencies. Additionally, the users shall comply with more stringent standards necessitated by local conditions as determined by the City of Millville.
Compliance with written rules and regulations required. All users of the wastewater facility shall comply with the requirements of the written rules and regulations of the Director of Public Works, which regulations shall become effective upon filing in the office of the City Clerk after the effective date of this article.
Certain discharges to natural outlets prohibited. It shall be unlawful to discharge any wastewater or other polluting material into any natural outlet within the City of Millville, except where suitable treatment has been provided and where a NJPDES permit has been obtained from the appropriate governmental authority where required.
Injury to or tampering with wastewater facilities prohibited. No person shall maliciously, intentionally, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment that is part of the wastewater facilities of the City of Millville.
Any user of the City's sewer system shall give notice to the City if there is:
Any new introduction of pollutants into the City's sewer system which would be subject to Sections 301 or 306 of the federal Act if it were directly discharging those pollutants; or
Any substantial change in the volume or character of pollutants being introduced into the City's system at the time of issuance of the permit.
For purposes of this article, adequate notice shall include information on the quality and quantity of effluent introduced into the City system and any anticipated impact of such change on the quality or quantity of effluent to be discharged from the City's wastewater treatment system. Notice shall be based upon sampling data as required to be collected under NJDEP SIU permit, if applicable, and/or under § 56-16D(2).
Trading credits. The City is committed to fostering a positive business climate, and the credit trading program will be recognized as an economic development resource for the City having a priority mission of attracting new industry, jobs and tax ratables. Industries may apply to the City to trade pretreatment credits among each other. The City will entertain trading of pretreatment credits among existing industries or among existing industries and a prospective industry which is considering location within the City.
When existing industries desire to trade credits other than BOD5 and TSS, the industries doing the trading must demonstrate that the traded credit of a certain pollutant will result in the same or less loading of the particular pollutant from the combined industrial wastewater of the industries conducting the trading.
When existing industries desire to trade BOD5 or TSS credits, the industries can trade BOD5 and TSS credits equivalent to the difference in actual BOD5 and TSS loading discharged into the City's sewer system by the industry yielding the credits and the industry receiving the credits. The difference would be computed using the maximum loading allowed for the industry yielding the credits, as defined by the maximum allowed BOD5 and TSS concentrations in § 56-15D.
When existing industries are trading credits, the industries must submit 12 effluent wastewater data points that describe their wastewater characteristics for the pollutant for which trading rights are being applied. All data must be a composite sample as defined herein. The data must be temporally spaced over a minimum of three months.
When an existing industry desires to trade BOD5 or TSS credits to a prospective industry, the industries can trade BOD5 and TSS credits equivalent to the difference in actual BOD5 and TSS loading discharged into the City's sewer system by the industry yielding the credits and the industry receiving the credits. The difference would be computed using the maximum loading allowed for the industry yielding the credits, as defined by the maximum allowed BOD5 and TSS concentrations in § 56-15D.
When an existing industry is trading BOD5 and TSS credits to a prospective industry, the same data must be collected as required by Subsection J(3) above. However, the data would need to be substantiated by the prospective industry during the first six months of its operation.
The City reserves the right to request more data from industries which operate on a cyclical or seasonal basis where the operation results in the generation of wastewater that is highly variable in characteristics. A pretreatment credit agreement must be entered into with the affected industries and the City. Such agreement shall identify the agreed-upon credit and provide the City with the means to enforce the new limits for the affected industries.
Water conservation. It is the City's policy to encourage water conservation. Therefore, an industry may apply to the City for a change to increase its concentration-based limitation if it can demonstrate its wastewater volume will be reduced and pollutant concentrations increased as a result of water conservation measures.
The industry's application should consist of a letter signed by the principal executive officer familiar with the day-to-day operation of the wastewater treatment facility stating the details of the requested change. This letter must be accompanied by an engineering report that addresses the water conservation measures including an estimate of the water volume reduction and change in wastewater pollutant characteristics. Wastewater flow data and pollutant data for those pollutants that the industry is requesting a change of concentration limit, for the preceding twelve-month period, must be submitted with the application to define the existing baseline conditions. The flow data must be in the form of daily flow records, and the pollutant data must be at least representative of 24 hours' composite sampling once per month. In all cases, the City will seek to approve only those applications where water use is the only component of change of wastewater characteristics. If other process changes are being performed, and are necessary to be performed to allow the decrease of water use, calculations must be submitted showing the change of pollutant concentration resulting from the process changes separate from the change of pollutant concentration resulting from water conservation measures.
In no case will the City approve a higher pollutant loading to the sewage treatment system as a result of the industry's application for change of concentration limit for that pollutant because of water conservation measures.
Once approved for a change of concentration limit under this application procedure, an industry must submit daily wastewater flow data. Additionally, the industry must submit one time each month for 12 consecutive months a twenty-four-hour composite pollutant sample to the City to demonstrate that the changes of its industrial processes are in accordance with the application which was approved.
Sampling. All industrial users shall provide a structure for the sampling of wastewater before the point of discharge into a sanitary sewer. The sampling structure shall be constructed and maintained by the industrial user at its own expense and shall be kept safe and accessible at all times to the City of Millville. Sampling structure design shall be subject to the approval of the City of Millville.
Metering and other facilities. When required by the Director of Public Works, an industrial user shall install and maintain additional facilities at its own expense including, for example, meters, sealed automatic monitoring systems, or other appurtenances to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of waste. Construction, installation, and maintenance of such additional facilities shall be the responsibility of the industrial user which shall keep these facilities safe and accessible to the City of Millville at all times. Design and construction of such additional facilities shall be subject to the approval of the City of Millville.
If a sewage metering device is installed the cost of said installation shall be the responsibility of the user installing it.
The metering device shall have an accuracy requirement of +/- 2.0%.
The device shall be calibrated annually.
In the event the device becomes inoperable, the Sewer Utility should be notified of the date and time it became inoperable along with the date and time the meter is returned to operation. A reading, by Sewer Utility personnel, must be done on the date the meter becomes inoperable and again just before the meter is put back in operation.
The meter shall be installed in such a manner that easy access is provided for the purpose of reading and inspection by utility personnel.
Information such as drawings, manuals, description of the metering device, etc., should be supplied to the Sewer Utility and the City Engineer's office for review and approval before installation.
Inspections. As a precondition for the right to discharge waste in any form into the sewers and wastewater facilities of the City of Millville, all users shall provide immediate access to their facilities at any time during which there is a discharge to the wastewater facility. Access shall be made available to the City for the purpose of checking the quality of the discharge, taking samples, and making tests of the discharge, or for the purpose of enforcing this article. All users shall provide access to property and premises for inspection to determine if there are any violations of this article. Each industrial user shall be responsible for all costs incurred by the City of Millville in taking samples and in making the tests.
Submission of information concerning waste discharge required. As precondition for the right to discharge waste in any form into the sewers and wastewater facilities of the City of Millville, all persons subject to this article shall be required to provide information to the Director of Public Works as needed to determine compliance with this article. This information may include:
Wastewater discharge rate and volume over a specified time period.
Chemical analysis of wastewater which shall allow the City to continually evaluate the appropriateness of its current local limits. As a minimum the frequency of such analyses shall be once per quarter for all nonsignificant industrial users. Such chemical analyses shall be for those pollutants which the City has current limits in place as found on the table under § 56-15D. However, in addition, all industries shall submit once per year the results of the priority pollutant scan of their effluent as analyzed by a New Jersey certified laboratory using procedures under 40 CFR Part 136. The City Superintendent may waive the requirement for an industrial user to submit an annual priority pollutant scan upon the showing of two consecutive priority pollutant scans with nondetection levels. The Superintendent may also withdraw said waiver if deemed necessary. Furthermore, all significant industrial users shall submit a copy of the NJDEP discharge monitoring reports that are regularly sent to the NJDEP in compliance with their NJDEP and SIU permit reporting requirements at the time these reports are sent to the state.
[Amended 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 36-2014]
Information on raw materials, processes and products affecting wastewater volume and quality including but not limited to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all products that are discharged into the City's sewer system.
Quantity and disposition of specified liquid, sludge, oil, solvent, or other materials important to sewer use control.
A plot plan of sewers on the user's property showing sewer pretreatment facility location.
Details of wastewater pretreatment facilities.
Details of systems designed to prevent and/or control the loss of spilled materials to the sanitary sewer (i.e. spill prevention plan).
Any other information required by the Director of Public Works including a completed copy of the City's industrial wastewater pretreatment survey and application for new industrial wastewater connections.
Industrial wastewater monitoring and reports.
All significant industrial users who discharge wastewaters to the treatment works shall maintain such records of production and related factors, effluent flows, and pollutant amounts of concentrations as are necessary to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this article and any applicable state or federal pretreatment standards or requirements.
Such records shall be made available upon request to the Director of Public Works. All such records relating to compliance with pretreatment standards shall be made available to officials of NJDEP and the USEPA upon demand.
Each significant industrial user discharging industrial waste into the system shall install at its own cost and expense suitable monitoring equipment to facilitate an accurate observation, sampling, and measurement of wastes. Such equipment shall be maintained in proper working order and kept safe and accessible at all times.
Whether constructed on public or private property, the monitoring facilities shall be constructed in accordance with City of Millville requirements and all applicable construction standards and specifications. Plans and specifications for all such work shall be submitted to the City Engineer for approval prior to construction.
Measurements, tests and analyses. All measurements, tests, and analyses of the characteristics of wastewater, 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 jointly by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association, and the Water Environment Federation, or other methods or procedures that may be acceptable to the governmental authority requiring the measurements, tests or analyses. Sampling method, location, time, duration and frequency shall be determined on an individual basis by the City of Millville.
Accidental discharge. If, for any reason, a facility does not comply with or will be unable to comply with any prohibitions or limitations in these regulations, the facility responsible for such discharge will take immediate corrective action to prevent continued harm to the treatment works system of the City.
Discharger reporting. Accidental discharges of toxic pollutants, incompatible pollutants, or slug loads into the City's sewer system must be reported to the City in accordance with the following procedures:
Two-hour notice. Within two hours of being aware of the discharge, the industry representative must telephone the Superintendent at (856) 825-7000 and report the following information:
[Amended 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 36-2014]
The period of noncompliance, including exact dates and times and return to compliance.
The cause of noncompliance.
Steps being taken to reduce, eliminate and prevent the noncomplying discharge.
An estimate of the threat to human health or the environment posed by the discharge.
The measures the discharger has taken or is taking to remediate the problem and any damage or injury to human health or the environment, and to avoid a repetition of the problem.
Any revisions of the information already reported in the two-hour notice.
Any unanticipated bypass or upset which violates any of the City's maximum allowed limits as detailed in the sewer regulations herein unless already addressed under the two-hour notice.
Five-day notice. Written submission of all the above plus steps taken to reduce, eliminate and prevent recurrence of the noncomplying discharge and any updating of information already reported under either the two-hour or the twenty-four-hour notice.
Accidental discharge and slug control plans. At least once every two years, the City shall evaluate whether each significant industrial user needs an accidental discharge/slug control plan. The City may require any user to develop, submit for approval, and implement such a plan. Alternatively, the City may develop such a plan for any user. An accidental discharge/slug control plan shall address, at a minimum, the following:
Description of discharge, practices, including nonroutine batch discharges;
Description of stored chemicals;
Procedures for immediately notifying the City of any accidental or slug discharge; and
Procedures to prevent adverse impact from any accidental or slug discharge. Such procedures include, but are not limited to, inspection and maintenance of storage areas, handling and transfer of materials, loading and unloading operations, control of plant site runoff, worker training, building of containment structures or equipment, measures for containing toxic organic pollutants, including solvents, and/or measures and equipment for emergency response.
Since it is impractical to discontinue sewer service to a customer for violation of the sewer regulations, the Director in charge of the Water Utility may discontinue water service to a sewer customer for any of the following reasons:
Misrepresentation of material facts in an application for extension of sewer service.
Use of sewer system for any other property or purpose different than described in the application for sewer service.
Tampering with any service pipe, meter, sewer lateral, or any other appurtenance owned by the City.
For failure to pay any connection fees, installation fee or sewer user charge within 30 days of the due date.
Refusal of reasonable access to the property for purposes of inspecting, testing, reading, maintaining, installing or removing of meters, or other purposes related to the proper operation of the sewer system.
Making or refusing to sever any cross-connection between a pipe or fixture carrying sewage into the sewer system and a pipe or fixture carrying sewage from any other source.
Failure to repair a defective meter, defective customer service line, defective sewer lateral, or other defective appurtenance within a reasonable time after written notice has been given by the Superintendent of the Sewer Utility.
In addition to the foregoing, the Superintendent of the Sewer Utility shall have the right to terminate sewer service temporarily to make necessary repairs or connections in the event of a breakdown, emergency, or any other unavoidable cause. The Superintendent, however, shall use all reasonable and practical measures to notify the customer of such discontinuance of service.
Disconnection and reconnection fees. The Superintendent is authorized to charge the customer $25 for disconnection of service and an additional $25 for reconnection of service. This fee shall be collected in the same manner as other charges.
Notice of violation. Whenever the Director of Public Works or the Superintendent finds that any person has violated or is violating the regulations contained in this article, or any regulation adopted pursuant to § 56-11 of this article, the Superintendent may serve upon such person written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time, not to exceed 30 days, for the satisfactory correction thereof.
Order to show cause. If the violation is not corrected by timely compliance, the Director in charge of the Sewer Utility may issue an order directed to the offending person requiring said person to show cause before the Public Works Committee why any order should not be made directing any or all of the following actions to be taken:
[Amended 4-2-2002 by Ord. No. 13-2002]
The termination of service;
The immediate implementation of pretreatment procedures to ensure compliance; and/or
The payment of the additional cost incurred by the Sewer Utility as a result of the violation.
An administrative fee of $25 shall be assessed to cover the cost of preparing and mailing the order to show cause.
Hearing. The Public Works Committee shall conduct a hearing no sooner than 10 days after service of the order to show cause. The Public Works Committee shall consist of the Utilities Collector or designee, the Sewer Utility Superintendent or designee, the Water Utility Superintendent or designee, the City Clerk or designee, and the Chief Financial Officer or designee. A quorum of three persons shall be required to conduct a hearing. The Public Works Committee shall report its decision in each case to the Board of Commissioners with a recommendation for a resolution to be adopted by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Commission meeting after the hearing has been completed.
Injunctive relief and damages. Any discharge in violation of the provisions of this article or regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall be considered grounds for legal action. If any person discharges sewage, industrial waste or other wastes into the treatment facilities contrary to the provisions of this article, the Board of Commissioners of the City may authorize the City Solicitor to commence an action for injunctive relief and appropriate legal damages in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Violations and penalties. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, the Municipal Court shall have concurrent jurisdiction to hear alleged violations of this article. Any person who is convicted of violating any of the provisions of this article or regulations adopted pursuant thereto, or an order of the Board of Commissioners lawfully issued pursuant to the provision of this article, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000, or community service for a period not to exceed 90 days, or incarceration for a period not to exceed 90 days, or any combination of the foregoing in the sole discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. Each day that a violation occurs or continues after notice has been served shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.
[Amended 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 36-2014]
The customer shall be responsible for the entire cost of the installation of the sewer lateral and service line up to and including the connection at the sanitary sewer main. Additionally, the customer shall maintain the sewer lateral and the service line up to and including the connection at the sanitary sewer main in good working order at all times. The customer shall be responsible for notifying the Superintendent as to any maintenance work to be performed prior to the work being commenced, and furthermore, shall notify the Superintendent of the party engaged by the customer to perform the maintenance work. Neither the customer nor the party engaged to do the work shall back fill any trench until the work has been inspected and approved by the construction official or the plumbing inspector or their designated representative. If any street or sidewalk is to be excavated within the right-of-way, the customer shall comply with the provisions contained in Chapter 61 of the Municipal Code. The work to be performed is subject to the inspection and approval of the Superintendent.