[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham 5-27-2003 by Ord. No. 2035-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The intent of this chapter is to establish rules and regulations governing connections to and use of the Township of Cheltenham ("Township") wastewater collection sewer ("Township collection system") System, and to establish the penalty structures required to operate said wastewater collection system insofar as the public health, safety, and general welfare of the Township must be protected.
The rules and regulations governing the use of the Township collection system have been defined:
To set forth uniform requirements for direct and indirect contributors to the Township collection system owned and operated by the Township and to enable the Township to comply with all applicable state and federal laws required by the Clean Water Act of 1977, as amended, and the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Part 403) and the National Categorical Pretreatment Standards (40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N).
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Township's and the City of Philadelphia's ("City's") wastewater system which will:
Interfere with the operation of the system;
Contaminate the resulting sludge;
Cause the wastewater system to violate the City's NPDES discharge permit;
Pass through the system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere; and/or
Be otherwise incompatible with the system.
To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewaters and sludge from the system.
This chapter regulates certain connections to and the use of the Township collection system. These regulations provide for the regulation of direct and indirect contributors to the City of Philadelphia's wastewater system through issuance of permits to certain nondomestic users and industrial users and through enforcement of general requirements for the other users; authorize monitoring and enforcement activities; require user reporting and compliance schedule submissions. In interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements required for compliance. Provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to supplement any and all laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and other ordinances of this Township, provided that where this chapter imposes a greater restriction than imposed by said other laws and ordinances, the provisions of this chapter shall control. Where the City of Philadelphia's wastewater control regulations impose a greater restriction than the Township of Cheltenham, the Philadelphia wastewater control regulations shall take precedence.