City of Passaic, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Passaic 9-12-1985 as Ord. No. 874-85.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 107.
Street excavations — See Ch. 259, Art. II.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 239, Sewers, adopted 5-5-1977 as Ord. No. 404-77, as amended.
Whenever used in the within chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
FLOATABLE OIL
Oil, fat or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in an approved pretreatment facility, A wastewater shall be considered free of floatable fat, if it is properly pretreated and the wastewater does not interfere with the collection system.
NATURAL OUTLET
An outlet, including storm sewers and combined sewer overflows, into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water, including the Passaic River or any of its tributaries.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residence, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with minor quantities of ground-, storm- and surface waters that are not admitted intentionally.
SANITARY WASTE
Waste derived principally from dwellings, office buildings and sanitary conveniences and, when segregated from industrial wastes, may come from industrial plants or commercial enterprises.
SEWAGE
The spent water of a community. The preferred term is "wastewater."
SEWER
A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
STORM DRAIN (sometimes called "storm sewer")
A drain or sewer for conveying water, groundwater, subsurface water or unpolluted water from any source.
STRENGTH OF WASTE
A measurement of suspended solids, and/or biochemical oxygen demand and/or chemical oxygen demand and/or any other parameter determined by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners as a fair indicator of the relative use, other than volumetric, of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners' facilities by industrial wastes.
It shall be unlawful to discharge into any natural outlet within the municipality any wastewater or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment had been provided and where a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit has been obtained from the appropriate governmental authority, where required.
No person shall make connection on roof downspouts, foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or drain, which in turn is connected, directly or indirectly, to a public sanitary sewer unless approved by the municipality for the purpose of disposal of polluted surface drainage.
The governing body shall appoint or designate some suitable person to administer the within chapter.
All users of the wastewater facilities shall comply with the requirements of the written rules and regulations of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, which have been adopted and which, from time to time, shall have been adopted, which regulations shall become effective upon the filing of certified copies in the office of the Municipal Clerk after the effective dates of the within chapter.
Violations of any of the provisions of the within chapter or any permit issued under the authority of the within chapter may result in the termination of the permit and/or the termination of the authority to discharge into the system.
Any person violating any of the provisions of the within chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.