The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the maximum possible beneficial public use of the Town of Stanley's treatment works through regulation of sewer construction, sewer use, and wastewater discharges; to provide for equitable distribution of the costs of the treatment works; and to provide procedures for complying with the requirements contained herein.
The definitions of terms used in this chapter are found in Article II. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the discharge of all wastewater to treatment works of the Town. This chapter provides for use of the Town's treatment works, regulation of sewer construction, control of the quantity and quality of wastewater discharged, wastewater pretreatment, equitable distribution of costs, assurance that existing customers' capacity will not be preempted, approval of sewer construction plans, issuance of user permits, minimum sewer connection standards and conditions, and penalties and other procedures in cases of violation of this chapter.
This chapter shall apply to the Town of Stanley and to persons outside the Town who are, by contract, permit or agreement with the Town, users of the Town's treatment works.
Except as otherwise provided herein, the manager of the Town's treatment works shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this chapter.
All fees and charges payable under the provisions of this chapter shall be paid to the Town. Such fees and charges shall be as set forth herein or as established by the Town.
All user fees, penalties and charges collected under this chapter (and the treatment works user charge ordinance) shall be used for the sole purpose of constructing, operating or maintaining the treatment works of the Town, or the retirement of debt incurred for same.
All fees and charges payable under the provisions of this chapter are due and payable upon the receipt of notice of charges. Unpaid charges shall become delinquent and shall be subject to penalty and interest charges as provided for by the Town.
The manager or authorized state or federal officials, bearing the proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all premises where an effluent source or treatment system is located at any reasonable time for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and/or copying records of the wastewater discharge to ensure that discharge to the treatment works is in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The manager, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all private property through which the Town holds an easement for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, repair, and maintenance of any of the Town's treatment works lying within the easement. All entry, and any subsequent work on the easement, shall be done in final accordance with the terms of the easement pertaining to the private property involved.
No person shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface, or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the Town's treatment works. Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine in an amount not to exceed $250.
Public notice shall be given in accordance with applicable provisions of the Town Charter, other Town ordinances, and state and federal law, prior to adoption of any amendments to this chapter.