All discharges of stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, or other waters not intended to be treated in the treatment facility shall be made to storm sewers or natural outlets designed for such discharges, except as authorized under Article IV, § 157-20. Any connection, drain, or arrangement which will permit any such waters to enter any other sewer shall be deemed to be a violation of this section and this chapter.
An industrial user shall not introduce any pollutants into the Town's treatment works which will pass through or interfere with the operation or performance of the treatment facilities.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any of the Town's treatment works any substances, materials, waters, or wastes in such quantities or concentrations which do or are likely to:
Create a fire or explosion hazard, including, but not limited to, gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil, or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid, or gas; waste stream with a closed cup flashpoint of less than 140° F. or 60° C. using test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
Cause corrosive damage or hazard to structures, equipment, or personnel of the wastewater facilities, but in no case discharges with the following properties: having a pH lower than 5.0 or greater than 11.0.
Cause obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the operation of treatment facilities due to accumulation of solid or viscous materials;
Constitute a rate of discharge or substantial deviation from normal rates of discharge ("slug discharge") sufficient to cause interference in the operation and performance of the treatment facilities;
Contain heat in amounts which are likely to accelerate the biodegradation of wastes, causing the formation of excessive amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the treatment works or inhibit biological activity in the treatment facilities, but in no case shall the discharge of heat cause the temperature in the Town wastewater sewer to exceed 65° C. (150° F.) or the temperature of the influent to the treatment facilities to exceed 40° C. (104° F.) unless the facilities can accommodate such heat and the Town has obtained prior approval from the approval authority;
Contain more than 100 milligrams per liter of nonbiodegradable oils of mineral or petroleum origin;
Contain floatable oils, fat, or grease;
Contain noxious gases, vapors or fumes, malodorous gas or substance in quantities that may cause a public nuisance or cause acute human or safety problems;
Contain radioactive wastes in harmful quantities as defined by applicable state and federal regulations;
Contain any garbage that has not been properly shredded;
Contain any odor- or color-producing substances exceeding concentration limits which may be established by the manager for purposes of meeting the Town's VPDES permit;
Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradeable cutting oil or products of mineral oil origin in amounts that will cause interference or pass-through;
Any trucked or hauled pollutants except at designated discharge points.
If, in establishing discharge restrictions, discharge limits, or pretreatment standards pursuant to this article, the manager establishes concentration limits to be met by a user, the manager, in lieu of concentration limits, may establish mass limits of comparable stringency for an individual user at the request of such user. Upon approval by the state, such limits should become pretreatment standards.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any treatment works wastewaters containing substances subject to an applicable categorical pretreatment standard promulgated by the EPA in excess of the quantity prescribed in such applicable pretreatment standards except as otherwise provided in this section. Compliance with such applicable pretreatment standards shall be within three years of the date the standard is promulgated; provided, however, that compliance with a categorical pretreatment standard for new sources shall be required upon commencement of discharge to the treatment works.
The manager shall notify any industrial user affected by the provisions of this section and establish an enforceable compliance schedule for each.
No person shall discharge trucked hazardous wastes to the Town's treatment works.
Nothing in this article shall be construed as preventing any agreement or arrangement between the Town and any user of the treatment works and treatment facility whereby wastewater of unusual strength or character (only in terms of BOD and/or suspended solids) is accepted into the system and specially treated, subject to additional payments or user charges as may be applicable.
The conservation of water and energy shall be encouraged by the manager. In establishing discharge restrictions upon users, the manager shall take into account already implemented or planned conservation steps revealed by the user. Upon request of the manager, each user will provide the manager with pertinent information showing that the quantities of substances or pollutants have not been and will not be increased as a result of the conservation steps. Upon such a showing to the satisfaction of the manager, he shall make adjustments to discharge restrictions, which have been based on concentrations to reflect the conservation steps.
No user shall ever increase the use of process water or, in any way, attempt to dilute a discharge as a partial or complete substitute for adequate treatment to achieve compliance with the limitations contained in the Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards, or in any other pollutant-specific limitation developed by the Town or state.
Each user shall provide protection from accidental discharge of prohibited materials or other substances regulated by this chapter. Facilities to prevent accidental discharge of prohibited materials shall be provided and maintained at the owner's or user's own cost and expense. Detailed plans showing facilities and operating procedures to provide this protection shall be submitted to the Town for review, and shall be approved by the Town before construction of the facility. No user who commences contribution to the POTW after the effective date of this chapter shall be permitted to introduce pollutants into the system until accidental discharge procedures have been approved by the Town. Review and approval of such plans and operating procedures shall not relieve the user from the responsibility to modify the user's facility as necessary to meet the requirements of this chapter. In the case of an accidental discharge, it is the responsibility of the user to immediately telephone and notify the POTW of the incident. The notification shall include location of discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume, and corrective actions.
Within five days following an accidental discharge; the user shall submit to the manager a detailed written report describing the cause of the discharge and the measures to be taken by the user to prevent similar future occurrences. Such notification shall not relieve the user of any expense, loss, damage, or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the treatment works and treatment facility, fish kills, or any other damage to person or property; nor shall such notification relieve the user of any fines, civil penalties, or other liability which may be imposed by this article or other applicable law.
A notice shall be permanently posted on the user's bulletin board or other prominent place advising employees whom to call in the event of a dangerous discharge. Employers shall ensure that all employees who may cause or suffer such a dangerous discharge to occur are advised of the emergency notification procedure.