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13.12.270. Biochemical oxygen demand restrictions

            (1)        The admission into the public sewer of any waters or wastes having the following characteristics shall be subject to the review and approval of the Public Works Department:

                        (a)        A five (5) day biochemical oxygen demand greater than three hundred (300) parts per million by weight; or

                        (b)        Containing more than three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight of suspended solids; or

                        (c)        Containing any quantity of substances having the characteristic described in Section 13.12.240; or

                        (d)        Having an average daily flow greater than two percent (2%) of the average daily sewage flow of the City.

            (2)        Where necessary in the opinion of the Public Works Department, the owner shall provide, at the owner's expense, such preliminary treatments as may be necessary to:

                        (a)        Reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to three hundred (300) parts per million and the suspended solids to three hundred fifty (350) parts per million by weight;

                        (b)        Reduce objectionable characteristics or constituents to within the maximum limits provided for in Section 13.12.240; or

                        (c)        Control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes.

            Plans, specifications, and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Public Works Department and of the State Department of Environmental Quality, and no construction of such facilities shall be commenced until approvals are obtained in writing.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 08-34, Amended, 7/3/2008

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