Sec. 26-141. Permit required; application; oaths; fee; issuance; revocation.


(a) No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged to any public sewer any industrial wastes without a valid permit from the city engineer. When the city engineer has reason to believe that an owner of property has been discharging, is discharging, or is about to discharge any industrial wastes into a public sewer, he may request such person to file an application for such a permit, which application shall be completed and returned to the city engineer within thirty (30) days after the receipt thereof.


(b) All applications for a permit under this article shall require the applicant to provide: The name, address, and telephone number of the applicant; the location and legal description of the property to be covered by the permit; a general statement of the type of operations conducted and to be conducted in the property; a plat of the property showing accurately all sewers and drains; plans and specifications covering any work proposed to be performed under the permit; a complete schedule of all process waters and industrial wastes produced or expected to be produced for discharge from the property, including a description of the character of each waste, the daily volume and maximum rates of discharge, and representative analyses; and the name, address and telephone number of the person who will perform the work covered by the permit.


All applications shall also require the applicant to agree: To furnish, at the request of the city engineer, any additional information relating to the installation or use of the industrial sewer for which the permit is sought; to accept and abide by all provisions of this article and all other pertinent ordinances and regulations which may be adopted in the future; to operate and maintain any waste pretreatment facilities, as may be required as a condition of the acceptance into the public sewers of the industrial wastes involved, in an efficient manner at all times, and at no expense to the city; to cooperate at all times with the city engineer in the inspecting, sampling and study of the industrial wastes and in the inspecting of any facilities provided for pretreatment; and to notify the city engineer immediately in the event of any accident, negligence, or other occurrence which occasions discharge to the public sewers of any wastes or process waters not covered by the permit.


(c) If, after examination by the city engineer of the information contained in an application for a permit hereunder, it is determined by the city engineer that the characteristics of the proposed discharge do not conflict with the provisions of this section, and upon payment of a permit fee as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code, a permit shall forthwith be issued allowing, the discharge of such wastes to the public sewers. But, if it is determined by the city engineer that the characteristics of the wastes are not in compliance with the provisions of this article, the application shall be denied by the city engineer and the applicant forthwith advised by the city engineer of steps which must be taken to insure compliance with the provisions of this article.


(d) If the waste discharge is different than shown on the permit, the permit shall be revoked and the owner shall make application for a new permit.


Source:  Ord. No. 3014, 23, 10-5-81; Ord. No. 5135, 17, 9-7-10