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Village of Addison Code




Chapter 23 – Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Pretreatment and Sewers

(Amended in its entirety by Ordinance No. 08-O-84, passed 11/3/08; Ordinance No. 18-O-47, passed 12/17/18)

23-01.        General Provisions

         a.      Enactment

         b.      Purpose and Policy

         c.      Jurisdiction

         d.      Effective Date

         e.      Right of Revision

         f.       Severability

         g.      Conflict

         h.      Administration

         i.       Funding

23-02.        Abbreviations and Definitions

         a.      Abbreviations

         b.      Definitions

23-03.        Unlawful deposition of wastes.

23-04.        Unlawful discharge of wastes- Storm Sewer Prohibitions.

23-05.        Unlawful construction of sewage facilities

23-06.        Mandatory sewer hook-up

23-07.        Private disposal systems prohibited.

23-08.        Private disposal systems.

23-09.        Building sewer and connection permit required

23-10.        Cost borne by owner.

23-11.        Prohibited connections.

23-12.        Building sewer, materials - Construction.

23-13.        Grease, oil and sand interceptors.

23-14.        Predischarge facilities maintenance.

23-15.        Inspection of easements.

23-16.        Wastewater service charges

23-17.        Basis for wastewater service charges.

23-18.        Measure of flow.

23-19.        User charges.

23-20.        Surcharge rate.

23-21.        Computation of surcharges.

23-22.        Computation of wastewater service charge.

23-23.        General provisions bills.

23-24.        Delinquent bills.

23-25.        Lien-Notice of delinquency.

23-26.        Foreclosure of lien.

23-27.        Revenues.

23-28.        Accounts.

23-29.        Notice of rates.

23-30.        Access to records.

23-31.        Sale of Treated Effluent

23-32.        Wastewater Treatment and Pretreatment Regulations

         a.      Use of Wastewater Facilities

         b.      Prohibitive Discharge Standards

         c.      Allocation of Pollutants

         d.      Local Discharge Limits

         e.      Final national Categorical Pretreatment Standards

         f.       Pretreatment

         g.      Excessive Discharges – Dilution

         h.      Spill Containment – Slug Control

         i.      Hazardous Waste Discharge Notification

23-33.        Industrial Discharge Permits

         a.      Prohibition of Discharges Without or Contrary to a Permit

         b.      Procedures for Receipt and Analysis of Ius Reports

         c.      Permits

         d.      Denial of Permit and Appeal Procedure

         e.      Reporting Requirements for Permittee

         f.       Monitoring Facilities

         g.      Inspection, Sampling, and Records Keeping

         h.      Confidential  Information

         i.       Signatory Requirements for IU Reports

23-34.        Enforcement Procedures and Management System

         a.      Publishing Lists of IU's with Significant Violations

         b.      General Description of Enforcement Management System

         c.      Enforcement Management System

         d.      Department of Public Works:  General Responsibilities

         e.      Enforcement Procedures

         f.       Enforcement Action

         g.      Additional Remedies

         h.      Enforcement Response Guide (ERG)

23-35.        Penalties and Costs

         a.      Penalties and Costs

         b.      Falsification

         c.      Recovery of Costs Administrative Fines

Sec. 23-01.      General Provisions.  [back to top]

            Section 23-01a.          Enactment  [back to top]

Pursuant to the requirements of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1251 et seq.) and regulations promulgated there under, the General Pretreatment Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations 40CFR403), the Illinois Environmental Protection Act of 1970 as amended (Ch. III 1/2, Ill. Rev. Stat. 1983, Sec. 1001, et seq.), and in accordance with Illinois Municipal Code, (Ch. 24, Ill. Rev. Stat. 1983, Sec. 11-141-1, et seq.), the following Ordinance is hereby enacted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Addison.

            Section 23-01b. -   Purpose and Policy  [back to top]

This Chapter regulates the use of sewers, private wastewater disposal, the installation and connection of building sewers, and the discharge of water and wastes into the Village wastewater system.  The Chapter sets forth uniform requirements for dischargers into the wastewater collection, and treatment system for the Village of Addison and provides for the issuance of wastewater discharge permits; provides for monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activities; establishes administrative review procedures; requires user reporting; and provides for recapture of costs incurred resulting from the program established herein.

The objectives of this Ordinance are:

          a.) To regulate private wastewater disposal systems;

           b.) To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Village wastewater system that will interfere with the operation of the system, including interference with its use or disposal of resulting sludge;

          c.) To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the Village wastewater system that will pass through the system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with the system; and

          d.) To promote and improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewater and sludges from the system; and

          e.) To protect Village personnel who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public; and

          f.) To enable the Village to comply with its NPDES permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements, and any other Federal or State laws to which the Village wastewater system is subject.

          g.) To protect waterways from pollution caused by contaminated storm water run-off or illicit disposal of wastes to the villages separate storm sewer.

            Section 23-01c. -         Jurisdiction  [back to top]

This Chapter shall apply to the Village of Addison and to persons outside the Village who are, by contract or agreement with the Village, users of the Village POTW.

            Section 23-01d. -        Effective Date.  [back to top]

The effective date of this Ordinance shall be December 17, 2018.

            Section 23-01e. - Right of Revision.  [back to top]

The Village reserves the right to establish by Chapter more stringent limitations or requirements on discharges to the POTW.

            Section 23-01f. -         Severability  [back to top]

If any provision, paragraph, word, section or article of this Chapter is invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions, paragraphs, words, sections and chapters shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect.

            Section 23-01g. -        Conflict.  [back to top]

All other Ordinances and parts of other Ordinances inconsistent or conflicting with any part of this Chapter are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.

            Section 23-01h. -        Administration.  [back to top]

Except as otherwise proved herein, the Director of Public Works shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this Chapter.  Any powers granted to, or duties imposed upon, the Director of Public Works may be delegated by the Director of Public Works to other Village personnel.

            Section 23-01i. -           Funding [back to top]

It is the intent of the Village to pass all costs incurred for the Industrial Pretreatment Program to the Industrial Users.

Sec. 23-02.      Abbreviations and Definitions  [back to top]

            Section 23-02a. -        Abbreviations   [back to top]

The following abbreviations shall have the designated meanings:

BOD                Biochemical Oxygen Demand

BMP                Best Management Practices

CFR                 Code of Federal Regulations 

COD                Chemical Oxygen Demand

DSE                 Domestic Sewer Exclusion

DSS                 Domestic Sewer Study

gpd                  gallons per day

IEPA                Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

IU                    Industrial User

mg/L                Milligrams per liter

NCPS              National Categorical Pretreatment Standards

NPDES            National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

OG                  Oil and Grease

PIRT                Pretreatment Implementation Review Taskforce

POTW             Publicly Owned Treatment Works

PSES               Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources

PSNS              Pretreatment Standards for New Sources

RCRA              Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

SIC                  Standard Industrial Classification

SIU                  Significant Industrial User

SWDA             Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 USC 6901 et seq.)

TSS                 Total Suspended Solids

TTO                 Total Toxic Organic

USC                United States Code

USEPA            United States Environmental Protection Agency

           Section 23-02b. -        Definitions  [back to top]

Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this Chapter shall be as follows:

8-Hour Composite Sample means a combination of at least 3 sample aliquots of at least 100 milliliters, collected at periodic intervals during the operating hours of a facility over an 8-hour period.

24-Hour Composite Sample means a combination of at least 8 sample aliquots of at least 100 milliliters, collected at periodic intervals during the operating hours of a facility over a 24-hour period.

"A" as in Cyanide-A means amenable to alkaline chlorination.

Act means the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act, as now existing or hereafter amended.  (33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq.)

Administrator means the administrator of the USEPA.

Approval Authority means the Director in an NPDES State with an approved State pretreatment program and the appropriate Regional Administrator. in a non-NPDES State or NPDES State without an approved pretreatment program.

Approving Authority means the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Addison acting by and through their duly authorized agent or representative, or the Director of Public Works.

Authorized Representative of Industrial User is:    (i) a principal executive of at least the level of vice president ,or manager of a facility,if the industrial user is a corporation; (ii) a general partner or proprietor if the industrial user is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively; (iii) a director or highest official if the user is a government agency; (iv) a duly authorized representative only if the authorization is made in writing to the Village by a person described above.

Average strength sewage means sewage with characteristics not exceeding a five  (5) day 20 degree centigrade biochemical oxygen demand of 200 mg/l; a suspended solids content of 220 mg/l and an ammonia nitrogen content of 15 mg/l based on 100 gpd (per capita).

Best Management Practice (BMP)  means schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to implement the prohibitions listed in 40CFR403.5(a)(1) and (b).  BMP’s include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control plant site run-off, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage.

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) means the quantity of oxygen, expressed in mg/L, utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedures as described in Standard Methods and/or 40CFR136.

Building drain means that part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer or other approved point of discharge, beginning five feet (5') (1.5 meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.

Building inspector means the building inspector of the Village of Addison or his authorized deputy, agent or representative as designated by the Village Board of Trustees.

Building sewer means the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.

Categorical Pretreatment Standard or Categorical Standard means any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by USEPA in accordance with Sections 307(b) and (c) of the Act (33 U.S.C. 1317) which apply to a specific category of users and which appear in the 40CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N, Parts 405-471.

Chapter 23 means this chapter.

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) means the quantity of oxygen consumed from a chemical oxidant (standard potassium dichromate solution) under standard laboratory procedures as described in Standard Methods.

Combined sewer means a sewer that is designed and intended to receive wastewater, storm, surface and groundwater drainage.

Combined Waste Stream Formula means the formula as found in 40 CFR Section 403.6(e), as now existing or hereafter amended.

Composite Sample means a sample of wastewater based on a flow proportional or time proportional method.

Cooling Water means the water discharged from any use such as air conditioning, cooling or refrigeration, to which the only pollutant added is heat.

Compatible Pollutant means biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, suspended solids, pH, ammonium nitrogen as NH3-N, and fecal coliform bacteria, plus additional pollutants identified in the NPDES Permit.

Consistent POTW Treatment Works Removal, Pollutant Removal means reduction in the amount of a pollutant or alteration of the nature or concentration of a pollutant in the influent of the POTW to a less incompatible or concentrated state in the effluent.  Consistent Village removal efficiency shall be the difference between the average concentration of the pollutant in the influent of the treatment plant and the average concentration of the pollutant in the effluent of the treatment plant divided by the average concentration of the pollutant in the effluent of the treatment plant divided by the average concentration of the pollutant in the influent.

Control manhole means a structure located on a site from which industrial wastes are discharged.  Where feasible, the manhole shall have an interior drop.  The purpose of a control manhole is provided access for a Village representative to sample and/or measure discharges from an individual, specific industrial user.

Daily Discharge means the discharge of a pollutant measured during a calendar day or any 24-hour period that reasonably represents the calendar day for purposes of sampling.

Day means a calendar day or any 24-hour period that reasonably represents the calendar day.


Debt service charge means the amount to be paid each billing period for payment of interest, principal and coverage of revenue bonds outstanding and shall be allocated to the various waste characteristics such as volume, BOD, suspended solids and ammonia nitrogen.

Director means the chief administrative officer of the State of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Director, Public Works Department means Director and Department Head of the Public Works Department, Village of Addison.

Domestic Sewer Study means the report required by the U.S. Congress of the USEPA ensuring that the DSE (Domestic Sewer Exclusion) requirements did not become a loophole encouraging less than adequate treatment of hazardous wastes.

DSS Requirements means any requirement to the IU mandated through the DSS Report as now existing or hereafter amended.

Easement means an acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by other.

Effluent criteria are defined in an applicable NPDES Permit.

Existing Source means any source of discharge, the construction or operation of which commenced prior to the publication by EPA of proposed categorical pretreatment standards, which will be applicable to such source if the standard is thereafter promulgated in accordance with Section 307 of the Act.

Fecal Coliform means any number of organisms common to the intestinal tract of man and animals whose presence in sanitary sewage is an indicator of pollution.

Federal grant means the U.S. government participation in the financing of the construction of treatment works as provided for by Title II Grants for Construction of Treatment Works of the Act.

Floatable oil means 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 wastewater does not interfere with the collection system.

Flow means volume of wastewater per unit of time.

Garbage means solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and dispensing of food, and from the commercial handling, storage and sale of produce.

Grab Sample means a sample that is taken from a waste stream without regard to the flow in the waste stream and over a period of time not to exceed fifteen (15) minutes.

Incompatible Pollutant means all pollutants other than compatible pollutants as defined in this Chapter.

Indirect Discharge or Discharge means the introduction of pollutants into a POTW from any non-domestic source regulated under Section 307(b), (c) or (d) of the Act.

Industrial User means a source of indirect discharge.

Industrial waste means any solid, liquid or gaseous substance discharged, permitted to flow or escaping from any industrial, manufacturing, commercial or business establishment or process or from the development, recovery or processing of any natural resource as distinct from sanitary sewage.

Infiltration means the water entering a sewer system, including building drains and sewers, from the ground, through such a means as, but not limited to, defective pipes, pipe joints, connections or manhole walls.  (Infiltration does not include, and is distinguished from, inflow.)

Infiltration/inflow means the total quantity of water from both infiltration and inflow without distinguishing the source.

Inflow means the water discharge into a sewer system, including building drains and sewers, from such sources as, but not limited to roof leaders; cellar, yard and area drains; foundation drains; unpolluted cooling water discharges; drains from springs and swampy areas; manhole covers, cross connections from storm sewers and combined sewers, catch basins, storm waters, surface runoff, street wash waters or drainage.  (Inflow does not include, and is distinguished from, infiltrations.)

Instantaneous Maximum Allowable Discharge Limit means the maximum concentration of a pollutant allowed to be discharged at any time, determined from analysis of any discrete or composite sample collected, independent of the industrial flow rate and the duration of the sampling event.

Interference means a Discharge which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, both:

(a)        Inhibits or disrupts the POTW, its treatment processes or operations, or its sludge processes, use or disposal; and

(b)        Therefore is a cause of a violation on requirement of the POTW NPDES Permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation) or of the prevention of sewage sludge use or disposal in compliance with the following statutory provisions and regulations or permits issued under (or more stringent State or local regulations):  Section 405 of the Clean Water Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) (including Title II, more commonly referred to as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and including Sate regulations contained in any State sludge management plan prepared pursuant to Subtitle D of the SWDA), the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, as said statutes and regulations now exist or are hereby amended.

An Industrial User significantly contributes to such a permit violation or prevention of sludge use or disposal in accordance with above cited authorities whenever such User: 

(1)        Discharges a daily pollutant loading in excess of that allowed by  permit with the POTW or by Federal, State or Local law;

            (2)        Discharges wastewater which substantially differs in nature or constituents from the User's average discharge; or 

(3)        Knows or has reason to know that its discharge, alone or in conjunction with discharges from other sources, would result in a POTW permit violation or prevent sewage sludge use or disposal in accordance with the above-cited authorities as they apply to the POTW's selected method of sludge management. 

Medical waste means isolation wastes, infectious agents, human blood and blood products, pathological wastes, sharps, body parts, contaminated bedding, surgical wastes, potentially contaminated laboratory wastes, and dialysis wastes.

Milligrams per liter (mg/L) is a unit of the concentration of water or wastewater constituent.  It is 0.001 g of the constituent in 1,000 ml of water.  If has replaced the unit formerly used commonly, parts per million, to which it is approximately equivalent, in reporting the results of water and wastewater analysis.

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4’s)  The system of conveyances (including sidewalks, roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) owned and operated by the Village of Addison and designed or used for collecting or conveying storm water, and that is not used for collecting or conveying sewage.

National Pretreatment Standard means any regulation containing pollutant discharge limits promulgated by the EPA in accordance with Section 307 (b) and (c) of the Act, which applies to Industrial Users.  This term includes prohibitive discharge limits established pursuant to 40CFR403.5.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES Permit) means a permit issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for discharge of wastewaters to the navigable waters of the United States pursuant to the Act.

Natural Outlet means any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or groundwater.

New Source means any building, structure, facility or installation from which there is or may be a Discharge of pollutants, the construction of which commenced after the publication of proposed Pretreatment Standards under Section 307(c) of the Act which will be applicable to such source if such Standards are thereafter promulgated in accordance with that section, and/or as outlined in 40CFR403.3(k) provided that:


(a)                   (1)        The building, structure, facility or installation is constructed at a site at which no other source is located; or 

(2)        The building, structure, facility or installation totally replaces the process or production equipment that causes the discharge of pollutants at an existing source; or

(3)        The production or wastewater generating processes of the building, structure, facility or installation are substantially independent of an existing source at the same site.  In determining whether these are substantially independent, factors such as the extent to which the new facility is integrated with the existing plant, and the extent to which the new facility is engaged in the same general type of activity as the existing source [may] be considered.

(b)        Construction on a site at which an existing source is located results in a modification rather than a new source if the construction does not create a new building, structure, facility or installation meeting the criteria of paragraphs (1)(ii), or (1)(iii) of this section but otherwise alters, replaces, or adds to existing process or production equipment.

(c)        Construction of a new source as defined under this paragraph has commenced if the owner or operator has:

(1)        Begun, or caused to begin as part of a continuous onsite construction program:

(i)         Any placement, assembly, or installation of facilities or equipment; or

(ii)        Significant site preparation work including clearing, excavation, or removal of existing buildings, structures, or facilities which is necessary for the placement, assembly, or installation of new source facilities or equipment; or

(2)        Entered into a binding contractual obligation for the purchase of facilities or equipment which are intended to be used in its operation within a reasonable time.  Options to purchase or contracts that can be terminated or modified without substantial loss, and contracts for feasibility, engineering, and design studies do not constitute a contractual obligation under this paragraph.

(3)        Written authorization is submitted to the Village of Addison control authority.

(d)        If an authorization under paragraph (1)(3) of this section is no longer accurate because a different individual or position has responsibility for the overall operation of the facility, or overall responsibility for environmental matters for the company, a new authorization satisfying the requirements of paragraph (1)(3) of this section must be submitted to the Village of Addison control authority prior to or together with any reports to be signed by an authorized representative. 

Noncontact Cooling Water means water used for cooling which does not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product, waste product, or finished product.

Non-Storm Water Discharge means any discharge to the storm drain system that is not entirely composed of storm water.

NPDES Permit means a permit issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System for discharge of wastewaters to the navigable water of the United States pursuant to section 402 of PL 92-500.

Oil and Grease (OG) means any hydrocarbons, fatty acids, soaps, fats, waxes, oils, and any other material that is extracted by n-hexane solvent.

Operation and maintenance costs means all costs, direct and indirect, (other than debt service) necessary to insure adequate wastewater treatment on a continuing basis, conforming with related federal, state and local requirements, and assuring optimal long term facility management.  These costs include an annual charge for replacement of equipment computed on the basis of the cost of equipment replacement divided by its useful life.

Ordinance means this ordinance.

Particularly severe violations mean any violation that will place an IU into immediate significant non-compliance as defined.

Pass Through means a discharge which exits the POTW into waters of the United States in quantities or concentrations which, alone or in conjunction with a discharge or discharges from other sources, is a cause of a violation of any requirement of the POTW’s NPDES permit (including an increase in the magnitude or duration of a violation).

Person means any and all persons, natural or artificial, including any individual, firm, company, municipal or private corporation, association, society, institution, enterprise, governmental agency or other entity.

pH means the logarithm (base 10) of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration expressed in grams per liter of solution, measured in standard units.  It shall be determined by one of the procedures outlined in "Standard Methods."

PIRT Pretreatment Implementation Review Taskforce (PIRT) means the revisions to the Part 403 General Pretreatment regulations issued October 17, 1988.  As now existing or hereafter amended.

PIRT Requirements means any and all requirements set forth by the 1988 Part 403 General Pretreatment Regulation revisions, as now existing or hereafter amended.

Pollutant means any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt or industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste discharged into water.

ppm means parts per million by weight.

Population equivalent is a term used to evaluate the impact of industrial or other waste on a treatment works or stream.  One population equivalent is 100 gallons of sewage per day, containing 0.17 pounds of BOD and 0.20 pounds of suspended solids.

POTW Treatment Plant means that portion of the Village designed to provide treatment to wastewater and sludges produced.

Pretreatment means the reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in wastewater to a less harmful state prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into the POTW.  The reduction or alteration may be obtained by physical, chemical, or biological processes, process changes or by other means, except as prohibited by 40CFR403.6(d).

Pretreatment Implementation Review Taskforce (PIRT) means the revisions to the Part 403 General Pretreatment Regulations issued on October 17, 1988, as now existing or hereafter amended.

Pretreatment Requirements means any substantive or procedural requirement related to pretreatment imposed on a user, other than a pretreatment standard.

Prohibited Discharges means absolute prohibitions against the discharge of certain substances as outlined in Section 23-32b.

Properly shredded garbage means the wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than one-half inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension. 

Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) means a treatment works as defined by Section 212 of the Act, owned by the Village.  This definition includes any devises and systems used in the storage, treatment, recycling and reclamation of municipal sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature that convey wastewater to the POTW regardless of ownership, but does not include sewers, pipes, and other conveyances not connected to the Village POTW treatment facilities.

Public sewer means a sewer dedicated to or provided by or subject to the jurisdiction of the Village of Addison consisting of collector sewer, interceptor sewer, force main and pumping station.  It shall also include sewers within or outside the Village boundaries that serve one or more persons and ultimately discharge into the Village sanitary sewer system, even though those sewers may not have been constructed with Village funds.

Regional Administrator means the Regional Administrator for the USEPA for Region V.

Replacement means expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories, or appurtenances which are necessary during the useful life of the treatment works to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed.  The term "operation and maintenance" includes replacement.

Residential or commercial user or nonindustrial user, for the purpose of establishing industrial cost recovery provisions, shall mean any user of the treatment works not classified as an industrial user or excluded as an industrial user as provided for.

Sanitary Sewer means a sewer which is designed to carry sanitary and Industrial wastewater, and to which storm, surface and ground water are not intentionally admitted.

Sanitary Sewage means the combination of liquid and water carried wastes discharged from sanitary plumbing conveniences by reason of normal human and domestic use activities.

Sewage means a combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground, surface and storm water as me be present.

Sewerage treatment plant means any arrangement of devices; structures and equipment for treating sewage.

Sewerage means the system of sewers and appurtenances for the collection, transportation and pumping of sewage.

Sewers mean a pipe conduit for conveying sewage or any other waste liquids, including storm, surface and groundwater drainage.

Shall is mandatory.  May is permissive.

Significant Industrial User means any Industrial User of the POTW's wastewater system who:

(a)        Discharges an average flow of 25,000 gallons or more per day of process wastewater to the POTW (excluding sanitary, noncontact cooling, and boiler blowdown wastewater); or

(b)        Contributes a process wastestream which makes up 5 percent or more of the average dry weather hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW treatment plant; or

(c)        Has in its wastewater incompatible pollutants as defined pursuant to Section 307 of the Act, or by State Statutes, or by applicable federal or state rules and regulations, or compatible pollutants that exceed the strength of normal domestic waste; or

(d)        Is designated as such by the Village of Addison control authority as defined in 40CFR403.12(a) on the basis that the industrial user has a reasonable potential for adversely affecting the POTW's operation or for violating any pretreatment standard or requirement (in accordance with 40CFR403.8(f)(6)).

(e)        Is subject to any National Categorical Pretreatment Standard. 

Significant Non Compliance means a violation of this Chapter as outlined in Sections 23-34e, 23-34f, or 23-34g. and/or as outlined in 40 CFR 403.8(2)(vii) as now existing or hereafter amended.

Sludge means the settleable solids separated from the liquids during the wastewater treatment processes.

Slug means any discharge of water or wastewater which in concentration of any given pollutant, as measured, which exceeds more than five (5) times the allowable concentrations as set forth in  Section 23-32 of Chapter 23, or any pollutant, including oxygen demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.) released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which will cause interference with the POTW, or any discharge at a concentration which could cause a violation of the prohibited discharge standards in Section 23-32b.

Standard methods means the examination and analytical procedures set forth in the most recent edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published jointly by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environmental Association.

Storm sewer means a sewer that carries storm, surface and ground water drainage but excludes sewage and industrial wastes other than unpolluted cooling water.

Stormwater means any flow occurring during or following any form of natural precipitation, and resulting from such precipitation, including snowmelt.

Stormwater runoff means that portion of the rainfall, or snowmelt that is drained into the sewers.

Superintendent means Superintendent of the Department of Public Works of the Village of Addison or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.

Surcharge means that part of the user charge system in addition to the user charge and debt service charge which is levied on those persons whose waste discharges are greater that normal domestic sanitary sewage wastes and is imposed to recover the cost of treating excess strength industrial wastes.

Suspended solids means solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage or industrial waste and which are removable by a laboratory filtration device. Quantitative determination of suspended solids shall be made in accordance with procedures set forth in "Standard Methods."

T as in Cyanide-T means total.

Total Metals means the sum of the concentration of metals in Section 23-32d. and/or as defined in the Federal Code of Regulations, 40CFR outlining the Industrial Users Categorical Discharge limits (whichever is more stringent).

Total Solids means the sum of suspended and dissolved solids.

Total Suspended Solids (TSS) means total suspended matter, expressed in milligrams per liter, that either floats on the surface of, or is in suspension in water, wastewater or other liquids and is removable by laboratory filtration using a Reeve Angel type 934A or 984H glass fiber filter disc as described in Standard Methods or the Federal Code of Regulations 40CFR.

Total Toxic Organic means the summation of all qualified values greater than 0.01 milligrams per liter for the toxic organic as specified in the applicable regulation.

Unpolluted Water means water of quality equal to or better than the effluent criteria set forth in 35 Ill. Adm. Code Part 304 or water that would not cause violation of receiving water quality standards benefited by discharge to the sanitary sewers and wastewater treatment facilities provided as now existing or hereafter amended.

Upset means an exceptional incident in which there is unintentional and temporary noncompliance with applicable National Categorical Pretreatment Standards because of factors beyond the reasonable control of the Industrial User.  An Upset does not include noncompliance to the extent caused by operational error, improperly designed treatment facilities, inadequate treatment facilities, lack of preventive maintenance, or careless or improper operation.

Useful life means the estimated period during which the treatment works will be operated and shall be thirty (30) years from the date of start-up of any wastewater facilities constructed with a federal grant.

User means a source of indirect discharge.

Users charge means a charge established for users of the treatment facilities in the proportionate share to each user of the cost of operation and maintenance including replacement of such facilities pursuant to section 204(b) of PL 92-500 and shall include surcharges for the treatment of any excess strength wastes.

User class means the type of user either "residential or commercial" or "industrial" as defined.

Village means the Village of Addison, and any reference to "within the Village" shall mean all territory within the perimeter of the Village of Addison boundaries.

Wastewater means the combination of the liquid and water carrying wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions including polluted cooling water. 

(a)        Sanitary Wastewater means the combination of liquid and water carried wastes discharged from toilet and other sanitary plumbing facilities. 

(b)        Industrial Wastewater means a combination of liquid and water carried waste, discharged from any Industrial User including the wastewater from pretreatment facilities and polluted cooling water.

Wastewater Discharge Permit means the document or documents issued to a User by the Village allowing discharge to the POTW in accordance with the terms of this Chapter.

Wastewater facilities means the structures, equipment and processes required to collect, carry away and treat domestic and industrial wastes and dispose of the effluent.

Wastewater Hauler means any person, partnership or corporation engaged in transporting sanitary wastewater as a commercial venture.

Wastewater and service charge means the charge per quarterly period established for all users of the wastewater facilities.  It shall consist of the total of the basic user charge, the basic user rate, which includes the surcharge, if applicable and the debt service charge.

Wastewater treatment works means and arrangement of devices and structures for treating wastewater, industrial wastes and sludge.  Sometimes used as synonymous with "Wastewater Treatment Plant" or "Sewage Treatment Plant" or "Pollution Control Plant".

Waters of the State of Illinois means all streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, water courses, waterways, wells, springs, reservoirs, aquifers, irrigation systems, drainage systems and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface or underground, natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow through, or border upon the State of Illinois or any portion thereof.

Watercourse means a channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.

Waterworks and Sewerage Fund is the principal accounting designation for all revenues received and expenses incurred in the operation of the waterworks and/or sewerage system.  These revenues and expenses shall be recorded in the waterworks account of the waterworks and sewerage fund and revenues and expenses of the sewerage system shall be recorded in the sewerage account of the waterworks and sewerage fund.

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