Chapter 3
SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEMlinklink

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964
8-3-1: DEFINITIONS:
8-3-2: APPLICATION FOR SERVICE:
8-3-3: SERVICE DEPOSIT:
8-3-4: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITY:
8-3-5: SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM MANDATORY:
8-3-6: PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS:
8-3-7: SEPARATE SEWER SYSTEMS:
8-3-8: EXTRAORDINARY HARDSHIP:
8-3-9: CONTRACTORS PERFORMING WORK ON THE SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM:
8-3-10: SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS:
8-3-10-1: SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM DESIGN STANDARDS:
8-3-10-2: BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS:
8-3-10-3: USE OF THE SANITARY SEWAGE SYSTEM:
8-3-11: IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS POLICY:
8-3-11-1: GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS:
8-3-11-2: SERVICE AREA:
8-3-11-3: EXTENSION OF INTERCEPTOR SANITARY SEWERS:
8-3-11-4: EXTENSION OF SANITARY LATERAL SEWERS:
8-3-11-5: NEW SUBDIVISIONS:
8-3-12: USAGE CHARGES; RATES:
8-3-13: SERVICE CHARGES:
8-3-14: DELINQUENT BILLS AND CHARGES:
8-3-15: REVENUES AND ACCOUNTS:
8-3-16: USE OF EXISTING DRAINAGE AND SEWER SYSTEMS:
8-3-17: PROHIBITED ACTS:
8-3-18: PENALTIES:
8-3-19: INDUSTRIAL WASTE DISCHARGE PERMIT:
8-3-20: NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS:

8-3-1: DEFINITIONS:linklink


Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the meanings of terms used in this Chapter shall be as follows:

BOD (Denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand): The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees Centigrade (20°C) expressed in parts per million by weight.

BUILDING DRAINAGE SEWER: A sewer which carries storm drainage, surface water, foundation drainage and roof drainage, but excludes sewage and industrial wastes from the building plumbing, to a public storm sewer or natural outlet.

BUILDING SANITARY SEWER: A sewer which carries only sewage and industrial wastes from the building plumbing to the public sanitary sewer.

CITY: The City of Batavia, Kane County, Illinois.

CITY ENGINEER: The person or firm designated by the City to serve in the capacity of City Engineer for the City.

COMBINED SEWER: A sewer receiving both direct surface runoff and sewage.

CUSTOMER: Any person, partnership, corporation, trust or other party which uses and/or receives service from the sanitary sewerage system of the City.

EPA: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

GARBAGE: Solid wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce.

INDUSTRIAL USER: A source of indirect discharge, including but not limited to, manufacturing or process facility, or other facility engaged in the purchase or sale of goods, transaction of business or who otherwise renders services to the public.

INDUSTRIAL WASTES: The liquid wastes from industrial processes as distinct from sanitary sewage.

LIVING UNIT: The same as defined in the zoning ordinance of the City for the occupancy of one family1.

LOT: Any parcel of land as set forth in the zoning ordinance of the City2.

NATURAL OUTLET: Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.

OVERHEAD SEWER: The sanitary sewer pipe servicing a building located within a building and suspended from the floor joists or beams and outletting the building above the elevation of the basement floor.

OWNER: Any person, partnership, corporation, trust or other party having legal title to the lot, tract or parcel of land for which usage or service from the sanitary sewerage system of the City is provided and/or proposed.

pH: The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.

PERSON: Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.

PRETREATMENT: The treatment of wastewater from sources before introduction into the wastewater treatment plant.

PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE: The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such 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 (1/2") in any dimensions.

PUBLIC SEWER: A sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority.

SANITARY INTERCEPTOR SEWER: A sanitary sewer not less than twelve inches (12") in diameter which receives sewage from a number of sanitary lateral sewers and conducts such sewage to a point for treatment and disposal.

SANITARY LATERAL SEWERS: Sanitary sewers not less than eight inches (8") in diameter which discharge into other sewers and provide service directly to the various lots, tracts and parcels of land along their routes.

SANITARY SEWER: A sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.

SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM: Means and includes any and all of the following: a sewage treatment plant or plants; collecting, intercepting and outlet sewers; lateral sewers; force mains, conduits; pumping stations; ejector stations; and all other appurtenances, extensions and improvements necessary, useful or convenient for collection, treatment and disposal in a sanitary manner of sewage and industrial wastes.

SERVICE CHARGES: Charges for making the sanitary sewerage system of the City ready to serve particular lots, tracts or parcels of land.

SEWAGE: A combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments.

SEWAGE TREATMENT: The structures, devices, equipment and appurtenances intended to produce and capable of producing an effluent that can be disposed of without causing a nuisance or being detrimental to public health, safety and welfare.

SEWER: A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.

SHALL, MAY: "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.

SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER: A user that satisfies any of the following:

A. Has a flow of three thousand three hundred fifty (3,350) cubic feet or more per average workday.

B. Has in its waste a toxic pollutant in toxic amounts.

C. Has in its waste discharge substances in excess of those listed in subsection 8-3-10-3C8, or containing substances having characteristics as described in subsection 8-3-10-3C9 through 8-3-10-3C13 of this Chapter.

D. Is found by the City to have a significant impact on the sewage treatment works because the concentration of wastes exceeds two hundred (200) milligrams per liter of BOD or two hundred forty (240) milligrams per liter of TSS.

SLUGS: Any discharge of water, sewerage or industrial waste which concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty four (24) hour concentration or flows during normal operation.

STORM SEWER OR STORM DRAIN: A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes.

SUPERINTENDENT: The Superintendent of Wastewater Works of the City, or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.

TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS: Solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids; and which are removable by laboratory filtering.

USAGE RATES: Rates for the use of the sanitary sewerage system of the City.

WATERCOURSE: A channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985; amd. Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501085
8-3-2: APPLICATION FOR SERVICE:linklink

An application for any services or usage of the sanitary sewerage system shall be made as part of the building permit to the Building Department of the City. Signing the application for connection to sewers shall constitute an agreement by the applicant to abide by and accept all of the provisions and ordinances of the sanitary sewerage system, and service charges and usage charges shall be paid to the City Controller. Industrial applicants shall also be required to complete a wastewater discharge questionnaire for determining if the applicant will be classified as a significant industrial user and required to submit application for an industrial waste discharge permit. The wastewater discharge questionnaire must be submitted before or with the application for a building permit. (Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)
http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501086
8-3-3: SERVICE DEPOSIT:linklink


A. Amount Of Deposit: A deposit of twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be made with each application for each customer whose usage charge is estimated to be less than fifty dollars ($50.00) monthly. For applicants whose usage charge is estimated to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) monthly, the applicant shall deposit an amount equal to one monthly estimated usage charge. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985; amd. Ord. 88-63, 11-7-1988)


B. Apply To Delinquent Bills: Said deposit may be applied to any bill for sanitary sewerage usage which is delinquent more than thirty (30) days.


C. Termination Of Service: Upon termination of service, any balance shall be returned to the applicant without interest or after a period of two (2) years of satisfactory payment for service, the deposit shall be returned to the applicant without interest. However, in an instance where a customer has made a deposit, as required by this Section, and has vacated the residence without having paid his account, the said deposit shall be paid over to the City as a penalty for so vacating his residence without satisfying his account, and the gross amount of the account due and owing just prior to the deposit being forfeited will still be considered to be due and owing. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501087
8-3-4: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITY:linklink


A. Sewer Service: Sewer service shall not be used until inspections have been completed by City personnel. An occupancy permit shall not be issued until the sewer service has been inspected and approved.


B. Continuous Service: The City shall not be responsible in damages for any failure or interruptions of sanitary sewerage service which is without wilful default or negligence on the City's part.


C. Right To Discontinue Service: The City shall have the right to discontinue its sewerage service to any customer on due notice, whenever the payments for services or usage are in arrears, or in case the customer fails to comply with or perform any of the conditions or obligations hereof. Sewer service shall be discontinued by turning off the water services and any other necessary action.


D. Powers And Authority Of Inspectors: The Superintendent, City Engineer and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501088
8-3-5: SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM MANDATORY:linklink

The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purpose situated within the City and abutting on any street, alley or right of way in which there is now located a public sanitary sewer of the City, is hereby required, at his expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly with the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter within ninety (90) days after date of official notice and approval by City Council to do so, provided that said sanitary sewer is within three hundred feet (300') of the property line. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)
http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501089
8-3-6: PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS:linklink


A. Construction Restrictions: It shall be unlawful to construct or repair any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage within the corporate limits except as provided in subsection B of this Section and Section 8-3-7 of this Chapter.


B. Temporary Private Sewage Disposal Systems: It shall be unlawful to erect or have put up temporary sewage disposal systems or toilet facilities without first obtaining a permit from the City. The permit shall allow use of the temporary facility for a period not to exceed three (3) days. No more than three (3) permits shall be issued to any person, firm, business, corporation, or organization per year. The proposed site for temporary sewage disposal or toilet facilities must be approved by the City wastewater treatment plant manager prior to issuance of the permit. A ten dollar ($10.00) fee shall be charged for each permit issued. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501090
8-3-7: SEPARATE SEWER SYSTEMS:linklink


A. It shall be unlawful to connect any sewer to a sanitary sewer which receives roof drainage, foundation drainage, surface water and ground water.


B. It shall be unlawful to construct combined sewers or other facilities intended to receive both storm runoff and sewage. Separate sanitary sewers and separate storm sewers shall be provided.


C. The public combined sewer serving the area bounded by the Fox River on the east, Garfield Street on the south, Van Nortwick Avenue on the west and North Avenue on the north shall be confined and limited to said area. Said combined sewers may be utilized for sanitary sewer extension or connection but under no circumstances for storm sewer outlet or extension. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501091
8-3-8: EXTRAORDINARY HARDSHIP:linklink

Where the Building Inspector, in conjunction with the City Council, finds on the basis of the evidence presented to them that as applied to a particular building or structure, extraordinary hardship will result from the strict compliance with the provisions of Section 8-3-5, 8-3-6 or 8-3-7 of this Chapter, the owner of such building or structure shall be exempted from compliance with said sections. The owner of a building or structure so exempted shall install suitable sanitary sewerage facilities complying with the provisions of the ordinances of the city. No finding of extraordinary hardship shall be made unless the evidence discloses that:


A. Because of the particular physical surroundings, shape or topography conditions or location with reference to the nearest connection to the sanitary sewerage system of the city of the tract or parcel of land on which the particular building or structure involved is situated, a particular hardship to the owner would result, as distinguished from mere inconvenience if the strict letter were carried out;


B. The conditions upon which the request for the exemption is based are unique to the tract or parcel of land on which the building or structure involved is situated and are not generally applicable to other tracts or parcels of land;


C. The granting of the exemption will not be detrimental to the public safety, health or welfare or injurious to other property in the neighborhood in which the particular building or structure is located; and


D. The owner agrees to connect to the sanitary sewer when it becomes available, said agreement to be binding on all successors and assigns. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501092
8-3-9: CONTRACTORS PERFORMING WORK ON THE SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM:linklink

The applicant shall notify the city in writing of any person proposing to perform work on any part of the sanitary sewerage system. The city reserves the right to object to and reject any applicant who has done unsatisfactory work for the city or of whom other evidence has been produced which would tend to indicate that the said applicant may perform unsatisfactorily. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

The applicant shall conform to all requirements of title 7, chapter 1, article B of this code relating to the application for permits, and the furnishing of bonds, insurance coverage and indemnification agreements and other issues contained therein. (Ord. 97-32, 6-2-1997)
http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501093
8-3-10: SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS:linklink
http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501094
8-3-10-1: SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM DESIGN STANDARDS:linklink

All sanitary sewerage systems shall meet the following minimum standards:


A. For residential units average daily sewage flow (including allowances for infiltration) of one hundred (100) gallons per person per day, and a maximum peak sewage flow of four hundred (400) gallons per person per day or as shown in figure 1 in the "Illinois Recommended Standards For Sewage Works" printed by the EPA.


B. Commercial and light industrial development shall be designed for ten thousand (10,000) gallons per day per acre of property served.


C. Medium and heavy industrial development shall be based on the type and volume of waste contemplated.


D. Minimum population density for new areas not presently served of 3.5 people per unit for single-family and 2.5 people per unit for multi-family.


E. Compliance with the "Illinois Recommended Standards For Sewage Works" adopted by the Illinois EPA, March 1980, or latest edition and all addenda thereto.


F. Sanitary sewers designed to be at least seven feet (7') below finished grade insofar as physically possible.


G. Minimum size of sanitary lateral sewers of not less than eight inches (8").


H. Maximum allowable infiltration of not more than two hundred (200) gallons per inch diameter per mile per day.


I. Wyes or sanitary sewer tap to be installed to receive building sewers.


J. All trenches within streets and for sanitary sewers constructed under existing paved areas shall be backfilled with compacted CA-7 trench backfill. Flowable fill in accordance with IDOT special provision for controlled low strength materials (CLSM) may be required under certain circumstances as directed by the department of public works or the city engineer.


K. All building sewer extensions which are under proposed or existing streets shall be constructed to a distance of seven feet (7') from paved or proposed paved area at the time of construction of the sanitary lateral sewer. In new subdivisions, all sewer services shall extend to the property ROW line.


L. Sewer pipe and fittings shall conform to the following specifications except as approved by the city engineer:

1. Between depths of six feet (6') and fourteen feet (14'), PVC pipe ASTM D-3034 SDR 26 shall be required.

2. For depths shallower than six feet (6') or deeper than fourteen feet (14') ductile iron pipe, ASTM C151, class 52 with push on joints or restrained joints where applicable. Pipe shall be as manufactured by Griffin Pipe Company, H2sewer safe ductile iron or approved equal. All ductile iron shall include poly wrap. All pipe installed at depths greater than fourteen feet (14') shall be evaluated for thickness by considering the trench load and internal pressure separately in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C150/A21.5.

3. For pipe twenty four inches (24") and larger, pipe shall be as manufactured by Griffin H2sewer safe ductile iron or approved equal. All ductile iron shall include poly wrap. All pipe greater than twenty four inches (24") diameter or installed at depths greater than fourteen feet (14') shall be evaluated for thickness by considering the trench load and internal pressure separately in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C150/A21.5.

4. Manholes shall be reinforced concrete waterproofed on the outside, fitted with pipe sleeves (boots) and shall have a waterproof lid with a concealed pick hole and have the words "City of Batavia Sanitary" on top of the lid. "Infa-Shield", "Canusa" or approved equal, chimney seals shall be installed on all sanitary sewer manholes.

5. House services shall be PVC, ASTM D-3034 SDR 26 minimum.


M. Sanitary sewer connections to the existing sanitary interceptor sewers shall be made at the manhole designated by the city. Change in grade of greater than two feet (2') at any manhole shall be accomplished by providing a drop stack. Invert of the manhole shall be modified to receive connection.


N. All sewer work shall be in accordance with the "Standard Specifications For Water And Sewer Main Construction In Illinois", latest edition. All sanitary sewers shall be tested in accordance with section 31-1.11 of the "Standard Specifications For Water And Sewer Main Construction In Illinois". In addition, all sewer manholes shall be vacuum tested.


O. All sewers shall be constructed to grade by use of a laser instrument. Grades shall be verified at every manhole at a minimum.


P. All completed sewers shall be television inspected and repairs completed, if necessary, prior to acceptance of the sewers by the city. The contractor or developer shall pay to have the lines televised. Televising shall be done with approximately one-half inch (1/2") continual flow in the sewer. The television inspection shall be videotaped and the tape or copy thereon shall become the property of the city.


Q. Vacuum testing shall be carried out immediately after assembly and prior to backfilling. All lift holes should be plugged with an approved nonshrink grout, or rubber plug. No grout will be placed in the horizontal joints before testing. All pipes entering the manhole shall be plugged, taking care to securely brace the plugs from being drawn into the manhole.

Vacuum testing shall test all manholes for leakage. A vacuum of ten inches (10") of mercury shall be placed on the manhole and the time measured for the vacuum to drop to nine inches (9") of mercury. The vacuum shall not drop below nine inches (9") of mercury for the following time periods for each size manhole:

Forty eight inch (48") diameter - sixty (60) seconds

Seventy two inch (72") diameter - ninety (90) seconds

Vacuum tester shall be manufactured by P.A. Glazier, Inc., Worcester, MA 01613, or other testing equipment meeting the same standards, if approved by the city department of public works. All work of testing shall be done in accordance with the requirements of P.A. Glazier, Inc. The contractor shall provide all materials and equipment necessary for testing. If testing fails, the contractor shall seal all leaks with material and methods recommended by P.A. Glazier, Inc., and retest until acceptable. It is recommended that this testing be done before backfilling so that any leaks can be found and fixed externally. The manhole frame and adjusting rings shall be in place when testing.


R. A nonshear "Mission" brand coupling shall be used when joining pipes made of dissimilar material or where no "hub" end exists. PVC transition fittings shall be used when joining PVC pipes of dissimilar material specifications such as with storm sewer or water main. (Ord. 02-60, 10-7-2002)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501095
8-3-10-2: BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS:linklink


A. No unauthorized person shall uncover, make connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the city.


B. There shall be three (3) classes of building sewer permits:

1. For residential and commercial sanitary sewer service;

2. For sanitary sewer service to establishments producing industrial wastes; and

3. For building drainage sewer service.

In all cases, the owner or his agent shall make application on a special form furnished by the city. The permit application shall be supplemented by plans, specifications and other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the city. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


C. All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of the building sewers shall be borne by the building owner. The owner shall indemnify the city from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building sewer.

1. Limits Of Responsibility For Maintenance And Repair:

a. The building owner shall be responsible for all normal maintenance and repair of the building sewer. This responsibility includes that portion of the sanitary service line between the lot line where the building is located and the city's sanitary sewer main ("right of way" or "ROW").

b. The city will share fifty percent (50%) of the cost with the property owner of right of way (ROW) rodding that is necessary and that occurs within twelve (12) months after the lot owner has paid for an initial ROW rodding.

c. The city will pay one hundred percent (100%) of the cost for additional right of way (ROW) roddings after two (2) ROW roddings in the same twelve (12) month period.

d. To qualify for city cost sharing, all ROW roddings must be performed by a professional qualified sewer cleaning company and evidenced by written documentation and invoices in accordance with city policy.

e. The city will be responsible for the total cost of repairs to the sanitary service line in the ROW where a certified plumber is not able to break through a blockage, if there are structural problems with the sanitary service line, or where the service line requires rodding more than two (2) times in two (2) or more consecutive years. (Ord. 06-21, 5-1-2006, eff. 5-15-2006)


D. A separate and independent building sanitary sewer shall be provided for every building; except where one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and no private sanitary sewer is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, courtyard, easement, or driveway, the building sanitary sewer from the front building may be extended to the rear building and the whole considered as one building sanitary sewer and in which case a clean out must be provided at the service pipe terminus outside in a location easily accessible to maintenance vehicles. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


E. Existing building sewers may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, upon examination and testing by the City Engineer, to meet all requirements of this Chapter. The owner or builder shall have the existing sewer service televised for review by the City prior to construction thereon taking place.


F. The building sanitary sewer shall be of the following material:

1. Cast iron sail pipe/fittings - ASTMA 74-1987
Hubless sail pipe - C1SP1 301-1990

2. PVC pipe - ASTMD 2665-1988

3. Copper/copper alloy tubing - ASTM S 88-1986 (Ord. 97-32, 6-2-1997)


G. The size and slope of the building sewers shall be subject to the approval of the City Engineer, but in no event shall the diameter be less than six inches (6"). The slope of such six inch (6") pipe shall be not less than sixty three hundredths percent (0.63%). (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


H. All building sewers shall be overhead sewers. No building sewers shall be laid parallel to or within three feet (3') of any bearing wall which might thereby be weakened. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. The building sewer shall be laid at uniform grade in a straight alignment insofar as possible. Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curved pipe and fittings. (Ord. 97-32, 6-2-1997)


I. In all buildings in which any building sewer is too low to permit gravity flow to the public sewer, said flow carried by such sewers shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the appropriate building sewer.


J. All excavations required for the installation of a building sewer shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the City. Pipe laying and backfill shall be performed in accordance with the "Standard Specifications for Water and Sewer Main Construction in Illinois" except that no backfill shall be placed until the work has been inspected.


K. Joints And Connections:

1. All joints and connections within the building in building sanitary sewer shall be made gastight and watertight. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

2. Cast iron pipe rubber gaskets shall conform to ASTM C 564-1989.

3. PVC pipe joints shall conform to ASTM D 2855-1983. (Ord. 97-32, 6-2-1997)

4. Other jointing materials and methods may be used only by approval of the Superintendent, but under no condition will cement, asphalt or tar joints for building sanitary sewer be allowed. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985; amd. Ord. 97-32, 6-2-1997)


L. The connection of the building sewer into the public sewer shall be made at the "Y" branch, if such branch is available at a suitable location. If the public sewer is twelve inches (12") in diameter or less and no properly located "Y" branch is available, the owner shall at his expense install a sewer tap in the sewer at the location specified by the City Engineer or Building Inspector. Where the public sewer is greater than twelve inches (12") in diameter, and no properly located "Y" branch is available, a neat hole may be cored into the public sewer to receive the building sewer, with entry in the downstream direction at an angle of about forty five degrees (45°). A forty five degree (45°) ell may be used to make such connection, with the spigot end cut so as not to extend past the inner surface of the public sewer. The invert of the building sewer at the point of connection shall be at higher elevation than the invert of the public sewer. A smooth, neat joint shall be made, and the connection made secure and watertight by encasement in concrete. Special fittings may be used for the connection only when approved by the City.


M. The applicant for the building sewer permits shall notify the City when the building sewer is ready for inspection and connection to the public sewer. The connection shall be inspected and approved under the supervision of the City Engineer or his representative.


N. All excavations for building sewer installations shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the City.


O. An inspection manhole, forty eight inches (48") in diameter, located approximately ten feet (10') from the building on the sanitary service line shall be required for each individual industry. If metering devices or other devices are required to be located in the inspection manhole, then a separate manhole shall be required for sampling. Said manholes shall be easily accessible. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501096
8-3-10-3: USE OF THE SANITARY SEWAGE SYSTEM:linklink


A. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.


B. Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers, or to an outlet approved by the Superintendent.

Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, upon approval of the City Engineer, to a storm sewer or natural outlet.


C. Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewer.

1. Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit (150°F).

2. Any water or waste which may contain more than one hundred (100) parts per million by weight of fat, oil or grease.

3. Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.

4. Any garbage that has not been properly shredded.

5. Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure or any other solid or viscous substance capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works.

6. Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than five and five-tenths (5.5) or higher than nine (9.0), or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works.

7. Any wastes containing a toxic, radioactive, or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant.

8. Any waste at any time containing more than the maximum concentration in milligrams per liter of any substance shown in the following table:*

Arsenic   (total)   0 .50  
Barium   (total)   5 .00  
Cadmium   (total)   0 .30  
Chromium   (total triv.)   3 .00  
Chromium   (total hexav.)   0 .60  
Copper   (total)   2 .00  
Cyanide     0 .50  
Iron   (total)   5 .00  
Lead   (total)   0 .25  
Manganese   (total)   2 .00  
Mercury   (total)   .0005  
Nickel   (total)   2 .00  
Phenols   (total)   0 .60  
Selenium   (total)   2 .00  
Silver   (total)   0 .10  
Zinc   (total)   2 .00  

*This table shall be subject to such modification and expansion or reduction as may be required by the E.P.A.

9. Materials which exert or cause:

a. Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as but not limited to, Fuller's earth, lime slurries and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as but not limited to sodium chloride and sodium sulfate);

b. Excessive discoloration (such as but not limited to dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions);

c. Unusual chemical oxygen demand or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the wastewater treatment works;

d. Unusual volume of flow or concentrations of wastes constituting slugs.

10. Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance capable of creating a public nuisance.

11. Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by applicable State or Federal regulations.

12. Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the wastewater treatment processes employed, or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the wastewater treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.

13. Any waters or wastes containing iron pickling wastes, or concentrated plating solutions whether neutralized or not.


D. Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the City, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand and other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the City, and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.

Grease and oil interceptors shall be constructed of impervious materials capable of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. They shall be of substantial construction, watertight and equipped with easily removable covers which when bolted in place shall be gastight and watertight.


E. Where installed, all grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be maintained by the owner, at his expense, in continuously efficient operation at all times. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


F. The admission into the public sewers by a person of any waters or wastes having a five (5) days biochemical oxygen demand greater than two hundred milligrams per liter (200 mg/l) by weight, or containing more than two hundred forty milligrams per liter (240 mg/l) by weight of total suspended solids, or containing substances in excess of those listed in subsection C8 of this Section, or containing substances having the characteristics described in subsection C9 through C13 of this Section, or having an average daily flow greater than three thousand three hundred fifty (3,350) cubic feet per day shall be required to obtain an industrial waste discharge permit from the City.

If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters or wastes contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in this Chapter, and which may have a deleterious effect upon the sanitary sewerage system, processes, equipment, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the City may:

1. Reject the wastes; or

2. Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers; or

3. Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or

4. Require payment to cover the added costs of handling and treating such wastes under the provisions of subsection 8-3-12B of this Chapter.

If the City requires the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plant and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the City and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances, and laws. (Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)


G. Where pretreatment or flow equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


H. When required by the City, the owner of any property served by a building sanitary sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sanitary sewer to facilitate observation, sampling, and measurements of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the City Engineer. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times. (Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)


I. The owner of any property served by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall provide laboratory measurements, tests and analyses of waters and wastes to illustrate compliance with this Chapter and any special conditions for discharge established by the City or regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over the discharge. The number, type and frequency of laboratory analyses to be performed by the owner shall be as stipulated by the City, but no less than once per year the industry must supply a complete analysis of the constituents of the wastewater discharge to assure that compliance with the Federal, State and local standards are being met. The owner shall report the results of measurements and laboratory analyses to the City at such times and in such manner as prescribed by the City. The owner shall bear the expense of all measurements, analyses and reporting required by the City. At such time as deemed necessary, the City reserves the right to take measurements and samples for analysis by an outside laboratory service and the owner shall pay the laboratory costs as invoiced to the City by the laboratory. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


J. All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in the Chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater", published by the American Public Health Association. Sampling methods, location, times, durations and frequencies are to be determined on an individual basis subject to approval by the City Engineer. (Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)


K. No statement contained in this Section shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the City and any industrial concern whereby an industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the City for treatment, subject to payment therefor by the industrial concern.


L. The Superintendent and other duly authorized employees of the City, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of this Section. The Superintendent or his representative shall have no authority to inquire into any processes, including metallurgical, chemical, oil refining, ceramic, paper or other industrial process beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterway or facilities for waste treatment.


M. While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in subsection L of this Section, the Superintendent, or duly authorized employees of the City, shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the company and the company shall be held harmless for injury or death to the City employees and the City shall indemnify the company against loss or damage of its property by City employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the company and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation, except as such may be caused by negligence. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501097
8-3-11: IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS POLICY:linklink
http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501098
8-3-11-1: GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS:linklink


A. Improvements, expansions or extensions of sewerage treatment, pumping stations and sanitary interceptor sewers will be made by the City in the course of orderly development, demand and financial capabilities.


B. Sanitary sewerage extensions for public buildings, schools, churches, institutions and public parks shall be by agreement with the City. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501099
8-3-11-2: SERVICE AREA:linklink

The City shall furnish sanitary sewer service only to those lands lying within the corporate limits of the City. However, sanitary sewer service may be furnished to areas outside the corporate limits in the following circumstances:


A. To areas or land lying outside of the corporate limits of the City which were receiving sanitary sewer service as of September 3, 1985.


B. To areas or land lying outside of the corporate limits to which the City is, or will be, obligated to furnish City water service by virtue of a written agreement, which may include agreements to annex to the city. (Ord. 97-46, 8-18-1997)


C. Areas and lands owned by public governmental bodies or agencies that are outside the corporate limits which are either contiguous to the city or are separated from the city by only a public roadway, or


D. Areas or lands which are not within the corporate limits of the city and which are not contiguous to the city but which have owners who will execute an agreement to annex to the city at such time as their land becomes contiguous to the corporate limits of the city, or


E. Areas or lands which are not within the corporate limits of the city but are contiguous to the said corporate limits only at such time as the owners of said lands annex said lands to the city. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501100
8-3-11-3: EXTENSION OF INTERCEPTOR SANITARY SEWERS:linklink

The extension of interceptor sanitary sewers as shown on the master plan of the city to serve residential, commercial or industrial development will be made by the city, provided that: (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


A. The area to be served is within the corporate limits of the city. Areas outside of the corporate limits of the city may be served under the terms of a written agreement with the city, which may include agreements to annex said area. (Ord. 97-46, 8-18-1997)


B. The area shall be served with sanitary sewer service within a mutually agreed upon time after the sewers have been extended to the area.


C. Said extensions will serve a tract of not less than twenty five (25) acres.


D. Said extensions will not exceed one thousand five hundred feet (1,500').


E. The payment of the extension charges hereinafter set forth have been paid. Application for said extensions shall be made ninety (90) days prior to the intended extensions.

The city utility will provide a credit for the installation of a sanitary interceptor sewer that is required to be oversized to serve other properties.

The difference in material costs of the diameter of sanitary interceptor sewer required by the city to the diameter of sanitary interceptor sewer required to serve the proposed development will be used to determine the amount of credit due. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501101
8-3-11-4: EXTENSION OF SANITARY LATERAL SEWERS:linklink

The extension of sanitary lateral sewers shall be made as follows:


A. An owner or group of owners may petition the city to make an extension of the sanitary sewer at their cost.


B. Improvements within a subdivision as required by the subdivision ordinance3 for the city.


C. Petition from a group of property owners requesting that said improvements be installed by special assessment or special district.


D. By agreement with the city. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501102
8-3-11-5: NEW SUBDIVISIONS:linklink

Subdivisions within the corporate limits of the city shall be required to pay all costs for the complete installation and service connection charges of sanitary sewers according to the standards and requirements as set forth herein. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)
http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501103
8-3-12: USAGE CHARGES; RATES:linklink

Sewer usage charges shall be paid to the city by any person or entity utilizing wastewater treatment services of the city. Sewer usage charges are composed of the sum of the monthly fixed charge and the usage volume charge based upon water or wastewater metering. In the event a particular building or facility receives wastewater treatment and transmission services from an entity other than the city, only the monthly fixed charge shall be charged by the city, and other fees or charges for wastewater treatment and transmission shall be paid to the entity providing said services. (Ord. 07-85, 12-17-2007)


A. Usage Charges Established: Usage charges for all wastewater billed effective with the first billing period after January 1 of each calendar year:

1. Monthly Fixed Charge (Based Upon Water Meter Size) And Usage Rate:

Meter Size   FY-2016   FY-2017   FY-2018  
0.75 inch or less   $   8 .19   $   8 .68   $   9 .20  
1 inch   11 .38   12 .07   12 .79  
1.25 inch   17 .85   18 .92   20 .06  
1.5 inch   25 .63   27 .17   28 .80  
2 inch   45 .62   48 .35   51 .24  
3 inch   102 .46   108 .59   115 .09  
4 inch   182 .39   193 .30   204 .88  
6 inch   410 .48   435 .04   461 .10  
Monthly volume charge per 100 cubic feet   3 .64   3 .86   4 .09  

2. Sewer Meters: The monthly sewer usage volume shall be considered to be equal to the monthly water usage volume except in those cases where a separate sewer meter or water meter is utilized. When a separate meter is utilized, the monthly sewer usage volume shall be calculated based on actual meter readings.

Sewer meters shall utilize traceable U.S. bureau of reclamation flume/level system methods for measuring low flows, EPA transit time chordal velocity methods for measuring high flows or other flow measuring methodologies as approved by the director of public works. Meters shall be designed for permanent installation and shall have data collection and reporting capabilities that are compatible with the city's meter reading systems. Meters shall be calibrated by a manufacturer trained technician every twelve (12) months. A copy of the calibration report shall be provided to the city for review. Meters shall remain the property of the building owner and shall be maintained, updated, repaired or replaced at the expense of the building owner as necessary to produce accurate results as determined by the city. The monthly sewer usage volume charge shall be calculated based on actual sewer meter readings.

A secondary water meter may be installed to measure flow to an isolated portion of a building's plumbing system, or irrigation system, which has been certified by a licensed professional plumber to not discharge to the sanitary sewer system. The city shall have the right to inspect the meter and plumbing system at any time to verify that it does not discharge to the sanitary sewer system. The monthly sewer usage volume shall be calculated by subtracting the volume recorded by the secondary water meter from the volume recorded by the primary water meter.

3. Summer Usage:

a. For single-family dwelling units with no sewer meter and one water meter, the monthly sewer usage volume shall be calculated as described in subsection A2 of this section except in the case of the four (4) monthly billings issued after June 15 of each year. For each of those billings, the monthly sewer usage volume shall be considered to be the lesser of: 1) the actual metered water usage, or 2) one hundred thirty percent (130%) of the customer's average monthly metered water usage for the months of December, January, and February preceding the period to be averaged.

b. In the case of customers who have not established an average usage for the preceding December through February as described in subsection A3a of this section, the monthly sewer usage volume for each of the four (4) monthly billings following June 15 shall be the lesser of: 1) the actual metered water usage, or 2) one thousand five hundred (1,500) cubic feet.

4. Estimates; Determination Of Charge; City Right To Work On Meter:

a. Whenever, for any cause, a meter fails to operate or no measurement of the flow is available, or a meter was not or could not be read during normal route of the reader, a reasonable estimate may be made by the city of the amount of water supplied during the period of such meter failure or nonmeasurement of flow and the user shall pay the rate on the estimated amount of water supplied or waste discharge.

b. The city water/sewer utility reserves the right to upgrade, replace, repair, service or read any meter as required. Upon proper notice from the city, property owners shall make an effort to accommodate any such work. Any owner who intentionally, or unintentionally, disregards such notice shall pay a penalty of twenty five dollars ($25.00) per month until such work has been completed. Such penalty shall be charged on the monthly utility bill from the city.


B. Additional Significant Industrial User Charges:

1. In addition to the sewer usage charges contained in the preceding section, significant industrial users, those with discharge concentrations of BOD exceeding two hundred milligrams per liter (200 mg/l) and concentrations of TSS exceeding two hundred forty milligrams per liter (240 mg/l), shall be subject to the following monthly surcharge:

BOD surcharge   $0 .42/pound  
TSS surcharge   0 .35/pound  

Pounds of BOD and TSS to be used in the application of these surcharges shall be calculated according to the following formula:


Pounds of BOD or TSS  
Sewer volume
(100 cu. ft.)  
x   Concentration of BOD (200
mg/l) or TSS (240 mg/l)    
    160.3    

2. Significant industrial users shall not be allowed to pay the surcharges within this section in lieu of pretreatment unless allowed under the terms of the user's industrial waste discharge permit.

3. In addition to standard sewer usage charges and the surcharges herein, significant industrial users shall be required to pay the city's actual cost of testing such discharges. (Ord. 15-15, 12-7-2015)


C. Charges For Toxic Pollutants: Any person discharging toxic pollutants to the system shall pay for such increased costs of managing the effluent or sludge by the sewer treatment works. Charges shall be as deemed necessary by the city of recovered and increased costs. (Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)

If any lot, parcel of land or premises, which discharges sewerage or industrial waste in the sanitary sewer system, either directly or indirectly, obtains water used thereon from sources other than water facilities of the city, then in such case the city shall permit the discharge of such sewage or industrial wastes into its sanitary sewage facilities, when the owner of such lot, parcel of land or premises or some other interested party shall, at his expense, install and maintain water meters meeting accepted standards of measurement or install a sewage flow meter and recorder meeting accepted measurement standards. Such meters shall be installed so as to measure water consumed or wastes discharged on such lot, parcel of land or premises and the charges and rates for services shall be based upon the aggregate quantity of water received or discharged as measured by appropriate meters at the rates hereinabove specified for sewer service only. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501104
8-3-13: SERVICE CHARGES:linklink


A. Termination Of Service: If a service is terminated for nonpayment or noncompliance with applicable city codes, all charges for excavation and capping of the sewer shall be charged at current cost of materials and labor. All termination expenses shall be paid by current customer and shall include any outstanding balances and penalty charges. (Ord. 03-10, 5-5-2003)


B. Sanitary Sewerage Service Charges: Sanitary sewer connection charges shall be paid in consideration of the city maintaining adequate capacity for sewage treatment, including the collection system therefor, consisting of pump and lift stations, force mains and sanitary sewers, the extension, expansion or replacement of said services and readiness to serve an applicant's lot, parcel or tract of land. (Ord. 98-10, 5-4-1998)


C. Sewage Treatment Plant Service Charge: (Rep. by Ord. 15-15, 12-7-2015)


D. Sanitary Sewer Connection And Capital Charge: For the privilege of connection to the existing sanitary sewer system, the following connection charges shall apply and shall be paid to the city prior to the connection of either the building service pipe or a new sewer main extension and prior to recording the plat of subdivision (where applicable). Fees to be based on the size of the meter servicing the property so connecting.

Service charges effective January 1, 2016:

Meter Size   Sewer Capital Fee  
0.75 inch or less   $   4,200 .00  
1 inch   6,300 .00  
1.5 inch   10,500 .00  
2 inch   21,000 .00  
3 inch   33,600 .00  
4 inch   67,200 .00  
6 inch   105,000 .00  
8 inch   210,000 .00  

Except that the above charges shall not be less than as provided in any ordinance or any agreement between the city and other parties which cause the sewer system to be extended to the point of proposed connection.

In case of a special assessment project, the contractor shall make application to the city and shall pay the charges as set forth above. (Ord. 15-15, 12-7-2015)


E. Recapture Charges For Sanitary Sewer Building Service Connections: (Rep. by Ord. 15-15, 12-7-2015)


F. Sanitary Sewer Building Service Inspection Charge: There shall be a charge of thirty dollars ($30.00) for inspecting the connection and installation of a sanitary sewer building service pipe from the sanitary sewer lateral up to the building foundation. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985; amd. Ord. 88-68, 11-21-1988)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501105
8-3-14: DELINQUENT BILLS AND CHARGES:linklink


A. Rendition Of Bills: Bills will be rendered on a monthly basis, and shall be sent out by the city collector during each month succeeding the period for which the service is billed. All sewer bills are due and payable twenty (20) days after the billing date. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985; amd. Ord. 88-63, 11-7-1988)


B. Liability For Payment: The owner of the premises, the occupant thereof, and the user of the service shall be jointly and severally liable to pay for the service to such premises and the service is furnished to the premises by the city only upon the condition that the owner of the premises, the occupant and the user of the services are jointly and severally liable therefor to the city.


C. Delayed Payment Charge: If the sewerage bills are not paid until twenty (20) days from the billing date, a delayed payment charge of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bill will be added, except that such delayed payment charge may be waived not more than once every six (6) months.


D. Delinquent Bills: If the charges for such services are not paid within forty five (45) days from the billing date, such services shall be discontinued without further notice and shall not be reinstated until all claims are settled. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


E. Lien Notice Of Delinquency: Whenever a bill for sewer service remains unpaid for forty five (45) days for monthly service after it has been rendered, the city collector may file with the county recorder of deeds a statement of lien claim. This statement shall contain the legal description of the premises served, the amount of the unpaid bill, and a notice that the city claims a lien for this amount as well as for all charges subsequent to the period covered by the bill.

If the user whose bill is unpaid is not the owner of the premises, and the City Collector has notice of this, notice shall be mailed to the owner of the premises if his address be known to the Collector, whenever such bill remains unpaid for the period of forty five (45) days for a monthly bill after it has been rendered. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985; amd. Ord. 88-63, 11-7-1988)

The failure of the City Collector to record such lien or to mail such notice or the failure of the owner to receive such notice shall not affect the right to foreclose the lien for unpaid bills as mentioned in this subsection.


F. Foreclosure Of Lien: Property subject to a lien for unpaid charges shall be sold for nonpayment of the same, and the proceeds of the sale shall be applied to pay the charges, after deducting costs, as in the case in the foreclosure of statutory liens. Such foreclosure shall be by bill-in-equity in the name of the City. The City Attorney is hereby authorized and directed to institute such proceedings in the name of the City in any court having jurisdiction over such matters against any property for which the bill has remained unpaid for forty five (45) days after it has been rendered. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)


G. Any customer who presents a check to the City and which check is returned by the bank because the bank cannot honor it shall be charged fifteen dollars ($15.00). (Ord. 88-10, 5-2-1988)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501106
8-3-15: REVENUES AND ACCOUNTS:linklink


A. Revenues: All revenues and moneys derived from the operation of the sewerage system shall be deposited in the Sewerage Fund respectively and all such revenues and moneys shall be held by the City Controller separate and apart from all other funds of the City. The City Controller shall receive all such revenues from the sewerage system and all other funds and moneys incident to the operation of such system or the same may be delivered to him and deposit the same in the account of the fund designated as the Sewerage Fund.


B. Accounts: The City Controller shall establish a proper system of accounts and shall keep proper books, records and accounts in which complete and correct entries shall be made of all transactions related to the sewerage system, and at regular annual intervals he shall cause to be made an audit by an independent auditing concern of the books to show the receipts and disbursements of the sewerage system.

In addition to the customary operating statements, the annual audit report shall also reflect the revenues and operating expenses of the wastewater facilities, including a replacement cost to indicate that sewer service charges under the waste cost recovery system and capital amounts required to be recovered under the industrial cost recovery system do in fact meet these regulations. In this regard, the financial information to be shown in the audit report shall include the following:

1. Flow data showing total gallons received at the wastewater plant for the current fiscal year.

2. Billing data to show total number of cubic feet billed.

3. Debt service for the next succeeding fiscal year.

4. Number of users connected to the system.

5. Number of nonmetered users.

6. A list of users discharging nondomestic wastes (industrial users) and volume of waste discharged.


C. Access To Records: The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or its authorized representative shall have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the City which are applicable to the City system of user charges or industrial cost recovery for the purpose of making an audit or examination, or taking excerpts and transcriptions therefrom to insure compliance with the terms of the special and general conditions to any State grant. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501107
8-3-16: USE OF EXISTING DRAINAGE AND SEWER SYSTEMS:linklink

Drainage systems and the building drains and building sewers connected therewith and storm drains or storm sewers which are in existence and which have as their outlet any public sewer or natural watercourse or natural outlet on the effective date hereof may be used and operated, maintained and repaired after this Chapter becomes effective, even if such drainage systems, building drains, building sewers, storm drains, or storm sewers have been constructed, installed, maintained, or repaired according to the specifications or provisions of this Chapter governing the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of new sewers, new storm drains, or new storm sewers; provided, however, no such drainage systems and the building drains and building sewers connected therewith and no such storm drains or storm sewers shall be used to empty or discharge, directly or into any public sewer or into any natural outlet any sewage, material, or substance, the discharge of which into any public sewer or natural outlet is prohibited by the provisions of Section 8-3-10-3 of this Chapter. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)
http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501108
8-3-17: PROHIBITED ACTS:linklink


A. Resale: No sanitary sewer services shall be resold or redistributed.


B. Protection From Damage: No unauthorized person shall maliciously, wilfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is a part of the sanitary sewerage system of the City.


C. Pollution Prohibited:

1. Public And Private Property: It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in an unsanitary manner upon public or private property within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.

2. Watercourse Or Natural Outlet: It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City, or in any area under the jurisdiction of said City, any sanitary sewage, industrial wastes or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided.


D. Protection Of Potable Water: It shall be unlawful to make cross connections between any part of the waterworks system and any lines, equipment or vessels containing raw or contaminating chemicals or sewage or nonpotable water. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501109
8-3-18: PENALTIES:linklink


A. Any person found to be violating any provision of this Chapter shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.


B. Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in subsection A above shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any amount not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense. (Ord. 85-21, 9-3-1985)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501110
8-3-19: INDUSTRIAL WASTE DISCHARGE PERMIT:linklink


A. No significant industrial user shall discharge wastewater to the public sewers without having a valid industrial waste discharge permit issued by the City.


B. Significant industrial users shall comply fully with the terms of their permits in addition to the provisions of this Chapter.


C. All significant industrial users shall apply for an industrial waste discharge permit within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this Section. Other persons proposing to connect to or discharge to the sewer system and determined by the City as requiring an industrial waste discharge permit shall apply at least ninety (90) days prior to commencing discharges to the public sewer or prior to the City issuing any building permits. All permittees shall reapply for a new permit at least one hundred eighty (180) days prior to expiration of the old permit.


D. All applications shall be in the form prescribed by the City. The applicant shall submit, in units and terms suitable for evaluation, all information requested in the application form, and any relevant supplemental information requested by the City.


E. An applicant or permittee shall notify the City of any new or increased contribution of pollutants or changes in the nature of pollutants not indicated in the permit application.


F. Industrial waste discharge permits shall include, but not be limited to, the following terms:

1. Prohibitions on discharges of certain materials, determined by the City pursuant to subsection 8-3-10-3C of this Chapter.

2. Notice of the general and specific prohibitions required by subsection 8-3-10-3C of this Chapter.

3. Notice of applicable National Categorical Pretreatment Standards, effective under Section 8-3-20 of this Chapter.

4. Requirements for installation of treatment technology necessary to achieve compliance with the requirements of this Chapter including, but not limited to, that which may be required by the City pursuant to subsections 8-3-10-3D and F of this Chapter. (The design and installation of such technology shall be subject to the review, inspection, and approval of the City, and is also subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances, and laws.)

5. Compliance schedules as per Section 8-3-20 of this Chapter.

6. Monitoring, sampling, record-keeping, reporting, notice, control manhole, and measuring requirements under subsections 8-3-10-3H and I of this Chapter.

7. Special requirements regarding unusual strength sewage as per agreement authorized by subsection 8-3-10-3K of this Chapter.

8. Requirements for additional payments as per subsection 8-3-10-3F of this Chapter.

9. Other conditions necessary to carry out the requirements of this Section and applicable Federal and State laws and regulations.


G. Permits shall be valid for five (5) years from date of issuance or permit modification, whichever is later, unless revoked.


H. Permits are not transferable.


I. Permits may be modified for just cause upon thirty (30) days' notice. Just cause shall include, but not be limited to:

1. Promulgation of a new National Categorical Pretreatment Standard.

2. Changes in the requirements of this Section.

3. Changes in the processes used by the permittee or changes in discharge volume or character.

4. Changes in the design capacity or treatment capability of the receiving sewage treatment plant.


J. Permits may be revoked for just cause including, but not limited to:

1. Violation of any terms or conditions of the industrial waste permit, or any other violation of this Section.

2. Obtaining a permit by misrepresentation or failure to disclose fully all relevant facts.

3. False statements in any required report. (Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501111
8-3-20: NATIONAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS:linklink


A. Upon promulgation of the National Categorical Pretreatment Standards developed for a particular industrial subcategory pursuant to 40 CFR 403.6 and other applicable parts of subchapter N of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR), the National Standard, if more stringent, shall supersede any other limitations imposed by this Chapter.


B. Modification of the National Categorical Pretreatment Standards required by subsection A of this Section may be allowed by the City if the City's sewage treatment works achieves "consistent removal" of regulated pollutants, as defined by 40 CFR 403.7, and receives the necessary State and/or Federal approval required by 40 CFR 403. (Ord. 88-61, 11-7-1988)


Footnote 1: See Section 10-1-4 of this Code.
Footnote 2: See Title 10 of this Code.
Footnote 3: See title 11 of this code.

http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=&chapter_id=38964#s501112