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Sewer Use Rules and Regulations - September 2003

Article II - Purpose

The intent and purpose of these Sewer Use Rules and Regulations are as follows:

  1. To prohibit the discharge into the treatment works of any wastewaters that are not in compliance with any applicable standards promulgated pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, the Clean Water Act of 1977, any subsequent amendments to said Federal Acts, and any other applicable Federal legislation.

  2. To ensure that all wastewaters discharged into the Authority's facilities and from the Authority's treatment works are in compliance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, the Clean Water Act of 1977, and any subsequent amendments to said Federal Acts, and any subsequent applicable Federal legislation.

  3. To require the pretreatment of all wastewaters discharged into the Authority's facilities or treatment works for which categorical pretreatment standards have been promulgated pursuant to Federal or State legislation by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania department of Environmental Protection, and/or for which pretreatment standards have been developed by the Authority.

  4. To prohibit the discharge of any wastewaters into the Authority's facilities or treatment works of a flammable nature or which may create in any way a poisonous or hazardous environment for maintenance and operating personnel or for others properly on Authority property of facilities.

  5. To prohibit the discharge of any wastewaters into the Authority's facilities or treatment works which may affect its integrity or cause operational or maintenance difficulties in it as it is now constructed or as it may be modified, expanded, or improved on in the future.

  6. To prohibit or require pretreatment before introduction into the Authority's facilities or treatment works of any wastewaters which may adversely affect the integrity, operation and/or maintenance of the treatment works by direct or indirect chemical or physical action, or which may interfere with the treatment process or the operation and maintenance of the Authority's facilities.

  7. To regulate excessive volumes and/or inordinate rates of discharge of any wastewaters into the Authority's facilities or treatment works.

  8. To regulate the discharge of any wastewaters which require the levying of a surcharge for either their discharge into the Authority's facilities or treatment works, or treatment by the treatment works plant.

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