(1) The Public Works Director may immediately and effectively halt or prevent any discharge of pollutants to the POTW which reasonably appears to present an imminent endangerment to the health or welfare of persons. In such cases, the Public Works Director will provide the user advance notice if possible, but shall not delay a response to imminent endangerment.
(2) The Public Works Director may immediately and effectively halt or prevent any discharge to the POTW which presents or may present an endangerment to the environment or which threatens to interfere with the operation of the POTW (including the collection system and pump stations). In such cases, the Public Works Director shall attempt to provide not only notice to the affected user(s), but the opportunity to respond.
(3) Any user causing the Public Works Director to exercise the emergency authority provided for under subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall be responsible for reimbursement of all related costs to the City.
(4) The Public Works Director may require users to reduce or curtail certain discharges to the sewer, restrict discharges to peak flow periods, designate that certain wastewater be discharged only into specific sewers, relocate and/or consolidate points of discharge, separate sewage wastestreams from industrial wastestreams, and take any other measures to protect the POTW and determine the user’s compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(5) The Public Works Director, based on the determination that such devices are necessary for implementation of pretreatment requirements, may require any user to install, operate, and maintain, on their property or in an easement and at their expense, the following devices (as approved by the Public Works Director):
(a) A sample-taking facility, accessible to the Public Works Director;
(b) Sampling equipment, approved by the Public Works Director;
(c) Flow and/or pH monitoring equipment, approved by the Public Works Director;
(d) A suitable storage and/or flow equalization tank. A permit may be issued solely for flow equalization;
(e) Grease, oil, and/or grit/sand interceptors, approved by the Public Works Director;
(f) A combustible gas detection meter, approved by the Public Works Director;
(g) A dental amalgam separator and/or mercury removal filters, approved by the Public Works Director.
(6) Users installing any of the above devices shall demonstrate they are of the type and capacity approved by the Public Works Director, meet applicable building and plumbing codes, and conform to any separate requirements established by the City, such as BMPs. Users shall locate units in areas easily accessible for cleaning by the user, and inspection by representatives of the Public Works Director. Users shall be responsible for all periodic inspection, cleaning, and repair of such devices. Users may be required to keep and/or submit periodic maintenance reports to the City to show devices are being serviced and maintained in a working order. [Ord. 4169 § 1, 2014; Code 1970 § 13.62.030(B).]