Sec. 26-135. City engineer's discretion re prohibited wastes.

 

(a) If any waters or wastes are discharged, or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in section 26-133, and which, in the judgment of the city engineer, may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment, or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the city engineer may:

 

(1) Reject the wastes;

 

(2) Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition;

 

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

 

(4) Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges under the provisions of this article.

 

(b) If the city engineer permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the city engineer, and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.

 

Source:  Ord. No. 3014, 17, 10-5-81