Sec. 26-77. Definitions.

 

As used in this division the following terms shall have the definitions assigned to them below:

 

Community sewage system is that system provided by the city for the collection and disposal of sewage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature.

 

Individual sewage disposal system shall mean a sewage disposal system, other than a community system, which receives either human excreta or liquid waste, or both, from one or more premises. This definition includes, but is not limited to, septic tank soil absorption systems and chemical type toilets, and such other types as may be similar to those specified herein.

 

Industrial wastes means liquid or other wastes resulting from the processes employed in industrial and commercial establishments.

Cross reference--"Industrial wastes" defined for article, 26-56.

 

Permit shall mean a written permit issued by the health administration, permitting the construction of an individual sewage disposal system under this division.

 

Septic tank means a watertight receptacle which receives the discharge or a building's sanitary drainage system or part thereof, so as to separate solids from the liquid, digest organic matter through a period of detention, and allows the liquids to discharge into the soil outside of the tank through a system of open joint or perforated piping, or a seepage pit.

 

Sewage shall mean any human excreta, liquid waste containing animal or vegetable matter in suspension or solution, and it includes, but is not limited to, liquids containing chemicals in solution.

Cross reference--"Sewage" defined for article, 26-56.

 

Two-mile zone shall mean that area within two (2) miles of the corporate limits of the city.

 

Source:  Code 1962, 8-7-1