Chapter 22 PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS*
Section 22-222.2 Bypass of treatment facilities.
(a) Bypass is prohibited unless it is
unavoidable to prevent loss of life, personal injury or
severe property damage or no feasible alternatives exist.
(b) The permittee may allow bypass to occur which does not cause
effluent limitations to be
exceeded, but only if it is also for essential maintenance to assure efficient operation.
(c) Notification of bypass:
(1) Anticipated bypass. If the permittee knows in advance
of the need for a bypass, it shall
submit prior written notice, at least ten days before the date of the bypass, to:
of Public Works
O. Box 6015
(2) Unanticipated bypass. The permittee shall immediately
notify the City of Columbia, as
listed in Section 22-222.1(a), and submit a written notice to the Director of Public Works within
5 days. This report shall specify:
(a) A description of the bypass, and its cause, including its
(b) Whether the bypass has been corrected; and
(c) The steps being taken or to be taken to reduce, eliminate
and prevent a reoccurrence of the
(Ord. No. 16734, § 1, 1-2-01)
(Ord. 16734, Amended, 01/02/2001, Prior Text)