Chapter 22 PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS*
Section 22-270 Determination of extra strength.
The city will perform analyses at intervals no greater than twelve (12) months to determine
the strength of sewage discharged by
users who discharge an annual average volume of
twenty-five thousand (25,000) gallons or more of sewage per average work day and whose
wastes are subject to extra strength charges.
users who discharge an average of less than
twenty-five thousand (25,000) gallons per day and whose wastes are subject to extra strength
charges shall have their wastes analyzed as often as deemed necessary by the director to obtain
If any user chooses not to accept the analytical determination made by the city, they may,
at their sole expense, employ an independent laboratory, acceptable to the director, to conduct
sampling and analysis of their sewage. The time period and location for the collection of the
samples shall be designated by the city. The city and the independent laboratory shall both
preside over the collection of the samples and shall equally divide the final composite so that a
duplicate analysis may be made.
(c) If results of the analysis of the sewage sample
by both the city and the independent
laboratory are not comparable, the director may appoint a second independent laboratory to
analyze the sewage. The sampling procedures used will be the same as those outlined above. The
results of these analyses, together with the previous results, shall be used to determine the actual
extra strength charges. The fee for the second independent laboratory analysis, shall be shared
equally between the city and the user.
If any user improves the quality of their discharged sewage, the city will reevaluate the
strength of the sewage if requested to do so by the user. The user will pay an additional
monitoring charge for the necessary sampling and analysis.
The director or
authorized representatives shall have the right to enter upon
all premises served by the wastewater system of the city, for the purpose of inspecting, reading or
otherwise examining all meters and appurtenances involved in the recording of water received on
the premises or sewage discharged therefrom, or to collect samples for analysis of sewage
(Code 1964, § 14.850; Ord. No. 14914, § 1, 8-5-96; Ord. No. 20922, §
(Ord. 20922, Amended, 03/21/2011, Prior Text)