Section 22-270 Determination of extra strength.


    (a) The city will perform analyses at intervals no greater than twelve (12) months to determine the strength of sewage discharged by any 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. Any 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 representative samples.

    (b) 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.

    (d) 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.

    (e) The director or the director’s 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 discharged therefrom.

(Code 1964, § 14.850; Ord. No. 14914, § 1, 8-5-96; Ord. No. 20922, § 1, 3-21-11)


(Ord. 20922, Amended, 03/21/2011, Prior Text)