Section 22-270 Determination of extra strength.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20922 on 03/21/2011, Section 22-270 read as follows.
The city will perform analyses at intervals no greater than twelve (12) months to determine
the strength of sewage discharged by
commercial and industrial 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.
Industrial and commercial
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.
industrial or commercial 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.
industrial or commercial user improves the quality of their discharged sewage,
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 discharged therefrom.
(Code 1964, § 14.850; Ord. No. 14914, § 1, 8-5-96)