CHAPTER 13.12
ADDITIONAL SEWER REGULATIONS

Sections:

13.12.025    Installation and connection – Indemnity.

13.12.060    Connection charges.

13.12.065    Disconnection fee.

13.12.070    Industrial latecomers.

13.12.075    Industrial latecomer’s connection charge.

13.12.160    Flow limits to the industrial wastewater treatment facility.

13.12.180    Potato waste screening – Grit removal.

13.12.190    Industrial, commercial disposal plan.

13.12.195    Customer agreement for industrial waste collection, treatment and disposal service.

13.12.230    Violation.

Prior legislation: Ords 270 and 372.

13.12.025 Installation and connection – Indemnity.

A. All work in preparation for the connection to the connection to or disconnection from the City’s domestic sewer system shall be accomplished by the owner of the property. The actual connection to or disconnection from the City’s domestic sewer system, shall be accomplished by the public works department and not by the owner of the property.

B. All work necessary to install a sewer flow meter shall be accomplished by the discharger after obtaining approval of the materials and installation details from the Public Works Director. The City shall inspect and approve the installation prior to the flow meter being placed into service. The sewer flow measuring equipment shall be maintained according to section 13.13.060(C).

C. The owner and/or agent performing the work covered in this chapter must indemnify the City from any loss, liability, or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the performance of such work, and be responsible to repair and restore any defects or problems in the vicinity of the construction for a period of two years from the date of acceptance by the Public Works Director. A warranty of good materials and workmanship, and a bond or other adequate security to ensure this obligation, in an amount equal to the connection fee and installation fee, and in a form approved by the City Attorney, shall be required by the Public Works Director prior to the installation and connection. (Ord 04-133 §2; 2004; Ord 02-108 §2, 2002; Ord 02-104 §2, 2002; Ord 96-07 §5, 1996)

13.12.060 Connection charges.

A. In addition to the rates and charges of this chapter and Chapter 13.02, the City shall charge a fee to connect to the City’s domestic sewerage system. The connection charge shall become due and payable at the time of application to the public works department and, if not so paid shall become delinquent and shall bear interest at the rate of twelve percent per annum from the date of delinquency until paid; provided, however, that where any connection charge has been paid on any property before the sewer system is in operation, the owner of the property shall be entitled to have the same connected with the sewer system at any time without any additional charge. All delinquent charges are subject to and may be collected according to the procedures established in Chapter 3.05.

B. Installation Charges. If a commercial sewer customer requests to have a flow meter installed to measure sewer flows, all costs associated with the installation of the flow meter shall be borne by the customer. (Ord 11-288 §1; Ord 04-133 §3, 2004; Ord 96-05 §4, 1996: Ord 703 §1, 1986: Ord 455 §1, 1973: Ord 417 §1, 1970: Ord 182 §1, 1950: Ord 160 §§4, 4a, 1947)

13.12.065 Disconnection fee.

A. If a building or structure which is connected to the domestic sewerage system is demolished it may be disconnected from the system. The disconnection will be performed in accordance with section 13.12.025 of this chapter.

B. Any subsequent reconnection to the domestic sewerage system will require the payment of connection fees applicable at the time of reconnection. (Ord 11-288 §2; Ord 02-104 §4, 2002)

13.12.070 Industrial latecomers.

In addition to any other connection charges provided for in this chapter or in Chapter 13.02 and so long as the City’s industrial wastewater treatment plant has capacity available and the use thereof is authorized by the City Council, users who wish to be connected to the plant shall either:

A. Pay a latecomer’s connection charge, as set forth in Section 13.12.075, and then pay rates as a contributed industrial user of the system; or

B. Pay rates as a noncontributed industrial user of the system. (Ord 99-40 §4, 1999: Ord 99-38 §4, 1999: Ord 797 §8, 1990)

13.12.075 Industrial latecomer’s connection charge.

Users who elect to connect to the City’s industrial wastewater plant pursuant to Section 13.12.070(A) shall pay a connection fee based on their pro rata share of the costs of any acquisition, construction, equipping, renovation or expansion of the industrial wastewater plant that provided capacity beneficial to the user; provided that, such costs must have been incurred no earlier than fifteen years prior to the date of connection ("fifteen-year costs"). Each share shall be computed by the City by determining what percentage of the plant’s annual capacity the user is expected to use. The user shall pay this percentage of each applicable fifteen year cost, plus interest accrued since the date such fifteen-year cost was incurred. The rate of interest shall be based on the City’s cost of borrowing at the time each applicable fifteen-year cost was incurred. The new user must pay this amount as a lump sum prior to connecting to the plant. (Ord 99-40 §5; Ord 99-38 §5; Ord 797 §9)

13.12.160 Flow limits to the industrial wastewater treatment facility.

A. No user of the City’s industrial wastewater treatment plant shall discharge wastewater to the City’s industrial wastewater treatment plant containing in excess of the following daily maximum allowable discharge limits:

1.

ConAgra:

2.4 mgd peak day flow;

2.

Quincy Foods:

2.25 mgd peak day flow;

3.

ConAgra together with Quincy Foods shall not discharge wastewater, individually or collectively in excess of:

6.04 mgd peak hour flow;

4.

Other users:

Limits shall be determined on a case-by-case basis, as determined by the Administrator.

B. All users discharging wastewater to the City’s industrial wastewater treatment plant shall reduce or discontinue wastewater flow to prevent overflow conditions upon the request of the Administrator.

C. No user of the City’s brine lagoon system shall discharge wastewater to the City’s brine lagoon system containing in excess of the following daily maximum allowable discharge limits:

1. Microsoft. Two and one-half percent of the makeup water flow rate as measured at the softened water supply flow meters in the water softener building. Comparison shall occur on a biweekly basis using totalized supply and discharged flow.

2. Other Users. Limits shall be determined on a case-by-case basis, as determined by the Administrator. (Ord 16-466 §2; Ord 99-40 §4; Ord 99-38 §4) Ed. Note: references were revised in 2010 to reflect the current industrial operators, ConAgra and Quincy Foods, from the original references in the ordinance, Lamb Weston and J.R. Simplot, respectively.

13.12.180 Potato waste screening – Grit removal.

The waste from potato washing shall receive pretreatment by screening and grit removal before being discharged to the sewer. All potato washing shall be screened by a one-eighth inch by three-fourth inch screen and pass through a grit chamber having a detention period of one minute before being discharged. The grit chamber may be a rectangular settling tank, either hand or mechanically cleaned. Storage shall be provided in the tank for the grit that accumulates during a twenty-four hour period. The screen and the grit chamber shall be inspected and cleaned twice a day by the operator. (Ord 251 §7, 1955)

13.12.190 Industrial, commercial disposal plan.

At the time industrial or commercial buildings are constructed or converted for a different use, the contractor or owner shall submit with the plans submitted to the code enforcement officer, plans for waste disposal. No industrial waste shall be discharged into the sewer system until such time as the Code Enforcement Officer has approved the disposal plan as submitted and has inspected the installation of the same. (Ord 251 §8, 1955)

13.12.195 Customer agreement for industrial waste collection, treatment and disposal service.

In addition to all other regulations relative to the furnishing of industrial sewage wastes collection, treatment and disposal service, the City shall require written agreements with all customers discharging more than one hundred thousand gallons per day of industrial sewage wastes into the sewage collection treatment and disposal facilities, or discharging more than three thousand gallons per day of brine waste to the brine lagoon system, operated by the City. Such agreements shall contain such provisions as may be deemed necessary and advisable by the Council to insure the continued ability of the City to issue its water and sewer revenue bonds to provide funds to acquire, construct and install future additions and improvements to and extensions of the combined water and sewerage system including, if deemed necessary, a guaranteed minimum use of and payment for water and/or sewer service. In the event the unencumbered net worth of any such customers shall be deemed by the Council to be inadequate to provide an effective guarantee of payment of the agreed-upon annual water and/or sewer service charges, the City shall by such agreement require a cash deposit or other surety in an amount deemed appropriate by the council to secure the payment of bills rendered by the City for water supplied and sewage collection and disposal services furnished. (Ord 16-466 §3; Ord 409 §1, 1969)

13.12.230 Violation.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall become liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned by the City by reason of the violation. (Ord 251 §10, 1955)