14.08.010    Title

14.08.020    Purpose

14.08.030    Rules and regulations

14.08.040    Violation unlawful

14.08.050    Relief on application

14.08.060    Relief on own motion

14.08.065    District board compensation

14.08.070    Permits – Fees

14.08.010 TITLE.

Chapters 14.08 through 14.40 shall be known as the Fort Bragg Municipal Improvement District No. 1 Sanitary Code” (“Sanitary Code”).

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)

14.08.020 PURPOSE.

The Sanitary Code is intended to provide rules and regulations for the use and construction of sanitary sewer works installed, altered, or repaired within the District.

The Sanitary Code sets forth uniform requirements for users of the sanitary sewer works and wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) for the District. The Sanitary Code shall apply to all persons discharging into the sanitary sewer works and the WWTF. It provides for the setting of user charges and fees for the equitable distribution of costs to all users. Revenues derived from the application of the provisions of the Sanitary Code shall be used to defray the District’s cost of operating and maintaining an adequate sanitary sewer works and to provide sufficient funds for capital outlay, bond service costs, capital improvements depreciation, and source control. This chapter also enables the District to comply with all applicable state and federal laws including the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) and the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 403).

A.    Objectives. The objectives of the Sanitary Code are:

1.    To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the WWTF that will interfere with the operation of the WWTF; or which may pass through the WWTF inadequately treated, into receiving waters or otherwise be incompatible with the WWTF;

2.    To ensure that the quality of the WWTF biosolids is maintained at a level which allows its use and disposal in compliance with applicable statutes and regulations;

3.    To protect WWTF personnel who may be affected by wastewater and biosolids in the course of their employment and to protect the general public;

4.    To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim treated wastewater and biosolids from the WWTF; and

5.    To enable the District to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit conditions, biosolids use and disposal requirements, and any other federal or state laws to which the WWTF is subject.

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)


The rules and regulations in the Sanitary Code respecting sanitary sewer works construction and disposal of wastewater and connection to the sanitary sewer works of the District are adopted, and all work in respect thereto shall be performed as herein required and not otherwise.

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)


It is unlawful for any person to connect to, construct, install or provide, maintain and use any other means of wastewater disposal from any building in the District except by connection to a public sewer in the manner as provided in the Sanitary Code.

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)


When any person, by reason of special circumstances, is of the opinion that any provision of the Sanitary Code is unjust or inequitable as applied to his or her premises, he or she may make written application to the Board, stating the special circumstances, citing the provision complained of and requesting suspension or modification of that provision as applied to his or her premises. If the application be approved, the Board may, by resolution, suspend or modify the provision complained of, as applied to the premises, to be effective as of the date of the application and continuing during the period of the special circumstances.

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)


The Board may, on its own motion, find that by reason of special circumstances any provision of this regulation and ordinance should be suspended or modified as applied to a particular premises and may, by resolution, order the suspension or modification for the premises during the period of the special circumstances, or any part thereof.

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)


Pursuant to Cal. Health and Safety Code § 4733, the District Board may fix the amount of compensation per meeting to be paid each member of the Board for services for the meeting attended by the member. The compensation shall not exceed $100.00 for each meeting of the District Board attended by the member or for each day’s service rendered as a member by request of the Board, not exceeding a total of 6 days in any calendar month, together with any expenses incident thereto.

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)

14.08.070 PERMITS – FEES.

No sanitary sewer works, private or public, shall be installed, altered, or repaired within the District until a permit for the work has been obtained from the District and all fees paid in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 14.24.

(Ord. 911, § 2, passed 08-24-2015)