Chapter 14.04


14.04.005    Statement of purpose.

14.04.010    Penalties for violation.

14.04.020    Civil liability for reimbursement.

14.04.030    Notice of violation to be given.

14.04.040    Severability.

14.04.005 Statement of purpose.

This title has as its purpose the protection of public health and safety by controlling the quality of wastewater discharged to the wastewater collection and wastewater treatment system. Pollution control shall be implemented through regulation and control of the quantity and quality of industrial or commercial wastes admitted or discharged which shall enable the city to comply with all applicable state and federal laws required by the Federal Clean Water Act of 1977, the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR 403) and any subsequent amendments thereto. The objectives of this title are to:

A. Protect the health, safety and welfare of the POTW and its personnel and the general public;

B. Avoid or abate public nuisances;

C. Make provisions for the collection and treatment of all wastewater generated by domestic and nondomestic sources under the jurisdiction of the city;

D. Protect the city’s wastewater collection and treatment system from pollutants which may interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the sludges or other waste products generated as a result of operating the system;

E. Prevent pollutants from entering the wastewater treatment and collection system which could pass through the system, inadequately treated, into the receiving waters;

F. Generate sufficient revenues to operate, maintain, repair, improve and construct the wastewater collection and treatment system. (Ord. 2045 § 6, 1995; Ord. 1706, 1989)

14.04.010 Penalties for violation.

Any person willfully violating any provision of this title, except Chapter 14.60 LMC, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine in any sum not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment in the city jail for a period not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day’s violation of the provisions of this title may be deemed a separate offense. (Ord. 1706, 1989; Ord. 781 § 1, 1975; Ord. 147 § 19.01, 1963)

14.04.020 Civil liability for reimbursement.

Any person who violates any provision of this title shall be liable to the city of Lynnwood for any expense, loss, damage, cost of inspection, or cost of correction incurred by the city by reason of such violation including any cost to the city incurred in collecting from such person the loss, damage, expense, cost of inspection, or cost of correction. (Ord. 147 § 19.02, 1963)

14.04.030 Notice of violation to be given.

Any person found to be violating any provision of this title shall be served by the city of Lynnwood with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations and make all necessary corrections. (Ord. 147 § 19.03, 1963)

14.04.040 Severability.

The invalidity of any article, section, subsection, clause, or portion thereof, or the invalidity of the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this title or the validity of its application to other persons or circumstances. (Ord. 147 § 20.01, 1963)