Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

PART II GENERAL LEGISLATION Chapter 162, SEWERS, ARTICLE V, Materials and Substances Excluded from County and Public Sewers

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162-8.  Exclusion of unpolluted waters.

 

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged into any Village or county trunk sewer systems or public sewer tributary thereto any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters except as provided in Article IV hereof. 

 

162-9.  Prohibit materials, substances and wastes.

 

Except as hereinafter provided no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged into any Village or county trunk sewer systems or public sewer tributary thereto, or any private sewer connecting with a public sewer, any of the following materials, substances or wastes: 

A.  Any gasoline, benzine, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas. 

B.  Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases as provided in Article VI. 

C.  Any water or wastes having a pH lower than 4.5 or having a pH higher than 10.0, or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment of the sewer system, or personnel employed in its operation. 

D.  Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size or state capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works such as, but not limited to ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, feathers, hair and fleshings, entrails, paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders. 

E.   Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, or to constitute a hazard to humans or animals, or to create a public nuisance, or to create any hazards in the receiving waters of a sewage treatment plant effluent.   

 

162-10.  Possible exclusion of certain materials and substances.

 

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters or wastes unless it appears in the opinion of the County Commissioner and Superintendent that such wastes cannot harm the trunk sewer system structures, sewage treatment process or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream or could otherwise endanger life, limb, public property, or constitute a nuisance. In forming his opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the County Commissioner and Superintendent will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process and capacity of the sewage treatment facilities. The substances, materials or wastes prohibited in the first instance but subject to review by the County Commissioner and Superintendent are: 

A.  Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150 F. (65 C.). 

B.  Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of 100 mg/l, or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32 and 150 F. (0 and 65 C.). 

C.  Any garbage that has not been properly shredded or triturated. The installation and operation of garbage grinders equipped with a motor of 3/4 horsepower (0.76 hp metric) or greater shall be subject to the review and approval of the County Commissioner and Superintendent. 

D.  Any water or wastes containing strong acid metal pickling wastes, or concentrated plating solutions whether neutralized or not. 

E.   Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc and similar objectionable or toxic substances. 

F.   Any water or wastes containing phenols or other taste or odor producing substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the County Commissioner or Superintendent as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage to meet the requirements of the state, federal or other public agencies or jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters. 

G.  Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the County Commissioner or Superintendent in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations. 

H.  Materials which contain or cause: 

(1)   Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids, such as but not limited to: Fuller's earth, lime slurries and lime residues or of dissolved solids, such as but not limited to, sodium chloride and sodium sulfate. 

(2)   Excessive discoloration at the treatment plant or in the receiving waters such as but not limited to dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions. 

(3)   Unusual biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant additional load on the sewage treatment works except as provided for under Article VII.   

I.    Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction in concentration by the sewage treatment plant processes employed, or are amenable to treatment only to such a degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of regulatory agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.   

 

162-11.  Action by the County Commissioner or Superintendent.

 

If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the Village or county trunk sewers or public sewers tributary thereto, which waters contain the substances or the characteristics enumerated in  162-10 of this article, and which, in the judgment of the County Commissioner or Superintendent may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the County Commissioner or Superintendent may: 

A.  Reject the waters or wastes; 

B.  Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers; 

C.  Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge; and/or 

D.  Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the waters or wastes not covered by existing taxes or sewer charges.