CHAPTER 19. WASTEWATER DISCHARGE AND TREATMENT.
Article II. Discharge Requirements.
Sec. 19-2-2. Interceptors required.
(a) An interceptor shall be installed in a user's building sewer, when in
the opinion of the director it is necessary for the proper handling of
wastewater containing grease or oil in excessive amounts, any flammable wastes,
sand, grit or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not
be required for buildings used solely for residential purposes; provided,
however, that interceptors shall be constructed in any place or building having
a capacity to serve group meals and in commercial and industrial cleaning
Where the director requires the installation of an interceptor
by a user who is neither a SIU nor a CIU, then that user shall also be required
to obtain a pollution prevention permit. Common types of users requiring an
interceptor and a pollution prevention permit include, but are not limited to,
the following establishments: restaurants, cafes, lunch counter, cafeterias,
bars and clubs; hotel, hospital, sanitarium, factory or school kitchens,
equipment repair shops, service stations and other establishments where grease,
oils, sand, or grit may be introduced into the WPCF in quantities that can cause
line stoppage or hinder sewage treatment or private sewage disposal.
interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the director and shall
be so located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and
inspection. Interceptors shall be constructed of impervious materials capable of
withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. They shall be of
substantial construction, watertight and equipped with easily removable covers
which, when bolted in place, are gastight and watertight. All interceptors shall
be maintained by the owner, at his expense, in continuously efficient operation
at all times.
(c) Each user shall regularly inspect, clean and repair
interceptors owned by the user. Records of inspections, cleaning and repairs,
and the costs associated with these actions shall be kept for three years and be
made available for inspection by city personnel upon request. The debris from
interceptors shall be disposed of through a licensed waste hauler. Waste
disposal records, including receipts, shall be kept for three years and be made
available for inspection by city personnel upon request.
(d) Standards for
Interceptors. All interceptors shall comply with the standards of this
(1) Plans shall be submitted to and approval obtained from the
director prior to the installation of any interceptor.
(2) All drains from
kitchen areas including pre-wash, shall be connected to an interceptor. Toilets,
lavatories and other sanitary fixtures shall not be connected to any
(3) All fixtures discharging into an interceptor shall be
individually trapped and vented in a manner approved by the
(4) Each interceptor shall be so installed and connected that it
shall be at all times easily accessible for inspection, cleaning, and removal of
the intercepted material.
(5) Interceptors shall be maintained in efficient
operating condition by periodic removal of the accumulated materials. No such
collected material shall he introduced into any drainage piping, public or
private or discharged to the WPCF.
(6) Each interceptor shall be constructed
of durable materials satisfactory to the director and shall have a full-size
gastight cover which can easily and readily be removed.
required by this chapter shall not he installed until the type and/or model has
been subjected to, and has fully complied with, tests acceptable to the
director. Where existing conditions are found acceptable as determined by the
director such facilities as presently exist will he allowed to remain in use.
Whenever it shall come to the attention of the city that any Interceptor is no
longer acceptable or does not comply with the provisions of this section, the
director shall suspend or revoke such approval and require corrective measures.
(Ord. No. 1271, § 1 (part).)