CHAPTER 19. WASTEWATER DISCHARGE AND TREATMENT.
Article I. Administration and Definitions.
Sec. 19-1-1. Purpose and policy.
(a) This chapter sets forth uniform requirements for direct and indirect
dischargers to the WPCF and enables the city to comply with all applicable state
and federal laws required by the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 USC
Section 1251 et seq.) and the pretreatment regulations adopted pursuant to that
Act (40 CFR Part 403 ).
(b) The objectives of this chapter are:
prevent the introduction of pollutants into the WPCF that will interfere with
its operation or contaminate the resulting sludge;
(2) To prevent the
introduction of pollutants into the WPCF which will pass through the WPCF
inadequately treated, into the receiving water or the atmosphere or be otherwise
incompatible with the WPCF;
(3) To promote reuse and recycling of industrial
wastewater and sludge from the WPCF;
(4) To provide for equitable
distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance and improvement of the
(5) To protect both WPCF personnel who may be affected by wastewater
and sludge in the course of their employment and the general public;
enable the city to comply with its NPDES Permit conditions, sludge use and
disposal requirements, and all federal or state laws to which the WPCF is
(7) To enable the city to comply with foreseeable extensions of
federal or state regulations, including implementation of National Toxics Rule
or California Toxics Rule criteria promulgated pursuant to the Act and contained
40 CFR Part 131, or a water quality control plan adopted or proposed by the
State Water Resources Control Board pursuant to Water Code Section
(c) This chapter provides for the regulation of direct and indirect
dischargers to the WPCF through the issuance of wastewater discharge permits to
certain nondomestic users, including all industrial users and enforcement of
general requirements for other users; authorizes monitoring, compliance and
enforcement activities; requires industrial user reporting; assumes that
existing users' capacity will not be preempted; and provides for the setting of
fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the programs
established in this chapter.
(d) This chapter shall apply both to persons in
the city and to persons outside the city who are users of the WPCF.
chapter establishes both a wastewater industrial pretreatment program (the
“WIPP”) and a pollution prevention program (the “PPP”).
The WIPP establishes regulations applicable to all SIUs and CIUs, including
mandatory permitting and discharge requirements, sampling and reporting. The PPP
is intended to supplement the WIPP by allowing the oversight of users who are
not SIUs or CIUs, but whose discharge may be of concern to the WPCF. Where users
are identified as having the potential to be regulated under the WIPP in the
future or as discharging a pollutant of concern, the director may impose
regulations including permitting and discharge requirements, sampling and
reporting. (Ord. No. 1271, § 1 (part).)