2.1 Prohibited Discharge Standards

A. General Prohibitions. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes pass-through or interference. These general prohibitions apply to all users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical pretreatment standards or any other National, State, or local pretreatment standards or requirements. It is acknowledged that certain contracts may exist which may be in partial conflict with this ordinance and in those cases the contract shall govern provided that NPDES compliance is not jeopardized.

B. Specific Prohibitions - Peru POTW. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the Peru POTW the following pollutants, substances, or wastewater:

  1. Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the collection system or POTW, including, but not limited to, waste streams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less that 140°F (60°C) using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
  2. Wastewater having a pH less than 6.0 or more than 10.5, or otherwise causing corrosive structural damage to the POTW or equipment;
  3. Any solid or viscous substances in amounts which will cause obstructions of the flow in the collection system or at the POTW resulting in interference.
  4. Pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, etc), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with the POTW
  5. Wastewater having a temperature greater than 130°F (54.4°C), or which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 104°F (40°C).
  6. Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through;
  7. Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or no, in excess of 100 mg/l or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32°F and 150°F.
  8. Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the POTW sewers including in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems. Noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids, or other wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life, or to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance or repair;
  9. Trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the Superintendent in accordance with Section 3.4 or this ordinance;
  10. Wastewater which imparts color which cannot be removed by the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions, which consequently impart color to the treatment plant’s effluent, thereby violating the POTW NPDES Permit;
  11. Wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes except in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations;
  12. Storm water, surface water, ground water, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water, and unpolluted wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent;
  13. Sludges, screenings, or other residues from the pretreatment of industrial wastes;
  14. Medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the Superintendent in a wastewater discharge permit;
  15. Wastewater causing, alone or in conjunction with other sources, the treatment plant’s effluent to fail a toxicity test;
  16. Detergents, surface-active agents, or other substances which may cause excessive foaming in the POTW or in the receiving stream;
  17. Instantaneous flows and loadings which are in excess of the capacity of the treatment facilities or are likely to cause overflow conditions are prohibited.

Pollutants, substances, or wastewater prohibited by this section shall not be processed or stored in such a manner that they could be discharged to the POTW.

C. Specific Prohibitions - Grissom POTW. No user shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the Grissom POTW the following pollutants, substances, or wastewater:

  1. Pollutants which create a fire or explosive hazard in the collection system or POTW, including, but not limited to, waste streams with a closed-cup flashpoint of less that 140°F (60°C) using the test methods specified in 40 CFR 261.21;
  2. Wastewater having a pH less than 6.0 or more than 10.5, or otherwise causing corrosive structural damage to the POTW or equipment;
  3. Any solid or viscous substances in amounts which will cause obstructions of the flow in the collection system or at the POTW resulting in interference.
  4. Pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants (BOD, etc), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with the POTW.
  5. Wastewater having a temperature greater than 130°F (54.4°C), or which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment plant resulting in interference, but in no case wastewater which causes the temperature at the introduction into the treatment plant to exceed 104°F (40°C).
  6. Petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or products of mineral oil origin, in amounts that will cause interference or pass through;
  7. 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°F and 150°F.
  8. Pollutants which result in the presence of toxic gases, vapors, or fumes within the POTW sewers including in a quantity that may cause acute worker health and safety problems. Noxious or malodorous liquids, gases, solids, or other wastewater which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are sufficient to create a public nuisance or a hazard to life, or to prevent entry into the sewers for maintenance or repair;
  9. Trucked or hauled pollutants, except at discharge points designated by the Superintendent in accordance with Section 3.4 or this ordinance;
  10. Wastewater which imparts color which cannot be removed by the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions, which consequently impart color to the treatment plant’s effluent, thereby violating the POTW NPDES Permit;
  11. Wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes except in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations;
  12. Storm water, surface water, ground water, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water, and unpolluted wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the Superintendent;
  13. Sludges, screenings, or other residues from the pretreatment of industrial wastes;
  14. Medical wastes, except as specifically authorized by the Superintendent in a wastewater discharge permit;
  15. Wastewater causing, alone or in conjunction with other sources, the treatment plant’s effluent to fail a toxicity test;
  16. Detergents, surface-active agents, or other substances which may cause excessive foaming in the POTW or in the receiving stream;
  17. Instantaneous flows and loadings which are in excess of the capacity of the treatment facilities or are likely to cause overflow conditions are prohibited.

Pollutants, substances, or wastewater prohibited by this section shall not be processed or stored in such a manner that they could be discharged to the POTW.