SECTION 98-15 [MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS]

(A) Pretreatment Charges and Fees

CCWA may adopt reasonable fees for reimbursement of costs of setting up and operating CCWA's Pretreatment Program that may include:

  1. Fees for wastewater discharge permit applications including the cost of processing such applications;
  2. Fees for monitoring, inspection, and surveillance procedures including the cost of collection and analyzing a user's discharge, and reviewing monitoring reports submitted by users;
  3. Fees for reviewing and responding to accidental discharge procedures and construction;
  4. Fees for filing appeals; and
  5. Other fees as CCWA may deem necessary to carry out the requirements contained herein. These fees relate solely to the matters covered by this ordinance and are separate from all other fees, fines, and penalties chargeable by CCWA.

(B) Hardship Variances

Any person or user, upon written application to the Manager, who shows, in the case of the activity being conducted or operated, that compliance with a section of this ordinance should either be impossible or would constitute an undue hardship because of time limitations, may be granted a variance. The variance, granted by the Manager, shall be for a reasonable time. The Manager may grant a variance on the condition that the person receiving it submit plans for the installation of pretreatment facilities to the Manager within six (6) months from the date of issuance of the variance. A variance shall not be granted under the provisions of this section where the person applying therefore is causing a nuisance or other injury to the public. Any variance granted under the provisions of this section shall not relieve the person receiving the variance from any liability or penalties imposed by law for the commission or maintenance of a public nuisance.

(C) Severability

If any provision of this ordinance is invalidated by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions shall not be effected and shall continue in full force and effect.

(D) Recovery of Costs Incurred

CCWA shall have the right to bill user for recovery of cost incurred when said user is determined to be in violation of the regulations in this sewer use ordinance.