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A. General Provisions. Septic tank, cesspool or chemical toilet effluent which does not contain concentrations of industrial waste, oil, grease or any other substances prohibited in CVWDC 4.05.340, except for the BOD, cBOD, total dissolved solids, and total suspended solids limitation, may be placed in a water reclamation plant if a permit is first obtained from CVWD.

B. Permit. The permit for discharging septic tank, cesspool or chemical toilet effluent into the water reclamation plant may be granted only upon written application by a person engaged in the business of disposing of said effluent. A liquid waste hauler load ticket book will be issued for the billing purposes. Each load ticket is numbered serially and shall be returned to CVWD at the time of discharge. If the load tickets are not returned in sequential order or accounted for, or the gallons of effluent discharged is not listed, the permittee will be charged based on the volume of the assigned vehicle at the then prevailing fee schedule. See Table A-2.6.

An application charge will be paid at the time the application is made. The fee includes three trucks. Supplemental fees apply to additional trucks. See Table A-2.6. This charge shall be forfeited and a new application charge shall be paid prior to any future placement of effluent in the water reclamation plant if any load contains any of the substances prohibited in subsection (A) of this section. This charge is in addition to penalties imposed in CVWDC 4.05.400.

1. Permit Duration. Permits for discharging septic tank, cesspool, or chemical toilet effluent into the water reclamation plant shall be issued for a specified time period not to exceed five years.

2. Permit Modification. The general manager or designated representative of CVWD may modify a permit for good cause including, but not limited to, the following:

a. To incorporate any new or revised federal, state or local requirements;

b. To incorporate new vehicles, or remove those no longer in service;

c. A change in any condition at the water reclamation plant that requires either a temporary or permanent reduction or elimination of the authorized discharge;

d. Information indicating that the permitted discharge poses a threat to the sanitation system, CVWD personnel, or CVWD compliance with an order issued by the regional water quality control board, Colorado River region;

e. Violation of any terms or conditions of the permit;

f. Misrepresentation or failure to disclose fully all relevant facts in the application or in any required reporting;

g. To correct typographical or other errors in the permit.

3. Permit Termination. Permits may be revoked for good cause including, but not limited to:

a. Falsifying load tickets or other reports;

b. Tampering with the septage receiving station, including discharging septage effluent on ground or undesignated areas of the plant;

c. Refusing to allow water reclamation plant personnel to collect a sample of a truck’s contents;

d. Failure to meet effluent limitations;

e. Failure to pay fines;

f. Failure to pay charges and fees;

g. Failure to provide proper insurance certificates and endorsements. Insurance must be kept up to date for the duration of the permit. If insurance lapses, reactivation fees per truck will apply. See Table A-2.6.

4. Permit Application and Renewal Fees. The discharger shall apply for permit by submitting a complete permit application and fee. The application and fee to renew permits shall be submitted a minimum of 90 days prior to the expiration of the discharger’s existing permit. See Table A-2.6. (Ord. 1427.1, 2017)