District Code

MT. VIEW SANITARY DISTRICT CODE

Preface

With its origin in existing District ordinances and practices, the Mt. View Sanitary District Code, was first adopted in 2010 and substantially amended and reissued in 2013. The Code is intended to organize the rules, regulations and policies of the District in an accessible document for District officials, employees and members of the public.

Organized by subject matter, each section in the Code designates, in sequence, the numbers of the chapter and section. Thus, section 5.2.2.1 is Section 2.2.1 located in Chapter 5. In parentheses following each section is a reference to the specific ordinance which established the provisions of that section. Amendments are indicated by additional parenthetical reference. Statutory references in the Code refer users to those portions of the State of California statutes that are applicable to the regulations of the District.

When the Code is amended, Supplements which contain the amendments will be transmitted by memorandum. The memorandum will identify the supplement by number and by date of issuance. The Supplement will identify the enacting ordinance and date of the amendments. It will also contain an Insertion Guide which indicates the pages to be removed and the pages to be inserted. The Insertion Guide will also indicate the number of the section revised the section title, the pages to be inserted and a comment regarding the reason for the revision.
The Appendix to the Code contains a Supplement History Table. Updates to the Supplement History Table will be provided with the memorandum transmitting each Supplement. The updated Supplement History Table should be inserted into the Appendix and maintained together with the transmittal memorandums the Supplements as they are issued.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Definitions                                                                                                               

Section

1.1       Purpose…………………………………………………………. 1-1

1.2       Words, Terms and Phrases Defined …………………………………. 1-1

Chapter 2        General Provisions Governing District Organization and Operations

Section

2.1       Authority For and Purpose of Code………………………………….. 2-1

2.2       Office and Mailing Addresses………………………………………….. 2-1

2.3       Observance of Code……………………………………………………… 2-1

2.4       District Organizational Structure……………………………………….. 2-1

2.5       Board of Directors…………………………………………………………. 2-2

2.6       Standing Committees……………………………………………………… 2-5

2.7       Other Committees…………………………………………………………. 2-6

2.8       Rules Governing Committees…………………………………………… 2-6

2.9       Board Member Compensation and Expenses……………………… 2-6

2.10     Conference Attendance and Memberships ………………………… 2-7

2.11     Policies and Procedures Manual ………………………………………. 2-7

2.12     Sale of Surplus Property…………………………………………………. 2-7

Chapter 3        Regulations Governing the Use of Wastewater Facilities

Section

3.1       Purpose and Policy………………………………………………………… 3-1

3.2       Objectives of Chapter…………………………………………………….. 3-1

3.3       Permits for Non-Domestic Users……………………………………… 3-1

3.4       Administration of Permits………………………………………………… 3-2

3.5       Permissible Discharges……………………………………………………. 3-2

3.6       General Discharge Prohibitions…………………………………………. 3-2

3.7       Specific Discharge Prohibitions………………………………………… 3-2

3.8       Prohibited Discharge Location…………………………………………. 3-5

3.9       Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards……………………….. 3-5

3.10     Specific Pollutant Limitations……………………………………………. 3-6

3.11     State Requirements………………………………………………………… 3-7

3.12     District’s Right of Revision………………………………………………. 3-7

3.13     Excessive Discharge………………………………………………………. 3-7

3.14     Accidental Discharges…………………………………………………….. 3-8

3.15     Hazardous Waste Discharges…………………………………………… 3-9

3.16     Grease Removal Devices and Sand-Oil Interceptors…………….. 3-9

3.17     Acceptance of Wastewater from Cleanup Projects………………. 3-11

3.18     Swimming Pools, Spas, and Fountains……………………………….. 3-12

3.19     Car, Truck, Recreational Vehicle and Bus Washes………………. 3-13

3.20     Stormwater and Unpolluted Drainage………………………………… 3-13

3.21     Amalgam Separators and Best Management Practices

for Dental Offices………………………………………………………….. 3-14

3.22     Fees……………………………………………………………………………. 3-14

3.23     Administration………………………………………………………………. 3-15

3.24     Monitoring Facilities ………………………………………………………. 3-15

3.25     Inspection and Sampling…………………………………………………. 3-16

3.26     Pretreatment…………………………………………………………………. 3-16

3.27     Public Notification of Violations……………………………………….. 3-17

3.28     Confidential Information………………………………………………….. 3-17

3.29     Enforcement…………………………………………………………………. 3-18

Chapter 4        Regulations Governing the Construction Of

Wastewater Facilities

Section

4.1       Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 4-1

4.2       Effect of Article…………………………………………………………….. 4-1

4.3       Design and Construction Standards…………………………………… 4-1

4.4       Rules and Regulations…………………………………………………….. 4-2

4.5       Private Sewage Disposal…………………………………………………. 4-3

4.6       Side Sewers and Connections………………………………………….. 4-3

4.7       Public Sewer Construction (Sewer Mains)…………………………. 4-7

4.8       Subdivisions and Developments……………………………………….. 4-11

4.9       Rebate Sewers……………………………………………………………… 4-12

Chapter 5        Permits 

Section

5.1       Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 5-1

5.2       Permits General…………………………………………………………….. 5-1

5.3       Sewer Construction Permits…………………………………………….. 5-2

5.4       Sewer Connection Permits………………………………………………. 5-5

5.5       Wastewater Contribution Permits……………………………………… 5-6

5.6       Waste Hauler Permit………………………………………………………. 5-13

5.7       Swimming Pool, Spa and Fountain Discharge Permits ………….. 5-14

Chapter 6        Easements

Section

6.1       Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 6-1

6.2       Easements……………………………………………………………………. 6-1

6.3       Abandonment of Easements…………………………………………….. 6-1

6.4       District Policies Concerning Easements………………………………. 6-2

6.5       Creation of District Easements…………………………………………. 6-3

6.6       Minimum Standards for Easements……………………………………. 6-3

6.7       Unlawful Acts……………………………………………………………….. 6-4

Chapter 7        Fees, Rates and Charges and Other Financial Matters

Section

7.1       Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 7-1

7.2       Sewer Service Charges…………………………………………………… 7-1

7.3       Interim Use Fee…………………………………………………………….. 7-8

7.4       Plan Review Fees …………………………………………………………. 7-8

7.5       Mapping Fees Deposit Required………………………………………. 7-10

7.6       Inspection Fees…………………………………………………………….. 7-10

7.7       Annexation Fees……………………………………………………………. 7-11

7.8       Trunk Sewer and Plant Capacity Connection Fees………………. 7-12

7.9       Sewer Service Policy for Mobile Home/Recreational

Vehicle/Residential Trailer, and for Temporary Mobile Home

used as a Home or Office………………………………………………. 7-15

7.10     Sewer Permit Extension Fee……………………………………………. 7-15

7.11     Security for Mainline Sewer Construction…………………………… 7-15

7.12     Deposit for Corrective or Emergency Work……………………….. 7-18

7.13     Insurance……………………………………………………………………… 7-19

7.14     Rebate Fees…………………………………………………………………. 7-19

7.15     Wastewater Contribution Permit Fees……………………………….. 7-21

7.16     Rates for Collection and Disposal of Refuse……………………….. 7-22

7.17     Automatic Adjustments…………………………………………………… 7-23

7.18     Attorney’s Fees…………………………………………………………….. 7-23

7.19     Miscellaneous Charges and Fees………………………………………. 7-24

7.20     Penalties for Delinquencies………………………………………………. 7-24

7.21     Schedule of Charges and Fees…………………………………………. 7-24

Table 7-1, Schedule of Charges and Fees

Chapter 8        REFUSE

Section

8.1       Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 8-1

8.2       General Provisions…………………………………………………………. 8-1

8.3       Regulation for Accumulation…………………………………………….. 8-1

8.4       Transportation………………………………………………………………. 8-2

8.5       Violations…………………………………………………………………….. 8-2

8.6       Ownership of Refuse……………………………………………………… 8-2

8.7       Rules and Regulations – Appeal Process……………………………. 8-2

8.8       Inspection for Sanitation………………………………………………….. 8-3

8.9       Removal Generally…………………………………………………………. 8-3

8.10     Disposal Areas and Transfer Stations………………………………… 8-3

8.11     Prohibited Disposal………………………………………………………… 8-3

8.12     Exceptions – Disposal Permitted………………………………………. 8-4

8.13     Mandatory Subscription Required…………………………………….. 8-5

8.14     Failure to Pay Authorized Collector…………………………………… 8-6

8.15     Collection Billing……………………………………………………………. 8-6

8.16     Collection Schedule……………………………………………………….. 8-6

8.17     Refuse Licensing and Franchising Requirements…………………… 8-6

8.18     Exceptions to Licensing and Franchising Requirements………….. 8-7

8.19     Interference with authorized Collector Prohibited…………………. 8-7

8.20     Requirements Generally for Vehicles, Conveyances,

and Containers …………………………………………………………….. 8-7

8.21     Collection Vehicles and Hauling Requirements for Authorized

Collectors……………………………………………………………………. 8-8

8.22     Solid Waste Container Requirements………………………………… 8-8

8.23     Refuse Container Placement…………………………………………….. 8-10

8.24     Unlawful Acts……………………………………………………………….. 8-10

Chapter 9        Waivers

Section

9.1       Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 9-1

9.2       Grants of Waivers………………………………………………………….. 9-1

9.3       Limitations of Waivers……………………………………………………. 9-1

9.4       Required Determination………………………………………………….. 9-1

9.5       Procedures…………………………………………………………………… 9-2

Chapter 10      Enforcement

Section

10.1     Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 10-1

10.2     Responsibility……………………………………………………………….. 10-1

10.3     Violation………………………………………………………………………. 10-1

10.4     Public Nuisance…………………………………………………………….. 10-1

10.5     Liability for Violation………………………………………………………. 10-1

10.6     Enforcement Mechanisms……………………………………………….. 10-2

10.7     Informal Administrative Actions Including Notice of

Violation and Warning Notices…………………………………………. 10-2

10.8     Administrative Orders and Compliance Schedules……………….. 10-3

10.9     Required Sampling and Evaluation Enforcement ………………….. 10-3

10.10   Suspension or Termination of Service………………………………… 10-4

10.11   Administrative Civil Penalties……………………………………………. 10-5

10.12   Show Cause Hearing……………………………………………………… 10-6

10.13   Legal Action…………………………………………………………………. 10-7

10.14   Criminal Penalties………………………………………………………….. 10-7

10.15   Enforcement…………………………………………………………………. 10-8

10.16   Enforcement Costs………………………………………………………… 10-8

10.17   Remedies Cumulative……………………………………………………… 10-8

Chapter 11      Appeals

Section

11.1     Purpose……………………………………………………………………….. 11-1

11.2     Appeal of Engineer’s Determination………………………………….. 11-1

11.3     Appeal to District Board…………………………………………………. 11-1

11.4     Notice of Hearing………………………………………………………….. 11-1

11.5     Hearing……………………………………………………………………….. 11-1

11.6     Appeal from Decision of District Board …………………………….. 11-2

Appendix     Supplement History

Supplement History Table………………………………………………………….. A-1

Supplement No.1 Memorandum & Insertion Guide

Supplement No.2 Memorandum & Insertion Guide