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Opelika Sewer Code

The following Adobe PDF files contain regulations within the Opelika Code pertaining to sewers and sewage disposal.  The files are arranged by divisions within the code as outlined below.

PDF Icon Division 1. Generally

Definitions
Use of public sewers required
Private sewage disposal
Damaging, etc., sewers
Inspections and entry powers of inspectors
Violations

PDF Icon Division 2. Building Sewers and Connections

Connection Permit
Connection costs and liability for same
Separate and independent building sewers required
Use of old building sewers
Size, slope, etc., of sewers; trenches, etc.
Elevation of building sewer and lifts
Connection of downspouts into public sewers
Connection of building sewer to public sewer
Inspections
Excavations
Tapping fees

PDF Icon Division 3. Harmful or Restricted Discharges

Stormwater, groundwater, etc.
Items totally prohibited
Items restricted
Interceptors
Preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities
Control manhole
Measurements and tests
Special agreements
Sewage from septic tanks and portable toilets; charges

PDF Icon Division 4. Rates and Charges

Implementation of service charges
Deposits, delinquency fees, etc.
Collection and billing procedures
Procedure for refund of sewer charges

PDF Icon Division 5. Waste Water Collection and Treatment

PDF Icon Subdivision 1. Generally
General Provisions
Definitions
Abbreviations
Charges and Fees for Recovery of Costs
Penalty; costs

PDF Icon Subdivision 2. Waste Water Contribution Regulations
General discharge prohibitions
Federal categorical pretreatment standards
Modifications of federal categorical pretreatment standards
Pollutant limitations
State requirements
City's right of revision
Excessive discharge
Accidential discharges

PDF Icon Subdivision 3. Administration and Enforcement
Superindendent of sewage works to administer, implement and enforce division provisions
Industrial waste water discharge permits
Reporting requirements for permittee
Monitoring facilities
Inspections and sampling
Damaging equipment
Industrial pretreatment
Confidential information
Harmful contributions
Revocation of discharge permit
Violations of this section
Notification of violation
Show cause hearing
Legal action

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