6.17 Suspension of Storm Sewer Access
(A) Suspension due to Illicit Discharges in Emergency Situations. The Director of Public Works, the City Utilities Manager, or their authorized representative may, without prior notice, suspend stormwater discharge access to a person when such suspension is necessary to stop an actual or threatened discharge which presents or may present imminent and substantial danger to the environment, or to the health or welfare of persons, or to the City infrastructure or Waters of the United States. If the violator fails to comply with a suspension order issued in an emergency, the authorized enforcement agency may take such steps as deemed necessary to prevent or minimize damage to the infrastructure, or Waters of the United States, or to minimize danger to persons.
(B) Suspension due to the Detection of Illicit Discharge. Any person discharging to the City Strom Water System in violation of this ordinance may have their access terminated if such termination would abate or reduce an illicit discharge. The Director of Public Works or their authorized representative will notify a violator of the proposed termination of stormwater system access. The violator may petition the Board of Public Works for a reconsideration and hearing.
(C) A person commits an offense if the person reinstates stormwater access to premises terminated pursuant to this Section, without the prior approval of the Board of Public Works. (created #4592 1/13/11)