Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this article shall be as follows:

(a)   “Sewage Works” shall mean all facilities for collecting, pumping, treating, and disposing of sewage.

(b)   [Reserved.]

(c)   “Sewage” shall mean a combination of the water carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments, together with such ground and surface waters as may be present.

(d)   “Sewer” shall mean a pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.

(e)   “Public Sewer” shall mean a sewer in which all owners of abutting properties have equal rights, and is controlled by public authority.

(f)   “Combined Sewers” meaning sewers receiving both surface runoff and sewage, are not permitted.

(g)   “Sanitary Sewer” shall mean a sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface, and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.

(h)   “Storm Sewer” or “Storm Drain” shall mean a sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage; but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes.

(i)    “Sewage Treatment Plant” shall mean any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.

(j)    “Industrial Wastes” shall mean the liquid wastes from industrial processes as distinct from sanitary sewage.

(k)   “Garbage” shall mean solid wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.

(l)    “Properly shredded Garbage” shall mean the wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particles greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.

(m)  “Building Drain” shall mean that part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning 5 feet outside the inner face of the building wall.

(n)   “Building Sewer” shall mean the extension from the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal.

(o)   “B.O.D.” (denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand) shall mean the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in 5 days at 20 degrees C., expressed in parts per million by weight.

(p)   “PH” shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.

(q)   “Suspended Solids” shall mean solids that either float on the surface of, or are in suspension in water, sewage, or other liquids; and which are removable by laboratory filtering.

(r)    “Natural Outlet” shall mean any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water.

(s)   “Watercourse” shall mean a channel in which a flow of water occurs, either continuously or intermittently.

(t)    “Person” shall mean any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.

(u)   “Shall” is mandatory, “May” is permissive.

(Ord. 84, Sec. 101:102; Code 2011)

No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance, or equipment which is a part of the municipal sewage works. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest under charge of disorderly conduct.

(Ord. 84, Sec. 601)

The Governing Body of the City of Andover, Kansas shall appoint a Building Official who shall make all inspections of plumbing in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 16, Article 1 - 5.

(Ord. 11, Sec. 2)

The Director of Public Works and other duly authorized employees of the City bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 16, Article 1 - 5. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 701; Code 2011)

Any person found to be violating any provision of this Chapter (Article 1 - 5) except Section 16-102, or where other penalty is provided, shall be served by the City with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof.  The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations. 

(Ord. 84, Sec. 901)

Any person, group of persons, agents, tenants, or any one or more persons occupying lands or representing the owner or occupants of lands upon which, or to which, a sanitary sewer connection has been made, shall be required to comply with all provisions of Chapter XVI of the Code of the City of Andover dealing with sewer service and regulations.  The violation of any provision within Chapter XVI of said Code shall constitute a misdemeanor and such violator shall be assessed a penalty of up to $500.00 and may be incarcerated in the county jail for up to a period of 6 months on account of each such violation.

(Ord. 578, Sec. 1)

Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter 16, Article 1-5 shall become liable to the City of Andover, Kansas for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation. 

(Ord. 83, Sec. 903)

In certain cases where additional fixtures are required, alterations are to be made, or work must be done which cannot be practicably constructed within the provisions of this article, a special permit may be used by the plumbing inspector for this work if in his judgment the conditions require it, and all construction of old and condemned plumbing work shall be done in accordance with the provisions of this article.  The Governing Body of the City of Andover, Kansas may grant permission for certain things, which may be outside of this article. 

(Ord. 11, Sec. 18)