The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Board means the board of trustees or any duly authorized officials acting in its behalf.
BOD or biochemical oxygen demand has the meaning assigned to it in section 19-21.
Commercial user means any establishment involved in a commercial enterprise, business or service which based on a determination by the Town, discharges primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
Debt service costs means the average annual principal and interest payments on all outstanding revenue bonds or other long-term capital debt.
Excessive strength surcharges means an additional charge which is billed to users for treating sewage wastes with an average strength in excess of normal domestic sewage.
Governmental user means any federal, state, or local governmental user of the wastewater treatment works.
Industrial use means any manufacturing or processing facility that discharges industrial waste to a publicly owned treatment works.
Industrial wastes means the wastewater discharges from industrial, trade or business processes as distinct from employee wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
Institutional user means any establishment involved in a social, charitable, religious, and/or educational function which, based on a determination by the Town, discharges primarily segregated domestic wastes or wastes from sanitary conveniences.
Normal domestic sewage (for the purpose of determining surcharges) means wastewater or sewage having an average daily concentration as follows:
1. BOD not more than two hundred forty (240) mg/l;
2. S.S. not more than two hundred forty (240) mg/l;
as defined by origin, wastewaters from segregated domestic and/or sanitary conveniences as distinct from wastes from industrial processes.
NPDES (national pollutant discharge elimination system) permit has the meaning assigned to it in section 19-21.
Operation and maintenance costs include all costs, direct and indirect, necessary to provide adequate wastewater collection, transport and treatment on a continuing basis and produce discharges to receiving waters that conform with all related federal, state and local requirements. These costs include replacement.
Other services charges means tap charges, connection charges, area charges, and other identifiable charges, other than user charges, debt service charges and excessive strength surcharges.
Replacement costs means the expenditures for obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances which are necessary during the service life of the sewage works equipment to maintain the capacity and performance for which such works were designed and constructed.
Residential user means a user of the treatment work whose premises or building is used primarily as a residence for one (1) or more persons, including all dwelling units, etc.
Sewage has the meaning assigned to it in section 19-21.
S.S. or suspended solids has the meaning assigned to it in section 19-21.
Town means the Town acting by and through the board of trustees.
User charge means a charge levied on users of the wastewater treatment works for the cost of operation and maintenance of such works pursuant to section 204(b) of Public Law 92-500.
User class means the division of wastewater treatment customers by source, function, waste characteristics, and process or discharge similarities (i.e., residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and governmental in the user charge system and as industrial and nonindustrial in the industrial cost recovery system).