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Sewer Ordinances

Relation to I/I

Discharge of stormwater into the sanitary sewer system is illegal within the City of Oregon and is in violation of the Oregon Codified Ordinances, specifically:


No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.
(Ord. 155-1977. Passed 8-8-1977.)


(a) Notification of Violation; Time Limit. Any person found to be violating any provisions of this chapter except Section 925.41, shall be served by the City with a written notice, stating the nature of the violation, sent by first class mail to the person apparently guilty of the violation. This notice shall be deemed sufficient, in the event of violation, if sent to the address of that person as shown on water account records. The notice shall, in all cases, set forth a time limit during which all noted violation shall cease and be abated, and appropriate corrective action taken, and if the violator shall not thus comply, the provisions of the following paragraph shall then apply.

(b) Violation Beyond Time Limit; Penalty. Any person who continues any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Section 925.99(a) is guilty of a misdemeanor, of the second degree and shall be punished as provided in Section 501.99 of the General Offenses Code.

(c) Whoever violates Section 925.41 is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree and shall be punished as provided in Section 501.99 of the General offenses Code.

(d) Liability to City. Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter is liable to the City for any expense, loss or damage occasioned the City by reason of such violation, notwithstanding whether such person may have been prosecuted for a violation of the terms of this chapter.

Violation of State and/or Federal Regulations. Any person violating State of Ohio and/or Federal regulations as a consequence of violating any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to penalties imposed by State and/or Federal regulations, irrespective of the provisions of Section 925.99 of this chapter.
(Ord. 155-1977. Passed 8-8-77.)