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Union County, North Carolina

Sewer Use Ordinance

Sewer Use Ordinance

What is the Sewer Use Ordinance?

This ordinance provides for the regulation of direct and indirect contributors to the municipal wastewater system, through the issuance of permits to certain non-domestic users and through enforcement of general requirements for the other users, authorizes monitoring and enforcement activities, requires user reporting and provides for the setting of fees for the equitable distribution of costs resulting from the program established herein.

The objectives of this ordinance are:

  • To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal wastewater system which will interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the resulting sludge;
  • To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the municipal wastewater system which will pass through the system, inadequately treated, into any waters of the State or otherwise be incompatible with the system;
  • To promote reuse and recycling of industrial wastewater and sludge from the municipal system;
  • To protect both municipal personnel who may be affected by sewage, sludge and effluent in the course of their employment as well as protecting the general public;
  • To provide for equitable distribution of the cost of operation, maintenance and improvement of the municipal wastewater system; and
  • To ensure that the municipality complies with its NPDES or Non-discharge Permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements and any other Federal or State laws to which the municipal wastewater system is subject.