Septage Hauler Info


ATTENTION SEPTAGE HAULERS


206-2. Violations and penalties.


 C.  


Any person found to be in violation of§ 206-38 including , but not limited to,


 

misrepresentations respecting the origin of dumped septage ,shall be guilty


of misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined $100 for each 


violation and in addition shall be subject  to revocation  of his permit.



D.  


Any person in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall become liable to the 


Town for any expense, loss, or damage occasioned the Town by reason of such violation.


 206-38. Regulations relative to sewage/septage dumping.



A. The facilities of the wastewater treatment plant shall be available for disposal


    of septage waste as follows:


(5) 



Residential Septic tank waste originating from the neighboring towns 


in Washington County, Rhode Island, with Rhode Island Department of


Environmental Management approved  on site wastewater management plans


may be accepted at the Town wastewater treatment facility from


October through Mav  when capacity exists, as determined by the facility 


superintendent, and only after the needs of Westerly residents 


 has been satisfied on any particular day. [Amended  2-14-2005 by Ch. No.1524]


 

BE ADVISED  THAT THE ONLY OTHER TOWN AUTHORIZED


TO USE THE WESTERLY FACILITY FROM OCTOBER THROUGH MAY IS CHARLESTOWN!


SEPTAGE  FROM OTHER TOWNS DISPOSED OF AT THE WESTERLY FACILITY AT ANY TIME CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION AND IS SUBJECT TO THE FINES AND PENALTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION 206-2(C)&(D) ABOVE.


SEPTAGE  FROM ANY TOWN OTHER THAN WESTERLY DISPOSED OF AT THE WESTERLY FACILITY DURING THE MONTHS OF JUNE, JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION AND IS SUBJECT TO THE FINES AND PENALTIES CONTAINED IN SECTION 206-2(C)&(D) ABOVE.


BE AWARE  THAT PARTS OF BRADFORD AND BURDICKVILLE ARE NOT IN WESTERLY! 

WHEN IN DOUBT ASK THE HOMEOWNER WHAT TOWN THEY PAY THEIR PROPERTY TAXES TO. ASHAWAY IS NOT IN WESTERLY OR CHARLESTOWN!


 IT IS THE HAULERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT DISPOSE OF 

SEPTAGE AT THE WESTERLY FACILITY IN VIOLATION OFTHESE REGULATIONS.


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Septage Hauler Full Town Ordinance

§ 206-38Regulations relative to sewage/septage dumping. 

A. 

The facilities of the wastewater treatment plant shall be available for disposal of septage waste as follows:

(1) 

All disposal must be at the MarginStreet wastewater facility only unless authorized by, and under the supervision of, the Director of Public Works or his designee.

(2) 

Residential property owners located within the Town may use the facility for residential septic tank waste.

(3) 

Nonresidential property owners located within the Town may use the facility for disposal of nonresidential septic tankwaste only upon a permit obtained from the Department of Public Works.

(4) 

Permits issued pursuant to Subsection A(3) above shall beissued upon such conditions as may be imposed by the Director of Public Works and only upon a finding of compliance with the provisions of the Town’s industrial Waste Pretreatment Ordinance as applicable.

(5) 

Residential septic tank wasteoriginating from neighboring towns in Washington County, Rhode Island, with Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management approved on-site wastewater management plans may be accepted at the Town wastewater treatment facility from October through May when capacity exists, as determined by the facility superintendent, and only after the needs of Westerly residents has been satisfied on any particular day.

[Amended 2-14-2005 by Ch. No. 1524]

B. 

Trucked sewage/septage shall only be accepted at the Town’s wastewater treatment facility from sewage/septage wastehaulers holding permits issued by the Town for such purpose, and such permitted hauler shall act as agent for the owner/generator of the waste in delivering the waste to the facility and in remitting the fees therefor.

[Amended 2-14-2005 by Ch. No. 1524]

C. 

No person shall dump or cause to be dumped trucked sewage or septage, either individually or as an agent for another, at the wastewater treatment plant at the Margin Street facility unless the person has been issued and holds:

1) 

A septage disposal permit to remove,transport, and discharge sewage/septage at the Town wastewater treatment plant,issued by the Director of Public Works.

(2) 

A disposal vehicle permit issued by the Department of Environmental Management listing each vehicle to be utilized for sewage/septage hauling.

D. 

No person shall be issued a permit to dump trucked sewage or septage into the public sewer system of the Town until such person has stipulated in writing that he understands the terms of this section and will abide by them.

E. 

Before being used to discharge sewage/septage into the public sewer system under the terms of a Town septage disposal permit:

(1) 

All vehicles shall be equipped with pumps, valves, hoses and accessories so that the waste can be deposited at the designated point without spillage.

(2) 

All vehicles shall be airtight and freefrom leakage.

(3) 

All apparatus shall be kept clean and well painted and shall have the name of the waste hauling company upon it in plain letters.

(4) 

No vehicle at any time, used for hauling sewage/septage to the Town wastewater treatment facility, shall be used to transport hazardous waste or waste oils.

(5) 

All vehicles shall be equipped with apparatus that allows for the measurement of the volume of the septage contained within the septage holding tank.

F. 

All trucked sewage/septage discharged at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant shall be accompanied by a data sheet upon which the following shall be recorded:

(1) 

Date of origin.

(2) 

Time of origin.

(3) 

Date of dumping.

(4) 

Time of dumping.

(5) 

Property owner’s name in full.

(6) 

Street address of origin.

(7) 

Town of origin.

(8) 

Telephone number of originator.

(9) 

Number of gallons originated.

(10) 

Total capacity of truck.

(11) 

Truck registration number.

(12) 

Agent’s name.

(13) 

Agent’s address.

(14) 

Signature of agent’s representative.

(15) 

Signature of treatment plant attendant.

(16) 

Permit number of commercial originator.

G. 

If a single tank load of sewage/septage delivered to the Town’s wastewater treatment plant has more than one point of origin, a separate data sheet must be submitted for each such point. At the discretion of the Director of Public Works, or his authorized agent, any residential or commercial property owner may be required to permit the Public Works Department to determine the capacity of the septic tank or cesspool serving any premises originating trucked sewage or septage to be discharged at the treatment plant.

H. 

All dumping must be made by appointment and cleared with the dumping station attendant upon arrival at the authorized dumping station, between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (excluding celebrated holidays).

I. 

No dumping shall be permitted after 4:00 p.m. on any day except upon prior approval of the Director of Public Works or his designee.

J. 

Acceptance of trucked sewage/septage on other than the date of origin shall be at the discretion of the Director of Public Works or his duly authorized agent.

K. 

All dumping on days and times other than outlined in Subsection H of this section must be cleared by the attendant of the wastewater treatment plant and shall be subject to a surcharge of $150 for a minimum of a four-hour period regardless of truck capacity and in addition to the established fee. If more than one septic hauler uses the facility during this four-hour period, the fee of $150shall be pro rated.

L. 

No permit shall be issued until evidence of liability insurance is provided to the Director of Public Works.

M. 

All charges shall be billed by the Department of Public Works to permitted sewage/septage waste haulers on a monthly basis and are payable within 30 days of the billing date. All accounts shall be paid before the next billing date. A delinquent account shall be the basis for the Director of Public Works to, after written notice, cancel any permit and declare any escrow or bond to be forfeited.

N. 

No permit shall be issued until a bond or cash escrow deposit in the sum of $1,000 is provided to the Director of Finance to be maintained for the duration of the permit.

O. 

The Director of Public Works shall provide record reporting forms and shall cause to be kept a record of all dumping of trucked sewage/septage into the public sewer system of the Town.

§ 206-39 Charges for dumping trucked sewage. 

A. 

Any person authorized to use the public sewerage system for the dumping of trucked sewage/septage or other liquidsanitary wastes shall pay to the Westerly Sewer Department $0.06 for each gallon dumped into the system, the origin of which is within the limits of the Town of Westerly.

[Amended 2-14-2005 by Ch. No. 1524]

B. 

Any person authorized to use the public sewerage system for the dumping of trucked sewage/septage or other liquid sanitary wastes shall pay to the Westerly Sewer Department $0.07 for each gallon dumped into the system, the origin of which is outside the limits of the Town of Westerly.

[Amended 2-14-2005 by Ch. No. 1524]

C. 

Householders within the sewer district who are subject to a sewer user charge and who, under the current regulations of the Department of Public Works, cannot connect to the sewer system shall have their cesspools or septic tanks pumped out as required upon notification to the Director of Public Works, or his designee within the Public WorksDepartment. No charge shall be levied upon tank trucks for any portion of a load which consists of such wastes, provided that evidence of load origin,certified by the property owner or occupant and the tank truck operator, shall be furnished to the Town’s wastewater plant operator or the dumping station attendant