All development in the City of Augusta is required to control stormwater runoff and prevent erosion and sedimentation. An adequate drainage and erosion control system shall be provided including temporary and/or permanent appurtenances as necessary such as swales, ditches, mulch, hay bales, erosion control mesh, sedimentation basins, detention/retention basins, culvert/underdrain/stormwater conveyance pipes, catch basins, and manholes to assure that stormwater and other surface flows are effectively conveyed from the development and that groundwater is intercepted and conveyed from the development and that groundwater is intercepted and conveyed away from the street aggregate base/subbase in compliance with the guidelines contained herein and all other requirements of these standards.
The City of Augusta has a Storm Water Management Board that is comprised of representatives from the Departments of City Engineering, Public Works and Planning Bureaus as well as the Augusta Sanitary District and the Greater Augusta Utility District. The Board has the authority to inspect properties and issue a notice of violation (N.O.V.) for non-compliance with the (storm) Sewer Use Ordinance.
1.1 Purpose and Policy
This ordinance sets forth uniform requirements for users of the wastewater collection and Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) for the Greater Augusta Utility District and enables the District to comply with all the applicable State and Federal laws including the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), and the General Pretreatment Regulations (40 CFR Part 403). The objectives of this ordinance are:
A. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW that will interfere with the operation of the POTW;
B. To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW which will pass through the POTW, inadequately treated, into the receiving waters or otherwise be incompatible with the POTW;
C. To ensure that the quality of the wastewater treatment plant sludge is maintained at a level which allows its use and disposal in compliance with applicable statutes and regulations;
D. To protect POTW personnel who may be affected by wastewater and sludge in the course of their employment and to protect the general public;
E. To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewater sludge from the POTW;
F. To enable the District to comply with its NPDES permit conditions, sludge use and disposal requirements and any other Federal or State laws to which the POTW is subject.
3.1 Prohibited Discharge Standards No person(s) shall introduce or cause to be introduced into the POTW any pollutant or wastewater which causes pass through or interference. These general prohibitions apply to all industrial users of the POTW whether or not they are subject to categorical pretreatment standards or any other National, State or local pretreatment standards or requirements. Furthermore, no person(s) may contribute the following substances to the POTW.
D. Any wastewater containing pollutants, including oxygen demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.), released in a discharge at a flow rate and/or pollutant concentration which either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, will cause interference with either the POTW or any wastewater treatment or sludge process, or which will constitute a hazard to humans or animals
L. Stormwater, surface water, groundwater, artesian well water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, swimming pool drainage, condensate, deionized water, noncontact cooling water, and unpolluted industrial wastewater, unless specifically authorized by the General Manager.
Maine DEP Permit Application Manual
DEP Stormwater BMP Manual (VOL I, II, & III)