Wastewater (Sewer) Utilities

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 into any sanitary sewer. Any connection, drain or arrangement which will permit any such waters to enter any sanitary sewer shall be deemed to be a violation of the Ordinances of the City of Hallsville.  
 
It shall be unlawful for any person constructing a sewer or house or building connection or an industrial connection to a sanitary sewer to leave such connection open, unsealed or incomplete in such a manner that will permit storm or surface water to enter into any sanitary sewer within the City. All such openings shall be tightly sealed at all points whenever work is not in progress on such sewer or connection.
 
Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged into such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a drainage channel or natural outlet approved by the Superintendent. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process water may be discharged, on approval of the Superintendent, to a storm sewer, drainage channel or natural outlet.
 
No person shall deposit or throw into any sewer, sewer inlet or private drain connecting to a public sewer any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, hay, shavings, tinners' scraps, waste, produce or material of manufacture, rags or garbage which has not been properly shredded or any substance which may cause an obstruction or cause a nuisance. No dam or other obstruction shall be placed in any sewers unless permission to do so is expressly granted by the Superintendent.