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7.38.020 PURPOSE.

(a) This chapter sets forth uniform requirements for users of the wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal facilities operated and administered by the City of San Mateo (City) and Estero Municipal Improvement District (District), and enables the City to comply with all applicable Federal and State laws, including the Clean Water Act (33 United States Code 1251 et seq.), the General Pretreatment Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40 Part 403), and waste discharge requirements of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board for the San Francisco Bay Region.

(b) The specific purpose of this chapter is to prevent the discharge of any pollutant into the sanitary sewer system, which would: (1) obstruct or damage the collection system; (2) interfere with, inhibit or disrupt wastewater treatment processes or operations, or limit sludge reuse or disposal options; (3) pass through the treatment system and contribute to violations of the regulatory requirements placed upon the City of San Mateo Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP); or (4) result in or threaten harm to human health or the environment. It is the intent of the City to update and modify this chapter as needed to continue to provide an industrial waste pretreatment program that is approved by Federal and State regulatory agencies.