Local Regulations

Sec. 32-1.  Purpose and Authority.

The provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to all that property within the city and all property within the city’s zoning jurisdiction.

(Ord. No. 37395, § 1, 6-13-06)

Sec. 32-81.  Industrial storm water discharge permit required.

Any industrial or commercial facility that discharges, directly or indirectly, to the City of Omaha’s Municipal Storm Sewer System, stormwater associated with industrial activity must obtain an industrial storm water discharge permit from the City of Omaha. This requirement applies to discharges to both separate storm sewers and combined sewers and even if the discharges are only from paved areas and roofs. This permit is in addition to any permits obtained from the NDEQ.

(Ord. No. 37395, § 1, 6-13-06)

Sec. 32-62.  Prohibited discharges from industrial and commercial activities.

The following list of discharges from industrial and commercial activities shall be considered prohibited unless permitted under a separate NPDES permit or approved by the city public works department. This list is based on section 32-21 (Illicit discharges prohibited), but is not an exhaustive list of prohibited discharges to the municipal storm sewer system:

  1. Water from the cleaning of vehicle fueling stations, vehicle service garages, or other types of vehicle service facilities.
  2. Water, cleansers, or solvents from the cleaning of vehicles, machinery or equipment, and other such commercial and industrial operations.
  3. Water from the washing or rising of vehicles containing soap, detergents, solvents, or other cleaners.
  4. Water from the cleaning or rinsing of vehicle engine, undercarriage, or auto parts cleaning.
  5. Vehicle fluids.
  6. Mat wash water from food service facilities.
  7. Food and kitchen cleaning water from food service facilities.
  8. Leakage from dumpsters or trash containers.
  9. Water from the cleaning or rinsing of garbage dumpster areas and areas where garbage is stored or contained.
  10. Water from pressure washing, steam cleaning, and hand scrubbing of sidewalks, gutters, plazas, alleyways, outdoor eating areas, steps, building exteriors, walls, driveways, and other outdoor surfaces.
  11. Wastewater or cleaning fluids from carpet cleaning.
  12. Swimming pool and spa water.
  13. Wash out from concrete trucks.
  14. Runoff from areas where hazardous substances, including diesel fuel, gasoline and motor oil are stored.
  15. Super-chlorinated, i.e. greater than four mg/l chlorine, water normally associated with the disinfection of potable water systems.

(Ord. No. 37395, § 1, 6-13-06)

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