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General Limitations


It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the area under the jurisdiction of the responsible agency, any sewage, industrial waste or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations.

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any sewage, industrial waste or other polluted waters to any sanitary sewer or wastewater treatment plant, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with these Regulations. In addition, discharges tributary to treatment plants or trunk sewers operated by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District shall conform to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Sewer Use Code.

Industries which fall under the Federal Pretreatment Regulations shall meet the applicable discharge limits of those regulations.

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, surface water, groundwater, swimming pool water (except backwash), or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer.

Storm water and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designed as combined sewers or storm sewers, or to a natural outlet approved by the responsible agency. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the responsible agency, to a storm sewer or natural outlet.