District Code

Mt. View Sanitary District Code


With its origin in existing District ordinances and practices, the Mt. View Sanitary District Code, was first adopted in 2010 and substantially amended and reissued in 2013 and again in 2018 after completion of the 2017 Wastewater Capacity Charge Study. The Code is intended to organize the rules, regulations and policies of the District in an accessible document for District officials, employees and members of the public.

Organized by subject matter, each section in the Code designates, in sequence, the numbers of the chapter and section. Thus, section is Section 2.2.1 located in Chapter 5. In parentheses following each section is a reference to the specific ordinance which established the provisions of that section. Amendments are indicated by additional parenthetical reference. Statutory references in the Code refer users to those portions of the State of California statutes that are applicable to the regulations of the District.

When the Code is amended, Supplements which contain the amendments will be transmitted by memorandum. The memorandum will identify the supplement by number and by date of issuance. The Supplement will identify the enacting ordinance and date of the amendments. It will also contain an Insertion Guide which indicates the pages to be removed and the pages to be inserted. The Insertion Guide will also indicate the number of the section revised the section title, the pages to be inserted and a comment regarding the reason for the revision.

The Appendix to the Code contains a Supplement History Table. Updates to the Supplement History Table will be provided with the memorandum transmitting each Supplement. The updated Supplement History Table should be inserted into the Appendix and maintained together with the transmittal memorandums the Supplements as they are issued.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Definitions
Chapter 1: Definitions, PDF
1.2Words, Terms and Phrases Defined1-1
Chapter 2: General Provisions Governing District Organization and Operations
Chapter 2: General Provisions Governing District Organization and Operations, PDF
2.1Authority For and Purpose of Code2-1
2.2Office and Mailing Addresses2-1
2.3Observance of Code2-1
2.4District Organizational Structure2-1
2.5Board of Directors2-2
2.6Standing Committees2-5
2.7Other Committees2-6
2.8Rules Governing Committees2-6
2.9Board Member Compensation and Expenses2-6
2.10Conference Attendance and Memberships2-7
2.11Policies and Procedures Manual2-7
2.12Sale of Surplus Property2-7
Chapter 3: Regulations Governing the Use of Wastewater Facilities
Chapter 3: Regulations Governing the Use of Wastewater Facilities, PDF
3.1Purpose and Policy3-1
3.2Objectives of Chapter3-1
3.3Permits for Non-Domestic Users3-1
3.4Administration of Permits3-2
3.5Permissible Discharges3-2
3.6General Discharge Prohibitions3-2
3.7Specific Discharge Prohibitions3-2
3.8Prohibited Discharge Location3-5
3.9Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards3-5
3.10Specific Pollutant Limitations3-6
3.11State Requirements3-7
3.12District’s Right of Revision3-7
3.13Excessive Discharge3-7
3.14Accidental Discharges3-8
3.15Hazardous Waste Discharges3-9
3.16Grease Removal Devices and Sand-Oil Interceptors3-9
3.17Acceptance of Wastewater from Cleanup Projects3-11
3.18Swimming Pools, Spas, and Fountains3-12
3.19Car, Truck, Recreational Vehicle and Bus Washes3-13
3.20Stormwater and Unpolluted Drainage3-13
3.21Amalgam Separators and Best Management Practices for Dental Offices3-14
3.24Monitoring Facilities3-15
3.25Inspection and Sampling3-16
3.27Public Notification of Violations3-17
3.28Confidential Information3-17
Chapter 4: Regulations Governing the Construction Of Wastewater Facilities
Chapter 4: Regulations Governing the Construction Of Wastewater Facilities, PDF
4.2Effect of Article4-1
4.3Design and Construction Standards4-1
4.4Rules and Regulations4-2
4.5Private Sewage Disposal4-3
4.6Side Sewers and Connections4-3
4.7Public Sewer Construction (Sewer Mains)4-7
4.8Subdivisions and Developments4-11
4.9Rebate Sewers4-12
Chapter 5: Permits
Chapter 5: Permits, PDF
5.2Permits General5-1
5.3Sewer Construction Permits5-2
5.4Sewer Connection Permits5-5
5.5Wastewater Contribution Permits5-6
5.6Waste Hauler Permit5-13
5.7Swimming Pool, Spa and Fountain Discharge Permits 5-14
Chapter 6: Easements
Chapter 6: Easements, PDF
6.3Abandonment of Easements6-1
6.4District Policies Concerning Easements6-2
6.5Creation of District Easements6-3
6.6Minimum Standards for Easements6-3
6.7Unlawful Acts6-4
Chapter 7: Fees, Rates and Charges and Other Financial Matters
Chapter 7: Fees, Rates and Charges and Other Financial Matters, PDF
7.2Sewer Service Charges7-1
7.3Interim Use Fee7-8
7.4Plan Review Fees7-8
7.5Mapping Fees Deposit Required7-10
7.6Inspection Fees7-10
7.7Annexation Fees7-12
7.8Trunk Sewer and Plant Capacity Connection Fees7-13
7.9Sewer Service Policy for Mobile Home/Recreational Vehicle/Residential Trailer, and for Temporary Mobile Home used as a Home or Office7-17
7.10Sewer Permit Extension Fee7-17
7.11Security for Mainline Sewer Construction7-18
7.12Deposit for Corrective or Emergency Work7-20
7.14Rebate Fees7-22
7.15Wastewater Contribution Permit Fees7-24
7.16Rates for Collection and Disposal of Refuse7-25
7.17Automatic Adjustments7-25
7.18Attorney’s Fees7-26
7.19Miscellaneous Charges and Fees7-26
7.20Penalties for Delinquencies7-26
7.21Sewer Service Charges
Capacity Charges
Fees For Interim Use, Plan Review, Mapping, Inspection Annexation, Permit Application & Extension, Trench Safety Deposit, Rebate Sewers AND Wastewater Contribution
Chapter 8: Refuse
Chapter 8: Refuse, PDF
8.2General Provisions8-1
8.3Regulation for Accumulation8-1
8.6Ownership of Refuse8-2
8.7Rules and Regulations – Appeal Process8-2
8.8Inspection for Sanitation8-3
8.9Removal Generally8-3
8.10Disposal Areas and Transfer Stations8-3
8.11Prohibited Disposal8-3
8.12Exceptions – Disposal Permitted8-4
8.13Mandatory Subscription Required8-5
8.14Failure to Pay Authorized Collector8-6
8.15Collection Billing8-6
8.16Collection Schedule8-6
8.17Refuse Licensing and Franchising Requirements8-6
8.18Exceptions to Licensing and Franchising Requirements8-7
8.19Interference with authorized Collector Prohibited8-7
8.20Requirements Generally for Vehicles, Conveyances, and Containers8-7
8.21Collection Vehicles and Hauling Requirements for Authorized Collectors8-8
8.22Solid Waste Container Requirements8-8
8.23Refuse Container Placement8-10
8.24Unlawful Acts8-10
Chapter 9: Waivers
Chapter 9: Waivers, PDF
9.2Grants of Waivers9-1
9.3Limitations of Waivers9-1
9.4Required Determination9-1
Chapter 10: Enforcement
Chapter 10: Enforcement, PDF
10.4Public Nuisance10-1
10.5Liability for Violation10-1
10.6Enforcement Mechanisms10-2
10.7Informal Administrative Actions Including Notice of Violation and Warning Notices10-2
10.8Administrative Orders and Compliance Schedules10-3
10.9Required Sampling and Evaluation Enforcement10-3
10.10Suspension or Termination of Service10-4
10.11Administrative Civil Penalties10-5
10.12Show Cause Hearing10-6
10.13Legal Action10-7
10.14Criminal Penalties10-7
10.16Enforcement Costs10-8
10.17Remedies Cumulative10-8
Chapter 11: Appeals
Chapter 11: Appeals, PDF
11.2Appeal of Engineer’s Determination11-1
11.3Appeal to District Board11-1
11.4Notice of Hearing11-1
11.6Appeal from Decision of District Board11-2
Appendix: Supplement History