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A. Public Nuisance. Any discharge in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or an order of the District, is a public nuisance.

B. Civil Remedies. If any person discharges sewage, industrial waste or other waste into the treatment system in violation of the provisions of this chapter or any order of the Board, the District Counsel may commence an action for appropriate legal and/or equitable relief, in any appropriate court. The District Counsel may also commence such an action for any violation of the pretreatment requirements contained in this chapter. The pretreatment requirements include discharge permit requirements. Such relief may include, but need not be limited to, injunctive relief and damages, whenever such relief is available to the District under the circumstances of the case.

C. Violation – Misdemeanor. Any person who intentionally violates or who violates any provision of this chapter or any regulations of the District is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars, imprisonment not to exceed thirty days, or both. Civil penalties for violations of Article II of this chapter shall not be less than one thousand dollars per day for each day that an industrial user is in violation of the District’s pretreatment program. Fines assessed by any judgment made by the District as a result of noncompliance with District standards and discharge limits shall be paid to the District within fifteen days of the date of the assessment.

D. Continuing Violations. Each day in which a violation occurs or continues to occur shall be a separate and distinct offense. (Ord. 85 §7, 1995; Ord. 72 §1, 1991; Ord. 64 §3; Ord. 37 §3, 1983; Ord. 3 §6.13, 1973)