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RepealedThis By-law was repealed on 7 February 2014 by Wastewater and Industrial Effluent.
This is the version of this By-law as it was when it was repealed.
Wastewater and Industrial Effluent By-law, 2006
- Published in Western Cape Provincial Gazette no. 6378 on 1 September 2006
- Commenced on 1 September 2006
- [Up to date as at 8 October 2021]
- [Repealed by Wastewater and Industrial Effluent on 7 February 2014]
1. DefinitionsIn this by-law:—"council" means the council of the municipality of Cape Town and includes any structure, councillor, or official of the council exercising powers or performing duties or functions under this by-law, which have been delegated to such structure, councillor or official by the council;"industrial effluent" means any liquid whether or not containing matter in solution or suspension, which is given off in the course of or as a result of any industrial trade, manufacturing, mining or chemical process or any laboratory, research, service, or agricultural activity, and includes matter discharged from a waste grinder;"municipal sewer" means any pipe or conduit under the control of the council which may be used for the conveyance of wastewater;"occupier" means a person who occupies any premises or part thereof, without regard to the title under which he or she occupies;"owner" means:—(a)the person in whom from time to time is vested the legal title to premises;(b)in a case where the person in whom the legal title to premises is vested is insolvent or dead, or is under any form of legal disability whatsoever, the person in whom the administration and control of such premises is vested as curator, trustee, executor, administrator, judicial manager, liquidator or other legal representative;(c)in any case where the council is unable to determine the identity of such person, a person who is entitled to the benefit of the use of such premises or a building or buildings thereon;(d)in the case of premises for which a lease agreement of 30 years or longer has been entered into, the lessee thereof;(e)the person who has purchased immovable property from the municipality, in terms of a scheme that allows for the purchase price to be paid in installments and who has not received transfer from the municipality;(f)in relation to:—(i)a piece of land delineated on a sectional plan registered in terms of the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act 95 of 1986), the developer or the body corporate in respect of the common property, or(ii)a section as defined in such Act, the person in whose name such section is registered under a sectional title deed; and includes the lawfully appointed agent of such a person;"person" includes a juristic person;"stormwater" means water resulting from natural precipitation and/or the accumulation thereof and includes groundwater and spring water ordinarily conveyed by the stormwater system, as well as sea water within estuaries, but excludes water in a drinking water or wastewater reticulation system;"waste grinder" means any mechanically operated device which grinds and flushes matter into the wastewater system or removes from vegetables or other foodstuffs, peels, skins, scales or other matter for discharge directly or indirectly into the wastewater system, and includes effluent from a food waste grinder;"wastewater" means any liquid waste, whether or not containing matter in solution or suspension, and includes domestic liquid waste and industrial effluent but excludes stormwater,"wastewater system" means the structures, sewers, pipes, valves, pumps, meters or other appurtenances under the control of the council, which may be used for the conveyance or disposal of wastewater.
Duties and prohibited acts
2. Duties of owners of property
3. Protection of municipal sewers
4. Clearing of blocked private sewers
5. Consent required to discharge of industrial effluentNo person may, except with the written consent of the Council, and subject to such conditions it may impose:—(a)discharge or permit the discharge of industrial effluent directly or indirectly into any wastewater system;(b)increase, or permit to be increased, the quantity or vary, or permit to be varied, the nature, content or composition of any industrial effluent in contravention of the conditions imposed by the council, or(c)contravene, or permit to be contravened, any other condition imposed by the council when consent was granted to discharge industrial effluent.
6. Non-waterborne disposal of industrial effluent
7. Charges in respect of industrial effluentThe person who has been granted consent to discharge, or permits the discharge of industrial effluent into a municipal sewer, shall pay to the council a charge calculated in accordance with Schedules 1 and 2.
8. Repeal of by-lawsThe by-laws listed in Schedule 3, are hereby repealed.
9. Offences and penaltiesAny person who:—(a)contravenes any provision in this by-law or fails to comply with any condition imposed in terms thereof;(b)threatens, resists, interferes with or obstructs any councillor, officer or official of the council in the exercise or performance of his or her duties or functions in terms of this by-law, or(c)deliberately furnishes false or misleading information to a councillor, officer or official of the council,shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine.
- Entire By-law
- Chapter 1 – Duties and prohibited acts
- Chapter 2 – Industrial effluent
- Chapter 3