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Section 6112.01 | Private sewer systems definitions.


As used in sections 6112.01 to 6112.05, inclusive, of the Revised Code:

(A) "Sewage" means any substance that contains any of the waste products or excrementitious or other discharge from the bodies of human beings or animals, which pollutes the waters of the state.

(B) "Industrial waste" means any liquid, gaseous, or solid waste substance resulting from any process of industry, manufacture, trade, or business, or from the development, processing, or recovery of any natural resource, together with such sewage as is present, which pollutes the waters of the state.

(C) "Other wastes" means garbage, refuse, decayed wood, sawdust shavings, bark, and other wood debris, lime (except hydrated or dehydrated lime), sand, ashes, offal, night soil, oil, tar, coal dust, or silt, and other substances which are not included within the definitions of sewage and industrial waste set forth in this section, which pollute the waters of the state.

(D) "Sewerage system" means pipe lines or conduits, pumping stations, and force mains, and all other constructions, devices, appurtenances, and facilities used for collecting or conducting water-borne sewage, industrial waste, or other wastes to a point of disposal or treatment.

(E) "Treatment works" means any plant, disposal field, lagoon, dam, pumping station, incinerator, or other works used for the purpose of treating, stabilizing, or holding sewage, industrial waste, or other wastes.

(F) "Disposal system" means a system for disposing of sewage, industrial waste, or other wastes, and includes sewerage systems and treatment works.

(G) "Waters of the state" mean all streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, watercourses, waterways, wells, springs, irrigation systems, drainage systems, and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface and underground, natural or artificial, which are situated wholly or partly within, or border upon, this state, or are within its jurisdiction, except those private waters which do not combine or effect a junction with natural surface or underground waters.

(H) "Person" means a person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation, other than a county, township, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision.

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