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Meaning of "operate a system of sewage management"

68A Meaning of "operate a system of sewage management"

(1) In this Part,
"operate a system of sewage management" means hold or process, or re-use or discharge, sewage or by-products of sewage (whether or not the sewage is generated on the premises on which the system of sewage management is operated).
(2) Without limiting subsection (1),
"operate a system of sewage management" includes the following--
(a) use artificial wetlands, transpiration mounds, trenches, vegetation and other effluent polishing, dispersal or re-use arrangements in related land application areas,
(b) hold or process sewage that is to be subsequently discharged into a public sewer.
(3) However,
"operate a system of sewage management" does not include any of the following--
(a) any action relating to the discharge of sewage directly into a public sewer,
(b) any action relating to sewage or by-products of sewage after their discharge into a public sewer.
(4) In this section--

"public sewer" means a sewer operated by a council or county council, a water supply authority (within the meaning of the Water Management Act 2000 ), a State owned corporation specified in Schedule 1 or 5 to the State Owned Corporations Act 1989 (or a subsidiary of such a corporation) or any other public or local authority.

"related land application area" , in relation to a sewage management facility, means the area of land (if any) where it is intended that effluent and bio-solid waste from the facility will be re-used, applied or dispersed into the environment.

"sewage" includes any effluent of the kind referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of
"waste" in the Dictionary to this Act.

"sewage management facility" means--
(a) a human waste storage facility, or
(b) a waste treatment device intended to process sewage,
and includes a drain connected to such a facility or device.

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