Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of Health of the Township of Stafford 5-6-1985 by Ord. No. 85-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 239-1 Adoption of code by reference.

A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semipublic water supplies; requiring certain permits; providing for the inspection of such supplies and the fixing of fees; and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to P.L. 1950, c. 188 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 3-69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.

§ 239-2 Title.

Said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "New Jersey Administrative Code Standards for the Construction of Nonpublic and Public Noncommunity Water Systems, Subchapter 3."

§ 239-3 Copies of code on file.

[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
Three copies of said New Jersey Administrative Code Standards for the Construction of Nonpublic and Public Noncommunity Water Systems, Subchapter 3, have been placed on file in the Township office, upon the introduction of this chapter, and will remain on file in said office for the use of and examination by the public.

§ 239-4 Permits required.

[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
A. 
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said water supply shall have been issued by the Township.
B. 
The Township may issue a permit if an application for the same is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey, stating that the design of the water supply as proposed is in compliance with the code.

§ 239-5 Issuance of certificate of compliance.

A. 
New water supplies shall not be placed in operation nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied, which must rely on such a supply for water, until the Township shall have issued a certificate indicating that said water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
B. 
The Township may issue such a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing, signed by him, to the Township that said water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the aforesaid code.
[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
C. 
No well shall be driven less than 50 feet in depth. No well, however, shall be driven within less than 50 feet of any seepage pit or cesspool. Casing of wells in the Township of Stafford is not required.

§ 239-6 Hearing upon denial.

[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
In case any permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Township, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Township within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and, upon such hearing, the Township shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.

§ 239-7 Stop order.

[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
The Township may order all further work in and about any water supply which is being erected or installed in violation of the code to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation and, thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and after issuance of any such order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of any such water supply or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon, except as aforesaid.

§ 239-8 Fees and charges.

The following fees and charges are herewith established:
A. 
For the filing of an application and issuance of a permit to locate and construct an individual water supply: $15.
B. 
For each reinspection of a water supply or part thereof caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid code: an inspection fee of $5 shall be charged.
NOTE: The application for construction of individual sewage disposal for the same realty improvement may be included without increase in fee.

§ 239-9 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this chapter or the New Jersey Administrative Code Standards for the Construction of Nonpublic and Public Noncommunity Water Systems, Subchapter 3, made a part hereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.
B. 
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.