Township of Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Dover (now Toms River) 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 5-74 as Ch. 111 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit and unsafe buildings — See Ch. 228.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 252.
Housing and rental property standards — See Ch. 335.
Water and sewage facilities for realty improvements — See Ch. 408.
Septic tanks, cesspools and privy vaults — See Ch. 417.
Sewers — See Ch. 421.
Street openings — See Ch. 450.
Plumbing Inspector — See Ch. 551, Art. I.
Sewerage connections — See Ch. 572.
Requirements for slaughterhouses — See Ch. 575.
Public swimming pools — See Ch. 579.
Water supplies — See Ch. 589.

§ 558-1 Adoption by reference. [1]

A code regulating the installation, maintenance, repair and control of the plumbing of buildings and the connection thereof with outside sewers, cesspools or other receptacles, regulating the practice of plumbing and the issuance of licenses to practice plumbing, is hereby established pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 275, P.L. 1948. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
[1]
Editor's Note:
On 6-9-1964 the Board of Health adopted the following resolution:
1. Styrene-rubber plastic drain and sewer pipe and fittings are suitable for use as a building sewer, either for connection to individual sewerage systems or to public sewerage systems if manufactured in accordance with Commercial Standard CS-228-61.
2. Plastic water pipe may be used as a house service line of potable water when the pipe has been manufactured in accordance with Commercial Standard CS-225-63 or Commercial Standard CS-256-63 and, further, has the approval of the National Sanitation Foundation.
3. The Plumbing Inspector and the Building Inspector of this municipality are hereby directed to advise builders, plumbers and other persons making inquiry about the subject the effect of this resolution.
4. The Secretary of this Board shall send a certified copy of this resolution to each of the following:
(a) Superintendent of Buildings.
(b) Engineer of this Board.
(c) Plumbing Inspector.

§ 558-2 Title of adopted code.

The said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Plumbing Code of New Jersey (Revised 1964)."

§ 558-3 Filing of public copies.

Three copies of the said Plumbing Code of New Jersey (Revised 1964), similarly marked, have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk of this municipality upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in such office for use and examination by the public.

§ 558-4 Fees.

In connection with the provisions of this chapter and the code hereby established and adopted as a part hereof, the following fees shall be charged and received:
A. 
For the examination of any applicant for a license as a master plumber: $10.
B. 
For the issuance of a master plumber's license in the first instance for an individual: $50; for annual renewal of each such license: $25, provided it is renewed within 30 days after expiration of prior license. Thereafter, if the license is renewed within two years after its expiration: $50. If a licensee permits his license to be elapsed for a two-year period or more, he must be reexamined and pay an additional examination fee of $10.
C. 
For the issuance of a permit for a proposed plumbing construction or alteration: $10; provided, however, that the said ten-dollar fee shall include and be payment for the first five or less fixtures in the premises. If the premises shall have more than five fixtures, such fixtures over the number of five shall be charged for at a rate or fee of $0.75 per fixture.
D. 
For the issuance of a permit for the replacement of a plumbing fixture: $2.
E. 
For each reinspection of plumbing work caused by the failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the Plumbing Code or permit issued: $5.
F. 
For the issuance of a permit for the proposed water service piping for connection to the public water supply and for the inspection thereof: $3.

§ 558-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter or of the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (Revised 1964) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $2 nor more than $100 for each offense.

§ 558-6 Disposition of fees.

All fees, penalties and moneys collected under any provision of this chapter or the code established herein shall be paid to the Treasurer of the municipality.

§ 558-7 Plumbers licensed in other municipalities; demonstration of ability; state-licensed master plumbers; violations and penalties.

A. 
Provisions in the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (Revised 1964), heretofore adopted by this municipality, be and the same are hereby amended insofar as Section E-1400, Subdivision 14.8, permits the holder of a master plumber's license, acceptable to the Board of Plumber's Examiners, issued in another municipality, or a holder of master plumber's licenses in three other municipalities to practice plumbing in the Township of Toms River without an examination, to the end that each and every master plumber in Toms River Township must take and successfully pass an examination to be given by the Board of Plumber's Examiners in and of Toms River Township before such a master plumber's license will be issued in this Township.
B. 
Irrespective of the provisions of Subdivision 14.1.2 of Section E-1400 of the said Plumbing Code of New Jersey (Revised 1964), no permits need be issued by the Toms River Township Plumbing Inspector to do plumbing in a single-family dwelling used exclusively for dwelling purposes by the applicant, unless and until the applicant can and does demonstrate and prove to the Plumbing Inspector of this Township that the applicant is capable of doing the proposed plumbing work and installation so as not to result in a health menace or hazard.
C. 
Registration of state-licensed master plumbers.
(1) 
Any person, firm, corporation or association of persons licensed by virtue of the provisions of the State Plumbing License Law of 1968 shall, prior to engaging in the business of or performing the work of master plumber in the Township of Toms River, first provide the Board of Health of this municipality with the following information, on forms to be supplied by said Board:
(a) 
Name of licensee.
(b) 
Business name (if any).
(c) 
Principal place of business.
(d) 
State license number and date of issuance.
(2) 
Said licensee shall, after registration as provided in Subsection A(1) herein, comply with all the provisions of this chapter, together with any amendments or supplements thereto and regulations created thereunder regulating the performance of plumbing work in the Township of Toms River.
(3) 
Any person, firm, corporation or association of persons who violate any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $100 for the first offense; and for the second and each subsequent offense, in addition to the fine there shall be submitted a report of such violation to the State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers, for its information and action, if any.

§ 558-8 Adoption of portion of National Plumbing Code by reference.

This chapter is hereby supplemented by reference by the inclusion therein of Table C, Water-pipe Sizes, appearing on Page 10-23, Chapter 10, of the National Plumbing Code Handbook published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., in 1957.

§ 558-9 Amendments to adopted code.

A. 
Section 4.2.7(a) shall be added to the Plumbing Code, to read as follows: Joints in cast-iron bell-and-spigot soil pipe and fittings may also be made by means of preformed elastomeric, compression-type gaskets conforming to ASTM C564-65T. Such gaskets shall be installed in strict accordance with the pipe manufacturer's recommendations and shall be made exclusively for use in connection with extra-heavy cast-iron pipe only. This provision shall apply, however, only to building drains and building sewers.
B. 
The Plumbing Code is hereby amended to provide for inclusion of the following:
(1) 
The use of Ridgid ABS, CS270-65 Schedule 40, and PVC, CS272-65 Schedule 40, is permitted. Such material may be used for drainage, waste and vent piping in the installation of residential plumbing systems only; provided, however, that such installations shall be, in compliance with manufacturer's specifications.
(2) 
The material described in Subsection B(1) herein may not be used for the installation of drainage, waste or vent piping systems where such material may come in contact with chemicals, solvents or any other materials which may adversely affect the composition of such materials.
(3) 
In connection with the use of the material described in Subsection B(1), the use of plastic traps is specifically prohibited.
C. 
Section 9.1.3(c) shall be added to the Plumbing Code, to read as follows:
Each dwelling or other structure shall have a separate sewer lateral connecting said dwelling or structure directly to the public sanitary sewer system, except that where one dwelling or structure is situate on the same lot as another dwelling or structure, they may be connected to a common building sewer, as approved by the administrative authority.
Two or more dwellings or structures not situate on the same lot shall not be connected to the public sanitary sewer system by means of a common T or Y fitting, also known as a siamese connection.
D. 
The Plumbing Code is hereby amended to provide for inclusion of the following:
(1) 
The use of copper alloy 194 water tube, ASTM B543-70-T, is permitted.
(2) 
The material described in Subsection D(1) herein is further defined as:
(a) 
"Heavy" which may be used for water distribution, above grade, within a building, and
(b) 
"Standard" which may be used for drainage, vent, waste and soil piping, above grade, within a building, but not for water distribution.
(3) 
Neither of the materials described herein shall be bent. Any change in direction shall be made by the use of appropriate fittings.