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) as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Municipal Utilities Authority — See § 71-1F.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 252.
Water and sewage facilities in realty improvements — See Ch. 408.
Septic tanks, cesspools and privy vaults — See Ch. 417.
Sewers — See Ch. 421.
Plumbing Inspector — See Ch. 551, Art. I.
Plumbing standards — See Ch. 558.
Sanitary facility certification fees — See Ch. 569.
Water supplies — See Ch. 589.
[Adopted 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 5-74 as Ch. 119, Art. II, of the 1973 Code]

§ 572-1 Connection required for properties along existing sewers.

Any owner of property along the line of any sewer in Toms River Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, shall connect his house or other building therewith.

§ 572-2 Connections required when available.

Any building located on a street in this municipality, in which sewer is now or shall be hereafter constructed, shall be connected to said sewer promptly after the said sewer is available to serve said building.

§ 572-3 Methods.

Such connections shall be made in the manner and under the conditions provided in regulations adopted or to be adopted by the Toms River Sewerage Authority.

§ 572-4 Notices to owners.

Notice is hereby given to the owners of all properties affected thereby to have such buildings connected with said sewerage system when the same shall have been completed and placed in operation in the manner provided for herein.

§ 572-5 Service of notice.

Said notice may otherwise be served on any property owner by the Secretary of this Board, the Health Officer of this Board or any other properly designated representative of this Board. Such representative or representatives of the Board may be designated by resolution of this Board.

§ 572-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any provisions of this article shall be subject to each or both of the following penalties:
A. 
A fine of $25 to be imposed upon any person who shall not comply with any order issued under the authority of this article and N.J.S.A. 26:3-31, to have his property connected with the said sewer, within 30 days after notice by the proper officer of the Board to make the required connection;
B. 
An additional fine of $10 for each day of delay after the expiration of the 30 days in which the provisions of the order or notice are not complied with.

§ 572-7 Certified copies to be sent.

The Secretary of the Board of Health of this municipality shall send a certified copy of this article to the Secretary of the Toms River Sewerage Authority as soon as this article has become effective, and shall attend to the publication of this article as required by law.
[Adopted 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 5-74 as Ch. 119, Art. I, of the 1973 Code]

§ 572-8 Connections by owner.

The responsibility of the making of each of said house or structure connections with the Authority sewerage system shall be that of the respective property owner. It is likewise the responsibility of each property owner to engage a competent plumber to make said connection for the owner of each house or structure and to check all plumbing facilities in the property owner's premises.

§ 572-9 Venting and trapping.

The property owner shall assume all responsibility for the proper and adequate venting and trapping of his house or other structure.

§ 572-10 Inspections; fees.

This Board shall have each and every connection between the Authority's sewerage system and a house or structure inspected. The fees to be charged for each of said inspections of each connection between the street sewer line and the house or other structure are:
A. 
Ten dollars for the first inspection.
B. 
Five dollars for each subsequent inspection made necessary by improper work or materials requiring reinspection.

§ 572-11 Prerequisites for permission to connect.

The Toms River Sewerage Authority will grant permission to connect the plumbing of the buildings to the Authority sewers, provided the following points are met:
A. 
The building connection outlet is above groundwater elevation.
B. 
The sewer in the street has been inspected and approved by said Sewer Authority or its representative.

§ 572-12 Inspectors.

This Board shall engage all necessary inspectors and is hereby authorized to do so.

§ 572-13 Disposition of fees.

All fees referred to herein shall be the property of said municipality.