Township of Elk, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Elk 10-6-2005 by Ord. No. O-2005-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Municipal Utilities Authority — See Ch. 38.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 79.
Unified development — See Ch. 96.
Water — See Ch. 98.
Property maintenance (Board of Health) — See Ch. 110.
Individual sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 112.

§ 81-1 Installations and connections required.

The owner of every existing house, building or structure which is or may be occupied or used by human beings, located on a street along the line of any sewer now or hereafter constructed, acquired or operated in the Township of Elk by the Authority, shall, within 90 days after the date on which the services of such sewer are made available to such house, building or structure, install a toilet in such house, building or structure, unless a toilet is now installed therein or shall have been installed therein prior to such date and shall, prior to such date, connect such toilet and other waste disposal unit therein or so installed therein with the sewerage system of the Authority.

§ 81-2 Sewer service connections upon availability.

The owner of every house, building or structure hereafter constructed which may be occupied or used by human beings, located on a street along the line of any sewer now or hereafter constructed, acquired or operated in the Township by the Authority, shall, within 90 days after the date on which the services of such sewer are made available to such house, building or structure, or prior to occupancy or use of such house, building or structure, whichever date shall be later, install a toilet therein and connect such toilet and any other waste disposal unit installed therein with the sewerage system of the Authority.

§ 81-3 Connections of buildings used for commercial or industrial use.

In any such house, building or structure referred to in § 81-2 above shall be used for industrial or commercial purposes, the owner thereof shall, within 90 days after the date on which the services of such sewer are made available to such house, building or structure, or prior to occupancy or use of such house, building or structure, whichever date shall be later, install such facilities as are necessary to accept and dispose of industrial waste emanating therefrom and connect such facilities with the sewerage system of the Authority under and pursuant to rules and regulations of the Authority.

§ 81-4 Failure to comply or make connections; violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-6-2010 by Ord. No. O-2010-31]
A. 
If the owner of any house, building or structure referred to in §§ 81-1, 81-2 and 81-3 of this chapter shall fail to make any installation or connection required by this chapter within the time therein required, the Township may proceed to make such installation or connection, or cause the same to be made, and assess the cost thereof as a lien against such house, building or structure, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14B-22 to 40:14B-42, inclusive.
B. 
Every person, firm, partnership or corporation found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this chapter may, in addition to the procedures outlined in Subsection A of this section, be liable, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or both for each conviction. A violation of this chapter shall not be considered a continuing violation on a day-to-day basis. However, a new violation shall be deemed to have occurred 30 days after the prior violation.

§ 81-5 Installations and connections made in compliance with regulations.

The installations and connections required to be made pursuant to the provisions of §§ 81-1, 81-2 and 81-3 of this chapter shall be made in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Authority, which rules and regulations shall be kept on file in the office of the Authority and with the Clerk of the Township of Elk.

§ 81-6 Installation and maintenance of grease traps.

A. 
Grease traps shall be installed for all units, except single-family dwelling units, connected to the public sewer from which large quantities of grease can be expected to be discharged in the opinion of the Gloucester County Utilities Authority. They shall be installed in separate lines serving that part of the plumbing system from which grease will be discharged. Traps so installed shall be located and constructed in a manner that will reduce the temperature of effluent to permit the congealing or separation of grease. It shall be located and constructed in a manner that will permit easy access for cleaning.
B. 
All grease traps shall be designed in accordance with current National Plumbing Code Standards and subject to the final approval of the Gloucester County Utilities Authority and upon application for a plumbing permit, shall be reviewed and inspected by the Elk Township Plumbing Inspector.
C. 
All grease traps and interceptors shall be maintained properly with maintenance records posed on the premises.
D. 
The owner or operator of the premises on which a grease trap or interceptor is maintained shall clean and maintain said system in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Gloucester County Utilities Authority. All maintenance and repair records shall be posted on the premises.

§ 81-7 Applicability of provisions.

A. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any house, building or structure now or hereafter constructed, acquired or operated in the Township of Elk by the Authority, if such house, building or structure is set back 250 feet or more from said street as determined by reference to the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Elk.
B. 
The owner of any existing house, building or structure set back 250 feet or more from sewer lines in existence or hereafter to be installed shall have the right to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Authority to connect the same to the sewerage system of the Authority.

§ 81-8 Nonapplicability.

A. 
This chapter shall not apply for seasonal roadside stands where farm products or produce are sold.
B. 
The foregoing shall not in anywise be construed to permit any use not otherwise permitted in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township.