Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 6-26-1990 by Ord. No. 4098 (Ch. 248 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Engineering Department — See Ch. 47.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 237.

§ 483-1 Residential dwellings.

A. 
All residential dwellings having a storage or habitable area below grade shall install a sump pit and sump pump as approved by the Plumbing Subcode Official of the Township of Union.
B. 
The discharge from the sump pump shall be routed through a seepage pit of a design approved by the Township Engineer prior to its connection to a storm drainage facility located not further than 100 feet from the property line or, when said facility exceeds 100 feet, to the street gutter. The Township Engineer may also approve an alternate method of discharge when the same is necessary.

§ 483-2 Commercial, industrial or storage buildings.

A. 
All commercial, industrial or storage buildings having a cellar, basement or storage area below grade shall install a sump pit and sump pump as approved by the Plumbing Subcode Official of the Township of Union.
B. 
The sump pit and the sump pump shall be as specified by a professional engineer or architect licensed to practice in New Jersey on plans containing said professional engineer's or architect's signature and embossed seal.
C. 
The discharge from the sump pump shall be routed through a seepage pit of a design approved by the Township Engineer prior to its connection to a storm drainage facility located not further than 100 feet from the property line or, when said facility exceeds 100 feet, to the street gutter. The Township Engineer may also approve any alternate method of discharge when the same is necessary.

§ 483-3 Permits.

The owner or tenant occupying a structure requiring a sump pump shall be required to obtain a permit from the Building Department prior to installation. Upon approval of plans, as specified herein, a permit shall be issued which authorizes installation. A fee of $25 is required to be paid at the time of application. The applicant shall also be required to separately secure all other permits as are required under the Building Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 128, Construction Codes, Uniform.

§ 483-4 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person or business entity violating the terms of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine of not more than $1,250, imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).