Township of Carneys Point, NJ
Salem County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Abandoned excavations — See Ch. 90.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 106.
Soil removal — See Ch. 178.
Zoning — See Ch. 212.
Individual sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 251.
[Adopted 12-30-1952 by Ord. No. 91]

§ 173-1 Permit required.

[Amended 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. 743]
No person or persons, co-partnership or corporation shall make an entry into any public sewer or drain line or lateral thereto in the Township of Carneys Point for any purpose whatsoever without a written permit from the Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority. New connections to existing sewer mains will be at the expense of the applicant, including connection fee, tapping fee (if approved by the Authority), fittings, pipe, labor and related materials. The applicant will be fully responsible for street permits, excavation and restoration and the complete cost thereof.

§ 173-1.1 Unauthorized connection.

[Added 12-10-2003 by Ord. No. 734[1]]
No unauthorized person or persons shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer, service lateral or appurtenances thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority.
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Editor's Note: Section 173-1.01, Mandatory sewer connection, adopted 12-10-2003 by Ord. No. 734, which Immediately preceded this section, was repealed 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. 743. This section, originally adopted as Section 173-1.02 was renumbered during codification.

§ 173-2 Restoration.

[Amended 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. 743]
Any public sewer or drain line or the lateral thereto shall immediately upon the completion of the work be returned to its original condition. Any trench or excavation shall be refilled and thoroughly compacted by tamping and left in as good and safe a condition as it was before such digging or excavating.

§ 173-2.1 Prohibited discharges.

[Added 12-10-2003 by Ord. No. 734[1]]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following substances into the Carneys Point Township Sewerage system:
A. 
Any liquids, solids or gases which by reason of their nature or quantity are, or may be, sufficient either alone or by interaction with other substances to cause fire or explosion or be injurious in any other way to the wastewater facilities or to the operation of the said facilities.
(1) 
At no time shall two successive readings on an explosion hazard meter, at the point of discharge into the system (or at any point in the system), be more than 5% nor any single reading be over 10% of the lower explosive limit (LEL) of the meter.
(2) 
Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, naptha, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethers, alcohols, ketones, chlorates, perchloates, bromates, carbides, hydrides and sulfides and any other substances for which the Authority, the state or EPA has determined there is a fire hazard to the system.
B. 
Solid or viscous substances which may cause obstruction to the flow in a sewer or other interference with the operation of the wastewater treatment facilities, such as but not limited to grease, garbage with particles greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension, animal guts or tissues, paunch manure, bones, hair, hides or fleshings, entrails, whole blood, feather, ashes cinders, sand, spent lime, stone or marble dust, metal, glass, straw, shavings, grass clippings, rags, spent grains, spent hops, wood, plastic, tar, asphalt residues, residues from refining or processing of fuel or lubricating oil, mud or glass grinding or polishing wastes.
C. 
Any wastewater having a pH less than 6.5 or greater than 8.0 or wastewater having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment, and/or personnel or the Authority.
D. 
Any wastewater containing toxic pollutants in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, to injure or interfere with any wastewater treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a toxic effect in the receiving waters of the treatment works, or to exceed the limitation set forth in a categorical pretreatment standard.
E. 
Any noxious or malodorous liquids, gases or solids which either singly or by interaction with other wastes are sufficient to create a public nuisance or hazard to life or are sufficient to prevent entry into the sewers for their maintenance and repair.
F. 
Any substance which may cause the treatment works effluent or any other product, such as residues, sludges, or scums, to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse or to interfere with the reclamation process where the Authority is pursuing a reuse and reclamation program. In no case, shall a substance discharged to the Authority cause the Authority to be in noncompliance with sludge use or disposal criteria, guidelines or regulations developed under Section 405 of the Act; any criteria, guidelines, or regulations affecting sludge use or disposal developed pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, or state criteria applicable to the sludge management method being used.
G. 
Any substances which will cause the treatment works to violate its NJPDES permit.
H. 
Any wastewater with objectionable color not removed in the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions.
I. 
Any wastewater, liquid or vapors having a temperature higher than 40° C. (105° F.).
J. 
Any pollutants, including oxygen-demanding pollutants released at a flow and/or pollutant concentration which will cause interference to the treatment works. In no case shall a slug load have a flow rate or contain concentration or qualities of pollutants that exceed for any time period longer than 15 minutes more than three times the average twenty-four-hour concentration, quantities, or flow during normal operation.
K. 
Any wastewater containing any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such halflife or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Authority in compliance with applicable state and/or federal regulations.
L. 
Any nonpolluted water including stormwater and cooling water.
M. 
Any wastewater with dissolved oxygen concentration below 0.5 mg/l.
[1]
Editor's Note: This section, adopted as § 173-1.03, was renumbered during codification.

§ 173-2.2 Reasonable access.

[Added 12-10-2003 by Ord. No. 734[1]]
The properly identified agents of the Authority shall have the right of access to any premises served by the Authority, at all reasonable hours, for the purpose of reading meters, collecting samples, examining fixtures and pipes, observing the manner of use of same, and for any other purpose which is proper and necessary in the conduct of the business of Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority.
[1]
Editor's Note: This section was adopted as § 173-1.04 and renumbered during codification.

§ 173-2.3 Damage to Authority property.

[Added 12-10-2003 by Ord. No. 734[1]]
No persons shall willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure or appurtenance which is part of the Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority Wastewater Facilities.
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Editor's Note: This section was adopted as § 1.05 and renumbered during codification.

§ 173-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-20-1985 by Ord. No. 393; 12-10-2003 by Ord. No. 734]
Any persons or person who shall violate the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the Salem County Corrections Facility for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. In addition, any person found to have maliciously, willfully or negligently damaged, injured, defaced or tampered with property owned by the Authority shall be responsible for the full cost, including legal and engineering fees, which the Authority shall incur in order to restore and repair said property.
[Adopted 5-3-1961 by Ord. No. 148]

§ 173-4 Definitions.

As used in this article of the Township of Carneys Point, unless different meanings clearly appear from the context, the following words shall have the following meanings:
BUILDING
Any building or structure heretofore or hereafter constructed and designed or used for dwelling purposes, either temporary or permanent, or other use or occupancy by persons.
CONNECTION DATE
When used with respect to a building constructed prior to the date of initial operation, as a part of any sanitary sewage treatment and disposal system in the Township owned or operated by the Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority, of a gravity flow sewer trunk line within 200 feet of such building, the 180th day next ensuing after said date of initial operation; and, when used with respect to a building constructed on or after the date of initial operation, as a part of any sanitary sewage treatment and disposal system owned or operated by the Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority of a gravity flow sewer trunk line within 200 feet of such building, the 180th day after the date of completion of construction or the date of initial occupancy of such building, whichever of said dates shall be earlier in point of time. Such connection dates shall not apply, however, when ownership of intervening real estate by a third party prevents a connecting line to be installed from such building to such gravity flow sewer trunk line.
[Amended 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. 743]
SEWER
Any sewer or main designed or used for collection or disposal of sanitary sewage and located in any public street in the Township.

§ 173-5 Installation, ownership of connecting line, responsibility for maintenance.

[Amended 12-12-1973 by Ord. No. 245; 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. 743]
The owner of each building already existing or hereafter constructed within 200 feet of any gravity flow sewer main line, which is used as a dwelling or is connected to any water supply either centralized or on site and which produces wastewater of any kind, must connect each such building to that gravity flow sewer main line on or before the connection date as defined in the preceding section with respect to such building. Ownership of any connecting sewer line from a building to the curb or property line from the building by the property owner notwithstanding, it will be the responsibility of the property owner to keep unblocked said connecting line and to maintain the free flow of all sanitary sewage originating from the building to the main line of the sewer; provided, however, that the repair of any portion of such line from the curb or property line to the sewer main line that is broken or damaged by traffic or other cause beyond the control of the property owner shall be the responsibility of the Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority or the party responsible for such damage.

§ 173-6 Connection standards.

[Amended 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. 743]
Standards and specifications for service laterals and their placement and connection to sewer main lines and their maintenance shall be specified by the Carneys Point Township Sewerage Authority.

§ 173-6.1 Discharge from sump pumps prohibited.

[Added 12-7-2011 by Ord. No. 864]
No person, firm or corporation shall connect a sump pump to the Carneys Point Township sanitary sewer system or permit or cause discharge from a sump pump to enter the Carneys Point Township sanitary sewer system through a lateral, main or other connection.

§ 173-7 Exception to connection.

[Amended 1-28-2004 by Ord. No. 743]
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this article, a building served by an existing on-site septic system meeting current standards for approval by the County Health Department, which building and on-site septic system both existed prior to the installation of the gravity flow sewer trunk line within 200 feet of said building, shall be exempted from the obligation to connect to that sewer trunk line.

§ 173-8 Violations and penalties.

[Added 5-20-1985 by Ord. No. 393]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.