Borough of Collingswood, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Collingswood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Waterworks — See Ch. 77.
Development regulations — See Ch. 141.
Sewers — See Ch. 247.
[Adopted 8-16-1971 by Ord. No. 662 as Ch. 98 of the 1971 Code]
[Amended 3-5-2007 by Ord. No. 1424]
It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, corporations or other business entity to damage, tamper with, or destroy any part or parts of the water supply system located within the boundaries of the Borough of Collingswood, the Township of Haddon or the Borough of Woodlynne owned and/or serviced by the Borough of Collingswood Water Department.
[Amended 3-5-2007 by Ord. No. 1424]
It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, corporations or other business entity to tap into or connect with any part or parts of the water supply system, including fire hydrants, lying within the boundaries of the Borough of Collingswood within the Township of Haddon or the Borough of Woodlynne owned and/or serviced by the Borough of Collingswood Water Department.
[Amended 8-15-1994 by Ord. No. 1058; 3-5-2007 by Ord. No. 1424]
Any person, persons, corporations or other business entity being found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this article shall be punished by a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof.
[Adopted 11-19-1973 by Ord. No. 681 (Ch. 97 of the 1971 Code)]
From and after the passage of this Article, no person, persons, firm, corporation, association or organization shall make any connection with the water system of the Borough of Collingswood until he or it shall first obtain a permit therefor from the Borough Clerk.
Any such person connecting with or heretofore connected to the water system shall pay the charges and rentals herein provided for and shall comply with and be subject to all of the terms and conditions of this Article.
[Amended 8-15-1994 by Ord. No. 1058; 3-5-2007 by Ord. No. 1424]
A. 
Where no connection from the water main to the curb currently exists, an initial connection fee of $2,000 shall be charged.
B. 
Installation charges.
(1) 
The following charges shall apply to the installation of a water connection by the Borough. This shall include the corporation stop, service pipe to the curb, curb stop, curb box, meter and labor.
Size of Service Line
(inches)
Charge
3/4
$900
1
$1,200
(2) 
An additional charge of $500 shall apply if a pit meter is required.
C. 
The following charges shall apply for street opening permits:
(1) 
State highway: $800.
(2) 
County highway: $400.
(3) 
Municipal highway: $250.
D. 
No service line which exceeds one inch in diameter may be installed without the review and approval of all plans and specifications of the proposed installation location of the service line by the Borough’s Superintendent of the Water Department. No installation may begin until the owner of the property has received written authorization from the Superintendent of the Water Department. Upon such written authorization and payment of all connection fees to the Borough, the property owner may install the service line at his or her expense.
E. 
No person, persons, corporation or other business entity shall make any connection to any fire hydrant of the water system located within the boundaries of the Borough of Collingswood, the Township of Haddon or the Borough of Woodlynne and owned and/or serviced by the Borough of Collingswood Water Department without first obtaining a permit.
A minimum charge shall be made for water service through each connection. Such minimum charge shall be made for water use per connection in the following quantities or less:
A. 
Per month, 330 cubic feet (2,490 gallons).
B. 
Per quarter of one year, 1,000 cubic feet (7,480 gallons).
C. 
Per half of one year, 2,000 cubic feet (14,960 gallons).
[Amended 1-7-1974 by Ord. No. 684; 2-20-1979 by Ord. No. 753; 10-4-1982 by Ord. No. 798; 3-3-1986 by Ord. No. 863; 5-19-1986 by Ord. No. 869; 9-4-1990 by Ord. No. 980; 10-1-1990 by Ord. No. 982; 1-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1042; 2-5-1996 by Ord. No. 1089; 2-1-1999 by Ord. No. 1176; 3-6-2000 by Ord. No. 1209; 5-5-2003 by Ord. No. 1314; 6-5-2006 by Ord. No. 1400; 6-1-2009 by Ord. No. 1461; 6-6-2011 by Ord. No. 1496; 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. 1542; 12-7-2015 by Ord. No. 1583; 12-4-2017 by Ord. No. 1629; 12-3-2018 by Ord. No. 1651; 12-2-2019 by Ord. No. 1673]
The service charge per connection, both inside and outside the Borough of Collingswood, shall be as follows:
Size of Meter
(inches)
Monthly Charge
Quarterly Charge
5/8 X 3/4
$10.75
$32.25
3/4
$16
$48
1
$27
$81
1 1/4
$38
$114
1 1/2
$53.75
$161.25
2
$86
$258
3
$172
$516
4
$259
$777
6
$540
$1,620
[Amended 2-20-1979 by Ord. No. 753; 10-4-1982 by Ord. No. 798; 3-3-1986 by Ord. No. 863; 9-4-1990 by Ord. No. 980; 1-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1042; 2-5-1996 by Ord. No. 1089; 2-1-1999 by Ord. No. 1176; 3-6-2000 by Ord. No. 1209; 5-5-2003 by Ord. No. 1314; 6-5-2006 by Ord. No. 1400; 6-1-2009 by Ord. No. 1461; 6-6-2011 by Ord. No. 1496; 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. 1542; 12-7-2015 by Ord. No. 1583; 12-4-2017 by Ord. No. 1629; 12-3-2018 by Ord. No. 1651; 12-2-2019 by Ord. No. 1673]
The water charge for all water used from connections, both in the Borough of Collingswood and from connections outside the Borough of Collingswood, shall be $3.65 per 100 cubic feet.
[Added 9-4-1990 by Ord. No. 980; amended 1-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1042; 2-5-1996 by Ord. No. 1089; 2-1-1999 by Ord. No. 1176; 3-6-2000 by Ord. No. 1209; 12-29-2009 by Ord. No. 1472]
A public fire protection charge of $250 per hydrant is hereby established.
The water charges established and fixed herein shall be payable semiannually on such dates as the Director of Revenue and Finance may direct, except that said Director of Revenue and Finance may direct that any water charges be payable monthly or quarter-annually on such dates as he shall direct. Where water charges are payable semiannually, the semiannual charge provided for in § 301-8 shall be paid for the semiannual quantity provided for in § 301-7. Where water charges are payable monthly, the monthly charge provided for in § 301-8 shall be paid for the monthly quantity provided in § 301-7. Charges for excess water consumption shall be payable at the same times as minimum charges are payable. If any such charge shall not be paid within 30 days after the same shall be due, a penalty shall be added thereon at the rate of 8% from the due date to the date of payment.
All water charges established herein shall be payable to the Collector of Taxes of the Borough of Collingswood or such other person as may be designated by the Board of Commissioners and, where the premises served are within the Borough of Collingswood, shall be and remain a lien upon the same as all other taxes and municipal charges upon real estate under the laws of the State of New Jersey. The Borough of Collingswood shall have the same remedy for the collection of water charges, with interest, costs and penalties as fixed by the Board of Commissioners, as said borough now has or may hereafter have under the laws of the State of New Jersey for the collection of taxes and other municipal liens upon real estate, together with any other remedies as may be provided by law.
Where any structure or improvement is completed and water service is available, water charges shall be based on the proportion which the water charge bears to the balance of the billing period during which the water service is furnished.
[Added 11-19-1984 by Ord. No. 827]
The borough shall impose and collect such taxes as are required by P.L. 1983, c. 443.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq.
[Amended 8-15-1994 by Ord. No. 1058]
Any person violating § 301-4 of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof, in the discretion of the court.