[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon 8-14-1985 by Ord. No. 7-10-85 (Ch. 176 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever used in the within chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- FLOATABLE OIL
- Oil, fat or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in an approved pretreatment facility. A wastewater shall be considered free of floatable fat if it is properly pretreated and the wastewater does not interfere with the collection system.
- NATURAL OUTLET
- An outlet, including storm sewers and combined sewer overflows, into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface or ground water, including the Passaic River or any of its tributaries.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions, together with minor quantities of ground-, storm- and surface waters that are not admitted intentionally.
- SANITARY WASTE
- Waste derived principally from dwellings, office buildings and sanitary conveniences. When segregated from industrial wastes, it may come from industrial plants or commercial enterprises.
- The spent water of a community. The preferred term is "wastewater."
- A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
- STORM DRAIN (SOMETIMES CALLED "STORM SEWER")
- A drain or sewer for conveying water, groundwater, subsurface water or unpolluted water from any source.
- STRENGTH OF WASTE
- A measurement of suspended solids and/or biochemical oxygen demand and/or chemical oxygen demand and/or any other parameter determined by the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission as a fair indicator of the relative use, other than volumetric, of Passiac Valley Sewerage Commission facilities by industrial wastes.
It shall be unlawful to discharge into any natural outlet within the municipality any wastewater or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided and where a National Pollution Discharge Elimination system permit has been obtained from the appropriate governmental authority, where required.
No person shall make connection on roof downspouts, foundation drains, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater to a building sewer or drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer unless approved by the municipality for purpose of disposal of polluted surface drainage.
The governing body shall appoint or designate some suitable person to administer the within chapter.
All users of the wastewater facilities shall comply with the requirements of the written rules and regulations of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission which have been adopted and which from time to time shall have been adopted, which regulations shall become effective upon filing of certified copies in the office of the municipal Clerk after the effective dates of the within chapter.
Violations of any of the provisions of the within chapter or any permit issued under the authority of the within ordinances may result in the termination of the permit and/or the termination of the authority to discharge into the system.
Any person violating any of the provisions of the within chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
No ordinance heretofore adopted by the municipality shall be effected by the within chapter except that if any provisions of the prior chapter is in conflict with the provisions of the within chapter, the provisions of the within chapter shall control.
[Added 11-30-2012 by Ord. No. 10-18-2012]
Any user of the sanitary sewer and collection system with multiple housing units shall pay an annual fee of $100 per unit in excess of three units. All fees charged under this subsection shall be billed annually. This subsection is intended to apply to apartment buildings where all units are assessed as a whole rather than condominium units that are assessed as individual units.
All laundromats, car washes, restaurants and food preparation establishments shall pay an annual fee of $500. All fees charged under this subsection shall be billed annually.
All fees charged under this section shall be billed annually.
Sewer bills shall be due and payable by February 1 of each year.
The charges hereby imposed shall be payable to the Borough of Haledon and shall draw the same interest as taxes upon real estate and shall be a lien upon the property connected to the sanitary sewer until paid. The Borough shall have the same remedies for the collection thereof, with interest, costs and penalties, as it has by law for the collection of taxes on real estate.
The fees established by this section shall not apply to users of the sanitary sewer system that pay for their sewer service directly to Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission.
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 1-1-2013.