[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Holland 5-6-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semipublic water supplies; requiring certain permits; providing for the inspection of such supplies, the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby adopted with certain amendments described herein, pursuant to Chapter 188 of the Laws of 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6).
A copy of said code marked to show said amendment is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
Said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966)."
The aforesaid Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) is hereby amended as follows:
Three copies of said Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) marked to show said amendments have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in said office for the use and examination by the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said water supply shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
Application for a permit to locate, construct or alter any potable water supply system shall be made to the Board of Health by the well driller, or other person constructing or altering the water supply, on forms furnished by said Board of Health.
No permit to locate and construct a new potable water supply shall be issued until the design and location of the sewerage disposal system on said property has been approved by the Board of Health. No permit to alter an existing water supply shall be issued until the location of the existing sewerage disposal system on said property has been approved by the Board of Health; nor shall a permit be issued to construct a new water supply or to alter an existing water supply where there is danger of pollution of said water supply from any sewerage disposal system.
The well driller shall, upon request, furnish the Board of Health with proof satisfactory to the Board that the proposed water supply will have sufficient depth and pump sufficient gallons of water per minute to be adequate to supply the home or homes in the areas to be served by said water supply.
New water supplies shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied which must rely on such a supply for water until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that said water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
In case any permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and, upon such hearing, the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any water supply which is being erected or installed in violation of the code to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation and, thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and after issuance of any such order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of any such water supply, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
[Amended 9-13-1979; 2-14-1985]
The following fees and charges are herewith established and shall be in the amount as established in Chapter 188, Fees, Board of Health:
For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter a water supply.
For each reinspection of a water supply, or part thereof, caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid code.
All casings shall extend to a minimum of 50 feet below grade or additional casing necessary to go 10 feet into solid rock, and to be sealed with a one-sand one-cement wet mixture.
No casing shall be sealed without a Board of Health representative present.
Casing sizes shall be as follows:
All well shafts must be four inches larger than the casing to provide proper sealing for one-sand one-cement mixture of approved consistency, extending from the bottom of the casing to surface slab, and shall be placed in one continuous operation.
In the event of any inconsistency between the foregoing provisions of this section and the provisions of said Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966), the more stringent provision shall apply.
Upon completion of the water supply system or upon completion of alteration to such system involving alteration of a well, the owner shall submit a well record on forms furnished by the Board of Health. Said record must be certified by the well driller, stating that the water supply system has been located and constructed in accordance with this chapter. Application for a certificate of occupancy shall not be approved until the well record, fully completed, is submitted.
[Amended 9-13-1979; 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9]
The governing body may prescribe penalties for the violation of ordinances it may have authority to pass, either by imprisonment in the county jail or in any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners, for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or both. The court before which any person is convicted of violating this chapter shall have power to impose any fine or term of imprisonment not exceeding the maximum fixed in this chapter.
Any person convicted of the violation of this chapter may, in the discretion of the court by which he was convicted, and in default of the payment of any fine imposed therefor, be imprisoned in the county jail or place of detention provided by the municipality for any term not exceeding 90 days.