Township of Long Beach, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach 8-2-1974 as Ch. 11 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 176.
[Amended 3-3-1976 by Ord. No. 78-6C; 9-16-1977 by Ord. No. 77-24; 9-1-1978 by Ord. No. 78-23C; 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
All buildings located in those sections of the Township in which a sewerage collection system has been constructed by the Township of Long Beach or shall be constructed by the Township of Long Beach are required to be connected with the sewerage system, and the connection shall be mandatory, whether a building shall be on land adjacent to the public street in which the sewerage line shall be laid or whether the building shall be on land not adjacent to the public street, but having access to the public street by means of a private easement or right-of-way. The connection shall be in the manner and under the provisions provided in regulations prescribed by Long Beach Sewerage Authority or its successor: Long Beach Township.
(1) 
Notice to connect. When the Township of Long Beach shall have an operational sanitary sewer line available to receive sewerage effluent from buildings located on property along such line, the owners of all such buildings shall receive notice to connect such buildings to the sanitary sewer line within 30 days. Such notice may be served upon the owner personally or by leaving it at his or her usual place of abode with a member of his or her family above the age of 18 years. Personal service may be accomplished by mailing a copy of the notice to the owner at his or her address shown on the official tax records of Long Beach Township, such mailing to be certified mail, return receipt requested, with appropriate instructions to the postal service and authorities to deliver only to the addressee.
(2) 
Fine and penalty. Any person who shall not comply with the sewer connection order specified hereinabove in Subsection A(1) within 30 days after the receipt or service of such notice shall be fined by the Municipal Court of Long Beach Township. The fine to be imposed shall be $25 for the initial failure to connect pursuant to such order and an additional fine of $10 for each day of delay after the expiration of the thirty-day period provided for in the notice hereinabove described in Subsection A(1).
(3) 
The remedies herein contained to compel the connection to sewer lines in Long Beach Township are and shall be considered cumulative and in addition to any other remedies to compel sewer connection found either in statutes in the State of New Jersey or in the ordinances of the Township of Long Beach.
(4) 
This Subsection A(1) through (4), inclusive, is enacted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach acting as the legislative arm of a local Board of Health and specifically as passed pursuant to the power and authority found in N.J.S.A. 26:3-31(d).
B. 
All property owners affected thereby shall have their existing cesspools or septic tanks filled and closed within six months from the date their building or buildings are connected with the Township of Long Beach collection system, in a manner and under the conditions as provided by the Board of Commissioners, their inspector or duly authorized agent.
C. 
For any new construction, or renovations which equal or exceed 50% of the assessed value of the structure, the installation of an independent sewer main connection shall be made for each dwelling unit contained in any single-family dwelling, duplex dwelling or multifamily dwelling. The terms "duplex dwelling" or "multifamily dwelling" shall be defined as those terms are defined in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Long Beach.[1]
[Added 8-8-2014 by Ord. No. 14-24C]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch 205, Zoning.
A. 
In that section of the Township lying between the Boroughs of Beach Haven and Ship Bottom, no new streets shall be built nor shall permits for the construction of new streets be issued unless and until sewerage collecting lines, connected with the sanitary sewerage system operated by the Township of Long Beach, have been installed in the bed of the streets, which collecting lines shall be installed in compliance with specifications approved by the Township.
B. 
No building permit authorizing the erection of a new building shall be issued prior to the issuance of a permit for connection with an existing sewerage collection line connected with the sanitary sewerage system operated by the Township of Long Beach.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use, construct or maintain any toilet of the type commonly known as an "outside toilet" within the Township.
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct any cesspool for the disposal of sewage.
[Amended 5-6-1988 by Ord. No. 88-10C]
There is hereby authorized the operation and maintenance of a Township water system within Long Beach Township, including waterworks, pumping stations and distribution lines.
[Amended 7-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16C; 5-6-1988 by Ord. No. 88-10C; 11-16-1990 by Ord. No. 90-28C]
A. 
Payment for the use or rent of water furnished by the Township shall be made quarterly on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1, and shall become delinquent after 10 days. Interest at the rate of 1 1/2% per month or 18% per annum will be added to delinquent water rents until fully paid. Delinquent balances constitute a lien against the property and are enforceable as such.
[Amended 12-21-2001 by Ord. No. 01-14C; 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-30C; 9-15-2016 by Ord. No. 16-37C]
B. 
Payment for the cost of installation, purchase price, repair and testing of any connections, fixtures appliance or parts, furnished or made by the Township or any department thereof, in or upon any lot, house or other building shall be made in advance by the owner thereof. Furthermore, whenever it shall become necessary for the Township of Long Beach to turn off the water supply at a curb stop due to emergency, there shall be a minimum service charge of $150 during regular business hours. Outside business hours, the minimum service charge shall be $200. For time spent in excess of one hour, there shall be a service charge of $50 per hour during regular business hours and $100 per hour outside regular business hours.
[Amended 7-17-1992 by Ord. No. 92-18C; 2-4-1994 by Ord. No. 94-6C; 12-6-1996 by Ord. No. 96-26C; 4-20-2012 by Ord. No. 12-08C]
C. 
Private roads and easements.
(1) 
It shall be the responsibility of all property owners serviced by water mains and piping located in or upon private roads or easements to repair and maintain the water mains and piping located thereon.
(2) 
When any connection is made to any part of the water supply system on private roads or easements, there shall be a connection fee of $300.
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
(3) 
The cost of the installation from the point of connection to the individual property shall be borne by the applicant.
[1]
Editor's Note: For current fees and charges, see Ch. 82, Fees, Licenses, Bonds and Permits.
[Amended 6-20-1975 by Ord. No. 75-13C; 5-6-1977 by Ord. No. 77-6C; 3-7-1980 by Ord. No. 80-10C; 3-18-1983 by Ord. No. 83-3C; 5-6-1988 by Ord. No. 88-10C; 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C; 11-16-1990 by Ord. No. 90-28C]
A. 
The annual water rates for the furnishing of water service within Long Beach Township shall be as set forth in Chapter 82 of this Code.
[Amended 5-1-1998 by Ord. No. 98-10C; 5-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-21C; 12-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-22C; 12-21-2001 by Ord. No. 01-14C; 12-20-2002 by Ord. No. 02-18C; 5-5-2006 by Ord. No. 06-11C; 5-18-2007 by Ord. No. 07-20C; 1-23-2009 by Ord. No. 09-01C; 2-4-2011 by Ord. No. 11-06C]
B. 
Potable water for the jetting or installation of piling is prohibited.
[Amended 4-21-1995 by Ord. No. 95-10C; 6-2-1995 by Ord. No. 95-22C]
C. 
Water uses shall be controlled in case of emergency and shortage whenever deemed necessary by the Board of Commissioners.
[Amended 6-20-1975 by Ord. No. 75-13C; 7-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16C; 4-4-1980 by Ord. No. 80-12C; 7-7-1989 by Ord. No. 89-34C; 5-1-1998 by Ord. No. 98-10C; 5-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-21C; 12-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-22C; 12-21-2001 by Ord. No. 01-14C; 12-20-2002 by Ord. No. 02-18C; 5-5-2006 by Ord. No. 06-11C; 5-18-2007 by Ord. No. 07-20C; 1-23-2009 by Ord. No. 09-01C; 2-4-2011 by Ord. No. 11-06C]
Prior to any connection of any property to or with the Long Beach Township Water System there shall be paid to the Township a connection fee as set forth in Chapter 82 of the Code of the Township of Long Beach.
Service piping from the main to the curb stop shall be of Type K copper tubing recommended for underground water supply. Corporation stop Mueller H9971 with H15485 coupling, curb stop H15175 for flare joints, with cast-iron curb box H10350 or equal.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 11-2.6, Approval of land subdivision application, as amended 7-1-1977 by Ord. No. 77-16C, was deleted 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C. Former § 11-2.7 Construction of bulkheads, was deleted 6-20-1975 by Ord. No. 75-13C.
[Added 9-21-1984 by Ord. No. 84-22C]
A. 
Water meters required for new construction.
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C; 7-6-2007 by Ord. No. 07-31C]
(1) 
For any new construction, or renovations which equal or exceed 50% of the assessed value of the structure, the installation of a water meter (on such new construction or renovations) meeting the description hereinbelow set forth in Subsection A(2) shall be required, and no certificate of occupancy for any such new construction or renovations shall be issued until a certification of the installation of the appropriate water meter is provided by the Superintendent of the Long Beach Township Water Department to the Building Code Official of the Township of Long Beach.
[Amended 10-19-2007 by Ord. No. 07-41C]
(2) 
Water meters required to be installed shall meet the following specifications:
(a) 
Water meters for five-eighths-inch, five-eighths-inch by three-fourths-inch, three-fourths-inch by three-fourths-inch, and one-inch cold-water meters shall be of the displacement type magnetically driven. They shall have electronic encoder register, and more-detailed specifications may be obtained from the Long Beach Township Building Department. Specifications for one-and-one-half-inch and two-inch cold-water meters shall be of the displacement type – magnetically driven with electronic encoder register. Detailed specifications for these meters may also be obtained from the Long Beach Township Building Department.
(b) 
The type of water meter installed shall receive prior approval of the Water and Sewer Utilities Superintendent of the Long Beach Township Water Department, which meter shall be a disk meter with remote readout capability. All meters shall be approved by the Water and Sewer Utilities Superintendent of the Water Department of Long Beach Township prior to the plumbing permit being issued.
(c) 
Every single-family or multifamily unit, including duplexes, as the terms "multifamily" and "duplex" are defined in the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Long Beach, shall have a separate water main and separate water meter servicing each such dwelling unit.
[Added 8-8-2014 by Ord. No. 14-24C]
(d) 
Each water meter shall be installed in a heated area with the drainage outlet provided for draining the water service to the dwelling unit located in such a manner that the water service from the meter into the home as well as the water meter itself may be drained so that when water service is discontinued in any such dwelling unit and the heat is discontinued in such dwelling unit, the water pipes and the water meter shall be fully drained and not subject to freezing and damage caused by freezing.
[Added 8-8-2014 by Ord. No. 14-24C]
(3) 
The installation of such water meters shall be at the sole cost and expense of the permitee securing the permit for such new construction or renovation.
B. 
Specifications; repairs.
[Amended 8-8-2014 by Ord. No. 14-24C]
(1) 
All meters shall meet the specifications hereinabove required in Subsection A. The meters shall be purchased and installed at the sole expense of the property owner and shall be maintained by the property owner at the property owner's sole cost and expense.
(2) 
The Township of Long Beach reserves the right to notify the property owner serviced by the Long Beach Township water system with water consumption being monitored by a water meter that there is an aberration in the operation of the meter, and the property owner, at the property owner's sole cost and expense, shall cause the meter to be examined by a licensed New Jersey plumber and all appropriate repairs to be made by the New Jersey licensed plumber and, upon completion, shall advise the Public Works Department of the Township of Long Beach that the necessary repairs have been made and shall make the meter available for inspection by the Public Works Department of the Township of Long Beach. If repairs have been properly made and approved by the Township of Long Beach, no further action shall be required. If the meter is still not functioning properly, water will be billed for the following quarter at the average billing for the water for the dwelling unit for the comparable quarter of the prior year, and the meter shall be repaired during the quarter for which the estimated bill is rendered. For a failure of the meter to be properly repaired by the end of the quarter after which repairs have been rejected, water service to the dwelling unit shall be discontinued until a new water meter meeting specifications specified by the Township of Long Beach has been installed at the owner's sole cost and expense.
[Added 12-16-1994 by Ord. No. 94-41C]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person within the Township of Long Beach to utilize the Township water service to transport water service into the waters of any bay, lagoon, channel or other saltwater body for the purpose of preventing water from freezing around docks, pilings, boats or other structures. Only air bubblers shall be permitted for this purpose. Any violation hereof shall entitle the Township of Long Beach to turn off the water supply to that property at the curb stop. The property owner shall be required to pay the emergency service charge pursuant to § 197-6B prior to any restoration of service.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person within the Township of Long Beach to utilize or open any fire hydrant for any private or commercial use. Fire hydrants shall be utilized and opened only by recognized Fire Departments responding to calls within the Township and by authorized personnel of the Township Water and Sewer Department.
[Added 12-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-22C; amended 12-21-2001 by Ord. No. 01-14C; 5-5-2006 by Ord. No. 06-11C; 5-18-2007 by Ord. No. 07-20C[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection C, added 12-20-2002 by Ord. No. 02-18C. See now Subsection B.
[Added 6-2-1995 by Ord. No. 95-22C; amended 7-20-2007 by Ord. No. 07-32C]
A. 
The following restrictions and regulations are hereby imposed upon all persons utilizing water provided by the Township of Long Beach Water Department during the period June 1 through September 30 of each year:
(1) 
Residential households and commercial buildings are permitted to utilize water from the Long Beach Township water system for external purposes such as, inter alia and without limitation, water vegetation; washing cars; washing the exterior portion of houses or commercial establishments only pursuant to an odd/even system. The odd/even system shall apply so that an address number ending in an odd number will be permitted to utilize such water uses only on odd days of the week, as needed. Households whose address ends in an even number shall be permitted to utilize such watering only on even-numbered days of the week, as needed.
[Amended 8-20-2010 by Ord. No. 10-44C]
(2) 
Watering for outside uses shall not be permitted between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
(3) 
Automatic sprinkling systems shall be operated only between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. every other day.
[Amended 8-20-2010 by Ord. No. 10-44C]
(4) 
Watering of flowers and shrubs with handheld hoses which have automatic shutoff nozzles is permitted at any time pursuant to the odd/even schedule hereinabove established in Subsection A(1).
B. 
Prohibited uses. All of the following uses of water from the Long Beach Township water system are forbidden:
(1) 
Washing down of sidewalks and garage aprons; provided, however, food establishments shall be permitted to wash down sidewalks, decks, garage aprons and the like.
(2) 
Such excessive watering as to cause water to run off onto streets and driveway aprons.
(3) 
Any exterior use of water during precipitation periods.
(4) 
Any garden hose exceeding three-fourths-inch diameter.
(5) 
Service of water by any restaurant, cafe, luncheonette or other food service establishment other than upon specific requests made by a patron.
C. 
[1]Requirements for automatic sprinkler systems. All underground irrigations systems or automatic watering systems installed for lawn or landscaped areas shall be equipped with a rain sensor shutoff device meeting the following specifications:
(1) 
The rain sensor shutoff device shall employ an electromechanical actuating device designed to cause circuit interruption that temporarily disables the irrigation controller during periods of significant rainfall. For purposes of this section, the term "significant rainfall" shall mean one-quarter inch of rain during a one-hour period.
(2) 
The rain sensor shutoff device shall be of suitable grade of construction such that the device can withstand varying temperatures and inclement weather.
(3) 
The rain sensor shutoff device shall be so placed as to prevent the irrigation system from operating during the event of a significant rainfall.
(4) 
Any home using an underground irrigation or sprinkler system shall be metered in accordance with the provisions of § 197-10.
(5) 
A reduced-pressure backflow preventer shall be installed in accordance with the current adopted plumbing code. The backflow preventer must be installed on the exterior of the building and be readily accessible and visible for inspection and maintenance.
[Added 6-1-2012 by Ord. No. 12-13C]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, Commercial use of water from the Long Beach Township water system, was repealed 8-20-2010 by Ord. No. 10-44C. This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsections D through F as Subsections C through E, respectively.
D. 
Board of Commissioners regulations. The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach is hereby empowered to impose more stringent water conservation restrictions during any water emergency declared by such Board of Commissioners or declared by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and such regulations imposed by the Board of Commissioners may include prohibition of using the Long Beach Township water supply for, inter alia and without limitation, the following purposes:
(1) 
Sprinkling, watering or irrigation of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, ground, ground covers, plant, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or any other vegetations.
(2) 
Washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, buses, boats and other marine vessels or any other type of mobile equipment.
(3) 
The washing of sidewalks, driveways, filling station aprons, porches and other outdoor services.
(4) 
The washing of outside dwellings and the washing of the inside and outside of office buildings and business establishments of any type.
(5) 
The washing and cleaning of any business or industrial equipment and machinery.
(6) 
Operation of any ornamental fountain or other structure making similar use of water.
E. 
Any violation of the restrictions imposed by Subsections A, B, C and D above shall upon conviction of a first offense be fined $100 and for any subsequent offense shall be fined or imprisoned in the discretion of the Judge of the Long Beach Township Municipal Court as provided in § 1-17 of the Code of the Township of Long Beach, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey (1997), as amended.
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No 88-33C]
A. 
The following standards are hereby adopted for the purpose of prescribing those guidelines and conditions under which certain property owners, subdividers and developers may construct sanitary sewerage facilities in the areas of the Township where the Township has not yet made its facilities available, as well as to establish procedures relating to the operation of sanitary wastewater facilities.
B. 
As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the following words shall have the following meanings:
APPLICANT
The property owner or an authorized agent of the owner, certified to the Township of Long Beach as such, making application to the Township of Long Beach for review of plans for dry lines, appurtenances or connection to the Township of Long Beach mains.
BUILDING SEWER
As defined by the New Jersey Plumbing Code.
DOMESTIC WASTEWATER
The normal waterborne fluid wastes from residences, commercial establishments, institutions and industrial establishments, limited to the wastes from kitchens, bathrooms, water closets, lavatories and laundries.
DRY MAIN
Lines installed but not to be activated until some future date.
MAIN
The Township of Long Beach owned or leased piping and appurtenances in or along public highways, streets, easements and rights-of-way used for the collection and transmission of domestic or industrial wastewater.
SERVICE LATERAL
The pipe from the main to the premises being served (to the curbline, property line or edge of the right-of-way.)
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Long Beach in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey.
(1) 
One-family, as defined by Chapter 205, Zoning.
(2) 
Two-family, as defined by Chapter 205, Zoning.
(3) 
Multifamily, as defined by Chapter 205, Zoning.
(4) 
Garden, high-rise, trailer camps, condominium, a multiple dwelling or group of multiple dwellings on a lot on which common facilities and services may be provided; however, each dwelling unit shall have individual kitchen and bathroom facilities.
(5) 
A dwelling for the purpose of providing lodging or both lodging and meals for pay or compensation of any kind, whether computed by day, week or month to persons occupying such dwelling.
(6) 
All other users and connections, including but not limited to business, commercial, industry, restaurants, taverns, theaters, camps, marinas, churches and schools.
WET MAIN
Lines accepting wastewater flow.
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-6-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
General.
(1) 
Sewer applications will generally be of two major classifications:
(a) 
Individual service lateral connection application for service Types I through VI.
(b) 
General sewer construction application for additions to or extensions of the Township of Long Beach sewerage facilities.
(2) 
Service will be considered upon written submittal to the Township of Long Beach office by the applicant or his or her properly authorized agent. Blank forms for all applications will be furnished by the Township of Long Beach, and all applications must receive the approval of the Township of Long Beach before connection is made or construction is started.
(3) 
The accepted application shall upon approval by the Township of Long Beach constitute a contract between the Township of Long Beach and the applicant, obliging the applicant to pay to the Township of Long Beach its rates as established from time to time and to comply with its rules and regulations.
B. 
Individual service lateral connection permits.
(1) 
Prior to the Township of Long Beach considering an application for an individual service lateral connection permit, the applicant, or his or her properly authorized agent, must present to the Township of Long Beach a valid building permit granted by the Code Enforcement Officer of the Township of Long Beach as per the requirement of Chapter 64, Building Construction, § 64-2C.
(2) 
Prior to actual connection, the applicant is required to notify the Township of Long Beach so that proper inspection of the connection may be made pursuant to Section II, Subsection B.
(3) 
Commercial establishments making application for sanitary sewerage service shall furnish a detailed description of the type and size of buildings, the nature of the business to be conducted in each structure, the number and type of fixtures to be served, the type, volume and chemical characteristics of the waste to be discharged. Such establishments may be required to comply with regulations of general sewer construction application at the option of the Township of Long Beach.
(4) 
All applications for service Types III, IV, V and VI must be submitted at least 15 days (holidays and weekends excluded) before a regularly scheduled meeting of the Township of Long Beach.
(5) 
When a prospective customer has made application for a new service or has applied for the reinstatement of an existing service, the Township of Long Beach requires the piping and fixtures on the applicant's premises to be in good condition.
(6) 
A new application, for other than types of service I and II, must be made and approved by the Township of Long Beach upon any change in use of the property or in the service, and the Township of Long Beach shall have the right, upon five days notice, to discontinue the sewer service until such new application has been made and approved.
(7) 
Each individual service connection requires an application for a service lateral connection permit.
C. 
General sewer connection permit.
(1) 
This application is intended for those applicants who, at the discretion of the Township of Long Beach, are required to construct additions or extensions to the Township of Long Beach existing facilities, such as manholes, sewer mains, pumping stations, pressure sewer systems or related facilities. Requirements are hereinafter set forth on pages 12 - 19.
(2) 
The general sewer construction application will be performed under the requirements outlined in Section III, Authority Review. This application process will allow the construction of the facilities described in the above Subsection C(1), including the service lateral from the sewer main to the cleanout at the property line. However, individual service lateral connections will be made to the constructed facilities without fulfilling the requirements as set forth under Subsection B of this section entitled "Individual service lateral connection permit," which will not be issued until the Township of Long Beach has approved the construction and accepted facilities.
[Added 6-2-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
Sewer service will not be considered a service subject to shut off at the request of the customer. Requests for discontinuance of sewer service will be permitted only in cases of demolition, fire, flooding or by order of the State, County or local Board of Health for vacating a building serviced for health reasons. The owner will be responsible for the payment of the sewer rental charge at the minimum charges as established by the Township of Long Beach during the time the property or structure is vacant.
B. 
The customer shall not turn off or disconnect or remove a sewage meter, if installed, or permit its disconnection or removal without the written consent of the Township of Long Beach.
C. 
The customer shall not change the type of service from any of the types of service hereinbefore enumerated in the definition section of the Rules and Regulations without the prior written approval of the Township of Long Beach issued after proper application for such type of change.
[Added 6-2-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
Service may be discontinued by the Township of Long Beach for any of the following reasons:
A. 
Intentional misrepresentation in the application.
B. 
Discharge of detrimental waste to the Township of Long Beach system.
C. 
Discharge of waste from any other property or for any other purpose than that described in the application.
D. 
Refusal of reasonable access to the property for purposes of inspecting.
E. 
Violation of any rules of the Township of Long Beach.
F. 
Illegal connections, such as sump pumps, floor drains, stormwater downspouts or any connection not intended for the express purpose of conveyance of sewage.
[Added 6-2-1982 by Ord. No., 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
Sewerage delivered into the facilities of the Township of Long Beach shall not:
(1) 
Be of such a nature and in such a quantity as to impair the hydraulic capacity of such facilities.
(2) 
Be of such a nature as to, by either chemical or mechanical action, impair the strength or the durability of the sewer structures.
(3) 
Be of such a nature as to create explosive conditions in such facilities.
(4) 
Have a flash point lower than 235º F., as determined by the Tagliabus (Tag.) closed-cup method.
(5) 
Have a pH index value of lower than five point five (5.5) or higher than nine point zero (9.0).
(6) 
Include any radioactive substance.
(7) 
Include any garbage other than that received directly into public sewers from residences.
(8) 
Be discharged by tank trucks into manholes of the sewerage system.
(9) 
Be of such a nature which contains any matter, material or substance which, after undergoing normal treatment in the respective sewage treatment plant that the Township of Long Beach discharges to, would not be removed from the effluent from such plant and would thereby be the cause of polluting any stream or body of water into which such effluent is discharged.
(10) 
Contain any materials which may tend to cause stoppages, blockages or interference with the normal flow of effluent either in laterals or mains; prohibited materials shall include but not be limited to grease, animal fats, vegetable fats and the like.
[Added 6-1-1990 by Ord. No. 90-18C; 5-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-21C]
B. 
Where, in sole opinion of the Township, the installation of special devices by the Township's customer is required to restrict and prevent sewer discharge into the facilities of the Township in violation of Subsection A(1) through (10) above, inclusive, the Township shall issue written instructions to the customer, via certified mail, return receipt requested, detailing the type of facility to be installed and the customer shall, within 30 days after the receipt of such written notice, install such device in accordance with the instructions and specifications of the Township. In causing the specifications to be created by its Engineer, the Engineer shall apply accepted current hydraulic and sanitary engineering standards approved by and recognized by the engineering profession, taking into account the most cost-effective type of interceptor device, cost effected to the customer of the Township, which shall provide the requested treatment for the customer's effluent prior to its discharge into the facilities of the Township.
[Added 6-1-1990 by Ord. No. 90-18C]
[Added 4-3-1998 by Ord. No. 98-6C]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any improved property within the Township to permit the perpetual discharge of water by virtue of sump pump, gravity drain or any such conduit to flow into the public street, right-of-way or other property, or the Township storm sewer system.
B. 
All discharge water from a crawl space, basement or other like area in excess of eight hours within a thirty-day period shall be discharged directly into a percolation pit constructed on the same property. A percolation pit shall be not less than four feet by four feet by four feet in dimension and shall be completely lined bottom sides and tops with filter fabric and filled with one inch crushed stone, and such percolation pit shall be graded to prevent overflow into the public right-of-way or adjacent property.
C. 
All customers who have installed special devices in accordance with Subsection B above, whether at the direction of Long Beach. Township or by choice, shall submit to the Township Sewer Department certification and payment receipt from the private contractor certifying the removal and disposal of all waste material from the intercepting device. Such certification and proof of payment to contractor shall be delivered to the Sewer Department office of the Township of Long Beach no later than June 15 of each calendar year. Failure to have such certification and receipt provided to the Township Sewer Department by June 15 shall be cause for the Township to discontinue service pursuant to § 197-16. Service shall not be reinstated until such certification and receipt are received.
[Added 5-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-21C]
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
Applications which have been approved by the Township of Long Beach but under which no work has commenced within 90 days after the date of approval shall expire.
B. 
All applications which have been approved by the Township of Long Beach shall expire one year from the date of the Township of Long Beach approval of same. If the work is not completed within one year, the Township of Long Beach may renew the approval if good cause is shown and if the incompletion was not a result of the lack of diligence on the part of the applicant. The renewal shall be subject to the Township of Long Beach Rules and Regulations in effect at the time of the renewal.
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
The size and material for construction of service laterals and building sewers extending from the main to the property line to be served to the sewer lateral shall be as the Township of Long Beach may from time to time determine, within the limits of state regulations. No such installation shall be made except in accordance with the Township of Long Beach regulations and all such installations shall be installed by the owner of the property at the owner's sole cost and expense. The installation shall be inspected and approved by the Township of Long Beach representative while the trench containing the same is open, and all such building sewers and service laterals shall be in an individual trench and shall not have any other pipe or conduit located within the same trench. Any trench backfilled prior to inspection and approval shall, upon the request of the Township of Long Beach, be reopened and made available for inspection at the owner's sole cost and expense.
B. 
All sewer laterals made of nonmetallic materials shall be installed with a tracer wire from the main to the curb. In addition, the clean out at the curb shall have a top section of valve box with a lid, with the marking "sewer" clearly visible.
[Added 4-21-1995 by Ord. No. 95-13C]
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
Where, in the opinion of the Township of Long Beach, an existing building sewer is excessively deteriorated which allows soil, foreign objects or excessive infiltration/inflow into the Township of Long Beach system, that lateral will be replaced or repaired to the satisfaction of the Township of Long Beach.
B. 
Where the renewal of the building sewer on the property is found to be necessary, the owner will renew the building sewer in the location as previously used unless otherwise approved.
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C]
A. 
All building sewers and fixtures furnished or owned by the customer, or his or her predecessors in title, shall be maintained by him or her in good order. All leaks in the building sewer or any fixture for the premises served must be repaired immediately by the owner or occupant of the premises. The customer shall be responsible for notifying the Township of Long Beach of the party engaged by said customer to do any maintenance work on the building sewer, prior to work being commenced, and said party shall not backfill any trench until the work has been inspected and approved by the Township of Long Beach representative. Any work not acceptable shall be immediately removed and replaced by work which is acceptable, at the cost of the customer.
B. 
The Township of Long Beach shall in no way be responsible for maintaining any portion of the building sewer or for damage done by sewage escaping therefrom, and the customer shall at all times comply with applicable municipal regulations with respect thereto and make changes therein required by reason of changes of grade, relocation of mains or otherwise.
C. 
The Township of Long Beach reserves the right to make necessary repairs where any condition is found detrimental to the Township of Long Beach system. All costs shall be charged or apportioned to the customer found responsible.
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
Under no circumstances will any of the following be connected to the service lateral or building sewer either directly or indirectly:
A. 
Any drainage fixture where the overflow elevation is less than 10 feet above mean sea level, except as permitted by federal flood regulations.
B. 
Rain conductor or downspout.
C. 
Grease pit.
D. 
Air-conditioning equipment.
E. 
Stormwater inlets or catch basins.
F. 
Drains from equipment or manufacturing processes, except when specifically authorized under a separate agreement with the Township of Long Beach.
G. 
Sump pumps.
H. 
Untrapped floor drains.
I. 
Outside showers.
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
Prior to the installation of sewer structures and appurtenances on private easements, the owner(s) shall furnish the Township of Long Beach a correct survey of the private easement and the portion to be conveyed to the Township of Long Beach and convey to the Township of Long Beach a deed describing the Township of Long Beach easement. Said deed shall be for the reconstruction and maintenance of said sewer structures and appurtenances. The location of the Township of Long Beach easement shall be subject to the final approval of the Township of Long Beach. All costs attendant to the design, construction, supervision and installation of said sewer structures and appurtenances on private easements shall be borne entirely by the owner(s).
[Added 6-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11C; amended 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C; 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-20C]
The Township of Long Beach and the Director of the Water/Sewer Department or his/her designee(s), shall have the authority to notify any individual within the Township of Long Beach of an alleged violation of the regulations hereinabove set forth. Such notice may be served upon the owner personally or by leaving it at his or her usual place of abode or with a member of his or her family above the age of 18 years. Personal service may be accomplished by mailing a copy of the notice to comply to the owner at his or her address shown on the official tax records of the Township, such mailing to be by certified mail, return receipt requested, with the appropriate instruction to the postal service and authorities to deliver only to the addressee. The notice to comply may, as the case may be, be served upon a contractor or subcontractor for any alleged violations of §§ 197-13 through 197-24, inclusive.
[Added 12-7-1984 by Ord. No. 84-29C]
A. 
The use of potable water for the installation of pilings within the Township of Long Beach serviced by the Long Beach Township Water Utility is prohibited if there is available any other public water within 600 feet of the lot within which the pilings are to be installed.
B. 
No potable water will be used for any other purpose other than that allowed in the adjoining municipality supplying the potable water.
[Added 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C; amended 12-1-1989 by Ord. No. 89-48C; 1-17-1992 by Ord. No. 91-30C; 12-18-1992 by Ord. No. 92-28C; 1-21-1994 by Ord. No. 94-1C; 5-1-1998 by Ord. No. 98-10C; 5-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-21C; 12-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-22C; 12-21-2001 by Ord. No. 01-14C; 12-20-2002 by Ord. No. 02-18C; 5-5-2006 by Ord. No. 06-11C; 5-18-2007 by Ord. No. 07-20C; 1-23-2009 by Ord. No. 09-01C; 2-4-2011 by Ord. No. 11-06C]
A. 
The Township shall require all buildings on all streets upon which said sewerage system, or any part thereof, is located, or which can be connected with said comprehensive sewerage system, to be connected with and use the services and facilities of said comprehensive sewerage system.
B. 
The term "dwelling" shall mean any house or building not a lodging house, rooming house or inn, all or any part of which is occupied as the house of residence of a family, or of two or more families living independently of each other and having no common right or use of any hall, stairway, cellar or water closet and whether such house is built singly or as part of a double house or in conjunction with others in an attached or semiattached row.
C. 
The term "apartment" shall mean a room or suite of rooms which is occupied as a home by one or more persons.
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Editor's Note: For current charges, see Ch. 82, Fees, Licenses, Bonds and Permits.
[Added 12-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-33C]
A. 
Director of Long Beach Township Water and Sewer Department. There shall be a Department of Water and Sewer, and it shall be headed by the Director.
B. 
Duties of the Department. The Long Beach Township Water and Sewer Department shall:
(1) 
Operate, maintain and repair the Township water works and water supply treatment and distribution system.
(2) 
Have charge of the main stop valves, fire hydrants and other fixtures of the water system.
(3) 
Supervise the laying of all new mains and repair of all pipes, fire hydrants and other fixtures, provided that no new work shall be constructed or undertaken without first being authorized by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach.
(4) 
Operate, maintain and repair the Township's sanitary sewer system.
(5) 
Perform such other duties as are necessary to maintain and operate the water and sewer system within the Township and such other duties as prescribed by the Board of Commissioners by further resolution concerning the maintenance and operation of the sewer and water system.
[Added 12-7-1984 by Ord. No. 84-29C; amended 10-7-1988 by Ord. No. 88-24C; 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
A. 
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty.
B. 
Any person within the Township of Long Beach utilizing the Township's water system, including but not limited to hydrants, for private and/or commercial use shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1, § 1-17, of the Code of the Township of Long Beach.
[Added 12-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-22C]
[Added 11-20-1998 by Ord. No. 98-25C]
All water mains installed on private easements with the development approval of the Long Beach Township Planning Board and installed in accordance with the standards and procedures of the Township of Long Beach Water Department shall be maintained by the Township. All costs attendant to the initial design, construction, supervision and installation of said water mains and appurtenances on private easements shall be borne entirely by the owners. Thereafter, any maintenance of the main, but not the individual lateral service, shall be borne by the Township. However, any water main installed on a private easement, without the development approval of the Township Planning Board, or not installed to the specifications and standards of the Township Water Department at the time of installation, shall not be maintained by the Township.
[Added 12-1-2006 by Ord. No. 06-38C; amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-20C]
A. 
No person other than a licensed plumber, licensed by the State of New Jersey, shall be permitted to disconnect and cap, cut off and cap, or sever and cap any water or sewer service from any building in the Township of Long Beach.
B. 
Any person, business entity or licensed plumber that damages any portion of the Long Beach Township water and sewer system shall be subject to a civil penalty for each offense pursuant to § 1-17 of the Code.