Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[Adopted 12-27-1976 by Ord. No. 842]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DIRECTOR
The Director of the Department of Public Works of the Township of Moorestown or his authorized representative.[1]
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
The liquid wastes from industrial processes, as distinct from domestic or sanitary waste.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTING INDUSTRY
A person whose industrial waste output:
A. 
Has a flow of 50,000 gallons or more per average workday;
B. 
Has a flow greater than 5% of the flow carried by the municipal system receiving the waste;
C. 
Has in it a toxic pollutant in toxic amounts as defined in standards issued under Section 307 (a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972; or
D. 
Has significant impact, either singly or in combination with other contributing industries, on the treatment works or the quality of its effluent.
PERMITTEE
Any person who has been issued a permit for discharge of industrial waste.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, group or owner.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Moorestown in the County of Burlington, State of New Jersey.
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Editor's Note: As to the Department of Public Works, see Ch. 6, § 6-27.
A. 
Application.
(1) 
Any person desiring to deposit or discharge or who is now discharging any industrial waste into the sewage collection system of the Township shall make application to the Director for a permit to discharge said industrial waste. Such application shall be in a form prescribed by the Director and shall include the following:
(a) 
The number of persons employed.
(b) 
The period of plant operation.
(c) 
Water consumption.
(d) 
A description of the processes using water.
(e) 
A list of chemicals used.
(f) 
The source, volume and rate of wastewater discharged.
(g) 
An analysis of composite samples of wastewater or anticipated characteristics of sewage and wastes to be discharged.
(h) 
An application submitted by a corporation must be signed by the principal executive officer of the corporation or by an official of the rank of corporate vice president or above who reports directly to such principal executive officer to make such applications on behalf of the corporation. In the case of a partnership or a sole proprietorship, the application must be signed by a general partner of the proprietor.
(i) 
Where an application involves a governmental discharge, the person signing on behalf of a municipal, county or intrastate regional governmental unit, or if the applicant is a state or multistate agency, the application must be signed by the governmental unit's or agency's principal executive officer or an officer who reports directly to him and is authorized to make applications on behalf of the governmental unit or agency. Applications submitted by an agency of the United States should be signed by an official who is authorized to evaluate environmental factors on an agency-wide basis.
(j) 
Each application shall contain a certification by a professional engineer licensed in the State of New Jersey that the information required by Subsection A(1)(c) through (g) above is accurate and correct in his professional opinion.
(k) 
Any additional information required by the Township.
(2) 
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, all persons presently discharging industrial waste into the Township's sewage collection system shall have six months from the effective date of this article to comply with the provisions of this article.
B. 
Issuing of permit.
(1) 
If all requirements of this article have been met, the Director shall issue a permit for the discharge into the Township sewerage system of the waste described in the application submitted for said permit.
(2) 
Permits shall be issued for a specified time period not to exceed five years and renewed upon reapplication of the permittee at least 60 days prior to the expiration of said permit.
C. 
Revocation of permits and disconnection:
(1) 
If the discharge of industrial waste into the Township sewage collection system has been altered, reconstituted or in any way changed from that which was discharged into the Township sewage collection system at the time the Township permit was issued so that it violates any provision of this article or otherwise violates any provision of this article, and the Director shall have notified the permittee, in writing, of such violation, and if the permittee fails to comply with the permit conditions or does not cease to discharge into the Township system within 24 hours, the permittee's permit shall be revoked, and the Township may disconnect or plug the connection whereby the permittee's industrial waste enters the Township sewage collection system, and service shall be restored only at the permittee's expense and only when said permit has been reissued by the Director.
(2) 
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that the permittee shall discharge or permit the discharge into the Township sewage collection system of any substance which may create a present and immediate hazard to the public health, safety or welfare or to the sewage collection system of the Township, the Director may immediately disconnect or plug the connection whereby said substance is entering the sewage collection system.
(3) 
In the event that a connection to the Township sewage collection system serves users other than a permittee, the permittee shall provide a means whereby the permittee's sewer service can be disconnected or plugged without interfering with service to other users or shall obtain the consent, on a form supplied by the Township, of said other users and the owner of the premises to the issuance of a permit, the violation of the terms of which may result in a discontinuance of said other users' sewage collection service.
A. 
Industrial waste may be discharged into the Township sewage collection system only after a permit has been issued pursuant to § 175-24 of this article.
B. 
No waste shall be permitted to be discharged into the Township sewerage system which contains either suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand or chemical oxygen demand greater than normal domestic sewage. The effluent limitation for these parameters is:
(1) 
Suspended solids: 300 parts per million.
(2) 
Biochemical oxygen demand: 250 parts per million.
(3) 
Chemical oxygen demand: 400 parts per million.
C. 
Waste containing unduly high concentrations of substances or characteristics which will interfere with the normal operation of the sewage treatment plant of the Township is prohibited, and the discharge of the same into the sewage collection system shall be grounds for revocation of the permit described in § 175-24 of this article.
(1) 
The concentration of these substances shall be determined by analysis of the inflow into the Township sanitary sewage system and shall not exceed the following requirements:
Substance
Limit
(mg/l)
Total solids
5,000
Phenols
0.005
Cyanide as CN
2.0
Chromium as Cr
3.0
Copper as Cu
1.0
Iron as Fe
5.0
Nickel as Ni
3.0
Zinc as Zn
2.0
Boron as B
1.0
Lead as Pb
0.1
Ether-soluble matter
10.0
Arsenic as As
4.0
Aluminum sulphate
10.0
Barium
2.0
Cadmium
0.02
Mercury
0.01
Solenium
0.02
Chromium (hexavalent)
0.10
(2) 
Surfac-eactive agents of synthetic detergents shall be of an approved type, with a high degree of biodegradability.
(3) 
Any waste having a pH lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.5.
(4) 
The temperature shall not exceed 150° F.
D. 
Testing. Any analysis to determine the sewage strength as required under this article shall be performed by a certified laboratory approved by the Director of Public Works and/or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and shall be performed at the expense of the discharger. All such tests shall be performed in compliance with the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, current edition. In the case of a major contributing industry, in addition to the analysis required under § 175-24A(1)(g) hereof, analyses (based on samples collected within 30 days of the date of submission) shall be submitted on a semiannual basis each May 31 and November 30. Said semiannual analyses shall be for those parameters required by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The Township may require additional tests to determine if the permittee is complying with the limitations of the permit issued by the Township. The Township reserves the right to perform additional testing at its own expense when the Township deems it necessary.
The discharge of the following waste into the sewage collection system of the Township is prohibited and shall be grounds for revocation of the permit and/or disconnection from the Township sewage collection system pursuant to § 175-24:
A. 
Gasoline, benzine, naphtha, fuel oil or mineral oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
B. 
Garbage, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, paint residues, cannery waste, bulk solids, paper mill wastes or any other solid or viscous substances capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewerage system.
C. 
Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, is capable of creating a hazard or menace to life or property or of preventing entry into the sewers for their maintenance and repair.
D. 
Any radioactive isotopes.
E. 
Any wastes containing viable pathogenic bacteria other than those normal to domestic sewage.
F. 
Concentrated dye wastes, spent tanning solutions or other wastes which are highly colored and which color cannot be removed by the Township's sewage treatment plant.
G. 
Any waste containing grease or oil that will solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32° F. and 150° F.
H. 
Surface or rain water, cooling water and water from roof or cellar drains, groundwater or unpolluted industrial or unpolluted commercial process water.
I. 
Any waste which, in the opinion of the Township, is harmful to any portion of the sewerage system or to its operating personnel or the general public.
J. 
Any water or waste which, in the opinion of the Director, contains any toxic substances in quantity sufficient to constitute a hazard to humans or animals or to interfere with the biochemical process of the sewage treatment plant whereby the discharge from the same will exceed state, federal or other legal requirements for the receiving stream.
K. 
Any waste as defined in 40 CFR 128.131 of the Federal Register.
Where the average daily flow of any individual permittee is greater than 1% of the average daily flow of the entire sanitary system of the Township (except those flows permitted by written agreements existing prior to the effective date of this article), as a condition to the granting of a permit, holding facilities may be required to be constructed on the premises of the permittee by and at the expense of the permittee, which shall control the quantity and rates of discharge so that the rate will be constant over a twenty-four-hour period for each day of the week.
A. 
Any person who shall be permitted to discharge industrial wastes into the sanitary sewer system shall construct and thereafter shall properly maintain, at his own expense, a suitable control manhole to facilitate observation, measurement and sampling when, in the opinion of the Director, such manhole is necessary to properly observe, measure and sample the output of that particular permittee. Any such control manhole shall be constructed at an accessible, safe, suitable and satisfactory location in accordance with plans approved by the Director prior to commencement of construction. Failure to install such a manhole may result in the rejection of or revocation of the permit pursuant to § 175-24 of this article.
B. 
Whenever necessary in order to comply with local, county, regional, state and/or federal regulations, including Section 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, a permittee shall provide, at its expense, such facilities for pretreatment and handling of industrial waste as are necessary to remove or neutralize objectionable substances before said waste is discharged into the sewage collection system of the Township.
C. 
Whenever facilities for treatment of industrial wastes are provided by the permittee before discharge into the Township's sewage collection system, such facilities shall be maintained continuously, at the expense of the permittee, in satisfactory operating condition; and Township, state and federal representatives shall have access to such treatment facilities and records regarding the same at reasonable times for the purpose of inspecting and testing.
D. 
The Director, as a condition of granting a permit or renewal of the same, may require the permittee to install, operate and maintain automatic monitoring and recording equipment for such parameters as flow, pH and temperature.
All major contributing industries and other industries deemed necessary by the Director shall file periodic and other reports with the Director as required under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. This information will be a requirement for issuance and continuation of any permit issued by the Director for connection with the Township sanitary sewer system.
The permit issued under this article is issued to a specific user for a specific operation. The permit shall not be assigned, transferred or sold to a new owner, new user, different premises or a new or changed operation.
A. 
Notification of discharge. Permittees shall notify the Director immediately upon accidentally discharging waste in violation of this article and/or the permit issued for such discharge to enable counter-measures to be taken by the Township to minimize damage to the Township sewage treatment facilities, treatment processes and the receiving waters. This notification shall be followed within 15 days of the date of the occurrence by a detailed written statement describing the causes of the accidental discharge and the measures taken to prevent future occurrences.
B. 
Notice to employee. In order that employees of the users be informed of the Township requirements, users shall make available to their employees copies of this article, together with such other wastewater information and notices which may be furnished by the Township from time to time, directed to more effective water pollution control. A notice shall be furnished and permanently posted on the permittee's bulletin board advising employees whom to call in case of an accidental discharge in violation of this article and/or the permit issued hereunder.
C. 
Submission of time schedules. When the Township finds that a discharge of wastewater has taken place in violation of prohibitions or limitations prescribed by this article and/or the permit issued hereunder, the Township may require the permittee to submit for approval, with such modifications as it deems necessary, a detailed time schedule of specific actions which the permittee shall take in order to prevent or correct a violation of requirements.
The disposal into the sewer system of any pollutant by any person is unlawful except in compliance with federal standards promulgated pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments (FWPCAA) of 1972 and any more stringent state and local standards.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 175-33, Violations and penalties, was repealed 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. See now Ch. 66, Penalties for Code Violations.
Applicants shall pay the following fees:
A. 
Major contributing industries: an application fee in the amount of $500 plus a fee in the amount of $200 for each year of the permit.
B. 
All others: an application fee of $200.
C. 
All applicants shall reimburse the Township for any reasonable fees paid by the Township for professional review of applications by the Township Engineer or Attorney; provided, however, that said review fees shall not exceed $1,500 except in unusual situations, in which case the applicant shall be notified and given the opportunity to discuss the additional fees with the Township before the Township shall incur the same. If said notice is not given, the applicant shall not be liable for said additional fees.
D. 
The above fees shall be paid to the Township upon receipt of the permit.