Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council serving as the Board of Health of the Township of Moorestown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 56.
Penalties for Code violations — See Ch. 66.
Housing standards — See Ch. 98.
Street openings — See Ch. 155, Art. II.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 158.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 175.
[Adopted 11-25-1991 by Ord. No. 1595-91[1] ]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 208, Sewage Disposal Systems, Individual, adopted by the Board of Health 11-16-1964 by Ord. No. H-13, as amended 3-13-1989 by Ord. No. 1464-89.
The Burlington County Health Department shall be the administrative authority to exercise the powers prescribed by this article, except that the license to operate an individual subsurface sewage disposal system shall be issued by the Township Department of Community Development, and as further excepted by other sections of this article.
Pursuant to the authority contained in N.J.S.A. 26:3-69 through 26:3-69.6, the Board of Health of this Township does hereby adopt the new rules and standards governing individual subsurface sewage disposal systems set forth in N.J.A.C. 7:9A et seq., as an ordinance operative within the Township of Moorestown regulating construction and use of individual subsurface sewage disposal systems within this Township. A copy of the code is hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this article without full inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems."
Three copies of said Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk upon introduction of this article and will remain on file there for the use and examination of the public.
The following provisions shall be added to and shall supplement and amend the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems:
A. 
Section 7:9A-3.6 entitled "Witnessing of Soil Evaluation and Testing," shall be amended to require written notice to the administrative authority at least 15 business days prior to any soil evaluation and testing. The administrative authority shall not waive the witnessing of the excavation of soil profile pits and borings.
B. 
Minimum required separation distances.
(1) 
Table 4.3, at N.J.A.C. 7:9A-4.3, entitled "Minimum Required Separation Distances (feet)," shall be amended to require the following minimum separation distances between any septic disposal field and the following components:
Component
Minimum Separation Distance
(feet)
Watercourse
100
Property line
25
(2) 
Except as otherwise amended above, the table set forth at N.J.A.C. 7:9A-4.3, Table 4.3, shall remain in full force and effect.
C. 
Section 7:9A-4.7, entitled "Freshwater Wetlands," shall be amended to prohibit the location of any individual subsurface sewage disposal system in any freshwater wetland and freshwater wetland transition area.
D. 
Section 7:9A-5.8(b)2, entitled "Criteria for Recognition of Zones of Saturation," shall be revised to require that any evaluation of soil for the purpose of determining the estimated seasonal high groundwater table, pursuant to the standards adopted by reference herein, shall be conducted only in the months from January through April, inclusive.
E. 
A lot area of not less than 1.5 acres shall be required for the construction of an individual subsurface sewage disposal system. Lots containing at least one acre in area and legally existing on September 1, 1991, shall be exempt from this requirement.
F. 
The slopes on mounded systems are to be a minimum of 5:1.
[Added 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 27-2011]
G. 
Pressure-dosing systems shall have a minimum size of 1.61 square feet of bottom area per gallon of daily sewage volume.
[Added 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 27-2011]
H. 
Septic systems shall be designed/sized to accommodate garbage disposals, even if installation is not immediately planned.
[Added 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 27-2011]
I. 
If, during construction of a septic field, tile drains are encountered, the tile drains are to be removed to the property line or to 100 feet from the outside of the septic field, whichever limit is encountered first.
[Added 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 27-2011]
The administrative authority may order all further work in and about any individual sewage disposal system that 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 disposal system or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
In case any certification is denied by the administrative authority, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Township Manager within 15 days after the request thereof is made by the applicant. Upon such hearing, the Township Manager shall affirm, alter or rescind the previous administrative authority's determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing. The Township Manager shall take into consideration the reports of the administrative authority and the Township Engineer in making a decision.
The following fees are herewith established:
A. 
For the issuance or renewal of a license to operate an individual sewage disposal system: $5 per year.[1]
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Editor’s Note: Former § 208-9, Violations and penalties, which section immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. See now Ch. 66, Penalties for Code Violations.