Township of Mount Laurel, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Mount Laurel: Art. I, 6-1-1970 as Ord. No. 1970-5; Art. II, 12-19-1977 as Ord. No. 1977-18. Section 151-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Municipal Utilities Authority — See Ch. A172.
[Adopted 6-1-1970 as Ord. No. 1970-5]
The owner of every existing house, building or structure and the owner of every house, building or structure hereafter to be constructed or acquired which may be occupied or used by human beings, located on a street in which a water supply main is hereafter constructed by the Mount Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority or by the township or is hereafter constructed by any other person and acquired by said Authority or the township, in the Township of Mount Laurel, shall, within 90 days after the date on which the service of such main is made available to such house, building or structure, connect such house, building or structure to the water system under and pursuant to rules and regulations, which rules and regulations shall be filed in the offices of the Mount Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority; except that this Article shall not apply to any structure which is served by a well which supplies potable water as determined by the Burlington County Department of Health and which is in existence on the date upon which this Article shall become effective according to law. No residential single-family house, building or structure which may be occupied or used by human beings which is located on premises abutting a street in which a water supply main is hereafter constructed or acquired by the Mount Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority or by the township and which single-family house, building or structure is located more than 150 feet from that side line or edge of the street right-of-way immediately adjacent to the premises shall be required to connect to the water supply main.
If the owner of any house, building or structure referred to in § 151-1 hereof shall fail to make any connection required by this Article within the time herein required, the township may proceed to make such connection or cause the same to be made and assess the cost thereof as a lien against such house, building or structure pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:63-52 through 63-64.
[Adopted 12-19-1977 as Ord. No. 1977-18]
In the event of a declaration by the Mount Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority of an emergency situation with respect to the availability of potable water from its water distribution system, it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation that is a customer of said Authority for water services, after receiving actual or constructive notice of said declaration, to use water from the distribution system of said Authority for the purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools.
In the event of a declaration by the Mount Laurel Township Municipal Utilities Authority of an existing or anticipated state of low water pressure in the distribution system of said Authority, it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation having an address ending in an odd numeral, or in the event there is no numeral, using the lot number, after receiving actual or constructive notice of such declaration, to use water from the distribution system of said Authority for the purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools on other than an odd date, and it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation having an address ending in an even numeral, or in the event there is no numeral, using the lot number, to use water from the distribution system of said Authority for the purpose of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools on other than an even date.
[Amended 10-17-1983 by Ord. No. 1983-31; 10-1-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-33]
Any person or corporation who violates any provision of this Article may be fined, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge, up to $1,000 or imprisoned 90 days in jail, or both.