[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Palmyra 2-6-1968 (Ch. 49 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the installation, maintenance, repair and control of the plumbing of buildings and the connection thereof with outside sewers, cesspools or other receptacles and regulating the practice of plumbing and the issuance of licenses to practice plumbing is hereby established pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 275, P.L. of 1948 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-31.1). A copy of this code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
Said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964)."
Three copies of said Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964), similarly marked, have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk of this municipality upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in such office for the use and examination of the public.
In connection with the provisions of this chapter and the code hereby established and adopted as a part hereof, the following fees shall be charged and received:
For the examination of any applicant for license as master plumber, $30.
For the issuance and annual renewal of a license as master plumber, $25.
For the filing of plans for a proposed plumbing work, $2.
For the issuance of a permit for a proposed construction, extension or rearrangement of an existing plumbing system in an existing building, $5 for the first three fixtures plus an additional $0.50 per fixture for all fixtures in excess of three.
For the issuance of a permit for a proposed plumbing construction or installation of a new plumbing system, either in an existing building or single dwelling or a building or single dwelling about to be constructed, $10 for the first seven fixtures plus an additional $0.50 per fixture for all fixtures in excess of seven.
For the issuance of a permit for a proposed plumbing construction or installation of a new plumbing system in a multiple-dwelling unit (apartment house, hotel or motel), $10 for the first seven fixtures for each dwelling unit plus an additional $0.50 per fixture for all fixtures in excess of seven in each dwelling unit.
For the issuance of a permit for the connection of each building drain to a building sewer, as defined in the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964), $5.
For each reinspection of plumbing work caused by the failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the code or permit issued, $2.
Building sewers, as defined in the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964), shall only be installed by a duly licensed master plumber.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to connect a building drain to a building sewer which has been installed in violation of this chapter.
The definition and interpretation of the word "plumbing" in Subsection 1.1 of Section E-100 of the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964) is hereby amended to read as follows: "The practice of installing, maintaining, extending, repairing, altering and cleaning plumbing systems. It is also the installed plumbing system piping, materials, plumbing fixtures and appurtenances of such systems in connection with the following: sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, together with their venting systems and the public or private water-supply systems within or adjacent to any building, structure or conveyance."
The words "vitrified-clay sewer pipe" and the words "bituminized-fiber sewer pipe" are hereby deleted from Subsection 9.1.3(a) of Section E-900 of the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964) and declared inapplicable and inoperative in this municipality.
Section 14:1-3 of the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964) is hereby deleted therefrom and declared to be inapplicable and inoperative to this municipality.
The provisions of this chapter and the code established hereunder shall not be interpreted to require any existing plumbing facilities or replacement thereof to comply with the provisions of said code, except when the Plumbing Inspector shall, in his discretion, determine that such existing facilities or replacements are hazardous to the health of the occupants of the building in which such existing facilities are installed or in which such replacements are proposed to be installed; provided, however, that any new plumbing system constructed to replace an existing system shall comply with the requirements of said code. The term "existing plumbing facility" shall be interpreted to mean any plumbing facility installed prior to the effective date of this chapter. The provisions of this section shall not, however, relieve any person from the requirement of connecting his house or other building to the line of any sewer in the Borough of Palmyra which is available to him.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter or of the Plumbing Code of New Jersey (1964) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $2 nor more than $100 for each offense.
All fees, penalties and moneys collected under any provision of this chapter or the code established herein shall be paid to the Treasurer of the municipality.
All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent with any of the provisions of this chapter and the code established hereunder are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency. The ordinance titled "An Ordinance of the Board of Health of the Borough of Palmyra, Requiring Any Owner of Property Along the Line of Any Sewer to Connect His House or Other Building Therewith, and Providing for a Fine to be Imposed upon Any Person Who Shall Not Comply with an Order Requiring Him to Do So" is, however, expressly saved from repeal, and all of its provisions shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding the provisions of this section.
In the event that any section, sentence or clause of this chapter or the code shall be declared unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not in any manner prejudice the enforcement of the remaining provisions.