[Adopted 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-22]
For the purpose of this article, certain words and phrases are defined as follows:
- COMBINED SEWER SYSTEM
- Sewer system that collects and conveys both sanitary sewage and stormwater within the same sewer. NOTE: Combined sewers are not included in the municipal separate storm sewer system owned and operated by the Township of Pennsauken.
- DOMESTIC SEWAGE
- Waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-23]
- ILLICIT CONNECTION
- Any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic
sewage, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial
waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer
system operated by the Township of Pennsauken, unless that discharge
is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal
Stormwater General Permit. Nonphysical connections may include, but
are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the storm sewer
system.[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-23]
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- Nondomestic waste.[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-23]
- MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM
- A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, inlets, curbs, gutters, ditches, basins, man-made channels, and storm sewers) that is owned and operated by the Township of Pennsauken and is used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
- NJPDES PERMIT
- A permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental
Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollution Discharge Elimination
System rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A.[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-23]
- NONCONTACT COOLING WATER
- Water used for the purpose of cooling but which do not come
in direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product, or
final product. Noncontact cooling water may contain algaecides, or
biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers,
or corrosion inhibitors.[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-23]
- Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, or political subdivision of the State of New Jersey subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- PROCESS WASTEWATER
- Any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes
into direct contact with or results from the production or use of
any raw material, intermediate, or final product, byproduct, or waste
product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate
and cooling water other than noncontact cooling water.[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-23]
- Water resulting from precipation (rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Pennsauken is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause or allow these materials to be carried into the storm sewer system is prohibited.
The spilling, dumping, or discharge of the following potable water sources shall not be considered improper disposal of waste:
Waterline flushing and discharges from potable water sources.
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising groundwaters).
Air-conditioning condensate (excluding contact and noncontact cooling water).
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff).
Flows from springs, riparian habitats, wetlands, water reservoir discharges, and diverted stream flows.
Residential car washing and residential swimming pool discharges.
Sidewalk, driveway, and street wash water.
Flows from fire-fighting activities.
Flows from rinsing of equipment used in the application of salt and deicing materials immediately following material application. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and deicing material must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable by shoveling and sweeping.
[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-23]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Pennsauken any domestic sewage, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste other than stormwater.
All persons, firms or corporations offending against or failing to comply with the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.