Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Pennsauken 3-14-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1 as Ch. 283 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Addressing sewage disposal issues on environmental impact statements — See Ch. 150, § 150-2G.
Flood control — See Ch. 166.
Sewers and drainage systems — See Ch. 256.
The provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq. shall apply in the Township of Pennsauken to the location, construction, use and maintenance of individual sewage disposal systems.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 283-2, Copies of code on file, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 314, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. I).
A. 
No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said sewage disposal system shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
B. 
The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application for the same is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the individual sewage disposal system as proposed is in compliance with N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq.
A. 
New individual disposal systems shall not be placed in operation nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto which must rely on such a system for sewage disposal be sold or occupied until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that said disposal system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alterations to an existing individual sewage disposal system.
B. 
The Board of Health may issue such a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing signed by him or her to the Board of Health that the said disposal system has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq.
A. 
Persons shall not engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any place used for the reception or storage of human excrement who do not hold a license to engage in such business issued by the Board of Health. Such licenses shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance but may be renewed by the Board of Health. Said license may be revoked for failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq. or any rule or ordinance of the Board of Health.
B. 
The contents of any septic tank, cesspool, privy or other receptacle containing human excrement shall not be removed until a permit for such removal has been obtained from the Board of Health.
In case any permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and upon such hearing the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any individual sewage disposal system which is being erected or installed in violation of N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq. 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 N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq., 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.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
A. 
For the issuance or renewal of a license to a person or corporation engaged in the business of cleaning or emptying receptacles for the reception and storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter (not more than $20, N.J.S.A. 26:3-31i): $10 for each vehicle or conveyance.
B. 
For the issuance of a permit to clean or empty any receptacle used for the reception or storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter (not more than $5, N.J.S.A. 26:3-31f and g): $5.
A. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this chapter or N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq. shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.
B. 
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.