Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[Adopted 6-12-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-41]
[1]
Editor's Note: These rules and regulations include Water Plates and Sanitary Sewer Plates, which included as an attachment to this chapter. Resolution No. 2004-140, adopted 11-16-2004, added Water Plate No. 15; revised Sanitary Sewer Plate Nos. 8, 13 and 25; and added Sanitary Sewer Plate Nos. 27 and 28.
A. 
These rules and regulations have been established to facilitate the review of applications to the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department for the construction of comprehensive water systems.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department to promote the distribution and treatment of potable water. It is in the public interest that the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department foster and promote the proper installation of comprehensive water systems, appurtenances and/or treatment plants. It is in the public interest that the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department foster and promote all reasonable means for the treatment of water in circumstances that are considered environmentally safe.
As used in these rules and regulations, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the following words shall have the following meaning:
APPLICANT
The property owner or an authorized agent of the owner, certified to the Township as such, making application to the Township for review and approval of plans for a comprehensive water distribution system and/or connection to the water distribution system.
AS BUILT
A record of the plans and details of the facilities as constructed.
ATTORNEY
Attorney appointed by the Mayor and Council to handle legal affairs associated with the Water and Sewer Utility Department.
BUILDING LATERAL
Shall be defined as the pipe and appurtenances between the building and the shutoff valve located at or near the street curb or near the property line.
DIRECTOR
The Director of the Water and Sewer Department as appointed by the Mayor and Township Council.
ENGINEER
A licensed professional engineer retained or employed by the Township Water and Sewer Utility.
MAJOR SUBDIVISION
Any subdivision classified as such in all municipal ordinances.
MULTIFAMILY STRUCTURE
Any residence designed, intended for occupancy by or occupied by two or more families.
NONRESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE
Any building designed or intended for use or occupancy for any purpose other than residential.
PLUMBING SUBCODE INSPECTOR
The person duly designated by the Township as the subcode official administering the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
SERVICE CONNECTION
Shall be defined as the pipe and appurtenances between the Township's street main and the Township's shutoff valve located at or near the street curb or near the property line.
TOWNSHIP
The Stafford Township Water and Sewer Utility Department in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey.
WATER MAIN
A water pipe in a public street or easement other than a service connection.
WATER MASTER PLAN
The plan for the water system facilities of the Township, together with any supplements, amendments, alterations or additions thereto or hereafter in existence as approved by the Township.
WATER SYSTEM
All water mains or lines, service connections and all appurtenances necessary and incidental to the distribution of water, owned by the Township.
A. 
No person except those authorized by the Township shall be permitted to make connections with or to any water main. All service connections will in every case become the property of the Township. The property owner remains solely responsible for all building lateral pipes.
B. 
The Township shall have the right at all reasonable hours of the day to have access to the water meters upon premises or within the building of the property owners for the purpose of examination of fixtures in use, repairing, reading or replacing of water meters.
C. 
All building lateral pipes shall be kept in good repair and protected from frost at the expense of the applicant or property owner.
D. 
No person or persons, unless authorized by the Township, shall open or close the Township's shutoff valve located at or near the street curb or near the property line or valves in any of the Township's water mains.
E. 
In cases where the water has been turned off for nonpayment of a water bill, the Township reserves the right to turn the water on again when all back bills and service charges have been paid.
F. 
The Township shall not be held liable for any damage which may result from leaks, burst pipes, attachments to pipes or from any other cause.
G. 
The Township reserves the right to change its rules and regulations for the use of water from time to time, to shut off the water for alterations, extensions and repairs and to stop and restrict the supply of water whenever it may be found necessary; and the Township shall not be liable under any circumstances for a deficiency or failure in the supply of water, whether occasioned by shutting off water to make repairs or connections or for any cause whatever.
H. 
All bills for water usage shall be payable to the Stafford Township Water and Sewer Utility Department.
I. 
Any person who shall destroy or injure any of the works or property of the Township or who shall commit any act which shall injuriously affect or tend to affect the water system of the Township shall be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
J. 
Water will be turned off at the curb upon the request of the property owner. Said request must have forty-eight-hour advance notice. The property owner will be charged a fee for the turnoff and turn-on as set forth in the fee schedule adopted by the Township.[1] Water will not be turned on if no one is present to check the premises. The turning on or off of water shall not in any way include plumbers' charges or other services. The Township will not be liable for any freeze up of pipes or damage caused by said freeze ups.
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Editor's Note: See § 47-15, Water and sewer rates established.
K. 
The Township shall own, operate and maintain the water meter equipment. Where water meters are located inside the building (not in a meter pit), the property owner shall be responsible for protecting the meter equipment from freezing, vandalism or other damage. In the event that the Township must repair a broken or damaged meter, the property owner must be present to witness said work.
L. 
Billing for water usage may be discontinued if the property owner serves notice to the Township 30 days prior to the billing period. Once terminated by the Township, the property owner will not be billed for services. Should the property owner resume service within one year of termination, then the billing for the entire year shall be due and owing.
M. 
When buildings are to be demolished or abandoned, both the service connection and the building lateral shall be cut and properly capped at the curb stop valve by a licensed plumber employed by the property owner. The property owner must schedule an inspection of the work by the Township and must pay a twenty-five-dollar inspection fee.
N. 
The property owner shall provide the Township with access to the water meter and equipment. The equipment and the access thereto shall be maintained free of any obstructions such as trees, shrubs, landscaping or other objects.
O. 
The Township will only provide service to and bill for approved connections. Multi-use dwellings will be billed from a master meter regardless of type or number of dwellings. Owners of Multi-use dwellings may install individual meters on their tenants for the purpose of usage information. (The Township will not read these meters.) This provision applies to existing or future multiple user, tenant, lessee, rental or condominium owner entities. Condominium units may have individual meters read by the Township, provided that each condo unit has a separate service line and a separate turn off valve. Connections between each metered condo unit shall be strictly prohibited.
P. 
The Township shall disallow any waiver request from the requirement to connect to the water system, in accordance with the mandatory water hookup adopted by the Township of Stafford Council, for those properties which have previously connected to the sanitary sewer system of the Township.
Q. 
Valid, Township-approved, home occupation use structures shall be billed as a single unit, provided that the annual water consumption is less than 50,000 gallons per year. If the annual water consumption is greater than 50,000 gallons, the unit shall be billed as a multi-use structure with a separate minimum charge for each 50,000 gallons of usage.
[Added 8-21-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-57]
A. 
Any major subdivision or any multifamily structure regardless of volume of flow, and all nonresidential development shall be required to install a water distribution system and to connect to the nearest operational water main in the Township in accordance with the provisions of the ordinances of the Township of Stafford and of these rules and regulations, except as herein provided.
B. 
When public water is available, all new habitable structures or buildings shall be required to supply and install a meter pit, a water meter and assembly in accordance with the most recently adopted Township rules and regulations.
C. 
In the event that the applicant's lands are deemed by the Township to be too remote from an operational water distribution main, then a well, treatment plant and storage facility may be required. Said plant and the location thereof shall be subject to approval by the Township in accordance with the standards and requirements as hereinafter set forth and as may be required by any other governmental regulatory agencies having jurisdiction thereof.
D. 
[1]Whenever a water system shall be operational in any given area of Stafford Township, the owner of any property which abuts or is adjacent to or within 250 feet from any operational water main within said water system shall, prior to or as a condition of continued occupancy, and except as provided in § 47-3A(1), be required to tie into said system, make use thereof and be subject to such costs and charges as shall be promulgated from time to time by the Township pursuant to statutory authorization.
[Added 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-02]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding required use of water system, was repealed 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-51.
E. 
In areas where lands are deemed by the Township to be too remote from an operating water distribution main, the Township shall decide as to whether a dry water system shall be required in accord with the Township's Water Master Plan. The Township may also, at its discretion and if requested by an applicant, accept a sum of moneys equal to the cost of the dry water system, engineering costs and restoration, if such payment is deemed to be in the Township's best interest. Such amount shall be unqualified and shall not be deemed to be a performance guaranty. The Township will indicate the proposed location of the water mains to be included under the Township's Water Master Plan as well as the size of each main to be included. The Water Master Plan for the Township's water system facilities shall govern the location and size of all major water mains and shall include the general location of proposed water storage tanks.
F. 
Minor subdivision applications, being applications of no more than three building lots, are exempt from the requirement to provide dry water facilities.
A. 
General.
(1) 
Prior to consideration, applications shall be filed with the Township, together with the required fees.
(2) 
All application, review and inspection fees shall be paid by certified check or in cash as hereinafter provided. If the cost to the Township of review or inspection exceeds the amount set forth herein, the Township shall, within 120 days of incurring such excess cost, provide the applicant with evidence of the amount of such excess cost. The applicant shall remit by certified check or cash to the Township the amount of any excess cost within 15 days after receipt of a true copy of evidence of such cost. In no event shall the amount charged by the Township to the applicant exceed the actual cost to the Township.
(3) 
All preliminary, tentative or final applications must be submitted at least 21 days before a regular scheduled meeting of the given body. All applications are to be signed by the owner or by a duly authorized agent or representative and, if signed by an authorized agent, shall be accompanied by proof of authorization by affidavit of the owner.
(4) 
All applications shall be accompanied by an affidavit of ownership or disclosure of ownership on form(s) provided by the Township.[1]
[Added 4-26-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-29]
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Editor's Note: Said forms are included as an attachment to this chapter as Appendix A and Appendix B.
B. 
Application for preliminary approval. The applicant shall submit a preliminary application, in duplicate, on a form provided by the Township, together with current proof of payment of real estate taxes. The application shall state whether:
(1) 
Installation of individual water systems are proposed.
(2) 
Installation of individual water systems, together with a comprehensive system of dry lines are proposed.
(3) 
An active comprehensive water distribution system is proposed.
C. 
Instructions for application for preliminary approval.
(1) 
An application fee of $75 and a review fee of $250 shall accompany the application.
(2) 
Proposed individual water systems shall be constructed in accordance with New Jersey statutes, Ocean County ordinances and all state and county regulations.
(3) 
The applicant shall furnish three copies of a general location plan and sketch plan or subdivision plat showing streets and lots and the tax lot and block numbers.
(4) 
The applicant shall receive written notification from the Township as to whether:
(a) 
Individual water systems will be permitted.
(b) 
Individual water systems will be permitted together with the installation of comprehensive system of dry lines.
(c) 
An active comprehensive water distribution system shall be required.
(5) 
Preliminary approval shall expire one year from the date thereof.
D. 
Application for tentative approval. Should the Township determine that a comprehensive system of dry lines or active comprehensive water system shall be required, the applicant must submit a tentative application, in duplicate, on a form provided by the Township.
E. 
Instructions for application for tentative approval.
(1) 
An application fee of $100 and a review fee of 1% of the estimated cost of construction as determined by the applicant's engineer, subject to review and approval by the Township's Engineer, shall be submitted with the application. The minimum review fee shall be $500.
(2) 
The application shall be accompanied by the following supporting data:
(a) 
Engineer's report.
(b) 
General map of the entire project, three copies.
(c) 
Plans of all proposed water mains, including service connections to all property lines, hydrants and blowoffs, three copies.
(d) 
General plan for booster pumping stations, treatment plants and/or water tanks.
F. 
Data shall contain information described below:
(1) 
Engineer's report.
(a) 
A complete engineer's report setting forth the basis of design shall be submitted to the Township for each project.
(b) 
All water mains shall be designed to carry the peak day flow, including fire demand. Calculations for sizing are to be based on an average daily flow of 75 gallons per capita per day and a peak factor of 2.5. Each residential unit shall be assumed to contain four persons. Material specifications and construction details shall be set forth and shall comply with those specified under § 47-22, Detailed information on design and construction of water systems.
(2) 
General map of the entire project. A general map of the entire project shall be furnished to show booster pumping stations, water distribution system and water supply, treatment and storage facilities for the project at a scale appropriate for a twenty-four-inch by thirty-six inch sheet and a key map at a scale of one inch equals 1,000 feet.
(3) 
Plans of all proposed water distribution systems. Properly entitled plans shall be of uniform size, 24 inches by 36 inches, with a one-half-inch border on top, bottom and right side and a two-inch border on the left side. Three sets of plans shall be submitted and show the following:
(a) 
Details. Plans shall show all existing and proposed improvements, including underground utilities, water mains, sewer mains, storm drains, first floor elevations of proposed buildings, etc. Contours shall be shown at two-foot intervals with proposed streets and surface elevations at all breaks in grade and street intersections, tributary areas with population per acre, the true or magnetic meridian, boundary line, title, date and scale. All sheets shall be numbered. Drawings not meeting reasonable engineering standards as to accuracy and neatness will not be accepted.
(b) 
Symbols. Water mains to be built, as indicated by this application, shall be shown by dashed lines (— — —); water mains proposed for future construction to be shown by double dashed lines (— —  — —  — —); and existing water mains to be shown by solid line (—W—). All topographical symbols and conventions shall be the same as those of the United States Geological Survey.
(c) 
Elevations. All permanent bench marks of New Jersey Coast and Geodetic Survey shall be shown. Elevations street surfaces shall be placed outside the street lines. The elevations of sewer inverts, shown at street intersections, ends of lines and at changes of grades, shall be written parallel with the sewer lines and between the street lines. The elevations of street surfaces shall be shown to the nearest 0.1 foot; the sewer inverts to the nearest 0.01 foot. Sufficient bench marks shall be permanently established for the area.
(d) 
Distances, grades and sizes. The distances and stationing between valves, water main diameters, strength class and material shall be shown on the plans. Plans, profiles and hydraulic analyses of the proposed water distribution system from the applicant's point of connection must be shown.
(4) 
General plans for water supply and storage facilities. The plans for the water supply, treatment and storage facilities shall include a general site plan showing boundaries, one-foot contours, proposed wells, pumping stations and/or treatment plants, storage facilities with capacities, underground piping and underground or overhead wires.
G. 
The following will govern the approximate sizes and locations of water mains, points of connection, wells and storage facilities:
(1) 
If the size of any water main, as shown by the application to be installed by the applicant is inconsistent with the requirements of the area, the applicant shall install mains as required by the Township. The Township shall pay the applicant the difference in the material, labor and excavation costs as determined by the Township or its Engineer.
(2) 
If the Township requires the installation of a booster pumping station of greater capacity than that capacity determined by the Township as necessary to serve the applicant, the Township shall pay said difference between the cost of the facilities necessary to serve the applicant and the facilities required by the Township as determined by the Township or its Engineer.
(3) 
The Township will not assess the increased cost, if any, of the Engineer's review and inspection fee when the increased cost of such review and inspection to provide facilities in excess of those necessary to serve the applicant results from an order of the Township.
(4) 
If the Township requires a treatment plant and/or water storage tank of greater capacity than that capacity determined by the Township as necessary to serve the applicant, the Township shall pay said applicant the difference between the cost of the treatment plant and/or storage tank necessary to serve the applicant and the cost of the treatment plant and/or storage tank required by the Township.
(5) 
Individual service connections for each property will be furnished by the applicant.
(6) 
Tentative approval shall expire three years from the date on which the resolution of tentative approval is adopted. The applicant may submit for final approval on or before the expiration date of tentative approval the whole or a section or sections of the project. The applicant may apply for and the Township may grant extensions to such tentative approval for additional periods of one year each but not to exceed a total extension of two years, provided that if the design standards have been revised by the rules and regulations, such revised standards shall govern.
(7) 
In the case of a project of 50 acres or more, the Township may grant an approval longer than three years as shall reasonably be determined by the Township. The applicant may apply for and the Township may grant extensions to such tentative approval for such additional period of time as shall reasonably be determined by the Township, provided that if the design standards have been revised by the rules and regulations, such revised standards shall govern.
(8) 
Whenever the Township grants an extension of tentative approval and tentative approval has expired before the date on which the extension is granted, the extension shall begin on what would otherwise be the expiration date. The applicant may apply for an extension either before or after what would otherwise be the expiration date.
H. 
Application for final approval. Upon notification by the Township that tentative approval has been granted, an application for final approval may be filed, in duplicate, on a form provided by the Township.
I. 
Instructions for application for final approval.
(1) 
An application fee of $100, an engineering review fee of 2% of the estimated costs of construction as determined by the applicant's engineer, subject to review and approval by the Engineer, and an attorney review fee of $200 shall be submitted with the application. The minimum engineering review fee shall be $500. All drawings submitted for final approval shall be identified as "FINAL UTILITY PLAN."
(2) 
The application shall be accompanied by the following supporting data:
(a) 
Details of construction of water distribution system and appurtenances, three copies.
(b) 
Detailed plans of wells, pumping stations and/or treatment works, if applicable, three copies.
(c) 
Detailed plans of all storage facilities, three copies.
(d) 
Specifications for the construction of proposed water system and appurtenances, including pumping stations and/or treatment plants, also method of disinfection, three copies.
(e) 
Detailed estimate of entire construction cost, three copies. If project is divided into phases, a cost for each phase is to be submitted.
(f) 
Three copies of the engineer's report, together with other data furnished with the application for tentative approval, if requested by the Township.
(g) 
Proof of title to all lands, together with current proof of payment of real estate taxes. Should the applicant not be the property owner, then the property owner must sign the application together with the applicant.
(h) 
An application form, filled out in the name of the Township, to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), with applicable fee, if required by the NJDEP.
(3) 
Submittals shall contain information described below:
(a) 
Plans and details of construction and distribution system and appurtenances. Overall plans shall give a complete picture of the systems proposed and are primarily intended to facilitate review. The engineer for the applicant shall show all design information on the overall plan. No restriction shall be placed on the size or scale of the overall plan except that all information shown shall be clear and legible. The detail drawings shall be legible and to a scale not less than one inch equals 100 feet horizontal. They shall show roads, curbs, sidewalks, lot lines, boundary lines and typical street cross sections, in addition to all the items listed below: details of the unusual conditions to be encountered in the construction of the distribution system, along with hydrant details, thrust block design, blowoff and air release valves. A title and index sheet shall accompany the plan and detail drawings and shall include a key map of the subdivision and its relationship to the surrounding area. All drawings, with the exception of the overall plans, shall be of uniform size, 24 inches by 36 inches, with a two-inch border on the left side and a one-half-inch border on all other sides. The overall plan of the water system shall be entitled "Overall Plan- Water System." It shall show the location of the wells, treatment plants, storage tanks, pressure zones, valves, distribution lines, hydrants, topmost floor elevation of any proposed buildings and the present and future extent of the distribution system. Size, type and class pipe shall be given. Also shown shall be the permanent bench marks, contours of existing ground referenced to New Jersey Coast and Geodetic Survey datum. All sheets shall be numbered and bound and shall show the true and magnetic meridian, title, date and scale, including topographical symbols. Conventions and elevations shall be the same as or based upon those used by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.
(b) 
Detailed plans of wells, pumping stations and/or treatment works. The plans for the wells, pumping stations and/or treatment plants shall include general site plan showing boundaries, one-foot contours, proposed pumping stations, wells, underground piping and appurtenances and underground and overhead wires. The detail plans for wells shall show the depth, size and construction of each well. Results from test well, logging, etc., shall be furnished as the basis for design. The ground strata through which the well is to be driven shall be shown in cross section. The arrangement of mechanical and electrical equipment within the well house, plus connections to the storage tanks and distribution system, shall be shown. The method and equipment proposed for applying sodium hyperchlorite shall be clearly indicated. If treatment beyond disinfection is required, the plans shall show details of each component of the treatment facility, the method of applying chemicals, master meter, piping, valves, etc. The plans and specifications must indicate provisions for landscaping, paved roads and walkways. Drawings shall conform to the size specified with these rules and regulations.
(c) 
Detail plans of storage facilities. Storage may consist of an elevated tank, standpipe or, where units do not exceed 50, hydropneumatic tank. The details of all storage facilities shall include tank dimensions, minimum water level and overflow level, capacity, foundation, piping, valve pit dimensions, etc.
(d) 
Specifications. Complete specifications for the construction of the proposed water system and appurtenances, including pumping stations and/or treatment plants and method of disinfection, shall accompany the plans. They may be omitted for main extensions, provided that specifications for the water system are already filed and reference is made to them in the application. In addition, the requirements of all governmental regulatory agencies must be satisfied by the submitted specifications.
(e) 
Estimate of costs. An itemized list of improvements to be constructed shall be furnished and shall include, but not be limited to, cost of rights-of-way and easements as may be required. The estimate of costs will be subject to review and approval of the Township Engineer. The estimate must make use of the latest copy of the approved Standard Unit Price Schedule for water facilities.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: The development construction cost unit price estimating schedule is on file in the Township offices.
(f) 
Engineer's report. The engineers report shall include but not be limited to all information required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Township.
(g) 
Proof of title and paid taxes. A copy of a title report, title policy or attorney certificate establishing that no part of the system is encumbered so as to prevent, unduly restrict or circumscribe the ability to the applicant to make all conveyances, transfers and dedications incidental to vesting in the Township, title to the entire system and it's appurtenances, together with current proof of payment of real estate taxes. Should the applicant not be the property owner, then the property owner must sign the application together with the applicant.
(h) 
Application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The applicant shall, as a condition to receipt of final approval from the Township, prepare and submit to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection all required plans and specifications, engineers report and the New Jersey DEP form, in duplicate. The applicant shall prepare and submit the entire exhibit to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the name of the Township.
(i) 
Application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. If a project or any portion thereof requires a permit or permits from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the Township will sign the application as applicant for the New Jersey Department of Transportations's permit. However, the applicant (not the Township) shall be responsible to prepare all documentation and submit the application for the permit. The applicant (not the Township) shall also be responsible to pay any and all related application/permit fees and to pay the escrow deposit as may be required by the NJDOT.
(j) 
Easements and parcel maps. Within 60 days from the date of the resolution of final approval, the applicant shall submit to the Township a complete grant of easement document and a parcel map with a description of the utility easements which are to be dedicated to the Township. The easement description shall consist of a metes and bounds survey. The easements shall be dedicated at no cost to the Township.
(4) 
Final approval shall expire two years from the date on which the resolution of final approval is adopted. The applicant may apply for and the Township may grant extensions to such final approval for additional periods of one year, but not to exceed three extensions.
(5) 
In the case of a subdivision or site plan for a planned development of 50 acres or more, conventional subdivision or site plan 150 acres or more or site plan for development of a nonresidential floor area of 200,000 square feet or more, the Township may grant extensions to such final approval for such additional period of time as shall reasonably be determined by the Township.
(6) 
Whenever the Township grants an extension of final approval and final approval has expired before the date on which the extension is granted, the extension shall begin on what would otherwise be the expiration date. The applicant may apply for the extension either before or after what would otherwise be the expiration date.
(7) 
The Township shall grant an extension of final approval for a period determined by the Township, but not exceeding one year from what would otherwise be the expiration date, if the applicant proves to the reasonable satisfaction of the Township that the applicant was barred or prevented, directly or indirectly, from proceeding with the project because of delays in obtaining legally required approvals from other governmental agencies and that the applicant applied promptly for and diligently pursued these approvals. An applicant shall apply for the extension before the expiration date of final approval or the 91st day after the applicant receives the last legally required approval from other governmental agencies, whichever occurs later.
(8) 
No applicant shall commence construction of any kind until a construction permit is issued by the Township. The Township shall not issue a construction permit until the applicant has complied with all conditions of the application and the resolution of final approval, if applicable, and all required fees have been paid. The construction permit shall be in a form designated by the Township and shall be issued at the Director's office of the Township during regular business hours. The Township shall direct the Building Inspector that no building permit shall be issued from his department until proof of the issuance of a construction permit or a letter of no interest from the Township is presented. A copy of each construction permit or letter of no interest shall be forwarded to the Building Inspector by the Township at the time of issuance.
(a) 
Application for a construction permit for the improvements shall be made not later than 45 days prior to the expiration of final approval. All construction of said improvements shall be completed within three years from the date of the issuance of the construction permit.
J. 
Performance/maintenance guaranties; type. The Township shall accept the standardized form for a performance guaranty, maintenance guaranty or letter of credit adopted by regulation by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53a. An amount equal to 10% of the performance guaranty required by the Township shall be posted in cash by the applicant. The balance of the performance guaranty shall be posted by the applicant in the form of a performance bond or letter of credit in the form authorized by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to this section. If the applicant does not submit a performance guaranty or letter of credit in the form authorized by the Department of Community Affairs, then the performance bond or letter of credit must be in a form approved by the Township attorney.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
K. 
Guaranties required; surety; release. Prior to filing the final subdivision plat, the applicant shall provide and the Township shall accept a performance guaranty for the purpose of assuring the installation and maintenance of improvements. For commercial site plans, the performance guaranty shall be submitted by the applicant at least 30 days prior to the start of construction.
(1) 
The performance guaranty shall be in an amount equal to 120% of the estimated cost of construction of the required improvements, as determined by the Township Engineer in accordance with the method of calculation set forth herein.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(2) 
The applicant's engineer shall prepare, for the Township Engineers review, an itemized estimate of cost of the improvements covered by the performance guaranty, which itemized estimate of cost shall be appended to each performance guaranty posted by the obligor.
(3) 
The time allowed for installation of the improvements for which the performance guaranty has been provided may be extended by the Township by resolution. As a condition of any such extension, the amount of any performance guaranty shall be increased or reduced, as the case may be, to the amount of 120% of the estimated cost of construction determined as herein provided.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(4) 
If the required improvements are not completed or constructed in accordance with the performance guaranty, the applicant and surety, if any, shall be liable thereon to the Township for the reasonable cost of the improvements not completed or constructed, and the Township may, either prior to or after receipt of the proceeds thereof, complete such improvements. Such completion or construction of improvements shall be subject to the public bidding requirements of the Local Public Contracts Law, P.L. 1971, c. 198 (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.).
(5) 
Upon substantial completion of all required improvements (except for the top course of paving) and the connection of same to the Township system, the applicant may request of the Township, in writing, by certified mail addressed in care of the Director, that the Township Engineer prepare, in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty, a list of all uncompleted or unsatisfactorily completed improvements. If such a request is made, the applicant shall send a copy of the request to the Township Engineer. The request shall indicate which improvements have been completed and which improvements remain uncompleted in the judgment of the applicant. Thereupon, the Township Engineer shall inspect all improvements covered by the applicant's request and shall file a detailed list and report, in writing, with the Township and shall simultaneously send a copy thereof to the applicant not later than 45 days after receipt of the applicant's request.
(6) 
The list prepared by the Township Engineer shall state, in detail, with respect to each improvement determined to be incomplete or unsatisfactory, the nature and extent of the incompleteness of each improvement or the nature and extent of and remedy to correct any completed improvement determined to be unsatisfactory. The report prepared by the Township Engineer shall identify each improvement determined to be complete and satisfactory, together with a recommendation as to the amount of reduction to be made in the performance guaranty relating to the completed and satisfactory improvement, in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty.
(7) 
The Township, by resolution, shall either approve and accept the improvements determined to be complete and satisfactory by the Township Engineer or reject any or all of such improvements for cause expressed in said resolution and shall approve and authorize the amount of reduction to be made in the performance guaranty relating to the improvements accepted in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty. This resolution shall be adopted not later than 45 days after receipt of the list and report prepared by the Township Engineer. Upon adoption of the resolution by the Township, the applicant shall be released from all liability pursuant to its performance guaranty, with respect to those approved and accepted improvements, provided that a percentage of the amount of the performance guaranty shall be retained to ensure completion and acceptability of all improvements.
(8) 
The applicant's request for a reduction in the amount of the performance guaranty must be accompanied by an affidavit certifying that all of the contractor(s) and supplier(s) have been paid in full as of the date of the request.
(a) 
The amount of the performance guaranty may be reduced to 30% of the amount of the estimate of cost of construction upon successful completion of the preliminary testing of the system after all of the structures, mains, service connections and appurtenances have been installed. The preliminary testing is optional and not a requirement of the Township.
(b) 
The amount of the performance guaranty may be reduced to 20% of the amount of the estimate of cost of construction upon successful completion of the final testing of the system. The final testing will not be conducted until all of the underground utilities (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, gas, electric, telephone, etc.), and all of the curbs and sidewalks have been completed, along with the gravel base course of road restoration have been installed and approved.
(c) 
The amount of the performance guaranty may be reduced to 10% of the amount of the estimate of cost of construction when the as-built plans in a form and content satisfactory to the Township Engineer have been submitted by the applicant and when the only remaining punchlist work consists of the final adjustments to set the valve box covers and curb shutoffs to final grade (i.e., final pavement overlay has not been completed).
(9) 
The performance guaranty may be released by the Township upon the completion of all final punchlist items, resolution of all outstanding complaints, submission of all closeout documents and maintenance guaranties by the applicant to the Township in a form and content satisfactory to the Township Attorney and upon formal acceptance of the improvements by the Township.
(10) 
Provision for a maintenance guaranty to be posted with the Township shall be for a period of two years after final acceptance of the improvement, in the amount of 15% of the cost of the improvement, which cost shall be determined by the Township Engineer according to the method of calculation set forth herein.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(11) 
If the Township Engineer fails to send or provide the list and report as requested by the applicant pursuant to this section within 45 days from receipt of the request, the applicant may apply to the court in a summary manner for an order compelling the Township Engineer to provide the list and report within a stated time, and the cost of applying to the court, including reasonable attorney's fees, may be awarded to the prevailing party.
(12) 
If the Township fails to approve and accept or reject the improvements determined by the Township Engineer to be complete and satisfactory or reduce the performance guaranty for the complete and satisfactory improvements within 45 days from the receipt of the Township Engineer's list and report, the applicant may apply to the court in a summary manner for an order compelling, within a stated time, approval of the complete and satisfactory improvements and approval of a reduction in the performance guaranty for the complete and satisfactory improvements in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty, and the cost of applying to the court, including reasonable attorney's fees, may be awarded to the prevailing party.
(13) 
In the event that the applicant has made a cash deposit with the Township as part of the performance guaranty, then any partial reduction granted in the performance guaranty shall be applied to the cash deposit in the same proportion as the original cash deposit bears to the full amount of the performance guaranty.
(14) 
If any portion of the required improvements is rejected, the Township may require the applicant to complete or correct such improvements and, upon completion or correction, the same procedure of notification as set forth in this section shall be followed.
(15) 
Nothing herein, however, shall be construed to limit the right of the applicant to contest by legal proceedings any determination of the Township or the Township Engineer.
(16) 
Prior to the filing of the final subdivision plat, the applicant shall deposit basic inspection fees as set forth herein. For commercial site plans, the basic inspection fees must be deposited at least 30 days prior to the start of construction. The basic inspection fees are intended for the normal and customary service required to inspect the installation of the facilities. The applicant shall reimburse the Township for all reasonable inspection fees paid to the Township Engineer for the inspection of improvements, provided that the Authority shall require of the applicant a deposit for the inspection fees in an amount not to exceed, except for extraordinary circumstances, the greater of $500 or 5% of the cost of improvements, which cost shall be determined by the Township Engineer according to the method of calculation set forth herein. For those improvements for which the inspection fees are less than $10,000, fees may, at the option of the applicant, be paid in two installments. The initial amount deposited by an applicant shall be 50% of the inspection fees. When the balance on the deposit drops to 10% of the inspection fees because the amount deposited by the applicant has been reduced by the amount paid to the Township Engineer for inspection, the applicant shall deposit the remaining 50% of the inspection fees. For those improvements for which the inspection fees are $10,000 or greater, fees may, at the option of the applicant, be paid in four installments. The initial amount deposited by an applicant shall be 25% of the inspection fees. When the balance on deposit drops to 10% of the inspection fees because the amount deposited by the applicant has been reduced by the amount paid to the Township Engineer for inspection, the applicant shall make additional deposits of 25% of the inspection fees. The Township Engineer shall not perform any inspection if sufficient funds to pay for those inspections are not on deposit.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(17) 
In the event that final approval is by stages or sections of project, the provisions of this section shall be applied by stage or section.
(18) 
To the extent that any of the improvements have been dedicated to the Township on the subdivision plat or site plan, the Township shall be deemed, upon the release of any performance guaranty required pursuant to this section, to have accepted dedication for public use of improvements made thereon according to site plans and subdivision plats approved by the Township.
L. 
Installation of improvements prior to filing plat.
(1) 
Nothing herein shall prevent an applicant from installing required improvements prior to the filing of the final subdivision plat, provided that final approval has been granted by the Township, all regulatory construction permits have been secured and inspection fees are posted with the Township pursuant to the itemized estimate of cost of construction as approved by the Township Engineer.
(2) 
Prior to filing the final subdivision plat, the applicant shall post a performance guaranty to guaranty the completion of any remaining improvements not yet completed.
(3) 
Upon completion of required improvements or release of a performance guaranty a maintenance guaranty shall be posted with the Township. The amount, terms and conditions of any maintenance guaranty shall be as set forth in this section.
M. 
Deposits with Township; escrow; interest.
(1) 
Whenever an amount of money in excess of $5,000 shall be deposited by an applicant with the Township for professional services employed by the Township to review applications for a project, for Township inspection fees in accordance with this section, the money, until repaid or applied to the purposes for which it is deposited, including the applicant's portion of the interest earned thereon, except as otherwise provided in this section, shall continue to be the property of the applicant and shall be held in trust by the Township. Money deposited shall be held in escrow. The money shall be deposited in a banking institution or savings and loan association in this state insured by an agency of the federal government, or in any other fund or depository approved for such deposits by the state, in an account bearing interest at the minimum rate currently paid by the institution or depository on time or savings deposits. The Township shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the name and address of the institution or depository in which the deposit is made and the amount of the deposit. The Township shall not be required to refund an amount of interest paid on a deposit which does not exceed $100 for the year. If the amount of interest exceeds $100, that entire amount shall belong to the applicant and shall be refunded to him by the Township annually or at the time the deposit is repaid or applied to the purposes for which it was deposited, as the case may be, except that the Township shall retain for administrative expenses a sum equivalent to no more than 33 1/3% of that entire amount which shall be in lieu of all other administrative and custodial expenses.
(2) 
The provisions of this section shall apply only to that interest earned and paid on a deposit after the effective date of the adoption of these revised rules and regulations.
N. 
Escrow payments for professional services.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(1) 
The Township shall make all of the payments to professionals for services rendered for review of applications for projects, review and preparation of documents, inspection of improvements or other purposes, and review by outside consultants when an application is of a nature beyond the scope of the expertise of the professionals normally utilized by the Township. The only costs that shall be added to any such charges shall be actual out-of-pocket expenses of any such professionals or consultants, including normal and typical expenses incurred in processing applications and inspecting improvements. The Township or approving authority shall not bill the applicant, or charge any escrow account or deposit authorized under this section, for any Township clerical or administrative functions, overhead expenses, meeting room charges, or any other Township costs and expenses except as provided for in this section, nor shall a Township professional add any such charges to his or her bill. If the salary, staff support and overhead of a Township professional are to be provided by the Township, the charge shall not exceed 200% of the sum of the products resulting from multiplying the hourly base salary, which shall be established annually by ordinance, of each of the professionals by the number of hours spent by respective professional upon review of the application for improvement or inspection of the applicant's improvements, as the case may be. For other professionals, the charge shall be at the same rate as all other work of the same nature by the professional for the Township when fees are not reimbursed or otherwise imposed on applicants.
(2) 
If the Township requires of the applicant a deposit toward anticipated Township expenses for these professional services, the deposit shall be placed in an escrow pursuant to this section. The amount of the deposit required shall be reasonable in regard to the scale and complexity of the improvement.
(3) 
Each payment charged to the deposit for review of applications, review and preparation of documents and inspection of improvements shall be pursuant to a voucher from the professional, which voucher shall identify the personnel performing the service, and for each date the services performed, the hours spent to one-quarter-hour increments, the hourly rate and the expenses incurred. All professionals shall submit vouchers to the Township on a monthly basis in accordance with the schedules and procedures established by the Township. If the services are provided by a Township employee, the Township employee shall prepare and submit to the Township a statement containing the same information as required on a voucher, on a monthly basis. The professional shall send an informational copy of all vouchers or statements submitted to the Township simultaneously to the applicant. The Township shall prepare and send to the applicant a statement which shall include an accounting of funds listing all deposits, interest earnings, disbursements, and the cumulative balance of the escrow account. This information shall be provided on a quarterly basis, if monthly charges are $1,000 or less, or on a monthly basis, if monthly charges exceed $1,000. If an escrow account or deposit contains insufficient funds to enable the Township or approving authority to perform required application reviews or improvement inspections, the Township shall provide the applicant with a notice of the insufficient escrow or deposit balance. In order for work to continue on the development or the application, the applicant shall, within a reasonable time period, post a deposit to the account in the amount to be agreed upon by the Township or approving authority and the appellant. In the interim, any required health and safety inspections shall be made and charged back against the replenishment of funds.
(4) 
The following close-out procedure shall apply to all deposits and escrow accounts and shall commence after the approving authority has granted final approval, in the case of application review escrow and deposits, or after the improvements have been approved as provided in this section, in the case of improvement inspections and deposits. The applicant shall send written notice by certified mall to the Township and the approving authority, and to the relevant Township professional, that the application or the improvements, as the case may be, are completed. After receipt of such notice, the professional shall render a final bill to the Township within 30 days and shall send a copy simultaneously to the applicant. The Township shall render a written final accounting to the applicant on the uses to which the deposit was put within 45 days or receipt of the final bill. Any balances remaining in the deposit or escrow account, including interest in accordance with this section, shall be refunded to the applicant along with the final accounting.
O. 
Maintenance guaranties limitations. The Township shall not require that a maintenance guaranty required pursuant to this section be in cash or that more than 10% of a performance guaranty be in cash.
P. 
Easement documents.
(1) 
The applicant shall submit to the Township, within 60 days from the date of final approval, a proposed deed of easements describing by metes and bounds all the lands to be dedicated to the Township for utility purposes.
(2) 
When blanket easements are required, the applicant shall add the following note to the final plat: "The Township of Stafford shall have an easement of access for the purpose of maintaining the on-site comprehensive water system. Said easement is hereby granted to the Township Stafford over all or any part of Block ______, Lot _____, for said purpose."
Q. 
Application for a water connection in conjunction with final approval of newly constructed water facilities.
(1) 
This application shall be filed in duplicate on a form provided by the Township. The applicant shall pay a connection fee, as provided in the current schedule of rates and charges adopted by the Township,[3] which shall be paid to the Township upon submission of an application for connection.
[3]
Editor's Note: See § 47-15, Water and sewer rates established.
(2) 
The amount of the connection fee shall be based upon an estimate as calculated in accordance with the Township rules and regulations and, after receiving a recommendation from its Consulting Engineer, 50% of the estimated connection fee shall be paid before issuance of a certificate of occupancy. The remaining 50% of the connection fees shall be paid over a three-year period by means of 36 equal monthly installments, plus interest at the rate of 8% per annum, all based upon a straight amoritization calculated to liquidate the indebtedness in full within 36 months. After a full year of usage, however, the meter readings shall be reviewed by the Township and its consulting staff in order to calculate whether the actual usage compares to the estimate. In the event that the actual usage either exceeds or does not meet the estimated usage upon which the connection fees where charged, the amount of the connection fees shall be modified accordingly, either by decrease or increase, based upon the actual metered usage for a full year. The full year shall not commence until the facility is sufficiently constructed, operated and utilized in order to obtain sufficient readings.
(3) 
In the event that the applicant is required to provide a comprehensive system of dry lines and individual water systems, then the applicant shall have the option of paying said connection fee at the time of final approval. The exercise of such option shall be made in writing by the applicant at the time of application.
(4) 
If the fee is paid, the applicant may represent to each buyer of the facilities covered by the application that said connection fees have been paid and will not be subject to a connection fee when the water system becomes active.
(5) 
If the applicant elects not to pay the connection fee, buyers shall be notified in writing that the Township will charge them the connection fee in effect at the time said dry water system is connected to a functioning water treatment facility or transmission line. A copy of said notice signed by the buyer shall be filed with the Township as a condition to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. In addition, the applicant must provide appropriate language, suitable to the Attorney for the Township, to be placed on the subdivision map before it is filed with the Ocean County Clerk's office or in the form of deed restrictions, to the effect that all persons are notified that connection fees have not yet been paid to the Township and will need to be paid by the owner of the property at the time that the system becomes functional.
(6) 
Should applicant's property abut or be contiguous with any street or lands in which there is an operational water line, the applicant shall apply for connection to such line on a form provided by the Township and shall pay such fees therefor as may be required.
(7) 
Water connections shall be made to a water main only by the contractor authorized by the Township to make such connections.
(8) 
Approval of the Municipal Plumbing Subcode Official/Inspector shall be required by the Township prior to use of any service to a building.
(9) 
The above shall also apply where a landowner is required by the Township to connect to an operational water main.
(10) 
The landowner is solely responsible for the maintenance and/or repair of the water pipe between the building and the Township's shutoff.
R. 
Off-Site water facilities. When off-site water facilities are required, said facilities are to be completely constructed, including all pavement restorations, before connecting any on-site facilities to the water system.
S. 
Additional construction work. The Township shall reimburse the applicant for the required additional construction work and the required oversizing of the water main based on the actual construction cost. The applicant shall submit to the Township the contractor's cost proposal for the installation of the additional construction work and the required oversizing of the water main for the Township Engineer's review no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of construction. Payment shall be made to the applicant by the Township after the water system has been installed and passed all of the tests as required by the Township's rules and regulations, the water system has been certified by the Township Engineer to be complete and the related pavement restoration work has been accepted by the Township Engineer.
T. 
Water service billing.
(1) 
Billing for water service flows shall be determined from readings taken from a water meter. The water meter shall be installed on the service line in the building at a location approved by the Township. The water meter and appurtenances must be installed by the applicant and inspected by the Township before the connection to the water system is made. Bypass lines around the water meter shall be strictly prohibited.
(2) 
The Director is authorized to recommend appropriate adjustments in water and sewer utility accounts where leaks due to water line breaks have occurred. The governing body must formally approve all such recommendations in order for the adjustments to become final. It is imperative for customers to understand, however, that they bear the responsibility for locating and fixing water leaks immediately so as not to cause undue and unnecessary demand on the water system. To that end, in the event that the Director confirms water consumption solely as a result of a waterline break without any extenuating circumstances, under those particular circumstances the Township will consider, upon receipt of suitable proofs, to abate water charges for a maximum period of up to 21 days from the date that the break occurred. The formula for the abatement shall be based on the highest daily water usage for the customer as shown in a given quarter over the last eight quarters of usage. All additional water usage, whether caused by negligence, improper utilization, break in the waterline, or any other reason, shall be the sole financial responsibility of the property owner. Said payment shall be due from the property owner in accordance with normal billing practices of the Township. In the event, however, that the property owner can demonstrate to the Director that none of the water utilized was deposited into the Township's sanitary sewer system, an appropriate credit on the property owner's sanitary sewer bill for "excess sewer charges" only will be provided by the Township.
[Added 5-20-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-60]
All materials to be used on the proposed project that will become the property of the Township upon conveyance by the applicant shall be manufactured in the United States, whenever available. The applicant is directed to refer to Chapter 107, Laws 1982, of the State of New Jersey, effective date October 3, 1982.[1]
A. 
Water distribution system design criteria.
(1) 
General.
(a) 
The following requirements are to be considered minimum requirements for the design and construction of water systems. The applicant shall, through the proper balance of supply, storage and distribution, secure for the community a water system having a minimum Class 6 rating, as judged by the Insurance Service Office, Fire Suppression Rating Schedule.
(b) 
Regardless of the size of the project, the water distribution system shall be capable of supplying the necessary domestic flow and fire protection based upon the complete project flow and fire requirements.
(2) 
Distribution system and appurtenances.
(a) 
In the design of the water distribution system, a C = 100 frictional index based on the Williams and Hazen formula shall be used.
(b) 
The design of the distribution system shall be based upon the required maximum day demand flow, plus the fire flow demand or peak hour demand flow, whichever is greater. The minimum size of water mains supplying fire flow shall be eight inches unless approved by the Township or otherwise shown on the Water Master Plan. The minimum size of water main supplying only domestic flow shall be six inches. The Hardy Cross method or an equivalent method shall be used in balancing loops. Minimum depth of cover shall be four feet from the top of the pipe to the finished grade. Distribution mains shall be interconnected, where possible, into closed loops so that the supply may be brought to the consumer from more than one direction. Dead-end streets shall be provided with looped water mains wherever practical or feasible. All dead-end streets not so looped shall be provided with a means of flushing by the use of a blowoff hydrant assembly. Dead ends in excess of 400 feet in mains providing fire protection and 600 feet in other mains shall be discouraged. If the requirements for dead ends prevent the feasible development of the project, then the applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Township the site conditions that prevent the feasible development of the project and the proposed alternate design. Valves of full line size shall be installed and rodded to ends of all dead-end lines which may be extended in the future. The dead-end valves shall be followed by one full length of pipe and closed with iron plugs or caps.
(c) 
Valves shall be located on distribution mains so that not more than one block shall be out of service for one single break. At street intersections, valves shall be located in line with curblines for ease in finding in the event of a break. Geared valves with bypasses on sixteen-inch mains or larger shall be furnished and so indicated on the plans.
(d) 
A corporation stop shutoff with a valve box for air release shall be located at all high points in a distribution system, with adequate means of drainage provided. Unrestricted easements to the Township water mains shall be a minimum of 20 feet wide. The pipe shall be placed five feet off either easement line to allow sufficient room for maintenance or installation of future pipe.
(3) 
Storage tanks.
(a) 
Storage in elevated tanks shall have a total effective capacity, when combined with pumping capacity, at least equal to the fire demand flow, plus the maximum day consumption, or meet the peak hour demand requirements, whichever is greater.
(b) 
The water levels in all elevated storage shall be as required by the adopted Water Master Plan. The effective amount of water in elevated storage shall be that amount of water which is 70 feet higher than the highest point in the area being served, with allowance made for building heights.
(c) 
All elevated storage tanks are to be equipped with a level recording system that is connected via a telephone lease line to the chart recorder at the water treatment plant. A low level and high level alarm is to be installed and also transmitted via lease line to the water treatment plant.
(d) 
The pumping equipment, when hydropneumatic tanks are used, shall be designed to facilitate its change over to the overall elevated storage system as required by the Township without undue loss in pressure in any part of the system.
(e) 
A double-acting altitude control valve shall be used for water level control in elevated storage tanks. A bypass line and pit shall also be provided.
(f) 
The capacity of hydropneumatic tanks shall be sufficient to provide the peak hourly rate of consumption in combination with the pumping facilities for a period of not less than 20 minutes. The effective capacity of the tank shall be taken at 25%. The following formula shall govern the size of hydropneumatic tanks:
Required tank capacity in gallons = (peak flow less well yield) times 20 times four. Peak hourly flow rate and total allowable yield from wells shall be expressed in gallons per minute (GPH).
(4) 
Water supply.
(a) 
The average daily, maximum daily and peak hourly water demand rates for commercial, industrial and institutional areas shall be considered separately in the computation of the total system demand and the quantities to be added shall be determined by the applicant and approved by the Township. Maximum daily flow shall be considered as 2.5 times average daily flow. Peak hourly flow shall be considered as 4.0 times average hourly flow.
(b) 
Fire protection shall be furnished for all projects. The applicant shall provide fire flows in addition to the maximum daily requirements based upon 250 gallons per capita per day. Fire flow rates established by using formulas currently in use by the American Insurance Association shall determine the flow rates required in any project or portion thereof. The formulas shall be used for high-volume districts, single-family, attached and multiple-family districts. Fire flow for each district shall be computed separately. The minimum allowable fire flow for residential projects shall be 1,000 GPM at a residual pressure of 20 pounds per square inch (psi) and for commercial and/or industrial projects shall be 2,500 GPM at a residual pressure of 20 psi. The system shall be capable of supplying particular fire flow requirements in any part of the system during the maximum day as determined by the Insurance Services office (ISO) Fire Suppression Rating Schedule.
(c) 
In the event that the design peak hour demand flow rate exceeds the maximum day consumption plus the fire flow rate required above, the system shall be designed for the greater rate.
(5) 
Fire sprinkler systems. When a fire sprinkler system is required, the fire sprinkler system service connection shall be totally separate from the domestic service connection. Where the sprinkler system service connection enters the building, the applicant shall be required to install a backflow preventer and a detector check valve assembly on the fire sprinkler service line. Both service connections shall have a shutoff valve and valve box located outside of the building. A detailed working drawing of the service connections shall be submitted to the Township for approval at least 30 days prior to the start of construction. The submittal shall include the make and model of the backflow preventer and detector check valve assembly, including a floor plan showing the location and layout. The applicant shall be responsible to perform all fire flow tests as may be required for the design of the building sprinkler system.
(6) 
Treatment requirements.
(a) 
Treatment facilities shall be so designed to produce water that is reasonably uniform and of the quality required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy.
(b) 
Treatment plants involve a considerable amount of design criteria. If an applicant is required to construct a plant, it must be in conformity with all existing state and federal regulations. All designs must be fully reviewed and approved by the Township Engineer.
B. 
Construction of water distribution system. The methods and materials used for the construction of water distribution systems shall comply with the Township's rules and regulations and with the latest American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards cited herein.
(1) 
Pipe materials.
(a) 
Pipe materials to be used in construction of water mains shall be cement-lined ductile iron. For bridge crossings or other special aerial installations, pipe material shall be steel or ductile iron pipe.
(b) 
Ductile iron pipe shall conform to AWWA C151/A21.51 standards for water and other liquids. Wall thickness of pipe shall be determined in accordance with AWWA C150/A21.50, but in no case shall the wall thickness be less than that specified for Class 52 pipe. The rubber-gasket joints shall be in accordance with AWWA C111/A21.11. Compact fittings shall be in accordance with AWWA C153/A21.53. The cement lining and hot applied coal tar seal shall be in accordance with AWWA-C104/A21.4.
(c) 
Certain soil conditions might require the use of a polyethylene wrap to prevent pipe corrosion. The applicant can be required to conduct soil tests and use polyethylene wrap, if directed by the Township Engineer. Polyethylene encasement shall be in accordance with AWWA C105/A21.5.
(d) 
Steel pipe shall conform to AWWA C200. Steel pipe under 12 inches in diameter shall be Schedule 40; 12 inches and over shall have a wall thickness of 0.375 inches. Steel pipe shall be cement mortar lined and coated in accordance with AWWA C205. Buried steel pipe shall be wrapped in accordance with AWWA C-203. Exposed steel pipe shall be primed (two mil dry) and then painted with a two-coat vinyl system (five mil dry total).
(2) 
Valves.
(a) 
Gate valves shall be iron body, nonrising bronze stem with resilient seated wedge. All internal ferrous metal surfaces shall be fully epoxy coated. Valves shall be full size. Valves on sixteen-inch mains or larger shall be butterfly valves and shall have suitable bypasses. All gate valves shall meet or exceed AWWA C500 or C509. All butterfly valves shall meet AWWA C504. Valve boxes shall be cast iron of the screw adjustable type with a minimum shaft diameter of 5 1/4 inches, with cover indicator of "water." The valve box cover shall be set flush with the surface of the finished grade.
(b) 
Valves shall have a working water pressure rating of 200 psi. Valves shall open left (counterclockwise) and be provided with two-inch-square wrench nuts.
(3) 
Hydrants.
(a) 
Hydrants shall be located wherever possible at each intersection and shall be spaced so that each hydrant covers property within a six-hundred-foot radius or less.
(b) 
The maximum hose lay length via a traveled way shall not exceed 800 feet. Commercial and industrial areas will require closer spacing.
(c) 
Fire hydrants shall have a minimum valve opening of 5 1/4 inches. Unless otherwise directed by the Township, hydrants shall have one, four and one-half-inch connection for fire engine pumps and two, two and one-half-inch connections for direct hose connection. All hose connections shall have National Standard threads.
(d) 
In the interest of standardization, only hydrants manufactured by Mueller are considered acceptable. All fire hydrants shall be painted red, except hydrants to be left dry (not placed in operation) shall be painted black. All fire hydrants shall be Mueller Model A-423 or approved equal, and shall meet AWWA Standard C-502. All hydrants shall be connected to the main line with pipe not less than six inches in diameter. A gate valve and box shall be located between the hydrant and the main.
(e) 
All hydrants are to be properly secured with thrust blocking or rods. The preferred method is to rod the six-inch hydrant valve to the main, thence rod the hydrant to the six-inch valve.
(f) 
When hydrants are installed on dry lines, the applicant shall paint all hydrants black to indicate that they are not operable.
(4) 
Blowoffs. A blowoff must be installed at every water main dead end. The blowoff shall meet the same specifications as hydrants or blowoff hydrant assembly detail.
(5) 
Fittings. All fittings shall be new and suitable for a minimum working pressure of 150 psi. Iron fittings shall be cement-mortar lined conforming to AWWA C104/A21.4 and an exterior coating of coal tar or asphalt foundry dip. All dead ends on mains to be extended in the future shall be valved, followed by one full length of pipe and closed with iron plugs or caps. Tees, bends, etc., of 11 1/4º or greater shall be blocked against movement from water pressure using proper size thrust blocks.
(6) 
Service connections.
(a) 
All of the service connection components shall conform to the latest standards of AWWA C800.
(b) 
Service pipe for individual residential connections shall be one-inch diameter Type K copper and shall be installed with a minimum of 42 inches of cover.
[Amended 12-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-104; 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08]
(c) 
The location of the service connection is to be shown by cutting a W into the top of the curb.
(d) 
It is the intent that all service laterals be installed perpendicular to the water main, from the service connection to the curb stop/box, except where approved by the Township's Engineer on the plans. If the service cannot be run perpendicular, the service lateral shall run horizontally straight from the service connection at the main to the curb stop/box. The location of the curb stop/box shall be as per the detail, and no curb stop/box shall be located in any driveways, sidewalks or aprons.
(e) 
Corporation stops shall be Mueller Company B-25008 flared copper connection or equal. The outlet end of the corporation stop shall have a union coupling connection for the copper water tube. Tapping the main shall be carried out by personnel experienced in this work using equipment designed for use with the corporation stops specified. Stops shall be installed so as to ensure a watertight connection.
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08]
(f) 
Saddles are required on all services greater then one inch and shall be bronze double strap Mueller model BR2B or equal.
(g) 
Curb valves (stops) shall be Mark II Oriseal Valves Model H15209, as manufactured by Mueller Company, or equal.
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08]
(h) 
Curb boxes shall be those as manufactured by Tyler Pipe curb box model No. 6500, with an Arch Pattern Base, or equal. Box length shall be appropriate to the intended location.
(i) 
Miscellaneous service fittings shall be provided as required. All such fittings shall be appropriate to the intended service and shall conform to AWWA Specification C800.
(j) 
All corporation stops and curb stops shall be of the same size as the service pipe.
(k) 
Service connections shall be installed along any off-site main to serve all individual properties along the route. The applicant shall submit to the Township the contractor's cost proposal for the installation of the off-site service connections for the Township Engineers review no later than 30 days prior to commencement of construction. Costs for the installation of said service connections will be reimbursed by the Township to the applicant upon certification of the completion of the work by the Township Engineer and the Township's approval.
(l) 
Inspection and approval of the installation of the building lateral from the curb shutoff to the building is under the jurisdiction of the Township, acting through the Township Plumbing Subcode Official/Inspector.
[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
(7) 
Miscellaneous construction. All water distribution systems shall include any required miscellaneous construction items such as, but not limited to, thrust blocks, bedding, concrete encasement, concrete cradles, insulation, wet taps, end plugs and other items as may be required by the Township. All construction methods and materials shall conform to the latest applicable AWWA standards.
(8) 
Water meters.
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08]
(a) 
Applicants for all new water service connections shall be required to furnish and install a water meter and meter setter including an inlet shutoff valve, jumper, outlet backflow preventer and other appurtenances on the service line in a meter pit as shown on the Township’s standard construction details. The presence of a backflow preventer will require the applicant to install an expansion device on the hot water heater. The water meter shall be a positive displacement type meter manufactured by Sensus Metering Systems. The water meter shall be compatible with the Township’s Radio Frequency (RF) Reading System. The radio transmitter unit (MTU) shall be located in the meter pit cover. The wire from the water meter to the transmitter shall be continuous without splice connections. The water meter shall read in gallons. The size of the water meter shall be the same size as the service line. Bypass lines around the water meter shall be strictly prohibited. The water meter must be installed by the applicant and inspected by the Township before the connection to the water system is made. If directed by the Township, the applicant shall install a pressure-reducing valve in the building. The pressure-reducing valve shall be the same size as the service line.
(b) 
There shall be no shrubs, plantings, landscaping or other obstructions whatsoever on or around the meter pit which prevent easy access to the meter pit or which prevent or in any way decrease the signal from the radio transmitter located in the meter pit. Water service shall not be used until the installation of the meter and all accessories has been completed and the Township has determined the system is operating properly.
(c) 
All domestic service lines shall be metered with the water meters installed in meter pits placed within the public rights-of-way of the streets. Meter pit assemblies shall include a PVC pipe meter box with a locable insulated double lid.
(d) 
On all commercial projects, the applicant shall furnish and install a strainer on the inlet side of the water meter.
(9) 
Commercial connections.
(a) 
All of the service connection components for commercial (nonresidential) connections shall conform to the standards of AWWA C800. Separate service connections shall be made for domestic and fire supply to each commercial building. Service pipe for commercial connections shall be one-and-one-half-inch minimum diameter Type K copper and shall be installed with a minimum of 42 inches of cover. All domestic service lines shall be metered with the meters installed in meter pits located within the public rights-of-way of streets.
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08]
(b) 
Meter pit assemblies shall include a PVC pipe meter box with a lockable lid. Meter installation components shall include an inlet ball valve, meter yoke, outlet dual check valve and all fittings.
(c) 
Corporation stops shall be Mueller Company B-25008 flared copper connection or equal. The outlet end of the corporation stop shall have a union coupling connection for the copper water tube. Tapping the main shall be carried out by personnel experienced in this work using equipment designed for use with the corporation stops specified. Stops shall be installed so as to ensure a watertight connection.
[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-08]
(d) 
All corporation stops and service fittings shall be of the same size as the service pipe.
C. 
Construction of wells.
(1) 
Wells shall be constructed and protected against possible contamination in accordance with American Water Works Association Standard A100. Well casings should be welded and made up with threaded couplings, and the protective casing shall have tight joints throughout its entire length.
(2) 
A gamma ray log and/or a caliper log shall be provided for each well. The flow from each well shall be averaged over a seventy-two-hour period and shall not be less than 300 gallons per minute (gpm) with a drawdown not lower than five feet above the top of the screen or pump, whichever is higher. Static readings of the well shall be taken every three hours for 12 hours prior to starting the test. During the test, one hour will be permitted for adjustment of equipment during each eight-hour period except that the pumping shall be continuous during the final eight hours.
(3) 
Test water level readings shall be taken at the following time intervals:
(a) 
Six readings every five minutes for 30 minutes.
(b) 
Three readings every 10 minutes for 30 minutes.
(c) 
Four readings every 15 minutes for 60 minutes.
(d) 
Two readings every 30 minutes for 60 minutes.
(e) 
One reading every 60 minutes for remaining test time.
(4) 
Area of influence of the well shall be determined by at least one observation well. Observation well requirements may be waived for wells over 200 feet in depth. Also, observation shall be made at all existing wells within a one-thousand-foot radius regardless of well depth.
(5) 
Well heads shall be at an elevation higher than the maximum flood level and high enough to permit drainage away from the facilities. All wells, treatment plants and aboveground appurtenances shall be located at least 500 feet from any possible source of contamination and shall be enclosed with a six-foot high chain link fence. They shall be provided with a double gate entrance for pedestrian and truck use.
(6) 
The maximum pumping permitted from each well field shall be taken at 50% of the normal capacity of the well as determined from the aforementioned seventy-two-hour test. Emergency electrical power must be provided.
D. 
Construction of treatment plants.
(1) 
No general rules can be formulated for the design of treatment plants, and each case will be considered individually based upon the raw water quality. The type and method of treatment must be approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Treatment plant plans and specifications must include provisions for lawns, shrubbery, paved roads and sidewalks. Plants shall be architecturally compatible with the environment. The entire property must be surrounded by a six-foot high chain link fence.
(2) 
Separate gates must be provided for pedestrian and truck use. Detailed estimates of operating and maintenance costs of the proposed treatment plant must be submitted with the engineer's estimate. Emergency electrical power must be provided. All water shall be disinfected before it enters the distribution system and shall have a residual of 0.2 milligrams per liter (mg/l) throughout the system. All standards of United States Environmental Protection Agency applicable to protection of the water sources, wells, water mains, equipment and treatment works shall be met in the design of treatment plants.
(3) 
The finished water shall meet all potable water standards adopted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Adequate light, ventilation, heat and potable water supply shall be provided at the plant. Complete repair and operating tools and accessories shall be provided with the treatment facilities and wells.
E. 
Construction of booster pumping stations and storage tanks.
(1) 
In general, the requirements of Subsection D, Construction of wells and treatment plants, are applicable. Suitable controls and remote telemetering must be provided from the pumping station or storage tank to the Township's center of operations.
(2) 
Telemetry must be via an automatic self-dialing telephone system such as a RACO-VERBATIM or equal. Storage tanks must be steel and shall be constructed by firms competent in the field of tank erection.
F. 
As-built plans.
(1) 
After construction and before final acceptance by the Township, the applicant shall furnish to the Township one Mylar reproducible drawing, in ink, approved by the Township Engineer, and three sets of sealed prints of each drawing showing the distribution system and all facilities as constructed.
(2) 
The as-built plans shall show the exact location of the water mains, water service connections, fire hydrants and main line valves. The as-built plans must indicate the sanitary sewer pipe locations, inverts, lengths and corrected slopes. The as-built plans must indicate the station locations of all water and sanitary sewer service laterals measured from the nearest downstream sewer manhole. All water service curb boxes and sanitary sewer service lateral cleanouts must be triangulated and measured from the nearest downstream sewer manhole, with an offset from the sewer main. All main line gate valve locations must be triangulated and measured from the nearest downstream sanitary sewer manhole.
(3) 
All as-built plans must show the size and type of all mains (water and sanitary sewer) and all services (water and sanitary sewer).
(4) 
All as-built plans shall be prepared by, signed and sealed by a professional land surveyor duly licensed by the State of New Jersey. The vertical and horizontal accuracy shall conform to standard mapping tolerances.
G. 
Shop and working drawings.
(1) 
Prior to construction, the contractor shall submit for approval shop or work drawings of concrete reinforcement, materials fabricated especially for the project and materials for which drawings are specifically requested. Such drawings shall show the principal dimensions and construction details. When it is customary to do so, or when the dimensions are of particular importance, the drawing shall be certified by the manufacturer as correct for this project.
(2) 
No material shall be purchased or fabricated for equipment until the Township Engineer has approved the shop or work drawings. No work shall be done upon any part of a structure where a shop or working drawing is required until such approval has been given by the Township Engineer. All shop or work drawings shall be submitted in five copies to the Township.
(3) 
The approval of shop or working drawings will be general and shall not relieve the applicant from responsibility for details of design, dimensions, etc., necessary for proper fitting and construction of the work.
H. 
Operation and maintenance manuals. After construction and before final acceptance, the applicant shall furnish the Township with five sets of operation and maintenance manuals for facilities constructed.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:11-18.
A. 
Approval of plans by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection must be obtained and will be a condition of the Township's final approval. The applicant shall obtain all permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection where required. Permits to construct water main and/or other structures within the right-of-way limits of state, county and municipal roads must be secured and paid for by the applicant.
B. 
Water diversion rights will be secured by the applicant in the name of the Township from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Well drilling permits shall be obtained by the applicant.
A. 
General.
(1) 
The applicant shall give 72 hours' notice to the Township and the Township Engineer prior to construction. All construction shall comply with the approved plans and specifications and shall be subject to construction review or inspection by the Township or its authorized representative. In the event of noncompliance, the Township or its authorized representative may direct or order discontinuance of construction.
(2) 
The applicant shall submit a progress report, together with the cost of construction, at the end of each month to the Township.
(3) 
After the final pavement overlay has been completed, all water facilities must pass a final inspection. All of the water gate valve boxes must be set flush with the final pavement overlay. The water lateral shutoffs (curb boxes) must be visible, set flush to grade and checked for operation with a valve key. All water service laterals must be marked with a W chiseled in the curb. All of the fire hydrants must be set to the proper height and rotated so that the pumper nozzle faces perpendicular to the street. No water lateral shutoffs (curb boxes) are permitted in driveways or sidewalks. Following the final inspection, all final punchlist work must be completed within 30 days.
(4) 
No service connections shall be made to a street main, whether pressure tested or not, unless said connection is made under the review and inspection of the Township's representative.
B. 
Leakage and testing.
(1) 
The contractor shall furnish all labor, materials and equipment necessary for the testing. Preliminary pressure and leakage tests shall be made as required to reasonably assure a successful final acceptance test which will be made under the inspection of the Township having jurisdiction. The water system shall be tested after all the underground utilities (gas, electric, telephone, etc.) have been completed, the road gravel base has been installed to subgrade and the curbs and sidewalks have been completed. Preliminary tests which may be performed by the developer do not preclude the final tests which are required by the Township.
(2) 
No work shall be closed or covered up until it has been duly inspected and approved for proper and satisfactory construction and installation. Should uncompleted or unapproved work be covered, the applicant shall uncover all work so that it can be properly inspected and approved; and after such inspection and approval, he will properly repair and replace all work found defective, unsatisfactory and not in accord with the plans and specifications; and after such repair and replacement, he will bring all work to the completeness and status existing before it was closed and covered. After absorption is complete, the pipe(s) and appurtenances shall be pressure tested for a period of one hour under a pressure equal to twice the maximum possible pressure in each pressure zone, but in any case not less than 150 psi. A leakage test shall be conducted after the satisfactory completion of the pressure test.
(3) 
The duration of each leakage test shall be two hours; and during this period, the main shall be subjected to a pressure equal to twice the maximum possible pressure in the pressure zone, but in any case not less than 150 psi, and shall not be permitted to fall more than 10 psi below that amount.
(4) 
"Leakage" is defined as that quantity of water to be supplied into the newly laid pipe, or any valved section thereof, necessary to maintain the specified leakage pressure after the pipe has been filled with water and the air expelled.
(5) 
No pipe installation will be approved until the leakage is less than the number of gallons per hour as determined by the following formula:
L = SDP0.5/133,200
where:
L =
Allowable leakage in gallons per hour
S =
Length of pipe tested (feet)
P =
Average test pressure during the test (psi)
D =
Nominal diameter of pipe (inches)
If leakage occurs greater than the allowable quantity specified, the defective joints or pipes shall be located and repaired until the leakage is within the acceptable allowance. Leakage tests shall be conducted in accordance with AWVVA C-600.
C. 
Disinfection.
(1) 
Before being placed in service, all water mains, appurtenances, pipes, treatment units and storage tanks shall be disinfected. The mains and tanks shall first be thoroughly flushed to remove all dirt and foreign matter and then filled with water containing a dosage of 50 parts per million (ppm) of chlorine. The chlorinated water shall be retained in the mains and tanks for at least 12 hours, after which the mains and tanks shall be flushed. The applicant may, at his option, chlorinate storage tanks by spraying all interior surfaces with a solution containing 500 ppm concentration of chlorine. A solution of not less than 1% of the tank capacity shall be prepared at this concentration and sprayed on all surfaces. The tank shall then stand with drain closed for at least 12 hours. When the required time has elapsed, the tank shall be drained and flushed with water.
(2) 
After flushing, the mains and tanks shall be filled with water and a bacterial analysis, by a licensed laboratory, shall be made. The results shall meet the standards as set forth by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Disinfection shall be done in accordance with AWWA C651, C652 and C653 Standards.
A. 
Use of water system by the Township. During construction and before final acceptance, the Township shall have the right to use any completed portion of the system without waiving its right to order correction of any defects.
B. 
Illegal use of the system. Use of the active portion of the water system for construction, flushing of sewers and the like is strictly prohibited without the expressed permission of the Township. Any other use for which the system was not specifically designed shall be an illegal use of system and is strictly prohibited. Such use shall be subject to penalty and/or fine as may be prescribed by law.
After construction of all proposed improvements has been completed, the applicant shall:
A. 
Obtain from the Township Engineer a certification that the construction has been completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.
B. 
Submit deeds with metes and bounds description to all lands, easements and improvements not previously transferred, together with title policies.
C. 
Submit affidavits of title for land, easements and equipment and a recitation thereon that everything conveyed to the Township has been paid for in full and corporate resolution authorizing said transfers, if applicable.
D. 
Submit copy of filed subdivision plat showing all easements containing the filed plat number and filing date.
E. 
Submit surveys for sites and easements dedicated to the Township and sealed by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor.
F. 
Submit bills of sale for all equipment and facilities, including warranties from manufacturers of equipment.
G. 
Submit releases from the general site contractor(s) who furnished and installed the facilities.
H. 
Furnish three sets of sealed prints and one Mylar reproducible of the as-built plans prepared by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor.
I. 
Post surety maintenance bond (or irrevocable letter of credit) in a form and content approved by the Township and to the satisfaction of the Township Attorney equal to 10% of the estimate of cost, guaranteeing the satisfactory performance and functioning of the improvements for a minimum of two years.
J. 
Provide an affidavit that all submittals are true, accurate and complete and that all conveyances are free from any lien or encumbrances.
When any individual or developer consolidates a building lot, where previously each lot had its own water and sewer service lateral, the individual or developer shall be required to abandon the service laterals that will not be used. The water service lateral shall be abandoned at the corporation stop (shut off valve) at the water main. The individual or developer shall be required to excavate and locate the connection and close the corporation stop. The individual or developer shall then be required to cut the lateral, leaving a short pigtail, and crimp the end of said pipe. The sewer service lateral shall be abandoned by removing the cleanout riser and then permanently capping the lateral just behind the curb. This procedure shall apply to the consolidation of lots which resulted in the residual property being unbuildable under current Township requirements.
A. 
This policy is intended to guide and advise applicants concerning water and sewer service to lots with minimal or no frontage on a public right-of-way.
B. 
For lots that have been created by a valid subdivision and which are located one or two lots back or away from the public right-of-way, the Township jurisdiction will stop near the right-of-way line as with a lot with normal frontage.
C. 
For those lots and situations where there are more than two lots with minimal frontage or where this situation could occur if other development takes place, the Township would consider providing service to the lots via a water and/or sewer main, located in the common access driveway/easement area. In this case, the applicant shall provide an easement to the Township with a minimum width of 20 feet for water and sewer mains.
D. 
The construction of the main lines or requirement of a pro rata share for future construction will be decided by the Township as if the lots fronted on a public right-of-way. Each will be decided on a case-by-case basis, and the decision will be based on factors, including but not limited to proximity to existing active mains, length of the extension, number of lots in the application, development patterns in the area and other factors deemed to be relevant by the Director and the Engineer.
A. 
This application shall be accompanied by fees as set forth herein, on a form provided by the Township.
B. 
Water connection shall be made to a street main only under the review and inspection of the Township's authorized representative. Connection to the water main shall be made in accordance with methods set forth within these rules and regulations.
C. 
The water service and its maintenance and/or repair is solely the responsibility of the property owner from Township's curb shutoff to the building.
The applicant shall comply with all of the rules and regulations as set forth herein. Failure to do so will result in a stop work order by the Township. These rules and regulations are minimum requirements and are not intended to replace detail specifications which are the responsibility of the applicant. They are intended to apply to usual and not exceptional conditions. These rules and regulations are subject to amendments by the Mayor and Township Council. The Township reserves the right to specify additional requirements.
A. 
This article shall take effect immediately, and a copy shall at all times be kept on file at the principal office of the Stafford Township Water and Sewer Utility Department and shall at all reasonable times be open to public inspection.
B. 
All resolutions, rules or regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby rescinded.
C. 
The Director of the Water and Sewer Utility is hereby authorized to act on behalf of the Township on all Water and Sewer Utility matters, to interpret these rules and regulations and to waive provisions of these rules and regulations if he believes it is in the best interest of the Township to do so.
A. 
These rules and regulations have been established to facilitate the review of applications to the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department for the construction of sanitary sewer systems.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department to promote the collection, treatment and purification or disposal of sewerage or other waste. It is in the public interest that the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department foster and promote the proper installation of comprehensive sewer systems, appurtenances and/or treatment plants. It is in the public interest that the Stafford Water and Sewer Utility Department foster and promote all reasonable means providing for the collection and disposal of liquid waste, including sewerage sludge, such as is normally associated with a sanitary sewage collection system, in an environmentally sound manner.
As used in these rules and regulations, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the following words shall have the following meaning:
APPLICANT
The property owner or an authorized agent of the owner, certified to the Township as such, making application to the Township for review and approval of plans for a comprehensive sanitary sewer collection system and/or connection to the sanitary sewer collection system.
AS-BUILT
A record of the plans and details of the facilities as constructed.
ATTORNEY
Attorney appointed by the Mayor and Council to handle legal affairs associated with the Water and Sewer Utility Department.
ENGINEER
A licensed professional engineer retained or employed by the Township Water and Sewer Utility.
BUILDING LATERAL
Shall be defined as the pipe and appurtenances between the building and the cleanout located at or near the street curb or near the property line.
DIRECTOR
The Director of the Water and Sewer Department as appointed by the Mayor and Council.
INDIVIDUAL SEPTIC SYSTEM
A system for disposal of sanitary sewage into the ground which is designed and constructed to retain most of the settleable solids in a septic tank and to discharge the liquid effluent to a disposal field.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Such waste as so defined by Ocean County Utilities Authority.
MAJOR SUBDIVISION
Any subdivision classified as such in all municipal ordinances.
MULTIFAMILY STRUCTURE
Any residence designed, intended for occupancy by or occupied by two or more families.
NONRESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE
Any building designed or intended for use or occupancy for any purpose other than residential.
OCUA
Ocean County Utilities Authority.
PLUMBING SUBCODE OFFICIAL/INSPECTOR
The person duly designated by the Township as the subcode official administering the "State Uniform Construction Code Act."
PUMP STATION
A permanent facility constructed to convey sewage by pumping rather than by gravity.
SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM or SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM
All sewer mains or lines, interceptors, service connections and all appurtenances necessary and incidental to the collection of sewage, owned by the Township.
SERVICE CONNECTION
Shall be defined as the pipe and appurtenances between the Township's street main and the Township's cleanout located at or near the street curb or near the property line.
SEWER MAIN
A sanitary sewer in a public street or easement other than a service connection.
SEWER MASTER PLAN
The plan for the sewer system facilities of the Township, together with any supplements, amendments, alterations or additions thereto or hereafter in existence as approved by the Mayor and Township Council.
TOWNSHIP
The Stafford Township Water and Sewer Utility Department in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey.
A. 
No unauthorized persons shall uncover, make any connection with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any Township sewer or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining written authorization from the Township.
B. 
All costs and expenses required for the installation and connection of a service connection or building lateral shall be borne by the owner. The owner shall be liable to the Township for any loss or damage that may, directly or indirectly, be occasioned by the installation of any service connection or building lateral or any other cause.
C. 
Each separate and independent residential and commercial unit shall be provided with an individual and separate service connection or building lateral.
D. 
No person shall make connection of roof downspouts, sump pumps, exterior foundation drains or any other sources of surface runoff, groundwater, uncontaminated cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters to a service connection or building lateral which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to the Township sanitary sewer system.
E. 
The installation of a service connection or building lateral to the Township's sanitary sewer system shall conform to the requirements of the building and plumbing codes of the Township. All such connections shall, in general, be gastight and watertight. No deviation from the prescribed procedures and materials will be allowed unless prior approval is obtained from the Township.
F. 
The owner is responsible for maintaining the service connection or building lateral in a safe or watertight condition from the building to the property line or easement line.
G. 
All bills for sewer usage shall be payable to the Stafford Township Water and Sewer Utility Department.
H. 
Any person who shall destroy or injure any of the works or property of the Township, or who shall commit any act which shall injuriously affect or tend to affect the sanitary sewer system of said Township, shall be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
I. 
Billing for sanitary sewer service may be discontinued if the property owner serves notice to the Township 30 days prior to the billing period. Once terminated by the Township, the property owner will not be billed for services. Should the property owner resume service within one year of termination, then the billing for the entire year shall be due and owing retroactive to the date of discontinuation.
J. 
When buildings are to be demolished or abandoned, the service connection shall be cut and properly capped at the property line by a licensed plumber employed by the property owner. The property owner must schedule an inspection of the work by the Township and must pay an inspection fee in accordance with the Township's rate schedule.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 47-15, Water and sewer rates established.
K. 
The property owner is responsible for maintaining and cleaning the building lateral from the building to the sanitary sewer main.
L. 
The property owner shall maintain clear access to all cleanouts which shall be free of any obstructions such as trees, shrubs, landscaping or other objects.
M. 
In the event that the grade of any roadway or easement is altered, the Township's manhole covers are to be set flush with the finish grade in accordance with the following procedures:
(1) 
Vertical grade adjustments must be completed by adjusting the complete frame and cover through the use of concrete grade rings or concrete brick and mortar. The inside and outside of the adjusted area must be grouted smooth, and the outside area must be waterproofed with a bituminous waterproofing material.
(2) 
The use of steel riser rings is prohibited in adjusting watertight or bolted frames and covers. Steel riser rings may be used to adjust standard frames and covers, provided that the ring diameter matches the existing frame, that a single ring is used and that the vertical adjustment is in the range of one inch to three inches.
N. 
Valid, Township-approved, home occupation use structures shall be billed as a single unit, provided that the annual water consumption is less than 50,000 gallons per year. If the annual water consumption is greater than 50,000 gallons, the unit shall be billed as a multi-use structure with a separate minimum charge for each 50,000 gallons of usage.
[Added 8-21-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-57]
A. 
Any major subdivision or any multifamily structure, regardless of volume of flow, and all nonresidential development shall be required to install a sanitary sewer collection system and to connect to the nearest operational sanitary sewer main in the Township in accordance with the provisions of the ordinances of the Township of Stafford and of these rules and regulations, except as herein provided.
B. 
Whenever a sanitary sewer collection system shall be operational in any given area of Stafford Township, the owner of any property which abuts or is adjacent to or within 250 feet from any operational sewer main within said sanitary sewer collection system shall, prior to or as a condition of continued occupancy, and except as provided in § 47-3A(1), be required to tie into said system, make use thereof and be subject to such costs and charges as shall be promulgated from time to time by the Township pursuant to statutory authorization.
[Amended 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-51; 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-02]
A. 
General.
(1) 
Prior to consideration, applications shall be filed with the Department, together with the required fees.
(2) 
All application, review and inspection fees shall be paid by certified check or in cash as hereinafter provided. If the cost to the Department of review or inspection exceeds the amount set forth herein, the Department shall, within 120 days of incurring such excess cost, provide the applicant with evidence of the amount of such excess cost. The applicant shall remit by certified check or cash to the Department the amount of any excess cost within 15 days after receipt of a true copy of the voucher or other evidence of such cost. In no event shall the amount charged by the Department to the applicant exceed the actual cost to the Department.
(3) 
All preliminary, tentative or final applications must be submitted at least 21 days before a regular scheduled meeting of the Township Council. All applications are to be signed by the owner or by a duly authorized agent or representative and, if signed by an authorized agent, shall be accompanied by proof of authorization by affidavit of the owner.
(4) 
All applications shall be accompanied by an affidavit of ownership or disclosure of ownership on form(s) provided by the Township.[1]
[Added 4-26-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-29]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said forms are included as an attachment to this chapter as Appendix A and Appendix B.
B. 
Application for preliminary approval. The applicant shall submit a preliminary application, in duplicate, on a form provided by the Department, together with current proof of payment of real estate taxes. The application shall state whether:
(1) 
Installation of individual septic systems are proposed.
(2) 
Installation of individual septic systems, together with a comprehensive system of dry lines, are proposed.
(3) 
An active comprehensive sanitary sewer collection system is proposed.
C. 
Instructions for application for preliminary approval.
(1) 
An application fee of $75 and a review fee of $250 shall accompany the application. These fees shall be in accordance with the Township's rate schedule.
(2) 
Proposed individual septic systems shall be constructed in accordance with New Jersey statutes, Ocean County ordinances and all state and county regulations.
(3) 
The applicant shall furnish three copies of a general location plan and sketch plan or subdivision plat showing streets and lots and the tax lot and block numbers.
(4) 
The applicant shall receive written notification from the Department as to whether:
(a) 
Individual septic systems will be permitted.
(b) 
Individual sewage systems will be permitted, together with the installation of comprehensive system of dry lines.
(c) 
An active comprehensive sanitary sewer collection system shall be required.
(5) 
Preliminary approval shall expire one year from the date thereof.
D. 
Application for tentative approval.
(1) 
If the project is located outside the limits of the approved sewer service area, the applicant shall submit an application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to amend the Water Quality Management Plan prior to submittal of the tentative application.
(2) 
Should the Township determine that a comprehensive system of dry lines or active comprehensive sanitary sewer collection system shall be required, the applicant must submit a tentative application, in duplicate, on a form provided by the Department.
E. 
Instructions for application for tentative approval.
(1) 
An application fee of $100 and a review fee of 1% of the estimated cost of construction, as determined by the applicant's engineer, subject to review and approval by the Township's Water and Sewer Utility Engineer, shall be submitted with the application. The minimum review fee shall be $500.
(2) 
The application shall be accompanied by the following supporting data:
(a) 
Engineer's report.
(b) 
General map of the entire project, three copies.
(c) 
Plans of all proposed sewer mains, including service connections to all property lines, three copies.
(d) 
General plan for sewage pumping stations and treatment plants.
F. 
Data shall contain information described below:
(1) 
Engineer's report.
(a) 
A complete engineer's report setting forth the basis of design shall be submitted to the Department for each project.
(b) 
All sanitary sewers shall be designed to carry four times the average flow, estimated 25 years in advance for the contributory area. Average flow shall be assumed to be 75 gallons per person per day, four persons per residential unit.
(c) 
Sewers shall be designed to flow with a minimum velocity of two feet per second and a maximum velocity of 10 feet per second at full flow based on Kutter's Formula with n = 0.013. Inverted siphons shall be designed for minimum velocity of three feet per second (3 fps) and a maximum velocity of six feet per second (6 fps).
(d) 
Material specifications and construction details shall be set forth and shall comply with those specified under Detailed Information on Design and Construction of Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems.
(2) 
General map of the entire project. A general map of the entire project shall be furnished to show the sanitary sewer collection system and pumping stations for the project at a scale appropriate for a twenty-four-inch by thirty-six-inch sheet and a key map at a scale of one inch equals 1,000 feet.
(3) 
Plans of all proposed sanitary sewer collection systems. Properly entitled plans shall be of uniform size, 24 inches by 36 inches, with a one-half-inch border on top, bottom and right side and a two-inch border on the left side. Three sets of plans shall be submitted and show the following:
(a) 
Details. Plans shall show all existing and proposed improvements, including underground utilities, water mains, sewer mains, storm drains, first floor elevations of proposed buildings, etc. Contours shall be shown at two-foot intervals with proposed streets and surface elevations at all breaks in grade and street intersections, tributary areas with population per acre, the true or magnetic meridian, boundary line, title, date and scale. Any area from which sewage is to be pumped shall be indicated clearly. All sheets shall be numbered. Drawings not meeting reasonable engineering standards as to accuracy and neatness will not be accepted.
(b) 
Symbols. Sewer mains to be built, as indicated by this application, shall be shown by dashed lines (— — —); sewer mains proposed for future construction to be shown by double dashed lines (— —  — —  — —); and existing sewer mains to be shown by solid line (—SS—). All topographical symbols and conventions shall be the same as those of the United States Geological Survey.
(c) 
Elevations. All permanent bench marks of New Jersey Coast and Geodetic Survey shall be shown. Elevations of street surfaces shall be placed outside the street lines. The elevations of sewer inverts, shown at street intersections, ends of lines and at changes of grades, shall be written parallel with the sewer lines and between the street lines. The elevations of street surfaces shall be shown to the nearest 0.1 foot; the sewer inverts to the nearest 0.01 foot. Sufficient bench marks shall be permanently established for the area.
(d) 
Distances, grades and sizes. The distances and stationing between manholes, grades in decimal, sewer sizes, strength class and material shall be shown on the plans. Arrows shall show the direction of the flow. Plans, profiles and hydraulic analyses of the existing sanitary sewer from the applicant's point of connection to the point of ultimate disposal by the Stafford Township Water and Sewer Utility Department shall be included.
(4) 
General plans for sewage pumping stations. The plans for pumping stations shall include a general site plan showing boundaries, one-foot contours, proposed pumping stations, with capacities, and underground piping and underground or overhead wires.
G. 
The following will govern the approximate sizes and locations of sewer mains and places of discharge:
(1) 
Sewage received into the facilities of the Township shall not impair or exceed the hydraulic capacity of existing facilities as determined by the Township or the Township Water and Sewer Utility Department Engineer.
(2) 
If the size of any sewer main, as shown by the application, to be installed by the applicant is inconsistent with the requirements of the area, the applicant shall install mains, as required by the Department. The Township shall pay the applicant the difference in the material, labor and excavation costs as determined by the Department or its Engineer.
(3) 
In the event that the applicant requests the substitution of a pumping station and a force main in place of a gravity sewer main from the applicant's land to any operational sewer main, and the Township agrees to the substitution, the applicant shall pay to the Department, in addition to all other fees, the cost of power, labor and maintenance of the pumping station capitalized at 5% for 40 years. Power costs shall be calculated by using the flow, lift and power unit costs. Labor and maintenance will be set at $2,500 per year for each 100 gallons of sewage per minute pumped by the largest pump.
(4) 
If the Township requires the installation of a pumping station of greater capacity and/or depth than that capacity determined by the Township as necessary to serve the applicant, the Authority shall pay said applicant the difference between the cost of the facilities necessary to serve the applicant and the facilities required by the Township.
(5) 
The Township will not assess the increased cost, if any, of the Engineer's review and inspection fee when the increased cost of such review and inspection to provide facilities in excess of those necessary to serve the applicant results from an order of the Township.
(6) 
Individual service connections for each property will be furnished by the applicant.
(7) 
Tentative approval shall expire three years from the date on which the resolution of tentative approval is adopted. The applicant may submit for final approval on or before the expiration date of tentative approval the whole or a section or sections of the project. The applicant may apply for and the Township may grant extensions to such tentative approval for additional periods of one year each but not to exceed a total extension of two years, provided that if the design standards have been revised by the rules and regulations, such revised standards shall govern.
(8) 
In the case of a project of 50 acres or more, the Township may grant an approval longer than three years as shall reasonably be determined by the Township. The applicant may apply for and the Township may grant extensions to such tentative approval for such additional period of time as shall reasonably be determined by the Township, provided that if the design standards have been revised by the rules and regulations, such revised standards shall govern.
(9) 
Whenever the Township grants an extension of tentative approval and tentative approval has expired before the date on which the extension is granted, the extension shall begin on what would otherwise be the expiration date. The applicant may apply for an extension either before or after what would otherwise be the expiration date.
H. 
Application for final approval. Upon notification by the Township that tentative approval has been granted, an application for final approval may be filed, in duplicate, on a form provided by the Township.
I. 
Instructions for application for final approval.
(1) 
An application fee of $100, an engineering review fee of 2% of the estimated costs of construction as determined by the applicant's engineer, subject to the review and approval by the Township Water and Sewer Engineer, and an attorney review fee of $200 shall be submitted with the application. The minimum engineering review fee shall be $500. All drawings submitted for final approval shall be identified as "FINAL UTILITY PLAN."
(2) 
The application shall be accompanied by the following supporting data:
(a) 
Profiles of all proposed sewer mains, three copies.
(b) 
Details of construction of manholes, siphons, connections and other sewer appurtenances, three copies.
(c) 
Detailed plans for sewage pumping stations and treatment plants, three copies, if applicable.
(d) 
Specifications for the construction of proposed sanitary sewer collection system and appurtenances, including sewage pumping stations and/or treatment plants, three copies.
(e) 
Detailed estimate of entire construction cost, three copies. If project is divided into phases, a cost for each phase is to be submitted.
(f) 
Three copies of the engineer's report, together with other data furnished with the application for tentative approval, such as hydraulic analyses of existing downstream sewerage facilities, if requested by the Township.
(g) 
Proof of title to all lands, together with current proof of payment of real estate taxes. Should the applicant not be the property owner, then the property owner must sign the application together with the applicant.
(h) 
An application form, filled out in the name of the Township, to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, with applicable fee.
(i) 
An application form, filled out in the name of the Township, to the Ocean County Utilities Authority, with applicable fee.
J. 
Submittals shall contain information described below:
(1) 
Profiles. Profiles shall show all manholes, siphons, pumping stations and elevations of stream crossings. Gradients and sizes of sewers, surface elevations and sewer inverts shall be shown at each manhole. They shall be drawn to standard scales, and the scales shall be shown on each sheet. An index of streets shall also be shown on each sheet. Profile sheets should be numbered consecutively. Drawings shall conform to the size specified under tentative approval.
(2) 
Details of construction of manholes, etc. Details of manholes, siphons, etc., shall accompany the plans. Details shall be drawn to standard scales to show clearly the nature of design.
(3) 
Detailed plans for sewage pumping stations and treatment plants. The plans for the pumping stations shall include a general site plan showing boundaries, streams, contours, proposed pumping stations, underground piping and underground or overhead wires. The plans shall show the general arrangement of mechanical and electrical equipment, piping, valves, fittings, etc., within the various structures. The plans shall conform to the size specified under tentative approval.
(4) 
Specifications. Complete specifications for the construction of the proposed sanitary sewer collection system and appurtenances, including sewage pumping stations and treatment plants, shall accompany the plans. They may be omitted for sewer extensions, provided that specifications for the sewer system are already filed and reference is made to them in the application. The requirements of all other governmental regulatory agencies must be satisfied by the submitted specifications.
(5) 
Estimate of costs. An itemized list of improvements to be constructed shall be furnished and shall include, but not be limited to, cost of rights-of-way and easements as may be required. The estimate of costs will be subject to review and approval by the Township's Water and Sewer Engineer. The estimate must make use of the latest copy of the approved Standard Unit Price Schedule for sanitary sewer facilities.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: The development construction cost unit price estimating schedule is on file in the Township offices.
(6) 
Engineer's report. The engineers report shall include but not be limited to all information required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Ocean County Utilities Authority.
(7) 
Proof of title and paid taxes. A copy of a title report, title policy or attorney certificate establishing that no part of the system is encumbered so as to prevent, unduly restrict or circumscribe the ability to the applicant to make all conveyances, transfers and dedications incidental to vesting in the Township, title to the entire system and it's appurtenances, together with current proof of payment of real estate taxes. Should the applicant not be the property owner, then the property owner must sign the application together with the applicant.
(8) 
Application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The applicant shall, as a condition to receipt of final approval from the Township, prepare and submit to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection all required plans and specifications, engineer's report and the New Jersey DEPE form, in duplicate. The applicant shall prepare and submit the entire exhibit to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the name of the Township.
(9) 
Application to the Ocean County Utilities Authority. The applicant shall, as a condition to receipt of final approval from the Township, prepare and submit to the Ocean County Utilities Authority all required plans and specifications, engineers report and the Ocean County Utilities Authority form, in triplicate. The applicant shall prepare and submit the entire exhibit to the Ocean County Utilities Authority in the name of the Township.
(10) 
Application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. If a project or any portion thereof requires a permit or permits from the NJDOT, the Township will sign the application as applicant for the New Jersey Department of Transportation's permit. However, the applicant (not the Township) shall be responsible to prepare all documentation and submit the application for the permit. The applicant (not the Township) shall also be responsible to pay any and all related application/permit fees and to pay the escrow deposit as may be required by the NJDOT.
(11) 
Easements and parcel maps. Within 60 days from the date of the resolution of final approval, the applicant shall submit to the Township a complete grant of easement document and a parcel map with a description of the utility easements which are to be dedicated to the Township. The easement description shall consist of a metes and bounds survey. The easements shall be dedicated at no cost to the Township.
K. 
Final approval shall expire two years from the date on which the resolution of final approval is adopted. The applicant may apply for and the Township may grant extensions to such final approval for additional periods of one year, but not to exceed three extensions.
L. 
In the case of a subdivision or site plan for a planned development of 50 acres or more, conventional subdivision or site plan 150 acres or more or site plan for development of a nonresidential floor area of 200,000 square feet or more, the Township may grant extensions to such final approval for such additional period of time as shall reasonably be determined by the Township.
M. 
Whenever the Township grants an extension of final approval and final approval has expired before the date on which the extension is granted, the extension shall begin on what would otherwise be the expiration date. The applicant may apply for the extension either before or after what would otherwise be the expiration date.
N. 
The Township shall grant an extension of final approval for a period determined by the Township, but not exceeding one year from what would otherwise be the expiration date, if the applicant proves to the reasonable satisfaction of the Township that the applicant was barred or prevented, directly or indirectly, from proceeding with the project because of delays in obtaining legally required approvals from other governmental agencies and that the applicant applied promptly for and diligently pursued these approvals. An applicant shall apply for the extension before the expiration date of final approval or the 91st day after the applicant receives the last legally required approval from other governmental agencies, whichever occurs later.
O. 
No applicant shall commence construction of any kind until a construction permit is issued by the Township. The Township shall not issue a construction permit until the applicant has complied with all conditions of the application and the resolution of final approval, if applicable, and all required fees have been paid. The construction permit shall be in a form designated by the Township and shall be issued during regular business hours. The Township shall direct the Construction Official that no building permit shall be issued from his department until proof of the issuance of a construction permit or a letter of no interest from the Township is presented. A copy of each construction permit or letter of no interest shall be forwarded to the Construction Official by the Township at the time of issuance.
P. 
Application for a construction permit for the improvements shall be made not later than 45 days prior to the expiration of final approval. All construction of said improvements shall be completed within three years from the date of the issuance of the construction permit.
Q. 
Performance/maintenance guaranties; type. The Township shall accept the standardized form for a performance guaranty, maintenance guaranty or letter of credit adopted by regulation by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53a. An amount equal to 10% of the performance guaranty required by the Township shall be posted in cash by the applicant. The balance of the performance guaranty shall be posted by the applicant in the form of a performance bond or letter of credit in the form authorized by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to this section. If the applicant does not submit a performance guaranty or letter of credit in the form authorized by the Department of Community Affairs, then the performance bond or letter of credit must be in a form approved by the Township attorney.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
R. 
Guaranties required; surety; release. Prior to filing the final subdivision plat, the applicant shall provide and the Township shall accept a performance guaranty for the purpose of assuring the installation and maintenance of improvements. For commercial site plans, the performance guaranty shall be submitted by the applicant at least 30 days prior to the start of construction.
(1) 
The performance guaranty shall be in an amount equal to 120% of the estimated cost of construction of the required improvements, as determined by the Township Engineer in accordance with the method of calculation set forth herein.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(2) 
The applicant's engineer shall prepare, for the Township's Water and Sewer Engineer's review, an itemized estimate of cost of the improvements covered by the performance guaranty, which itemized estimate of cost shall be appended to each performance guaranty posted by the obligor.
(3) 
The time allowed for installation of the improvements for which the performance guaranty has been provided may be extended by the Township by resolution. As a condition of any such extension, the amount of any performance guaranty shall be increased or reduced, as the case may be, to the amount of 120% of the estimated cost of construction determined as herein provided.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(4) 
If the required improvements are not completed or constructed in accordance with the performance guaranty, the applicant and surety, if any, shall be liable thereon to the Township for the reasonable cost of the improvements not completed or constructed, and the Township, may either prior to or after receipt of the proceeds thereof, complete such improvements. Such completion or construction of improvements shall be subject to the public bidding requirements of the Local Public Contracts Law, P.L. 1971, c. 198 (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.).
(5) 
Upon substantial completion of all required improvements (except for the top course of paving) and the connection of same to the Township system, the applicant may request of the Township, in writing, by certified mail addressed in care of the Director, that the Engineer prepare, in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty, a list of all uncompleted or unsatisfactorily completed improvements. If such a request is made, the applicant shall send a copy of the request to the Engineer. The request shall indicate which improvements have been completed and which improvements remain uncompleted in the judgment of the applicant. Thereupon, the Engineer shall inspect all improvements covered by the applicant's request and shall file a detailed list and report, in writing, with the Township and shall simultaneously send a copy thereof to the applicant not later than 45 days after receipt of the applicant's request.
(6) 
The list prepared by the Engineer shall state, in detail, with respect to each improvement determined to be incomplete or unsatisfactory, the nature and extent of the incompleteness of each improvement or the nature and extent of and remedy to correct any completed improvement determined to be unsatisfactory. The report prepared by the Township Engineer shall identify each improvement determined to be complete and satisfactory, together with a recommendation as to the amount of reduction to be made in the performance guaranty relating to the completed and satisfactory improvement, in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty.
(7) 
The Township, by resolution, shall either approve and accept the improvements determined to be complete and satisfactory by the Engineer or reject any or all of such improvements for cause expressed in said resolution and shall approve and authorize the amount of reduction to be made in the performance guaranty relating to the improvements accepted in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty. This resolution shall be adopted not later than 45 days after receipt of the list and report prepared by the Engineer. Upon adoption of the resolution by the Township, the applicant shall be released from all liability pursuant to its performance guaranty with respect to those approved and accepted improvements, provided that a percentage of the amount of the performance guaranty shall be retained to ensure completion and acceptability of all improvements.
(8) 
The applicant's request for a reduction in the amount of the performance guaranty must be accompanied by an affidavit certifying that all of the contractor(s) and supplier(s) have been paid in full as of the date of the request.
(a) 
The amount of the performance guaranty may be reduced to 30% of the amount of the estimate of cost of construction upon successful completion of the preliminary testing of the system after all of the structures, mains, service connections and appurtenances have been installed. The preliminary testing is optional and not a requirement of the Township.
(b) 
The amount of the performance guaranty may be reduced to 20% of the amount of the estimate of cost of construction upon successful completion of the final testing of the system. The final testing will not be conducted until all of the underground utilities (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, gas, electric, telephone, etc.), and all of the curbs and sidewalks have been completed, along with the gravel base course of road restoration have been installed and approved.
(c) 
The amount of the performance guaranty may be reduced to 10% of the amount of the estimate of cost of construction when the as-built plans in a form and content satisfactory to the Engineer have been submitted by the applicant and when the only remaining punchlist work consists of the final adjustments to set the manhole covers and curb cleanouts to final grade (i.e., final pavement overlay has not been completed).
(9) 
The performance guaranty may be released by the Township upon the completion of all final punchlist items, resolution of all outstanding complaints, submission of all closeout documents and maintenance guaranties by the applicant to the Township in a form and content satisfactory to the Township Attorney and upon formal acceptance of the improvements by the Township.
(10) 
Provision for a maintenance guaranty to be posted with the Township shall be for a period of two years after final acceptance of the improvement, in the amount of 15% of the cost of the improvement, which cost shall be determined by the Township Engineer according to the method of calculation set forth herein.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(11) 
If the Engineer fails to send or provide the list and report as requested by the applicant pursuant to this section within 45 days from receipt of the request, the applicant may apply to the court in a summary manner for an order compelling the Engineer to provide the list and report within a stated time, and the cost of applying to the court, including reasonable attorney's fees, may be awarded to the prevailing party.
(12) 
If the Township fails to approve and accept or reject the improvements determined by the Engineer to be complete and satisfactory or reduce the performance guaranty for the complete and satisfactory improvements within 45 days from the receipt of the Engineer's list and report, the applicant may apply to the court in a summary manner for an order compelling, within a stated time, approval of the complete and satisfactory improvements and approval of a reduction in the performance guaranty for the complete and satisfactory improvements in accordance with the itemized estimate of cost appended to the performance guaranty, and the cost of applying to the court, including reasonable attorney's fees, may be awarded to the prevailing party.
(13) 
In the event that the applicant has made a cash deposit with the Township as part of the performance guaranty, then any partial reduction granted in the performance guaranty shall be applied to the cash deposit in the same proportion as the original cash deposit bears to the full amount of the performance guaranty.
(14) 
If any portion of the required improvements is rejected, the Township may require the applicant to complete or correct such improvements and, upon completion or correction, the same procedure of notification as set forth in this section shall be followed.
(15) 
Nothing herein, however, shall be construed to limit the right of the applicant to contest by legal proceedings any determination of the Township or the Engineer.
(16) 
Prior to the filing of the final subdivision plat, the applicant shall deposit basic inspection fees as set forth herein. For commercial site plans, the basic inspection fees must be deposited at least 30 days prior to the start of construction. The basic inspection fees are intended for the normal and customary service required to inspect the installation of the facilities. The applicant shall reimburse the Township for all reasonable inspection fees paid to the Township Engineer for the inspection of improvements, provided that the Authority shall require of the applicant a deposit for the inspection fees in an amount not to exceed, except for extraordinary circumstances, the greater of $500 or 5% of the cost of improvements, which cost shall be determined by the Township Engineer according to the method of calculation set forth herein. For those improvements for which the inspection fees are less than $10,000, fees may, at the option of the applicant, be paid in two installments. The initial amount deposited by an applicant shall be 50% of the inspection fees. When the balance on the deposit drops to 10% of the inspection fees because the amount deposited by the applicant has been reduced by the amount paid to the Township Engineer for inspection, the applicant shall deposit the remaining 50% of the inspection fees. For those improvements for which the inspection fees are $10,000 or greater, fees may, at the option of the applicant, be paid in four installments. The initial amount deposited by an applicant shall be 25% of the inspection fees. When the balance on deposit drops to 10% of the inspection fees because the amount deposited by the applicant has been reduced by the amount paid to the Township Engineer for inspection, the applicant shall make additional deposits of 25% of the inspection fees. The Township Engineer shall not perform any inspection if sufficient funds to pay for those inspections are not on deposit.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(17) 
In the event that final approval is by stages or sections of project, the provisions of this section shall be applied by stage or section.
(18) 
To the extent that any of the improvements have been dedicated to the Township on the subdivision plat or site plan, the Township shall be deemed, upon the release of any performance guaranty required pursuant to this section, to have accepted dedication for public use of improvements made thereon according to site plans and subdivision plats approved by the Township.
S. 
Installation of improvements prior to filing plat.
(1) 
Nothing herein shall prevent an applicant from installing required improvements prior to the filing of the final subdivision plat, provided that final approval has been granted by the Township, all regulatory construction permits have been secured and inspection fees are posted with the Township pursuant to the itemized estimate of cost of construction as approved by the Engineer.
(2) 
Prior to filing the final subdivision plat, the applicant shall post a performance guaranty to guarantee the completion of any remaining improvements not yet completed.
(3) 
Upon completion of required improvements or release of a performance guaranty a maintenance guaranty shall be posted with the Township. The amount, terms and conditions of any maintenance guaranty shall be as set forth in this section.
T. 
Deposits with Township; escrow; interest.
(1) 
Whenever an amount of money in excess of $5,000 shall be deposited by an applicant with the Township for professional services employed by the Township to review applications for a project, for Township inspection fees in accordance with this section, the money, until repaid or applied to the purposes for which it is deposited, including the applicant's portion of the interest earned thereon, except as otherwise provided in this section, shall continue to be the property of the applicant and shall be held in trust by the Township. Money deposited shall be held in escrow. The money shall be deposited in a banking institution or savings and loan association in this state insured by an agency of the federal government, or in any other fund or depository approved for such deposits by the state, in an account bearing interest at the minimum rate currently paid by the institution or depository on time or savings deposits. The Township shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the name and address of the institution or depository in which the deposit is made and the amount of the deposit. The Township shall not be required to refund an amount of interest paid on a deposit which does not exceed $100 for the year. If the amount of interest exceeds $100, that entire amount shall belong to the applicant and shall be refunded to him by the Township annually or at the time the deposit is repaid or applied to the purposes for which it was deposited, as the case may be, except that the Township shall retain for administrative expenses a sum equivalent to no more than 33 1/3% of that entire amount which shall be in lieu of all other administrative and custodial expenses.
(2) 
The provisions of this section shall apply only to that interest earned and paid on a deposit after the effective date of the adoption of these revised rules and regulations.
U. 
Escrow payments for professional services.
[Amended 7-2-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-43]
(1) 
The Township shall make all of the payments to professionals for services rendered for review of applications for projects, review and preparation of documents, inspection of improvements or other purposes, and review by outside consultants when an application is of a nature beyond the scope of the expertise of the professionals normally utilized by the Township. The only costs that shall be added to any such charges shall be actual out-of-pocket expenses of any such professionals or consultants, including normal and typical expenses incurred in processing applications and inspecting improvements. The Township or approving authority shall not bill the applicant, or charge any escrow account or deposit authorized under this section, for any Township clerical or administrative functions, overhead expenses, meeting room charges, or any other Township costs and expenses except as provided for in this section, nor shall a Township professional add any such charges to his or her bill. If the salary, staff support and overhead of a Township professional are to be provided by the Township, the charge shall not exceed 200% of the sum of the products resulting from multiplying the hourly base salary, which shall be established annually by ordinance, of each of the professionals by the number of hours spent by respective professional upon review of the application for improvement or inspection of the applicant's improvements, as the case may be. For other professionals, the charge shall be at the same rate as all other work of the same nature by the professional for the Township when fees are not reimbursed or otherwise imposed on applicants.
(2) 
If the Township requires of the applicant a deposit toward anticipated Township expenses for these professional services, the deposit shall be placed in an escrow pursuant to this section. The amount of the deposit required shall be reasonable in regard to the scale and complexity of the improvement.
(3) 
Each payment charged to the deposit for review of applications, review and preparation of documents and inspection of improvements shall be pursuant to a voucher from the professional, which voucher shall identify the personnel performing the service, and for each date the services performed, the hours spent to one-quarter-hour increments, the hourly rate and the expenses incurred. All professionals shall submit vouchers to the Township on a monthly basis in accordance with the schedules and procedures established by the Township. If the services are provided by a Township employee, the Township employee shall prepare and submit to the Township a statement containing the same information as required on a voucher, on a monthly basis. The professional shall send an informational copy of all vouchers or statements submitted to the Township simultaneously to the applicant. The Township shall prepare and send to the applicant a statement which shall include an accounting of funds listing all deposits, interest earnings, disbursements, and the cumulative balance of the escrow account. This information shall be provided on a quarterly basis, if monthly charges are $1,000 or less, or on a monthly basis, if monthly charges exceed $1,000. If an escrow account or deposit contains insufficient funds to enable the Township or approving authority to perform required application reviews or improvement inspections, the Township shall provide the applicant with a notice of the insufficient escrow or deposit balance. In order for work to continue on the development or the application, the applicant shall, within a reasonable time period, post a deposit to the account in the amount to be agreed upon by the Township or approving authority and the appellant. In the interim, any required health and safety inspections shall be made and charged back against the replenishment of funds.
(4) 
The following close-out procedure shall apply to all deposits and escrow accounts and shall commence after the approving authority has granted final approval, in the case of application review escrow and deposits, or after the improvements have been approved as provided in this section, in the case of improvement inspections and deposits. The applicant shall send written notice by certified mall to the Township and the approving authority, and to the relevant Township professional, that the application or the improvements, as the case may be, are completed. After receipt of such notice, the professional shall render a final bill to the Township within 30 days and shall send a copy simultaneously to the applicant. The Township shall render a written final accounting to the applicant on the uses to which the deposit was put within 45 days or receipt of the final bill. Any balances remaining in the deposit or escrow account, including interest in accordance with this section, shall be refunded to the applicant along with the final accounting.
V. 
Maintenance guaranties limitations. The Township shall not require that a maintenance guaranty required pursuant to this section be in cash or that more than 10% of a performance guaranty be in cash.
W. 
Easement documents.
(1) 
The applicant shall submit to the Township, within 60 days from the date of final approval, a proposed deed of easements describing by metes and bounds all the lands to be dedicated to the Township for utility purposes.
(2) 
When blanket easements are required, the applicant shall add the following note to the final plat: "The Township of Stafford shall have an easement of access for the purpose of maintaining the on-site comprehensive sewer system. Said easement is hereby granted to the Stafford Township over all or any part of Block ______, Lot _____, for said purpose."
X. 
Application for a sewer connection in conjunction with final approval of newly constructed sanitary sewer collection facilities.
(1) 
This application shall be filed in duplicate on a form provided by the Township. The applicant shall pay a connection fee, as provided in the current schedule of rates and charges adopted by the Township,[3] which shall be paid to the Township upon submission of an application for connection.
[3]
Editor's Note: See § 47-15, Water and sewer rates established.
(2) 
The amount of the connection fee shall be based upon an estimate as calculated in accordance with the Township's rules and regulations and, after receiving a recommendation from its Consulting Engineer, 50% of the estimated connection fee shall be paid before issuance of a certificate of occupancy. The remaining 50% of the connection fees shall be paid over a three-year period by means of 36 equal monthly installments, plus interest at the rate of 8% per annum, all based upon a straight amortization calculated to liquidate the indebtedness in full within 36 months. After a full year of usage, however, the meter readings shall be reviewed by the Township and its consulting staff in order to calculate whether the actual usage compares to the estimate. In the event that the actual usage either exceeds or does not meet the estimated usage upon which the connection fees where charged, the amount of the connection fees shall be modified accordingly, either by decrease or increase, based upon the actual metered usage for a full year. The full year shall not commence until the facility is sufficiently constructed, operated and utilized in order to obtain sufficient readings.
(3) 
In the event that the applicant is required to provide a comprehensive system of dry lines and individual septic systems, then the applicant shall have the option of paying said connection fee at the time of final approval. The exercise of such option shall be made in writing by the applicant at the time of application.
(4) 
If the fee is paid, the applicant may represent to each buyer of the facilities covered by the application that said connection fees have been paid and will not be subject to a connection fee when the sanitary sewer collection system becomes active.
(5) 
If the applicant elects not to pay the connection fee, buyers shall be notified in writing that the Township will charge them the connection fee in effect at the time said dry sewer system is connected to a functioning wastewater treatment facility or trunk line. A copy of said notice signed by the buyer shall be filed with the Township as a condition to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. In addition, the applicant must provide appropriate language, suitable to the Attorney, to be placed on the subdivision map before it is filed with the Ocean County Clerk's office or in the form of deed restrictions, to the effect that all persons are notified that connection fees have not yet been paid to the Township and will need to be paid by the owner of the property at the time that the system becomes functional.
(6) 
Should applicant's property abut or be contiguous with any street or lands in which there is an operational sewer line, the applicant shall apply for connection to such line on a form provided by the Township and shall pay such fees therefor as may be required.
(7) 
Sewer connections shall be made to a sewer main only by the contractor authorized by the Township to make such connections.
(8) 
Approval of the Municipal Plumbing Inspector shall be required by the Township prior to use of any service to a building.
(9) 
The above shall also apply where a landowner is required by the Township to connect to an operational sewer main.
(10) 
The landowner is solely responsible for the maintenance and/or repair of the sewer pipe between the building and the Township's curb cleanout.
Y. 
Off-site sanitary sewer facilities. When off-site sanitary sewer facilities are required, said facilities are to be completely constructed, including all pavement restorations, before connecting any on-site facilities to the sanitary sewer system.
Z. 
Additional construction work. The Township shall reimburse the applicant for the required additional construction work and the required oversizing of the sanitary sewer main based on the actual construction cost. The applicant shall submit to the Township the contractor's cost proposal for the installation of the additional construction work and the required oversizing of the sanitary sewer main for the Engineers review no later than 30 days prior to commencement of construction. Payment shall be made to the applicant by the Township after the sanitary sewer system has been installed and passed all of the tests required by the Township's rules and regulations, the sanitary sewer system has been certified by the Engineer to be complete and the related pavement restoration work has been accepted by the Township Engineer.
AA. 
Grease traps. Grease traps or separation devices that are approved by the State of New Jersey Plumbing Code and local code must be installed and routinely maintained at those locations such as restaurants, bakeries, etc., that dispose of fat, oil or grease wastes. The Township reserves the right to approve of the installation and thereafter routinely inspect the system for proper maintenance.
BB. 
Sanitary sewer billing. Billing for sanitary sewer flows from nonresidential connections shall be determined from readings taken from a water meter. The water meter shall be installed on the service line in the building at a location approved by the Township and shall comply with the Township's rules and regulations for construction of comprehensive water systems. When municipal water service is not available for commercial projects, the water meter shall be installed on the water supply well line in the building at a location approved by the Township. The water meter and appurtenances must be installed by the applicant and inspected by the Township before the connection to the sanitary sewer system is made. Bypass lines around the water meter shall be strictly prohibited.
All materials to be used on the proposed project that will become the property of the Township upon conveyance by the applicant shall be manufactured in the United States, whenever available. The applicant is directed to refer to Chapter 107, Laws 1982, of the State of New Jersey, effective date October 3, 1982.[1]
A. 
Sanitary sewer collection system design criteria.
(1) 
General.
(a) 
Materials used in the construction of sewers and force mains shall be as follows: Gravity sewers shall be constructed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or ductile iron pipe or as may be otherwise determined necessary by the Township or the Engineer.
(b) 
Sewer service connections and cleanouts shall be constructed of ductile iron (DI) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe.
(c) 
Inverted siphons and force mains shall be constructed of ductile iron pipe unless otherwise permitted by the Township. Inverted siphons shall consist of two pipes with provision for flushing. Flow control gates shall be provided within the chambers.
(d) 
All standard specifications referred to herein, such as American Standards Association (ASA), AWWA, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the like, shall be the latest revision thereof at the time of application for final approval.
(2) 
Ductile iron pipe.
(a) 
Ductile iron gravity sewer pipe shall be minimum thickness Class 52 and shall be centrifugally cast pipe conforming to the American National Standard Specifications for Iron Pipe for Water or Other Liquids, A21.51 (C151). Fittings shall be compact and shall comply with AWWA C153/A21.53.
(b) 
Ductile iron force main pipe shall be minimum thickness Class 50 and shall be centrifugally cast pipe conforming to the American National Standard Specifications for Iron Pipe for Water or Other Liquids, A21.51 (C151). Fittings shall be compact and shall comply with AWWA C153/A21.53.
(c) 
Ductile iron pipe and fittings shall be cement lined in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C104/A21.4.
(d) 
All ductile iron pipe shall be installed with Class C ordinary bedding. Under certain unusual soil conditions, the ductile iron pipe might require a polyplastic wrapping to prevent corrosion (AWWA C-105). The Township reserves the right to require this type of installation if an investigation of soil conditions indicates it is necessary. Additional expenses incurred will be the obligation of the applicant. All ductile iron pipe shall be installed with a minimum cover of three feet.
(3) 
Polyvinyl chloride pipe.
(a) 
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sewer pipe shall have bell and spigot ends and O-ring rubber gasketed joints. Polyvinyl chloride pipe shall conform to ASTM D3034 with a wall thickness designation of SDR 35 (minimum). Internal surfaces shall be smooth and free of undulations. Maximum allowable length of pipe sections shall be 20 feet. Maximum allowable length of service connections shall be 12 1/2 feet.
(b) 
The plastic material from which the pipe and fitting are extruded shall be impact types of PVC, unplastized having high mechanical strength and maximum chemical resistance conforming to Type I, Grade 1, of the specification for rigid polyvinyl chloride compounds ASTM D 1784.
(c) 
Rubber ring gaskets shall be manufactured as per ASTM D 1869 and shall meet physical and chemical test requirements of federal specification ZZ-R-601a. The gasket shall be the sole element dependent upon to make the joint watertight.
(d) 
The pipe shall be installed as specified in ASTM D-2321. In no case shall less than a Class III material be used for bedding material. Particular attention should be given to the special requirements for installing pipe in unstable soil or excessive groundwater.
(e) 
No PVC pipe shall be installed with less than four feet of cover without special bedding, and the wall thickness of the pipe shall be increased to the designation of SDR 18. All PVC pipe shall be installed with a minimum cover of three feet.
(4) 
Joints.
(a) 
Ductile iron: rubber gasket equal to Tyton and complying to AWWA C111/A21.11.
(b) 
PVC pipe: elastromeric gasket joint equivalent to Certain-Teed Fluid-Tite, Johns-Manville Ring-Tite or Precision Plastic Pipe's E-Z seal and complying to ASTM D-3212.
(c) 
Couplings, connectors and adaptors. All couplings, connectors and adaptors shall be as manufactured by Dresser or approved equal. Fernco type connectors are not permitted for permanent installations but may be used for temporary repair work.
(5) 
Cushions.
(a) 
"Class C ordinary bedding" shall be defined as that method of bedding sewers in which the sewer is bedded on approved granular material with ordinary care in an earth foundation shaped in undisturbed earth so as to fit the lower part of the sewer exterior with reasonable closeness for a width of at least 50% of the sewer diameter and in which the remainder of the sewer is surrounded to a height of at least 0.5 feet above its top with approved granular materials, shovel placed and tamped to completely fill all spaces under and adjacent to the sewer, all under the general direction of a competent engineer and with frequent inspection by a competent inspector during the course of construction.
(b) 
"Class B first class bedding" shall be utilized where applicable as approved by the Engineer. The bedding shall conform to the detail shown herein.
(c) 
"Concrete cradle bedding" is that method of bedding sewers in which the lower part of the sewer exterior is bedded in Class C concrete, without reinforcement, having a minimum thickness under the pipe of 1/4 its nominal internal diameter (four inches minimum) and extending upward to a height equal to 1/4 of the nominal outside diameter.
(d) 
"Concrete encased pipe bedding" is that method of bedding sewers in which the entire sewer exterior is encased in Class A or B concrete or better, minimum six inches of concrete all around.
(6) 
Manholes.
(a) 
Manholes shall be provided at ends of sewer lines, at intersections and at changes of grade or alignment. The distance between manholes shall not exceed 400 feet. Where sewer service mains enter manholes, and the difference in crown elevation between the incoming and outgoing pipes is equal to or greater than two feet, drop pipes shall be provided and drop manholes shall be built.
(b) 
Manholes shall be precast concrete.
(c) 
Manhole foundations shall be constructed of Class C concrete as set forth in the Standard Specifications of the New Jersey Highway Department for Road and Bridge Construction. Walls shall be constructed according to these specifications.
(d) 
If precast manhole barrels and cones are used, they shall be reinforced concrete pipe and fittings formed to ASTM Specification C-478, with round rubber gasketed joints, conforming to ASTM Specification C-361. Maximum absorption shall be 8% in accordance with Specification C-76.
(e) 
Manhole frames and covers shall be of cast iron conforming to Specification ASTM A-48 Class 30 and be suitable for H-20 loading capacity. Standard manhole frames and covers shall be Campbell Foundry Pattern No. 1202B. Manhole frames and covers shall be watertight when installed in easement or unpaved areas. Manhole frames and covers shall be bolted and watertight when installed at a United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS) elevation of 10 feet or less. Bolted manhole frames and covers shall be Campbell Foundry Pattern No. 1502. The letters SWSUD shall be cast integrally in the cover in two-inch raised letters. Approved equal covers and frames must be dimensionally interchangeable with the Campbell patterns specified above.
(f) 
All manholes shall be provided with aluminum bar steps which shall utilize plastic inserts cast as an integral part of the manhole. Steps shall be 6061-T6 aluminum alloy.
(g) 
All manholes which are 16 feet deep or greater shall be provided with a precast concrete safety platform. The safety platform shall have a nonskid broom finish, a drain hole, a minimum compressive strength of 4,000 psi and shall be designed for a concentrated load of 12,000 pounds.
(h) 
All channels and benches shall be painted with two coats of white epoxy to provide a minimum dry film thickness of 12 mils. The coating on the benches shall receive an additive to provide a nonskid finish. The epoxy coating shall be Pennsbury Coatings Corporation Penn-Chem Coating 54 Series Ponamid H-B Tank Liner Color 54-2-23 White, Con-Lux Coatings Epoxide 34 Ceramic White, or approved equal, and shall be applied in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
(i) 
As differential settling may occur at the connections between sewer pipes and manholes, the following precautions shall be taken to prevent pipe failure near the joint:
[1] 
When a rigid connection is made at the manhole, a short section of pipe shall be used to provide a pipe joint just outside the manhole. This shall be followed by a three-foot to six-foot pipe section.
[2] 
When a flexible-type connection is used at the manhole, the first pipe section shall be three feet to six feet long.
[3] 
In either case, proper bedding of the pipe and the manhole is to be maintained.
(7) 
Manhole waterproofing.
(a) 
The exterior walls and joints of manholes shall be painted with two coats of coal tar epoxy to provide a minimum dry film thickness of 16 mils. The coal tar epoxy coating shall be Pennsbury Coatings Corporation Bitu-Chem Coating Pennoxy-Tar 32-B-4, Con-Lux Coatings Epolon 22 Block Mastic, or approved equal, and shall be applied in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
(b) 
The interior walls and joints of all drop manholes and all manholes where force main connections are made shall be painted with two coats of white epoxy to provide a minimum dry film thickness of 12 mils. The epoxy coating shall be Pennsbury Coatings Corporation Penn-Chem Coating 54 Series Ponamid H-B Tank Liner Color 54-W-1923 White, Con-Lux Coatings Epoxide 34 Ceramic White, or approved equal, and shall be applied in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
(8) 
Industrial discharge control manhole. If it is determined by the Township that the connected user discharges industrial-type effluent, then a special manhole will be required. The manhole will be located on the user's property, prior to connection to the Township's system. The manhole will contain a removable, weir slide gate for purposes of flow measurement and sample taking. Construction details will be supplied by the Township.
(9) 
Inside drop manholes.
(a) 
All drop manholes shall be outside drops unless otherwise approved by the Township in the final application phase.
(b) 
In those cases where an inside drop manhole is allowed to accommodate a change in elevations (inverts), the drop may be internal only if the manhole is five-feet inside diameter and approved by the Township.
(c) 
The inside drop pipe must be the next larger size diameter available. Example: An eight-inch collection pipe uses a ten-inch drop and a ten-inch collection pipe uses a twelve-inch drop. The drop pipe must be securely fastened to the manhole wall with stainless steel straps and bolts every three feet. The drop section must terminate in such a fashion that sewage is not splashed about. Entry shall be smooth, and the use of a flared channel and elbow is mandatory.
(d) 
Ladder access shall not be hampered by the drop.
(10) 
Connections to an existing manhole. The following requirements must be met when connecting to an existing manhole, whether it is owned by the Township or the Ocean County Utilities Authority:
(a) 
An inside drop connection shall be made with the following additions:
[1] 
Drop pipe must be into manhole bench such that the top of the pipe is three inches below existing bench to allow for three inches of concrete on top of pipe.
[2] 
The maximum distance between the invert of the influent pipe and the invert of the manhole shall not exceed 10 feet.
[3] 
When drop pipe is over fifteen-inch diameter, it must be filament wound or fiber reinforced pressure pipe of 125 psi rating.
(b) 
During installation of the gravity sanitary sewer, the contractor shall allow no debris to enter the main, and no flushing of the collection system into the existing main will be permitted. A concrete bulkhead is to be temporarily installed in the connecting manhole.
(c) 
The owner of the manhole shall have the final say as to the approval or disapproval of any work done by the contractor when making the connection.
(d) 
Any settlement occurring over the connection made to the manhole will be the responsibility of the contractor.
(e) 
The owner of the manhole is to receive at least 48 hours' notice prior to any work done on the connection. No work on an OCUA interceptor shall be covered until it has been approved by the OCUA.
(f) 
If a stub or knockout bulkhead has not been provided at the manhole, the connection must be made with a coring machine and a watertight neoprene gasket suitable for use with sanitary sewage, with stainless steel clamps. The use of pneumatic hammers, chipping guns, sledge hammers or other means of providing a connection are not acceptable.
(11) 
Outside drop manholes. Outside drop manholes shall be the typical drop-type connection. All elbows and tees are to be made for sanitary sewage use and have a sweep form as opposed to a sharp tee entry. The drop assembly is to be secured with concrete to the manhole assembly so they will settle as a unit.
(12) 
Manhole accessibility. All manholes located in easements or off the paved right-of-way shall be accessible for servicing by the Township VAC vehicle. The applicant is to submit, in writing, for the approval of the Township Engineer, his procedure and construction details for stabilizing the accessway.
(13) 
Service connections.
(a) 
The connection must be made by use of a wye at the sewer main, thence in a horizontal direction to the building lateral. The service connection cleanout is to use a wye and a 45º elbow or a 45º tee-wye combination to connect the riser pipe. Most pipe diameters are four-inch; however, a larger size might be required where the four-inch will not accommodate the flow.
(b) 
The location of the service connection is to be shown by cutting an H into the curb.
(c) 
A minimum pitch of 1/4 inch per foot is to be used on four-inch service connections. Pipe material is to be SDR-35 with gasket-type push-on coupling. All cleanouts at the curbline must have a CC4 box so it may be located with a metal detector.
[Amended 7-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
(d) 
It is the intent that all service laterals be installed perpendicular to the sewer gravity main, from the service connection to the cleanout, except where approved by the Engineer on the plans. If the service cannot be run perpendicular, the service lateral shall run horizontally straight from the service connection at the main to the cleanout. The location of the cleanout shall be as per the detail, and no cleanout shall be located in any driveways, sidewalks or aprons.
(e) 
Service connections shall be installed along the off-site main to serve all individual properties along the route. The applicant shall submit to the Township the contractor's cost proposal for the installation of the off-site service connections for the Engineer's review no later than 30 days prior to commencement of construction. Costs for the installation of said service connections will be reimbursed by the Township to the applicant upon certification of the completion of the work by the Engineer and approved by the Township.
(f) 
Inspection and approval of the installation of the building lateral from the curb cleanout to the building is under the jurisdiction of the Township acting through the Township Plumbing Inspector.
[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
(14) 
Jet Vac cleaning of sewer main. Prior to the issuance of the notice of substantial completion for the operation of the gravity sanitary sewer, the contractor shall conduct a Jet Vac cleaning of the main. All laterals shall first be flushed. The Jet Vac cleaning shall then be conducted starting from the most upstream manhole in the project. The Jet Vac cleaning must be performed before the downstream plug in the sewer main is removed in the connecting manhole. The flushing and Jet Vac cleaning operations must be witnessed by the Engineer's inspector.
[Added 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-17]
(15) 
TV inspection of sewer system. Within 30 days after the last certificate of occupancy has been issued or within 60 days prior to the final road paving overlay (whichever shall first occur), the contractor shall flush the sanitary sewer laterals. The contractor shall use a basket screen at the downstream sewer manhole to collect pieces of debris. Following the flushing of the sanitary sewer laterals, the contractor shall conduct a TV sewer inspection of the gravity sanitary sewer mains and all sewer laterals from the sewer main past the curb cleanout and up to the property line. A copy of the video tape and a written report shall be sent to the engineer for review. The contractor shall notify the engineer 72 hours before the TV sewer main inspection will occur.
[Added 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-17; amended 7-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-55]
B. 
Pumpout facilities.
(1) 
Prior to construction of pumpout facilities for sewage stored in holding tanks on boats, recreation vehicles or otherwise, application shall be made to the Township for approvals in accordance with the procedures and fee schedules provided by the Township for any real estate development. Detailed plans and specifications shall be submitted for review and approval in accordance with existing rules and regulations.
(2) 
The user of any such facility shall not introduce any material into the sanitary sewer collection system that may be detrimental to the treatment process or the collection system.
(3) 
All pumpout facilities shall provide pretreatment of the sewage to eliminate odors or hydrogen sulfide content that exceed the standards as established by the Ocean County Utilities Authority. Pretreatment processes may include aeration, chlorination or the use of chemical oxidants such as hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate or ozone.
(4) 
If the pumpout facility requires a pump or lift station to transport the sewage to the Township collection system, then the pump or lift station must be separate and independent from the pumpout facility which shall not be used for the dual purpose of emptying the holding tank and transporting sewage to the collection system.
(5) 
A meter device or hour run meter totalizer must be installed on the pump for billing purposes. Billing will be based on gallonage at the current sewer rate as established and changed from time to time by the Township. If applicable, an additional surcharge for suspended solids content in excess of what is allowed may be levied.
(6) 
All pumpout facilities must be inspected and approved by the Township Plumbing and Building Inspection Departments. Backflow prevention devices shall be installed to protect the potable water supply at pumpout stations. Safety features must be installed to prevent sewage spills due to pump failure or when disconnecting the pumpout hose. A means shall be provided to flush out the entire system after each use.
(7) 
The Township shall have the right to terminate service if at any time the sewage quality is not in conformity with its regulations.
(8) 
The force main connection to the sanitary sewer shall include a curb stop shutoff at the point of discharge. The make, model and a detailed specification of the pumpout facility shall be submitted to the Engineer for approval. The facility shall be manufactured by United McGill Corporation or approved equal.
(9) 
The property owner shall be responsible to own, operate and maintain the sewage pumpout facility, including compliance with all state regulations as may be promulgated from time to time. Township personnel shall be granted access for inspection of the condition and operation of the sewage pumpout facility. To prevent damage to or impairment of the Township's sanitary sewer system, the Township reserves the right to specify certain required operation and maintenance procedures from time to time that the property owner shall be obligated to comply with. The Township shall bill the property owner for the usage of the sewage pumpout facility based on the metered flow. These requirements shall be incorporated into the property deed. The applicant shall submit a copy of the sample deed to the Township at least 30 days prior to construction. The applicant shall furnish the Township with a copy of the filed property deed upon completion of the project.
(10) 
A separate sewer connection fee will be submitted for each sewage pumpout facility. For the purposes of the connection fee, the connection will be rated as a single equivalent unit or any other fee that may be in effect at the time of application.
C. 
Grinder pumps.
(1) 
All grinder pump systems are an integral part of a master sanitary sewer system. Authorized Township personnel shall be granted unlimited access for inspection purposes. Grinder pumps shall be Environment/One GP 2,000 series.
(2) 
All existing grinder pump systems owned by property owners shall be operated, maintained, repaired and/or replaced at the sole cost of the property owners of record. The grinder pump systems shall be operated in accordance with the standards set forth by the Township.
(3) 
Should an applicant be given an approval permitting the installation of a grinder pump system(s), it shall be owned, operated, maintained, repaired and/or replaced by the property owner of record. The approval shall be subject to the signing of an agreement between the Township and the applicant (property owner) which shall be recorded in the Ocean County Clerk's office. The agreement shall be a covenant that runs with the land. The cost of recording shall be paid by the applicant, and proof of recording shall be a prerequisite to final connection approval(s).
(4) 
All existing grinder pump systems owned by the Township shall be operated at the sole cost of the property owners in accordance with the standards set forth by the Township pursuant to an agreement between the property owner and the Township.
D. 
Pumping station.
(1) 
All raw sewage shall be screened before pumping. At the option of the Township, comminutors may be required in lieu of screens. The screen must be removable using an attached cable and ride on a track system which allows removal from outside of the wet well. The screen is to have a basket configuration so it retains debris. At least two pumps or ejectors shall be provided, each capable of handling the total peak flow. If more than two pumps are used, their capacities shall be such that upon failure of the largest pump, the others will handle the peak flow. Ejectors will not be permitted for flows exceeding 100 gallons per minute. Peak flow shall be equal to four times average flow. Force main velocities shall not be less than two feet per second at normal pumping rate.
(2) 
All pumping stations shall be the submersible pump type. No other type pumping station shall be approved by the Township. The dimensions of the valve pit shall be determined by the Engineer upon review of plans. The valve pit shall be provided with adequate entrances, ventilation and drainage. All confined space areas where access is required shall be provided with gas monitors acceptable to the Engineer.
(3) 
Wet wells shall slope toward the pump. Normally, the capacity of the wet well shall be 10 minutes flow at the average dry weather rate. An auxiliary source of power housed in a superstructure to conform to the neighborhood architecture shall be provided for all electrically driven pumps, unless waived by the Township. The generator must be activated by an automatic transfer switch that senses a power failure and starts the generator within one minute. When power returns to normal, the generator will go off line and begin a five-minute cool down run at no load. The generator will have the following minimum equipment: gauges for oil pressure, water jacket temperature, generator output voltage, amperage and frequency and battery condition. Fail-safe protection devices for low oil pressure, high water temperature, overspeed, overcrank and improper generator output shall be provided. A battery charging system which incorporates a low charge maintenance current and a fast charge is to be provided. The variation in charging rates is to be automatic with a manual override.
(4) 
Each pumping station must be on a full size lot based on the existing zoning ordinance. The Township reserves the right to increase or decrease said lot size requirements. The plans and specifications must include provision for lawns, shrubbery, paved drive and concrete walk. The entire property must be surrounded by a six-foot chain link fence. Truck and pedestrian gates shall be provided. The paved drive shall have a total thickness of eight inches, being six inches of compacted road gravel and a two-inch FABC finished surface. The walk shall be four-inch minimum thickness Class A concrete.
(5) 
Automatic sound alarms shall be installed independent of station power, and they shall give warning of high and low water and power failure. These alarms shall be connected to the Township master alarm panel via an automatic telephone dialing system by RACO - VERBATIM or approved equal.
(6) 
The wet well level shall be monitored and maintained by a well-type monometer with mercury media that makes and breaks a series of electrical contacts such as is manufactured by EG Pump Controls, Jacksonville, Florida, or approved equal.
(7) 
Complete repair tools and accessories shall be provided with the pumps. Space must be provided in the superstructure for housing generator, electrical equipment and odor control equipment. All piping must be provided. If the time of travel at the rate of two feet per second of the sewage from the most remote point to the OCUA. connection is equal to or greater than two hours, a sodium hyperchlorite system must be furnished. Adequate light, ventilation, heat, air conditioning and fresh water supply with hose outlets shall be provided. An approved backflow prevention valve must be installed on the potable water supply. Detailed operational costs of the pumping station must be submitted with the engineer's estimate.
(8) 
The Township may determine additional pump station requirements from time to time.
(9) 
The Township encourages the use of alternative methods to avoid the installation of pumping stations wherever possible. Where, in the opinion of the Engineer, an alternative method is available, a pumping station will not be approved.
E. 
Treatment plant.
(1) 
No general rules can be formulated for the design of treatment plants and each case shall be considered individually, based upon the discharge of effluent. The type and method of treatment must effect at all times a minimum reduction of 95% in biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) of the received sewage at the plant, the BOD of the effluent not to exceed 15 parts per million (15 ppm) or as specified in the NJPDES permit. Treatment plants should be located a minimum of 1,000 feet from the nearest dwelling or other building. Exceptions to this rule may be made depending on the type of treatment to be used, but in no case will a treatment plant structure be permitted less than 250 feet from the boundary line of the treatment plant property.
(2) 
Treatment plant plans and specifications must include provisions for lawns, shrubbery, paved roads and sidewalks, and the entire property must be surrounded by six-foot high chain link fence.
(3) 
Separate gates must be provided for pedestrian and truck use. Detailed estimates of operating and maintenance costs of the proposed treatment plant must be submitted with the engineer's estimate. Any such treatment plant must conform to all applicable county, state and federal regulatory agency requirements.
F. 
As-built plans.
(1) 
After construction and before final acceptance by the Township, the applicant shall furnish to the Township one Mylar reproducible drawing, in ink, approved by the Engineer, and three sets of sealed prints of each drawing showing the collection system and all facilities as constructed.
(2) 
The as-built plans shall show the exact locations of the sewer mains, sewer service connections and manholes by stationing from the nearest downstream sanitary sewer manhole. The as-built plans must indicate the sanitary sewer pipe inverts, lengths and corrected slopes. The as-built plans must indicate the station locations of all water and sanitary sewer service laterals measured from the nearest downstream sewer manhole. All main line gate valve locations must be triangulated and measured from the nearest downstream sanitary sewer manhole. The as-built plans must show the locations of the water mains and must show the size and type of all mains (water and sanitary sewer) and all services (water and sanitary sewer). In addition, the as-built plan for a dry system must include the elevation of the invert of the end of the service connection, elevation of the top of the curb cleanout and building finished floor elevation.
(3) 
All as-built plans shall be prepared, signed and sealed by a professional land surveyor duly licensed by the State of New Jersey. The vertical and horizontal accuracy shall conform to standard mapping tolerances.
G. 
Shop and working drawings.
(1) 
Prior to construction, the contractor shall submit for approval shop or work drawings of concrete reinforcement, materials fabricated especially for the project and materials for which drawings are specifically requested. Such drawings shall show the principal dimensions and construction details. When it is customary to do so or when the dimensions are of particular importance, the drawing shall be certified by the manufacturer as correct for this project.
(2) 
No material shall be purchased or fabricated for equipment until the Engineer has approved the shop or work drawings. No work shall be done upon any part of a structure where a shop or working drawing is required until such approval has been given by the Township Engineer. All shop or work drawings shall be submitted in five copies to the Township.
(3) 
The approval of shop or working drawings will be general and shall not relieve the applicant from responsibility for details of design, dimensions, etc., necessary for proper fitting and construction of the work.
H. 
Operation and maintenance manuals. After construction and before final acceptance, the applicant shall furnish the Township with five sets of operation and maintenance manuals for facilities constructed.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:11-18.
Final approval by the Township shall be subject to approval of plans by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The applicant shall obtain all permits required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Ocean County Utilities Authority. Permits to construct sewers and/or other structures within the right-of-way limits of state, county and municipal roads and all railroads must be secured and paid for by the applicant.
A. 
General.
(1) 
The applicant shall give 72 hours' notice to the Township and the Engineer prior to construction. All construction shall comply with the approved plans and specifications and shall be subject to construction review or inspection by the Township or its authorized representative. ln the event of noncompliance, the Township or its authorized representative may direct or order discontinuance of construction.
(2) 
The applicant shall submit a progress report, together with the cost of construction, at the end of each month to the Township.
(3) 
After the final pavement overlay has been completed, all sanitary sewer facilities must pass a final inspection. All of the manhole covers must be set flush with the final pavement overlay. All of the manhole covers must have the proper SWSUD insignia. The sewer lateral cleanouts must be visible and set flush to grade. All sewer lateral cleanouts must have the proper CC4 boxes. All sanitary sewer service laterals must be marked with an H chiseled in the curb. No sewer lateral cleanouts are permitted in driveways or sidewalks. Following the final inspection, all final punch list work must be completed within 30 days.
[Amended 7-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
(4) 
No service connections shall be made to a street main, whether pressure tested or not, unless said connection is made under the review and inspection of the authority's representative. A temporary leakproof bulkhead-type plug shall be installed in the upstream (inlet) side of the manhole furthest downstream in any sewer main or branch under construction and shall remain intact and unloosened until written permission is received from the Township or its authorized representative to remove same.
(5) 
This permission will not be granted until each section of the sewer has been cleaned and flushed in a manner acceptable to the Township or its authorized representative.
B. 
Testing.
(1) 
All sewers shall be subjected to an air pressure test. The sewers shall be tested after all the underground utilities (gas, electric, telephone, etc.) have been completed, the road gravel base has been installed to subgrade and the curbs and sidewalks have been completed. Preliminary tests which may be performed by the developer do not preclude the final tests which are required by the Township. The tests shall be performed between two manholes or as otherwise directed by the Authority or its authorized representative and shall include all related sanitary sewer collection facilities, including the service connections. The applicant shall furnish all labor, material and equipment necessary for the testing.
(2) 
In the air test method, the applicant shall isolate the section of pipe to be tested and install a plug at each end of pipe at the manholes. Plug ends of all branches, service connections and wyes. Brace all plugs securely. The plugs at each end of the pipe at the manholes must have provisions for connecting an air hose. Connect one end of the air hose to the plug, the other to a portable air compressor with pressure regulators and gauges. The pressure regulators are used to control the rate at which air flows to the test section and to monitor air pressure in the pipe. Supply air to the pipe section, monitoring it so that the pressure inside the pipe does not exceed 5.0 pounds per square inch gauge (psig).
(3) 
When pressure reaches 4.0 psig, throttle the air supply so that internal pressure is maintained between 4.0 and 3.5 psig for at least two minutes. This allows time for the temperature of the air to come to equilibrium with pipe walls.
(4) 
After temperature has been allowed to stabilize for two minutes, disconnect the air supply and allow pressure to decrease to 3.5 psig. At 3.5 psig, start a stopwatch to determine the time required for pressure to drop to 2.5 psig. The time required for a loss of 1.0 psig at an average pressure of 3.0 psig can be used to compute the rate of air loss. The following table may be used to determine the maximum allowable time for pressure to drop 1.0 psig for various pipe.
Pipe Size
(inches)
Minutes
Seconds
6
2
15
8
3
57
10
4
43
12
5
40
15
7
05
(5) 
Any pipe, joint or other part of the sewer constructed found to exceed the permissible limit shall be repaired or removed and replaced before proceeding with construction.
(6) 
When using PVC piping, the allowable deflection shall not exceed 5%. Measurements shall be made using a "go-no-go" mandrel where necessary in the opinion of the Engineer.
(7) 
All force mains shall be pressure tested to 100 psig for two hours with leakage not to exceed two gallons for two hours per 1,000 feet of pipe. Ductile iron pipe, Class 50, is to be used for all force mains. All elbows are to be 45º or less in configuration.
A. 
Use of system by the Township. During construction and before final acceptance, the Township shall have the right to use any completed portion of the system without waiving its right to order correction of any defects.
B. 
Illegal use of system. Use of the system for the discharge of sump pumps or drainage from cellar drains, leaders, downspouts, drainage tile, cellar pits or septic tanks or septic tank trucks and any other use for which the system was not specifically designed shall be an illegal use of system and is strictly prohibited. Such use shall be subject to penalty and/or fine as may be prescribed by law.
After construction of all proposed improvements has been completed, the applicant shall:
A. 
Obtain from the Engineer a certification that the construction has been completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.
B. 
Submit deeds with metes and bounds description to all lands, easements and improvements not previously transferred, together with title policies.
C. 
Submit affidavits of title for land, easements and equipment and a recitation thereon that everything conveyed to the Township has been paid for in full and corporate resolution authorizing said transfers, if applicable.
D. 
Submit copy of filed subdivision plat showing all easements containing the filed plat number and filing date.
E. 
Submit surveys for sites and easements dedicated to the Township and sealed by a licensed New Jersey Land Surveyor.
F. 
Submit bills of sale for all equipment and facilities, including warranties from manufacturers of equipment.
G. 
Submit releases from the general site contractor(s) who furnished and installed the facilities.
H. 
Furnish three sets of sealed prints and one Mylar reproducible of the as-built plans prepared by a licensed New Jersey land surveyor.
I. 
Post surety maintenance bond (or irrevocable letter of credit) in a form and content approved by the Township and to the satisfaction of the Attorney equal to 10% of the estimate of cost guaranteeing the satisfactory performance and functioning of the improvements for a minimum of two years.
J. 
Provide an affidavit that all submittals are true, accurate and complete and that all conveyances are free from any lien or encumbrances.
A. 
This application shall be accompanied by fees as set forth herein on a form provided by the Township.
B. 
Sewer connection shall be made to a street main only under the review and inspection of the Township's authorized representative. Connection to the sewer shall be made through an approved wye, saddle or manhole. Connections shall be made in accordance with methods set forth within these rules and regulations.
C. 
The building lateral and its maintenance and/or repair is solely the responsibility of the landowner from the Township's curb cleanout to the building.
A. 
All users of the Township’s sanitary sewer collection system shall conform with and abide by the minimum requirements of the Township of Stafford as presently enacted and as amended and supplemented from time to time.
[Amended 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-10]
B. 
Sewage received into the facilities of the Township shall not:
(1) 
Be in such quantity as to impair or exceed the hydraulic capacity of such facilities as determined by the Engineer.
(2) 
Contain any amount of solid matter that will prevent self-scouring flow when carried in sewers installed at the minimum design values.
(3) 
Be of such a nature as to create explosive conditions.
(4) 
Be discharged from tank trucks into manholes of the sanitary sewer collection system.
(5) 
Wastewater containing fats, oils or greases, whether emulsified or not, in excess of 100 mg/l. No wastewater in excess of 150° F. shall be discharged into any grease trap or interceptor.
[Added 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-10]
C. 
The Township herein adopts by reference the Ocean County Utilities Authority's Sewer User Regulations as presently enacted and as amended and supplemented from time to time as the Township's minimum requirements.
D. 
Grease traps or separation devices that are approved by the State of New Jersey Plumbing Code and local code as promulgated by the Township must be installed and routinely maintained at those locations such as restaurants, bakeries, etc., that dispose of fat, oil or grease wastes. The Township reserves the right to approve of the installation and thereafter routinely inspect the system for proper maintenance.
[Amended 3-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-31]
E. 
For industries discharging industrial waste, a written contract with the industry will be required. An industrial discharge control manhole must be installed in accordance with the Ocean County Utilities Authority requirements.
[Added 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-10]
A. 
The Township of Stafford is the owner of the sanitary sewage collection system, which discharges the Township's wastewater to the Ocean County Utilities Authority's Central Water Pollution Control Facility for treatment and disposal. The Township has established regulations for sanitary sewer dischargers within the Township's service area. These regulations are established to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer blockages, surface water pollution, maintenance problems and odors from the accumulations of fats, oils and greases (FOG) into the Township's sanitary sewer system from commercial food preparation and serving establishments. Such clogs can result in sewer spills into homes and local waterways, and result in increased maintenance costs of the sanitary sewer collection system. In addition, excess FOG may result in surcharges in wastewater disposal costs from the Ocean County Utilities Authority (OCUA) and subjects the Township to penalties from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
B. 
All connections to the sanitary sewage collection systems for any commercial building in which fats, oils and grease are handled must be equipped with a suitable mechanism to trap and collect all such fats, oils and greases. All food preparation and service establishments such as restaurants, bakeries, etc., that dispose of fat, oil and grease waste into the sanitary sewer collection system shall be required to install an approved grease trap or grease interceptor. Grease traps and interceptors shall be installed at the user's expense. Grease traps and interceptors shall be designed and sized adequately for the type of food-service establishment and be accessible for cleaning and inspection. The Township must approve all applications and plans for grease-trap and interceptor installations. The design and pertinent data for any new or replaced grease traps and interceptors shall be submitted to the Township Water and Sewer Utility Department for review and approval prior to construction or installation.
C. 
All food preparation and service establishments are required to clean and maintain records of grease trap and interceptor maintenance to the satisfaction of the Township. Grease traps and interceptors shall not be permitted to be greater than 75% full of grease at any time. Grease traps may require more maintenance than grease interceptors due to their size and capacity. Records of grease disposal shall be made available to the Township upon request.
D. 
The Township reserves the right to conduct regular scheduled inspections of grease traps and interceptors. In the event of noncompliance, the Township may collect oil and grease samples from the food-service establishment to determine the oil and grease content of the wastewater discharged from the establishment. Violators will be subject to penalties as set forth in § 47-13 of this chapter.
E. 
Any wastewater discharged to the sanitary sewer collection which contains fats, oils and greases in excess of 100 mg/l and, in the judgment of the Township, may have a deleterious effect upon the sanitary sewer collection system, wastewater treatment facility, surface waters or which otherwise create a hazard to life, public health or safety or constitute a public nuisance, the Township may, in addition to the penalties as set forth in § 47-13 of this chapter:
(1) 
Reject the waste;
(2) 
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition to the sanitary sewer system;
(3) 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge;
(4) 
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the waste; and/or
(5) 
Require payment for all damages to the system for cleanup, repairs and replacement of Township facilities and Township's costs for investigation, detection and enforcement in addition to the fines and penalties as provided for in this chapter.
When any individual or developer consolidates a building lot where previously each lot had its own water and sewer service lateral, the individual or developer shall be required to abondon the service laterals that will not be used. The water service lateral shall be abandoned at the corporation stop (shutoff valve) at the water main. The individual or developer shall be required to excavate and locate the connection and close the corporation stop. The individual or developer shall then be required to cut the lateral leaving a short pigtail and crimp the end of said pipe. The sewer service lateral shall be abandoned by removing the cleanout riser and then permanently capping the lateral just behind the curb. This procedure shall apply to the consolidation of lots which resulted in the residual property being unbuildable under current Township requirements.
A. 
This policy is intended to guide and advise applicants concerning water and sewer service to lots with minimal or no frontage on a public right-of-way.
B. 
For lots that have been created by a valid subdivision and which are located one or two lots back or away from the public right-of-way, the Township jurisdiction will stop near the right-of-way line as with a lot with normal frontage.
C. 
For those lots and situations where there are more than two lots with minimal frontage or where this situation could occur if other development takes place, the Township would consider providing service to the lots via a water and/or sewer main located in the common access driveway/easement area. In this case, the applicant shall provide an easement to the Township with a minimum width of 20 feet for water and sewer mains.
D. 
The construction of the main lines or requirement of a pro rata share for future construction will be decided by the Township as if the lots fronted on a public right-of-way. Each will be decided on a case-by-case basis, and the decision will be based on factors, including but not limited to proximity to existing active mains, length of the extension, number of lots in the application, development patterns in the area and other factors deemed to be relevant by the Director and the Engineer.
The applicant shall comply with all of the rules and regulations as set forth herein. Failure to do so will result in a stop-work order by the Township. These rules and regulations are minimum requirements and are not intended to replace detail specifications which are the responsibility of the applicant. They are intended to apply to usual and not exceptional conditions. These rules and regulations are subject to amendments by the Township of Stafford. The Township reserves the right to specify additional requirements.
A. 
This article shall take effect immediately, and a copy shall at all times be kept on file at the principal office of the Stafford Township Water and Sewer Utility and shall at all reasonable times be open to public inspection.
B. 
All resolutions, rules or regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby rescinded.
C. 
The Director of the Water and Sewer Utility is hereby authorized to act on behalf of the Township on all water and sewer utility matters, to interpret these rules and regulations and to waive provisions of these rules and regulations if he believes it is in the best interest of the Township to do so.