Township of Montville, NJ
Morris County
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Water charges begin when the meter is installed and continue until written notice has been given of the change of ownership.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2002-26; Ord. No. 2002-56; Ord. No. 2002-79; Ord. No. 2003-51; Ord. No. 2005-08]
A. 
Quarterly water usage charges shall be determined by the schedule in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Standby fire sprinkler systems. Charges for standby fire connections shall be based on the diameter of the fire line as set forth in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule.
[Amended 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-11[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
C. 
Water connection fee.
(1) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DWELLING UNIT
Any unit for residential purposes, whether in single- or multiple-unit structures, including but not limited to single-family homes, multifamily units, apartment units, seasonal occupancy units, cooperative apartment units, condominium units or townhouse units.
EQUIVALENT DWELLING UNIT (EDU)
Each individual commercial/industrial unit whether in a single- or multiple-unit structure having a demand on the water system equal to that of a dwelling unit.
(2) 
Calculation of fee. The owner or occupant of a dwelling unit or a single EDU who may wish to or is legally required to connect said dwelling unit or single EDU to a Township waterline for the purpose of being supplied potable water shall pay a connection fee in the amount set forth in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule.
[Amended 3-14-2001 by Ord. No. 2006-11[3]]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(3) 
Determination of EDU. For other than dwelling units, the number of EDUs shall be calculated by dividing the anticipated flow based upon the factors listed below by the design flow rate of 300 gallons per day and rounded to the next highest whole minimum fee:
(a) 
The design flow rate for a single dwelling unit is 300 gallons per day.
(b) 
Each commercial or industrial structure which does not contain multiple units as set forth in Subsection C(3)(c) below shall be required to pay a connection fee.
(c) 
Each unit in multiple-unit structures (multifamily units), apartment units, seasonal occupancy units, cooperative apartment units; condominium units, townhouse units, commercial units or industrial units shall be required to pay a separate connection fee. The flow from the building in which the unit is located shall not be aggregated for the purposes of calculating the connection fee.
(d) 
The design flow rate for various types of uses shall be determined by the Township utilizing the design criteria suggested by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection or such other established and reliable sources including, but not limited to N.J.A.C. 7:14A-23.3.
(4) 
Fire line connection fee. There shall be imposed for each fire line connected to the Township's water main the sum set forth in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
(5) 
Payment plan for water connection fee. The connection fee may be paid in payments over a period of no more than five years with interest of 12% when the connection is for an existing property and is mandated by the Township. In order to qualify for the payment of the connection fee through a payment plan, the property owner must provide satisfactory proof of the inability to pay the connection fee by submitting an application for approval by the Township Committee. If the Township Committee agrees to accept payment of the connection fee by a payment plan, it shall do so conditioned upon the property owner executing documents securing the payment to the Township as is determined by the Township Attorney to be necessary.
(6) 
Deferral of payment of connection fee for tax exempt properties. The connection fee for water service to properties which are exempt from taxation may be deferred at the request of the property owner. The connection fee shall be fully due and owing at such time as the property ceases to maintain its exemption from real property taxation.
A. 
All contractors using water for building and construction repair work shall apply for a temporary construction connection. The contractor will be furnished a meter by the Department, as necessary, which shall be attached to a service pipe or fire hydrant and rates shall be charged to conform to the water charges established by § 394-21, but the minimum charge shall be as set forth in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule, per connection, not to be utilized for a period exceeding six months. The use of temporary construction connections shall be specifically for construction-related purposes, not to include such uses as lawn sprinkling, landscaping, and pool filling.
B. 
A deposit for the temporary meter and appurtenant connections as set forth in Chapter 169 shall be paid by the contractor and shall be refunded after removal of the temporary connection.
C. 
There shall be a charge as set forth in Chapter 169 for the turning on and off of water on any premises.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
A swimming pool may be filled from fire hydrants upon application to the Department by the owner. The Department, as necessary and as available, will supply hoses and a meter. Fire hydrants shall only be operated by qualified personnel to be employed by the property owner. Each property owner must submit to the Department an insurance certificate indicating the Township has been named as an additional insured. A fee as set forth in Chapter 169, Fee Schedule, shall be charged in addition to the appropriate rate for water consumption established by § 394-21. There is also a refundable deposit per Chapter 169 required for the use of the equipment. The fee will be refunded to the property owner upon the return of the equipment, provided that said equipment is not damaged and is in good working order.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
The Township Committee may, by resolution, set the charge for all other water rates of a special nature.
Bills for water service shall be rendered quarterly.
Under ordinary conditions, continuous service water meters shall be read on or about the first week of the beginning of a new quarter. Water meters installed for miscellaneous service may be read at the discretion of the Department.
Unless the applicant for water service specifies otherwise, the bills will be mailed or delivered to the premises where water service is furnished. If the applicant so desires, the Department will mail or deliver the bills to the business or home address of the applicant or his agent. Failure to receive bills or notices is no excuse for nonpayment of water bills.
[Amended 4-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-10]
A. 
Charges for water use for any quarterly period are due and payable on the 15th day of the month following the distribution of the bill. The amount charged shall be due 30 days after the bill date. If bills are not paid within 30 days from the bill date, a $15 late fee will be assessed, if bills are not paid within 60 days from the bill date, interest at a rate set by the Township Committee for delinquent property taxes shall be added to the amount of the bill. Notice shall be served or mailed that unless the bill is paid within 15 days from the date of the notice, the water service will be terminated.
B. 
All charges for water are a lien upon the premises or property on account of which the charge is incurred until paid and satisfied. Such charges shall be paid within 30 days after the date of bill.
Where water is supplied at meter rates, all the water registered by the meter will be charged for, and no deduction will be made for leaks.