[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Stillwater 11-19-1971 as Ch. BH-V of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water — See Ch. 400.
A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semipublic water supplies, requiring certain permits, providing for the inspection of such supplies and the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of the code is annexed to this chapter and made a part of it without inclusion of the text.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966)."
Three copies of the Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) have been placed on file in the offices of the Secretary of the Board of Health and the Township Clerk for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the water supply shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the water supply as proposed is in compliance with the code.
New water supplies shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied, which must rely on such a supply for water until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that the water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the code. Issuance of the certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
The Board of Health may issue the certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing signed by him to the Board of Health that the water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the code.
In the event a permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held before the Board within 15 days after request is made by the applicant, and upon the hearing the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of the hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any water supply which is being erected or installed in violation of the code to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy the violation, and thereafter the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code. After issuance of such order and the service of a copy upon the person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of the water supply or any part thereof, no further work shall be done except as aforesaid.
Installations. The only approved type of well pump and supply line installation shall be the pitless adapter. Well pits shall not be permitted to be used for individual water supply installations.
Well casing. Where a pitless adapter is installed, the well casing shall protrude a minimum of 12 inches above finished grade to prevent contamination by surface flooding and reduce the possibility of other surface contamination.
Well caps. Well caps or covering shall be bonnet-type. Harvard or Martinson brands are the type preferred. Other makes may be approved by the Sanitary Inspector. All well caps or coverings shall be vented as directed by the Sanitary Inspector.