[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-13-1995 by Ord. No. 17-95]
For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- Liquid or other wastes resulting from any processes of industry, manufacture, grade or business, including from the commercial preparation of food from any restaurant or catering facility, or from the development of any natural resources.
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when in the opinion of the appropriate Borough official they are necessary for the proper handling of commercial or industrial liquid wastes containing grease and/or dough in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand and other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Borough and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
Grease and oil interceptors shall be constructed of impervious materials capable of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. They shall be of substantial construction, watertight, and equipped with easily removable covers which when bolted in place shall be gastight and watertight.
Where installed, all grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be cleaned and maintained by the owner and/or tenant at his expense as often as necessary to insure continuous efficient operation at all times.
All waste material from interceptors must be disposed of in a proper manner by properly licensed contractors. The owner/tenant must obtain, and retain available for inspection for at least three years, adequate documentation demonstrating the proper removal and disposal of the waste material by a qualified contractor, and provide this documentation upon request of the Borough inspectors.
The Borough shall have the right to inspect the interceptor system and disposal documentation at any reasonable time for purpose of determining compliance.
[Adopted 5-28-1997 by Ord. No. 7-97]
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the Borough or in any area within the Borough any sewage or other polluted waters, except were suitable treatment approved by the Borough has been provided.
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage on any improved lot within the Borough when said lot property line is within a two-hundred-foot radius of a public sanitary sewer line.
The owner of each house, building, or lot actually or customarily used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, located within the Borough and having a lot property line within a two-hundred-foot radius of a public sanitary sewer line which currently exists or in the future may exist, is required at his expense to install and connect suitable sewage discharge facilities directly with the public sanitary sewer line in accordance with the provisions of this article within 120 days of notice being sent to said owner by the Borough.
In the event it would be a hardship for the property owner to connect to a public sanitary sewer line, application may be made to the Borough by the property owner to continue the use of the private septic facility existing on the premises at the time of the adoption of this article.
No person unauthorized by the Borough shall uncover, make any connection with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sanitary sewer line or appurtenance without first obtaining a written permit from the Borough.
The owner of property seeking to connect to the public sanitary sewer line or his agent shall make application on a form furnished by the Borough for a permit to install and connect suitable sewage discharge facilities directly with the public sanitary sewer line. The application shall be supplemented by any plans, specifications, or other information considered pertinent in the judgment of the Borough. The permit and connection fees are as set forth in Chapter 168, Fees. In the alternative, the owner may elect to have the sewer connection fee billed quarterly in four equal quarterly installments. If so elected, each quarterly installment will have added a service fee as provided in Chapter 168, Article II. The initial quarterly water/sewer bill will be prorated as of the connection date.
All costs and expenses incident to the installation and connection of a suitable sewage discharge facilities directly with the public sanitary sewer line shall be borne by the owner of the property. The owner shall indemnify the Borough from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation and connection of said suitable sewage discharge facility.
Separate and independent suitable sewage discharge facilities shall be installed for every independent structure on any lot, except where one structure stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and it is in the judgment of the Borough impractical to install or no other private suitable sewage discharge facility is available or can be installed or connected to a public sanitary sewer line. In such case, the suitable sewage discharge facility from the structure most practically located, in the judgment of the Borough, shall serve both or whichever structures the Borough deems necessary on said lot or lots.
Existing suitable sewage discharge facilities may be connected to the public sanitary sewer line upon application, examination, testing and approval by the Borough.
The size, slope, alignment, materials of construction, placing of pipe, joining, testing, excavation and backfilling of a trench, of a suitable sewage discharge facility shall conform to the requirement of the building and plumbing code of the state and the Borough. All such installations and connections to the public sanitary sewer line of a suitable sewage discharge facility shall be made by a plumber licensed by the state.
Whenever possible, the installation of a suitable sewage discharge facility shall connect to any structure from which sewage is to be discharged at an elevation below the first floor of said structure. In any structure in which sewage is to be discharged from an area which is too low to permit gravity flow of the sewage to the public sanitary sewer line, such sewage shall be lifted by an approved means to the connection made by the suitable sewage discharge facility with the structure.
No suitable sewage discharge facility which is connected either directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer line shall be connected either directly or indirectly to any roof downspout, foundation drain, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater.
The final approval of a suitable sewage discharge facility shall not become effective until the installation and connection to the public sanitary sewage line is completed to the satisfaction of the Borough. The owner or the applicant for the permit shall notify the Borough when the suitable sewage discharge facility is ready for connection to the public sanitary sewage line which said connection shall be made under the supervision of the Borough or its representative.
Any owner who has been notified in accordance with the provisions of this article, and fails to comply with these provisions by failing to install and connect suitable sewage discharge facilities directly with the public sanitary sewer line or by constructing or maintaining any privy, privy vault, septic tank, cesspool, or other facility intended or used for the disposal of sewage on any improved lot within the Borough, when said lot property line is within a two-hundred-foot radius of a public sanitary sewer line, shall be subject to a fine of $15 for each day of noncompliance. Compliance shall be deemed to have been achieved upon inspection and approval by the Borough. Any owner or applicant for a permit who fails to comply with these provisions shall be subject to a fine of $15 for each day of noncompliance. Compliance shall be deemed to have been achieved upon inspection and approval by the Borough.