Borough of Westville, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westville 2-20-1973; amended in its entirety 7-9-1985 (Ch. 94 of the 1974 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Storm sewer connections — See Ch. 324.
Water — See Ch. 387.
[Amended 12-12-1989]
Sewer charges previously established are hereby amended based on the following schedule of rates:
[Amended 12-30-2003 by Ord. No. 21-03; 4-26-2006 by Ord. No. 3-06; 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 4-2016]
Type of Use
Yearly Charge
Individual dwellings
Exceptions to individual dwellings: Senior citizens (age 65 or over) and disabled persons having an annual income not in excess of $20,000 and who fulfill the other qualifying criteria and limitations as provided in N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq., which provides senior citizen real estate tax deductions, and such senior citizen owns and resides in a single-family dwelling house, shall be charged a reduced annual rate of $180 per domestic consumer unit. Qualification determinations for the reduced rate provided for in this senior citizen exemption shall be made in accordance with the standards in effect for determining real estate tax deductions under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq., and as said section shall be amended from time to time, together with any applicable regulations promulgated thereunder, with the noted exception of the income limitation being raised to $20,000 in accordance with this chapter
Multiple dwellings and apartments, per unit
Service stations and garages
Taprooms, bars, restaurants serving complete meals
Stores and business and commercial establishments connected to the sewer system, not hereinabove referred to and attached or connected to a residential unit
Public buildings, such as firehouses, Borough Hall, post office, railroad station, American Legion and veterans posts and schoolhouses
Rectories or parsonages
Every sewer connection to a property not specifically provided for in this chapter
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this chapter hereinabove set forth, any sewer connection to any commercial, industrial or business establishment using 25,000 gallons of water or more quarterly, based on regular meter readings, shall pay $56 for the first 26,000 gallons and $56 for each additional 26,000 gallons or portion thereof. In addition, the Borough Council shall, by resolution, determine any additional charge that may be required based on quality of the sewage in addition to the quantity herein provided for.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 4-2016]
In any special case not covered in the schedule of rates set out in this chapter or not clearly defined therein, the Borough Council is hereby authorized to establish special rates under such schedules or formulas as the Borough Council may deem necessary.
A connection charge of $250 for each residential sewer connection and $500 for each commercial or industrial connection shall be levied before connection is made.
There shall be no sump pumps connected to the sanitary sewer system without the express written consent of the Borough Council. The Borough Council shall approve the connection of a sump pump to the sanitary sewer system. An annual fee of $100 per sump pump shall be assessed.
[Amended 12-30-1997; 2-13-2013 by Ord. No. 2-2013; 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 8-2016]
All sewer charges herein provided for shall be billed quarterly on the first day of March, June, September and December.
[Added 12-12-1989; amended 2-13-2013 by Ord. No. 2-2013]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as set forth in Chapter 1, Article I, § 1-15, General penalty. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
[Added 11-12-1990; amended 11-23-1999; 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 8-2016]
If there is a failure to make payment due or if a violation of the rules, regulations or procedures set forth in this chapter is found on any premises serviced by the Borough of Westville sewer system, the water will be discontinued as indicated in one notice sent to the owner of record. When the water service is shut off for violations of this chapter or for failure to make payments when due, the water service shall not be turned on until all bills are paid in full, including the additional turn-on charge.