[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Jackson 3-15-1967 by Ord. No. 1-67H (Ch. 142 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, uses 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 P.L. 1950, c. 188 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The said 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 said Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in said office for the use and examination by the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said water supply shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application for the same 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.
[Amended 4-11-1977 by Ord. No. 3-77; 11-18-1986]
New water supplies shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new or existing 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 said water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code and a satisfactory analysis of a water sample collected by a Board of Health representative, indicating that the water supply meets all state and local potable water standards, which standards shall include a pH level of 6.5 to 8.0. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
The Board of Health may issue such a 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 said water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the aforesaid code.
In case any permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and upon such hearing, the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such 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 such violation, and thereafter the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and, after issuance of any such order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of any such water supply or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
The following fees and charges are hereby established:
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct a water supply: $1.
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing water supply: $1.
For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter a water supply: $5.
For each reinspection of a water supply or part thereof caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid code, an inspection fee of $5 shall be charged.
The Board of Health shall fix yearly or as often as necessary, by duly adopted resolution, the amount to be charged for each water sample taken and administered by a Board of Health representative. In the event that the Board fails to adopt such a resolution for whatever reason, then the water sample fee to be charged shall remain the same as that set forth in the Board's last adopted resolution fixing said fee, and said fee shall remain in effect until changed by the Board as herein provided.
[Added 4-11-1977 by Ord. No. 3-77; amended 3-16-1982 by Ord. No. H1-82]
[Amended 12-21-1972 by Ord. No. H3-72]
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this chapter or the Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $2 nor more than $500 for each violation.
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.