Township of Morris, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Morris as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Water — See Ch. 493.
[Adopted 8-9-1972 by Ord. No. 24-72 (Ch. 118 of the 1969 Code)]
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, the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations and "Well Construction and Maintenance; Sealing of Abandoned Wells" (N.J.A.C. 7:9D et seq.) are hereby adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, P.L. 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6). A copy of said codes are annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
The said codes established and adopted by this article are described and commonly known as the "Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966)" and "Well Construction and Maintenance; Sealing of Abandoned Wells" (N.J.A.C. 7:9D et seq.).
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
Three copies of the said "Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966)" and "Well Construction and Maintenance; Sealing of Abandoned Wells" (N.J.A.C. 7:9D et seq.) 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 article and will remain on file in said office for the use and examination by the public.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
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.
B. 
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 codes.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
C. 
The permit fee shall be $250.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
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 said water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid codes. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
B. 
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 the said water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the aforesaid codes.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
In case any permit or certification required by this article 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 codes 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 codes, 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this article or the "Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966)" and "Well Construction and Maintenance; Sealing of Abandoned Wells" (N.J.A.C. 7:9D et seq.), made a part hereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.