[Adopted 10-3-2012 by Ord. No. 12-14-1436]
The Borough hereby declares its intent to regulate and control the flow of any groundwaters or surface waters, except sanitary sewer waters, into its sanitary sewer system. It is the intent of this article to prevent groundwaters, surface waters, and any other waters from entering the Borough of Cresskill sanitary sewer system by means of sump pumps, storm drains or any other devices and to provide penalties for the violation of same.
No person shall connect a sump pump, drain or any other mechanical or nonmechanical device which shall discharge non-sanitary sewage waters into the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Cresskill.
Any property owner whose property contains any sump pumps or drains or other mechanical or nonmechanical devices which are discharging any waters into the sanitary sewer system shall cause such condition to be removed and/or abated.
Whenever a property owner intends to reroof or install a new roof which is 1,500 square feet in area or greater, all new roof drains must be connected directly to a storm drain system or a dry well, and all roof drains on the property that are presently connected to the sanitary sewer system must be disconnected and connected to either a dry well and/or the storm drain system of the municipality. Prior to reroofing or installing a new roof greater than 1,500 square feet in area, the owner or his representative shall make application to the Borough for a roof permit in regard to same.
Any permit for reroofing or a new roof issued in regard to a roof which is 1,500 square feet in area or greater shall require all roof leaders to be connected to either a storm drain or dry well. If any roof leaders then in existence are connected to any sanitary sewer system, they shall be disconnected from any sewer that they are connected to and reconnected to either a storm drain or dry well. In no event shall any roof leader continue to be connected to the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Cresskill.
The Construction Official or his designee shall review the application and make an inspection to ascertain whether or not any roof drains are presently connected to the sanitary sewer system of Cresskill or will be connected as a result of said construction.
No roof permit shall be issued unless the Construction Official, or his designee, is satisfied that no drains will be connected to said system and, furthermore, any drains presently connected shall be disconnected.
The Construction Official shall issue a permit for said repair or reconstruction upon the applicant satisfying the provisions of this section.
Upon completion of any work contemplated by this section, the Construction Official, or his designee, shall reinspect the work in order to determine whether or not the conditions of this section have been fulfilled.
Whenever it is necessary for a property owner to obtain a certificate of occupancy, a continued certificate of occupancy, or any permit from the Construction Department, and/or there is a transfer of any ownership of any residence or commercial building, the Construction Official shall be required to perform and/or direct the performance of the following duties and acts:
Upon application for a certificate of occupancy, continued certificate of occupancy or permit, the Construction Official shall inspect, within 10 days, excluding weekends and holidays, the subject premises in order to determine whether any sump pumps or drains or other mechanical devices are discharging any waters into the sanitary sewer system.
In the event that he determines that there is such discharge, no certificate of occupancy, continued certificate of occupancy or permit shall be issued to the possessor of said property until said condition is removed.
Upon the inspection of such dwelling, the Construction Official shall file an appropriate affidavit indicating that said inspection has been made, and he shall file same with the Borough Clerk.
In the event that the owner of real property in the Borough of Cresskill violates any provision of this article, the Construction Official shall be empowered to give notice to the property owner of the violation of same, and the same shall be corrected within 30 days thereof. In the event that the property owner fails to comply with the order of the Construction Official, the owner shall be determined to be in violation of this section and shall be subject to the penalties set forth below.
For the purpose of administering and enforcing this article, the Borough Construction Official, or his designee, shall have the right to enter into and upon any lands for which an application has been filed and may examine and inspect such lands.
The Construction Official or his designee is hereby designated as the enforcement officer.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-15.