Township of Mount Olive, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted 3-10-1970 by Ord. No. B-1-70 (Ch. 312, Art. II, of the 1990 Code)]
[Amended 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. BOH 2015-1]
A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual water supply systems requiring certain permits, providing for the inspection of such supplies and the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violation is hereby adopted pursuant to P.L. 1950., c. 188 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 3-69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
[Amended 1-10-1985 by Ord. No. B-16-84; 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. BOH 2015-1]
The code established and adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Well Construction and Maintenance" (N.J.A.C. 7:9D).
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 445-18, Technical amendments regarding semipublic water supply systems, added 3-11-1976 by Ord. No. B-1-76, as amended, was repealed 3-18-2015 by BOH Ord. No. 2015-1.
[Added 5-10-1979 by Ord. No. B-1-79]
The following amendments, for the purpose of upgrading and establishing specific criteria for individual water systems to protect the health of Township residents, are made to the Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) adopted by reference in § 445-17 of this Code. This section shall apply to all new water wells which will supply new homes and/or buildings.
A. 
All new water wells drilled within the Township of Mount Olive which are intended to be used as a potable water supply for new residential and/or commercial use shall yield not less than five gallons per minute (gpm).
B. 
The yield shall be determined through the use of a four-hour pumping test. The test shall show static level, drawdown during pumping test and recovery time to static level.
C. 
The well driller shall:
(1) 
Perform the pumping test described in Subsection B of this section.
(2) 
Supply the Department of Health of the Township of Mount Olive with detailed information regarding the testing and shall certify the same to the Department of Health of the Township of Mount Olive on forms supplied by said Department.
D. 
The well shall be installed, tested, certified and approved by the health authority before any other construction permits are issued.
E. 
Water quality standards.
(1) 
The builder and/or seller of a new building or dwelling shall be responsible for the quality of the water. The water shall be tested in compliance with the N.J.D.E.P. Private Well Testing Act requirement.[1] All parameters must comply with the drinking water standards.
[Amended 12-5-1985 by Ord. No. B-6-1985; 5-14-1998 by Ord. No. B-3-98; 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. BOH 2015-1[2]]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 58:12A-26 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(2), requiring adherence to the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act (N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq.), which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-18-2015 by BOH Ord. No. 2015-1.
F. 
When it becomes necessary to install a water treatment device on any potable water supply system in the Township of Mount Olive, it shall become the obligation of the owner or builder of said system to install the appropriate water treatment device. Once said device is installed, it must remain on the site and be utilized in conjunction with the water supply system.
G. 
The builder who is building the structure shall provide the purchaser, at closing of title, with written notification of the extent to which the water system is covered by the new home warranty required by N.J.S.A. 46:3B-1 et seq. Said written notification must include a statement outlining those water system items not covered by said guaranty, including but not limited to the water system's failure to provide either sufficient quantities of water or any water at all.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 445-21, Copies on file, as amended, was repealed 3-18-2015 by BOH Ord. No. 2015-1.
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. 
No person, firm or business entity shall locate, construct or alter any water supply whose water is not intended for human consumption, including but not limited to test or monitoring wells or other methodology for obtaining geological or hydrological information, for their own behalf or on behalf of any private, quasi-public or public organization until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said water supply shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
[Added 12-6-1990 by Ord. No. B-11-90]
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 said water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
B. 
No certificate of compliance for those water supplies described in § 445-21B above shall be issued by the Board of Health until and unless the person, firm or business entity locating, constructing or altering that water supply provides full and complete access to that water supply to the Township, its Board of Health or its authorized agents or contractors and agrees that any test data it obtains from that water supply will be supplied simultaneously to itself and to the Township.
[Added 12-6-1990 by Ord. No. B-11-90]
In case any permit or certification required by this article is denied by the Board of Health or its authorized agent, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant. 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. 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.
[Amended 3-20-1972 by Ord. No. B-1-72]
A. 
Well pump pits shall not be used on individual water supply system installations unless special exception is made by the Board of Health.
B. 
Applications for permits for individual water supply systems which call for the installation of a well pump pit shall be reviewed by the Board of Health at the next regularly scheduled meeting following the filing of said application with the Health Department.
C. 
Unless otherwise approved by the Board of Health, all individual water supply system installations shall use the pitless adapter.
D. 
All electronic power lines from the house to the well shall be run through an electrical conduit.
[Amended 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. BOH 2015-1]
E. 
In all cases where a pitless adapter is installed, the well casing shall protrude a minimum of 12 inches above finished grade to prevent contamination by surface flooding and reduce the possibility of other surface contamination.
F. 
Well caps or coverings shall be the bonnet type. Harvard or Martinson brands are the type preferred. Other makes may be approved by the inspector.
G. 
All well caps or coverings shall be properly vented, as directed by the inspector.
[Amended 10-12-1978 by Ord. No. B-3-78]
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
A. 
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate an individual water supply: $175. Said application shall be valid for one year from the date of filing but may be renewed upon payment of an annual renewal fee of $100.
[Amended 3-1-1984 by Ord. No. B-2-84; 9-4-1986 by Ord. No. B-10-86; 9-7-1989 by Ord. No. B-4-89; 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. BOH 2015-1]
B. 
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing individual water supply: $125. Said application shall be valid for one year from the date of filing but may be renewed upon payment of any annual renewal fee of $100.
[Amended 9-7-1989 by Ord. No. B-4-89; 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. BOH 2015-1]
C. 
For each reinspection of a water supply or part thereof caused by the failure of the permitted 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 $50.
[Amended 3-1-1984 by Ord. No. B-2-84; 9-4-1986 by Ord. No. B-10-86; 9-7-1989 by Ord. No. B-4-89; 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. BOH 2015-1]
D. 
For each reinspection of a water supply or part thereof caused by the failure of the permitted 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 $25.
[Amended 9-7-1989 by Ord. No. B-4-89]
E. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection E, regarding fees for location and construction of a semipublic water supply, was repealed 3-18-2015 by BOH Ord. No. 2015-1.
F. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, regarding fees for alteration of a semipublic water supply, was repealed 3-18-2015 by BOH Ord. No. 2015-1.
G. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection G, regarding fees for individual well testing, as amended, was repealed 3-18-2015 by BOH Ord. No. 2015-1.
H. 
For the testing of water of individual wells for any substances or materials not specifically listed in § 445-19E: the actual laboratory charge for the test or tests, plus a charge for actual time spent by Health Department personnel. A schedule of rates for Health Department time shall be on file in the Department office and available upon request.
[Added 6-4-1981 by Ord. No. B-1-81]
A. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this article or the Standards for the Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems (1978) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each violation.
B. 
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.