[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Middletown 5-8-1987 (Ch. 289 of the 1996 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewer connections — See Ch. 398.
A code regulating the location, construction, maintenance and repair of individual sewage disposal system is hereby established pursuant to Chapter 9A, Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems, N.J.A.C. 7:9A-1.1 et seq. (Reference Chapter 199)
Wherever the sewage disposal of any building cannot be connected to the public sewer, it must be connected to an approved septic tank. Any other means of disposal shall be unlawful in the Township of Middletown.
No septic system shall be constructed, reconstructed or repaired without a permit for that purpose being first obtained from the Department of Health and Social Services.
Before any permit is issued, a detailed plot plan shall be submitted to the Department of Health and Social Services on application blanks supplied for this purpose. This plan shall show the plot property lines or boundaries, size of the lot, location of the house, size of the house, septic tank and its drains and the proposed work to be done. It shall also show any well, lake, stream or other bodies of water within 100 feet of the nearest property line.
Before any permit is issued for any proposed new residence or other building, a percolation test must be performed at the site of each disposal area, as prescribed by the State Board of Health, by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey. Reports shall be furnished to the Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services indicating the results of each percolation test in minutes per inch, the date of the test, effect of recent rain or lack of rain, the depth to groundwater when encountered and the type or types of soil encountered, together with the thickness of each layer and all other factors affecting the percolation test results. This test must be taken on the final grade.
[Amended 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479]
Upon approval of the application, a permit shall be issued and a fee as set forth in Chapter 240, Fees, shall be collected for each inspection of the work.
Editor's Note: Original § H7.05, Construction; § H7.06, Capacity; § H7.07, Dimensions; § H7.08, Cover; § H7.09, Location; § H7.10, Connections; § H7.11, Seepage pit; § H7.12, Filter material; § H7.13, Distribution lines; § H7.14, Drainage trench inspection; § H7.15, Sealer; § H7.16, Backfill; § H7.17, Drainage trench location; and § H7.18, Drainage fields, which previously followed this section, were repealed 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479.
No septic system shall be allowed at any time to overflow its contents on the surface of the ground or to have its contents accessible to flies or mosquitoes or to allow its contents to gain access to any surface water or subsoil water drain, well, water supply, lake or stream. Any septic tank or drainage trench in this condition shall be considered defective and a detriment to the public health.
Editor's Note: Original § H7.20, Repairs; § H7.21, Approval required; § H7.22, Plumbing Inspector's duties; and § H7.23, Plumbing Inspector's rights, which previously followed this section, were repealed 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479.
It shall be unlawful for any person to prevent, obstruct, resist or interfere with any officer heretofore named or any person employed for or by this Department of Health and Social Services in entering upon any land as aforesaid for any of the specified purposes of this chapter.
No building permit shall be issued for any type of new construction or any alteration, addition or repair to an existing building where a septic system has failed until plans for said system have been filed and approved; and the system has been inspected and approved.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation or their agent not complying with any section or part of any section of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter and shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided in § 1-4 of this Code.
[Amended 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479]
Said penalty is to be recovered by and in the name of the Department of Health and Social Services of the Township of Middletown.
Violation of any section or part of any section of this chapter shall be deemed to be a separate violation for which a penalty may be recovered.
Each day that a violation shall be allowed to exist shall be deemed a separate violation for which a penalty may be recovered.
The courts, justice of the peace, recorder or magistrate shall, at any time, amend all defects and errors in the complaint and process.