Borough of Ramsey, NJ
Bergen County
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[1972 Code § 262.001]
a. 
A Code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semi-public water supplies, requiring certain permits, providing for the inspection of such supplies, the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, Public Laws of New Jersey, 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 69.6). A copy of the Code is made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
b. 
The Code established and adopted by this Chapter is described and commonly known as the Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey - (1966).
c. 
Three copies of the Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health.
[1972 Code § 262.002]
a. 
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a license for the location, construction or alteration of the water supply shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
b. 
The Board of Health may issue a license 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 this Chapter.
[1972 Code § 262.003]
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 water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the license issued and the requirements of this Chapter. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to water supplies existing on March 24, 1960.
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 water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the license and the requirements of this Chapter.
c. 
In case any license or certification required by this Chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon at the Board of Health meeting following the request therefor 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.
[1972 Code § 262.004]
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any water supply, which is being erected or installed in violation of this Chapter to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation, and thereafter the work continued without violation of any provision of this Chapter. After issuance of any such order, 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.
[1972 Code § 262.005]
The following fees and charges are established:
a. 
For the filing of an application and plans for a license to locate and construct a water supply, $10.
b. 
For the filing of an application and plans for a license to alter an existing water supply, $10.
c. 
For the issuance of a license to locate and construct or alter a water supply, $10.
d. 
For each reinspection of a water supply, or part thereof, caused by the failure of the licensee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the license issued or the provisions of this Chapter, an inspection fee of $10.
[1972 Code § 262.006]
a. 
No person shall use, or make available for the use of any person, for drinking, bathing, culinary purposes or for the cleansing of utensils or for other domestic or potable purposes, any water, unless the same shall be of a quality safe for the use to which the same is intended to be put and unless the water shall fully meet the standards of quality for such purposes as fixed by the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey or by any other officer or department having the right or the power to fix or determine such quality.
b. 
Whenever the Board of Health shall have satisfactory evidence that any well or cistern, or other source of water, the water of which is used for domestic or potable purposes or for any of the purposes set forth in the previous section, has become polluted or rendered unsafe for the use to which the same is being put, or is intended to be put, written notice to discontinue the use of the water and the well, cistern or other sources may be sent to the owner, agent or person in charge of the well or cistern or other source of water, and such owner, agent or person shall forthwith, on receipt of such notice, close the well or cistern or other source and discontinue, and cause the discontinuance of the use of the water, until the cause of the pollution has been abated and until the water shall be rendered safe and of the quality provided for in this section.