Town of Westfield, NJ
Union County
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No person shall construct, alter or aid in the construction or alteration of any individual subsurface sewage disposal system or part thereof without first meeting prescribed standards of N.J.A.C. 7:9A-1 et seq., as current and including future revisions.
These regulations are now under the jurisdiction of the Construction Official of the Town.
No person shall construct or maintain or permit to be maintained any sewage disposal system, which discharges directly or indirectly on the surface of the ground, or any such system, which emits objectionable odors. Should this condition be found to exist on any premises in this Town, the owner, occupant or lessee of said premises shall forthwith have the cesspool, septic tank or privy cleaned and immediately thereafter have such changes made in construction so that the system functions properly and without offense. Should said owner, occupant or lessee fail within the time specified to comply with a notice from this Board or its agent that the sewage disposal system on the premises owned, occupied or leased by him violates this section, this Board or its agent shall have said cesspool, septic tank or privy cleaned as often as it may deem necessary. The expense of such cleaning shall be charged against said premises and collected as prescribed by law.
These regulations are covered under N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq.
These regulations are covered under N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq.
The owners of property along the line of any sanitary sewer are hereby required to connect their houses and other buildings with such sewers by means of connections that shall be constructed in strict conformity with the provisions of the Uniform Construction Code.
A. 
Licensing.
(1) 
No person shall clean or empty any cesspool, septic tank, privy vault or other receptacle constructed for human excrement without first obtaining a scavenger's license from this Board.
(2) 
Each license issued under the provisions of this section shall expire on the 31st day of December following the issuance of the same.
B. 
Fees. A $175 shall be paid for each license.
C. 
Equipment. All apparatus, means, appliances, vehicles or conveyances to be used in the cleaning or emptying of any cesspool, septic tank, privy vault or other receptacle constructed for human excrement shall be approved by this Board before being used and shall at all times thereafter be subject to inspection of this Board.
D. 
Cleansing. Any scavenger who shall commence to clean or empty any cesspool, septic tank, privy vault or other receptacle constructed for human excrement shall, without interruption or delay, proceed with the work until it is completed and the material removed from the premises, and such material shall be disposed of in such manner and place as shall first be approved by this Board.
A. 
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of any section of this chapter, or any part thereof, or with any order of this Board or of its agents made in pursuance thereof shall be subject, unless otherwise specifically provided, to a fine for each offense of not more than not less than $50 nor more than $2,000, in the discretion of the court, upon conviction thereof in the Municipal Court of the Town.
B. 
In addition to the penalty above set forth, each day that such violation of this chapter or refusal or neglect to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter or refusal or neglect to comply with a written order of this Board or of its agents made in pursuance thereof shall continue may be considered a separate offense with a like penalty therefore.