Township of Pequannock, NJ
Morris County
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This chapter may be cited as the "Sewer System Ordinance of the Township of Pequannock."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOD
Denotes biochemical oxygen demand, and means the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matters under standard laboratory procedure, in five days at 20° C., expressed in parts per million by weight.
ENGINEER
The Township Engineer, or his authorized deputy, inspector, agent or representative.
FLOOD AREA
All land along the Passaic or Pompton Rivers, or any tributaries thereof, which are subject to surface flooding.
GARBAGE
Includes, severally and collectively, garbage, offal and swill. It includes, but not by way of limitation, solid waste resulting from the preparation, cooking, dispensing or consumption of food or from the handling, storage and sale of vegetables and other produce.
HEALTH OFFICER
The Township Health Officer, or his authorized deputy, inspector, agent or representative.
HOUSE SERVICE CONNECTION
The piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil and waste pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the clean out.
INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM OR FACILITY
Refers to a subsurface sewage disposal system designed and constructed to treat sewage in a manner that will retain most of the settleable solids in a watertight tank and to discharge the liquid portion to an adequate disposal area.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
The liquid wastes from industrial processes distinct from sanitary sewage.
NATURAL OUTLET
Any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body or surface or ground water.
pH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
PRIVATE SEWER SYSTEM or PUBLIC SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
A sanitary sewer system owned or controlled by the Township.
PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEM or PUBLIC SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
A sanitary sewer system owned or controlled by the Township.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer which carries sewage, and to which storm, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE
A combination of water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments.
SEWAGE LATERAL
The extension of the house service connection from the street curbline to the street sewer.
SEWAGE PIPE
A pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Any arrangement of devices and structures used for treating sewage.
SEWER DEPARTMENT
The division of the Pequannock Township Department of Public Works responsible for construction, engineering and maintenance of the Township sewer utility.
SEWER SYSTEM
All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes from the preparation, cooking and dispensing of goods that have been shredded to such degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in street sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
STORM SEWER or STORM DRAIN
A sewer which carries storm and surface waters and drainage, but excludes sewage and polluted industrial wastes.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
Solids that float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids, and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
WATERCOURSE
A channel in which a flow of water occurs, continuously or intermittently.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in an insanitary manner, upon public or private property within the Township, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.
It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within or under the jurisdiction of the Township, any sanitary sewage, industrial wastes or other polluted material, unless suitable treatment is provided in accordance with the requirements of this chapter, hereinafter set forth.
[1]
Note: Repealed by Ord. No. 2018-17.
Except as provided in this chapter, it shall be unlawful to construct or maintain any privy, privy vault or individual sewage disposal system.
Where a public or private sanitary sewer system is not available under the provisions of 152.01.050, the house service connection shall be connected to an individual sewage disposal system.
Before the commencement of construction of an individual sewage disposal system, the owner shall obtain a written permit from the Health Officer.
Inspection and approval by the Health Officer of an individual sewage disposal system shall be in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the Sanitary Code of the Township of Pequannock.
[Amended 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-21; 5-28-2010 by Ord. No. 2009-08; 7-24-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-17]
Connection to the Township sanitary sewer system is required for all properties located within 100 feet from the system, measured from the corner of the individual property, provided that the property is located within an area where the Township has determined that capacity is available for new sewer connections. The property owner shall make a direct connection to the public sewer system within three years of formal Township acceptance of that portion of the sewer system serving the real property. Any individual sewage disposal system serving the property shall be abandoned and filled with suitable material at the time of connection to the public sewer system.
When the direct costs to the owner for the connection of a house service to a public or private sewer for a property being served by an existing on-site sewage disposal system exceeds 15% of the 100% assessed value of the property, the owner may petition the Township for a relaxation of this section. For the purposes of this section assessed values will be computed based on the Morris County Equalization Tax Table for the year the petition is filed. Applications for a relaxation shall be made in writing to the Health Officer and Township Engineer setting forth the reasons therefor, including a site plan of the affected property along with specifications identifying the route of the proposed house sewer and costs associated with construction. Upon a report from the Health Officer, the Board of Health will determine if merit exists for a relaxation of this section and will so affirm or deny.
The property owner shall operate and maintain the individual sewage disposal system in a sanitary manner at all times.
This chapter shall not be construed to prevent the imposition of additional requirements by the Health Officer, the Board of Health or by any other body having jurisdiction.
No person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any public sewer or appurtenance thereof without a written permit from the Township Engineer.
A. 
There shall be two classes of building sewer permits:
(1) 
A residential or commercial building sewer permit for residential and commercial service.
(2) 
An industrial building sewer permit for service to establishments producing industrial wastes.
B. 
Application; fees.
(1) 
The owner or his agent shall make application on a form furnished by the Township.
(2) 
The applications shall be supplemented by plans, specifications or other information considered pertinent by the Health Officer and the Township Engineer.
(3) 
A permit and inspection fee of 25 for a residential or commercial building sewer permit and $40 for an industrial building sewer permit, plus the service connection charge, as hereinafter provided, shall be paid at the time the application is filed.
Application for public sewer service shall be made on a form prescribed by the Township Engineer and signed by the owner of the property or his agent. Signing of the application shall signify assent to the rules, regulations and schedule of public sewer fees, rentals and charges of the Township.
[Amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-24]
A. 
The Township shall fix all the public sewer fees, rentals and charges.
B. 
The owner of each building connected to the public sewer system shall be responsible for the payment of bills for sewer service, as rendered by the Township of Pequannock. All sewer rentals, fees and other charges incurred in the installation and building of the sewer shall be a lien against the property until paid.
C. 
Bills; termination of service upon nonpayment.
(1) 
Bills for sewer service shall be rendered quarterly. The amount charged shall be due on the date of the rendering bill. If bills are not paid within 30 days from that date, interest at the rate of 8% per annum of the amount of the bill shall be added. Notice shall be served or mailed that unless the bill is paid within 15 days from the date of the notice, the sewer service will be terminated.
(2) 
Termination of sewer service shall be achieved by a turn off of water service by the Township Water Department. When sewer service is terminated under such conditions, it shall remain terminated until the total amount due, including interest, turn-off and turn-on charges have been paid in full. A fee of $30 shall be charged to cover the charge of turning off and turning on the water service.
[Amended 4-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-6; 12-28-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-40; 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-06; 11-22-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-16]
The sewer rental fees and charges for residential, commercial and industrial or other premises connected to the sanitary sewer system shall be as follows:
A. 
For each one-family dwelling (or equivalent- dwelling-unit) per annually:
2017: $780.
All other commercial, multifamily, industrial or other enterprises, including schools, churches, and hospitals supplied through a single metered water service shall pay an amount in four quarterly installments equal to the number of equivalent-dwelling-units comprising such use times the rate for a residential dwelling unit per year for the year as set forth above. The equivalent-dwelling-unit measurement is based on the actual water usage, it being expressly understood that 235 gallons per day of metered water service shall constitute one equivalent dwelling unit for purposes of this chapter.
B. 
For the purpose of this section, the following types of units shall be assigned a proportionate share of equivalent dwelling units:
Single-family residence
1.0 EDU's
Attached single-family unit
0.9 EDU's (condominium ownership)
Individual commercial enterprise
1.0 EDU's
Attached apartment unit
0.6 EDU's
Multiple/mixed use sum of EDU's as listed
Any single building that contains more than one unit (commercial and/or residential) will be considered a Multiple/Mixed use. Each separate unit will be billed regardless of the number of physical connections into the sewerage system.
Multiple buildings on the same property shall be billed as individual units, regardless of the number of physical connections into the sewerage system.
Each unit and/or building connecting into the sewerage system must be separately metered.
A senior citizen housing facility financed and governed by the New Jersey Housing Finance Agency shall be considered to be a single commercial enterprise for the purpose of this section.
Commercial, industrial and all other nonresidential sewer uses shall be billed based on water consumption at a rate of (as indicated below) per thousand gallons of water used, with a minimum charge of the rate then current for 1 EDU.
2017
$9.09
C. 
Where the premises do not use water service, the annual sewer rental fee and charge shall be estimated based on type of use and size of use in accordance with good engineering practice.
The sewer lateral, including the making of the tap to the street and the excavation, backfilling and resurfacing of the trench from the street to the curbline, shall be done by the applicant, at his expense, by a contractor acceptable to the Sewer Department. A street opening permit is required from the appropriate jurisdiction, Township County, or State for work related to a sewer connection within the right-of-way of a public street.
A. 
A separate and independent sewer lateral shall be provided for:
(1) 
Each building under one roof owned by one person and occupied as one business or residence;
(2) 
A combination of buildings owned by one person in one common enclosure occupied by one family or business; or
(3) 
One side of a double house having a solid vertical partition wall, making it subject to divided ownership.
B. 
A building owned by one person containing more than one store, apartment or office may be supplied by one or more sewer laterals at the discretion of the Engineer.
C. 
If one building stands at the rear of another on an interior lot and separate house service connection is available or can be constructed to the rear building through an adjoining alley, court, yard or driveway, the house service connection from the front building may be extended to the rear building.
Old sewer laterals may be used in connection with new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the engineer, to meet all requirements of this chapter.
A. 
The house service connection shall be installed at the expense of the applicant. The house service connection shall be in conformance with the requirements of the current plumbing code as evidenced by a plumbing permit issued by the Construction Department.
B. 
Whenever practical, the house service connection shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the basement floor. The depth shall be sufficient to afford protection from frost. The house service connection shall be laid at uniform grade in straight alignment insofar as possible. Changes in direction shall be made only with properly curved pipe and fittings and cleanouts shall be constructed as directed by the Plumbing Sub Code Official at each bend.
C. 
In all buildings in which any house service connection is too low to permit gravity flow to the street sewer, sanitary sewage carried by such connection shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged to the sewer lateral. The applicant shall be responsible for obtaining any applicable permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy.
D. 
All excavations required for the installation of a house service connection shall be open trench work unless otherwise approved by the Plumbing Sub-Code Official. Pipe laying and backfilling shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of the Plumbing Sub-Code Official and no backfill shall be placed until the work has been inspected.
All joints and connections shall be made gastight and watertight and are subject to approval of the Plumbing Subcode official.
The applicant for the sewer permit shall notify the Plumbing Sub-Code Official when the house service connection is ready for inspection and connection to the sewer lateral. The connection shall be made under the supervision of the Plumbing Sub-Code Official.
The sewer lateral shall be maintained by the Department of Public Works. The house service connection shall be maintained by the property owner.
The installation of a public sewer system in any street, by the Township or by others, shall not imply Township ownership or acceptance of such streets.
[Amended 4-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-6; 3-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-7]
A. 
The cost of installing a public sewer system in any area, street, land, road and the like shall be assessed, in whole or in part, against the property owners benefitting by such installation.
B. 
In addition to any service charges or assessments, a separate charge in the nature of a connection/capacity fee is hereby imposed upon the person making the connection. The fee is hereby established in the amount of $1,119 for each equivalent dwelling unit. An equivalent dwelling unit (EDDY) is defined as a single-family dwelling of three bedrooms estimated to generate 300 gallons per day of sewage. Connection/capacity fee for all single-family dwellings, apartments and condominiums shall be based on the number of bedrooms per unit. All commercial, mixed-use (commercial plus residential in the same structure), multifamily, industrial or other enterprises, including schools, churches, and hospitals shall pay a fee equal the number of equivalent-dwelling-units comprising such use times the equivalent dwelling unit rate. The capacity fees per user type are as follows:
User Type
Bedrooms
GPD
Fee
*Single family
2
225
$840
(1 EDDY)
3
300
$1,119
4
375
$1,398
Apartment/condo
1
150
$559
(1 EDDY)
2
225
$840
3
300
$1,119
*
Each additional bedroom adds 75 GPD and $279
Commercial:
Office:
Actual GPD X EDDY or 0.125 gal/sf/day X EDDY
Store:
Actual GPD X EDDY or 0.125 gal/sf/day x EDDY
Beauty salon:
Actual GPD X EDDY OR 120 gal/sink/day X EDDY
Connection/capacity Fees for commercial uses not specified herein shall be based on known water consumption from billing records or estimated by the Township Engineer using criteria specified in N.J.S.A. 7:9A.
Commercial connection/capacity fees calculated under this section which amount to less than 1 EDDY shall be charged the fee for 1 EDDY.
C. 
Each year the capacity/connection fee shall be calculated as follows. All prior costs for principal and interest on debt plus direct capital expenditures as of December 31, of the previous year divided by the total single-family dwelling units plus the total equivalent single-family dwelling for commercial, apartment, condominium and not-for-profit users as of December 31. This shall be calculated annually by the Chief Financial Officer of the Township no later than March 31 of the succeeding year.
D. 
Any off site capital expenses not required by existing users but necessary for the supply of sewer service to the new user shall be added to capacity/connection fee identified above.
E. 
In the case of new construction, no certificate of occupancy shall be issued until payment of all fees has been received by the Township.
F. 
In the case of existing residential or commercial buildings, no sewer permit shall be issued until payment of all fees has been received by the Township.
G. 
When the eligibility requirements of the Morris County Community Development Housing Rehabilitation Program are met the property owner may petition that the connection fee may be paid in payments over a period of no more than three years with interest of 8% when the connection is for an existing property and is mandated by the Township. In order to qualify for the payment of the connection fee through a payment plan the property owner must provide satisfactory proof of the inability to pay the connection fee by submitting an application for approval by the Township Council. If the Township Council agrees to accept payment of the connection fee by a payment plan it shall do so conditioned upon the property owner executing documents securing the payment to the Township as is determined by the Township Attorney to be necessary.
[Amended 7-28-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-20]
A. 
Sewer extensions for new developments receiving Board approval that include a sewer extension shall be governed by the following:
1. 
Developers shall pay the entire cost of installing a public sewer system, including associated facilities such as pumping stations, force mains, or any appurtenances required by the Township Engineer, in the same manner as any other subdivision improvement. Ownership thereof shall vest in the Township when such installation meets the approval of the Township Engineer.
2. 
Developers shall enter into a contract covering the foregoing and other related matters before undertaking any associated new construction to the Township sewer system.
B. 
The following shall apply to applications to the Township Council for sewer extensions to serve existing properties:
1. 
Developers shall pay the entire cost of installing a public sewer system, including associated facilities such as pumping stations, force mains, or any appurtenances required by the Township Engineer, in the same manner as any other subdivision improvement. Ownership thereof shall vest in the Township when such installation meets the approval of the Township Engineer.
2. 
The applicant shall identify any properties that could be subject to mandatory connections as a result of the proposed extension, and any future extensions that may result from the mandatory connections.
3. 
The Council shall conduct a hearing to review the potential mandatory connections and the availability of treatment capacity. The applicant shall notify the owners of the identified properties of their obligation to connect as well as the date of the public hearing.
C. 
The Engineer shall review and, if found satisfactory, approve the type, size, and location of all public sewer pipes, pumps, force mains, etc., on all new extensions. The entire system shall be subject to the Engineer's inspection and approval and shall be tested under the Engineer's supervision. The developer or individual property owner shall be responsible for obtaining all applicable permits as requires by N.J.A.C. 7:9 and N.J.A.C. 7:14A.
A. 
General. The standards outlined herein are applicable to developers, builders, contractors and any other persons receiving approval to expand, construct or relocate the Township Sewer Department's sewer collection facilities. Any work relating to the utility shall be under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Township Sewer Department.
B. 
Sewer pipe. Sewer pipe of a type, class and size shall be installed by proper methods, with all necessary appurtenances, at the grades and locations and of the types, classes and sized approved by the Engineer.
1. 
Materials.
(a) 
Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe. Polyvinyl chloride pipe (PVC) and fittings shall conform to the latest ASTM D-3034 and Unibell specifications.
(b) 
The pipe shall be accurate and of uniform dimensions. All pipe shall be straight and true
(c) 
To form without bulges, dents, cracks, tears or other defects which will affect the strength. The internal surfaces shall be smooth. Nominal laying lengths shall be 10 feet to 20 feet.
(d) 
Joints shall be integral bell, bell and spigot joints meeting the requirements of ASTM D-3212 and contain an elastomeric ring gasket conforming to ASTM F-477. Each joint shall be furnished with one elastomeric ring gasket. Joints shall be lubricated with the instructions of the manufacturer and joints at all manholes.
(e) 
The pipe shall be made of PVC plastic having a cell classification of 12454-B as defined in ASTM D-1784 and the fittings shall be made of PVC plastic having a cell classification as defined in ASTM D-1784.
(f) 
Each length of pipe shall be marked to show the manufacturer's name or trademark, nominal pipe size, PVC cell classification, class of PVC (SDR) and the ASTM Specification.
(g) 
The contractor shall procure from the pipe manufacturer and deliver to the Engineer a certificate of tests for each different class, size and batch of pipe. The tests conducted shall include, but not be limited to the measurements conforming to the latest ASTM D-2122 Specifications, the impact resistance test conforming to the latest ASTM D-2444 Specifications, the extrusion quality test conforming to the latest ASTM-2152 Specifications, the pipe stiffness test conforming to the latest ASTM-2412 Specifications, and the pipe flattening test conforming to the latest ASTM-3034 Specifications.
(h) 
The minimum impact strength, pipe stiffness and wall thickness shall be as follows:
Minimum Impact Strength at 73° F.
Pipe Size
(inches)
Impact Strength
(feet/pound)
4
150
6
210
8
210
10
220
12
220
15
220
Minimum Pipe Stiffness
SDR
Stiffness
35
46
Pipe Size
(inches)
Wall Thickness
(inches)
4
0.120
6
0.180
8
0.240
10
0.300
12
0.360
15
0.437
18
0.536
21
0.632
24
0.711
27
0.801
(i)
Ductile Iron Pipe: Ductile iron pipe shall conform with A.N.S.I. A21.51 for ductile iron pipe centrifugally cast in metal or sand lined molds, for water and other liquids. The pipe shall be cast utilizing iron conforming to Grade 60-42-10 as required in the above noted A.N.S.I. Specification. Pipe shall be furnished in nominal 16-foot to 20-foot laying lengths. The pipe thickness shall conform to A.N.S.I. Specification A21.50, latest revision.
The lining of the pipe shall consist of cement mortar of full thickness to the ends of the individual lengths of pipe and shall be in accordance with A.N.S.I. A21.4. A bituminous interior seal coat shall be applied to the cement mortar lining. The exterior of the pipe shall receive standards coal tar or asphalt foundry dip. The weight, class and pipe material shall be conspicuously indicated by the manufacturer on the outside of the pie.
Joints for ductile iron pipe shall be mechanical joints or push-on joints conforming to A.N.A.I. A21.11.
Wye, or tee fittings, as required for the ductile iron pipe, shall be ductile or cast iron standard mechanical joint or push-on joint fittings conforming to the requirements of A.N.S.I. A21.10 and with joints in accordance with A.N.S.I. A21.11. Standard mechanical joint accessories shall be furnished for each bell opening on fittings and shall consist of high strength cast iron tee-head bolts, cast iron glands and rubber gaskets. Assembly shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Fittings shall be cement lined and bituminous coated inside and outside as specified hereinbefore for ductile iron pipe. In all cases, the fittings and appurtenances shall at least meet the strength and pressure requirements shown or listed in A.N.S.I. A21.10.
2. 
Laying. The pipe shall be installed in accordance with approved plans and specify the manufacturer's recommendations. No pipe, couplings, or rubber rings known to be defective or damaged shall be installed and pipe, couplings or rubber rings found defective or damaged shall be removed and replaced. All joint surfaces shall be in proper condition and protected from damage. No pipe shall be installed on frozen soil. The contractor shall be solely responsible for ensuring that each pipe in constructed at the specified alignment and grade.
The pipe shall be installed to provide maximum solid bearing along its entire length.
The trench shall be excavated to a minimum depth of six inches below the grade (pipe invert) to provide for a pipe foundation of crushed stone. The crushed stone shall be carefully placed and thoroughly compacted. The same material which is used for the pipe foundation shall be used for the pipe launching. The launching shall be placed up to the pipe spring line; that is, up to the center line of the pipe. The initial backfill shall be placed to a depth of 12 inches above the top of the pipe. This backfill shall be tamped lightly so as not to disturb the embedded pipe.
The final position of the pipe shall be thoroughly secured and amply supported to prevent settlement, disturbances or flotation.
The sewer lateral branch 45° Wye joint fitting on the sewer pipe shall be positioned so that the installation of the sewer lateral will not be less than 1/4 inch per one-foot slope unless otherwise directed by the Engineer.
The sewer lateral branch 45° Wye joint shall be manufactured to accept the sewer lateral pipe spigot end for the material size and class used.
3. 
Jointing. The pipe shall be carefully jointed in conformity with the best practice and the detailed instructions of the manufacturers. All pipe ends, rubber rings, and couplings shall be void of defects and shall be thoroughly cleaned prior to and during the jointing operation. Just prior to lowering the pipes, the surfaces of the joint rings shall be wiped clean and the joint rings and rubber gasket shall be liberally lubricated with an approved type of vegetable oil soap. The spigot end, with the placed in the groove, shall be entered into the bell of the pipe already laid, making sure that both pipes are properly aligned. The pipe ends shall be protected from damage by equipment used to "home" the pipe. Before the joint is fully "home" the position of the gasket in the joint shall be determined by means of a suitable feeler gage supplied by the pipe manufacturer. If the gasket is found not to be in the proper position, the pipes shall be separated and the damaged gasket replaced. Maximum joint openings shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Suitable equipment shall be used for the storage, and laying of pipe and fittings. Lifting hooks or bars intended to be inserted into the ends of pipes will not be permitted.
C. 
Sewer laterals. Polyvinyl chloride pipe, joints and fittings shall conform to applicable portions of 152-28A. (1) in addition to the following standards:
1. 
Materials. Sewer Lateral Piping: Shall be PVC Pipe, Schedule 40, or ductile iron pipe, Class 52, or inch cast iron soil pipe, extra heavy.
Wye Connections: Connections shall be used at the junction of the sewer lateral and street sewer. Tee-wye clean-outs shall be installed in the vicinity of the street right-of-way line or as directed by the Engineer.
Risers: Shall have a cleanout at grade and cast-iron riser cover, and shall be used for any off-street bend 45° or greater, and at the main for sewer laterals more than eight feet below grade.
2. 
Laying and Jointing. The laying and jointing shall be in accordance with approved plans and specifications and shall be in conformance with the best practice and the detailed instructions of the manufacturer.
D. 
Manholes.
1. 
General. Manholes shall conform with the typical manhole details as shown on approved plans. The walls shall be brought up vertically to approximately three feet from the top, shall then gradually decrease the diameter of the manhole and shall be of proper dimensions to receive the manhole frame and cover at the top. Watertight manholes are required as directed by the Engineer.
Concrete block manholes will be used only when approved by the Engineer. Precast manholes will be used in all cases except where conditions may require block manholes.
2. 
Concrete Block Manholes Walls. Manhole walls should be constructed of precast Portland Cement concrete block of proper radius, conforming to the New Jersey Department of Transportation Standard Specifications, For Road and Bridge Construction, 1989, Section 603 and N.J.A.C. 7:9.
All joints between blocks shall be completely filled with cement mortar consisting of one part Portland Cement and two parts sand. Joints shall be made to produce a smooth and uniform surface. The outside and inside surface of each manhole shall be plastered 1/2 inch thick and troweled smooth with cement mortar of the same consistency. The outside plastered surface shall be painted with one seal coat of coat tar or asphalt, Koppers No. 50 or approved equal.
Manhole Bottom: Upon completion of excavation for standard manholes, six inches of crushed stone shall be placed prior to placement of concrete. Manhole bottoms shall be of 3,000 psi concrete of dimensions as shown on the approved plans. Concrete channels shall be formed in the bottom with a minimum depth of two-thirds the sewer diameter, shall slope to the outlet, and shall have as smooth a surface as possible. Where stubs at manholes are herein specified, channels shall be formed to connect with stubs. The surfaces of the bottom shall slope one inch to the channels.
3. 
Precast manholes. Manholes shall consist of a precast concrete base and precast barrel and precast reinforced concrete roof slab or precast reinforced concrete manhole cone. On shallow manholes, a precast slab-type top shall be used in place of the manhole cone. Precast "slab-type tops" of standards manufacture may be used providing detail drawings are submitted and approved.
Precast manhole sections shall be circular, tongue and groove type. They shall conform with the requirements of A.S.T.M. Designation C478-68, Class IV, or the latest applicable revision thereof. The minimum compressive strength of all sections shall be 4,000 psi. Lifting holes shall be tapered holes and shall be plugged with a rubber plug and mortar- finished flush with the walls. Joints shall be tongue and groove and shall be sealed by a continuous ring gasket, free from pits or other imperfections. When installed, the ring shall be enclosed and compressed continuously on all sides.
After the manhole is completed and prior to backfilling, all joints shall be filled with mortar and pointed to form a dense hard joint. Thereafter, one coat of coal tar or asphaltic pitch shall be applied to the surface of the manhole covering all mortared joints, lift holes, etc.
4. 
Brick collars. When necessary to bring the manhole frame to proper grade, brick collars shall be used. All brick shall be thoroughly wet before laying and shall be laid in a full bed and joint of mortar. Joints shall be 1/4 inch on the interior face and shall be struck smooth with the interior face. Brick shall be laid as headers with joints broken between courses and finished collar shall be plastered on the outside with cement mortar as shown and thoroughly waterproofed with two coats of asphaltic paint. The collar shall be completely sealed to prevent water intrusion. Brick shall conform to the requirements of ASTM C32 Grade MA.
5. 
Steps. Each manhole shall have drop-type aluminum steps, projecting six inches into the manhole, and shall extend through the wall. The steps shall be aluminum alloy 6061-T6 or equal as shown.
6. 
Cover and Frame. The manhole cover and frame shall be Type No. 1203 as manufactured by Campbell Foundry Company. Manhole cover shall be cast with the letters, "PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP SANITARY SEWER."
7. 
Pipe to Manhole Connection. All pipe to manhole connections shall be watertight flexible seals and shall meet Rubber Gasket Specifications ASTM C-443 and Test Performance Requirements ASTM C-425 for compression joints.
8. 
Watertightness. Each manhole shall be absolutely watertight. Manholes that are not watertight will not be accepted. Plastering on top of defective joint to correct leaky conditions will not be permitted.
Inspection and testing shall be performed by the Engineer to insure compliance with the requirements of Chapter 152, approved plans and specifications and the manufacturers' recommendations.
A. 
Inspection. Inspection of the work will be conducted at all times during construction. The Contractor shall cooperate and assist in the inspection of all work.
The inspection of newly installed sewers shall be done to detect and record any and all areas of improperly installed pipe. Improperly installed pipe shall include those sections of pipe that are broken, crushed, misaligned, deflected, or in any other way damaged; in which case, the Contractor shall be obligated to remove said damaged section of pipe and make all necessary repairs and/or replacement at the direction of and to the satisfaction of the Engineer, to affect the proper operation and capacity of the sewer.
B. 
Testing.
1. 
Infiltration. All infiltration noticeable during construction, whether an air exfiltration test has been performed or not, and judged to be above the allowable by the Engineer, shall be stopped and corrected immediately. Infiltration shall not exceed 50 gallons per inch of pipe diameter per mile per 24 hours.
Rates of infiltration shall be determined by means of V-notch weirs or pipe spigot in an approved manner and at such times and locations as may be directed by the Engineer during the progress and at the completion of the work.
Testing shall be conducted during the progress of the work, at the time and over completed pipe sections as determined by the Engineer. No test shall be accepted unless witnessed by the Engineer or his authorized representative. Maximum length of test sections shall be 2,000 feet. All visible leaks shall be made tight and tests shall be repeated until the results are satisfactory.
2. 
Deflection (Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe Only). After all polyvinyl chloride pipe has been laid and trenches backfilled, a deflection test shall be performed on each section of pipeline between manholes. The maximum allowable deflection shall be 5.0% and the device for testing shall be a properly sized mandrel.
3. 
Low Pressure Air Exfiltration Test. After the pipe has been laid and backfilled, a low pressure air test shall be made on each section of pipe. Air shall be slowly supplied to the unplugged section of pipe to be tested until the internal air pressure reached 4.0 psi greater than the average back pressure of a groundwater that may submerge the pipe. At least two minutes shall be allowed for temperature stabilization before proceeding further. The back pressure of any groundwater caused by the water head above the center line of the pipe must be determined by a method approved by the Engineer. This back pressure must be added to the standard test pressures to compensate for the groundwater effect on the air test. Maximum length of test sections shall be 650 feet.
The rate of air loss shall then be determined by measuring the time interval required for the internal pressure to decrease from 3.5 psi to 2.5 psi greater than the average back pressure of any groundwater that may submerge the pipe.
The pipeline shall be considered acceptable, when the time interval for the 1.0 psi pressure drop is not less than the holding time required by the Engineer.
If the pipe installation fails to meet these requirements, the Contractor shall repair or replace all defective materials or workmanship. The complete pipe installation shall meet the requirements of this test.
Where sewer service is requested by any commercial or industrial establishment or by any institution, such as a school, hospital, nursing home and the like, the applicant shall provide engineering drawings and specifications to be reviewed by the Township Engineer. The applicant shall obtain all required permits and approval and shall have full financial responsibility for installation of the sewer service.
Extensions to or changes in the public sewer system may be initiated by the governing body by petition from property owners, or by application from a real estate developer. If such extension or change is deemed advisable by the governing body, it shall prescribe the terms and conditions under which the extension shall be made and shall require written acceptance thereof by the petitioners or applicant.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process water into any public or private sanitary sewer system or individual sanitary sewage disposal facility.
Stormwater, cooling water and all other unpolluted process water or drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Health Officer.
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described wastes or waters to any public or private sanitary sewer system or individual sanitary sewage disposal facility:
A. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 65° C.
B. 
Any water or waste which may contain more than 100 parts per million, by weight, of fat, oil or grease.
C. 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
D. 
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded.
E. 
Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure or any other solid or viscous substance capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewer or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works.
F. 
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.0 or having other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works or sewers.
G. 
Any waters or wastes containing a toxic or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process that constitute a hazard to humans or animals, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant.
H. 
Any waters or wastes containing suspended solids of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense is required to handle such materials at the sewage treatment plant.
I. 
Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance capable of creating a public nuisance.
A. 
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Health Officer, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts of any flammable wastes, sand and other harmful ingredients, except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Health Officer, and shall be located as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
B. 
Grease and oil interceptors shall be constructed of impervious materials capable of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperature. They shall be of substantial construction, watertight and equipped with easily removable covers which, when bolted in place, shall be gastight and watertight.
C. 
Where installed, all grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be maintained by the owner, at his expense, in continuously efficient operation at all times.
A. 
The admission into the public sewers of any wastes or waters having a five-day biochemical oxygen demand greater than 300 parts per million, by weight, of suspended solids; or any quantity of substances having the characteristics described in 152.03.230; or an average daily flow greater than 2% of the average daily sewage flow of the Township sewage treatment plant, shall be subject to the review and approval of the Health Officer.
B. 
Where necessary in the opinion of the Health Officer and the Township Engineer, the owner shall provide, at his own expense, such preliminary treatment as may be necessary to:
(1) 
Reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to 300 parts per million by weight: or more than 350 parts per million, by weight, of suspended solids; or
(2) 
Reduce objectionable characteristics or constituents so that they do not exceed the maximum limits provided in 152.03.220; or
(3) 
Control the quantities and rates of discharge of such waters or wastes.
C. 
Plans, specifications and any other pertinent information relating to proposed preliminary treatment facilities shall be submitted for the approval of the Health officer and the Township Engineer. Construction of such facilities shall not be commenced until approval is obtained in writing.
D. 
Where preliminary treatment facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
When required by the Health Officer, the owner of any property served by a sewer lateral carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole in the house service connection to facilitate observation, sampling and measuring of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessible and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Township Engineer. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in 152.03.230 and 152.03.250 shall be determined in accordance with recognized standard methods for the examination of water and sewage, and shall be determined at the control manhole provided for in 152.03.260 or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. If a special manhole has not been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the street sewer to the point at which the sewer lateral is connected.
No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prevent a special agreement or arrangement between the Township and an industrial concern whereby industrial waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the Township for treatment subject to additional payment therefor by the industrial concern.
[Added 5-27-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-06]
A. 
Where required.
1. 
Fixtures and/or drain inlets subject to backflow and flooding from blocked or restricted public sewers shall be protected by a backwater valve.
2. 
Such situations include those where the flood level rim of fixtures and/or drain inlets are below the overflow level of the first upstream manhole in the public sewer that will overflow due to a blockage or flow restriction in the public sewer.
3. 
Backwater valves shall be installed in branches of the drainage system that receive flow only from fixtures and/or drains subject to such backflow from the public sewer.
4. 
Other portions of the drainage system not subject to such backflow shall drain directly to the public sewer.
B. 
Material standard and accessibility. Backwater valves shall conform to ASME A112.14.1 and be installed so that their internal working parts are accessible for periodic cleaning, repair or replacement.
C. 
Notice of installation of backwater valves. When backwater valves are installed in building sanitary drainage systems, a notice shall be posted at the building water service shutoff valve(s) describing where backwater valves are located.
[Amended 8-22-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
It shall be unlawful to allow illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Township of Pequannock as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Amended 8-22-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
For the purpose of this subsection of the ordinance, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.
DOMESTIC SEWAGE
Waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
ILLICIT CONNECTION
Any physical or non-physical connection that discharges domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Pequannock, unless that discharge is authorized under an NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Non-physical connections may include, but are not limited to leaks, flows or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Non-domestic waste, including but not limited to, those pollutants regulated under Section 307(a), (b), or (c) of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317 (a), (b), or (c)).
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Township of Pequannock or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
NJPDES PERMIT
A permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A.
NON-CONTACT COOLING WATER
Water used to reduce temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Non-contact cooling water may however contain algaecides, or binocles to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers, and/or corrosion inhibitors.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PROCESS WASTEWATER
Any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, byproduct, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
[Amended 8-22-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Pequannock any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
[Amended 8-22-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
This ordinance shall be enforced by the Health Officer of the Township of Pequannock.
[Amended 8-22-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000.
[Added 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003]
The Township of Pequannock will recognize certain claims for damages resulting from the backup of sewage from the public sewerage system onto certain private premises occurring after the effective date of this ordinance and occurring under the certain specific circumstances, all as hereinafter specified, notwithstanding the immunity from such claims afforded by Title 59 of the Statutes of the State of New Jersey but nevertheless without prejudice to any defense whatsoever that the Township may have as to any other similar claims not recognized hereunder.
[Added 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-24]
Claims recognizable hereunder shall be limited to only such claims for actual damage to property directly caused by contact with public sewage that has backflowed from the public sewerage main into which such private premises as the result of a blockage within a public sewerage main into which such private premises is connected. Specifically excluded are claims resulting from blockages within the sewerage system of private premises and any lateral or other type of connection leading from that sewerage system on private property into the public main, including the connection to the main, even though such lateral or other type of connection may be partially located in a public right-of-way. For the purpose of this section, the lateral or other type of connection shall include collar or other devices by which connection into the public main is made.
[Added 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-24]
Notwithstanding the foregoing, no claim shall be recognized in the event that the sewerage system upon the premises includes any drains or other appurtenances or other openings or receptacles below the highest point of the grade level of the lateral or other device connecting that sewerage system into the main unless there is installed a backflow preventer in the system at a point nearer to the connection to the public system than any of those drains, appurtenances, openings or receptacles with the exception of one cleanout opening before the backflow preventer which shall be securely sealed. Such backflow preventer must be such type as required under the plumbing code in effect at the time of the adoption of this Ordinance for new construction under such circumstances. Such required backflow preventer must have been maintained in accordance with the requirements of its manufacturer for the proper operation of such device and any cleanout opening required in connection therewith shall be kept securely sealed.
[Added 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-24]
Only individual owners of single-family, two-family or three-family residential dwelling premises who make such premises their primary residence and who own such premises in their own individual name or names, and from who insurance coverage the claim is either fully or partially excluded, shall be qualified to make a claim under this article.
[Added 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-24]
The Township will recognize such claims which otherwise qualify under this article only to the extent of such actual and direct compensatory damage against which the claimant exercised a reasonable effort in mitigation. Nominal, prospective, anticipated, speculative, remote, consequential and exemplary damages are excluded herefrom. Any claim partially covered by private insurance shall be excluded from coverage under this article to the extent of such private insurance coverage.
[Added 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-24]
The Township will compensate a qualifying claim for any of the aforesaid recognizable damages only as follows:
A. 
Cost of removal of sewage and of cleaning and sanitizing premises, fixtures and salvageable personality: 100% to a limit of $1,500.
B. 
The cost of repair to or replacement of damaged structure, fixtures or personality: 100% to a limit $2,500.
[Added 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-24]
Any claimant qualifying hereunder may seek recovery as herein provided by filing in writing an application signed and certified as to truthfulness by the qualifying owner of owners of the premises. Such application shall be filed with the Township Manager upon such form as he or she may hereafter require within five days of the discovery of the damage for which the recovery is sought. Any claim made thereafter shall be barred. The Township Manager shall determine whether and to what extent such claim is recognizable in accordance with the conditions and limitations hereinbefore provided. The Township Manager may thereupon forward the said claim to licensed claim adjuster of the State of New Jersey to be designated by the governing body for investigation and a determination as to the amount of compensation to be payable under this section if the Manager deems necessary. Both the Township Manager and the claims adjuster may require as they or either of them deem in their own discretion reasonably necessary such further proof and inspection; any applicant refusing any request for the same shall be disqualified for recovery hereunder. Such payment as determined to be payable shall not be paid to the claimant or claimants until each of them has duly executed a full and complete release from any and all further liability of the Township.
[Amended 7-22-2003; 9-12-2007]
No person shall break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is part of a private or public sewer system.
[Amended 7-22-2003; 9-12-2007]
The Township Engineer, Health Officer and other duly authorized officers and employees of the Township, bearing proper credentials and identification, shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurements, sampling and testing.
[Amended 7-22-2003; 9-12-2007]
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter except 152-41 shall be served by the Township with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
B. 
Any person who continues any violation beyond the time limit provided for in said notice described in Subsection A of this section or any person who violates the provisions of 152.040.020 shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation continues.
[Amended 7-22-2003; 9-12-2007]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be liable to the Township for any expense, loss or damage incurred by the Township by reason of such violation.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
The purpose of this subsection is to limit and reduce the inflow of additional water into the sanitary sewer system. By prohibiting the discharge of any storm, ground, well, sump pump, swimming pool, other natural precipitation or other sources of inflow into the Township's sanitary sewer system, the Township is seeking to reduce costs as well as protect against other damaging effects. The Township's sanitary sewer will and has on occasion been overloaded thereby creating the potential to cause significant damage or threat to the system. Further, all water that enters the system must be treated at the sewage treatment plant. Therefore, by reducing and eliminating this inflow of "clean water" into the sanitary sewer system and the subsequent unnecessary treatment, the expenses to the Township and the citizens will be reduced and will assist in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Township.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
PROPERTY OWNER
Any person who along, jointly or severally with others, shall have legal or equitable title to any premises, with or without accompanying actual possession.
SANITARY SEWAGE
The water carrying household and toilet waste from residences, business buildings, institutions, commercial and industrial establishments.
SEWERAGE SYSTEM
All facilities and appurtenances connected with the collection and conveyance system.
SUMP PUMP
A device used to convey water from areas of lower elevation in a building or yard to prevent accumulation of water or flooding.
SUMP PUMP PIPING
That part of the sump pump through which the effluents are carried to their discharge point.
WATERCOURSE
A natural or artificial channel through which water flows.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
A. 
No person shall connect any sump pump, floor drain, roof drain, and/or related apparatus to any sanitary sewer line. No property owner shall allow any sump pump, floor drain, roof drain, and/or related apparatus which has been connected to remain connected to any sanitary line.
B. 
Any sump pump which was connected to the sanitary sewer system may, upon disconnection from the system after adoption of this Ordinance, discharge into an established watercourse (i.e. a catch basin, storm sewer, street gutter) or a natural drainage course. Where an established watercourse is not available sump pumps may discharge into a seepage pit or a rear or side yard, if such rear or side yard is capable of absorbing the discharge without draining onto neighboring properties. If a seepage pit is used it shall not be constructed within 10 feet of an adjoining property line whether public or private.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-0]
A. 
Notwithstanding compliance with the regulations in this section whenever sump pump discharge causes an icy condition on either a sidewalk or street, the owner of record must:
(1) 
Spread an abrasive material on the street and/or sidewalk to provide traction for the safe progress of vehicles and/or pedestrians thereon.
(2) 
Immediately cease discharging in the manner which creates such a condition.
(3) 
Install/provide a permanent remedy within 180 days.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
A. 
Prohibited discharges. No person or entity shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, ground water, roof runoff, yard drainage, yard fountain, swimming pool, pond overflow or any other substance other than sanitary sewage into the sanitary sewer collection system. No person, business or other entity shall discharge or cause to be discharged any hazardous substances into any public sewers.
B. 
Amnesty Period for Disconnection.
(1) 
On or before December 31, 2016 any person, business or other entity who shall have a connection described above and who shall voluntarily report said connection to the Township, so that said illegal connection shall be remedied, shall have any and all permit and inspection fees waived by the Township. This waiver of fees applies only to Township fees and does not include the actual cost of remediation or any State surcharges.
(2) 
After December 31, 2016, any person, business or other entity in violation of Subsection 152.07.050 A. that fails to voluntarily report such connection by December 31, 2016, shall be liable for all permit fees, inspection fees and connection fees as required by the Township, to remedy the illegal connection.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
The Township Engineer, Plumbing Inspector or other duly authorized representative is hereby authorized to request entrance to any property for the purpose of inspecting, observing, testing and sampling to confirm that there is no sump pump and/or other prohibited discharge into the sanitary sewer system in violation of the regulations.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
A. 
A surcharge as provided in Subsection 152.07.080 will be imposed on any property found to have a sump pump connected to the sanitary sewer system after December 31, 2016. The surcharge will continue until the sump pump has been inspected and found to be proper disconnected from the sanitary sewer system. The surcharge shall be in addition to any fine or other penalty provided for the violation of this chapter.
B. 
A surcharge as provided in Subsection 152.07.080 will be imposed on any property which has sanitary sewer service where the owner or occupant has failed to schedule an appointment with the Township for inspection to determine compliance with this chapter within 60 days of receiving a notice to schedule the inspection from the Township. Said property shall remain subject to the surcharge until it is determined there is no violation or the violation has been abated. The surcharge shall be in addition to any fine or other penalty provided for the violation of this chapter.
C. 
All disconnections of said illicit connections shall be accomplished by a complete and permanent method and performed in a competent manner and inspected by the Township Engineer or other duly authorized representative. Any disconnection, plugging, capping, re-routing, altering or modifying must be done in accordance with all applicable State and municipal construction codes.
D. 
After issuance of the surcharge pursuant to Subsection 152.07.080, if the property owner, tenant, landlord or other person with a property interest remedies the illicit connection, said property owner, tenant, landlord or other person with a property interest shall call the Township Engineer for a follow-up inspection by the Township Engineer or other duly authorized representative. Upon certification that the illicit connection has been remedied, the surcharge shall be lifted, beginning the quarter following the inspection for which a property was subject to the surcharge.
[Added 4-26-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
A. 
A surcharge of $150 per quarter is hereby imposed upon every sewer utility bill to property owners, tenants, landlords or other persons with a property interest for the following conditions:
(1) 
Not in compliance with this Ordinance.
(2) 
Failure to schedule a property inspection.