Township of Pequannock, NJ
Morris County
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Pursuant to the New Jersey Statues Annotated 58:11.23 et seq. including 58:11-36 and 13:B-3 and the amendments and supplements thereto, there is adopted Chapter 7:10-12.1 through 7:10-12.42 of the New Jersey Administrative Code and the supplements and additions thereto.
No person or corporation shall locate, construct, or alter any public non-community or non-public water systems without the prior approval of the Health Department.
A. 
The Health Department shall examine all applications for permits, and approve or deny in whole or in part the application, within 20 business days. If the application is denied in whole or in part, the Health Department shall set forth the reason therefore in writing. If the Health Department fails to grant in whole or in part or deny an application within 20 days, such failure shall be deemed a denial of the application for the purposes of an Appeal as provided by law, unless such period of time has been extended with the consent of the applicant.
B. 
Suspension of Permit. Any permit issued shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within nine months after the issuance of the permit. The Health Department may consider an extension beyond the one-year period, on written application, explaining the reason for the delay. Said extension, if granted, shall not exceed three months commencing from the original date of termination.
C. 
Approved plans. The Department of Health shall stamp or endorse in writing the approved plans. One set of approved plans shall be retained by the Department of Health and the other set shall be kept on the construction site open to inspection to the Health Department or its authorized representative at all reasonable times.
D. 
Revocation of Permits. The Health Department may revoke a permit or approval issued under the provision of this code in case of any false statement or misrepresentation of fact in the application or in the plans on which the permit or approval was based.
E. 
Posting of Permit. A true copy of the permit shall be kept on the site of operations open to inspection at all times until the work is completed.
F. 
Notice of start. At least twenty-four-hour notice of start of work under a water system permit shall be given to the Health Department.
G. 
Conditions of Permit. The issuance of the water system permit shall be conditioned upon the following:
1. 
The payment of appropriate fees;
2. 
That work will conform to the approved application, plans and specifications for which the permit has been issued, including prior approvals and any amendments thereto;
3. 
That the permit is a license to proceed with the work and shall not be construed as authority to violate, cancel or amend any of the provisions of the regulations;
4. 
That the owner, his agent, contractor or other employees will assist the enforcing agency in its inspection work, if requested.
There shall be a fee established as follows:
A. 
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate, construct, or alter a public non-community or non-public water system, $75.
B. 
For each reinspection of a public non-community or non-public water system or part thereof, caused by the failure of the permittee to locate, construct, or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the code adopted by this chapter, an inspection fee of $15. shall be charged.
New public non-community or non-public water systems 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 system for potable water, until the Health Department shall have issued a certificate indicating that such water system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the code adopted by this chapter. Issuance of such certificate shall be required for alterations to an existing public non-community or non-public water system.
No person shall own or operate a public, non-community or non-public water system which is designed, constructed, operated, or maintained in a manner that will not provide potable water as defined in this chapter.
The Board of Health in which a violation occurs shall have the right to order all further work in and about any water supply system, which is being erected or installed in violation of this act, to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation, and, thereafter to continue such work without any violation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance, and after the 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 system, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid and any person or corporation who, after having been served with a copy of such an order, shall do any work or cause or permit any work to be done in or about the same, except such as is hereinbefore provided, shall be liable to a penalty of $200 to be collected and enforced by summary proceedings for the collection of penalties pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law."