Township of Cherry Hill, NJ
Camden County
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[Ord. #64-4, § 3, 1-27-64]
As used in this section:
HOUSEKEEPING UNIT
Shall mean a single use area containing any one (1) or more of the following: sink for kitchen use, garbage disposal, dishwasher, clothes washer, together with any combination of two (2) or more of the following: toilet, washstand or basin, tub, shower.
INDEPENDENT TRAILER COACH
Shall mean a trailer coach that has a toilet or bathtub or shower.
LIVING AREA
Shall mean gross area within a dwelling unit including hallways, storage areas, laundry rooms and utility rooms, physically located within the owned or rented area of the sewer user.
NON-HOUSEKEEPING UNIT
Shall mean a single use area containing any combination of two (2) or more of the following: toilet, washstand or basin, tub, shower, and not containing any sink for kitchen use, garbage disposal, dishwasher or clothes washer.
SUPPLY WATER OUTLET
Shall mean each individual outlet from which water entering the sanitary sewerage system flows.
[Ord. #64-4, § 1, 1-27-64; Ord. #78-54, § 1, 8-14-78; Ord. #83-56, § 1, 1-9-84; Ord. #85-27, § 1, 5-13-85]
Any premises now or hereafter constructed within a distance of two hundred (200') feet of any public sanitary sewer now or hereafter laid in a street or right-of-way, adjacent to or over the lands on which the premises are constructed, shall be connected with the sewer, unless the connection shall require tunneling under a highway, and all cesspools or privy vaults existing or maintained for such premises shall, after the completion of the sewer, be emptied and filled with fresh earth and shall not thereafter be used as a receptacle for filth of any kind. This subsection shall not apply to homes that exist on the effective date of this section where the public sanitary sewer is installed as part of a project funded by a partial ordinance providing the funding for the public sanitary sewer.
[Ord. #64-4, § 1, 2, 1-27-64]
No person shall make any connection with the sewer systems in the Township whether privately or municipally owned without first having made application for and secured a permit to make such connection. The application shall be in writing, signed by the owner of the property or his/her duly authorized agent, directed to the Director of Public Works, on forms furnished by the Township, clearly designating the property, its location, the owner's name and address, the purpose for which the premises are to be used, a general description of the premises, and such other information which may be reasonably required to fulfill the requirements of this section.
[Ord. #64-44, §§ 2, 3, 9-28-64; Ord. #64-57, § 2, 12-28-64; Ord. #71-54, § 2, 12-27-71; Ord. #74-81, § 2, 12-23-74; Ord. #78-54, § 2, 8-14-78; Ord. #80-27, § 1, 4-28-80; Ord. #83-53, § 1, 12-27-83; Ord. #83-56, § 2, 1-9-84; Ord. #84-19, § 1, 5-16-84; Ord. #85-27, § 2, 5-13-85; Ord. #90-14, §§ 1, 2, 3-12-90; Ord. #2004-13, § 1, 9-13-04]
The Township Engineer or his/her designee, shall issue a permit pursuant to a properly filed application upon payment of fees in accordance with the following schedule:
a. 
Basic fee for all applications, per application in addition to which shall be charged for connections to municipality owned systems twenty ($20.00) dollars.
b. 
The fee for connecting any dwelling unit to the sewer system, including single family homes, apartments, condominiums, townhouses and any multiple unit single family homes, apartments, condominiums or townhouses, either by way of a major subdivision or site plan, shall be two thousand two hundred ($2,200.00) dollars. Payment of connection fees for all units shall be required prior to the issuance of an initial building permit(s).
c. 
The fee for connecting any boarding house, lodging house, nursing home, hotel or motel shall be eight hundred fifty ($850.00) dollars per sleeping unit, plus the charge fixed by paragraph d following for related facilities.
d. 
All classes of users other than those set forth in paragraphs b and c above shall pay a connection fee based upon the estimated daily average sewerage flow during usage period as determined by the Township Engineer. The charge per gallon per day of sewerage flow shall be four dollars and thirty-five ($4.35) cents, but in no case shall the connection charge be less than the charge for a one (1) family residence unit.
e. 
Septage delivery by a registered septic waste hauler may be accepted at Township sewage treatment facilities if the Township facilities have adequate capacity to accommodate the domestic septage generated from municipalities described by the State Department of Environmental Protection. No septage will be accepted from a private hauler unless he/she holds a valid certificate from the State Board of Public Utility Commissioners, a registration certificate from the State Department of Environmental Protection, and also is currently registered with the Township Health Department as described in subsection 17-8.18 of this chapter as amended. There will be a five ($5.00) dollar annual filing fee with the Township Health Department for permitting delivery of septage into the Township sewage treatment facilities. Septage treatment cost will be charged by the Township Water Pollution Control Division at the rate of seven ($.07) cents per gallon. The increases in connection fees authorized by this subsection shall not apply to single family homes to be assessed in whole or in part for the cost of the sewer line which single family connection fee shall be charged at the rate in effect when the local improvement ordinance went into effect.
f. 
The additional charges established under paragraphs b and c, shall be reduced by the assessment for the installation of sewer facilities levied against the benefited property covered by the application.
g. 
The additional charges established under paragraphs b and c, shall be inapplicable where a builder, without charge to the Township, constructs or has constructed, enlarges or contributes, to a Township owned sewer plant, pumping station, force main, or other Township facility, in which case a contract shall be entered into between the Township and the builder authorizing permits to be issued hereunder for a specific number of connections at a negotiated charge which may give credit against the charges computed on the basis of paragraphs b, c, d and e up to seventy-five (75%) percent of the value of the additions to the Township facilities contributed to the Township by the builder, it being the intent of this provision that such credit shall be applied only to contributed facilities which represent capacities greater than required for the builder's needs as planned at the time of the approval of the contract with the Township.
h. 
If it is specifically found and determined by resolution of the Township Council that it is advantageous and desirable to the Township to have the benefit of rentals from a connection in a specific case where the connection to the Township's system cannot be legally required to be made, and that the benefit to be derived to the Township from such rentals outweighs the loss which would be sustained in eliminating a connection fee, the Township Council may, in such resolution, in order to induce the connection to be made to the Township's system, and secure to the Township the benefit therefrom, waive the connection fee which would ordinarily be required by the terms hereof.
[Ord. #64-4, § 4, 1-27-64]
a. 
No connection shall be made to the sewer systems except by a licensed registered plumber and only under the supervision and approval of the Director of Public Works or his/her designee. The procedure for such connection shall be as follows: Upon receiving the permit as aforesaid, the applicant shall inform the Director of Public Works or his/her designee at what time on the following day, or as soon thereafter as may be possible, the trench will be opened and the main uncovered ready for the connection with the lateral. The connection shall not be covered until it has been inspected and approved by the Director of Public Works or his/her designee.
b. 
Where it is necessary that any street in the Township be excavated in order to connect any laterals, the applicant shall comply with the requirements of the Township's street opening regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: For street opening regulations see Section 20-1, Excavation in Streets and Rights-of-Way, of this Code.
c. 
The applicant shall, at his/her own cost or expense, make or cause to be made all necessary excavations in the street or highway without damage to the main, shall cause the paving and earth so excavated to be deposited in a manner which will occasion the least inconvenience to the public, shall provide for the passage of water along the gutters, and shall cause the paving, flagging and road-bed to be restored as quickly as possible, to as good a condition as same was prior to excavation, and shall also be responsible for all damage by reason for all such excavation, for the imperfect filling in of same. In any cases where the street must be left open at night, same must be barricaded and marked with the proper danger signals.
[Ord. #88-35, § 1, 6-27-88]
Upon the adoption of a sewer connection ban, the Township shall issue sewer connection approvals in the affected ban areas after a sewer connection ban exemption, pursuant to the requirements of this section, has been granted by the Township and approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
[Ord. #88-35, § 3, 6-27-88]
The Township presumes that all applicants have knowledge of the sewer connection ban after its effective date.
[Ord. #88-35, § 7, 6-27-88]
The application for a sewer connection ban exemption shall be on a form provided by the Township Clerk and accompanied by a check payable to the Township in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) dollars to cover application review fees. The applicant shall submit a plan for water conservation and provide other relevant documentation in connection with the application.
[Ord. #88-35, § 5, 6-27-88]
All applications shall include a plan for water conservation plumbing, and the implementation of such a plan shall be a condition to the granting of any exemption.
[Ord. #88-35, § 4, 6-27-88]
An applicant for an exemption from a sewer connection ban must prove to the satisfaction of the Township that it meets one (1) of the following criteria:
a. 
If the Township, prior to November 3, 1986, has issued a building permit, or preliminary or final subdivision approval, provided that construction of improvements has taken place, the remaining construction covered by the permit or approval may be eligible for an exemption. The application must show that, in good faith reliance upon the permit or approval, substantial expenditures, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:14A-12.22, have been made by the applicant for physical improvements to the property prior to the effective date of the ban.
b. 
If an existing building or group of buildings with subsurface disposal systems constructed prior to the effective date of the ban is certified by the Camden County Health Department to be presently creating a health hazard due to overflow, contamination of surface or groundwater, or other malfunction, and the system cannot be reasonably rehabilitated, an exemption may be granted.
c. 
If the application is a request to allow the connection of a proposed project which is publicly owned or operated, an exemption may be granted if in the opinion of the Township there exists a sufficient public need for the proposed facility and there are no other reasonable alternatives.
d. 
If the application is to replace an existing building or buildings, an exemption may be granted if:
1. 
The existing building, structure or unit with an existing sewer connection was in use at the time that the sewer connection ban was implemented.
2. 
The building, structure or unit is in the same location as the existing building, structure or unit.
3. 
The proposed construction will create flow equal to or less than the former building, structure or unit.
e. 
If the application is for a proposed project to be constructed or operated on a tax lot that was in existence prior to the effective date of the ban, an exemption may be granted, if the proposed project will have a total design, using N.J.D.E.P. criteria in N.J.A.C. 7:9-1 et seq., of less than four hundred (400) gallons per day of sewerage flow. The Township may decide that no exemption will be granted in this category and that all connections are banned unless they meet one (1) of the other categories outlined in this section.
f. 
If the proposed connection is for a groundwater remedial action that was approved by N.J.D.E.P. prior to the effective date of the sewer connection ban.
[Ord. #88-35, § 2, 6-27-88]
The applicant shall have the burden of proof that the proposed connection will comply with the standards of this section.
[Ord. #88-35, §§ 8, 9, 6-27-88]
a. 
The Township Engineer shall review each application, shall consider its merits and supporting evidence, and shall determine whether the applicant has sustained the burden of proof in meeting the applicable criteria of this section and, thereupon, make a recommendation for formal action by the Township Council.
b. 
Before making a recommendation, the Township Engineer may request that the applicant supply additional documentation. When additional information is not supplied as requested, the Township may deny the exemption.
[Ord. #88-35, §§ 4, 10—12, 6-27-88]
a. 
The Township Council shall adopt a resolution to either grant or deny the application after consideration of the Township Engineer's recommendation and the applicant's presentation of the need for such exemption.
b. 
If the Township denies the request for an exemption, that decision shall be final.
c. 
Upon granting of an exemption by the Township, the application, including appropriate documentation and endorsing resolution, shall be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for final approval or denial.
d. 
No exemption shall be granted to any party who subsequently proceeds with a proposed project and thereby increases or creates the hardship which is the basis for the requested exemption.
[Ord. #88-35, § 13, 6-27-88]
An exemption granted for a specific property is not transferable to any other property and is only transferable to another person upon written application to and approved by the Township for the same property if the original circumstances which justified granting the exemption have not changed.
[Ord. #88-35, § 14, 6-27-88]
This section shall automatically expire upon the expiration of Township imposed sewer connection ban, or in the case of a Court ordered ban, the lifting of the moratorium by the Court.
[Ord. #64-4, § 5, 1-27-64]
No person shall cause willful or malicious damage to any part of any of the Township's sewage disposal plants or facilities or cause or permit any acid, chemical or substance that may cause damage to flow into the sewer system. No person shall suffer or permit any acid, chemical or substance whatever to be thrown in the sewage disposal beds or into the system that will in any way interfere with the normal functions of the systems or disposal beds. No person shall drain rain or surface water or water from any cellar or excavation into the sewer system.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
As used in this section:
AQUATIC LIFE
Shall mean the aggregate of organisms in a body of water.
B.O.D. (BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND)
Shall mean the quantity of oxygen, expressed in mg/l, utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty (20°C) degrees Centigrade. The standard laboratory procedure shall be found in the latest edition of "Standard Methods For the Examination of Water and Wastewater" published by the American Public Health Association.
COMPOSITE SAMPLING
Shall mean a combination of individual samples of water or wastewater taken at selected intervals, generally hourly for some specified period, to minimize the effect of the variability of the individual sample. Individual sample may have equal volume or may be roughly proportioned to the flow at the time of sampling.
CONCENTRATION
Shall mean the amount of given substance dissolved in a unit volume of solution, the process of increasing the dissolved solids per unit volume of solution, usually by evaporation of the liquid.
DISSOLVED SOLIDS
Shall mean the anhydrous residue of the dissolved constituents in water or wastewater.
EFFLUENT
Shall mean wastewater or other liquid, partially or completely treated, or in its natural state, flowing out of a reservoir, basin, treatment plant, or industrial treatment plant, or part thereof.
INDUSTRIAL USER
Shall mean an industry that discharges an effluent of partially treated or waste in its natural state into the municipal sanitary sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER
Shall mean solid, liquid or gaseous substances or forms of energy ejected or escaping in the course of any industrial, manufacturing, trade, or business process in the course of development, recovering or processing of natural resources but not residential sewage.
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER HOLDING
Shall mean storage of liquid wastes from industrial processes, as distinct from domestic or sanitary wastes.
INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Shall mean treatment of liquid wastes from industrial processes, as distinct from domestic or sanitary wastes, to acceptable level prior to discharge into the municipal sewer system.
MANHOLE
Shall mean a shaft or chamber leading from the surface of the ground to a sewer, large enough to enable a man to gain access to the latter.
MEASURING DEVICES
Shall mean a system in which meters are used at all strategic points on main supply lines, pumping stations, reservoir outlets, connections to other political subdivisions and at each consumer's service.
mg/l
Shall mean milligrams per liter.
NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Shall mean the State agency that is responsible for the administration and control of the waters of the State and effluents discharged into same.
PEAK DISCHARGES
Shall mean the maximum quantity that occurs over a relatively short period of time. Also called "peek demand", or "peak load".
STANDARD METHOD
Shall mean a standard procedure to identify or test every parameter or pollutant specified in this ordinance in accordance with the current Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater published by the American Public Health Association or test procedures described in 40 C.F.R. 136.3 and any procedures amendatory or supplemental thereto.
pH
Shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration and indicates the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a substance. An established "pH" which does not change beyond the specified limits when the waste is subjected to aeration. It shall be determined by the Standard Method.
SAMPLES
Shall mean a portion of flow measurement to obtain an adequate portion of water or waste for analytical purposes. May be designed for taking single sample (grab) composite sample, periodic sample.
SANITARY SEWER
Shall mean a sewer which carries sewage or authorized industrial wastes and into which storm surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.
SEWAGE
Shall mean any substance that contains any of the waste products or excrement or other discharge from the bodies of human beings or animals.
SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES
Shall mean an arrangement of devices and structures equipped for treatment and disposal of wastes.
SLUG
Shall mean any discharges of water, sewage, or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hours' concentration, or flow during normal operation.
STORM WATER
Shall mean the portion of the precipitation which runs off over the surface during a storm and for such a short period following a storm as the flow exceeds the normal or ordinary runoff.
TOTAL SOLIDS
Shall mean the sum of dissolved and undissolved constituents in water or wastewater.
TOWNSHIP REPRESENTATIVE
Shall mean the Director of Public Works, Superintendent of Water Pollution Control or their duly authorized designee.
TOWNSHIP SEWERAGE SYSTEM
Shall mean all facilities owned or operated by the Township, which are used for collecting, pumping, transporting, treating and disposing of sewage.
TOXIC SUBSTANCE
Shall mean any noxious or deleterious substance in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, or injures or interferes with any sewage treatment process, to constitute a hazard to humans or animals, to create a public nuisance, or to create any hazard in any sewerage system or in the receiving waters of a sewage treatment plant.
WASTE
Shall mean something that is superfluous or rejected, something that can no longer be used for its originally intended purpose.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
Customers discharging such wastes as industrial users, shall be in compliance with Federal pretreatment standards in accordance with Section 307 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. Disposal into the sewer system of any pollutant by any person is unlawful except in compliance with Federal standards promulgated pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 and any more stringent standards necessitated by local conditions. No industrial waste or effluents shall be discharged into the sewerage system except upon compliance of the following:
a. 
All industrial users shall apply for a sewer connection permit with the Department of Public Works, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 along with a filing fee of one hundred ($100.00) dollars. All industrial users are to supply detailed information as to the type of processes employed and a complete detailed breakdown of all products used in the process and a chemical analysis of the effluent from the process that will be discharged into the municipal sewerage system. A drawing in detail is necessary for each operation including all raw materials additions, end products, by products, and liquid and solid wastes indicating all discharge locations into the municipal sewerage system. All permit applicants are subject to final approval of the Township Engineer or his/her designee prior to the issuance of a permit to discharge. All permits shall expire on March 31 annually. All permit applications for renewal are to be submitted each year through the Department of Public Works, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002, along with a filing fee of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars. All renewal permits will be subject to review and final approval by the Township Engineer or his/her designee.
b. 
The application submitted by a corporation must be signed by the principal executive officer of that corporation or by an official of the rank of Corporate Vice President or above who reports directly to such principal executive officer to make the application on behalf of the corporation. In the case of a partnership or a sole proprietorship, the application must be signed by a general partner or proprietor.
c. 
Where an application involves a governmental discharge, the person signing on behalf of a municipal, County or intrastate regional governmental unit, if the applicant is a State or multi-state agency, the application must be signed by that agency's principal executive officer or one who reports directly to him/her and is authorized to make the application on behalf of the governmental unit. Applications submitted by an agency of the United States should be signed by an official who is authorized to evaluate environmental factors on an agency-wide basis.
d. 
Furnish all information necessary to determine the quantity of the wastewater, the nature and quality of the materials therein and other characteristics of the wastewaters and agree in writing to bear the cost of initial and any subsequent chemical analysis and laboratory tests. Unless otherwise specified in writing, the industrial user must supply at his own cost, weekly laboratory analysis to the Township for selected concentrations of composite samples. All sampling and testing should be performed by a laboratory approved by the Township.
e. 
Provide at the industrial user's connection with the Township's sanitary sewerage system, adequate means of sampling for periodic determination of all characteristics and concentrations of the wastewater.
f. 
Agree that industrial wastewater discharged or proposed to be discharged into the Township sewerage system shall be subject to analysis by the Township, agents of the treatment works, State agency or E.P.A. and will be permitted to enter all properties of the contributing industry for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing.
g. 
Cooperate by adopting and enacting such schedules of discharge that will minimize peak concentrations.
h. 
Produce wastewater of quality acceptable to the Township by reducing its peak discharges by construction of equalization or pre-treatment by methods approved by the Township, in the event that materials in wastewater discharged or to be discharged cause or threaten injury to the sewerage systems or treatment plants or impair the sewage treatment process or unduly increase the cost of operation thereof. Industrial users having or requiring industrial wastewater holding or wastewater treatment facilities which are proposed to discharge into the sanitary sewer system, shall furnish (in quadruplicate) complete engineering reports, plans and specifications covering connection to the Township's sanitary sewer system, industrial wastewater treatment facilities and measuring devices. This applies also to alterations and additions to connections or treatment facilities. Reports and supporting data therein referred to must be prepared by a professional engineer registered in the State. Industrial users shall not connect or proceed with the construction of any industrial wastewater treatment facilities or changes to existing wastewater treatment facilities unless plans and specifications covering the same have been approved by the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection and the Township.
i. 
Indemnify the Township for any damage caused by wastewater determined by the Township to have been discharged by the industrial user to the Township's sewerage system, Township treatment plants, their function and treatment processes. Such indemnification shall be in strict conformance with applicable local and State laws and shall be in effect during the life agreements between the industrial user and the Township.
j. 
Install a suitable device for continuously indicating, recording, and totalizing the flow of discharge to the sanitary sewer system and shall submit to the Township for approval specifications and plans for the complete metering installation.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
Users are prohibited to discharge wastes listed in 40 C.F.R. 128.131 and also are limited to discharge other effluents as follows:
a. 
Wastes that create fire or explosive hazards in a publicly owned treatment works.
b. 
Wastes which will cause corrosive or structural damage to treatment works but in no case with pH lower than five (5.0).
c. 
Any liquid with a pH in excess of nine (9.0).
d. 
Solid or viscous wastes in amounts that would cause obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the publicly owned treatment works.
e. 
Wastewaters at a flow rate or pollutant discharge rate which is excessive over relatively short time periods so that there is a treatment process upset and subsequent loss of treatment efficiency.
f. 
Any noxious or malodorous solids, liquids or gases, which whether singly or by interaction with other substances, are capable of creating a public nuisance or hazard to life preventing entry into the treatment facilities for their maintenance or repair.
g. 
Any toxic substances, chemical elements or compounds in quantities sufficient to impair the operation or efficiency of the sewage treatment facilities, or that will pass through the sewage treatment plant and cause the effluent thereof to exceed State or interstate water quality requirements for the receiving stream.
h. 
Industrial waste slugs having an average daily flow greater than five (5%) percent of the average daily sewage flow at the sewage treatment plants of the sewerage system.
i. 
Any radioactive isotopes without obtaining a special permit from the Township. Current U.S. Public Health Service Drinking Water Standard shall apply.
j. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature greater than one hundred twenty (120°F) degrees Fahrenheit.
k. 
Any waste or water containing more than 100 mg/l by weight of fats, oil or greases.
l. 
Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, bones, feathers, tires, plastic, wood, paunch manure, butchers' offal, or any other solids or viscous substances capable of causing obstruction to the flow or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage treatment works.
m. 
Any water or wastewater that contains cyanide in excess of concentration determined by multiplying 0.2 mg/l by the ratio of the average flow in the receiving stream to design flow of the sewage treatment works.
n. 
Any water or wastewater containing suspended solids of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense is required to handle such materials at the sewage treatment plant.
o. 
Any grit and sludge from pits of service stations or other commercial or industrial establishments, as well as overflow from the pits to cesspool and septic tanks.
p. 
Any gasoline or diesel engine cleanings or strippings of any kind from materials, supplies or equipment.
q. 
Any water or waste containing fluoride in excess of a concentration determined by multiplying 1.2 mg/l by ratio of the average low of the receiving stream to the design flow of the sewage treatment works.
r. 
All dumping of concentrated plating baths is excluded.
s. 
All sulfides are excluded.
t. 
All formaldehyde and carbide wastes are excluded.
u. 
Not over 5 mg/l of hydrogen sulfide, sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxide or any halogens.
v. 
Inflammable substances with flash point lower than one hundred eighty-seven (187°F) degrees Fahrenheit.
w. 
Maximum permissible totals solids - 5,000 mg/l.
x. 
Maximum dissolved solids permissible - 5,000 mg/l.
y. 
Suspended solids - maximum spec. gravity 2.80.
z. 
Antiseptic material - 100 mg/l. maximum
aa. 
All paints and paint wastes.
bb. 
Color Platinum Cobalt Standard - 100.
cc. 
Other concentrations regulated and values shown on the following tabulations:
ITEMS
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE CONCENTRATIONS
(mg/l)
Alkyl Benzene Sulfate
0.5
Arsenic (As)
0.05
Barium (Ba)
1.0
Beryllium (Be)
1.0
Cadmium (Cd)
0.01
Carbon Chloroform Extract
0.2
Chloride (Cl)
250.0
Chromium (Hexavalent Cr+6)
0.05
Copper (Cu)
0.1
Cyanides (CN)
0.2
Fluoride (F)
2.0
Iron (Fe)
15.0
Lead (Pb)
0.05
Manganese (Mn)
0.05
Mercury (Hg)
0.002
Nickel (Ni)
2.5
Nitrate (NO3)
10.0
Phenol
0.001
Phosphorus (P)
10.0
Selenium (Se)
0.01
Silver (Ag)
0.05
Sulfate (SO4)
250.0
Tin
1.0
Zinc (Zn)
0.3
Chlorine Demand
30.0
Inflammable Material & Petroleum Derivatives
Prohibited
Unshredded Garbage
Prohibited
Ashes, Feathers & Similar Solids
Prohibited
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
If substances for effluent standards are not shown in this section but found in current U.S. Drinking Water Standard, effluent limits shall not exceed four (4) times the limit in the drinking water standard. In addition all other standards described in N.J.A.C. 7:9-4.4 and Class FW-3, criteria of N.J.A.C. 779-4.6 and Toxic Pollutant Effluent Standards in 40 C.F.R. 129 shall apply. The limiting concentrations of any other materials not listed here nor found in the reference above and suspected to be toxic to aquatic life will be determined by the bioassays in accordance with the standard method.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
The Township may require lower concentrations if one (1) of the above parameters is in high concentration in the waste presently being treated at a water pollution control plant or if it is the opinion of the Township Engineer that the industrial wastewater is or would be detrimental to treatment efficiency. Unless other wastewater concentrations are determined by the Township to be more critical, the charge for treating industrial wastes shall be based on the following percent of sanitary sewage per gallon charge:
% Factor - 44 + 23*
(BOD5mg/l or
(250 mg/1
COD mg/l
500
Whichever is greatest)
Susp.
+ 31*
(solid mg/l **+2*
(250 mg/l
(Chlor. Demand mg/l)
15 mg/l)
* In cases where the quotient is less than one (1), one (1) shall not be used as the value in parentheses.
** In cases where suspended solids, in the opinion of the Township, do not represent the true characteristics of the solids loading, the Township reserves the right to use total solids instead of suspended solids.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
a. 
All meter or measuring devices installed or required to be used shall be under the control of the Township and accessible to the Township's representative during the operational hours of the industry. The industrial user for whom such measuring equipment is installed, at its own expense, shall be responsible for:
1. 
Maintenance and safekeeping;
2. 
All repairs whether by normal wear or other causes;
3. 
Quarterly certified calibration by the manufacturer;
4. 
Supply replacing of daily recording charts and safekeeping of the charts until collected by the Township's agents of the treatment works; State agency or E.P.A. will be permitted to enter all properties of the contributing industry for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing.
b. 
Cost for repairs or calibration if paid for by the Township shall be due and payable to the Township within thirty (30) days after written notification of such payment by the Township.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
The Township shall have the right to enter the establishment of an industrial user for inspection of the operation of industrial wastewater treatment facilities and the collection of samples from any component thereof.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
Bypassing of wastewaters of the industrial wastewater treatment facilities shall not be allowed under any circumstances. Any accidental spills, overflows, equipment or process failures shall be reported to the Township Division of Water Pollution Control and Township Health Department immediately, and confirmed in writing within ten (10) days with the explanation of cause and planned action to eliminate further recurrences.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
The Township's representatives shall have access during all reasonable hours to the premises housing water meters for the purpose of determining rate of water consumption.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 10-24-77]
The Township reserves the right to cancel any agreement between any industrial user and the Township after one (1) year. However, whenever it shall be found that a service installation or industrial wastewater treatment facility has been made contrary to these rules and regulations and constructed and operated in any other manner than that approved by the Township, the service shall be disconnected and removed within thirty (30) days. The services shall not again be supplied until the service installation and industrial wastewater treatment facilities are constructed and operated according to the rules and regulations of this section and all expenses and damages shall be paid by the industrial user or its successors.
[Ord. #77-58, § 2, 0-24-77]
The services also may be disconnected within thirty (30) days if it is found that the wastewater discharged by the industrial user do not conform to the rules and regulations stated herein.
[Ord. #73-54, § 3, 1-14-74]
As used in this section:
HOUSEKEEPING APARTMENT
Shall mean a single use area containing any one (1) or more of the following: sink for kitchen use, garbage disposal, dishwasher, clothes washer, together with any combination of two (2) or more of the following: toilet, washstand or basin, tub, shower.
[Ord. #73-54, § 1, 1-14-74]
The two (2) sewage districts previously set up under Ordinance 64-16, as amended and Ordinance 64-17, as amended, be and they are hereby consolidated.
[Ord. #73-54, § 2, 1-14-74]
There is imposed an annual sewer rental or charge for the use, operation, maintenance and construction of the sewers and sewerage system and disposal facilities of the construction of the sewers and sewage system and disposal facilities of the Township upon the owners of properties served thereby at the rates hereinafter set forth.
[Ord. #73-54, § 6, 1-14-74]
Any establishment upon which the sewer rental is imposed by subsection 17-5.5c hereof, which is not metered shall install a meter for all of its water consumption within thirty (30) days after being notified so to do and shall thereafter continuously maintain the same in proper working order. If the establishment fails to install and maintain a meter, the Township Director of Public Works shall cause a meter to be installed by the Township for which a monthly rental and maintenance charge of fifty ($50.00) dollars shall be made, added to and collected in the same manner as the sewer rental.
[Ord. #73-54, § 3, 1-14-74; Ord. #78-6, §§ 1—2, 2-27-78; Ord. #89-10, §§ 1—4, 3-13-89; Ord. #90-15, §§ 1—4, 3-12-90; Ord. #91-9, §§ 1—4, 3-25-91; Ord. #91-25, §§ 1—4, 5-13-91; Ord. #92-36; Ord. #92-43, § 4, 10-13-92; Ord. #2007-17, 6-25-07; Ord. #2009-16, 12-14-09; Ord. #2009-17, 12-14-09]
a. 
Sewer rental hereby imposed upon each separate private dwelling, each space available for each independent trailer and each housekeeping apartment shall be an annual charge of ninety-five ($95.00) dollars for those users who are connected to the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority treatment system as of January 1, 1991.
b. 
The sewer rental hereby imposed upon establishments pretreating their sewage by a method approved by the Director of Public Works, resulting in a clear effluent entering the Township's sewage system shall be one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars per year.
c. 
The sewer rental hereby imposed upon motels, non-housekeeping apartments, commercial businesses, manufacturing establishments and any establishment not otherwise covered hereby but connected to the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority as of January 1, 1991 shall be a semi-annual charge based upon the water consumption of the properties served, as measured by the quantity supplied at the rate of two ($2.00) dollars per seven hundred fifty (750) gallons of water used for the previous semi-annual period with a minimum charge of one hundred seventy-five ($175.00) dollars per year to be due on May 1 and November 1 of each year.
d. 
The rate for swim clubs will be one hundred thirty-three ($133.00) dollars per year to be billed each year on September 30 and is due by November 1 of each year. This fee will be retroactive for the years 1990, 1991, and 1992.
e. 
If it is specifically found and determined by resolution of Township Council that the flow of water is grossly disproportionate to the actual use of the sewerage system, rendering the imposition of a rental based on water consumption, unreasonable, discriminatory and inequitable as applied to a specific case, the Township Council may authorize the application of a different formula for the determination of the rental by written agreement in each such specific case, the effect of which shall be to require the user to pay its proper proportionate share of the costs to be defrayed by the sewer rental.
f. 
The sewer rental imposed upon each separate private dwelling, each space available for each independent trailer and each housekeeping apartment shall be an annual charge of seventy-five ($75.00) dollars for those users who are connected to the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority treatment system as of January 1, 1991.
[Ord. #73-54, § 4, 1-14-74; Ord. #78-6, § 3, 2-27-78; Ord. #79-50, § 1, 7-9-79; Ord. #85-72, § 1, 1-2-86; Ord. #91-9, § 7, 3-25-91; Ord. #91-25 § 7, 5-13-91]
The sewer rental shall be payable to the Tax Collector as follows:
a. 
The due date for residential sewer rental bills will be the first day of April each year, effective April 1, 1991.
b. 
Sewer rentals imposed by subsections 17-5.5b, c, and f shall be paid semi-annually on May 1 and on November 1 of each year.
c. 
If the sewer rental imposed is not paid within ten (10) days from the date due, same shall become delinquent and shall bear interest at a rate charged against delinquent taxes in the Township, and shall become a lien on the property and shall be collectible as in the case of other municipal taxes, charges or liens.
[Ord. #73-54, § 5, 1-14-74]
Whenever sewer service to any property begins after the first day or terminates before the last day of any semi-annual period, the sewer rental for such property for such semi-annual period shall be for that portion of the period during which the property is served.
[Ord. #74-1, § 6A, 1-28-74; Ord. #74-30, § 1, 7-8-74; Ord. #82-37, § 1, 7-26-82; Ord. #89-10 § 1; Ord. #90-15, § 5, 3-12-90; Ord. #91-9, § 5, 3-25-91; Ord. #91-25, § 5, 5-13-91; Ord. #93-21 § 1; Ord. #94-35 § 1; Ord. #99-1, § 1, 1-25-99]
a. 
The sewer rental imposed by subsection 17-5.5a shall not be imposed or collected on premises which have qualified for a senior citizen's deduction pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq.; premises which have qualified for a totally disabled veteran's exemption pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.10 and residential premises owned by persons certified to be totally disabled pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40 et seq.
b. 
Senior citizens attaining the age of sixty (60) or more and not eligible for free sewer service, may obtain a ten (10%) percent discount on their residence sewer bill by presenting proof of date of birth at the Tax Collectors Office.
[Ord. #89-10, § 6, 3-13-89; Ord. #2003-19, § 1, 10-14-03]
Those residences and businesses in Cherry Hill, which utilize the Pennsauken Sewage System or the Merchantville Sewer System, will be billed by Cherry Hill at the rate charged by Pennsauken or Merchantville.
[Ord. #90-15, § 6, 3-12-90; Ord. #91-9, § 6, 3-25-91; Ord. #91-25, § 6, 5-13-91]
A special fixed rate of fifteen thousand ($15,000.00) dollars shall be charged for sewer rental by the Garden State Race Track for the calendar year 1991.
[Ord. #2005-12, § 1, 5-9-05]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Township of Cherry Hill, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this subsection, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this subsection 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
Shall mean waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
ILLICIT CONNECTION
Shall mean any physical or nonphysical 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 Cherry Hill, unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Shall mean nondomestic 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)
Shall mean 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 Cherry Hill Township or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
NJPDES PERMIT
Shall mean 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
Shall mean 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 biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers, and/or corrosion inhibitors.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PROCESS WASTEWATER
Shall mean 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, by-product, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.
STORMWATER
Shall mean 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.
c. 
Prohibited Conduct. 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 Cherry Hill any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
d. 
Enforcement. This subsection shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Township of Cherry Hill.
e. 
Penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
[Ord. #2005-12, § 1, 5-9-05]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to prohibit the spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operated by the Township of Cherry Hill, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this subsection, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this subsection 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.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
Shall mean 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 Cherry Hill Township or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORMWATER
Shall mean 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.
c. 
Prohibited Conduct. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by Cherry Hill Township is prohibited.
The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also prohibited.
d. 
Exceptions to Prohibition.
1. 
Water line flushing and discharges from potable water sources.
2. 
Uncontaminated ground water (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising ground waters).
3. 
Air conditioning condensate (excluding contact and non-contact cooling water).
4. 
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff).
5. 
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows.
6. 
Residential car washing water and residential swimming pool discharges.
7. 
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water.
8. 
Flows from firefighting activities.
9. 
Flows from rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
(a) 
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following their use for their intended purposes; and
(b) 
Equipment used in the application of salt and de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing material applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded.
Rinsing of equipment, as noted in the above situation is limited to exterior, undercarriage, and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
e. 
Enforcement. This subsection shall be enforced by the Township of Cherry Hill Police Department and the Property Maintenance Division of the Community Development Department.
f. 
Penalties. Any person(s) who continues to be in violation of the provisions of this subsection, after being duly notified, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
[Ord. #2005-12, § 1, 5-9-05]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to establish a yard waste collection and disposal program in Cherry Hill Township, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this subsection, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this subsection 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.
CONTAINERIZED
Shall mean the placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STREET
Shall mean any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive, or other way, which is an existing State, County, or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the street lines.
YARD WASTE
Shall mean leaves and grass clippings.
c. 
Yard Waste Collection. Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the seven (7) days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and shall not be placed closer than ten (10') feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of such yard waste at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this subsection. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this subsection.
d. 
Enforcement. The provisions of this subsection shall be enforced by the Township of Cherry Hill Police Department and the Property Maintenance Division of the Community Development Department.
e. 
Penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
[Ord. #2005-12, § 1, 5-9-05]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste in Cherry Hill Township, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this subsection, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this subsection 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.
IMMEDIATE
Shall mean that the pet solid waste is removed at once, without delay.
OWNER/KEEPER
Shall mean any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any pet or otherwise have custody of any pet, whether or not the owner of such pet.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PET
Shall mean a domesticated animal (other than a disability assistance animal) kept for amusement or companionship.
PET SOLID WASTE
Shall mean waste matter expelled from the bowels of the pet; excrement.
PROPER DISPOSAL
Shall mean placement in a designated waste receptacle, or other suitable container, and discarded in a refuse container which is regularly emptied by the municipality or some other refuse collector; or disposal into a system designed to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and disposal.
c. 
Requirement for Disposal. All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet's solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person.
d. 
Exemptions. Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistance animal shall be exempt from the provisions of this subsection while such animal is being used for that purpose.
e. 
Enforcement. The provisions of this subsection shall be enforced by the Cherry Hill Township Property Maintenance Division of the Community Development Department.
f. 
Violations and Penalty. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
[Ord. #2005-12, § 1, 5-9-05]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by Cherry Hill Township, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this subsection, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this subsection 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.
FEED
Shall mean to give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting in the legal taking of fish and/or game.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
WILDLIFE
Shall mean all animals that are neither human nor domesticated.
c. 
Prohibited Conduct. No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by Cherry Hill Township, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).
d. 
Enforcement. This subsection shall be enforced by the Police Department of Cherry Hill Township. Any person found to be in violation of this subsection shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.
e. 
Violations and Penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
[Ord. #2005-12, § 1, 5-9-05]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to establish requirements to control littering in Cherry Hill Township, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this subsection, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this subsection 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.
LITTER
Shall mean any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which has been discarded, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, any bottle, jar or can, or any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspapers, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material, but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
LITTER RECEPTACLE
Shall mean a container suitable for the depositing of litter.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
c. 
Prohibited Acts and Regulated Activities.
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property other than in a litter receptacle, or having done so, to allow such litter to remain.
2. 
Whenever any litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this subsection, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this subsection.
d. 
Enforcement. This subsection shall be enforced by the Township of Cherry Hill Police Department and the Property Maintenance Division of Community Development.
e. 
Penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.
[Ord. #87-23, Preamble, 5-11-87]
The State of New Jersey has designated the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) as the planning and implementation agency for the transportation and treatment of wastewater in the County of Camden; and
The CCMUA has prepared a plan to transport and treat the wastewater of Camden County and is in the process of implementing the plan as amended and supplemented.
The Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, on December 2, 1986, ordered each municipal entity in Camden County to execute a specific form of service agreement as attached hereto and made a part hereof; and
By Resolution, the Township of Cherry Hill previously authorized signing the service agreement out of respect for the rule of law.
The Department of Environmental Protection has advised that failure to adopt this section will result in the CCMUA not qualifying for thirty three million ($33,000,000.00) dollars in Federal funding; and
A portion of the thirty-three million ($33,000,000.00) dollar Federal funding will be utilized to close down the Township's Kingston, Chestnut Terrace and Colwick plants, all three (3) of which are located in close proximity to single family homes and consequently have odor problems on those rare occasions when the plants malfunction.
[Ord. #87-23, § 1, 5-11-87]
The Township of Cherry Hill agrees to enter into the service agreement with the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority and hereby authorizes and directs the Mayor to execute the service agreement on behalf of the Township of Cherry Hill immediately following the lawful adoption of this section.
[Ord. #87-23, § 2, 5-11-87]
This section and the service agreement shall be filed in the Office of the Township Clerk located at 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002.
[Ord. #78-91, § 1, 1-8-79]
This section shall be known and may be cited as "Individual Sewage and Nonpublic Water System Regulation".
[Ord. #78-91, § 2, 1-8-79]
As used in this section:
All other definitions of language used in this section shall be referred to definitions provided in "Standards for Construction of Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems" (N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.1 et seq.) and "Standards for Construction of Public Non-Community and Non-Public Water Systems" (N.J.A.C. 7:10-3.1 et seq.).
[Ord. #78-41, § 4, 1-8-79]
a. 
No building permit for the construction of any realty improvement, to be served by individual subsurface sewage disposal system and/or nonpublic water system, shall be issued nor shall the construction of any realty improvement be started until a permit has been secured from the Health Department to locate and construct a proposed individual subsurface sewage disposal system or nonpublic water system (N.J.S.A. 58:11-25).
Certificate of occupancy shall not be issued for the said realty improvement unless and until a written statement is obtained from the Health Department certifying that the proposed sewage disposal system or water system are in compliance with said State laws and standards described in subsection 17-8.4.
b. 
New individual subsurface sewage disposal systems or nonpublic 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 the systems for sewage disposal or water supply until the Health Department shall have issued a certificate indicating that the disposal system or water system have been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid standards and State laws.
c. 
If any realty improvement is presently served by individual subsurface sewage disposal system, no building permit for an additional bedroom or any expansion of building, which may cause a substantially increased volume of house sanitary sewage, shall be issued nor shall the said expansion construction work be started until the Health Department fully reviews adequacy, efficiency, and possible capacity of existing sewage disposal system for accommodating increased sewage volume. If necessary, the existing sewage disposal system may be enlarged upon obtaining a permit from the Health Department.
d. 
No building permit for construction or expansion of parking lot shall be issued to any existing realty improvement served by individual sewage disposal system unless and until the Health Department is assured that the parking lot construction or expansion is not hindering function of disposal system as a result of covering the system or by creating surface runoff to collect onto the disposal system area.
e. 
No final subdivision approval shall be granted for a proposed realty improvement which will rely on individual subsurface disposal system and nonpublic water supply system unless and until the Health Department has granted a permit for construction or alteration of the sewage disposal and water supply systems in accordance with this section and State standards and State laws.
[Ord. #78-91, § 3, 1-8-79]
No person shall locate, construct, repair, enlarge, remove, demolish or alter any part of individual subsurface sewage disposal system and nonpublic water system unless and until a permit for such purpose has first been secured from the Department of Health and Welfare of said Township (hereinafter referred to as the Health Department), upon submitting an application in accordance with "Standards for Construction of Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems" (hereinafter referred to as "Sewage Disposal System Standards") and "Standards for Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems (hereinafter referred to as "Water System Standards") under the authority of "Realty Improvement Sewerage and Facilities Act" (Chapter 199, P.L. 1954; R.S. 58:11-23 et seq.) and "New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act" (Chapter 224, P.L. 1977: R.S. 58:12A-1 et seq.), or in accordance with other health related codes and regulations administered by the Township Health Officer.
[Ord. #78-91, § 5, 1-8-79]
a. 
Prior to submission to the Health Department of an application for location, construction, or alteration of any kind of any subsurface sewage disposal system, percolation test, soil boring, and ground water determinations shall be performed under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer, a licensed health officer, or a firstgrade licensed sanitarian and witnessed by a duly authorized agent from the Health Department; unless aforesaid procedures are otherwise waived by the Township Health Officer. (N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.60 and -2.61).
b. 
Request for a "Witness" from the Health Department shall be arranged at least two (2) working days in advance. Depending upon circumstances at the location, one (1) or more percolation test(s) and soil test boring(s) will be required per individual building site or per acre of land for preliminary tests. If there are two (2) or more percolation tests, the slowest, average, or median value, whichever is most acceptable to the Township Health Officer, or his/her designee, shall be used for estimating the disposal area.
c. 
Application for permit to locate, construct, or alter an individual subsurface sewage disposal system shall be in a written form and shall be made on a formal application blank provided by the Health Department. Such application shall include but not be limited to all requirements described in N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.95 or -2.96 and any amendments thereof or supplements thereto. Three (3) copies of the application shall be submitted and each application shall include all necessary engineering data and plans by a professional engineer certifying that the proposed sewage disposal system will be in compliance with the "Realty Improvement Sewerage and Facilities Act" and the "Sewage Disposal System Standards". A formal application procedure for a minor alteration to existing sewage disposal system may be waived by the Township Health Officer if he/she finds the said formal application procedure is impractical.
[Ord. #78-91, § 8, 1-8-79]
The Township Health Officer or his/her designee shall issue or deny a permit to locate, construct, and alter individual subsurface sewage disposal system within fifteen (15) days after receiving a formal application or a request for the said permit except that, in case the Township Health Officer finds the application in incomplete form submitted by the applicant. Denial of the permit shall be supported by a statement of the reasons for such action (N.J.S.A. 58:11-26). Said permit issued by the Health Officer or his/her designee is valid for two (2) years after date of issuance. Thereafter, new application procedure shall be required unless extension of permit is otherwise granted.
[Ord. #78-91, § 6, 1-8-79]
Revision of plans of proposed individual sewage disposal systems shall be approved only with the written consent of the Township Health Officer or his/her designee. The official may require such revision of plans as he/she deems necessary if conditions found prior to or during construction warrant such change in order to obtain compliance with the provisions of this section.
[Ord. #78-91, § 7, 1-8-79]
The Health Officer or his/her designee shall make sufficient inspections during the course of construction or alteration of any individual sewage disposal system to determine if the soil beneath the septic tank, distribution box or seepage pit is adequate to support the structure; if excavation for the disposal area or seepage pits disclose a type of soil and groundwater table, if encountered, that will confirm the results of percolation tests and soil borings and that the system has been constructed in accordance with the provisions of this section. The Health Officer or his/her designee may require additional percolation tests in the actual disposal area or at the stratum to be used for sewage disposal.
[Ord. #78-91, § 9, 1-8-79]
If any change in the physical conditions of any lands with realty improvements or any change in original design criteria of sewage disposal system (which will materially affect the operation of sewerage facilities covered by any permit issued under this section) shall be made after issuance of the permit, the permit shall become null and void and a new permit shall be obtained before construction shall proceed (N.J.S.A. 58:11-30).
[Ord. #78-91, § 9, 1-8-79]
Individual sewage disposal systems shall not be placed in service until a certificate has been issued by the Township Health Officer indicating that the said disposal system has been located, constructed or altered in compliance with this section. The Township Building Subcode Official, who is responsible for the issuance of occupancy permits, shall be furnished a copy of this certificate for "occupancy permit".
The issuance of a "certificate of compliance" shall only constitute certification that the individual sewage disposal system has been constructed in compliance with this section. It shall not be construed as a guarantee that the system will function satisfactorily, nor shall it in any way restrict the powers or responsibilities of the Township Health Officer or Sanitary Inspectors in the enforcement of any law or ordinance relating to public health.
[Ord. #78-91, § 11, 1-8-79]
An application for permit to locate, construct or alter public noncommunity or nonpublic water system(s) shall be in a written form and shall be made on a formal application blank provided by the Health Department. Three (3) copies of the application shall be submitted and each application shall include but not be limited to requirements described in N.J.A.C. 7:10-3.90 and -3.91 or -3.92 and any amendments thereof or supplements thereto. Upon receiving a well drilling permit from the Department of Environmental Protection, an application shall be submitted by a well driller who holds a valid license issued by the "N.J. State Well Driller Examining and Advisory Board" or a N.J. Professional Engineer certifying that the proposed water system will be in compliance with "Realty Improvement Sewerage and Facilities Act", "N.J. Safe Drinking Water Act" and "Standards for the Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems".
A formal application procedure for a minor alteration to existing water system may be waived by the Township Health Officer if he/she finds the formal application procedure is impractical.
[Ord. #78-91, § 12, 1-8-79]
The Township Health Officer shall issue or deny a permit to locate, construct or alter nonpublic or noncommunity water system within fifteen (15) days after receiving a formal application. The permit shall be furnished to Township Building Subcode Official for a building permit.
[Ord. #78-91, § 13, 1-8-79]
If any realty improvement will solely rely on the proposed nonpublic supply system as potable water source, no certificate of occupancy shall be issued nor water system be placed in operation for human consumption unless and until the Township Health Officer has certified that the water system is in compliance with the "Water System Standards" including bacterial, chemical, and physical quality analysis of water supplied by a laboratory certified by the State Department of Environmental Protection or State Department of Health (N.J.A.C. 7:10-3.80) and meets all New Jersey Drinking Water Standards as well as U.S. Drinking Water Standards.
[Ord. #78-91, § 15, 1-8-79]
No person shall install, construct or alter any sewerage facilities or water supply system for a realty improvement which are not in accordance with the provisions of the application, or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto, made for any permit on which a permit shall be issued as herein provided (N.J.S.A. 58:11-38).
[Ord. #78-91, § 16, 1-8-79]
The Township Health Officer or his/her designee shall have the right to order all further work in and about any sewerage facilities or water supply system, which is being constructed or altered in violation of this section, 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 section. (N.J.S.A. 58:11-49).
[Ord. #78-91, § 14, 1-8-79; Ord. #79-71, § 1, 10-22-79]
a. 
Any premises existing within a distance of two hundred (200') feet of any public sanitary sewer now or hereafter laid in a street or right-of-way, adjacent to or over the land on which the premises exist, shall be connected with the sewer within sixty (60) days upon completion of the sewer construction. Within fifteen (15) days upon connection to the sewer, all existing cesspool or other individual sewage disposal system shall be emptied and filled with fresh earth under supervision of the Township Health Department and shall not thereafter be used as a receptacle for waste of any kind.
b. 
Where a public sanitary sewer is already physically available or operable for the use of connection within a distance of two hundred (200') feet from any premises to be constructed, an individual sewage disposal system of any kind shall not be approved. If any premises hereafter is constructed within the distance, the premises shall be connected with the sewer (N.J.A.C. 7:9-2.16).
c. 
Sewer connection requirement in this section shall be waived:
1. 
For residential homes that exist on the effective date of this section where the public sanitary sewer is installed as a part of a project funded by two-thirds (2/3) or more with Federal grants or funds, and Federal funding is not available to pay the entire cost of installation of the lateral connecting such public sanitary sewer line to the premises in question.
2. 
Where the public sanitary sewer was laid within a distance of two hundred (200') feet from an existing residential home to which sewer connection was not made as of January 1, 1979, provided that the existing individual sewage disposal system presently serving the residential home is properly functioning without creating public health nuisance or is in compliance with Sewage Disposal System Standards.
3. 
Provided, however, that if an existing individual sewage disposal system becomes malfunctioning and cannot be repaired or altered for proper functioning or cannot be repaired or altered in such a way as to comply with the Sewage Disposal System Standards and, in such a manner satisfactory to the Health Department then the repair or alteration shall not be approved by the Health Department and the residential homes shall be connected to the sanitary sewer within forty five (45) days upon issuance of order from the Health Department unless the Health Department otherwise agrees that this connection work is physically impractical.
4. 
For premises needed to be tunnelled under County, State, or interstate highways; and for premises where State or other governmental authority set a moratorium for sewer connection.
d. 
In case the water of an existing nonpublic water system of any realty improvement is declared nonpotable, in accordance with the current State and Federal Drinking Water Standards and in the opinion of the Township Health Officer, the realty improvement shall be connected to a public water system if the public water system is physically available for service within two hundred (200') feet of the premises.
[Ord. #78-91, § 17, 1-8-79]
a. 
If any realty improvement presently served by individual sewage disposal system and nonpublic water system is for sale, the present property owner or his/her duly authorized agent shall have the responsibility, until final settlement of sale, to keep, maintain, or repair the sewage disposal system or water system in order to comply with this section or State Standards. He/she shall also be responsible to obtain from the Health Department a certificate of compliance for the system(s) and at the time of final settlement of sale, present the certificate to the new owner together with information for system maintenance, unless otherwise exemption(s) is granted by the Health Officer.
b. 
It shall be unlawful that any person(s) knowingly rent, lease, or otherwise permit the occupancy of any realty improvement served by an individual sewage disposal system or nonpublic water system presently malfunctioning and not in substantial compliance with this section, "Sewage Disposal System Standards", and "Water System Standards".
[Ord. #78-91, § 18, 1-8-79]
a. 
No person shall engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits, privies, or any places used for the reception or storage of sanitary sewage unless and until a registration for such business has first been secured from the Health Department. The registration shall be valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance. The Health Department shall have the power to revoke the registration if any registered person or his/her employee or agent shall violate any part of this section or rule of the Health Department in cleaning or emptying any cesspool or privy or in removing the contents thereof.
b. 
Each person engaging in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, seepage pits, privies, or any places used for the reception or storage of sanitary sewage shall notify the Township Health Department of each activity, on forms provided by the Health Department within five (5) days of such performance. Failure to so notify the Health Department may be cause for revocation of the permit to perform such activities in the Township.
c. 
Vehicles, conveyances, and equipment used in cleaning septic tanks, or other places used for the reception or storage of human excrement, shall be inspected, approved, or registered by the State Board of Public Utility Commissioners, State Department of Environmental Protection, and also by the Township Health Department as needed.
d. 
Mobile tanks shall be securely mounted on trucks, shall be watertight and provided with a leakproof cover. Mobile tanks shall be provided with a vent constructed in a manner that will permit the escape of gas but not the liquid contained therein. Pumps shall be maintained in a condition that will prevent leakage of sewage. Only suction or pressure hoses in good repair shall be used.
e. 
The operation of cleaning or emptying septic tanks or other places used for the reception or storage of human excrement shall be so conducted that no liquid or excremental material will be deposited on the ground adjacent to the structure being cleaned. If any spillage occurs, the solid portion shall be immediately removed and disposed of in a sanitary manner and the area covered with earth or a chlorine-bearing compound.
f. 
The contents of septic tanks, cesspools, privies, or other places used for the reception or storage of human excrement shall be removed to a place and in a manner approved by the State Board of Public Utility Commissioners, State Department of Environmental Protection, and also by the Township Health Department.
g. 
Property owner or occupant of a reality improvement served by an individual sewage disposal system shall have responsibility to maintain every part of system and shall have responsibility to prevent septic effluent from overflowing onto ground surface or any body of water, by cleaning or emptying septic tank, cesspool, privy, or other receptacle containing human excrement.
[Ord. #78-91, § 19, 1-8-79]
The Township Health Officer or his/her duly authorized designee, shall have the power to make or cause to be made such inspections, tests, and surveys as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this section and at all times, he/she shall have the right to enter upon lands of realty improvements for the aforementioned purpose (N.J.S.A. 58:11-32).
[Ord. #78-91, § 20, 1-8-79]
In case any permit, certificate, or registration required by this section is denied by the Health Department a hearing shall be held before the Township Health Officer within fifteen (15) days after request is made by the applicant, and upon such hearing the Health Officer may affirm, alter, or rescind his/her previous determination and take action accordingly within fifteen (15) days after the date of the hearing.
[Ord. #78-91, § 21, 1-8-79]
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
a. 
For the filing of an application for a permit:
To locate and construct a new individual subsurface sewage disposal system: $40.00
To locate and construct a new nonpublic water system: $20.00
To repair, enlarge, remove, demolish, or alter an existing sewage disposal system or an existing nonpublic water system: $10.00
b. 
For each issuance of compliance report for an individual subsurface sewage disposal system or nonpublic water system at the owner's request: $5.00
[Ord. #35, § 1, 6-8-53]
No person shall made any connection with the water distribution system located in the Hassmer Avenue area of the Township, without first having made application in writing to the Township Plumbing Inspector for a permit to make connection. The application shall clearly designate the property and location thereof, the name and address of the owner, the purpose for which the building is used and shall be signed by the owner.
[Ord. #35, § 2, 6-8-53]
No connection shall be made to water distribution system except by an authorized tapper of the Township and only under the supervision and approval of the Plumbing Inspector. Upon receipt of the permit, the applicant shall advise the Plumbing Inspector at what time the trench will be opened and the main uncovered ready for connection with the service line. A permit and inspection fee of three ($3.00) dollars will be paid at the time of application.
[Ord. #35, § 3, 6-8-53]
Where it is necessary that any street of the Township be opened to connect by service line, the applicant shall obtain the necessary street opening permit. The applicant shall at his/her own expense make or cause to be made all necessary excavations whether in the street or otherwise, and shall cause the paving, flagging and roadbed to be restored to as good a condition as same was prior to all such excavation as soon as possible, and shall be responsible for all damage by reason of imperfect or improper filling in or repairing same.
[Ord. #35, § 4, 6-8-53]
A service line will be used to supply a single customer, and no customer shall be supplied by more than one (1) service line unless it is otherwise agreed between the customer and Township.
[Ord. #35, § 5, 6-8-53]
The full cost and expense of making the connection, constructing and placing the service line shall be paid by the applicant or customer, and no part thereof shall be paid by the Township.
[Ord. #35, §§ 6, 7, 6-8-53]
a. 
The water rent charge for any one (1) premises shall be thirty dollars and sixty ($30.60) cents per year, payable per quarter in advance. If any contractor or builder or any other person shall desire to temporarily connect to the water system there shall be a charge of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for such temporary use.
b. 
All bills for water rentals will be rendered quarterly and payable in advance on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 annually. Water bills are due when dated and if not paid within one (1) month after their due date a penalty of five ($0.05) cents per month will be added. If not paid within six (6) months, water service will be discontinued.
[Ord. #35, § 8, 6-8-53]
Any duly authorized agent of the Township shall at all reasonable hours have free access to all parts of the premises to which water is supplied for the purpose of inspection and examination.
[Ord. #35, § 9, 6-8-53]
The right is reserved to the Township Council to change the rules and regulations for the use of water, to shut off the water for alterations, inspections and repairs, to restrict the supply of water whenever it becomes necessary, to cease the supply of water in the event that the present supplier shall refuse further service and all permits shall be granted and the acceptance of water through the system shall be upon the express condition that if, for any reason the supply of water shall fail, the Township shall not be held liable for any damage which may arise in consequence thereof.
[Ord. #35, § 10, 6-8-53]
Service may be discontinued for any of the following reasons:
a. 
For the use of water for any other property or purpose than that directly served.
b. 
For willful waste of water through improper or imperfect pipes, fixtures, etc.
c. 
For failure to maintain in good order connections, service lines or fixtures.
d. 
Failure to make payment of water rental promptly.
[Ord. #35, § 11, 6-8-53]
The owner shall keep all water service lines in repair from the main to and including the property.
[Ord. #35, § 14, 6-8-53]
Under the laws of the State of New Jersey, all charges for water, including interest, are hereby made liens upon the premises or property on account of which such charge is incurred, until paid and satisfied.