A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semipublic water supplies, requiring certain permits, providing for the inspection of such supplies, the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to R.S. 26:3-69.1 et seq., A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code hereby established and adopted is described and commonly known as the Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1959).
Three copies of the Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1959) have been placed on file in the office of the secretary of the board of health and will remain on file in that office for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the water supply has been issued by the board of health. A permit and inspection shall be required for all well openings, repairs and replacements which require the breaking of the well seal. Chlorination and a water sample for test purposes will be taken after inspection. No permit or inspection shall be required for repairs and replacements which do not change the design or construction of the water supply, and do not break the well seal.
The board of health may issue a permit if an application for the same is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the water supply as proposed is in compliance with the code.
New water supplies shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied, which must rely on such a supply for water, until the board of health has issued a certificate indicating that the water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
The board of health may issue such a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing signed by him to the board of health that the water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and requirements of the aforesaid code.
In case any permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the board of health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant and upon such hearing the board of health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.
The board of health may order all further work in and about any water supply, which is being erected or installed in violation of the code, to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation, and thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and after 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, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
Editor's Note: See BH12 FEES AND CHARGES for fees pertaining to the Water Supply Code.