Township of Fairfield, NJ
Essex County
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[1969 Code § 56-2]
As used in this chapter:
Shall mean the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedures in five days at 20° C., expressed in parts per million by weight.
Shall mean the Township Engineer or his duly authorized deputy, inspector, agent or representative.
Shall mean solid wastes from the preparation, cooking or dispensing of food, and from the handling, storage or sale of produce.
Shall mean the Township Health Officer or his duly authorized deputy, inspector, agent or representative.
Shall mean piping which receives the discharge from soil, waste and other drainage pipes inside the walls of a building and conveys it to the street curbline.
Shall mean any privy, privy vault, cesspool, septic tank and discharge field or bed or seepage pit or pits used only for the disposal of the sewage from buildings on the premises on which it is located.
Shall mean liquid waste from industrial processes.
Shall mean any outlet into a watercourse, pond, ditch, lake or other body of surface water.
Shall mean any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
Shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
Shall mean a sanitary sewer system owned or controlled otherwise than by the Township.
Shall mean a sanitary sewer system owned or controlled by the Township.
Shall mean any person who is the owner or purchaser of any land, the subdivision of which into new streets or extensions of existing streets not yet improved or accepted by the Township, or into building lots not yet built upon or both, has been approved by the Fairfield Township Planning Board, who seeks a permit to build upon the lots or any part of them or to improve the streets or any part of them or both with a view to the acceptance of the streets or any part of any of them as a public street of the Township.
Shall mean a sewer which carries sewage and to which storm, surface and ground water are not intentionally admitted.
Shall mean waterborne wastes from buildings or premises occupied by human beings.
Shall mean any structure or device or combination of structures and devices for the treatment of sewage.
Shall mean a pipe or conduit for liquids.
Shall mean the extension of the house service connection from the street curb to the street sewer.
Shall mean all facilities for collection, conveying, pumping, treating and discharge of sewage.
Shall mean garbage which has been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under flow conditions normally prevailing in street sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
Shall mean a sewer which carries storm, surface or ground waters but not sewage.
Shall mean solids which either float on the surface or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and are removable by laboratory filtration.
Shall mean the Sewer Department established in Chapter 2 of this Code or any duly appointed representative of that Department.
Shall mean the Township of Fairfield in the County of Essex.
Shall mean a channel in which water flows either continuously or intermittently.
[1969 Code § 56-3]
No person shall place or deposit or permit to be placed or deposited upon the surface of land in public or private ownership any human excrement, garbage or any other objectionable waste.
[1969 Code § 56-4]
No person shall permit septic tank or privy vault effluent or other liquid containing human excrement or residues thereof to appear on or flow over any land in the Township in his ownership or control or from his land to any other land in the Township.
[1969 Code § 56-5]
No person shall discharge or permit the discharge of any sanitary sewage, septic tank or privy vault effluent, industrial wastes or other waterborne polluted liquid emanating from any building on his property into any natural outlet in the Township.
[1969 Code § 56-6; New]
No person shall construct any privy vault, cesspool, septic tank or other facility intended or used for the storage or disposal or both of sewage except as provided in "The Revised General Ordinances of the Board of Health, Chapter BH5, Individual Sewage Disposal Systems.
[1969 Code § 56-7]
Every building or premises in the Township designed or arranged for human occupancy or devoted by its owner to such use shall be equipped with adequate and suitable toilet facilities and adequate and suitable provision as provided in this chapter, for the disposal of sewage originating therein.
[1969 Code § 56-7.1; Ord. No. 460]
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purposes, situated within the municipality and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located a public sanitary sewer of the municipality, is hereby required at his expense to connect the sanitary facilities within the house or building on the property with the public sewer in accordance with the provision of this chapter within 180 days after the date of official notice to do so. In the event the owner fails to connect to the sewer system within that period of time he shall be liable to a fine of $25 for each day beyond the period of 180 days.
[1969 Code § 56-8]
Where a public or private sanitary sewer is not available, sewage shall be disposed of in an individual sewage disposal system constructed and installed as required in the Board of Health Code, Chapter BH5.
[1969 Code § 56-9]
No individual sewage disposal system, privy vault or cesspool shall be permitted to discharge into any public or private sewer or into any natural outlet.
[1969 Code § 56-10]
No person shall uncover, make any extension or connection to or opening into or use, alter or disturb any public sewer or any appurtenance thereof without having first obtained a written permit from the Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-11]
Every extension of any public sewer of the Township shall be constructed pursuant to plans and specifications prepared by or for the Township and approved by the Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-12]
Every connection into any public sewer shall be made by:
A house service connection.
A sewer lateral.
[1969 Code § 56-13]
The house service connection and sewer lateral shall be made, installed and maintained by the owner.
[1969 Code § 56-14; Ord. No. 788]
House service connections and sewer laterals shall be cast-iron soil pipe, ASTM Specification A74-12, asbestos-cement pipe (ACP) Class 3300 or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic pipe, Johns-Manville Type SDR-35. All joints shall be leaded or rubber gasket as further outlined in Subsection 17-4.12 of this chapter.
[1969 Code § 56-15; Ord. No. 460; Ord. No. 788]
House service connections and sewer laterals shall be constructed with cast iron pipe, asbestos-cement or polyvinyl chloride pipe. Cast iron and asbestos-cement pipe shall be in maximum lengths of six feet. Polyvinyl chloride pipe shall be in maximum lengths of 20 feet. Residential sewer laterals shall be a minimum diameter of four inches. All other building uses shall require a minimum diameter of six inches unless a smaller diameter is approved by the Township Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-16]
Whenever practical, the house service connections shall be brought to the building at an elevation below the cellar or basement floor. Throughout its length, it shall be laid sufficiently below the surface of the ground to afford protection from frost.
[1969 Code § 56-17]
The house service connection shall be laid at a straight grade and so far as possible, in a straight alignment. Changes in direction shall be made only with curved pipe and fixtures, and cleanouts shall be constructed as required by the Engineer at each change in direction and for every 50 feet of house service connection.
[1969 Code § 56-18]
In all buildings in which the house service connection is necessarily laid too low to permit gravity flow to the street curb, the sanitary sewage to be carried by such connection shall be lifted by approved artificial means and discharged into the house service connection or sewer lateral.
[1969 Code § 56-19]
All excavations required for the establishment of a house service connection shall be open trench work, unless otherwise approved by the Engineer. Pipelaying and backfill shall be performed in accordance with the requirements of the Engineer, but backfilling shall not be done until the house service connection has been inspected, tested and approved by the Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-19.1; Ord. No. 480]
Open trenches in the establishment of house service connections shall not be left unattended during the course of construction without adequate regard to the safety of the general public. Trenches left open overnight or over a weekend must have adequate covering or, in lieu thereof, have barriers and lights (at night) so placed along the opening so as to prevent any persons or vehicles from falling therein.
[1969 Code § 56-20; Ord. No. 460]
All joints and connections in a house service connection and sewer lateral shall be made gastight and watertight. Cast-iron pipe joints shall be firmly leaded with oakum or hemp and filled with molten lead, Federal Specification QQ-L-156, not less than one inch thick. Lead shall be run in one pouring and caulked tight. No paint, varnish or other coating shall be permitted until after the joint has been approved.
Rubber joints may be used for joining cast-iron pipe, provided the rubber joint is supplied by the same manufacturer who produced the cast-iron pipe and is installed in strict accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Asbestos-cement pipe shall be joined by couplings which have been manufactured by the manufacturers of the asbestos-cement pipe being furnished and shall be watertight. Joints between asbestos-cement pipe and cast-iron pipe shall be made by means of an adapter coupling.
[1969 Code § 56-21; Ord. No. 460]
The owner or his agent shall inform the Engineer when the house service connection is ready for inspection.
[1969 Code § 56-22]
The sewer lateral, including the connection from the curb to the sewer, the making of the tap in the sewer, the making of the connection of the sewer lateral to the house service connection, backfilling the trench, and resurfacing the street above the trench from the street sewer to the curb shall be done at the owner's expense by a contractor licensed by the Department under the supervision of the Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-23]
Except as provided in the following Subsection 17-4.16, a separate and independent sewer lateral shall be provided for:
Each building under one roof (but not buildings accessory to it), in one ownership and occupied as the residence of one family or for one business enterprise.
A combination of buildings on one lot or curtilage in one ownership and occupied as the residence of one family for one business enterprise.
Each section of a double or semidetached dwelling having a vertical common wall between its separate dwelling units making it capable of divided ownership.
[1969 Code § 56-24]
A property which is in one ownership and which contains more than one store, apartment or office may be serviced by one or more sewer laterals as required by the Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-25]
Any person desiring or requiring to use the public sewer system shall make and file with the Department on forms supplied by it, an application for a permit to do so.
[1969 Code § 56-26]
The application shall be accompanied by plans and specifications of the proposed house service connection and the sewer lateral, the number and kind of fixtures from which sewage shall be discharged into the public sewer system, the number of occupants of the building or buildings containing them, and such other data as the Engineer shall require to determine the adequacy of the house service connection and sewer lateral proposed, and shall include the assent of the owner to all the rules, regulations and schedules of public sewer fees, rentals and charges of the Department and shall be signed by the owner or his authorized agent.
[1969 Code § 56-27; Ord. No. 460]
Each permit application shall be accompanied by a fee payable to the Township which shall be in the amount of $25 and a sewer connection charge as provided in Subsections 17-4.21 and 17-4.22.
[1969 Code § 56-28; Ord. No. 460]
The cost of installing a public sewer system to serve any building or premises on any street, road, avenue, lane or other thoroughfare now existing may be assessed in whole or in part against the property owners (including real-estate developers) benefiting by the installation.
[1969 Code § 56-29; Ord. No. 460]
When an application for sewer service is submitted, a sewer system connection charge of $900 for each sewer lateral for the structure or structures on the premises to which the application relates shall become due and payable to the Township.
[1969 Code § 56-30; Ord. No. 460]
If the then owner or a previous owner of the property has made a payment for such purposes, credit shall be given against the sewer connection charge hereby required.
[1969 Code § 56-31; Ord. No. 460]
The Township shall keep an exact record of the sewer connection charges paid hereunder, identifying each item paid by the name of the applicant paying it and by the Tax Map lot and block number or other identifying data of the parcel or property with respect to which it has been paid.
[1969 Code § 56-32; Ord. No. 460]
The sewer connection charges paid shall be deposited in the name of the Township in one or more accounts entitled "Sewer Connection Account," and may be used in whole or in part for defraying the expenses of providing a public sanitary sewage system.
[1969 Code § 56-33]
The entire cost of installing public sewer mains, including associated facilities such as lift pumps, syphons, building Y-branches and sewer laterals, for existing streets upon which real estate subdivisions shall front, if not yet provided with sewer mains, and in new or proposed streets therein (including extensions of existing streets) shall be borne and paid by the owner of the subdivision and the ownership and control thereof shall be transferred to the Township when the construction and installation thereof have been approved by the Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-34]
Where the developer is not required, as a condition to the approval of the subdivision or to the Township's acceptance of the new streets in the subdivision, to install a sewage disposal plant to treat and dispose of the sewage from the buildings to be erected in the subdivision, he shall pay to the Township a sewer capacity charge of $700 per lot as a contribution to the cost to the Township of providing, extending or reinforcing the sewer system capacity, unless he or a previous owner of the property has made a contribution hereunder to the cost of the Township Sewer Capacity Fund, in which event the sewer capacity charge shall be reduced by the amount of the contribution.
[1969 Code § 56-35; Ord. No. 460]
The sewer connection charge shall be paid to the Township before a building permit shall be issued with respect to any lot in the subdivision.
[1969 Code § 56-36]
Where sewer service is required for any structure or use other than a single-family residence in an area where public sanitary sewage facilities are not available, the Department shall specify the conditions under which such sewer will be supplied and the Township shall require the applicant to pay in advance of any work by the Township a capacity charge for providing, extending or reinforcing the public sewer system capacity required thereby. The amount of this charge shall be estimated by the Department, based on the sewer system capacity required by the proposed connection.
[1969 Code § 56-37]
No sewer mains shall be laid nor shall any extension of the existing public sanitary sewer system be made unless detailed plans and specifications thereof are submitted to and approved by the Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-38]
No trench for the laying of any extension of the public sanitary sewer system shall be backfilled until the Engineer has tested and approved it.
[1969 Code § 56-39]
The rate of infiltration of subsurface water into the public sanitary sewer system shall not exceed 100 gallons per inch of diameter, per mile, per day.
Editor's Note: For additional required fee, see Subsection 17-4.19, Permit Application Fee.
[1969 Code § 56-40; Ord. No. 480; Ord. No. 623; Ord. No. 646; Ord. No. 665; Ord. No. 730; Ord. No. 757; Ord. No. 788; Ord. No. 798; Ord. No. 827; Ord. No. 926; Ord. No. 933; Ord. No. 94-20; Ord. No. 99-29; Ord. No. 2002-05 § 1; Ord. No. 2004-06 § 1; Ord. No. 2006-02 § 1; Ord. No. 2007-01 § 1; Ord. No. 2009-06 § 1; Ord. No. 2009-20 § 1; Ord. No. 2010-03 § 2; Ord. No. 2010-10; Ord. No. 2011-02; Ord. No. 2012-04; Ord. No. 2013-06; Ord. No. 2015-03; Ord. No. 2015-04; Ord. No. 2016-02]
There is hereby established the following schedule of public sewer charges for the connection, inspection and use of the public sewer system:
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 2016-02 these charges are effective January 1, 2016.
Connection charge
Sewer connection inspection
Sewer use charge per quarter
Connection charge
Sewer connection inspection
Sewer use charge per quarter
Connection charge
Sewer connection inspection
Sewer use charge, minimum charge, per quarter
The minimum charge shall be applied for the first 15,000 gallons per quarter with an additional charge of $17.50 per 1,000 gallons for use in excess of 15,000 gallons per quarter. The charge per quarter shall be based upon actual water usage.
[Amended 6-24-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-09; 5-26-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-07]
In industrial and commercial establishments which are not connected to the water system but are connected to the sewer system, a meter will be furnished by the Township at the owner's expense at the costs set forth below, with installation of the meter at the owner's own cost and expense. Meters shall be charged in accordance with the following schedule:
Size of Meter With Connection
1 1/2
If an industrial or commercial property owner uses water for its manufacturing processes, which is not discharged to the sanitary sewer system, credit will be given in the calculation of the sewer use charges for the water not flowing to the sanitary sewer, provided that the owner can document, by a method acceptable to the Township Engineer, the amount of water which is not discharged to the sanitary sewer system. The Township reserves the right when deemed applicable to assess sewer charges which more accurately reflect usage based on actual usage not averaging.
The owner of each building connected with the public sewer system shall be responsible for the payment of bills rendered by the Sewer Department or other agency of the municipality designated for the collection thereof for use, inspection or connection of or with the sewer system.
All sewer connection, use or inspection charges shall be a lien against the premises on which the building serviced is located until fully paid.
All bills for sewer service shall be rendered quarterly, unless it be determined that same should be rendered on a semiannual or annual basis. No bill shall be rendered for less than the minimum charge for the time elapsed, as determined by the above fees and charges. In the event that a bill is not paid within 30 days of the date of issuance, interest shall accrue on the unpaid balance, at the maximum rate allowed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14B-41, that being at a rate of 1.5% per month until the date on which such charge, and the interest thereon, shall be fully paid to the Township. The sewer service charge and penalty shall be a lien upon the premises served until paid and may be enforced as a lien for delinquent taxes is enforced, or otherwise be collected as provided by law.
For any residential building which shall be classified as a townhouse or condominium or shall have multiple individual owner-occupied units within a main building structure, the charges outlined in Subsection a above shall be paid for each individual owner-occupied unit within the main building. The provisions of Subsection a shall apply to each owner-occupied unit as if they were individual building connections. The manner of connecting the sewer discharge pipelines from each unit of the building shall be subject to the approval of the Plumbing Subcode Official. The provisions of Subsections b, c and d shall also apply to each individual owner-occupied unit.
[1969 Code § 56-40.1; Ord. No. 480]
The sewer lateral, including the connection from the curb to the sewer, the making of the tap in the sewer, the making of the connection of the sewer lateral to the house service connection, the backfilling of the trench and resurfacing the street above the trench from the street sewer to the curb, shall be installed at the owner's expense either by an owner who meets the qualifications of a licensed contractor or by a contractor licensed by the Sewer Department. All work shall be inspected and approved by the Township Engineer.
[1969 Code § 56-40.2; Ord. No. 480]
No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of constructing, installing, altering, repairing or reconstructing sewer house service connection in any way in the Township without first obtaining a license therefor from the office of the Township Engineer. The licensing fee for engaging in the construction, installation, alteration, repair or reconstruction of sewer house service connection shall be $5. The license shall be for one year from the date of issuance.
Before the office of the Township Engineer shall issue any such license, as provided above, applicants shall:
Fill out the questionnaire provided by the Sewer Department covering qualifications, insurance carried, work performed and equipment available.
Provide a certificate of liability insurance in the amount of $200,000 for any one personal injury claim and $500,000 for any one accident as to personal injury and property damage in the amount of $100,000 as to each accident and as to the aggregate operation.
Post a cash deposit in the amount of $1,000 or a bond in a like amount approved as to form and surety by the Municipal Attorney to cover all installations of sewer house service connection made by them during the terms of their license. The condition for the return of the cash deposit or of the bond in either instance shall be that:
Installations of sewer house service connection made during the terms of the installer's license will be made in good workmanlike manner in strict accordance with the application, the provisions of the Plumbing Code, this section and the provisions of the permit.
Each sewer house service connection installed during the term of the installer's license will function in a satisfactory manner for at least 24 months following the approval of the installation.
The installer or the surety on his bond shall forthwith, upon written notice by certified mail from the owner or occupant or from the Township Engineer to the installer and the surety, effectively repair any malfunction which shall occur in the connection during the period of 24 months.
The installer or surety shall pay to the Township or the owner or any occupant of the realty all of its or their expenditures, fees and costs up to the amount of the deposit or the amount of the bond in the repair of the malfunction, if neither the installer nor the surety shall repair the same within 10 days of notice to do so.
Plumbers holding a valid plumber's license issued by the State of New Jersey shall be considered qualified to obtain a sewer installer's license provided they pay the fee as required by Subsection a and comply with all the requirements of Subsection b of this subsection.
The license issued shall be valid only for the term issued and may be renewed upon payment of the fee of $5, and renewal of the bond, as in the case of the original application.
No license issued hereunder may be transferred for any reason whatsoever.
The license so issued hereunder may be suspended, canceled or revoked by the Sewer Department after a hearing granted to the holder of the license upon five days' notice served at the licensee's business or residence address, as it appears on the records of the Sewer Department, for any violation of any provisions of this section. The Sewer Department may also revoke any license issued through error or obtained by fraud. All hearings shall be conducted before the Mayor and Council of the Township.
The Township Engineer shall have the right to deny a license to an applicant where he finds that the applicant does not possess the necessary qualifications as set forth in the questionnaire, or fails to comply with any provisions of this section. Any applicant who is denied a license by the Engineer shall have the right to make an appeal, in writing, to the Mayor and Council within 10 days after the denial for a hearing. The Mayor and Council shall set a hearing within one month thereafter and shall, after hearing all the evidence, either affirm or revoke the denial. If the denial is revoked, the Township Engineer shall forthwith issue the license, provided the applicant complies with the requirements of this section.
[1969 Code § 56-41]
No person shall discharge or cause or permit to be discharged any stormwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any public or private sanitary sewer system or individual sanitary sewage disposal facility.
[1969 Code § 56-42]
Stormwater, cooling water, surface water, roof runoff, subsurface drainage and unpolluted industrial process water shall be discharged into such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Health Officer.
[1969 Code § 56-43; Ord. No. 460]
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public or private sanitary sewage disposal facility:
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150° F.
Any water or waste which shall contain more than 100 parts per million, by weight, of fat, oil or grease.
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
Any garbage that has not been properly shredded.
Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure or any other solid or viscous substances capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewer system.
Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5 or higher than 9.0 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures and equipment of the sewer system or the personnel of the Sewer Department.
Any water or wastes containing a toxic or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, to constitute a hazard to humans or animals or create any hazard in the receiving waters or the sewage treatment plant.
Any waters or wastes containing suspended solids of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense is required to handle such materials at the sewage treatment plant.
Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance capable of creating a public nuisance.
Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc and similar objectionable or toxic substances; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement, to such degrees that any such material received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment plant exceeds the limits established by the Engineer for such materials.
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste or odor producing substances, in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Engineer as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of the State, Federal, or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Engineer in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.
Materials which exert or cause:
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids (such as, but not limited to: Fuller's earth, lime slurries and lime residues) or of dissolved solids (such as, but not limited to, sodium chloride and sodium sulfate).
Excessive discoloration (such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions).
Unusual BOD, chemical oxygen demand or chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment plant.
Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting "slugs."
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment only to such degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
[1969 Code § 56-43.1; Ord. No. 460]
If any water or wastes are discharged, or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers which contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in Subsection 17-7.3, and which in the judgement of the Engineer may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the Engineer may:
Reject the wastes.
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers.
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge, and/or
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling and treating the wastes not covered by Subsection 17-5.1.
If the Engineer permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Engineer, and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.
[1969 Code § 56-43.2; Ord. No. 460]
Grease, oil and sand interceptors shall be provided when, in the opinion of the Engineer, they are necessary for the proper handling of liquid wastes containing grease in excessive amounts, or any flammable wastes, sand or other harmful ingredients; except that such interceptors shall not be required for private living quarters or dwelling units. All interceptors shall be of a type and capacity approved by the Engineer, and shall be located, as to be readily and easily accessible for cleaning and inspection.
[1969 Code § 56-43.3; Ord. No. 460]
Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense.
[1969 Code § 56-43.4; Ord. No. 460]
When required by the Engineer, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial waste shall install a suitable control manhole, together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. The manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located, and shall be constructed in accordance with plans approved by the Engineer. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense, and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times.
[1969 Code § 56-43.5; Ord. No. 460]
All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in this chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater," published by the American Public Health Association, and shall be determined at the control manhole provided, or upon suitable samples taken at the control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. Sampling shall be carried out by customarily accepted methods to reflect the effect of constituents upon the sewage works and to determine the existence of hazards to life, limb and property. (The particular analyses involved will determine whether a twenty-four-hour composite of all outfalls of a premise is appropriate or whether a grab sample or samples should be taken.)
[1969 Code § 56-43.6; Ord. No. 460]
No statement contained in this section shall be construed as preventing any special agreement or arrangement between the Township and any individual or corporation whereby a waste of unusual strength or character may be accepted by the municipality for treatment, subject to payment therefor by the individual or corporate concern.
[1969 Code § 56-44; New]
No unauthorized person shall maliciously, willfully or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is part of a private or public sewer system. Any person violating this provision shall be subject to immediate arrest and upon conviction thereof shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5.
[1969 Code § 56-45]
The Engineer, Health Officer and other duly authorized employees of the Township bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter upon all properties for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurements, sampling and testing, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
[1969 Code §§ 56-46, 56-47; New]
Violations; Notice. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter except Subsection 17-8.1 shall be served by the Township with written notice stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in the notice, permanently cease all violations.
Continuance of Violations; Penalties. Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time limit provided for in Subsection a above, shall upon conviction thereof be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5. Each day during which any such violation shall continue beyond the time limit provided in Subsection a shall be deemed a separate offense.