Borough of Fair Haven, NJ
Monmouth County
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[2002 Code § 13.04.010]
Pursuant to the Sewerage Authorities Law, there is created a public body corporate and politic under the name and style of "The Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority."
[2002 Code § 13.04.020]
The Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority is and shall be an agency and instrumentality of the six Boroughs created by parallel ordinances duly adopted by their Governing Bodies, and is a sewerage authority as contemplated and provided for by the Sewerage Authorities Law and shall have and exercise all of the powers and perform all of the duties provided for by the Sewerage Authorities Law and any other statutes heretofore or hereafter enacted and applicable thereto.
[2002 Code § 13.04.030]
The Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority shall consist of 12 members thereof, and two of such members shall be appointed by the Governing Body of each of the Boroughs, in accordance with the provisions of the Sewerage Authorities Law.
[2002 Code § 13.08.010]
As used in this section:
AUTHORITY
Shall mean the Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority.
BUILDING
Shall mean any building or structure heretofore or hereafter constructed and designed or used for dwelling or other use or occupancy by persons, either temporary or permanent.
CONNECTION DATE
Shall mean the ninetieth day following the service of a notice from the Borough that a sewer is available to serve as a building except that in the case of a building completed subsequent to the availability of a sewer to the premises on which a building is located, "connection date" shall mean the date of the initial occupancy of the building or the date of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy therefor, whichever of the dates shall be the earlier.
FRONTING
A property shall be deemed to front on the system if any of its boundaries abut a street or easement at a point opposite a sewer in such a street or easement which is part of a sewer of the authority or where a building is located upon a street or easement in which a sewer is now or hereafter constructed.
SEWER
Shall mean any sewer or main designed or used for collection or disposal of sanitary sewage within the Borough.
[2002 Code § 13.08.020]
Every connection required by this section shall be made in a manner to discharge into the sewer, all waste and sanitary sewage originating in the building in accordance with and subject to the rules and regulations as well as sewer system standards heretofore or hereafter adopted by the Authority which connection shall be subject to the right of inspection and approval by the Authority. All connection charges, service charges and inspection fees imposed by the Authority under its rules and regulations or rate schedules, nor or hereafter adopted by the Authority shall be paid promptly when due.
[2002 Code § 13.08.030]
The owner of each building located on property which now or hereafter fronts upon a sewer or is located upon any street in the Borough in which a sewer is now or hereafter constructed shall connect such building and property with the sewer prior to the connection date for the purpose of delivering sewage from each building into the sewer. The connection shall be subject to and in conformity with the rules and regulations and sewer system standards heretofore or hereafter adopted by the Authority regulating and providing for the improvement, maintenance and repair of such connections and prescribing the kind of materials to be used in the original connection and in improving and repairing the same and the method of doing the same. Unless a toilet is already installed therein, every owner of such building shall install at least one toilet therein and connect such building and every toilet therein with the sewer.
[2002 Code § 13.08.040]
The Authority shall have the right to inspect the connections as well as the sanitary sewerage facilities which are used in discharging through such connections into the mains of the Authority, except that the Authority shall charge no fee for inspections or approval of such connections beyond the line of the public right-of-way or easement, in which the main to which such connection is made, is situated.
[2002 Code § 13.08.050]
The Borough Clerk shall mail a notice to connect on a form furnished by the Authority to every owner of a building and property located within the area in the Borough in which a sewer shall have been installed and is ready to receive sewage. The Borough clerk shall mail such notice to connect as soon as possible following receipt of written notification from the Authority, describing the area within which such sewer is available to receive sewage. The Borough Clerk shall forward a list of the names and addresses of the owners upon whom the notice to connect has been served to the authority.
[2002 Code § 13.08.060]
If the owner of any property affected by this section shall neglect, after notice is given to make any such sewer connection or installation of toilet, the Borough may cause such connection or installation to be made under its direction and supervision or award one or more contracts for the making of such improvement, and such sewer connection or installation charge shall bear interest and be a first and paramount lien against the respective property so connected with the sewer to the same extent as assessments for local improvements, and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner.
[2002 Code § 13.08.070]
No owner, occupant, or tenant of residential, educational, religious, commercial, or industrial properties shall connect or maintain the connection or permit to be connected or permit the maintenance of the connection of any sump pumps, roof leaders, roof drains, swimming pools, ornamental ponds, water cooled refrigeration, air-conditioning units, fire sprinkler systems, and any other similar devices with the Borough of Fair Haven or Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority's sanitary sewer system.
a. 
Existing Units. All existing units may be inspected by the Plumbing Subcode Official or his authorized designee in order to ensure compliance with this section.
b. 
New Units. A certificate of occupancy will not be issued for new units until the Plumbing Subcode Official has completed his inspection pursuant to this section.
[2002 Code § 13.08.080]
[2002 Code § 13.08.090]
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.