Borough of North Plainfield, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #382, S 18.1]
No new installation of refrigeration equipment, air conditioning, or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment requiring the use of water, supplied by any public water company or derived from any well, shall be installed on any premises until a permit authorizing such installation has been issued by the Borough Engineer.
[Ord. #382, S 18.2]
Application, in duplicate, on forms furnished by the Public Works Department for permits for refrigeration, air conditioning, or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment to be installed shall specify the information requested on the application and shall be accompanied by a fee of $3. One approved copy of the application will be returned to the applicant to serve as a permit.
[Ord. #382, S 18.3]
All new installations of any individual or collective system of refrigeration equipment, air conditioning equipment, or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in any premises for a single consumer shall be installed under the following specifications:
a. 
All new installations of any individual or collective system of refrigeration equipment, air conditioning equipment, or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment of three tons and over shall be equipped with a water conserving device such as economizer evaporative condenser, water cooling tower or similar apparatus, which device shall not consume for makeup purposes in excess of 5% of the consumption that would normally be used without such device.
b. 
All new installations of refrigeration equipment, air conditioning equipment, or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment under three tons, not using recirculated water shall be provided with an automatic water supply regulating device so as to limit the flow of water in relation to the condenser temperature reduction requirements of the apparatus. In no case shall the equipment use in excess of one and one-half (1-1/2) gallons per minute per ton capacity.
c. 
If two or more units, which in the aggregate total to three tons or over, are installed to serve the same building or premises, the unit or units shall be subject to the same requirements applicable to a unit or equipment of three tons or over, as in this Section provided.
[Ord. #382, S 18.4]
Each direct water connection to a refrigeration unit, air conditioning unit, or refrigeration and air conditioning unit using water for cooling purposes and which is connected with the potable public water system, shall be equipped with a vacuum breaker, except in installations where the water supply piping has no contact with the refrigerant. This will be the case where two substantial and independent wall thicknesses of metal separate the refrigerant from the public water system.
[Ord. #382, S 18.5]
Refrigerating units, air conditioning units, or refrigerating and air conditioning units with a capacity of more than 20 pounds of refrigerant shall be provided with a relief valve installed on the outlet side of the vacuum breaker of the water supply connection, such relief valve being set at five pounds above the maximum water pressure at the point of installation.
[Ord. #382, S 18.6]
All installations of any individual or collective system of refrigeration and/or air conditioning equipment in any premises for a single consumer shall be installed under the following specifications:
a. 
Definition. As used in this Section:
AIR CONDITIONING
Shall mean and apply to that equipment used primarily for human comfort cooling and shall be considered on the basis that one compressor motor horsepower is equal to one ton of refrigeration.
b. 
Equipment used for a purpose other than air conditioning shall be considered on the basis that one compressor motor horsepower is equal to 0.6 ton of refrigeration.
c. 
Refrigeration or air conditioning equipment using gas for energy shall be rated on the basis that one ton is equal to the removal of 12,000 British Thermal Units per hour with a five (5°) degree Fahrenheit evaporating temperature and eighty-six (86°) degree Fahrenheit condensing temperature.
d. 
Definition. As used in this Section:
PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM OR POTABLE PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
Shall mean water supplied to the consumers by any public or semi-public water company.
[Ord. #382, S 18.7]
All existing installations of refrigeration equipment, air conditioning or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment installed on any premises, requiring the use of water, supplied by a public water company or derived from a well shall be subject to the rules and regulations prescribed in this Section. The owner, or person or corporation in possession of any premises upon which refrigeration and air conditioning equipment requiring the use of water is already installed, shall make application and obtain a permit for the existing installation not later than July 1, 1953. The application shall contain the same information as in the case of a new installation. All existing installations of refrigeration equipment, air conditioning or refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, requiring the use of water, installed prior to the adoption of this Section shall comply with the requirements of this Section in the same manner as new installations and such equipment already installed shall be changed, rebuilt or remodeled and all the work and equipment required therefor, shall be installed and completed on or before May 31, 1954, pursuant to the inspection and supervision of the Borough Engineer; provided, however, that the Council may for good cause shown, by resolution, extend the time for compliance for a further period, not exceeding one year.
[Ord. #382, S 18.8]
No air conditioning or refrigerating unit employing water in its use shall discharge such water into the sanitary sewerage system except upon application to the Council. No discharge into the sanitary sewer shall be allowed, if it is feasible to discharge the water into an accessible storm sewer.
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Editor's Note: See Chapter 20, Flood Damage Prevention, Article III, subsection 20-3.3, for the prohibition of sewer hookups or other connections to the sewage system from certain lots for a period of fifty years.
[Ord. #85-25, S 1]
Sewer usage charges in and for the Borough are hereby established in accordance with the following:
a. 
The expense of operation and maintenance of any public sewage system as described in this Section shall be borne by the property owners connected thereto.
b. 
Commencing January 1, 1986, and thereafter an annual sewer usage charge shall be paid by all users of the facilities in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Section.
[Ord. #85-25, S 2]
User classes are hereby established in accordance with the following:
a. 
Single-family dwelling equals one unit.
b. 
Multi-family dwellings, apartment and condominium complexes: Each apartment or condominium unit equals one unit.
c. 
Each other nonresidential use equals one unit.
d. 
Whenever the number of public utility water meters at a property is greater than the number of units at the property, each meter in excess of the number of units shall equal an additional unit.
[Ord. #85-25, S 3]
a. 
The annual sewer usage charge for each property shall be calculated in accordance with the Schedule in the Appendix (included as an attachment to this chapter) based upon the amount of water used on the property during the prior calendar year, as reflected by public utility water meter readings.
b. 
In the event readings of operational public utility water meters for a property are incomplete and do not disclose total water usage for a calendar year, total water usage for the property shall, to the extent reasonable, be extrapolated from such readings for that calendar year as are available. In the event there are no such readings available, or that extrapolation of total water usage for the calendar year would not be reasonable based upon available readings, the next annual sewer usage charge for that property shall be 120% of the last previous annual sewer usage charge for that property.
c. 
In the event a property connects to the system during any calendar year and the provisions of paragraphs a and/or b cannot be applied, the next annual sewer usage charge for that property shall be pro rated at $25 per unit.
[Ord. #85-25, S 4]
A minimum charge to a user is permissible as long as the charge is supportable by calculations showing that the charge provides, at a minimum, for a charge equal to the user's share of all operation and maintenance costs, based upon use.
[Ord. #85-25, S 5]
There is hereby established a Sewer Usage Charge Board of Appeals, consisting of the Director, Department of Administration, a citizen to be appointed annually by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, and a Council member to be appointed annually by the Council President. The Board of Appeals shall have authority to hear and decide appeals by property owners that there is an error or inequity in a sewer usage charge and shall have power to correct any error or inequity. The Board of Appeals shall have authority to establish reasonable rules and regulations governing the processing of appeals.
No appeal from a sewer usage charge for a given year shall be heard or considered by the Board unless written notice of such appeal, on a form prescribed by the Board, shall have been filed with the Borough Clerk no later than June 1 of that calendar year.
[Ord. #85-25, S 6]
Any user objecting to any estimate of flow, or strength, made hereunder shall have the option, at its own cost and expense, of installing metering equipment on its discharge lines to record actual flow and strength readings. The metering equipment used, its installation and the location of the installation, shall all be subject to review and approval by the Borough or its designated representative.
[Ord. #85-25, S 7; Ord. #89-5, S 1; Ord. #92-06, S 1]
a. 
Each user shall be notified, at least annually by way of a regular bill, of the rate and charges assessed to the user for waste water treatment. The usage charge called for under this Section may be incorporated into the Borough's overall tax bill, as long as the charges to the user which represent the operation and maintenance costs of all charges are separately indicated on the bill.
b. 
All usage charges established and provided for herein shall be assessed against the owners of the property from which the sewage or waste water emanates, respectively, and shall be collected in equal semiannual installments by the Collector of Taxes of the Borough.
c. 
Such charges shall draw the same interest from the time they become due as taxes upon real estate in the Borough and shall be a lien upon the premises until paid, and the Borough shall have the same remedies for the collection thereof, with interest, costs and penalties, as it has by law for the collection of taxes upon real estate.
d. 
Anything to the contrary contained in this Section 13-4 notwithstanding, whenever a new schedule of rates is adopted which becomes effective during a calendar year for which bills utilizing the prior schedule of rates have theretofore been prepared and submitted to users, an amended bill shall be prepared and submitted to each user reflecting the new rates and the revised charges assessed to the user for the calendar year. The balance of the revised charges shall be due and payable on October 1 of that calendar year.
[Ord. #85-25, S 8; Ord. #89-5, S 2]
The usage charges established and provided for in this Section shall be due and payable on April 1, and October 1, in each year. The Council, by resolution, may postpone any payment due date(s).
[Ord. #85-25, S 9]
At least once each year the Borough shall review and revise as necessary the estimated flow and sewer use and sewer usage charges and shall establish a schedule of charges by user class, type of use, flow, biological oxygen demand (B.O.D.), suspended solids (S.S.) and such other criteria as the Borough shall deem appropriate. Any charges so established shall, at a minimum, provide for the equitable distribution of the Borough sewage facilities, Plainfield Joint Meeting's sewer facilities, and the Middlesex County Utility Authority (M.C.U.A.) costs to the users and shall provide, at a minimum, for revenue from the users equal in amount to the expenses of the Borough for costs and the charges to the Borough from Plainfield Joint Meeting and from the Middlesex County Utility Authority.
[Ord. #85-25, S 10]
Wherever actual readings of B.O.D. and S.S. users are available, those readings shall be used in determining charges for strength of sewage. Where actual readings or sampling is not available, B.O.D. and S.S. will be estimated by any of the following ways:
a. 
For residential users by utilizing a standard of 200 mg/L for B.O.D. and 240 mg/L for S.S.
b. 
For commercial users by establishing a proportion of strength comparable to residential users, or by establishing standard strengths for each category within the class.
[Ord. #85-25, S 11]
Any user who discharges into the system toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge or the treatment works shall pay for such increased costs.
[Ord. #85-5, S 12]
Any flows or strengths which are not chargeable to a particular user, whether by reason of the user being exempted from charges, or by reason of the flow entering the system by infiltration or inflow, shall be charged to all users proportionately, on the basis of flow.
[Ord. #85-25, S 13]
Public buildings which are, for the purposes of this Section defined as those buildings used for local governmental purposes, are excluded from the usage charges called for in this Section. The usage of the public buildings shall be treated as extraneous flow.
[Ord. #06-18, SS I—IV]
a. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this Section 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 Borough of North Plainfield, 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, manmade channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of North Plainfield or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater. MS4s do not include combined sewer systems, which are sewer systems that are designed to carry sanitary sewage at all times and to collect and transport stormwater from streets and other sources.
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, byproduct, 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.
b. 
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 Borough of North Plainfield any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
c. 
Enforcement. This Section shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or other Municipal Officials of the Borough of North Plainfield.
d. 
Penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this Section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,250.
[Ord. #382, S 13.1]
The sewer system of the Borough shall consist of main sewers laid longitudinally along the streets and house sewers extending from main sewers to within five (5') feet of the buildings.
[Ord. #382, S 13.2]
The house plumbing system consists of plumbing work within the buildings and to the end of the iron pipe five (5') feet outside of the building, and shall be under the control of the Board of Health. Such system shall be connected with the house laterals to the sewer in accordance with the provisions of the ordinances, and the rules and regulations of the Board of Health.
[Ord. #382, S 13.3]
No person shall injure, break or remove any part of the sewer system, or throw, deposit or cause to be thrown in any sewer opening, sink, water-closet or other receptacle connecting with the sewer system, any fluid or substance whatever other than household sewage, unless special permit shall be given by the Borough Council.
[Ord. #382, S 13.4]
All applications for permission to discharge or continue to discharge into the sewers, wastes, other than normal domestic sewage from toilets, baths, showers, wash bowls and sinks, shall be in writing, duly verified and under oath and shall contain complete information as follows:
a. 
Existing equalizing or pretreatment facilities.
b. 
Total daily flow in gallons.
c. 
Period of time during which flow in b above is discharged, namely, hours of day and days of week.
d. 
Peak rate of flow.
e. 
Character and concentration with respect to:
1. 
Suspended solids-Total and volatile.
2. 
Dissolved solids-Total and volatile.
3. 
Five day B.O.D. (Biochemical Oxygen Demand).
4. 
Chlorine Demand.
5. 
Temperature.
6. 
PH (Hydrogen-ION concentration).
7. 
Oil and Grease.
8. 
Sulphides.
9. 
Free acidity.
10. 
Alkalinity, total and caustic.
11. 
Maximum size of solids.
12. 
Date with respect to any chemical constituent.
f. 
Any additional information and data requested by the Borough as to every connection existing and as to any connection hereafter to be made with the sewers or lateral tributary thereto for the discharge of waste other than normal domestic sewage from toilets, baths, showers, wash bowls and sinks.
[Ord. #382, S 13.5]
Readily accessible means shall be provided by the owner, tenant or occupant of the premises to allow the Borough or its representatives to make periodic examination and determination of the volume, character, and concentration of waste being discharged in the sewers or laterals tributary thereto.
[Ord. #382, S 13.6]
Before any waste may be permitted to enter the sewers or laterals tributary thereto, it shall meet the following conditions and requirements, and in addition, the approval of the Borough must have been first obtained:
a. 
No mineral acidity, pH not less than five (5.0).
b. 
No caustic alkalinity, pH not greater than ten (10.0).
c. 
Must not contain any explosive substance.
d. 
Must not contain any flammable substance.
e. 
Temperature must not exceed one hundred fifty (150°) degrees Fahrenheit.
f. 
No grease or oil that will solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two (32°) degrees Fahrenheit and one hundred fifty (150°) degrees Fahrenheit.
g. 
Insoluble substances shall not exceed a daily average of 500 ppm. (parts per million).
h. 
Total solids (soluble and insoluble) shall not exceed a daily average of 5,000 ppm.
i. 
No gases or vapors, either free or occluded, in concentration toxic or dangerous to humans, animals or aquatic life in streams.
j. 
Chlorine demand shall not exceed an average greater than 20 ppm.
k. 
Five Day Biochemical oxygen demand (B.O.D.) shall not exceed an average greater than 500 ppm.
l. 
Shall not contain sulphides exceeding two ppm.
m. 
Must not contain more than 100 ppm of antiseptic substances.
n. 
Must not contain phenols in excess of 0.005 ppm.
o. 
Must not contain any toxic or irritating substances which will create conditions hazardous to public health and safety.
p. 
Must not contain any grease or oily substances exceeding a daily average of 25 ppm.
q. 
Must contain no poisons in sufficient quantities to endanger man or interfere with biological processes.
r. 
Must not contain any substance which the Borough now or hereafter finds to be harmful.
The right is reserved by the Borough to stop and prevent at any time the discharge into the sewers or laterals of any waste which may injure the sewers or adversely affect sewage treatment or which is not in conformity with the requirements and standards now or hereafter made by the Borough and the Borough may at any time without notice and without recourse sever the connection and cause removal of any sewer or drain through which such waste may be discharged.
[Ord. #382, S 13.8; Ord. #446, S 1]
Under no circumstances shall any of the following be discharged into any sewer or lateral:
a. 
Gasoline, naphtha, petroleum products or any substance which may create an explosion hazard in the system.
b. 
Oils, fats, or grease except as may result from household, hotel or restaurant operation.
c. 
Surface or rain water from yards, areas, courts, cellars, drains or roofs.
d. 
Rubbish, ashes and cinders.
e. 
Milk, brewery or distillery waste in any form.
And, in addition, any waste or substance which shall cause or result in:
f. 
Chemical reaction, either directly or in directly, with the materials of construction to impair the strength or durability of any sewer structure.
g. 
Mechanical action that will destroy or damage the sewer structure.
h. 
Restriction of hydraulic capacity of sewer structures.
i. 
Restriction of normal inspection or maintenance of sewer structure.
j. 
Placing of unusual demands on the sewage treatment equipment or process.
k. 
Limitation of effectiveness of the sewage treatment process.
l. 
Danger to public health and safety.
m. 
Obnoxious conditions inimical to the public interest.
[Ord. #97-12, S 2]
The property owner is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the house plumbing system and the house connection to the Borough's sewer system main that is laid longitudinally along the streets.
[Ord. #382, S 13.9]
As used in this Chapter:
HOUSE CONNECTIONS
Shall mean that portion of the house laterals between the main sewers and the curb line.
[Ord. #382, S 13.10; Ord. #97-12, S 3]
The Borough Council shall have full control of the entire sewer system. All connections made with the sewer system shall be constructed, made and kept in repair, under their supervision or that of their duly appointed agents. The Borough Council shall appoint an agent to supervise the construction to the system.
[Ord. #382, S 13.11]
All connections to the main sewers shall be made only by persons licensed as plumbers by the Board of Health of the Borough of North Plainfield, and all such connections shall be made in accordance with the conditions imposed by the Borough Council, and its ordinances' rules and regulations now existing or which may hereafter be adopted.
[Ord. #382, S 13.12; Ord. #86-4, S 1; Ord. #86-4A-87-17, S 1; Ord. #95-12, S 3]
No connection of any kind shall be made to the sanitary sewer system unless and until the owner or occupant of the property sought to be connected shall make application to the Borough for a sewer connection permit and shall have paid the charge for such connection as established by this Section. The sewer connection permit application shall be supplemented by sufficient plans, specifications and other pertinent information as shall be deemed necessary by the Borough Engineer.
[Ord. #382, S 13.13; Ord. #95-12, S 4]
No person shall break, cut or remove any pipe of any public sanitary sewer, or make or cause to be made any connection therewith, except as otherwise permitted by this Section.
[Ord. #382, S 13.14; Ord. #97-12, S 4]
All house sewer connections shall be constructed of extra heavy cast iron soil pipe of the hub and spigot pattern four (4") inches in diameter, joints to be made of hemp or oakum and made absolutely tight with a joint filling of lead, thoroughly caulked or Schedule 40 PVC pipe four (4") inches in diameter glued at each joint in an absolute water tight manner. All house sewer connections shall be laid on a grade not less than one-fourth (1/4") inch per foot.
All sewer connections shall be laid as nearly as possible in a straight line, except at the connection with the sewer mains, where the proper curved pipe shall be used. Clean-outs or lamp holes are required at changes of grade or line, and where house laterals are over one hundred (100') feet long, there shall be a clean out or lamp hole at every seventy five (75') foot interval, set at an angle of forty-five (45°) degrees and finished in a satisfactory manner.
[Ord. #382, S 13.15]
All work shall be left uncovered until after the inspection of the same by an inspector appointed by the Borough Council, and where any tests of the work may seem necessary, the tests shall be made at the expense of the licensee who must furnish all necessary tools, labor and assistants for such test, and must repair any defective work or material when so ordered by the Borough Council or its agents.
[Ord. #382, S 13.16]
Each house or building shall have a separate sewer connection, and a house sewer must not be connected with and pass through the cellar of another house.
[Ord. #95-12, S 5]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-11, the fee to connect to a public sanitary sewer is established as follows:
a. 
Single-Family Residential Use. Each single-family dwelling shall be charged a two thousand ($2,000.00) dollar connection fee per dwelling for all new connections to the sanitary sewer system.
b. 
Multi-Family Residential Use. Each apartment, condominium or townhouse unit shall be charged a two thousand ($2,000.00) dollar connection fee for each separate dwelling unit. A separate dwelling unit shall be defined as having its own housekeeping facilities.
c. 
Nonresidential Use. Each nonresidential use shall be charged a minimum connection fee of $3,000 for each 400 gallons estimated annual daily average flow or major fraction thereof as determined by the Borough Engineer based upon data and information supplied to the Borough by the applicant and the results of any investigation by the Borough into actual meter reads or other available information regarding the estimated annual daily average flow for the proposed use. In no event shall the connection fee for any nonresidential use be calculated at less than one hundred twenty-five thousandth (0.125) gallons per day for each square foot of occupancy.
d. 
Any change of use of a property, and any change in occupancy of a nonresidential property, shall require an application to the Borough for a permit to connect to the sanitary sewer system. The Borough Engineer shall review all such applications submitted pursuant to this paragraph, and shall determine if a sewer connection permit is required pursuant to this Section.
e. 
All connection fees required by this Section shall be paid to the Borough prior to the issuance of a sewer connection permit.
[Ord. #95-12, S 5]
Any connection made to any sewer and any toilet installed contrary to and in violation of any of the provisions of this Section shall be disconnected immediately upon notice from the Borough. Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this Section shall, after conviction, be subject to the penalty provisions of N.P.R.G.O. Section 1-5 for each separate violation.
[Ord. #382, S 13.9; Ord. #728, S 1; Ord. #97-12, S 5]
As used in this Section:
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
Shall mean any solid, liquid, or gaseous substance discharged, permitted to flow or escaping in the course of any industrial, manufacturing, trade or business process or in the course of the development, recovery or processing of natural resources, as distinct from normal sewage.
MAIN
Shall mean Borough-owned or leased piping and appurtenances in or along public rights-of-way or easements owned by the Borough for the collection of sewage and transmission of sewage to treatment facilities.
M.C.U.A.
Shall mean Middlesex County Utilities Authority.
N.J.D.E.P.
Shall mean New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
NORMAL SEWAGE
Shall mean sewage with a maximum:
a. 
Five day biochemical oxygen demand of 200 mg-1;
b. 
Suspended solids content of 240 mg-1, and
c. 
Chlorine demand of 15 mg-1.
P.A.R.S.A.
Shall mean Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority.
SEWAGE
Shall mean the combination of water-carried wastes from residences, businesses, industries, and other buildings, institutions and factories.
UNPOLLUTED WATER OR LIQUIDS
Shall mean any water or liquid containing none of the following:
a. 
Emulsified grease or oil;
b. 
Substance that may impart taste, odor or color;
c. 
Odorous or otherwise obnoxious gases;
d. 
Total dissolved solids in excess of 1000 mg-1;
e. 
Suspended solids in excess of five mg-1;
f. 
A biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) in excess of five mg-1, and
g. 
A pH below six (6.0) or greater than nine (9.0);
h. 
Any substance prohibited by Federal or State law or regulations, from being discharged directly into any stream or other body of water, including, but not limited to, any substance classified as being toxic.
U.S.E.P.A.
Shall mean United States Environmental Protection Agency.
USER
Shall mean the person applying for use of or continuing to use the sewer system, whether owner or tenant, and who enters into an agreement therefor.
[Ord. #382, S 13.10; Ord. #728, S 1]
Industrial wastes being discharged into the sewer system shall be subject to periodic sampling, inspection and determination of character and concentration. Such sampling, inspection and determination shall be made by the Borough as frequently as may be deemed necessary. Representative samples for full working day shall be obtained by taking hourly samples and compositing them in accordance with the flow at the time of sampling. Sewage sampling facilities shall be accessible to the Borough at all times. Due care shall be exercised in the collection of all samples to insure preservation thereof in as nearly the natural state as possible, including refrigeration of all samples which are intended for analysis by biochemical methods.
[Ord. #382, S 13.11; Ord. #728, S 1; Ord. #97-12, S 6]
a. 
The Borough shall be responsible for analysis of samples of industrial wastes.
b. 
Laboratory methods used in the analysis of samples of industrial wastes shall be those set forth in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Sewage" as published by the American Public Health Association; and/or any methods required by U.S.E.P.A., N.J.D.E.P., M.C.U.A. and P.A.R.S.A., provided, however, that alternate methods for the analysis of industrial wastes may be used, subject to mutual agreement between the Borough and the owner discharging such industrial wastes into the sanitary sewer system.
[Ord. #382, S 13.12; Ord. #728, S 1]
Any owner of an improved property who is discharging industrial wastes into the sanitary sewer system and who contemplates a change in the method of operation which will alter the type of industrial wastes at the time being discharged into the sanitary sewer system shall notify the Borough, in writing, at least 10 days prior to consummation of such change.
[Ord. #382, S 13.13; Ord. #728, S 1]
All users whose discharge to the sewer system must be sampled and analyzed because of its composition, shall pay the Borough for all costs incurred in obtaining and analyzing the samples. Payment for such costs must be made within 30 days after receipt of bill by the user. Late payment will be subject to a 5% late charge and interest at the rate of 1% per month or part thereof.