Borough of Interlaken, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 1]
All plans for sanitary sewer systems shall reflect New Jersey State Regulations and Guidelines which implement the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq. and the New Jersey Water Quality Planning Act, N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1 et seq.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 2]
The location for all sanitary sewer mains shall be within the municipal right-of-way at or near the center line of the paved cartway or actual road surface area from curbline to curbline, unless otherwise permitted by the Borough Engineer upon good cause shown.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 3]
Curved sewers shall be approved only under special conditions. The minimum diameter shall be eight inches; the minimum radius of curvature shall be 100 feet and manhole spacing shall not exceed 300 feet. Approval shall be limited to areas where curved streets compromise the general layout, or where the use of curved sewers would permit substantial savings in costs, or avoid very deep cuts, rock or obstructions of a serious nature.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 4]
Easements, which shall be in a form approved by the Borough Engineer and Borough Attorney, shall be required for all sanitary sewer lines which are not within a public right-of-way. Easements shall be a minimum of 20 feet wide for sanitary sewers up to 15 feet deep; for sewers more than 15 feet deep, easements shall be 30 feet wide. (Depth of sewer shall be measured from the design invert of the pipe to the surface of the proposed final grading.)
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 5]
All sewers shall be designed to meet New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Slope Standards. All sewers shall be designed to flow with a minimum velocity of two feet per second and a maximum velocity of 10 feet per second at full flow based on Manning's Formula with n = 0.013. When PVC pipe is used, an n factor of 0.010 may be used. Inverted siphons shall be designed for minimum velocity of six feet per second.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 6]
The applicant shall submit for approval details of the planned pipes, joints, fittings, etc. All materials used for sanitary sewer systems shall be manufactured as governed by Chapter 107, Laws of 1982 of the State of New Jersey as amended, and all state, and local requirements. Materials used in the connection of sewers, force mains and out falls shall be as follows: gravity sewers shall be constructed of reinforced concrete, ductile iron, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or arcylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic pipe. Reinforced concrete pipe shall be used only in sizes 24 inches and larger. Inverted siphons, force mains and outfalls shall be constructed of ductile iron pipe unless otherwise permitted by the Borough. Inverted siphons shall consist of two pipes with provisions for flushing. Flow control gates shall be provided in the chambers.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 7]
Any sewer within 100 feet of a water supply well or a below grade reservoir shall be of steel, reinforced concrete cast iron, or other suitable materials, and shall be properly protected by completely water tight construction, and shall be tested for water tightness after installation.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 3]
Reinforced concrete pipes shall meet all the requirements of ASTN specifications C-76. All pipes shall be class 4 strength except where stronger pipe is required by the Borough Engineer.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 9]
Polyvinyl Chloride sewer pipe (PVC) shall have bell and spigot ends and O-ring rubber gasketed joints. PVC pipe and fittings shall conform to ASTN D-3034, with a wall thickness designation of SDR 35 (minimum).
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 10; Ord. No. 370]
The sanitary sewer house connection detail shall be made in accordance with the attached detail. The type of material to be used for the house connection or lateral from the street main to the clean-out shall be the material to be used for the main line sewer construction as set forth in this section and may be as follows: four inch cast iron soil pipe, extra heavy; four inch PVC plastic pipe, schedule 40; or four inch ABS plastic pipe, SDR 35. Wye connections shall utilize the same material used at the junction of a house connection and the sewer main. The sanitary sewer house connection details shall be made in accordance with the detail set forth in Addendum "A" attached hereto and made a part hereof. (See Addendum "A" on file in the Office of the Municipal Clerk.)
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 11]
Bends in house connection lines shall be made using standard fittings. A riser with a clean-out at grade shall be used at the point terminating municipal jurisdiction. This inspection clean-out or observation tee shall be fitted within an italic cap placed two feet from the outside face of the curb between the curb and sidewalk if installed.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 1 § 12; Ord. No. 370 § 2]
Manholes shall be provided at ends of sewer lines, at intersections, and at changes of grade or alignment. Spacing intervals between manholes shall not exceed 300 feet for 18 inch pipe or less or 400 feet for larger pipe sizes. All other manhole specifications shall be as required by the Borough Engineer in accordance with applicable laws and/or regulations.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 2 § 1]
In constructing and installing any and all sanitary sewers, including but not limited to sewer mains and sewer laterals, the costs of such sewers and the necessary house connections to the sewer main, as well as costs incidental thereto, shall be assessed against each lot or parcel benefited, in the manner provided by law. The assessments against such lot or parcel so benefited shall be in proportion to the peculiar benefit or advantage or increase in value which the respective lots or parcels shall be deemed by the Borough to receive by reason of such improvements. Upon completion of the work and confirmation of the assessments in the manner provided by law, such assessments shall become immediately due and payable.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 2 § 2]
All applications for the use of sewers must be made in accordance with procedures established by the Borough. The application and its acceptance by the Borough shall constitute a contract between the Borough and the applicant, obligating the applicant to pay the Borough or its designated agent its rates as established from time to time and to comply with its rules and regulations.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 2 § 3]
Other service connections from the sewer main to the structure shall also be installed at the expense of the customer. All service lines shall be in full and complete compliance with the specifications established by the Borough.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 2 § 4]
All leaks or other damage in the service pipes, laterals and fixtures in and upon the premises supplied beyond the sewer main must be properly repaired by the owner or occupant at his or her sole cost and expense in accordance with guidelines and specifications as may be promulgated by the Borough. The owner or occupant shall apply and obtain all necessary permits and approvals from the Borough and other governmental entities or agents prior to the commencement of such repairs. On failure to make such repairs with reasonable dispatch, the Borough, upon 10 days written notice, may turn off the sewer from the premises, and the water will not be turned on again until all necessary repairs are made and all bills, including the charge of $300 are paid in full. The Borough shall in no way be responsible for maintenance of or for damage done by water waste escaping from the service pipe or lateral or any other pipe or fixture beyond the sewer main connection (on the outlet side thereto).
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 2 § 5]
If two or more customers are supplied with sewer use through one service pipe or lateral under control of one curb and if any of the parties so supplied shall violate sewer rules and regulations, then the Borough reserves the right to apply its shutoff regulations or policies to the joint service line. Such action shall not be taken until the innocent customer who is not in violation of the Borough's rules has been given 10 days written notice to attach the service pipe leading to his premises to a separately controlled service connection at his sole cost and expense.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 2 § 6]
The service line or lateral line shall be inspected and approved after installation and before being covered up. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor or owner to request such inspection from the Borough. No certificate of occupancy for new construction shall be issued except upon the approval of the finished sewer installation by the Borough.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 2 § 7]
In the event that there is no sewer tapped to the sewer main, the customer shall be responsible for providing the tap and the construction of the service line or lateral line to the sewer main at his sole cost and expense after appropriate approvals from the Borough Engineer prior to commencement thereof. The sewer service pipe or lateral pipe shall be at right angles from the sewer main to the property line and shall be located a minimum distance of five feet from the side line of the property.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 3 § 1]
Owners/occupants shall be billed for sanitary sewer charges in advance annually, in accordance with the Borough's rate schedule.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 3 § 2]
The Mayor and Council, by ordinance, may prescribe other charges, rules and regulations as to the construction, maintenance, and connection for the use of existing sewers, from time to time as in their opinion may be proper and necessary.
[Ord. No. 258 Art. 3 § 3]
In addition to the provisions of this section and Section 16-1, all owners or occupants shall be obligated to comply with all other ordinances, rules, regulations or policies of the Borough and other governmental bodies, as well as the rules and regulations of the Ocean Township Sewerage Authority as the same may apply to the owner or occupant.
[Ord. No. 370 § 3]
A sewer connection fee of $500 will be charged. This fee will cover administration and engineering review fees and one hour of field inspection. Engineering inspections over one hour will be billed pursuant to the current contract for the Township Engineer. This fee will be in addition to any street opening permit fees required.
[Ord. No. 370 § 8]
A sewer connection deposit of $5,000 or a performance bond in the amount issued by a company authorized to transact business in New Jersey will be required prior to the issuance of any permits. This deposit will be held to guarantee proper performance of any work performed on the sewer line and will be held by the Borough for a minimum period of three months or until recommended to be released by the Borough Engineer. In the event that the owner and/or contractor does not properly complete the repairs to the sewer line after notice by the Borough Engineer, the Borough Engineer may utilize this deposit to properly complete the repairs. The connection deposit will also be in addition to any fees that may be required for a street opening permit.
[Ord. No. 337 § 1]
The Borough must contend with the impact of heavy rainfall and its potential for creating surcharge conditions upon its sanitary sewer system. The condition is exacerbated by the gallonage added to the sewer system by sump pump, floor drains, and the infiltration of other than normal sanitary sewage improperly connected to their sewerage systems. Additionally, the Borough has installed underground discharge piping in certain areas of the Borough for the efficient discharge of stormwater to avoid flooding in the roadways. It is in the best interest of the Borough to require certain procedures governing these issues.
[Ord. No. 337 § 2]
The purpose of this section, generally, is to promote compliance with the rules and regulations of the Borough and its related agencies and, specifically, to require that all such improper connections into its system be removed. It is the further purpose of this section to ensure that infiltration of unsanitary sewage be minimized to all sewage disposal systems operating within the Borough.
[Ord. No. 337 § 3]
As used in this section:
SANITARY SEWAGE
Shall mean the normal water carrying household and toilet waste from residences, and other establishments.
SEWERAGE SYSTEM
Shall mean all facilities and appurtenances connected with the collection system, trunk system and laterals.
[Ord. No. 337 § 4]
No person shall violate the rules and regulations of the Township of Sewage Authority ("TOSA") when applicable.
[Ord. No. 337 § 5]
No person shall connect any sump pump, floor drain and/or related apparatus to any sanitary sewer line. The record title owner shall be responsible under this subsection and shall be permitted to have caused any such connection.
[Ord. No. 337 § 6]
No person shall permit, allow or suffer or cause the infiltration of water or any other substance which is not normal sanitary sewage as defined into the TOSA system or any other system operated within the Borough. The record title owner shall be responsible under this subsection and shall be presumed to have caused any such connection.
[Ord. No. 337 § 8]
a. 
For public safety, health and welfare, residential property owners shall be required to connect all sump pump, floor drain and related apparatus to underground discharge piping where available in the Borough, or as same becomes available on the ongoing basis. Such connection shall be at the sole cost and expense of the resident unless otherwise determined by the Borough Council.
b. 
If the storm sewer discharge piping is not available, the sump pump floor drain, and/or related apparatus discharge piping may be connected underground through the curb opening to the gutter line, providing that there is more than 0.5% gutter slope. In existing roadways, a road opening permit shall be required from the Borough Hall.
c. 
In all other cases, the discharge shall be directed to the nearest ditches or contained on the owner's property so that it does not adversely affect neighboring land.
[Ord. No. 337 § 9]
a. 
Reasonable Basis to Inspect. Before any inspection is made of the suspected premises, the Borough and its agencies shall have a reasonable basis to suspect that a violation of subsection 16-5.4 through 16-5.6 has occurred. Such a reasonable basis shall exist whenever a petition supported by reasonable facts is filed with the Borough of the TOSA and/or whenever the Sanitary Inspector of the Board of Health or any other person duly authorized by the Borough to enforce the terms and conditions of this section so determines based on reasonable facts in that official's possession.
b. 
Property Owner Consent.
1. 
Upon satisfaction of paragraph (a) below, the Sanitary Inspector or other duly authorized representative shall visit the premises in question and request permission to inspect the premises for a violation of subsections 16-5.4 through 16-5.6. If permission is granted, entry shall not be made until the property owner has signed a written consent form to be supplied by the Borough. Once written permission is obtained, the Borough representative shall inspect the premises to determine if such violations of subsections 16-5.4 through 16-5.6 do exist. The premises shall be made available and accessible for such inspection by the property owner between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; provided however, that the inspections may be made at other times, with the property owner's consent, if one of the following conditions exists:
(a) 
The premises are not available during the foregoing hours for inspection;
(b) 
There is a reason to believe that violations are occurring on the premises which can only be fully determined and proved by inspections during other than the prescribed hours;
(c) 
There is reason to believe that a violation exists of the character which is immediate threat to health or safety, requiring inspection without delay.
2. 
Emergency inspections may be authorized if the Sanitary Inspector or any other duly authorized person has reason to believe that a condition exists which poses an immediate threat to life, health or safety.
c. 
Search or Access Warrants. In the event written consent cannot be obtained, the Sanitary Inspector or any other duly authorized person may, upon affidavit, apply to the Judge of the Municipal Court for a search warrant setting forth factually the actual conditions and circumstances that provide a reasonable basis or believing that a violation of subsections 16-5.4 through 16-5.6 may exist on the premises. If the Judge of the Municipal Court is satisfied as to the matter set forth in the affidavit, he shall authorize the issuance of a search warrant permitting access to an inspection of that part of the premises on which the suspected violation of subsections 16-5.4 through 16-5.6 exists.
d. 
Issuance of Warrant. If the inspection reveals infiltration of other than normal sanitary sewage, for example, stormwater improperly connected to the sanitary sewerage system, a warning and notice of abatement shall be provided to the property owner. A disconnect shall be effected by the property owner within 14 days of issuance of the warning.
e. 
Reinspection. If, upon reinspection of the premises with written consent or via a search warrant, the section violation has not been abated, the Sanitary Inspector or any other duly authorized person shall issue a summons for violation of this section.
[Ord. No. 337 § 10; New]
a. 
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
b. 
For the purposes of assessing penalties, the continuation of a particular violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate violation.
c. 
The imposition of a penalty, as provided hereinabove, shall be in addition to any injunctive or remedial relief which is authorized under the laws of the State of New Jersey with the same force and effect as though provided for herein.
[Ord. No. 122, Preamble]
Whereas, the Borough of Interlaken has, since 1923, been an owner of and serviced by a system of sewerage operated by the Interlaken-Township of Ocean Joint Sewer Commission. The Interlaken-Township of Ocean Joint Sewer Commission has been given notice by the State of New Jersey, Department of Health that it must alter its plant and equipment so as to secondarily treat sewerage in accordance with a time schedule requiring the last phase of construction to be completed by November 30, 1970. The Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority has planned and is constructed a comprehensive sewerage system to encompass all of the Township of Ocean and the areas which are covered by the Interlaken-Township of Ocean Joint Sewer Commission. The New Jersey State Department of Health and the Monmouth County Planning Board have indicated their approval of the design, plans and specifications of the comprehensive sewer system of the Township of Ocean.
[Ord. No. 122 §§ 1,2,3]
a. 
The Borough of Interlaken is hereby authorized to enter into the agreement between the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority and the Borough of Interlaken, which agreement is filed with the Borough Clerk and a copy thereof posted on the bulletin Board in the Borough Hall.
b. 
The Mayor and Clerk of the Borough of Interlaken are authorized to execute the Agreement on behalf of the Borough of Interlaken.
c. 
The Mayor and Clerk of the Borough are authorized to execute the deeds referred to in the agreement and any and all other documents and instruments which are necessary, proper and incidental to the execution and performance of the aforesaid agreement.