City of Lambertville, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[1990 Code § 13-1.1]
The owner of any dwelling or other building occupied by persons and located upon any street in which a sanitary sewer is now constructed, shall, within 60 days after the date of completion of construction of a sewage treatment plant in this City, install a toilet in such dwelling or other building unless a toilet is now installed therein or shall have been installed therein prior to that date, and shall, prior to that date, connect such toilet therein or so installed therein, and such dwelling or other building with such sewer.
[1990 Code § 13-1.2]
The owner of any dwelling or other building to be occupied by persons hereafter erected upon any street in which a sanitary sewer is constructed, shall, prior to occupancy of such dwelling or other building or within 60 days after the date of the completion of construction of the sewage treatment plant, whichever date shall be later, install a toilet in such dwelling or other building and shall connect such toilet and dwelling or other building with such sewer.
[1990 Code § 13-1.3]
The owner of any dwelling or other building occupied by persons, now located upon any street in which a sanitary sewer may hereafter be constructed, shall, within 60 days after the date of the completion of such sewer or within 60 days after the date of the completion of the sewage treatment plant, whichever date shall be later, install a toilet in such dwelling or other building, unless a toilet is now installed therein or shall have been installed therein prior to that date, and shall connect such toilet therein or so installed therein, and such dwelling or other building with the sewer.
[1990 Code § 13-1.4]
If the owner of any property shall fail to make any connection or installation required by this section within the time herein required, the City may proceed to make such connection or installation, or cause the same to be made, and assess the cost thereof as a lien against such property, pursuant to State Law.
[1990 Code § 13-2.2]
All owners of property situated along the lines of any sewers now or hereafter constructed in any of the streets or highways, or other places, of and in the City shall cause the houses or buildings located thereon to be connected with the sewer line in the street, or other place adjoining the property upon order from the Mayor and Council to be given by the City Construction Official requiring such connection to be made.
[1990 Code § 13-2.3]
The notice shall be addressed to the owner of the property as the name of the owner appears in the last tax duplicate of the City, shall describe the property by lot and block designation as the same appears on the tax map of the City and by the street address thereof, if a street address exists, and shall state that by order of the Mayor and Council, the owner is required to connect the house or other building or buildings on the property with the sewer line, and the notice shall inform the owner of the penalty to be imposed for failure to comply with this notice and order, in accordance with the terms of this section.
[1990 Code § 13-2.4]
The notice may be served on the owner personally or by leaving it at his usual place of abode with a member of his family above the age of 18 years. If the owner is not a resident of the City a copy of the notice may be left with the tenant or occupant of the house or building on the property, and a copy of the notice shall be sent to the owner by registered mail addressed to the last known post office address of said owner as the name appears on the last tax duplicate of the City.
[1990 Code § 13-2.5]
Any person who shall fail to comply with any order issued in accordance with the terms of this section within 30 days after the notice has been served, as aforesaid, shall upon conviction be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, or be imprisoned for not more than 90 days, or both.
[Ord. No. 14-2018]
For the purposes of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the test of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words 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.
AUTHORITY
Shall mean the Lambertville Municipal Utilities Authority.
ILLICIT CONNECTION
Shall mean any physical or non-physical connection that discharges storm water, groundwater, or non contract cooling water to the sanitary sewer system operated by the Lambertville Municipal Utilities Authority. Non physical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows or overflows into the sanitary sewer system. Sump pump discharges, cellar drains floor drains, and roof drains that convey groundwater or storm water to any part of the WTP, sanitary sewer system or plumbing system or are also considered illicit connections.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual corporation, company, limited liability company, partnership, firm, business entity, association or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORMWATER
Shall mean water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land 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.
WTP
Shall mean the Lambertville Municipal Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant including all components of the associated collection system and infrastructure.
[Ord. No. 14-2018]
The Lambertville Municipal Utilities Authority Use, Rules and Regulations, as amended and supplemented from time to time (the "Regulations"), are hereby incorporated by reference in this Section. A copy of the Regulations, including all current amendments and supplements, shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk and made available to the public for inspection and copying during regular business hours.
[Ord. No. 14-2018]
No person shall engage in improper use or construction of sanitary sewers. No person shall construct, operate, utilize or own an illicit connection.
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to fail to correct a violation of any provision of the Regulations within 30 days after delivery to such person or entity of a written notice of violation from the Authority, except that committing or causing the commission of a prohibited discharge as defined in the Regulations shall be an unlawful act at the time it occurs.
[Ord. No. 14-2018]
The provisions of this Section may be enforced by the Executive Director of the Authority. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:14B-20, representatives of the Authority shall have the power to enter, at all reasonable times, any premises on which such a prohibited discharge pursuant to Section 17.48.030 is supposed to exist, for the purpose of inspecting, rehabilitating or securing samples of any such prohibited discharge.
[Ord. No. 14-2018]
In addition to the penalties provided in the Regulations for violation of any provision of this Section or of the Regulations, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall be a fine not exceeding $2,000, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof. Each day on which any waters or wastes are discharged in violation of Section 17.48.030 shall constitute a separate violation.
In addition to the penalties provided in Regulations and in this Section for violation of any provision of this Section or of the Regulations, the City may require the installation or connection to a sewer line to be made and recover the cost as an assessment upon the premises for which the connection was made in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:63-54, et seq.