Township of Branchburg, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #62-150; Ord. #78-324; Ord. #78-332; Ord. #78-340; Ord. #96-710]
[Ord. No. 2006-1018 § 1]
It is the purpose of this chapter to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system and to prohibit the spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater into the municipal storm water system, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 2006-1018 § 1]
As used in this chapter:
a. 
DOMESTIC SEWAGE – Shall mean waste and wastewater from human or household operations.
b. 
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 Township of Branchburg. Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.
c. 
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)).
d. 
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, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Township of Branchburg or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
e. 
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.
f. 
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 materials, 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.
g. 
PERSON – Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
h. 
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, by-product, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.
i. 
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.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Branchburg any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
[Ord. No. 2006-1018 § 1]
No person shall spill, dump or dispose of materials other than stormwater to the municipal storm sewer system.
Water line flushing and discharges from potable water sources.
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising ground waters).
Air conditioning condensate (excluding contact and non-contact cooling water).
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff).
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows.
Residential car washing water and residential swimming pool discharges.
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water.
Flows from firefighting activities.
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a. 
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following its use for their intended purposes; and
b. 
Equipment used in the application of salt and de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing material applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded.
c. 
Rinsing of equipment, as described in the above paragraph is limited to exterior, undercarriage, and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
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Any person who continues to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter after being duly notified, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $2,000.