Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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[Amended 12-12-1990 by Ord. No. 1614; 3-11-1998 by Ord. No. 2062; 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 3748; 8-12-2008 by Ord. No. 3770]
A. 
Applications for water supply must be made on the forms furnished by the Township for such purpose. The application must be made by the owner of the premises or property or his authorized agent, shall state to whom the fill for water rates and charges shall be rendered (either owner or agent) and shall specify the purpose for which the water is to be used, the type and character of the building and, when used for construction or other special purposes, it must be so stated on the application, and there shall be submitted therewith any fees necessary to be paid in advance by this chapter.
B. 
Persons desiring a one-inch tap to be made on a specified day shall make application therefor at least two weeks prior to said date; persons desiring installation of a tab larger than one inch on a specified day shall make application therefor at least 20 days prior to said date. The Department will not, however, guarantee to any applicant that any tap will be made on a specified date but will reasonably attempt to do so.
C. 
The Township shall, as part of said application, conduct an inspection subsequent to the installation of any water supply to insure that such water supply was constructed and installed in accordance with the approved application and plans. In the event such inspection shall reveal any deviations from the approved application and plans, the applicant shall correct all such deviations and shall pay an additional fee to the Township in the amount of $25 for each subsequent inspection required as a result of such deviations.
(1) 
All newly drilled wells within the Township must have the water from same analyzed and a certified report issued for potability by a state-certified lab for the following indications:
(a) 
Coliform.
(b) 
Nitrate.
(c) 
pH.
(d) 
Manganese.
(e) 
Iron.
(f) 
Volatile organic compounds with MCLs.
(g) 
Sulfates.
(h) 
Arsenic.
(i) 
Lead.
(2) 
The provisions of N.J.A.C. 7:10-7.2 are expressly incorporated herein to permit the Health Department to determine that water is unacceptable if, in the judgment of the Health Department, physical, chemical or biological characteristics render the water unduly unpalatable or aesthetically objectionable.
(3) 
A copy of such test results shall be filed with the Health Department within 10 days of certification by such laboratory. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued unless such results have been issued by the Health Department for such wells.
D. 
One shall obtain local Health Department approval and a permit before constructing a public noncommunity or nonpublic water system (private well). "Nonpublic water systems" are defined as a water system that is not a public water system. "Public noncommunity water system" is defined as a public water system that is not a community water system. A "public community water system" is defined as a public water system which serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents.
(1) 
Fee to drill a well: $75.
(2) 
Fee to install a pump: $25.
E. 
For a permit for the abandonment of an individual or semipublic water system: $50.
F. 
Any permit issued for the installation of an individual or semipublic water supply shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of its issuance.
No application for water supply or service to be furnished to premises against which there is an outstanding undisputed, delinquent account will be accepted.
All applications for installation of, change in or replacement of service connections shall be made in writing, by the owner or his agent and shall, if a new tap on the main is necessary, be accompanied by the payment of the required tap fee in accordance with Article IV of this chapter.
When a tap has been made for a new service connection, curb stops shall be closed and shall not be opened unless a meter has been set and installed or unless the owner or authorized agent applies for construction water and has paid the appropriate fees.
Fire hydrant use is permitted only with the use of a water meter.
A. 
The fee to rent a three-fourths-inch meter adaptable only to garden hose requires a deposit of $150.
B. 
The fee to rent a three-inch meter adaptable to a firehose of 2 1/2 inches requires a deposit of $625.
C. 
All deposits must be made by cash, money order, cashier's check or certified check payable to the Township of Franklin Water Utility. Charges for use will be based upon the current water rate and will be deducted from the deposit. The remaining moneys will be returned to the applicant.
[Amended 11-17-1990 by Ord. No. 1607]