[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Byram 8-17-1971 as Ch. BH-VIII of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semipublic water supplies, requiring certain permits, providing for the inspection of such supplies and the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of the code is annexed to this chapter and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as "Standards for the Construction of Public Non-Community and Non-Public Water Systems," promulgated by the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection, and such amendments thereto and revisions thereof as may be hereafter promulgated.
Three copies of the Standards for the Construction of Public Non-Community and Non-Public Water Systems have been placed on file in the offices of the Secretary of the Board of Health and the Township Clerk for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the water supply has been issued by the Board of Health. Any permit to locate, construct or alter any water supply issued by the Board of Health shall expire one year after the date of issuance. All existing permits for the location, construction or alteration of any water supply heretofore issued by the Board of Health shall expire one year from the date of the adoption of this section.
The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the water supply, as proposed, is in compliance with the code.
New water supplies shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto which must rely on such a supply of water be sold or occupied, until the Board of Health has issued a certificate indicating that the water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the code. Issuance of the certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
The Board of Health may issue the certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a written statement, signed by him, to the Board of Health stating that the water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the code.
If a permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held before the Board within 15 days after request is made by the applicant. The Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of the hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any water supply which is being erected or installed in violation of the code to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy the violation and, thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code. After issuance of such order and the service of a copy upon the person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of the water supply, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done except as aforesaid.
[Amended 6-20-1978; 4-26-1983; 10-3-1988 by Ord. No. 6-1988; 3-5-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
The following fees and charges shall be established:
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct a water supply: $100 plus the costs of all water tests. This fee shall only include the cost of initial site inspections.
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing water supply: $50 plus the costs of all water tests. This fee shall only include the cost of initial site inspections.
An applicant for a permit shall apply for a review of the proposed design plans by an authorized agent of the Board of Health prior to or simultaneously with the application for said permit. A fee of $25 shall be charged for the initial review. This fee shall not be credited toward any other fee for a permit.
A fee of $25 shall be charged for each plan review after the initial review referenced in Subsection C, which is caused by the applicant's failure to submit an application and plans which conform to the requirements of state laws and regulations and these ordinances.
Reinspection of a water supply or any part thereof caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid code: $25 plus the costs of all water tests.
[Amended 2-19-1974; 2-19-1980; 10-3-1988 by Ord. No. 6-1988; 3-5-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
Notwithstanding the requirements of the code established and adopted pursuant to § 283-2 of this chapter, the following minimum requirements shall apply within the Township of Byram with respect to the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of public noncommunity and nonpublic water supplies:
Where the source of water serves two or more dwellings, a second source of water complete in all respects shall be provided for standby purposes.
Treatment of water derived from a well shall comply with the two requirements of the administrative authority. The administrative authority reserves the right to require chlorination of all sources of supply serving two or more dwellings.
Water shall be stored only in impervious tanks protected against surface drainage. All tanks shall be provided with watertight covers, and any overflow or ventilation openings shall be covered with a metallic screen not less than No. 16 mesh to prevent the entrance of insects or vermin. No storage tanks shall have a drainage connection directly to a sewer.
The administrative authority or its authorized agent shall cause such inspections and samplings of a water supply to be made as may be deemed necessary from time to time. When a supply system serves two or more dwellings, the owner of the system shall furnish quarterly to the administrative authority a report on the chloroform count of the water supply. When a supply system serves two or more dwellings, the administrative authority shall be informed of the personnel responsible for operating the system as to name, address and location at which they can be reached during an emergency and shall be informed of any change of ownership of the water system.
The minimum distance between a well and a disposal field, seepage pit or distribution box shall be 100 feet
Well casings shall be watertight and of new, undamaged pipe of standard wrought iron, steel or other equivalent suitable metal. The well casing shall extend 18 inches above finished grade.