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Borough of Clementon, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Clementon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-27-1957 by Ord. No. 57-10]
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
There is hereby established in the Borough of Clementon the Department of Public Works, Division of Water. The Division of Water shall be under the control and supervision of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works. The Division of Water shall be subject to the rules and regulations hereinafter specified.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
The Borough Council of the Borough of Clementon shall, by resolution, provide for such employees as may be required for the operation of the Division of Water and shall further fix the salaries or wages to be paid to each of said employees as it may be deemed necessary and advisable. All of said employees shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Water Committee of Borough Council and of the Borough Council itself.
A. 
Written application for service connection shall be made on the form provided by the Borough and filed with the Division of Water, and the charge hereinafter fixed for tapping the main and installing corporation cock, as well as the charge for a supply to the last day of December next ensuing such application, shall all have been paid to the Division of Water before any service connection will be installed.
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18; 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
B. 
A service line will be used to supply a single building or a single group of buildings as a group of factory buildings, hospital buildings or a single institution having a number of separate buildings.
C. 
Not more than one service line shall be run into a building unless by special agreement between the Division of Water and the applicant for such service line.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
D. 
"Customer," as used herein, shall be the party who owns a property as hereinafter classified:
(1) 
A building under one roof and occupied as one place of business or residence; or
(2) 
A combination of buildings in one common enclosure occupied by one family or place of business; or
(3) 
The one side of a double house having a solid vertical partition wall, making it eligible to divided ownership; or
(4) 
A building with more than one apartment and the occupants using in common one hall and one entrance; or
(5) 
A building having a number of apartments or offices and the occupants using in common one hall and one or more means of entrance.
E. 
If the owner of a multifamily dwelling or apartment house desires to have meters installed for each family, the Division of Water will install such meters upon proper application therefor, but only in accordance with the following specifications:
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
(1) 
A suitable location must be provided in the basement or cellar where all meters can be placed in an accessible position, free from danger of damage either from frost or hot water or undue heat, and where they will not be subject to possible mechanical damage.
(2) 
The piping of the building must be so arranged that each apartment will be supplied through its independent meter, and the piping for each apartment must run independently from the meter location.
(3) 
The connection at the meter must include a suitable stopcock of a type arranged to be locked when closed and must also be arranged so that the Division of Water will not be required to do any pipe fitting, but will merely have to connect the meter by means of unions already in place.
(4) 
The union connections must be put in place at the expense of the owner and will remain as a part of the permanent piping of the building.
F. 
Service pipes will not be installed when the service pipe passes over or through premises which at any time may be the property of persons other than the owner of the premises to be supplied, unless the owner of the premises supplied assumes the liability.
G. 
Wherever lead pipe is used in the plumbing of any house for water connections, it must not be less in weight than A.A. pipe.
H. 
In any case where, from a four-inch main, a larger supply will be needed than can be furnished by a three-quarter-inch tap, the increased supply shall be given by an additional tap or taps at extra cost, as provided.
I. 
As to all apartment, condominium and townhouse construction, all water mains, connections and meters shall be furnished and installed by the developer at his own expense, subject to inspection and acceptance by the Borough of Clementon.
[Added 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18]
A. 
Where a water connection has been previously installed and water is desired, the proper application must be signed by the owner.
B. 
Any contract or agreement covering water supply shall expire on the last day of December next succeeding the date thereof, but any contract or agreement shall continue in force from year to year after the expiration of that date, unless 30 days' notice in writing is given by either party of a desire to terminate the contract on the next succeeding last day of December, provided that nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the making of contracts for extensions of service or other special conditions.
C. 
When the supply of water is to be temporarily cut off, notice will be given, when practicable, to all customers affected by the shutting off, stating the probable duration of the interruption of service and also the purpose for which the shut-off is made.
D. 
A supply of water for building or other special purposes, except on a lot or premises already supplied with water by meter, must be specially applied for.
E. 
All use of water by other than the applicant, or for any purpose or upon any premises not stated or described in the application, must be prevented by the applicant.
F. 
The applicant shall be liable for the amount of water used in conformity with the schedule of rates or tariffs of the Division of Water.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
G. 
Service under an application may be discontinued for any of the following reasons:
(1) 
For the use of water for any other property or purpose than that described in the application.
(2) 
For willful waste of water through improper or imperfect pipes, fixtures or otherwise.
(3) 
For failure to maintain, in good order, connections, service lines or fixtures owned by the applicant.
(4) 
For molesting any service pipe, meter, curb stopcock or seal or any other appliance of the Division of Water.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
(5) 
In case of vacancy of premises.
(6) 
For neglecting to make payments or for nonpayment for water service or of any other charges accruing under the application.
(7) 
For refusal of reasonable access to the property for purposes of inspection or for reading, caring for or removing meters.
H. 
Water will be turned off from any premises upon the written order of applicant without in any way affecting the existing agreement for service.
I. 
Emergencies.
(1) 
As necessity may arise, in case of breakdown, emergency or for any other unavoidable cause, the Division of Water shall have the right to temporarily cut off the water supply to make necessary repairs, connections, etc., but the Division of Water will use all reasonable and practicable measures to notify the consumer of such discontinuance of service.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
(2) 
All persons having boilers within their premises not supplied by a tank or cistern are hereby cautioned against collapse.
(3) 
In such case the Division of Water will not be liable for any damage or inconvenience suffered.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
J. 
Service will be renewed, under a proper application, when the conditions under which such service was discontinued are corrected, and upon the payment of all proper charges, provided in the schedule of rates or tariffs of the utility, due from the applicant.
K. 
In case of a scarcity of water from any cause, the Division reserves the right upon public notice to have the use of water for hose and sprinkling purposes suspended or restricted.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
A. 
Meters shall be conveniently located at the point approved of by the Division of Water, so as to control the entire supply, and a proper place and protection for the meter shall be provided by the applicant.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
B. 
A one-way stopcock or gate valve shall be placed in the service line on the street side of, and near, the meter, and a stop and waste cock or valve on the other side of the meter.
C. 
Installation.
(1) 
Meters will be furnished to customers by the Division of Water and installed either by the Division of Water or a qualified plumber authorized so to do.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
(2) 
As to all apartments, condominiums or townhouses, all meters are to be furnished and installed by the developer at his own expense subject to inspection and acceptance by the Borough of Clementon.
[Added 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18]
(3) 
All apartments, condominiums and townhouses shall be, and the same hereby are, required to be equipped with an individual meter per unit.
[Added 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18]
(4) 
All shops, stores, laundromats, offices, movie theaters or other individual business locations leased or otherwise rented by a common owner to a tenant or tenants shall be equipped with an individual meter per unit.
[Added 2-24-1975 by Ord. No. 75-1]
D. 
All water delivered to consumers shall be measured by meters and sold at meter rates, except as hereinafter provided.
E. 
All premises not now metered will be metered by December 31, 1961. Installation of meters will begin in 1958 and will proceed in alphabetical order by street names.
F. 
There will be an extra charge for outside curb meter installations.
G. 
In case of a disputed account involving a question as to the accuracy of a meter, such meter will be tested by the Division of Water upon the request of the applicant. In the event that the meter so tested is found in error in the registration in excess of 3%, the bills will be corrected accordingly.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
H. 
If meter tests are required more often than once each year, there shall be a fee of $75 for each additional inspection.
[Amended 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05; 5-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-09]
I. 
Customers may test the accuracy of a meter at any time by drawing water until the meter registers one or more gallons.
J. 
Where water is furnished by flat rate, the Division of Water shall have the right to install, maintain and inspect a meter to determine the quantity supplied, and the applicant shall provide a suitable location for the said meter.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
K. 
The Division of Water reserves the right to change from flat-rate service to meter service, at any time, under uniform, nondiscriminatory rules.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
L. 
Where water is furnished through a meter, the quantity recorded by it shall be taken to be the amount passing the meter, except where the meter has been found to be registering inaccurately or has ceased to register. In such cases the quantity may be determined by the average registration of the meter when in order or by such fair and reasonable method as shall be based upon the best information obtainable.
M. 
Where excessive leakage has been found, adjustments may be made, provided such leakage did not result from undue carelessness or neglect on the part of the owner or occupant of the premises supplied.
N. 
Water will not be furnished where pipes are inferior or the plumbing is defective, or where the faucets, water closets or other fixtures are leaky or imperfect; and when such conditions are discovered, the supply of water will be cut off unless immediate repairs are made.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
Stopcocks at the curbline are for the exclusive use of the Division of Water, and no other person, persons, firm or corporation shall, without permission, connect or disconnect the same or in any other manner without such permission tamper or interfere with the meter, pipes, conduits or other instruments for any reason or purpose whatsoever.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
Complaints with regard to the character of the service furnished or the reading of meters or of the bills rendered must be made at the business office of the Division of Water, either verbally or in writing, and a record of such complaint will be made, giving the name and address of the complainant, the date, the nature of the complaint and the remedy.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
No person except the authorized employees of the Division of Water, or other authorized person, shall take water from any public fire hydrant, hose plug, street washer or fountain or pipe, except for fire purposes or for the use of the Fire Department in case of fire; and no public fire hydrant shall be used for sprinkling streets, flushing sewers or gutters or for any other than fire purposes except with the approval of the Division of Water.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
When, in the judgment of the Division of Water, it is practical, private fire service mains may be allowed, for which a flat rate or meter rate, at the option of the Division of Water, will be charged, subject to special contract and special rules and regulations governing such service.
A. 
All pipes, meters and fixtures shall be subject to inspection at all reasonable hours by employees of the Division of Water, identified by proper badges.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
B. 
No plumber, owner or other unauthorized person shall turn the water on or off at any corporation stop or curb stop, or disconnect or remove the meter, without the consent of the Division of Water.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
C. 
No agent or employee of the Division of Water shall have authority to bind the Borough by any promise, agreement or representation not provided for in these rules.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
D. 
The Water Committee of the Borough Council and the Borough Counsel reserve the right to change, take from or add to the foregoing rules and regulations. A copy thereof will be delivered to each customer upon request.
E. 
The Borough of Clementon Division of Water assumes no responsibility and shall not be accountable for any damage which may result from leaks, burst pipes, sand or from any other cause in the houses or apartments.
[Added 7-18-1966 by Ord. No. 66-11; amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
[Amended 5-15-1962 by Ord. No. 5-62; 7-18-1966 by Ord. No. 66-11; 3-17-1969 by Ord. No. 69-2; 3-15-1971 by Ord. No. 71-5]
Metered rates.
A. 
Residential.
[Amended 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1; 3-24-1980 by Ord. No. 80-3; 3-25-1985 by Ord. No. 85-3; 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-5; 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 89-3; 3-25-1991 by Ord. No. 91-7[1]; 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05; 4-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-06; 11-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-26; 4-3-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-07]
First:
Minimum rate, including first 15,000 gallons, billed on a quarterly basis
$226
Next:
For each 1,000 gallons in excess of the first 15,000 gallons, billed semi-annually
$4
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the rates herein to be retroactive to 9-16-1990.
B. 
Commercial.
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18; 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1; 3-24-1980 by Ord. No. 80-3; 3-25-1985 by Ord. No. 85-3; 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-5; 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 89-3; 3-25-1991 by Ord. No. 91-7[2]]
(1) 
Commercial, industrial or wholesale semiannual service rate.
[Amended 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05; 4-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-06; 6-18-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-09]
First:
Minimum rate, including first 15,000 gallons, billed on a quarterly basis
$226
Next:
For each 1,000 gallons in excess of the first 15,000 gallons, billed semiannually
$4
(2) 
Each commercial and professional building shall have a minimum annual water service rate of $128 per office unit, billed quarterly, which shall include 15,000 gallons of water per unit, with excess water usage to be billed for at commercial rates herein stated.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the rates herein to be retroactive to 9-16-1990.
C. 
Multifamily apartment development.
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18; 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1; 3-24-1980 by Ord. No. 80-3; 3-25-1985 by Ord. No. 85-3; 4-22-1985 by Ord. No. 85-5; 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 89-3; 3-25-1991 by Ord. No. 91-7[3]; 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05; 4-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-06; 6-18-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-09]
(1) 
Multifamily apartment development service rate; annual charge. Each apartment within a multifamily apartment development of six or more units shall have a minimum annual water service rate of $226, billed quarterly, which shall include 15,000 gallons of water per unit.
Next:
20,000 gallons, per 1,000 gallons, billed semiannually
$4
Next:
150,000 gallons, per 1,000 gallons, billed semiannually
$3
Next:
300,000 gallons, per 1,000 gallons, billed semiannually
$2.75
Next:
500,000 gallons, per 1,000 gallons, billed semiannually
$2.50
Next:
1,000,000 gallons or over, per 1,000 gallons, billed semiannually
$1.75
(2) 
Each condominium or townhouse shall have a minimum annual water service rate of $226 per unit, billed quarterly, which shall include 15,000 gallons of water, with excess water usage to be billed at residential rates herein stated.
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the rates herein to be retroactive to 9-16-1990.
D. 
Billing rates. Billings for minimum water service shall be rendered quarterly and shall be paid three months in advance. The billings for excess usage shall continue on a semiannual basis, however, they shall coincide with the new quarterly billing cycle.
[Amended 3-25-1991 by Ord. No. 91-7]
E. 
Interest at the rate of 8% per annum will be charged on all delinquent bills. Bills will be considered delinquent on the 11th day after the forwarding of said bill by the Borough of Clementon. If after the termination of 11 days any bill is not paid, the water may be turned off without any further notice, and a service charge of $30 may be added to the amount of the delinquent bill which must be paid before the water will be turned on again.
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18; 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1[4]]
[4]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the rates provided for herein shall be retroactive to October 1, 1977.
F. 
The cost for a new service connection to the water mains of the Borough of Clementon Division of Water shall be $1,400 per connection within the Borough of Clementon and $1,500 per connection outside the Borough of Clementon, plus street opening fees, if charged. All condominiums, townhouses and apartment buildings shall be charged a new service connection fee at the rate of $1,200 per unit.
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18; 2-24-1975 by Ord. No. 75-1; 11-26-1979 by Ord. No. 79-6; 12-27-1995 by Ord. No. 95-13; 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17; 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
G. 
All lateral or service pipes from the curb stop to the houses or apartments shall be kept in good repair and protected from frost at the expense of the applicant or consumer. A minimum service charge of $50 will be made for all pipe defrosting between the curbline and the premises done by the Borough of Clementon.
[Amended 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1[5]]
[5]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the rates provided for herein shall be retroactive to October 1, 1977.
H. 
Discontinuing service.
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 7318; 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1[6]; 3-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-6; 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17; 8-24-1981 by Ord. No. 81-9; 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
(1) 
When water service has been discontinued for any reason, service shall not be restored until the defects have been remedied and until the bills due and a fee of $30 during normal business hours or $75 at all other times to cover the costs of turning the water on and off have been paid. Furthermore, the owner shall be liable for any loss sustained by the Division of Water as a result of a violation of its regulations.
(2) 
An owner of real property or his agent may request that water service be discontinued and/or restored. A charge of $30 shall be paid to the Division when water service is either discontinued or restored.
(3) 
When there is no request for a discontinuance of service but there has been a change in ownership and/or occupancy of the property, then the old or outgoing owner and/or occupant shall pay an administrative charge of $15, and the new or incoming owner and/or occupant shall pay an administrative charge of $15, all payments to be made as set forth in this chapter.
[6]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the rates provided for herein shall be retroactive to October 1, 1977.
[Added 11-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-26]
A. 
The minimum annual rate, including the first 15,000 gallons for senior citizens, disabled persons, and veterans, is $184.
[Amended 4-3-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-07]
B. 
Eligibility criteria are based upon submission and approval of required documentation for property tax relief programs in the Borough of Clementon. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(1) 
Senior citizens, age 65 or older, with an annual income less than $10,000, not including social security benefits.
(2) 
Permanently disabled persons of any age, with an annual income less than $10,000, not including social security benefits.
(3) 
Veterans of any age having served during the specific wars referenced on the claim form for property tax exemption on dwelling house of disabled veteran or surviving spouse/surviving civil union partner/surviving domestic partner of disabled or service person.
(4) 
Veterans permanently disabled due to a war injury.
[Amended 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-11; 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
A. 
Fire hydrant charge. The fire hydrant charge shall be $175 per year, which shall be paid in advance by semiannual payments of $87.50.
[Amended 4-23-1990 by Ord. No. 90-8; 4-8-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
B. 
Sprinkler system for fire protection:
(1) 
Four-inch service: $50 per year, payable semiannually in advance.
(2) 
Six-inch service: $80 per year, payable semiannually in advance.
[Amended 7-17-1967 by Ord. No. 67-17; 11-22-1976 by Ord. No. 76-15]
A. 
All extensions of the present water system, which shall include the laying, constructing or placing of mains, fittings or other connections, shall be done in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:56-1 et seq. In the event that any individual, firm or corporation hereafter desires to lay and construct any extension of the water system within the bounds of the Borough of Clementon or outside of the Borough of Clementon, the Borough Council of the Borough of Clementon may give consent thereto. Those extensions of lines up to one inch in diameter shall be done by the Division at the cost and expense of the person, firm or corporation desiring the same, after a deposit has been made to the Division of Water equivalent to the estimated cost of such extension as compiled by the Borough Council or its agent. Such cost shall include all expenses of materials, labor and supervision and any expenses incurred in restoring the road or street to its original condition or any other expense incidental thereto.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
B. 
All line extensions greater than one inch in diameter must be constructed by the party desiring said extension. Prior to the construction, consent must be obtained from the Borough Council. The construction must be performed by a duly authorized and licensed plumbing contractor in accordance with standards established by the Division of Water of the Borough.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
C. 
Prior to any such private construction, the plumbing contractor must notify the Borough 48 hours prior to the commencement of work in order to allow time for a representative of the Division of Water to be present for inspections while the work is proceeding.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
D. 
A road opening permit must be obtained at the expense of either the contractor or the person requiring the extension. After the making of any such opening or excavation, the street or road pavement or surface must be restored to its original condition.
[Added 11-22-1976 by Ord. No. 76-15]
A. 
"Water service" is hereby defined as the tapping of a Borough water distribution main and the laying of pipe from the main to an intended customer for the purpose of supplying water. Said definition includes not only an individual water service but also any water mains installed by contractors in any apartment, housing or condominium development.
B. 
All water services installed by a private contractor shall be disinfected in order to prevent bacterial contamination of the water supply.
C. 
The disinfecting of the water service shall be accomplished by means of chlorine or a chlorine compound. If a chlorine compound is used, it must have a free available chlorine strength of at least 70%. No other means of disinfecting will be allowed.
D. 
The levels of disinfection strengths shall be the same as those published in the New Jersey Potable Water Standards. They are based on disinfection strength vs. the elapsed time the disinfecting agent has been in the water service, and are as follows:
(1) 
Twenty ppm (parts per million), 24 hours.
(2) 
Fifty ppm (parts per million), 12 hours.
E. 
When the contractor proposes to disinfect a water system, the Division of Water of the Borough of Clementon must be already notified in order that a representative of the Division is available to measure the strength of the disinfection agent. If either the strength or the elapsed time is less than the standard as set forth in Subsection D or the contractor does not promptly notify the Division of Water, the Borough will not supply water to the service until proper disinfecting and testing.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
A. 
The charge for tapping the main, including corporation cock, will be set by the Water Committee of the Borough Council, which sum must be paid when the application therefor is made.
B. 
When service is discontinued due to lack of occupancy, nonpayment of bills or violation of the Borough rules, charges will be made as follows:
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18; 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1[1]]
(1) 
For turning off and turning on the water at the curb: $20.
(2) 
When water is turned off at the main involving excavation in a public street, in a graveled street: $50 plus costs of labor and materials; in a paved street: the full cost thereof.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the rates provided for in this subsection shall be retroactive to October 1, 1977.
A. 
Water bills shall be due and payable on the receipt thereof at the schedule rates herein set forth.
B. 
If a bill remains unpaid for a period of 30 days from the mailing of said bill, water service may be discontinued without further notice.
[Amended 9-24-1973 by Ord. No. 73-18]
C. 
When the water is turned off under such conditions, it will remain off until the amount owing is paid in full or until satisfactory arrangements for payment have been made.
D. 
The charge for changing meters when a meter is removed for repairs for which the customer is responsible will be $30, plus cost of materials.
[Amended 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the rates provided for in this subsection shall be retroactive to October 1, 1977.
E. 
Where the water has been turned off for nonpayment of water charges or for the violation of any provisions of this article, it shall not be turned on again without the direction of the Water Committee of the Borough Council and until all expenses attending the turning off and turning on of the water, together with the charges accrued, shall have been paid. If it is found that the water has been turned on again without compliance with these requirements, the Water Committee of the Borough Council may cause the service connection to be removed, and it shall not be restored until the provisions of this article have been fully complied with and until all back charges and expenses have been paid and direction issued by the Water Committee of the Borough Council for turning on said water.
F. 
All bills for furnishing any service pipe, curb stop or other fixtures and all bills for service rendered by the Borough employees in the repairing or replacing of meters, service pipes, corporation curb stops or other fixtures shall be payable when said materials are furnished and upon completion of the service rendered and before the water shall be turned on.
G. 
The owner of any house, tenement, building or lot shall be liable for the payment of the charges hereby fixed for the use of the water by said owner or by the occupant of such premises, and such charge shall be a lien upon such house, tenement, lot or premises until the same shall be paid and satisfied; and, in case prompt payment of any water charges shall not be made when the same become due, the water shall be shut off from such building, place or premises and shall not be again supplied until arrears, with interest thereon, shall be fully paid; and the Water Committee of the Borough Council may also take the proceedings authorized by law for the enforcement of said water charge as a lien upon said house, tenement and lot or other premises by a sale of said premises in the manner provided by law; and, in addition to the remedies herein provided, the Water Committee of the Borough Council may take such other measures for the collection of said water charges as are authorized by law.
[Amended 3-20-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1[1]]
In addition to the remedies and penalties hereinbefore prescribed for the enforcement of this article and the punishment of any violation thereof, any person, persons, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a fine of not exceeding $500 or to imprisonment in the county jail of Camden County for a period of not exceeding 30 days, or both, in the discretion of the Magistrate before whom said proceedings shall be taken.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the rates provided for in this section shall be retroactive to October 1, 1977.
[Added 10-16-1962 by Ord. No. 9-62]
A. 
From this date forward, all persons, firms, partnerships or corporations outside of the Borough of Clementon who will henceforth connect to the Clementon Borough water system, whether as a new construction user or otherwise, shall be required to deposit with the Borough of Clementon Division of Water the total sum of $50, which will be held by the Borough in a separate account designated as the water deposit escrow account until such time as the service is terminated by reason of sale of the premises or otherwise, at which time, after a search of the records reveals there is nothing due to the Borough of Clementon Division of Water for services rendered, the $50 will be refunded to the depositor.
[Amended 11-24-1997 by Ord. No. 97-17]
B. 
The deposit of $50 is refundable to the consumer, provided that payment for six consecutive billings has been made when due and payable. Any person, firm, partnership or corporation who or which has made payment of six consecutive billings when due and payable, when such consumer is not within the confines of the Borough of Clementon, shall not be required to make a deposit of $50 on moving to another location and continuing to be a consumer of water provided by the Borough of Clementon.
[Added 7-19-1965 by Ord. No. 65-8]
C. 
Each apartment unit in a multiple-apartment complex consisting of six or more apartments shall pay a minimum of $30 annually for its water supply.
[Added 9-18-1967 by Ord. No. 67-18; amended 2-24-1975 by Ord. No. 75-1]
[Added 9-24-1963 by Ord. No. 63-7]
All dwelling houses, commercial buildings or any other type of building utilizing water shall immediately be compelled to connect with the water system of the Borough of Clementon and shall not use any private well, pump or other means for the furnishing of water to any premises. The Borough Council may by resolution adopted for that purpose permit the owner of any building or premises to construct and maintain wells, pumps or other equipment for the furnishing of water for the purpose of air conditioning, fire protection or irrigation.
[Adopted 9-25-1989 by Ord. No. 89-17]
Upon the finding by the governing body that a water emergency exists within the Borough of Clementon, said governing body may adopt a resolution declaring such a fact and the reasons therefor. Said resolution shall identify that portion or portions of the municipality affected by the water emergency. Furthermore, the resolution shall specify the applicable water use restrictions, set forth in § 290-21 of this article. The resolution shall become effective upon the adoption thereof and shall continue in effect for a period of 90 days, unless extended, repealed or otherwise modified as set forth in § 290-22 of this article. A water emergency exists if:
A. 
The public utility providing water service to all or a portion of the municipality has adopted water use restrictions, has notified the Borough of Clementon, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, as well as any other state, county or local agency entitled to notice of such restrictions, and such restrictions are not overruled or declared invalid by any state, county or local agency having the jurisdiction and power to do so; or
B. 
The governing body is otherwise satisfied that a water emergency exists in the municipality.
[Amended 5-22-1995 by Ord. No. 95-3]
In the event that the governing body declares a water emergency in accordance with § 290-20 of this article, all citizens shall be urged to observe voluntary indoor conservation measures and shall comply with the following water use restrictions as set forth in the resolution of the governing body pursuant to § 290-20 hereof:
A. 
The complete ban and prohibition of outside water usage, including but not limited to the watering of lawns and plants, filling of pools, washing of cars and washing of streets, driveways, sidewalks or other paved areas.
B. 
The serving of water in restaurants, clubs or eating places unless specifically requested by a patron.
C. 
The use of water for flushing sewers by the municipality or any public or private entity except as deemed necessary and approved in the interest of public health or safety by municipal health officials.
D. 
The use of fire hydrants by a fire company for Fire Department drills or tests, except as deemed necessary in the interest of public safety and upon specific approval by the governing body.
E. 
The use of fire hydrants by the municipal road department, contractors and all others, except as necessary for fire-fighting or protection purposes.
F. 
All outdoor recreational activity.
G. 
Outside water usage on alternate days by persons, firms, establishments or businesses with even-numbered addresses on even-numbered days and those having odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days with outside water usage being completely banned and prohibited on the 31st day of any month during the water emergency.
H. 
Any other water use restrictions specified by the governing body in a resolution adopted pursuant to § 290-20 of this article, said water use restrictions being reasonable under the circumstances, considering the nature and extent of the water emergency.
The resolution of the governing body as required by § 290-20 of this article shall provide a period of time during which the water use restrictions shall be applicable, said restrictions being no longer than reasonably necessary to abate the water emergency. At the expiration of the time period specified in the resolution, the water use restrictions shall lapse. In the event that the governing body is satisfied that the water emergency has been abated prior to the expiration of the time set forth in the resolution, the governing body may adopt a resolution declaring that the water emergency has ended. On the other hand, if, at the expiration of the time period specified in the resolution, the governing body is satisfied that the emergency continues to exist, it may adopt a resolution, in accordance with the requirements of this article, continuing the water use restrictions.
The water use restrictions imposed pursuant to this article shall be enforced by any local authorized official. The resolution adopting the water emergency in accordance with § 290-20 of this article shall specify the enforcement officials which may be the members of the Borough Police Department or other authorized Borough employees. Whenever a local authorized official shall find a violation of the water use restrictions, said official shall give the violator a written warning for a first offense and explain to the violator the penalty section in this article for any additional offenses. The local authorized official shall keep such records as may be reasonable and necessary for the purpose of determining those who have been issued a warning for first offense. The local authorized officials are hereby empowered to write summonses for the violation of the water use restrictions imposed pursuant to this article.
After the warning for a first offense as set forth in § 290-23 of this article, any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before the Municipal Court of the Borough, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge before whom such defendant shall be convicted. A separate offense may be deem committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.