Township of Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lebanon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by Ord. No. 20-1985; amended in its entirety by Ord. No. 6-1993 (Sec. 11-1 of the 1985 Revised General Ordinances)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The Lebanon Township Board of Health or any member or agent thereof designated by that Board to act in its place in administering or enforcing the provisions of this article. Whenever the Board of Health designates someone to act in its stead, any person aggrieved by the actions of such designee shall have the right to have such action reviewed by the entire Board of Health.
The person having legal title to the premises where drinking water is available.
A facility certified by the State of New Jersey pursuant to regulations promulgated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as capable of performing tests to determine the contents of water.
The current standards of the State of New Jersey promulgated pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq.) as adopted by the Township and the standards set forth in § 380-10.
A sale or other conveyance of an ownership interest in real estate from one person to another other than the following transfers:
From one spouse to another where the transferee occupied the premises prior to the conveyance; and
A transfer of title caused by the death of an owner to his heirs at law, surviving tenants or beneficiaries under his will.
Any individual well, cistern, spring or source of drinking water.
Water supply systems which are regulated in accordance with the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act through N.J.A.C. 7:10-1 et seq. by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy shall be exempt from the provisions of this article.
Any water supply system within the Township shall be declared contaminated if the water produced therefrom does not meet safe drinking standards as set forth in § 380-10. The Board of Health shall have the power to order appropriate corrective action by the owner of such water supply system and shall be empowered to prohibit human consumption of such water until the water meets safe drinking standards.
Except as provided in § 380-9, a drinking water certificate shall be obtained by the owner of any structure within the Township serviced by a water supply system upon the happening of any of the following events:
The sale or transfer of title to another person of such structure or any part thereof; or
The change of a water supply source.
Whenever a drinking water certificate is required, a qualified laboratory shall draw and evaluate the sample and submit the same to the Lebanon Township Board of Health. The analysis shall be for the presence of the contaminants listed in § 380-10.
The Board of Health shall review the analysis to insure that any contaminants do not exceed the minimum standards listed in § 380-10. Upon such review, the Board of Health may also require additional testing.
When the test results show that the water is within all applicable standards, the Board of Health shall issue a drinking water certificate attesting to such compliance.
This drinking water certificate shall also show the test results for the informatory contaminant levels set forth in § 380-13. However, results exceeding the standards therein set forth shall not preclude the issuance of a certificate of occupancy under § 380-8.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until a drinking water certificate is presented to the Construction Official, and no water supply system shall be put into service unless the owner shall have received a drinking water certificate.
A drinking water certificate shall be effective for a period of six months from the date of issuance. Any transfer of title which occurs during the effective period of the certificate shall be permitted without the necessity of obtaining a new certificate.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2001-43]
Binding contaminant levels are as follows:
Nitrate (N)
10.0 mg/L
Iron (Fe)
0.3 mg/L
Manganese (Mn)
0.05 mg/L
6.5 - 8.5
Lead (Pb)
15. PPM
Organic. All volatile organic compounds for which maximum contaminant levels have been established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq. shall also be tested.
The coliform bacteria count shall be less than 1 per 100 ml (membrane filter technique) or shall be less than 2.2 per 100 ml (multiple fermentation tube method).
The water test shall include a forty-eight-hour gross alpha test for radium, provided the Department of Environmental Protection has identified a sufficient number of laboratories certified to perform such test.
Any person who fails to obtain a drinking water certificate as required under this article shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
Copies of this article shall be appended to all real estate tax searches issued by the Lebanon Township Tax Search Officer.
Nonenforcement Standard
0.3 mg/L
0.05 mg/L
Level shall be between 6.5 and 8.5