[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade 10-1-1975 as Ch. 105 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-23-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-08]
Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ACT or THE ACT
- The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the
Clean Water Act, as amended, 33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- APPROVED TEST PROCEDURE
- Analyses shall be performed in accordance with the analytical
test procedures approved under 40 CFR Part 136. Analyses for those
pollutants not covered therein shall be performed in accordance with
procedures approved by NJDEP or the Township.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- May be:
- (1) A principal executive officer of at least the level of vice president, if the user is a corporation;
- (2) A general partner or proprietor if the user is a partnership or proprietorship, respectively;
- (3) A duly authorized representative of the individual designated above if such representative is responsible for the overall operation of the regulated facility, such as a position of plant manager, superintendent or person of equivalent responsibility.
- BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation
of organic matter for five days at 20° C. expressed in terms of
weight and concentration [milligrams per liter (mg/l)] in accordance
with an approved test procedure.[Added 3-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4; amended 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- The intentional diversion by a user of the waste stream from
any portion of its pretreatment facility.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (COD)
- A measure of the oxygen-consuming capacity or inorganic and
organic matter present in water or wastewater expressed as the amount
of oxygen consumed by a chemical oxidant in accordance with an approved
test procedure.[Added 3-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4; amended 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- CLASS 1
- User which, prior to pretreatment, discharges wastewater
containing toxic or poisonous substances as defined in Section 307
and Section 502 of the Act or any substance(s) causing interference
at the wastewater treatment facility or which passes through the wastewater
treatment facility. The concentration of a pollutant discharged in
the wastewater must be verified by sampling and analysis.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- CLASS 2
- Users which, prior to pretreatment, discharge any of the
pollutants listed in the following Table I in excess of the amounts
to be found in domestic wastewater or its equivalent, as set forth
in Table I. The concentration of a pollutant discharged in the wastewater
must be verified by sampling and analysis.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT
- A building or structure occupied by a single business or commercial enterprise, trade or calling.
- COMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
- Biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids, pH, fecal coliform
bacteria, and such additional pollutants as are now or may be in the
future specified and controlled in the Township's NJPDES permit, where
the POTW is designed to treat such pollutants to the degree required
by a NJPDES permit.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- COMPOSITE SAMPLE
- A combination of at least eight sample aliquots of at least
100 milliliters, collected at periodic intervals during the operating
hours of a facility over a twenty-four-hour period. For volatile pollutants,
aliquots must be combined in the laboratory immediately before analysis.
The composite must be flow proportional; either the time interval
between each aliquot or the volume of each aliquot must be proportional
to either the stream flow at the time of sampling or the total stream
flow since the collection of the previous aliquot. Aliquots may be
collected manually or automatically.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- COOLING WATER
- Any water used for the purpose of carrying away excess heat,
and which may contain biocides used to control biological growth or
other additives to protect the system against corrosion, scaling or
the like.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- The releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting,
emptying or dumping of a pollutant into the waters of the state or
onto the land or into wells from which the pollutant might flow or
drain into said waters, and shall include the releasing, spilling,
leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping of any pollutant
into a municipal treatment works.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- DOMESTIC WASTEWATER[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- The liquid waste or liquid-borne waste:
- DRAINAGE DEVICE
- Any device, whether activated by motor, engine or gravitational
feed, whereby accumulations of water are moved from the area of accumulation
to another area. For purposes of this article, the term "drainage
device" includes, but is not limited to, sump pumps and roof drains.[Added 12-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-20]
- A situation which, in the opinion of the Township Manager,
may cause interference and/or pass-through, damage to the POTW or
present a health hazard to personnel, the general public or the environment.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- FEDERAL CATEGORICAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS
- Pretreatment Standards as codified in 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter
N, specifying quantities or concentrations of pollutants or pollutant
properties which may be discharged or introduced to a POTW by existing
or new industrial users in specific industrial subcategories.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- Solid wastes from the domestic and commercial preparation,
cooking, dispensing, handling, storage and/or sale of food.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- GRAB SAMPLE
- A sample which is taken from a waste stream on a one-time
basis without regard to flow or time.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- HOLDING TANK WASTE
- Any waste from holding tanks such as vessels, chemical toilets,
campers, trailers, septic tanks and vacuum-pump tank trucks.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- IMMINENT OR SUBSTANTIAL ENDANGERMENT
- Exists in an emergency situation.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- INCOMPATIBLE POLLUTANT
- Any pollutant which is not a "compatible pollutant" as defined
in this section.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT
- A building or structure occupied by a single industrial enterprise.
- INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM
- A formal permitting, inspection and enforcement program adopted
by the Township.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- INDUSTRIAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM ENGINEER ("IPP ENGINEER")
- Engineer designated by the Township to implement the industrial
pretreatment program.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- INDUSTRIAL USER
- Any person who discharges, causes or permits the discharge
of nondomestic wastewater into the treatment works.[Added 3-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4; amended 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- Any waste discharged to the sanitary sewage system, which
is not sanitary sewage.[Added 3-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4]
- (1) Means:
- (a) Inhibiting or disrupting the operation of a POTW or its treatment process so as to contribute to, cause or increase a violation of any condition of a state or federal permit under which the POTW operates; or
- (b) Discharging industrial process wastewater which, in combination with existing domestic wastewater flows are of such volume and/or strength as to exceed the POTW design capacity or that approved by the Township Manager; or
- (c) Preventing the use or management of sludge produced by the POTW in accordance with Section 405 of the Act and permits regulations, criteria or guidelines developed pursuant to the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. § 3251 et seq.), the Federal Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (42 U.S.C. § 1401 et seq.), the Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.A. et seq.), the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.), Sections 2, 4, and 6 of the State Act, the New Jersey Sludge Management Regulations, and the New Jersey Statewide Sludge Management Plan, New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES), the New Jersey system for issuing, modifying, suspending, revoking and reissuing, terminating, monitoring and enforcing discharge permits pursuant to the State Act.
- (2) The term also includes discharge permits issued pursuant to Section 402 of the Act (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System).
[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- MULTIPLE-USE BUILDING
- A building used for more than one of the hereinbefore classified purposes.
- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- Discharge through a POTW or treatment process in quantities
or concentrations so as to contribute to, cause or increase a violation
of any condition of the POTW's NJPDES permit.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- Any individual, firm, company, partnership, corporation,
association, group or society, including the State of New Jersey,
and agencies, districts, commissions and political subdivisions created
by or pursuant to state law, and federal agencies, departments or
instrumentalities thereof.[Amended 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- The logarithm (base 10) of the reciprocal of the concentration
of hydrogen ions in moles per liter of solution. Solutions with a
pH greater than seven are said to be basic; solutions with a pH less
than seven are said to be acidic; pH equal to seven is considered
neutral. Analysis shall be performed in accordance with an approved
test procedure.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- Any dredged spoil, solid waste, holding tank waste, incinerator
residue, sewage, garbage, refuse, oil, grease, sewage sludge, septage,
munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive substance,
thermal waste, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar
dirt, and industrial, municipal or agricultural waste or other residue
directly or indirectly discharged into the waters of the state.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination
of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties
in wastewater prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing
such pollutants into a POTW. The reduction or alteration may be obtained
by physical, chemical or biological processes, process changes or
by other means, except by dilution, as prohibited by 40 CFR 403.6.
Appropriate pretreatment technology includes control equipment, such
as equalization tanks or facilities, for protection against surges
or slug loadings that might interfere with or otherwise be incompatible
with the POTW.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- PRETREATMENT STANDARDS
- All applicable federal or state rules and regulations implementing
Section 307 of the Act or N.J.S.A. 58:11-49, as well as any nonconflicting
state or local standards. In cases of conflicting standards or regulations,
the more stringent thereof shall apply.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- PROCESS WASTEWATER
- 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.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS (POTW)
- A treatment works, as defined by Section 212 of the Act,
which is owned in this instance by the Township. For the purposes
of this article, POTW shall also include any sewers that convey wastewaters
to the POTW from persons outside the Township who are, by contract
or agreement with the Township, dischargers to the Township's POTW.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- SANITARY SEWAGE
- Normal water-carried household and toilet wastes from residences,
business buildings, institutions and commercial and industrial establishments.[Added 3-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4]
- SEPARATE UNIT USED FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES
- A single-family house, an apartment or any separate quarters, whether of one or more rooms, used for residence purposes by a person or persons.
- SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USER
- Any industrial user as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.9.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- State of New Jersey.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- STATE ACT
- The New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1
et seq.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)
- A classification pursuant to the Standard Industrial Classification
Manual, 1972 (as revised), issued by the Executive Office of the President,
Office of Management and Budget.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- Stormwater runoff, street wash waters related to street cleaning
or maintenance infiltration (other than infiltration contaminated
by seepage from sanitary sewers or by other discharges) and drainage
related to storm events or snow melt.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS (TSS)
- The total nonfilterable residue as defined in Manual of Methods
for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes (USEPA, March 1983, EPA-600/4-79-020)
and analyzed in accordance with an approved test procedure.[Added 3-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4; amended 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- TOWNSHIP MANAGER
- The Manager of the Township of Maple Shade or his or her
duly appointed deputy, agent or representative.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- TOXIC POLLUTANT
- Those pollutants, or combinations of pollutants, including
disease-causing agents, which after discharge and upon exposure, ingestion,
inhalation or assimilation into any organism, either directly or indirectly
by ingestion through food chains, may, on the basis of information
available to the Commissioner, cause death, disease, behavioral abnormalities,
cancer, genetic mutations, physiological malfunctions, including malfunctions
in reproduction, or physical deformation, in such organisms or their
offspring. Toxic pollutants shall include, but not be limited to,
those pollutants designated under Section 307 of the Federal Act or
Section 4 of the State Act.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- TREATMENT WORKS
- Any device or system, whether public or private, used in
the storage, treatment, recycling or reclamation of municipal or industrial
waste of a liquid nature, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers,
sewage collection system, cooling towers and ponds, pumping, power
and other equipment and their appurtenances; extensions, improvements,
remodeling, additions and alterations thereof; elements essential
to provide a reliable recycled supply such as standby treatment units
and clear well facilities; any other works including sites for the
treatment process or for ultimate disposal of residues resulting from
such treatment. Additionally, "treatment works" means any other method
or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating
or disposing of pollutants, including stormwater runoff, or industrial
waste in combined or separate stormwater and sanitary sewer systems.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- TREATMENT WORKS PLANT
- That portion of the treatment works designed to provide treatment
to wastewater.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
- Each separate residence, apartment, business, commercial
or industrial use shall be considered a "unit" unto itself. Each "unit"
shall be entitled to contain six fixtures. A separate residence and
apartment shall be considered a "unit" if the facility has a separate
food preparation facility of any description.[Amended 3-7-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-5]
- The liquid- and water-carried wastes from dwellings, commercial
buildings, industrial facilities and institutions, together with any
groundwater, surface water and stormwater that may be present, whether
treated or untreated, which is discharged into or permitted to enter
the Township's treatment works.[Added 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
Property owners responsibilities, property owner to supply service pipes and attachments; inspections.
The service pipe and all attachments and appurtenances used in conveying wastewater from the premises to the municipal sanitary sewer main must be supplied by the owner of the premises and must be of sufficient size for the anticipated volume of wastewater. The entire service pipe from the premises to the municipal sanitary sewer main is the property of property owner. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure that the service pipe remains in proper working condition, with no breaks or flow obstructions, at all times.
No service pipe shall be covered until inspected by the Water and Sewer Utility Superintendent, or a designated representative, and wastewater cannot be conveyed through the service pipe unless and until the service pipe and connection to the main has been approved by him or her.
[Amended 9-5-1979 by Ord. No. 1979-14]
Subsurface disposal systems.
[Amended 3-18-1981 by Ord. No. 1981-3]
Generally. No new subsurface disposal system, also known as a "septic system," as defined by N.J.S.A. 58:11-23 et seq., may be installed and no existing cesspool, privy vault or subsurface disposal system may be repaired, maintained, replaced or in any way altered (except as hereinafter stated), unless an application is filed pursuant to this section with the Maple Shade Board of Health through the Building Services Coordinator and said application is approved by the Maple Shade Township Board of Health with or without conditions. Existing cesspools, privy vaults or subsurface disposal systems, which are located on lands occupied by and serving residential single-family dwelling units or multifamily dwelling units not exceeding four units per lot, may be repaired and maintained without Board of Health approval, provided that notice of said action is filed with the Maple Shade Township Board of Health. However, no new subsurface disposal system may be installed or an old system replaced on land occupied by and serving a residential single-family dwelling unit or multifamily dwelling units not exceeding four units per lot unless an application is filed and approval obtained pursuant to this section.
Plans and public hearing. Plans for said disposal system shall be submitted 15 days prior to the meeting of the Maple Shade Board of Health, and notice of the requested relief shall be given in accordance with the requirements of § 76-20 of the Code of the Township of Maple Shade. Plans shall be prepared setting forth in detail the location, size and extent of the proposed system and in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 199 of the Laws of 1955, also known as "N.J.S.A. 58:11-23 et seq.," and the administrative regulations adopted pursuant to said statute known as "N.J.A.C. 7:9A-1.1 et seq.," as amended and supplemented. The Board of Health shall hold a public hearing and hear evidence with respect to the plans and decide whether to grant or to deny the requested relief in accordance with the aforementioned regulations and statutes and upon the recommendation of the Township Engineer. Plans shall be forwarded to the Township Engineer for his or her review and recommendation prior to the public hearing.
[Amended 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
Escrow. Any entity required to obtain Board of Health approval pursuant to the provisions of this section shall deposit with the Building Services Coordinator a sum to pay the cost of professional review of said application. The amount of said sum and the increase or decrease of said sum shall be in accordance with § 22-28 of the Code of the Township of Maple Shade. The Board shall take no action and render no decision with respect to the application unless and until the applicant has deposited the requisite fees and the escrow fund is sufficient to meet the anticipated expenses.
Premises abutting streets where a public sewer has or hereafter is laid shall connect to said public sewer within 60 days after the completion of the sewer and the termination of the sewer connection ban and the sewer extension ban imposed by the State of New Jersey, except where it is determined by the Township Engineer that it is not physically possible to install a gravity sewer connection.
Within 10 days of connection to the public sewer, any existing cesspool, privy vault or subsurface disposal system shall be emptied and removed or filled with fresh earth and shall not thereafter be used as a receptacle for filth of any kind.
No lateral connections from newly constructed premises shall be made or a building permit issued for the construction of such premises unless the elevation of the lowest plumbing fixtures or drain is above the grade level of the street containing the public sewer to which the premises will be connected, plus one inch for each four feet of distance from said public sewer to said fixture or drain.
No property shall be connected with the sanitary sewer system of the Township of Maple Shade, in the County of Burlington, New Jersey, until the owner of said property shall have made application therefor in writing to the Township Plumbing Inspector and received a permit for such connection, said application to be on forms furnished by the Township Plumbing Inspector, which application shall clearly designate the property and location thereof, the name and address of the owner and the purpose for which the building is to be used, and which application shall be signed by the owner of said property or his or her agent duly authorized in writing.
The initial fees for the right to connect directly or indirectly to the Township sanitary sewer system shall include a connection charge or fee per unit, as well as fees for application, review and inspection of the work to be accomplished by the applicant in keeping with the Township's rules and regulations. The following fees shall be paid in connection with the making of said application:
[Amended 5-6-1987 by Ord. No. 1987-7; 9-6-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-13; 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11; 11-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-16; 5-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-05]
[Amended 11-12-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-20]
Nonresidential. All classes of users other than residential shall pay a connection charge upon their estimated daily sewage flow as determined by the Township Engineer. The charge per gallon per day of sewage flow will be $14 per gallon. In no case shall the connection charge be less than the charge for a one-family residential unit. (In cases where dormitory-style sleeping quarters are provided, the total number of dwelling units shall be determined by the total authorized occupancy capacity of the facility divided by two.)
[Amended 11-12-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-20]
Applicants located outside the Township. All classes of users located outside the territorial boundaries of the Township of Maple Shade shall pay 1 1/2 times the connection fee charged to the corresponding class located within the Township of Maple Shade.
Application, review and inspection fees.
Filing fee: $10.
Eight-inch sewer lines: $0.08 per foot.
Lines in excess of eight inches: $0.12 per foot.
Pumping stations and/or treatment works: 2% of the Township Engineer's estimated cost of construction.
Inspection fees at the rate of 6% of the Engineer's estimated cost of improvements, including mains, laterals, manholes, pumping stations and/or treatment works and miscellaneous sewerage appurtenances.
Connection fees which are one-time initial service charges for the right to connect to the Township's sewerage system are an integral part of the Township's rate schedule. The balance of charges in this article are annual supplemental charges necessary to maintain, improve and operate the Township's sanitary sewerage facilities.
No connection shall be made to said sewer system except by a licensed, registered plumber and only under the supervision and approval of the Plumbing Inspector. Upon receiving the permit as aforesaid, the applicant shall forthwith inform the Plumbing Inspector at what time on the following day, or as soon thereafter as may be possible, the trench will be opened and the main uncovered, ready for the connection with the house lateral.
No person shall cause willful or malicious damage to any part of the sewage disposal system nor cause or permit to flow into the sewer system any acid, chemical or substance that may cause damage thereto; nor shall any person suffer or permit any acid, chemical or substance whatever to be thrown into the sewage disposal beds or into the system that will in any way interfere with the normal functions of said system or disposal beds; nor shall any person drain rain or surface water or water from any cellar or excavation into said sewer system.
[Amended 6-17-1987 by Ord. No. 1987-12; 3-20-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-4; 4-3-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-5; 6-5-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-9; 6-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-10; 4-21-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-11; 5-21-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-7; 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11; 12-18-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-20; 6-15-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-8; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-18; 3-1-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4; 3-7-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-5; 6-18-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-14; 5-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-05; 11-12-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-20]
The yearly rate or rental for the use of the sewers shall be as follows:
Minimum quarterly charge. There shall be a minimum quarterly charge for usage of 5,000 gallons or less per quarter for all residential and commercial users. The rates are set forth below. The minimum quarterly charge for multiunit residential units (three or more units) serviced through a single water meter shall be determined by the number of units times the minimum residential quarterly charge. The minimum quarterly charge for senior citizens shall be discounted by 10%. For purposes of this section, a senior citizen is a person 65 years or older and who qualifies for the appropriate deduction pursuant to the local property tax laws.
Excess sewerage use. Excess sewerage use over and above the quarterly allowance shall be at the following rates:
The above minimum quarterly charges shall be effective as of the first quarter billing for 2016. The above excess sewerage use shall be applied to water meter readings used to generate bills for third quarter billing, regardless of when the water may have been consumed.
Summer allowance for water not discharged into the sewer system.
Prior to the computation of the sewer bill for a single-family residential user during the summer months, the water consumption reading for that quarter shall be reduced by 10% to reflect water usage not discharged into the sanitary sewer system.
As an alternative to Subsection A(4)(a) above, all classes of users within an existing utility account may, at their own cost and expense, request the Township to install an additional water meter to measure water consumption for those uses where water is not discharged into the sewer system, such as lawn sprinkler systems. Upon installation of the meter and creation of the additional water account, a reading of the additional meter shall be taken each quarter and a bill issued for the actual water consumed. If a quarterly reading indicates no consumption for the given period, the minimum quarterly charge provided in § 200-24 of the Township Code shall be charged.
Any property owner not connected to the Township water system but connected to the Township sewer system shall be charged for sewerage service in accordance with the water consumption figures provided to the Township from either a water company or a water meter system approved by the Township Tax Collector. Said water meter consumption figures shall be provided to the Township Tax Collector every quarter upon demand.
Whenever any premises uses water for an industrial or commercial purpose in such a manner that the water so used or any portion thereof is not discharged into the sewerage system of the Township, the quantity of water so used and not discharged into the Township's sewerage system shall be excluded in determining the sewer service charge for said premises; provided, however, that the quantity of water so used and not discharged into the Township's sewerage system is measured by a separate device or devices, meter or meters approved by the Township and installed by the owner or occupant of the premises without cost to the Township and in a manner satisfactory to the Township; and provided, further, that the water used on said premises and discharged into the Township's sewerage system is also measured separately by an approved meter. The additional sewer service charge for said premises shall be computed on the basis of 40% of the charge for water furnished to said premises and discharged into the Township's sewerage system.
All of the sewer rentals or rates or charges provided herein shall be payable to the Tax Collector on a quarterly basis and, if not paid within 30 days from the billing date, shall become delinquent and shall bear interest thereon at a rate similar to the rate charged for delinquent taxes in the Township and shall become a lien on the property and shall be collectible as in the case of other municipal taxes, charges or liens.
All of the sewer rentals or rates or charges provided herein for users located outside the territorial boundaries of the Township of Maple Shade shall be payable to the Collector of Taxes on a quarterly basis and, if not paid within 30 days from the billing date, shall become delinquent and shall bear interest thereon at a rate similar to the rate charged for delinquent taxes in the Township. At the time the charges become delinquent, sewer service may be discontinued.
[Added 3-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4; amended 8-1-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-14; 11-21-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-24; 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9]
Purpose and policy. This section sets forth uniform requirements for all discharges into the wastewater collection and treatment system of the Township and enables the Township to comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to wastewater treatment and industrial pretreatment.
The objectives of this section are:
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW which will interfere with the operation of the system or contaminate the resulting sludge;
To prevent the introduction of pollutants into the POTW which will pass through the system, inadequately treated, into receiving waters or the atmosphere or otherwise be incompatible with the system; and
To improve the opportunity to recycle and reclaim wastewaters and sludges from the system.
This section authorizes monitoring and enforcement activities, requires industrial user reporting, and provides for the regulation of dischargers to the POTW through enforcement of general requirements for all discharges.
This section shall apply to the Township of Maple Shade and to persons outside the Township who are, by contract or agreement with the Township, dischargers to the Township POTW. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Township Manager (or his or her designated representative) shall administer, implement, and enforce the provisions of this section.
Nothing in this section is intended to affect any other regulatory requirements including any standards or prohibitions, established by state or federal law.
Terms not otherwise defined herein shall be as adopted in the latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the Water Pollution Control Federation; the "Federal Guidelines for State and Local Pretreatment Programs," EPA-430/9-76-017a, Volume 1, 1977, or the latest revision thereof; the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.; the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.; or Pretreatment Standards for Sewerage, etc., N.J.S.A. 58:11-49 et seq., as amended and supplemented.
Abbreviations. The following abbreviations shall have the designated meanings:
Prohibitions and limitations on wastewater discharges.
Prohibitions on wastewater discharges.
Generally. No person shall discharge, deposit, cause or allow to be discharged or deposited into the Township treatment works any wastewater which causes pass-through or interference, or in any way contributes to a violation of any of the parameters set forth in the Township's NJPDES permit, or which contains any of the following items:
Oil and grease: wastewater from commercial and/or industrial facilities containing floatable fats, wax, grease, or oil; petroleum based hydrocarbons, as determined by EPA method 418.1, at a concentration of more than 150 mg/l instantaneous or 100 mg/l daily average or substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32° and 150° F. (0° and 65° C.) at the point of discharge into the treatment works in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:14A-14.4;
Noxious materials: pollutants which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are malodorous, are capable of creating a public nuisance or hazard to life or health, or are present in sufficient concentrations to prevent entry into the treatment works for its maintenance and repair;
Radioactive wastes: Prohibited except in conformance with N.J.A.C. 7.28-11.2 (Disposal of Radioactive Materials - Disposal by release into sanitary sewerage systems);
Excessive discharge: wastewater at a flow rate or containing a concentration or quantity of pollutants that exceeds for any time period longer than 15 minutes more than five times the average daily flow rate of concentration or quantity of pollutants of the industrial user during normal operation, or containing such concentrations or quantities of pollutant that, in the judgment of the Township Manager, would cause a treatment process upset, interference or loss of treatment efficiency;
Toxic discharge: waters or wastes containing objectionable or toxic pollutants in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, to result in pass-through, to cause interference with the treatment works plant, to constitute a hazard to humans or animals, to create a toxic effect in the receiving waters of the POTW, or to exceed standards promulgated by the EPA pursuant to Section 307(a)(b) or NJDEP pursuant to Section 4 of the State Act.
Stormwater: As defined in Section 160-1, except as specifically allowed by the Township by issuance of a permit.
Discolored materials: wastes with color which would contribute to causing the treatment works to exceed water quality color criteria and/or wastes which exceed 100 color units.
Substances interfering with sludge management: any substance which may cause the POTW's sludge to be unsuitable for reclamation and reuse or to interfere with the reclamation process where the POTW is pursuing a reuse and reclamation program. In no case shall a substance discharged to the POTW cause the POTW to be in noncompliance with sludge use or management criteria, guidelines or regulations affected the sludge use or management developed pursuant to the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, or, New Jersey Sludge Management Regulations, or the New Jersey Statewide Sludge Management Plan.
Sulfides in any measurable concentration or compounds with a chlorine demand in excess of 30 parts per million, or which exceed standards promulgated by the EPA pursuant to Section 307(a) of the Act.
Five-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) in excess of 250 milligrams per liter or total suspended solids (TSS) in excess or 250 milligrams per liter, except as specifically allowed by the Township Council by issuance of a permit.
Pollution prohibited. In accordance with federal and state regulations, the following pollutants shall not be discharged into the Township's treatment system:
Explosive and/or flammable mixtures: liquids, solids or gases which by reason of their nature or quantity are, or may be, sufficient, either alone or by interaction with other substances, to cause fire or explosion, to result in a potentially explosive condition in any part of the collection or treatment system [a potentially explosive condition is defined as any atmosphere in which combustible gases or vapors are at a concentration of 10% or more of the lower explosive limit (LEL)], or be injurious in any other way to the treatment works or to the operation of the works; such materials include, but are not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethers, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, peroxides, chlorates, perchlorates, bromates, carbides, hydrides and sulfides;
Corrosive wastes: any waste which will cause corrosion or deterioration of the treatment works. All wastes discharged to the treatment works must not have a pH value lower than 5.5 or greater than 9.5 standard units. Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, concentrated acids, alkalies, sulfides, chloride and fluoride compounds and substances which will react with water to form acidic or alkaline products which have a pH value that does not fall within the range stated herein;
Solid or viscous wastes: solid or viscous wastes which will or may cause obstruction to the flow in a sewer, or otherwise interfere with the proper operation of the treatment works. Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, grease, improperly shredded garbage, animal guts or tissues, diseased human organs or tissue fluids, paunch manure, bones, hair, hides or fleshing, entrails, whole blood, feathers, ashes, cinders, sand, spent lime, stone or marble dust, metal, glass, straw, shavings, grass clippings, rags, spent grains, spent hops, waste paper, wood, plastic, tar, asphalt residues, residues from refining or processing of fuel or lubricating oil, and similar substances.
Improperly shredded garbage: garbage that has not been ground or comminuted to such a degree that all particles will be floating or carried freely in suspension under flow conditions normally prevailing in the treatment works, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension. The discharge of any improperly shredded garbage is prohibited; this prohibition does not apply to the use of garbage disposal units in private dwellings whose only discharge is domestic wastewater;
Heat: heat in the amounts which will inhibit biological activity in the treatment works, resulting in interference or causing damage, but in no case heat in such quantities that the temperature exceeds 65° C. (150° F.) at the sewer connection and 40° C. (104° F.) at the treatment works plant.
A bypass of the treatment system is prohibited unless all of the following conditions are met:
The bypass was unavoidable to prevent loss of life, personal injury, or severe property damage;
There was no feasible alternative to the bypass, including the use of auxiliary treatment or retention of the wastewater; and
Industrial users must provide immediate notice to the Township IPP Engineer upon discovery of an unanticipated bypass. If necessary, the Township IPP Engineer may require the industrial user to submit a written report explaining the cause(s), nature, and duration of the bypass, and the steps being taken to prevent its recurrence.
An industrial user may allow a bypass to occur which does not cause pretreatment standards or requirements to be violated, but only if it is for essential maintenance to ensure efficient operation of the treatment system. Industrial users anticipating a bypass must submit a notice to the Township IPP Engineer at least 10 days in advance. The Township Council may only approve the anticipated bypass if the circumstances satisfy those criteria set forth in the subsection above.
Limitations on wastewater discharges. Dilution of any wastewater discharge for the purpose of satisfying the requirements in § 160-7B shall be considered a violation of this section. The Township Council reserves the right to establish by ordinance more stringent limitations or requirements on discharges to the treatment works if deemed necessary to comply with objectives presented in § 160-7A.
Federal categorical pretreatment standards. Upon the effective date of the Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standard for a particular industrial subcategory, the Federal Standard contained in 40 CFR, if more stringent than limitations imposed under this section for sources in that subcategory, shall immediately supersede the limitations imposed under this section. Affected industrial users shall comply with such standards within the stated compliance deadline. Township shall attempt to notify affected industrial users of the applicable reporting requirements under 40 CFR 403.12, but failure to notify does not relieve such industries of the obligation to comply with such reporting requirements.
Federal and state requirements. Federal and state requirements and limitations on discharges shall apply in any case where they are more stringent than limitations contained in this section.
Discharge dilution. No industrial user shall ever increase the use of process or cooling water or in any way otherwise dilute a discharge as a partial or complete substitute for adequate treatment to achieve compliance with Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards, state limitations or any other pollutant-specific limitation contained in this section.
Control of prohibited wastes.
Generally. If wastewaters containing any prohibited substance, exceeding prescribed limits, or violating restrictions imposed by this section are discharged or proposed to be discharged into the treatment works of the Township, the Township Council or its agents may take any of the following actions necessary to protect the treatment works subject to notice and a hearing in accordance with the provisions of this section, except in emergency situations:
Prohibit the discharge of such wastewater;
Require an industry to demonstrate that in-plant modifications will reduce or eliminate the discharge of such substances so as to be in conformance with this section;
Require pretreatment, including storage facilities, or flow equalization necessary to ensure compliance with this section;
Require the discharger making, causing or allowing the discharge to pay all the additional cost or expense incurred by the Township for any damages caused by excess loads imposed on the treatment works; and
Take such other remedial action, including discontinuation of service after a notice and hearing and/or court action for injunctive relief, as may be deemed to be desirable or necessary to achieve the purpose of this section.
Accidental or noncomplying discharges.
Each industrial user shall provide, to the satisfaction of the Township Council, protection from accidental or noncomplying discharges of prohibited materials or other substances regulated by this section. Facilities to prevent accidental or noncomplying discharges of prohibited materials shall be provided and maintained at the owner or industrial user's own expense. Upon request, detailed plans showing facilities and operating procedures to provide this protection shall be submitted to the Township Council for review and comment prior to construction of the facility. Review of such plans and operating procedures shall not relieve the industrial user of the responsibility of modifying his or her facility as necessary to meet the requirements of this section.
The user shall control production of all discharges to the extent necessary to maintain compliance with this section upon reduction, loss, or failure of its treatment facility until the facility is restored or an alternative method of treatment is provided. This requirement applies in the situation where, among other things, the primary source of power of the treatment facility is reduced, lost or fails.
In the case of an accidental or noncomplying discharge of prohibited materials or other substances regulated by this section, or if for any reason an industrial user does not comply, or will be unable to comply, with any prohibition or limitation in this section, the industrial user responsible for such discharge shall immediately telephone and notify the POTW of the incident. The notification shall include location of discharge, type of waste, concentration and volume. Furthermore, such industrial user shall take immediate action to contain and minimize the accidental or noncomplying discharge to the POTW so as to prevent interference with the treatment process and/or damage to the treatment works.
So as to help ensure timely notification of the POTW in the case of an accidental and noncomplying discharge, each industrial user will post in prominent view in all process areas a notice of the following form:
Within five working days following an accidental or noncomplying discharge under this section, the industrial user shall submit to the Township IPP Engineer a detailed written report describing the date, time and cause of the discharge, the quantity and characteristics of the discharge, corrective action taken at the time of the discharge, and the measures to be taken by the industrial user to prevent similar future occurrences. Such notification shall not relieve the industrial user of any expense, loss, damage, or other liability which may be incurred as a result of damage to the POTW, fish kills, or any other damage to person or property, nor shall such notification relieve the industrial use of fines, civil penalties, or other liability which may be imposed by this section or other applicable law.
Wastewater discharges. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge directly or indirectly into the Township treatment works, sewage combined with industrial wastes or other wastes, the characteristics of which classify the person as an industrial user, without having first complied with the terms of this section or any industrial discharge permit issued by authority of this section.
Wastewater discharge data disclosure. Industrial users proposing to connect to or discharge sewage, industrial wastes and other wastes to the Township treatment works shall complete and file with the Township Clerk a permit application in the form prescribed and as available in the office of the Township IPP Engineer or the POTW. Existing industrial users shall file applications within 60 days after the effective date of this section, and proposed new industrial users shall file disclosure forms at least 90 days prior to connecting to the treatment works. The disclosure to be made by the user shall include:
Disclosure of name, address, and location of the industrial user and the parent company, if applicable.
Disclosure of a contact person at the industrial user's facility in Maple Shade Township.
Disclosure of standard industrial classification (SIC) code.
Disclosure of wastewater constituents and characteristics, including but not limited to those listed in Appendix A, determined by bona fide chemical and biological analyses. Sampling and analysis shall be performed in accordance with procedures established by the USEPA and contained in 40 CFR, Part 136, as amended and as outlined below:
Disclosure of time and duration of discharges.
Disclosure of average daily and instantaneous peak wastewater flow rates, in gallons per day, including daily, monthly and seasonal variations, if any. All flows shall be measured unless other verifiable techniques are approved by the Township IPP Engineer due to cost or nonfeasibility.
Disclosure of site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans and details to show all sewers, sewer connections, inspection manholes, sampling chambers and appurtenances by size, location and elevation.
Description of activities, facilities and plant processes on the premises, including all materials which are or may be discharged to the sewers or the Township treatment works.
Disclosure of the nature and concentration of any pollutants or materials prohibited by this section in the discharge, together with a statement regarding whether or not compliance is being achieved with this section on a consistent basis, and if not whether additional operation and maintenance activities and/or additional pretreatment is required for the industrial user to comply with this section.
Where additional pretreatment and/or operation and maintenance activities will be required to comply with this section, the industrial user shall provide a declaration of the shortest schedule by which the discharger will provide such additional pretreatment and/or implementation of additional operational and maintenance activities.
Disclosure of each product produced by type, amount process or processes and rate of production.
Disclosure of the type and amount of raw materials utilized (average and maximum per day).
All disclosure forms shall be signed by a principal executive officer of the user. If the forms concern engineering related matters (such as design report, engineering drawings, specification, etc.) the forms shall also be signed as required by local, state or federal requirements by a New Jersey licensed professional engineer.
Any other information deemed necessary by the Township to evaluate the user's discharge.
All existing industrial users will submit the above information within 60 days of the effective date of this section. All new facilities will be required to submit the above information 90 days prior to the proposed date for connecting to the treatment works.
All major industrial users shall give notice to the Township as soon as possible of any planned physical or operational alterations or additions to their facilities which could result in violation of the conditions of this section or change the nature and/or quantity of the discharge.
Nondomestic wastewater discharge permits.
General. It shall be unlawful for any industrial user to discharge to the Township treatment works except in accordance with the terms and conditions of a nondomestic wastewater discharge permit ("permit") as established by the Township Council. Existing industrial users shall apply for a permit within 60 calendar days after the effective date of this section. New industrial users may not connect to the Township treatment works unless a permit has been obtained. Such users shall apply for the permit at least 90 calendar days before the proposed date for connecting to such treatment works.
Any industry seeking approval for a new discharge to the system must submit a completed application, along with the appropriate application and escrow fees to the Township Clerk, said escrow fees to be established by Township Council resolution.
Within 30 days of receipt, the IPP Engineer will review the application for completeness. If the application is deemed incomplete, the Engineer will forward a letter to the industry. This letter will inform the applicant that the application was incomplete and that the missing information must be submitted to the IPP Engineer within 45 days of receipt of the letter or the review process will cease and the Township will assume that the industry is no longer interested in obtaining a discharge permit. A new application must be filed with the Township if the industry wishes to begin the discharge permit application process again.
Once the application is deemed complete, the IPP Engineer will perform a technical review and verify the user's self classification as either a Class 1 or a Class 2 facility. The Township IPP Engineer will inspect each Class 1 facility within 30 days of receiving a complete application. The Township IPP Engineer is not required to inspect Class 2 facilities but may do so at the Engineer's discretion. Within 60 days of inspecting as Class 1 facility or receiving a completed Class 2 facility application, the IPP Engineer will review the application and recommend to the Township Council that a permit be issued or denied. A draft permit will be submitted to the Council by the IPP Engineer along with any recommendation to issue a permit.
The Township Council shall give public notice of every complete application for a permit to inform interested persons of the Council's proposed determination to issue or deny a permit. The notice shall announce a period of at least 30 days during which interested persons may request additional facts, submit written views, and request a public hearing on the proposed discharge or determination. All written comments so submitted shall be retained and considered by the Township Council in formulating a final determination with respect to the permit application.
All permit applications, documented information concerning actual and proposed discharges, comments received from the public, and draft and issued permits shall be made available to the public for inspection and for duplication, except information labeled as confidential. The Township Council may prescribe reasonable fees to reimburse the Township for duplication expenses.
The Township Council shall hold a public hearing on a permit application before a final determination. Public notices of every public hearing under this section, including a concise statement of the issues to be considered therein, shall be given at least 30 days in advance, and shall be circulated at least as widely as was the notice of the permit application. To the extent feasible, the Township Council shall afford all persons or representatives of all points of view an opportunity to appear, but may so allocate hearing time as to exclude repetitions, redundant, or irrelevant matter. All testimony and documentary material submitted at the hearing shall be considered by the Township Council in formulating a final determination.
Issued permits will be valid for one year. The permits will incorporate regulations for all prohibited discharges, applicable categorical pretreatment limitations, and/or Township restrictions to limit the discharge of pollutants into the system. The permits will contain discharge limitations and monitoring/reporting requirements for each discharge point.
Permit renewals. The industrial user will be required to renew this permit annually by submitting an application and the appropriate application and escrow fees. This renewal application must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the permit expiration date. Renewal applications must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the permit expiration date. Renewal applications are subject to the notice and hearing requirements of Subsection D(3)(b) above.
Modifications. The Township's IPP Engineer will advise industrial users of newly promulgated pretreatment or discharge standards, which might affect their permit. New permits will be issued by the Township Council, if necessary. A compliance schedule will be prepared if the industry must modify their operations to comply with the new regulations.
Any industrial user which plans a modification to their processes which results in a new, different, or increased discharge of pollutants must file a new application for nondomestic wastewater discharge with the Township Clerk. These modifications must be reported to the Township at least 180 days prior to any change. The industrial user shall not make any new connections, increase flows, or change its discharge characteristics, until the permit modifications have been approved by the Township Council and a new permit has been issued.
Other modifications to the permit may be made at any time as deemed necessary by the Township Council.
Discharge permit conditions shall be expressly subject to all provisions of this section and all other rules, regulations, user charges and fees which are in effect or which may be established by the Township. The following terms may be imposed by the Township in the issuance of the permit:
Limitations upon the characteristics and quantities of wastes and the rate of flow permitted from the premises.
The installation and maintenance by the permittee at his or her own expense of: facilities or equipment for intermittent or continuous measurement of sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes, discharged, detention tanks or other facilities or equipment for reducing the maximum rates of discharge; pretreatment and flow control facilities; suitable control or sampling manhole or manholes; grease, oil and sand interceptors, separators or traps.
The submission to and approval by the Township Council of plans and specifications for any of the facilities or equipment required to be installed and maintained by the permittee, and compliance schedules for the installation and maintenance of these facilities.
Maintenance and retention of appropriate records or fall measurements made by the permittee of sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes as specified by the Township Council and affording the Township IPP Engineer access thereto.
The submission to the Township IPP Engineer of periodic reports setting forth adequate data upon which the acceptability of the sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes may be determined subsequent to the commencement of operation of any pretreatment or flow control facilities.
Specifications for monitoring programs which may include sampling locations, frequency and method of sampling, number, type and standards for tests and reporting schedule.
Such other items and conditions as may be necessary to protect the POTW and to carry out the intent and provisions of this section.
Requirements for notification of the Township Council of any new introduction of wastewater constituents or any substantial change in the volume or character of the wastewater constituents being introduced into the Township treatment works.
Schedules for operational changes, modifications to existing pretreatment equipment, or the installation of new pretreatment equipment, so as to achieve compliance with the conditions of the permit.
Payments to cover the added cost of handling and treating the water or wastes, which payments are not covered by existing sewer charges.
Requirements for notification of accidental or slug discharges.
Payment to cover the cost of permit administration.
Establishment of an escrow fund to pay sampling and analytical costs associated with routine monitoring, in accordance with Township Council resolution.
Permits shall be issued for a specified time period, not to exceed one year. The permittee shall submit such information, forms and fees as are required by the Township Council for renewal no later than 45 days prior to the date of expiration. If the permittee is not notified by the Township Council 15 days prior to the expiration of the permit, the permit shall be extended until such time as the Township Council reissues or denies the permit.
Nondomestic wastewater discharge permits are issued to a specific user for a specific operation. A nondomestic wastewater discharge permit shall not be reassigned or transferred or sold to a new owner, new user, different premises or a new or changed operation.
Any permittee who violates any conditions of the permit, or this section or applicable state and federal regulations, is subject to having his or her permit revoked.
The terms and conditions of a permit may be subject to modification and change by the Township Council during the life of the permit as limitations or requirements are modified and changed. The permittee shall be informed of any proposed changes in his or her permit at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the change. Any change or new conditions in the permit shall include a reasonable time schedule for compliance. An industrial user proposing to make a significant change in its discharge volume or quantity shall apply for a permit modification at least 90 days before making changes. All modifications or changes are subject to the public notice and hearing process.
Liquid waste haulers. It shall be unlawful for any persons to discharge holding tank waste to the Township sewage treatment system.
Records and monitoring.
All industrial users who discharge or propose to discharge wastewater to the treatment works shall maintain such records of production and related factors, effluent flows, and pollutant amounts or concentrations as are necessary to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of this section, permits, contract or order as provided for by this section, and any applicable state or federal pretreatment standards or requirements.
Such records shall be made available upon request by the Township Council or IPP Engineer. All such records relating compliance with pretreatment standards shall be made available to officials of the NJDEP and the EPA upon demand. A summary of such data indicating the industrial user's compliance with this section shall be prepared when requested and submitted to the Township IPP Engineer. All records shall be retained for a minimum of five years and/or throughout the course of any pertinent litigation.
The owner or operator of any facility discharging industrial wastes into the treatment works shall install at his or her own expense suitable monitoring equipment to facilitate the accurate observation, sampling, and measurement of wastes. Such equipment shall be maintained in proper working order and kept safe and secure from unauthorized entry or tampering, and accessible to authorized personnel at all time. This subsection does not preclude the Township from installing such equipment at its own expense.
When more than one industrial user can discharge into a common sewer, the Township Council may require installation of separate monitoring equipment for each industrial user. When there is a significant difference in wastewater constituents and characteristics produced by different operations of a single industrial user, the Township Council may require that separate facilities be installed for each discharge.
Whether constructed on public or private property, the monitoring facilities shall be constructed in accordance with Township requirements and all applicable construction standards and specifications. Plan and specification for all such work will be submitted to the Township Council for approval prior to construction.
Admission to property, inspection, sampling and analysis.
The Township IPP Engineer upon presentation of appropriate credentials, may enter upon the premises of any discharger at any time for the purpose of inspection of the premises and/or measuring, sampling, and/or testing any discharge of wastewater to the treatment works in order to determine compliance with the requirements of this section, federal, state and local statutes, regulations, or chapters.
All industrial users proposing to connect or continue to discharge into any part of the treatment works must make available, upon request of the Township Council, a sampling point which is representative of the discharge and is acceptable to, and approved by, the Township Council. This point must be available to the POTW for purposes of conducting sampling inspections, compliance monitoring and/or meeting operations. This point must be located at the industrial users connection with the Township sanitary sewage system.
Compliance determinations by the Township IPP Engineer with respect to Subsection B, Prohibitions and limitations on wastewater discharges, of this section shall be made on the basis of either instantaneous grab samples, sequential samples, or composite samples, as appropriate. Sequential or composite samples may be taken over a twenty-four-hour period, or any other time span as deemed appropriate by the Township IPP Engineer to meet the requirements of a specific situation.
Laboratory analyses of industrial wastewater samples shall be performed in accordance with an approved test procedure as defined in § 160-1 and shall be performed by a laboratory certified to do the analyses by the NJDEP.
Confidential information and public access.
Information and data on an industrial user obtained from reports, questionnaires, permit applications, permits and monitoring programs and from inspections shall be available to the public without restriction unless the industrial user specifically requests and is able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Township that the release of such information would divulge information, processes or methods of production entitled to protection as trade secrets or due to reasons of business confidentiality as that term is defined and applied in 40 CFR Part 2. Wastewater constituents and characteristics (i.e., effluent data) will not be recognized as confidential information. For the purposes of this section, effluent data shall have the meaning set forth at 40 CFR 2.302(a)(2).
When information accepted by the Township Council as confidential is requested by the EPA and/or the NJDEP for uses related to this section, the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) and/or the State or Federal Pretreatment Programs, the Township Manager shall serve the person who furnished the information in question with written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, at least 10 working days in advance of the disclosure of its intent to disclose the information. The Township Manager shall submit the claim of confidentiality to the EPA or NJDEP with the information. Such information shall be available for use by the EPA or NJDEP in judicial review or enforcement proceedings involving the person or facility furnishing the report.
Nonconfidential files on users and the pretreatment program are open to the public for inspection at the Township IPP Engineer's office during normal business hours. Subject to the availability of a copy machine, there will be a charge for copies at the rate determine by the Township IPP Engineer. Requests for such review are to be made in writing and appointments will be required.
Municipal Court fines and penalties shall be as provided in § 160-10, Violations and penalties.
[Amended 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
Administrative remedy. Whenever the Township Manager finds that any industrial user has violated or is violating this section, or a wastewater permit or order issued hereunder, the Township Manager or his or her agent may serve upon said user written notice of the violation. The notice shall include a reference to the section of the statute, regulation, order or permit condition violated; a concise statement of the facts alleged to constitute a violation; and a summons to the discharger to appear in court on a specific date, if applicable. Within 10 days of the receipt date of this notice, an explanation of the violation and a plan for the satisfactory correction and prevention thereof, to include specific required actions, shall be submitted to the Township Manager. Submission of this plan in no way relieves the user of liability for any violations occurring before or after receipt of the notice of violation.
The Township Manager, upon advice of the IPP Engineer, may suspend the wastewater treatment service and/or wastewater permit of an industrial user whenever such suspension is necessary in order to stop an actual or threatened discharge presenting or causing an imminent or substantial endangerment to the health or welfare of persons, the POTW, or the environment.
Any user notified of a suspension of the wastewater treatment service and/or the wastewater permit shall immediately stop or eliminate its contribution. In the event of a user's failure to immediately comply voluntarily with the suspension order, the Township Manager, upon advice of the IPP Engineer, shall take such steps as deemed necessary, including immediate severance of the sewer connection, to prevent or minimize damage to the POTW, its receiving stream, or endangerment to any individuals. The Township Manager shall allow the user to recommence its discharge when the endangerment has passed, unless the termination proceedings set forth in this section are initiated against the user.
An industrial user which is responsible, in whole or in part, for imminent endangerment shall submit a detailed written statement describing the causes of the harmful contribution and the measures taken to prevent any future occurrence to the Township Manager prior to the date of the hearing described in Subsection E(3)(b) above.
The Township Manager and the IPP Engineer shall set forth in writing the nature of the emergency and the reasons for the suspension of service.
Termination or suspension of permit.
Any user who violates the following conditions of this section or a wastewater discharge permit or order, or any applicable or state and federal law, is subject to permit termination:
Violation of permit conditions.
Failure to accurately report the wastewater constituents and characteristics of its discharge.
Failure to report significant changes in operations or wastewater constituents and characteristics.
Refusal of reasonable access to the user's premises for the purpose of inspection, monitoring, or sampling.
Noncompliant industrial users will be notified of the proposed termination of their waste water permit and be offered an opportunity to be heard. The form of the notice shall be as set forth in Subsection E(2). The hearing shall be conducted by the Township Council. The putative violator shall have access to Township records and after presentation of the case by the Township shall have an opportunity to cross-examine all witnesses, examine all documents and to present witnesses, documents and defense. The decision by the Township Council shall be based upon a preponderance of evidence standard.
Purpose. It is the purpose of this section to establish fees for dischargers to the Township's wastewater disposal system for activities not included in the Township's annual operating budget.
These fees relate solely to the matters covered by this section and are separate from all other fees chargeable by the Township.
[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-20]
Purpose and policy. This section sets forth additional and uniform requirements for discharges into the wastewater collection and treatment system of the Township of commercial food establishments and enables the Township to comply with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to wastewater treatment. The objectives of this section are identical to the objectives set forth in § 160-7A. Except to the extent modified herein, all of the provisions of § 160-7 shall apply to commercial food establishment waste discharges and the regulation thereof.
Definitions. Except as otherwise set forth herein, the definitions set forth in § 160-1 shall apply. The following words shall have the following meanings:
- FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
- Any place where food may be purchased which will include, but not be limited to bakeries, caterers, halls for hire, private clubs, and organizations serving food, pizza shops, sandwich shops, and any other facility which fries or prepares food for the public.
- Any place where food may be purchased and/or eaten.
Prohibitions and limitations on wastewater discharges.
Generally. Except as otherwise modified herein, the provisions of Section 160-7B apply to commercial food establishment waste discharges.
No person shall discharge, deposit, cause or allow to be discharged or deposited into the Township treatment works, or the Township (sewerage) collection system, any wastewater which cause pass-through or interferes, or in any way contributes to a violation of any of the parameters set forth in the Township's New Jersey Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, or which contains any of the following materials which interfere with the collection oil wastewaters for this treatment at the publicly owned treatment works (POTW):
Oil and grease: materials containing floatable fats, either animal, vegetable, wax, grease, or oil, as determined by EPA method 413.2; or petroleum based hydrocarbons, as determined by EPA method 418.1, at a concentration of more than 150 mg/l instantaneous or 10 mg/l daily average; or substances which solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32° F. and 150° F. at the point of discharge, or within the public wastewater collection system.
Noxious material: pollutants which, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, are malodorous, are capable of creating a public nuisance or hazard to life or health, or are present in sufficient quantities or concentrations to prevent entry into, or proper operation of, or repair and maintenance of the collection system, or to affect the treatment works for repair or maintenance.
Toxic discharge: waters or wastes containing objectionable or toxic pollutants in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other pollutants, to result in or to cause pass-through interference with the collection system or treatment works, to constitute a hazard to humans or animals, to create a toxic effect on the receiving waters of the POTW, or to exceed standards promulgated by the EPA or NJDEP.
Excessive discharge: waters or wastewaters at a flow rate or containing a concentration or quantity of pollutants that exceeds for any time period longer than 15 minutes more than five times the average daily flow rate of concentration or quantity or pollutants of the collection system user during normal operations, or containing such concentration or quantities of pollutant that, in the judgment of the Township Manager, would cause a treatment upset, interference, or loss of treatment or collection system efficiency.
Improperly shredded garbage: garbage that has not been ground or comminuted to such degree that all particles will be floating or carried freely in suspension under flow conditions normally prevailing in the collection system, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension. The discharge of any improperly shredded garbage is prohibited; the discharge prohibition does not apply to garbage disposal units in private dwellings whose only discharge is domestic wastewater.
Control of prohibited wastes.
Generally. Except as otherwise limited herein, the provisions of § 160-7C shall apply to commercial food establishment users. The reference to the words "industrial users" shall be construed to mean commercial food establishment users. Food industries, processors or renderers or meat, restaurants and food establishments shall be equipped to modify or to provide effective removal of oils and greases. Said removal shall be accomplished by the elimination of the discharge of oils and greases by or through the use of a proper grease interceptor and/or oil and grease separator.
Grease interceptor, and/or oil and grease separator design.
One or more separators or interceptors can be used in series to provide a discharge essentially free from floatable fats or substances as defined in § 160-8B which can cause collection system line stoppages, collection system pumping system failures, and/or hinder the treatment processes, and/or create effluent noncompliances at the Township's POTW.
The devices, separators, or interceptors shall be located so as to provide easy access through standard manholes for inspection, cleaning, and maintenance.
Access to each of the buried devices is required for routine sampling to ensure proper operation and maintenance of these same devices. If the sample collection is hindered by, or the sample quality is observed to be poor due to lack of maintenance or improper disposal practices, corrective action must be within three days (72 hours).
The sample will be analyzed for grease and oils, and should the result of this analysis exceed the 15 0 mg/l for the grab sample technique, the user will be notified that a corrective action and/or cleaning will be required within 10 working days.
If the user does not comply with the above requests for corrective action and/or cleaning within the time frame outlined above, the sewer service will be terminated to the User. The appropriate state NJDEP, and local health authorities will also be notified of the improper disposal practices at the user's address.
The automatic dishwasher should NOT be connected to this same lateral.
Vegetable oil (used in food establishments and restaurants) will not solidify until the discharge cools to approximately 55° F. or less. Therefore, the minimum design for the interceptor or separator device shall be a balled three compartment, elongated chamber design to allow for cooling of the discharged substances.
The cleaning of grease traps, and/or oil separators is required on a regular basis, specifically every 30 days depending on loading to the devices. All receipts and/or bills indicating the completion of this routine cleaning should be kept on file at the premises for review by the Township Manager or designee or appropriate NJDEP or local health authorities.
A properly designed grease interceptor, and/or oil separator, shall remove oil and grease before these substances cause blockages, sewer backups, and any other malfunction within the piping and collection system of the Township.
The user shall educate and instruct all staff owners and operators as to the proper operation and maintenance of the grease interceptor and/or oil separator. Said education shall be in accordance with the program established by the Township Manager known as "Managing Grease and Oil Disposal at All Food Establishments."
Effective capacity of grease interceptor and oil and grease separator.
[Amended 9-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-13]
Wastewater discharges. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge directly or indirectly into the Township treatment works, except in accordance with the terms and conditions and standards established in this section and without having first obtained a food establishment discharge license issued pursuant to this section.
Wastewater discharge data disclosure. Commercial food establishment users proposing to connect to or discharge sewerage or waste to the Township treatment works shall complete and file with the Township Clerk a food establishment discharge license (FEDL) application (Form 160-8), as available in the office of the Township IPP Engineer or the POTW. Existing commercial food establishment users shall file license applications within 60 days after the effective date of this section, and a proposed new user shall file disclosure forms at least 90 days prior to connecting to the treatment works. The disclosure to be made by the users shall include the following:
Disclosure of name, address, and location of the user and the parent company, if applicable.
Disclosure of a contact person at the user's facility in Maple Shade Township.
Disclosure of wastewater constituents and characteristics.
Disclosure of site plans, floor plans, mechanical and plumbing plans and details to show all sewers, sewer connections, inspection manholes, sampling chambers and pertinences by size, location, and elevation.
All disclosure forms shall be signed by a principal executive officer of the user.
Any other information deemed necessary by the Township to evaluate the user's discharge.
A plan to eliminate the improper disposal of oils and greases. Said plan shall insure that sampling from the establishment will pass a standard analysis for oil and grease, EPA method 418.1 with a concentration of no more than 150 mg/l. Said plan shall incorporate the following concepts:
A trash can for food scraps rather than the prerinse sink. Spatulas and rubber scrappers are ideal tools for removing the bulk of the material. Solid waste disposal can accommodate 20% solids, so that even gravies, thick sauces, other oily substances can be sent to the trash can or dumpster. Handle solid waste wisely; remember health and safety practices; secure trash bags carefully; keep a trash can or dumpster secured and keep the lid in place.
Recycle frying greases and oils. Rendering companies will take grease, oil, and meat scraps/trimmings. However, employees must use the proper containers. The bins shall be well marked and placed in a convenient location for proper use.
No-grease signs shall be utilized to remind employees that they shall not pour used grease, oils, hood-vent scrapings, or any other used oils, fats, and the like, down the sink drain; into the disposal; or into the dishwasher units. Adding hot water, detergent or degreasers does not liquefy the substances long enough to escape building drains. Posting signs will remind employees to use recycling, save it for rendering, and dispose of other waste properly.
No degreasers and/or solvents shall be utilized.
Install a properly designed grease trap or interceptor. Review present capacity and plan for system which allows for grease to separate from kitchen wastewater before it enters the Township's collection system sewer mains.
Food establishment discharge license (FEDL).
General. It shall be unlawful for any food establishment user to discharge to the Township treatment works except in accordance with the terms and conditions of a commercial food establishment wastewater discharge license ("license") as established by the Township Council.
Any food establishment user seeking approval for a new discharge to the system must submit a completed license application (Form 160-8) along with the appropriate application fees and escrow fees to the Township Clerk.
Within 30 days of receipt of said application, the IPP Engineer will review the application for completeness. If the application is deemed incomplete, the Engineer will forward a letter to the user/applicant. Said letter will inform the applicant that the application was incomplete and the missing information must be submitted to the IPP Engineer within 45 days of receipt of the letter, or the review process will cease, and the Township will assume that the user is no longer interested in obtaining a discharge license. A new application must be filed with the Township if the user wishes to begin the application process again.
Once the application is deemed complete, the IPP Engineer will prepare a recommendation letter on if the license (which may include conditions) should be issued and submit same to the Township Council or its designee for approval or denial. The applicant shall be given an opportunity to be heard before the Township Council with respect to the issuance or denial of the license.
Issued licenses shall be valid until 12:00 midnight on December 31 of the year in which they were issued. The license (to be renewed before the end of the year) will incorporate regulations for all prohibited discharges, applicable Township restrictions to limited discharge or pollutants into the system.
The user will be required to renew the license annually by checking the appropriate box on the annual business license renewal (Form 114-3), submitting the renewal fee, submitting annual documentation of maintenance-cleaning logs to ensure proper operation of required grease traps, and any applicable escrow fees. Said renewal application must be submitted as least 30 days prior to the permit expiration date of 12:00 midnight on December 31. Failure to submit to renew the license before expiration shall result in a new application having to be filed. Failure to submit annual documentation which demonstrates proper maintenance and operation of required grease traps will result in an inspection and necessary payment of the associated annual inspection fee. The Township Council or designee shall determine whether to renew a license in accordance with the provisions of this section. Modifications may be permitted, provided that the same are subject to an application process as if it were a new license. Discharge licenses are expressly subject to all the provisions of this section and all other rules, regulations, user charges and fees which are in effect or which may be established by the Township, or by federal or state regulation. Additional terms and conditions may be imposed by the Township as recommended by the IPP Engineer.
Discharge licenses are nontransferable.
Any licensee who violates any conditions of the permit or this section or applicable state and federal regulations is subject to penalty and/or having said license revoked.
The terms and conditions of a license may be subject to modification and change by the Township Council during the life of the license as limitations or requirements are modified and changed. The licensee shall be notified of any proposed changes in the license at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the change.
The Township representative, upon presentation of appropriate credentials, may enter onto the premises of any users at any time for the purpose of inspection of the premises for compliance with the requirements of this section or federal or state regulations.
Enforcement provisions. The enforcement provisions set forth in § 160-7E shall apply to food establishments and restaurants. Wherever the term "industrial user" is utilized, said term shall mean food establishment or restaurant user for purposes of this section.
Fees and escrow.
[Amended 9-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-13; 5-9-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-05]
Purpose. It is the purpose of this subsection to establish fees and escrow for review and approval for discharges to the Township's wastewater disposal system for activities not included in the Township's annual operating budget. There shall be a continuing obligation to pay professional and consulting fees incurred by the Township during the course of review and approval of an application. The application fee is a flat fee to cover direct administrative expenses and is nonrefundable.
Charges, escrows and fees. The Township hereby adopts the following:
Violations and penalties. The provisions set forth under this chapter shall be enforced by the Maple Shade Police Department, Code Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer, Construction Code Official, authorized agents of the Township, or other official so designated by the Township Manager. Any person, contractor or utility who commits a violation of this section shall be subject to a fine of $500 for the first offense; $1,000 for a second offense; and $1,500 for a third offense. Any person who shall violate any provision of this article more than three times shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, herein, and, in addition thereto, the Township may, at its option, discontinue service of water to said consumer.
[Added 9-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-13]
The following requirements are applicable to multifamily residential, commercial or industrial users utilizing only partial service from the Township:
In instances where the Township does not provide the only sewerage service for the premises or if, in the opinion of the user, the water meter reading does not fairly reflect the quantity of sewage discharged to the Township's system, then the user must install, at his or her own cost and upon approval of the installation by the Township, such additional water or sewage meters as are necessary to determine accurately the water discharged to the sewerage system.
The charge for sewerage service shall be in accordance with the rate schedule for the applicable user.
[Added 12-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-20]
The connection of sump pumps, roof drains and/or other drainage devices to the Township of Maple Shade's sanitary sewer system is prohibited.
Property owners shall be required to disconnect all sump pumps, roof drains and/or other drainage devices from said sewer system regardless of whether said connection was made by the present property owner or existed prior to said owner's acquisition of the property.
Transfer of ownership.
The Township shall require a regulatory compliance certificate from the Fire Official on any sale or transfer of property to ensure that any extraneous flow is not entering the Township's sanitary sewer system. Said certificate shall be presented to the purchaser or transferee of the property in question.
An inspection of said properties shall be conducted by Fire Official before the regulatory compliance certificate is issued. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to schedule an inspection with the Fire Official.
Should the inspection result in the discovery of sump pumps, roof drains and/or any other drainage devices connected to the Township's sanitary sewer system, the regulatory compliance certificate will not be issued.
An approval shall only be issued if these connections are permanently removed from the Township's sanitary sewer system in a manner approved by the Plumbing Subcode Official and such removal requires a plumbing permit and inspection by the Plumbing Subcode Official.
If conditions preclude the immediate disconnection of the disallowed flow, an approved guaranty, escrow, bond or letter of credit in the amount of $1,000 shall be posted with the Township to ensure the completion of said work. Upon the posting of said guaranty, the Fire Official shall issue the regulatory compliance certificate. Any cash guaranty, including its accrued interest, bond or letter of credit will be released to the property owner upon inspection and approval by the Plumbing Subcode Official.
Fees. A fee of $25 is hereby established for the regulatory compliance certificate inspection. Said fee shall be noted on the tax search and collected at the time of closing.
Violations and penalties. The provisions set forth under this chapter shall be enforced by the Maple Shade Police Department, Code Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer, Construction Code Official, authorized agenda of the Township, or other official so designated by the Township Manager. Any person, contractor or utility who commits a violation of this section shall be subject to a fine of $500 for a first offense; $1,000 for a second offense; and $1,500 for a third offense. Any person who shall violate any provision of this article more than three times shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, herein, and, in addition thereto, the Township may, at its option, discontinue service of water to said consumer.
[Amended 9-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-13]
[Amended 9-5-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-11; 5-6-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-9; 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
Each day and every day that a violation is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense under the provisions of this article and shall be subject to the penalties herein prescribed.
In addition to any Municipal Court complaints, the Township may simultaneously or separately institute the appropriate proceedings pursuant to federal and/or state statutes and regulations, where applicable, for the imposition of fines and penalties and any other affirmative relief allowable by state or federal law.
The governing body shall have the right and power, in its discretion, to order any property or premises disconnected from the sewer system for nonpayment of the sewer service rental charges herein fixed and established or for the continued violation of any of the provisions of this article.
[Added 12-15-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-17]
The purpose of this article is to prohibit the spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater and illicit connections to the municipal storm sewer system operated by the Township of Maple Shade so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the rest of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.
- DOMESTIC SEWAGE
- Waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
- ILLICIT CONNECTION
- Any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, noncontract cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of Maple Shade unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A municipal stormwater general permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- 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)].
- MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
- 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 Maple Shade or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
- NJPDES PERMIT
- 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.
- NONCONTACT COOLING WATER
- Water used to reduce temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Noncontact cooling water may, however, contain algaecides or biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers and/or corrosion inhibitors.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- PROCESS WASTEWATER
- 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, byproduct, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited, leachate and cooling water other than noncontact cooling water.
- 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 Maple Shade any domestic sewerage, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
The spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by Maple Shade Township is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also prohibited.
Exceptions to prohibition.
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 groundwaters).
Air-conditioning condensate (excluding contact and noncontact 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 fire-fighting activities.
Flows from rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following their use for the intended purposes.
Equipment used in the application of salt and deicing materials immediately following salt and deicing applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and deicing 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. Rinsing of equipment, as noted in the above situation is limited to exterior, undercarriage, and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
This article shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Code Enforcement Official in the Township of Maple Shade.