[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now Mayor and Council) of the Borough of Bradley Beach as amended through 5-28-1974 (Ch. XIV of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Required. All houses and other buildings on premises abutting on a street in which a sewer is laid or which may be laid shall be connected with the sewer by the owner, agent, or lessee of the premises.
Method of connection. The manner of piercing or opening into any of the public sewers or drains and the form, size and materials of which connection therewith shall be composed shall be as provided by the Plumbing Inspector. Grease traps shall also be installed on all sewer lines.
Permission required for connection. No connection shall be made with any sewer or drain without the written permission of the Plumbing Inspector. If any connection is made with any sewer or drain without such permission or in a manner different from that prescribed for such opening or connection, the person making the same and the owner or occupant of the premises directing it to be made shall be in violation of this chapter.
Sewer connection. Where there are two or more dwelling houses, stores or other structures to be connected on the same lot, each and every building shall have its own independent sewer in the street and be connected to the main sewer.
A fee of $350 for permission to connect from each dwelling house, store or other building with any sewer or drain shall be paid to the Plumbing Inspector, to be delivered to the Borough Clerk. All sewer connections and all repairs shall be done under the supervision of the Plumbing Inspector.
All premises within the Borough of Bradley Beach shall be connected to the public sewer system. No connection shall be made with said system, nor shall any alterations, additions or extensions be made in or to any service pipe without a permit first obtained from the collector of sewer rents and charges. All new sewers and connections to the system shall be properly designed and constructed.
[Amended 9-25-1979; Ord. No. 1997-4]
No person shall permit any substance to flow into any sewer drain or receiving basin which forms or has a tendency to form a deposit which fills the sewer, drain or receiving basin.
No garbage, dead animals or obstructions of any kind shall be placed thereon or deposited into any receiving basin or sewer.
No person shall injure, break or remove any portion of any receiving basin, covering flag, manhole, vault or any part of any sewer or drain or obstruct the flow of water in the sewer or drain.
No person shall lay any pipes to or make any connections with the sewer or drain except in accordance with this chapter. The Borough Council upon application may grant to a person permission to lay a private sewer under such conditions, restrictions and limitations as the Borough Council may impose.
No person shall drain or permit to be drained into any sewer the contents of any cesspool, privy vault, water closet, sink, bathtub, washbowl or the refuse water from any dwelling house or other building unless express permission for that purpose is first granted by the Plumbing Inspector. Each permit granted by the Plumbing Inspector shall contain a provision that the drainpipe used for such drainage purpose shall be of the size and kind and laid in the manner directed by the Plumbing Inspector. If the person to whom the permit is granted fails to comply with such provisions, the permit shall be annulled.
No person shall drain or permit to be drained into any sewer any material prohibited by the sewer use rules and regulations adopted by the Neptune Township Sewerage Authority.
No person shall cause, allow, or permit any sump pump, cellar drains, area drains, roof leaders, downspouts and/or any garbage or refuse disposal unit or any other system or unit to drain into or be connected to the sewage system.
It shall be unlawful to install or use any device for the disposal of garbage through the sewer, drain, waste, soil or other pipes in or on any premises or to dispose of garbage in any way other than that permitted by Borough ordinances.
The discharge of any toxic pollutants which causes an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge shall subject the user responsible for such discharge to liability for all such cost increases.
Any sewer shall be capped before there is any demolition of property.
The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter where no other penalty of fine or imprisonment is provided shall be as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of this Borough Code. This penalty shall be in addition to any different type of penalty or sanction provided in this chapter.
[Amended 3-28-1978; Ord. No. 1993-13]
A Sewer Utility is hereby established in and for the Borough of Bradley Beach.
[Amended 12-13-1977; 3-28-1978; 2-26-1980; 7-8-1980; 4-12-1983; 4-8-1986; 5-27-1986; 12-31-1987; Ord. No. 1993-13; Ord. No. 1997-07; Ord. No. 1997-12; Ord. No. 1998-08; Ord. No. 1999-09A; Ord. No. 2002-11; Ord. No. 2003-05; 4-28-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-6; 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
There is hereby imposed an annual sewer rental charge for the use, operation, maintenance and construction of the sewers and sewerage system and disposal facilities in the Borough, upon the owners of the property served thereby at the rates hereinafter set forth:
Single-family private dwelling, with no rental rooms or apartments: $562.50.
Single-family private dwelling and garage apartment, with no rental rooms or apartments: $1,125.
Single-family private dwelling with seven or more bedrooms, with no rental rooms or apartments: $1,125.
Two-family private dwelling, with no rental rooms or apartments: $1,125.
Two-family private dwelling and garage apartment, with no rental rooms or apartments: $1,687.50.
Multifamily (more than two) dwelling, with no rental rooms or apartments, each apartment: $562.50.
Structure with apartments, each apartment: $562.50.
Car wash: $5,625.
Service station or garage: $937.50.
Laundromat, each washing machine: $562.50.
[Amended 12-13-1977; Ord. No. 1993-13]
The sewer rental in all cases not covered by § 380-8, and where the use of property is other than as permitted by the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough, or where a special use permit is required, or for any industrial use which produces a waste material to be discharged into the sewer system, shall be established by the Mayor and Council of the Borough by separate contract in such amount as would be proportionate to its use of the sanitary sewer system.
[Amended 12-13-1977; 11-28-1978; 7-10-1984; 9-26-1985; Ord. No. 1993-13]
Sewer rental shall be payable to the Borough of Bradley Beach, quarterly, in advance, on or before February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 of each year and every year thereafter.
If the sewer rental imposed hereby is not paid within 10 days from the date due, it shall become delinquent and shall bear interest thereon at the same rate charged against delinquent taxes in the Borough and shall become a lien on the property and shall be collectible as in the case of other municipal taxes, charges or liens.
Notification of charges. At least annually, each user shall be notified at the time of the regular billing of the rate being charged and the portion of user charges attributable to wastewater treatment services.
User charge system. The sewer users charge provides for the payment to the sewer authority of all of the expenses of the operation and maintenance of the Borough utility.
The Sewer Utility Collector, or such other person duly appointed by resolution of the Borough Council of the Borough, shall:
Have charge of all the books and records of the collection of sewer charges.
Bill and make collections of all sewer charges.
Whenever sewer service to any property begins after the first day or terminates before the last day of any quarterly period, the charge shall be for that portion of the period during which the property is served.
The user charges set by this chapter shall be reviewed biannually and revised periodically to reflect actual costs of treatment works operation.
The terms and conditions of any agreement, or contract, between the Borough and a sewer user, in regard to reservation of capacity or charges to be collected, that are inconsistent with federal regulations shall be disregarded.
The costs of operation and maintenance for flows not directly attributable to users (i.e., infiltration and/or inflow), if any, shall be distributed among the various classes of users and shall be included in the charges set by this chapter.
There shall be a position of Deputy Sewer Utility Collector/Secretary, whose duties shall be the same duties as the Sewer Utility Collector and who shall act in the absence of the Sewer Utility Collector. The appointment to said position shall be for a term of one year.