Township of Washington, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Washington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Site plan review — See Ch. 199.
Subdivision of land — See Ch.220.
Zoning — See Ch. 285.
[Adopted 10-26-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995 as Sec. 14-1 of the 1994 Code]
The owner of a property on which is located a structure that by law must contain a source of potable water shall be required to connect to the water distribution system of the Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority, provided that the distance from the structure to the water main does not exceed 300 feet, as measured along the shortest route permitted by the rules and regulations of the Authority for a lateral connection to the system.
The owner of a property on which is located a structure that by law must a provide for the disposal of wastewater and/or sewerage shall be required to connect to the sanitary sewerage system of the Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority, provided that the distance from the structure to the sewer main does not exceed 300 feet as measured along the shortest route permitted by the rules and regulations of the Authority for a lateral connection to the system.
The duty of an owner to connect to a water and/or sewer main which was in operation on February 20, 1990, shall not arise until six months after the water or sewer main is or has been placed in operation.
A. 
Any property owner required to connect to the water distribution system or the sanitary sewer system pursuant to the terms of this chapter shall be subject to payment of connection fees and all other provisions of the rules and regulations of the Washington Township Municipal Utilities Authority.
B. 
A property owner who fails to connect to the appropriate system pursuant to the terms of this chapter shall pay the applicable connection fees and shall pay a minimum usage charge in an amount determined by the Authority. Should a property owner fail to make these required payments, the unpaid balance, and all interest accruing, shall be a lien on the subject property pursuant to, and subject to, the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:14B-42.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent the Authority from granting any relief to a property owner permitted by its duly adopted rules and regulations.
Violations of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I.