[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Egg Harbor as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water service and connections— See Ch. 217.
[Amended 7-14-1993 by Ord. No. 31-1993]
The owner or owners of each improved property within the Township located upon or having reasonable access to a street, highway or alley in which a sanitary sewer of the sewer system is constructed or located and upon which sanitary sewage is generated shall, without delay upon receipt of written notice from the Township that sewer service is available and that connection is required, connect such improved property to the sewer system in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Township and the authority then in effect. If the property to be connected has multiple uses upon it, the owner of the property shall install a collection system in order to direct any and all of the sanitary sewer discharge from the entire property into the public sewer system.
Connection of additional properties. As sewer service becomes available to additional properties within the Township by reason of the improvement of properties located upon or having reasonable access to a street, highway or alley in which a sanitary sewer of the sewer system is located or by reason of the construction of extensions or additions to the sewer system, the owner of such additional properties, upon receipt of written notice from the Township ordering connections, shall connect his property to the sewer system without delay in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Township and the authority then in effect. If the property to be connected has multiple uses upon it, the owner of the property shall install a collection system in order to direct any and all of the sanitary sewer discharge from the entire property into the public sewer system.
If any owner of improved property within the Township required to be connected to the sewer system by § 191-1, fails to connect therewith promptly after written notice so to do, the Township shall give such owner written notice of this article describing the property required to be connected with sufficient definition to identify it, describing the required connection and stating that, unless connection shall be completed within 30 days of the service of the notice, the Township will proceed to make the connection or cause it to be made. Upon the failure of the owner to make this required connection within the thirty-day period, the Township shall make the connection and shall send an itemized bill for the cost of the connection to the property owner. This bill shall be payable forthwith. In case of the failure of the owner to pay this bill, it shall be the duty of the proper Township officials to cause the confirmation and assessment of the amount thereof as a lien against the property and to proceed with collection and enforcement as provided by state laws.
Whenever the Township shall give notice to the owners of properties within the Township to connect with the sewer system pursuant to § 191-1 hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to own, maintain, operate or use within the Township a privy, cesspool, vault, septic tank or similar receptacle upon any property with respect to which such notice has been given or to connect any such privy, cesspool, vault, septic tank or similar receptacle with the sewer system or to discharge sewage into any storm sewer or other sewer or outlet other than the sewer system.
The Township hereby agrees that the authority may adopt such rules and regulations regulating the use and operation of the sewer system as it shall deem reasonable and may at any time revise, alter and amend the rules and regulations and may impose and collect charges for connections to the sewer system.
[Added 11-8-2006 by Ord. No. 64-2006]
Pursuant to and in accordance with specific provisions contained in the Egg Harbor Township Municipal Utilities Authority's (EHTMUA's) rules and regulations, the EHTMUA, or its designated representative, may revoke, suspend or modify any permit issued by the EHTMUA, or order the suspension of any work being performed with regard to the sewer system.
All notices to property owners and other persons, under this article shall be served in the manner prescribed by state laws.
[Amended 12-9-1987 by Ord. No. 60-1987; 11-21-1995 by Ord. No. 33-1995]
All owners, operators, tenants or other persons in control of a grease trap, oil separator or similar appurtenance to the sanitary sewer system heretofore provided shall be responsible for the maintenance of such grease traps, oil separators or similar appurtenances, so as to not impede the effective operation of the overall system. Failure to maintain shall be considered a violation and subject the owner, operator, tenant or other persons to the provisions of § 191-7 of this article.
[Added 11-21-1995 by Ord. No. 33-1995; amended 4-12-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
Violation of any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a minimum fine of $100 or a maximum of $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. A person need not be charged as a subsequent offender under this article in order to be sentenced as subsequent offender. Each day of a continuing action may be considered as a separate offense.
[Adopted 7-12-1989 by Ord. No. 30-1989]
The whereas clauses approving above are incorporated herein as if duly set forth and shall be codified as being statements of intent by the Mayor and Township Committee.
Editor's Note: The whereas clauses of Ord. No. 80-1989 read as follows:
"WHEREAS, the New Jersey State Legislature has amended N.J.S.A. 58:10A, entitled the "New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act" to provide that either counties or municipalities are to, under certain circumstances, join with a property owner as a co-permittee/co-applicant so that the property owner in question can install, build, modify or operate a facility for the collection, treatment or discharge of a pollutant including residential, commercial or industrial sewage and wastewaters; and
"WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1 et seq., New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, domestic wastewater treatment facilities, including drainage from toilets, urinals, sinks, tubs, basins, laundry and kitchen wastewaters from both residential and commercial sources, require a co-permittee such as a municipality which has the authority to levy taxes or fees, as necessary, to ensure long-term viability and operation of the wastewater treatment facility in case there is a problem with the main permittee/property owner; and
"WHEREAS, the Mayor and Township Committee desire that any and all applicants/property owners who seek that the governing body of Egg Harbor Township join with them as a co-permittee provide prompt notice to the governing body on or before August 1, 1989, as no further such requests for co-permittee status will be honored by the governing body after August 1, 1989;"
All property owners/applicants who seek to have the governing body of Egg Harbor Township grant co-permittee/co-applicant status to them must make formal application to the Township on or before August 1, 1989. After that date, the governing body of Egg Harbor Township will no longer entertain any such applications.
This article shall be published under standard procedures for passage and adoption according to law but shall be published in both the Mainland Journal and the Atlantic City Press.