[HISTORY: Adopted by the Delanco Sewerage Authority 3-11-1997 by Res. No. 1997-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
New connections to existing sewer mains will be at the expense of the Applicant, including tapping (if approved by the Authority), fittings, pipe, labor and related materials. New laterals from the main to the curb vent shall be installed by a licensed plumber at the expense of the property owner. The Authority will inspect all sewer connections prior to any backfilling, otherwise service will not be provided and any facilities not inspected will be removed at the property owner's expense. Connections to the sewer mains from the main to the building shall be maintained by the property owner, including the curb vent. Any work performed on any portion of the lateral between the main and the building served or to be served shall be performed by a New Jersey licensed plumber who shall provide a bond or certified check in the amount set forth by the Authority guaranteeing any defects in materials and workmanship. All road opening permits shall be secured as required from the state, county or township. In the event that a building is considered for abandonment or demolition, the Authority will require a proper application to be submitted setting forth the method of disconnecting lines in accordance with Delanco Sewerage Authority specifications. This work will be at the property owner's expense.
Connections to the existing sanitary sewer, unless otherwise approved by the Authority, shall be made with saddles or wyes. Under no condition will projections be permitted inside the main. Where the size of the connection is six inches or more, a manhole will be required.
Connections made below groundwater shall be inspected by the Authority, and the inspection shall be continuous at the expense of the owner. There shall be no direct payment made for this inspection service for the first four hours, if made during regular work hours of the Delanco Sewerage Authority. Thereafter, the rate shall be $20 per hour up to the normal end of the working day for the Delanco Sewerage Authority, and at a rate of 1 1/2 times that for any time thereafter, paid for by the plumber.
No plumber or any other person shall perform any work on any sewer or connection without the consent of the Authority or its authorized representative. The plumber or other person, prior to commencing any work on the connection between the main and the applicant's building, shall submit an application on a form prescribed by the Delanco Sewerage Authority. If the application in the Authority's opinion is satisfactory, a permit will be issued. There shall be a fee of $50 per lateral for the permit for residential and commercial connections. Industrial connections shall pay the permit fee prescribed in Article VIII, Fees, of Chapter 330, Industrial Waste, of the Code of the Delanco Sewerage Authority, as may be amended or supplemented from time to time.
Editor's Note: The sewer permit application form is on file in the office of the Authority's Secretary.
Any person proposing to add a sewer extension or lateral to connection to the Authorities’ collection system shall design the same in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 5:21 et seq. and the Delanco Sewerage Authority Master Plan. The proposed sewer extension or lateral plan proposed shall be subject to an application review and approval by the Authority and any and all other controlling governmental boards or bodies having jurisdiction over the same.
[Added 1-9-2007 by Res. No. 2007-02]
The cleaning and televising of the sanitary sewer lines of a development, with video and written reports submitted for review and determination of acceptance by an authorized Authority representative, is required, at the sole cost of the developer, at the time of the transfer from performance bond to maintenance bond and prior to the acceptance of the line.
[Added 12-9-2008 by Res. No. 2008-31]
The Authority reserves the right to determine the size and kind of service lateral from the main to the curbline, from the curbline to the property or building(s) to be served, or from the main in the right-of-way to the property or building(s) to be served. Laterals of all sizes from the main to the curbline shall be constructed of cast iron soil pipe, or PVC sewer pipe. Cast iron soil pipe, PVC sewer pipe, or clay sewer pipe may be used on the owner's property. Each material specified must meet designated specifications to the satisfaction of the Authority. Special attention must be given to level and quality of trench base to prevent dips in the line.
The service lateral from the curb to the property, including the sewer vent, shall be furnished, installed, and shall be laid in a straight line from the point of connection to the main where the main is in a right-of-way from the end of the Authority-constructed service lateral to the structure to be served, and shall have a cleanout at least every 75 feet and at all bends. All lines must be laid in a good workmanlike manner and laid to the proper grade. All portions of the service lateral and sewer vent installed are to be maintained by the property owner.
The vent shall be a vertical riser and cap to be located no less than one foot and no more than four feet from the property line toward the structure to be served.
[Amended 7-11-2006 by Res. No. 2006-27]
No service lateral shall be laid in the same trench with any gas pipe, water service, or any other facility of any public service company, nor within three feet of any open excavation, vault, meter pit; nor shall the location be in conflict with any sidewalk or driveway. All service shall comply with the latest rules and regulation of the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
All connections, service laterals, sewer vents and fixtures furnished shall be maintained by the customer in good order, and all piping and connections furnished and owned by the Authority and on the property of the customer shall be protected properly and cared for by the customer. All leaks in the service lateral or any other pipe fixture in or upon the premises served must be repaired immediately by the owner or occupant of the premises. The customer shall be responsible for acquiring a permit and notifying the Authority of the party engaged by said customer to do any maintenance work in the customer's service lateral prior to work being commenced, and said party shall not backfill any trench until the work has been inspected and approved by the Authority's representative. Any work not acceptable shall be immediately removed and replaced by work which is acceptable. All laterals shall be maintained by the customer/property owner.
The Authority shall in no way be responsible for maintaining any portion of the service lateral owned by the customer, or for damage done by sewage escaping therefrom; or for lines or fixtures on the customer's property; and the customer shall at all times comply with applicable municipal regulations with respect thereto, and make changes therein, required by reason of changes of grade, relocation of mains, or otherwise.
A service lateral from the curb or the main in a right-of-way to a property shall not serve more than one property, but any such property upon application by the owner may be served by two or more laterals, each of which for billing purposes shall be considered as being one customer account.
Where two or more customers are now served through a single service lateral, any violation of the rules of the Authority with respect to either or any of said customer, shall be deemed a violation, and unless it is corrected after reasonable notice, the Authority may take such action as may be taken for a single customer, except that such action will not be taken until a customer who has not violated the Authority's rules has been given a reasonable opportunity to connect his pipe to a separately controlled service lateral.
Under no circumstances will any of the following be connected to the sanitary sewers, either directly or indirectly; viz:
Floor drain, area drain, or yard drain;
Rain conductor or downspout;
Air-conditioning equipment, except condensate air conditioning equipment units less than 1 1/2 tons' capacity;
Stormwater inlets or catch basins;
Drains from piece of equipment or manufacturing process, except when specifically authorized under the provisions of these rules and regulations.
Sump pump discharges.
Service laterals to public buildings, churches, apartments, commercial establishments, and industrial establishments, shall be installed to conform to detailed plans and specifications as approved by the Authority. Applicant must submit five copies of said plans. Plans must be two feet by three feet, and a scale no less than one inch equals 100 feet.
Where groundwater is normally above the invert elevation of the service lateral, "Tyton" joints, or approved equal, or cast iron soil pipe with properly caulked lead joints, shall be used in construction of service laterals. Where the bottom is soft and yields, the Authority reserves the right to require that the service be laid in partial or total concrete encasement. Junctions of two different types of pipe shall, at the option of the Authority, be required to be constructed in concrete of a mix determined by the Authority.
Type: polyvinyl chloride sewer pipe and fittings.
Materials. Polyvinyl Chloride Pipe (PVC) pipe and fittings shall be circular plastic gravity sewer pipe, type PSM SDR-35 in accordance with ASTM D3034. Pipes shall be furnished in maximum lengths of 20 feet. Joints for PVC sewer pipe shall be bell and spigot formed in pipe sections with elastomeric seals, in accordance with ASTM D3212.
Installation shall be made in strict accordance with the manufacturer's manual and recommendations. Before material will be permitted to be used, the manufacturer's manual, describing the material and method of installation, must be filed with the Authority for approval.
Type: ductile iron sewer pipe
[Amended 1-9-2007 by Res. No. 2007-02]
Pipe shall be centrifugally cast metal or sand lined molds to ANSI/AWWA C151/A21.11 or flanged joints that comply with ANSI/AWWA C115/A21.15. Pipe shall be a minimum of Class 50. The outside diameter of the pipe shall be coated with a uniform thickness of hot applied asphalt coating. The inside of the pipe shall be lined with polyethylene to protect the interior form hydrogen sulfide corrosion.
Installations must be made in strict accordance with manufacturer's manual. Before material will be permitted to be used, the manufacturer's manual, describing material and method of installation, must be filed with the Authority for approval.