Borough of Upper Saddle River, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Individual sewage disposal— See Ch. 211.
Individual and semipublic water supplies — See Ch. 221.
[Adopted 6-12-1986 by Ord. No. 13-86]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:63-7[1], the following sewer rents and charges are hereby fixed and prescribed for use of sanitary sewers in the Borough of Upper Saddle River:
A. 
For properties connected to the sewer systems of Montvale and Woodcliff Lake:
(1) 
Two hundred dollars per annum per hookup; plus
(2) 
The annual charge established by the Bergen County Utilities Authority for 96,000 gallons per residence, plus an administrative fee of 15%.
B. 
For properties connected to the Borough of Ramsey:
(1) 
Each single-family dwelling or each apartment unit shall be charged on the same basis and at the same rate as charged to Ramsey properties for the charge per million gallons as set forth by the Northwest Bergen County Sewer Authority for the year in which said charges are made beginning on January 1 of said year. The water consumed, as measured by water meter over the winter quarter (December, January and February) will be used as a basis for determining the wastewater discharged to the Ramsey sanitary sewerage system. Where occupancy occurs subsequent to the winter quarter, the users sewer charge shall be based upon an estimated water consumption of 20,000 gallons per quarter, provided that the user uses in excess of 20,000 gallons during the quarter when occupancy is commenced. At the next winter quarter, the previous sewer billings shall be adjusted, based on actual winter-quarter water consumption.
(2) 
Each commercial, industrial and institutional building shall be charged on the same basis and at the same rate as charged to Ramsey properties for the charge, including any applicable surcharges per million gallons as set forth by the Northwest Bergen County Sewer Authority for the year in which said charges are made beginning on January 1 of said year. The water consumed, as measured by water meter over the winter quarter (December, January and February) will be used as a basis for determining the wastewater discharged to the Ramsey sanitary sewerage system. Surcharges by the Northwest Bergen County Sewer Authority are based on characteristics of the sewage and other wastes and any other special matter affecting the cost of treatment and disposal thereof, including chlorine demand, biochemical oxygen demand, concentration of solids and chemical composition; and this in turn shall be applied to the flow discharge of Upper Saddle River properties, as applicable. Where occupancy occurs subsequent to the winter quarter, the users sewer charge shall be based upon an estimated water consumption of 20,000 gallons per quarter, provided that the user uses in excess of 20,000 gallons during the quarter when occupancy is commenced. At the next winter quarter, the previous sewer billings shall be adjusted, based on actual winter quarter water consumption.
(3) 
Each property shall be subject to Ramsey's operation and maintenance charge at the same rate as charged to Ramsey properties plus 10% in addition thereto.
(4) 
Except when exempted pursuant to the agreement between Upper Saddle River and Ramsey, each property shall be subject to the annual capital cost for Ramsey sewerage facilities to be raised for the ensuing year at the same rate as charged by Ramsey to its sewerage system users.
(5) 
Each property shall be subject to any surcharges imposed by Ramsey in accordance with Paragraph 22 of the Ramsey-Upper Saddle River Agreement if the flow from the property exceeds the maximum average daily flow set forth in such agreement.
[1]
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 40:63-7 was repealed by L. 1991, c. 53, § 1, effective 1-1-1992. See now N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-1 et seq.
The charges payable pursuant to § 110-1 shall be levied and shall become due as follows:
A. 
For properties connected to Woodcliff Lake and Montvale, the charges shall be due and payable from such property owner 30 days after the rendering of a bill from Upper Saddle River.
B. 
For properties connected to Ramsey, the charges shall be paid by such property owner to Ramsey unless Ramsey has notified Upper Saddle River that the charges remain unpaid, in which event the charges shall be due and payable from such property owner 30 days after the rendering of a bill by Upper Saddle River.
A. 
No property shall be connected to the sewers of Upper Saddle River serviced by Woodcliff Lake and Montvale and no permit shall be issued for any such connection unless and until the owner making such connection shall have paid a connection fee of $4,500 to the Borough of Upper Saddle River for transmittal to Woodcliff Lake and Montvale pursuant to the agreement.
B. 
Each property eligible for connection to the Ramsey system but not contributing flow to the Ramsey sewers as of June 18, 1979, shall pay Ramsey a capacity charge of $700 at the time the subject property is connected to or utilizing the Ramsey sewer system. In the event that Ramsey gives notice to Upper Saddle River that any such charge remains unpaid, the amount of such charge shall be due and payable to the Borough of Upper Saddle River within 30 days of the rendering of a bill therefor.
A. 
Each property owner connected to the Upper Saddle River system that is serviced by Woodcliff Lake and Montvale shall be governed by all rules and regulations imposed upon users of the Woodcliff Lake and Montvale Sewer Systems, which regulations are incorporated herein by reference. In the event of a conflict between the regulations of Montvale and Woodcliff Lake, the more stringent requirements shall govern.
B. 
Each property serviced by the Ramsey system shall be governed by all rules and regulations imposed upon users of the Ramsey sewer system, which regulations are incorporated herein by reference.
C. 
In the event that Upper Saddle River suffers any cost, damage or expense as a result of noncompliance by a property owner with such rules and regulations, said property owner shall, within 30 days after rendering of a bill by Upper Saddle River, pay the amount of such cost, damage and expense to the Borough of Upper Saddle River.
Such charges for connection with and use of the sewers shall draw the same interest from the time they become due as taxes upon real estate in the Borough, and shall be a lien upon the premises connected until paid. The Borough shall have the same remedies for collection thereof with interest, costs and penalties, as it has by law for collection of taxes on real estate.
In the event of any amendment of the agreements between the Borough of Upper Saddle River and the Borough of Ramsey, Montvale or Woodcliff Lake, the charges set forth in this chapter shall be deemed amended to conform to any such amended agreement effective upon the adoption of an ordinance approving such amended agreement.