Borough of Upper Saddle River, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as Ch. BH-V of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 110.
Soil removal — See Ch. 118.
Individual and semipublic water supplies — See Ch. 221.
A. 
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems, the issuance of permits to locate, construct, empty or clean such systems, and fixing penalties for the violation thereof is hereby adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 3-69.6. A copy of the code is annexed to this chapter and made a part of it without inclusion of the text herein.
B. 
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963)."
Three copies of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health for use and examination by the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the sewage disposal system has been issued by the Board of Health or its authorized representative.
New individual disposal systems shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or additions thereto be sold or occupied which must rely on such a system for sewage disposal, until the Board of Health has issued a certificate indicating that the disposal system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alterations to an existing individual sewage disposal system.
The contents of any septic tank, cesspool, privy or other receptacle containing human excrement shall not be removed until a permit for such removal has been obtained from the Board of Health.
If a permit or certificate required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant; and upon such hearing the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of the hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any individual sewage disposal system which is being erected or installed in violation of the code to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy the violation, and thereafter the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and after issuance of such order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of the disposal system or any part thereof, no further work shall be done except as aforesaid.
[Amended 6-18-1973; 11-21-1983]
Fees shall be as follows:
A. 
License fee for septic installers: $100.
B. 
License fee for septic pumpers: $100.
C. 
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct an individual sewage disposal system: $95.
D. 
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing individual sewage disposal system: $45.
E. 
For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter an individual sewage disposal system: $5.
F. 
For each reinspection of an individual sewage disposal system or part thereof caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid code: a reinspection fee of $25.
G. 
Percolation tests.
(1) 
Permit fee for the first hole on building lot: $50.
(2) 
Each additional hole on building lot: $10.
The provisions of Section 17.1(a) and (b) of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) are hereby deleted and there is substituted in their place and stead the following:
(a)
Application - A properly executed application has been submitted on a form supplied by the administrative authority. Such an application shall be accompanied by an accurate plan prepared by a professional engineer licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey, including thereon the following information:
(1)
All existing topographical features, including existing structures, easements, rights-of-way and subterranean structures, within a radius of 50 feet of any component of the proposed septic system.
(2)
All wells on this property and adjacent properties in accordance with requirements of the Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1959), Chapter 188, P.L. 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 3-69.6).
(3)
The location and size of proposed structures and paved areas with distances to all lot or property lines.
(4)
The source of potable water and supply system therefor.
(5)
The location and size of the proposed septic system with distances to all property lines, proposed structures, existing structures.
(6)
A profile of the septic system, to include elevations of the first floor and cellar of residence, bottom of seepage pits or drainfield and existing and proposed ground levels on aforementioned items.
(7)
Data on which design has been based, such as the number of bedrooms (including any expansion attic) for single-family dwellings or estimated daily sewage flow as determined by the provisions of this code for establishments other than single-family dwelling.
(8)
Contours at contour intervals of one foot for existing ground level and proposed final grade, to include an area a minimum distance of 30 feet beyond all exterior limits of the proposed septic system. The administrative authority or its authorized agent may require additional contour coverage or smaller or larger contour interval if, in the opinion of the administrative authority or its authorized agent, special conditions exist requiring such.
(9)
Roof drain locations with disposal of runoff shown.
(10)
A test pit soil log in the area to be occupied by the proposed septic system, showing elevation of water table.
(11)
Bench mark with elevation (relative).
(b)
Percolation tests - The results of one or more percolation tests have been submitted to and found satisfactory by the administrative authority or its authorized agent. Such tests shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this code and in a manner satisfactory to the administrative authority. Notification that such tests will be made shall be given to the administrative authority or its authorized agent at least 48 hours prior to such testing. The administrative authority or its authorized agent shall have the right to witness these tests.
[Added 6-23-1986]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or code established herein or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.