[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as Ch. BH-VI of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semipublic water supplies: requiring certain permits; providing for the inspection of such supplies and the fixing of fees; and prescribing penalties for violations, 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.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966)."
Three copies of the Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) 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 water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the water supply has been issued by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the water supply as proposed is in compliance with the code.
New water supplies shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied which must rely on such a supply for water, until the Board of Health has issued a certificate indicating that the water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the code. Issuance of the certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
The Board of Health may issue the certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a written statement signed by him to the Board of Health that the water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the code.
If a permit or certificate required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held before the Board within 15 days after request is made by the applicant; and, upon the 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 water supply 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 upon the person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of the water supply or any part thereof, no further work shall be done except as aforesaid.
The following fees and charges shall be established:
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct or alter a water supply: $10.
For each reinspection of a water supply 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: an inspection fee of $5.
Water sample and/or visual inspection of septic, verbal report $15.
[Added 11-21-1983; amended 11-17-1986]
Water sample and/or visual inspection of septic, written report $20.
[Added 11-21-1983; amended 11-17-1986]
Water sample, retest $10.
[Added 11-10-2004 by Ord. No. 14-04]
All privately owned water wells which are currently used to provide potable water within an area delineated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a “currently known extent” (CKE) of groundwater contamination shall dismantle and permanently seal their wells. Well sealing shall be done in accordance with the law, including the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:9-9 (or subsequent amendments) within 60 days of the date that centrally supplied water service becomes available to each structure which has been supplied with well water in the past. All buildings and structures in the CKE previously supplied with privately owned wells used to supply potable water must be connected to the centrally supplied public water service.
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.