Township of Westampton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Westampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 43.
[Adopted 8-14-2001 by Ord. No. 16-2001]
No person shall provide, maintain, keep or store tires in any manner on any property unless they are maintained in such a way as to preclude mosquito breeding in rainwater which collects and stagnates in tires exposed to the elements.
The provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted are in pursuance of and for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health and general welfare of persons in Westampton Township and to prevent the spread of diseases from mosquito transmission by preventing the presence of mosquito larvae in water that accumulates in tires.
Tires shall be stored in a totally enclosed structure or covered to prevent the existence or presence of any water in which mosquito larvae may mature and grow or exist. if stored outside, they must be stored up off the ground and covered not to allow standing water.
Any tires that cannot be used shall be considered waste material and must be disposed of in a proper and lawful manner which prevents the collection of stagnant rainwater therein.
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Minimum penalty. There shall be a minimum penalty of a fine fixed at an amount not less than $50, first offense; $100, second offense, $150 third and subsequent offenses.
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Separate violations. Each and every day in which a violation of any provisions of this article exists shall constitute a separate violation.
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It shall be the responsibility of the Municipal Code Enforcement Officer and/or Burlington County Health Department to enforce this article.
[Adopted 8-14-2001 by Ord. No. 17-2001[1]]
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Editor’s Note: The preamble to this ordinance provided for a definition of “private swimming pool” as a pool generally used for recreational purposes and is either in-ground or on the surface, located on private property, whose operation is the responsibility of the owner.
No person shall provide, maintain, or keep a pool in any manner on any property unless it is maintained pursuant to this article.
The provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted are in pursuance of and for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health and general welfare of persons in Westampton Township and to prevent the spread of diseases from mosquito transmission by preventing the presence of mosquito larvae in pool water that is not maintained properly.
Pool maintenance standards shall be as follows:
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Maintain the pool with an adequate disinfecting agent that imparts sufficient residual which provides for easily measured continual disinfections; provide daily circulation of the pool water with a properly functioning circulation system; and daily removal of any debris.
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When in use, the pool water shall be sufficiently clear to permit clear visibility of the bottom of the pool.
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When the owner is away and cannot maintain the pool, a biological pesticide shall be used in the pool (e.g., Bti Briquettes, mosquito Dunks).
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Empty tot pools when not in use and refill daily.
Any pool cover must be maintained in a way to prevent the collection of stagnant rainwater.
A. 
Minimum penalty. There shall be a minimum penalty of a fine fixed at an amount not less than $50, first offense, $100, second offense, $150 third and subsequent offenses.
B. 
Separate violations. Each and every day in which a violation of any provisions of this article exists shall constitute a separate violation.
C. 
It shall be the responsibility of the Municipal Code Enforcement Officer and/or Burlington County Health Department to enforce this article.