[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Atlantic County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 73.
[Adopted 12-16-1986 by Ord. No. 17-1986]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The Atlantic County Division of Public Health.
- HEALTH OFFICER
- The Director of the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.
- Includes any natural person or his or her legal representative, partnership, corporation, company, trust, business entity or association and any agent, employee, salesperson, partner, officer, director, member or stockholder thereof.
- PRIMARY DRINKING WATER STANDARDS or SECONDARY DRINKING WATER STANDARDS
- Those standards as adopted by the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection, N.J.A.C. 7:10-5.1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 7:10-7.1 et seq., or any successor legislation.
- PRIVATE DRINKING WELL WATER
- A water conveyance system not connected to a public water system, which is designed to deliver potable water for human consumption to one or more individuals.
A laboratory, when submitting a water analysis from a private drinking water well must indicate, in writing, the place from where the water sample was taken and must also indicate, in writing, whether the sample represents treated or untreated (raw) well water. The laboratory must further certify that the sample was collected by a trained representative of its firm and that the sample was collected, transported and analyzed in accordance with the procedures set forth in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Field Procedures Manual for Water Data Acquisition.
The Division shall evaluate the sample test results against the standards set forth in the New Jersey State Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Standards. The Division shall, within five days after receipt of the sample test result, issue, in writing, to the individual a statement detailing the reasons for acceptance or rejection of such sample. The Division, at its discretion, may reject the sample result, either in whole or in part, and may require that an additional test be conducted at the expense of the individual. In such an event, the Division shall set forth, in writing, the basis upon which the Division relies in requiring the taking of additional tests.
Any individual who has submitted test results to the Division and who has received written rejection of such results or has been required to conduct additional tests may request a review of such decision by the Health Officer by submitting a request, in writing, to the Health Officer within 20 days after notice of such rejection. The Health Officer shall, within five days after receipt of such notice, review the decision of the Division and may modify, reject or uphold the Division's determination.