Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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§ 21-25.1 Public Water.

[Ord. #585, §§ 513A]
Where public water is accessible, water mains shall be constructed in such a manner as to make adequate water service available to each lot or building within the development. The entire system shall be designed in accordance with the requirements and standards of the agency having approval authority and shall be subject to their approval; provided, however, that the system shall not include treatment or storage facilities to service off-tract development. The system shall be designed with adequate capacity and sustained pressure in a looped system with no dead-end lines unless such dead-end lines service no more than 16 dwelling units or 2,500 square feet of nonresidential building space.

§ 21-25.2 Private Wells.

[Ord. #585, § 513B]
Where no public water is accessible, water shall be furnished on an individual lot basis, or, if controlled by a homeowners' association or similar organization, one well may service multiple lots. If wells are installed on each lot and the lot also contains its own sewerage disposal facilities, the wells shall be of the drilled type with a minimum of 50 feet of casing. Well installation, sealing and testing shall be in accordance with the New Jersey Standards for Construction of Water Supply Systems in Realty Improvements (Chapter 199 of the Public Laws of 1954), as amended. The well will be required to have a production of not less than six gallons per minute as established by bailor tests and certified by the well driller. Before being placed in consumer use, it shall be disinfected by the use of sodium hypochlorite or other acceptable solution and a sample collected by a county or state health department representative for bacteriological examination. A copy of the results of the above referred to bailor tests and bacteriological examination as well as a certificate from the Health Officer that the owner has complied with the applicable local and state health regulations shall be submitted to the Township before the issuance of building permits in connection with each individual lot.

§ 21-25.3 Fire Protection.

[Ord. #585, § 513C; Ord. #1210, § 1, 5-25-1999, amended]
In areas served by public water, fire hydrants shall be located as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:21-5.4 and as approved by the Township Fire Official.
In areas not served by public water, facilities shall be provided to ensure adequate sources of water for fire-fighting purposes and adequate access for fire-fighting equipment. Access to a public street suitable for use by fire-fighting equipment shall be available.
The facilities set forth in Paragraphs a and b above shall be constructed in accordance with the design standards set forth in Section 21-46A and the National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) NFPA 22 and NFPA 1231.