Township of Clinton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Clinton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Derived from Sec. 29-5 of the 1999 Code of the Township of Clinton]
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; the fixing of fees; and prescribing penalties for violations, is hereby adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, P.L. 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6). A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code established and adopted by this article 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, Clerk or other similar office of the Board of Health upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file in said office 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 shall have been issued by the Board of Health or its designated agent. It shall be the responsibility of the builder to accurately locate the well on the property prior to the issuance of the permit.
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 shall have 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 aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
In case any permit or certification required by this article is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request 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 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 such violation, and thereafter the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and after issuance of any such order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of any such water supply or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
All casings shall be of new and undamaged pipe of standard wrought iron or steel.
All casings shall extend to a minimum of 50 feet below grade or additional casing necessary to go 10 feet into solid rock, and to be sealed with a one sand, one cement wet mixture.
No casing shall be installed and sealed without administrative authority present.
Casing sizes. Casings shall be of the following weights and thickness:
(diameter in inches)
(pounds per foot)
Wall Thickness
All wall shafts must be four inches larger than casing to provide proper sealing for one sand, one cement mixture of approved consistency, extending from the bottom of the casing to surface slab, and shall be placed in one continuous operation.
Couplings. Sections of casings shall be joined with couplings with ample full-threaded joints, drive pipe couplings or by welding so that all joints shall be closed and made watertight.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
For the filing of an application for an approved potable water supply: $100.
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing water supply: $100.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this article or Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-17.
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.