Township of Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton: Art. I, 12-17-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-19 as part of Ch. XIV of the 1973 Code; Art. II, 12-17-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-19 as part of Ch. XIV of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-17-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-19 as part of Ch. XIV of the 1973 Code]

§ 238-1 Required installations.

The owner of any dwelling or other building occupied by persons, located upon any street in which a sanitary sewer line is constructed or along the line of any sanitary sewer, shall, within 60 days after such sanitary sewer has been connected to an operating sewage treatment system, install a toilet in the dwelling or other building and connect the toilet and dwelling or other building with the sanitary sewer line.

§ 238-2 Installation upon occupancy.

The owner of any dwelling or other building to be occupied by persons, erected upon any street in which an operating sanitary sewer line is constructed or erected along the line of any operating sanitary sewer, shall, prior to occupancy of such dwelling or other building, install a toilet in the dwelling or other building and connect the toilet and dwelling or other building with the sanitary sewer line.

§ 238-3 Cost of connection as lien.

If the owner of any property shall fall to make any connection or installation as required by this Article within the time required, the township may proceed to make such connection or installation or cause the same to be made and assess the cost thereof as a lien against such property, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:63-52 to 40:63-64, or any amendments or supplements thereto.

§ 238-4 Prohibited connections.

It shall be unlawful for any owner, tenant or occupant of any dwelling or other building or any other person to connect any roof drain, surface drain or cellar drain with any sanitary sewer.

§ 238-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

A. 
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provisions of this Article, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall be a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or such combination of punishments as the Municipal Judge may, in his or her discretion, deem appropriate and just.
B. 
Separate violations. Each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this Article exists shall constitute a separate violation.
C. 
Application. The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation, except in those instances where state law mandates a minimum penalty to be imposed.
D. 
Minimum penalty. There shall be a minimum penalty of a fine fixed at an amount not exceeding $100.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[Adopted 12-17-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-19 as part of Ch. XIV of the 1973 Code]

§ 238-6 Filling in required.

[Amended 7-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-14]
All septic tanks and cesspools which are abandoned shall be filled in by the owner of the property upon which they are situated in accordance with the standards set forth in § 238-7. In cases of abandonment resulting from connection with the Mount Holly Sewer Authority sewage system, the filling in shall be completed within 18 months of making the connection and, in cases of abandonment resulting from the installation of a new septic tank or cesspool, within 18 months of the place and operation of the new septic tank or cesspool.

§ 238-7 Filling standards.

In filling in any septic tank, the following procedures and materials shall be used.
A. 
The liquid contents of the septic tank shall first be completely pumped out.
B. 
The septic tank shall then be cleaned with hydrated lime at the rate of 10 pounds per cubic yard.
C. 
The septic tank shall then be filled with clean borrow fill or bank-run gravel.

§ 238-8 Violations and penalties. [1]

A. 
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provisions of this Article, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall be a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or such combination of punishments as the Municipal Judge may, in his or her discretion, deem appropriate and just.
B. 
Separate violations. Each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this Article exists shall constitute a separate violation.
C. 
Application. The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation, except in those instances where state law mandates a minimum penalty to be imposed.
D. 
Minimum penalty. There shall be a minimum penalty of a fine fixed at an amount not exceeding $100.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.