Township of Hamilton, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hamilton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Emergency management — See Ch. 22.
Municipal Utilities Authority — See Ch. 55.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 173.
308a Exhibit A308b Exhibit B
[Adopted 4-1-1996 by Ord. No. 1237-96]

§ 308-1 Declaration of water emergency; consequences.

In the event of a declaration by the Hamilton Township Municipal Utilities Authority of an emergency situation with respect to the availability of potable water from its water distribution system, it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation that is a customer of the Authority for these water services, after receiving actual or constructive notice of such declaration, to use water from the water distribution system of the Authority for the purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools or such other water usage as may be prohibited in the declaration set forth by the Authority.

§ 308-2 Limited use during periods of low water pressure.

In the event of a declaration by the Hamilton Township Municipal Utilities Authority of an existing or anticipated state of low water pressure in the distribution system of the Authority, it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation having an address ending in an odd numeral, or in the event that there is no numeral using the lot number, after receiving actual or constructive notice of such declaration, to use water from the distribution system of the Authority for the purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools or such other use as may be identified by the Authority in the declaration on other than an odd date; and it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation having an address ending in an even numeral, or in the event that there is no numeral using the lot number, to use water from the distribution system of the Authority for the purpose of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools or such other use as may be identified by the Authority in the declaration on other than an even date.

§ 308-3 Enforcement; written warning; records.

The water use restrictions imposed pursuant to this article shall be enforced by the local authorized official of either the township or the Authority. Whenever a local authorized official shall find a violation of the water use restrictions, such authorized official shall give the violator a written warning and explain the penalties for a second and third offense as provided in § 308-4 of this article. The local authorized official shall keep such records as may be reasonable and necessary for the purpose of determining the persons and businesses who have been warned upon a first offense. The local authorized official is hereby empowered to write summonses for the violation of the water use restrictions imposed pursuant to this article and the declaration of the Authority.

§ 308-4 Violations and penalties.

Following a first offense as set forth in § 308-3 of this article, any person or business who thereafter violates the water use restrictions imposed pursuant to this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200 for the second offense and $500 for the third and each additional offense. Each and every day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.