Township of Deptford, NJ
Gloucester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents

ARTICLE I
Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (§ BH:6-1 — § BH:6-10.2) 

ARTICLE II
Privies and Cesspools (§ BH:6-11 — § BH:6-11.2) 

§ BH:6-1
ADOPTION OF CODE. 

§ BH:6-2
TITLE. 

§ BH:6-3
COPIES ON FILE. 

§ BH:6-4
PERMIT. 

§ BH:6-4.1
Required. 

§ BH:6-4.2
Application to be accompanied by certificate. 

§ BH:6-5
CERTIFICATE STATING COMPLIANCE WITH CODE. 

§ BH:6-5.1
Required. 

§ BH:6-5.2
Written statement from licensed engineer. 

§ BH:6-6
REGULATIONS GOVERNING LICENSES. 

§ BH:6-6.1
Required. 

§ BH:6-6.2
Permit required. 

§ BH:6-6.3
Denial of license; hearing. 

§ BH:6-7
FEES AND CHARGES. 

§ BH:6-8
VIOLATIONS. 

§ BH:6-8.1
Violation of Code. 

§ BH:6-8.2
Penalties. 

§ BH:6-9
FEES PAID TO MUNICIPAL CLERK. 

§ BH:6-10
TERMINATION WHERE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM AVAILABLE. 

§ BH:6-10.1
Termination of use of individual disposal system. 

§ BH:6-10.2
Notice of requirements. 

§ BH:6-1 ADOPTION OF CODE.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-1]

A Code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems, the issuance of permits to locate, construct, empty or clean the systems, and fixing penalties for the violation thereof is adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 69.6. A copy of the Code is on file in the Office of the Board of Health.

§ BH:6-2 TITLE.

[1967 Code § 64-2; New]

The Code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as Chapter 9A of the State Sanitary Code: "Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems."

§ BH:6-3 COPIES ON FILE.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-3]

Three copies of Chapter 9A of the State Sanitary Code: "Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems" have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in the office for the use and examination of the public.

§ BH:6-4 PERMIT.

§ BH:6-4.1 Required.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-4A]

No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the sewage disposal system shall have been issued by the Board of Health.

§ BH:6-4.2 Application to be accompanied by certificate.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-4B]

The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application for the same is accompanied by a certificate issued by an engineer who is licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the individual sewage disposal system as proposed is in compliance with the Code.

§ BH:6-5 CERTIFICATE STATING COMPLIANCE WITH CODE.

§ BH:6-5.1 Required.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-5A]

New individual disposal systems 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 system for sewage disposal until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that the disposal system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid Code. Issuance of each certificate shall not be required for alterations to an existing individual sewage disposal system.

§ BH:6-5.2 Written statement from licensed engineer.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-5B]

The Board of Health may issue such a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing signed by him to the Board of Health that the disposal system has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid Code.

§ BH:6-6 REGULATIONS GOVERNING LICENSES.

§ BH:6-6.1 Required.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-6A]

Persons shall not engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any place used for the reception or storage of human excrement who do not hold a license to engage in such business issued by the Board of Health. Such licenses shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance but may be renewed by the Board of Health. The license may be revoked for failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the Code or any rule or ordinance of the Board of Health.

§ BH:6-6.2 Permit required.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-6B]

The contents of any septic tank, cesspool, privy or other receptacle containing human excrement shall not be removed until a permit for such removal has been obtained from the Board of Health.

§ BH:6-6.3 Denial of license; hearing.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-7]

In case any license, permit, or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor 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 such hearing.

§ BH:6-7 FEES AND CHARGES.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-9; Ord. No. 3-16-71; Ord. No. 5-80; New]

The following fees and charges are herewith established:

a. 

For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct an individual sewage disposal system, a fee of $40 shall be charged.

b. 

For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing individual sewage disposal system, a fee of $40 shall be charged.

c. 

For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter an individual sewage disposal system, a fee of $40 shall be charged.

d. 

For each reinspection of an individual sewage disposal system or part thereof caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid Code, an inspection fee of $40 shall be charged.

e. 

For each inspection of an individual sewage disposal system or part thereof made at the request of the permittee or any other person for the purpose of obtaining Veterans' Administration, Federal Housing Administration or conventional mortgage approval or for any other purpose, an inspection fee of $50. shall be charged.

§ BH:6-8 VIOLATIONS.

§ BH:6-8.1 Violation of Code.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-8]

The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any individual sewage disposal system, 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 disposal system, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon, except as aforesaid.

§ BH:6-8.2 Penalties.

[New]
a. 

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this chapter or the Code made a part hereof shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty established in Section BH: 1-3 of this Code.

b. 

Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

§ BH:6-9 FEES PAID TO MUNICIPAL CLERK.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-11; New]

All fees, penalties and moneys collected under any provision of this chapter or the Code established herein shall be paid to the Township Clerk.

§ BH:6-10 TERMINATION WHERE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM AVAILABLE.

§ BH:6-10.1 Termination of use of individual disposal system.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; 1967 Code § 64-11.1A]

When a sanitary sewer system becomes available for use to any property which had theretofore been serviced by an individual disposal system, the use of the individual disposal system shall be terminated, the contents of the system shall be removed and the system shall be filled in to render the area safe and sanitary in a manner approved by the Board of Health and in compliance with this chapter and the Code herein adopted. Compliance with this section shall be completed not later than six months after the connection date provided for the sanitary sewer system as defined in subsection 14-1.1 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Deptford (2001); provided, however, that where a safety or health hazard exists, the Board of Health or its duly authorized agent may order compliance within a shorter period of time.

§ BH:6-10.2 Notice of requirements.

[Ord. No. 11-17-64; Ord. No. 7-5-72; 1967 Code § 64-11.10]

The Board of Health may include in the notice to property owners regarding connection to a sanitary sewage system as required by Section 14-1 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Deptford (2001) a statement of the requirements of this section and of the penalties for violation thereof.

§ BH:6-11
REGULATIONS GOVERNING PRIVIES AND CESSPOOLS. 

§ BH:6-11.1
Location. 

§ BH:6-11.2
Disposal of contents of pits. 

§ BH:6-11 REGULATIONS GOVERNING PRIVIES AND CESSPOOLS.

§ BH:6-11.1 Location.

[Ord. No. 12-8-30; 1967 Code § 62-13]

Privies, cesspools or other receptacle for human excrement or household drainage shall not be located within four feet of any party line nor within 20 feet of any building used as a dwelling or for the storage or preparation of food for sale. Pipes or drains through which human excrement or materials containing such excrement matter is permitted to flow shall be watertight at all places where the pipes or drain is within 50 feet of any stream, lake, spring, well or other body of water or within 20 feet of the cellar or underground portion of any building.

§ BH:6-11.2 Disposal of contents of pits.

[Ord. No. 12-8-30; 1967 Code § 62-14]

The contents of any privy pit, cesspool or other receptacle for human excrement shall not be permitted to overflow therefrom, except into buried drains provided for the purpose of disposal by percolation. The contents of any privy pit, cesspool or other receptacle for human excrement shall be removed therefrom when the pit, cesspool or other receptacle becomes filled within six inches of the top or, in the case of a privy pit, the privy building removed to another pit and the abandoned pit filled with clean earth. The removal, transportation and final disposal of the contents of the privy pit, cesspool or other receptacle shall be done in a clean, inoffensive manner and disposed of by any method not in conflict with the provisions of Section BH:6-1 of this Code. All implements and containers employed in the removal of excremental matter shall be cleaned and disinfected immediately after such use.