Township of Evesham, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Evesham as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Violations and penalties — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Fees — See Ch. 72.
Individual sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 121.
Sewers — See Ch. 124.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 138.
[Adopted 2-6-1973 by Ord. No. 1-1-73]

§ 156-1 Adoption of standards by reference.

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 69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.

§ 156-2 Title.

The said code established and adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966)."

§ 156-3 Copies on file.

[Amended 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 55-11-80]
Three copies of said Individual, and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk of the Township of Evesham and in the Department of Health upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file in said offices for use and examination by the public.

§ 156-4 Permit required for construction or alteration.

[Amended 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 55-11-80]
A. 
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said water supply shall have been issued by the Evesham Township Department of Health.
B. 
The Evesham Township Department of Health may issue a permit if an application for the same is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the water supply as proposed is in compliance with the code.

§ 156-5 Certificate of compliance.

[Amended 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 55-11-80]
A. 
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 Evesham Township Department of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that the said water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. The issuance of such certificate shall not be required for an alteration to an existing water supply.
B. 
The Evesham Township Department 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 Evesham Township Department of Health, that the said water supply has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the aforesaid code.

§ 156-6 Hearing.

[Amended 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 55-11-80]
In case any permit or certification required by this article is denied by the Evesham Township Department of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Director of Health of the Township of Evesham within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and, upon such hearing, the Evesham Township Department of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.

§ 156-7 Stop-work order.

[Amended 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 55-11-80]
The Evesham Township Department of Health may order all further work in or 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 shall be continued only if performed without any violation of any of the provisions of the code. 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.

§ 156-8 Fees.

[Amended 11-1-1977 by Ord. No. 40-11-77]
The fees and charges required under this article shall be as provided in Chapter 72, Fees, of this Code.

§ 156-9 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-1-1977 by Ord. No. 40-11-77]
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this article or the Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, of this Code.
[Adopted 11-15-1977 by Ord. No. 42-11-77]

§ 156-10 Emergency situations.

In the event that a resolution is duly enacted and published pursuant to § 156-12 of this article by the Evesham Municipal Utilities Authority (hereinafter MUA) declaring an emergency situation with respect to the availability of potable water in the MUA water distribution system, it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation who is supplied water through the facilities of the MUA to use water from the distribution system of said authority for the purpose of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools.

§ 156-11 Low-pressure situations.

In the event that a resolution is duly enacted and published pursuant to § 156-12 of this article by the MUA declaring an existing or anticipated state of low water pressure in the MUA water distribution system, it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation having an address ending in an odd numeral to use water from the distribution system of the MUA for purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools on other than an odd-numbered day of the month, and it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation having an address ending in an even number to use water from the MUA distribution system for the purposes of watering lawns or gardens, washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools on other than an even-numbered day of the month.

§ 156-12 Enactment, publication and posting of resolution.

Upon a declaration by the MUA of an existing emergency water situation or of a low-pressure situation by a duly enacted resolution as aforesaid, such resolution shall be published once in a newspaper in general circulation in Evesham Township. Further, the MUA shall cause copies of such resolution to be posted in conspicuous public places, including the Evesham Township Municipal Building and the MUA Administration Building.

§ 156-13 Emergency situations requiring immediate action.

[Added 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 55-11-80]
If, in the opinion of the Director of Health, an emergency or low-pressure situation exists in a public or semipublic water supply system, if he determines that the situation is so critical that there is insufficient time to follow the procedure set forth in § 156-12, the Director of Health may order the appropriate curtailment of water usage. Copies of the order must be posted in conspicuous public places, including the Evesham Township Municipal Building and the MUA offices, and must be served upon persons, firms or corporations affected by the order.

§ 156-14 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-2-1980 by Ord. No. 55-11-80]
Any person who shall continue to violate any provision of this article after notice to cease by any public official, officer or employee authorized by the Township Manager to give such notice, shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, of this Code.