[Adopted 8-27-1985 as Ch. 256, Art. III, amended 9-26-1995 by Ord. No. BH:1995-3]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
- BUILDING SEWER
- The extension from the sewage drainage system of any structure to the lateral line of a public sewer system or other connecting point thereof.
- HEALTH OFFICER
- The Health Officer or other duly authorized representative or official of the Board of Health of the Township of Manalapan.
- IMPROVED PROPERTY
- Any property within the Township upon which there is erected a structure intended for continuous or periodic habitation, occupancy or use, by human beings or animals, and from which sanitary sewage and/or industrial wastes shall be or may be discharged.
- INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM
- Any privy, vault, cesspool, sink hole, septic tank or similar receptacle used or maintained upon any improved property which has been connected, or which shall be required to be connected, to a public sewer system.
- Any individual, partnership, company, association, society, corporation or other group or entity owning, in possession of or in control of an improved property in the Township.
- PUBLIC SEWER SYSTEM
- A sewer system constructed, owned, operated and controlled by the Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, a public body corporate created by parallel ordinances of the Township of Manalapan and the Township of Marlboro heretofore duly adopted and published.
- The Township of Manalapan, a municipal corporation of the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, acting by and through its authorized representatives, boards and agencies.
No individual subsurface sewage disposal system shall be used or maintained at any time upon any improved property which shall be required to be connected to a public sewage system. Every such individual subsurface sewage disposal system in existence shall be abandoned in accordance with the provisions of the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (N.J.A.C. 7:9A) under the direction and supervision of the Construction Code Officer or Health Officer. Such individual subsurface sewage disposal system shall be abandoned in conformance with N.J.A.C. 7:9A-12.8 at the expense of the person owning, in possession of or in control of an improved property on which it stands. The failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a nuisance, which shall be abated as provided by law at the expense of such person.
No individual subsurface sewage disposal system shall, at any time, be connected with a public sewer system.
Notice by the Township to abandon an individual subsurface sewage disposal system shall be given to the person by the Health Officer, in writing, and such abandonment shall be accomplished within 30 days from the date notice is given. Such notice shall be served upon the person, either by personal service or by certified mail, to the address to which the Township sends tax bills.
When an improved property is serviced by an individual subsurface sewage disposal system, at the time connection to a public sewer system is required, the existing sewer line shall be broken on the structure side of the individual subsurface sewage disposal system and the attachment made, with proper fittings, to continue such sewer line as a building sewer. At this time the individual sewage disposal system shall be filled.
No building sewer shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by the Construction Code Officer. If any part of a building sewer is covered before being inspected and approved, it shall be uncovered before being inspected at the cost and expense of the person.