[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Netcong 8-8-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water — See Ch. 276.
A code governing the construction, design, installation, location and treatment of water derived from public noncommunity and nonpublic water systems is hereby adopted by reference pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 188, Public Laws of 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
Said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Standards for the Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems," adopted by the Department of Environmental Protection of the State of New Jersey as the Rules of the Bureau of Potable Water at N.J.A.C. 7:10-12.1 et seq., as the same may be amended from time to time.
Three copies of said Standards for the Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Health of the Borough of Netcong upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file there for the use an examination of the public until final action is taken on this chapter. Thereafter, upon adoption of this chapter, said three copies shall remain on file as long as said ordinance is in effect.
The regulations known as "Standards for Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems" shall be in full force and effect in the Borough of Netcong, except that the following regulations or higher standards are hereby prescribed:
Location of wells. Every well shall be located at a higher elevation than any individual sewage disposal system serving the same property unless site conditions peculiar to a property render this requirement unreasonable.
Storage of water. Water shall be stored only in impervious tanks protected against surface drainage. All tanks shall be provided with watertight covers, and any overflow or ventilation openings shall be covered with a metallic screen of not less than 16 mesh to prevent the entrance of insects and vermin. No storage tank shall have a drainage connection directly to a sewer.
The distribution system shall conform to recognized and generally accepted engineering practices.
When potable and nonpotable water are used on the same premises or where other piping systems are present, each piping system shall be properly identified.
Each and every outlet of a nonpotable water supply shall be conspicuously identified by the posting and maintaining of a permanent sign or notice reading "NOT FOR DRINKING OR CULINARY PURPOSES." These spigots or valves shall include locking devices.
Protection of potable water supply. Water from approved public potable water supplies, nonpotable water supplies of water supplies from a private source acceptable to the Board of Health shall be distributed through piping systems entirely independent of each other. Cross-connections or physical connections between an approved public potable water supply and an unimproved water supply are prohibited. Individual or semipublic water supplies acceptable to the Board of Health shall not be physically cross-connected to water supplies not having such acceptance.
No employee or agent of the Board of Health shall have any authority to make exceptions to the requirements established by the Standards for Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems or the higher standards established by this chapter.
Each person, firm or corporation seeking to construct a public noncommunity or nonpublic water system shall apply for a certificate of compliance for location and design and a certificate of compliance for installation. A separate application shall be filed and a separate certification issued for each installation.
Every application for a certificate of compliance for location and design shall contain, in addition to the information required by the Standards for the Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems, a statement signed and sealed by a professional engineer that the location and design of the proposed system are in compliance with the Realty Improvement Sewerage and Facilities Act and said Standards and any higher standards prescribed by this chapter. Seven copies of the engineer's design plan and application shall be provided to the Board of Health at least 10 days prior to the scheduled Board meeting. Before approval by the Board, every application shall be endorsed with a statement to similar effect by one of the following qualified persons:
A licensed health officer employed by the Board.
A sanitary inspector licensed in the First Grade and employed by the Board.
A duly authorized representative of the Board of Health shall make sufficient inspections during the construction of an individual water supply system to determine compliance with the terms of the certificate of compliance for location and design issued therefor. The Board of Health shall be notified at least five working days prior to the commencement of the construction of any such system.
The final inspection of an individual water supply system shall include the collection of a sufficient number of samples for analysis to determine whether the water meets the potable standards adopted by the State Department of Environmental Protection. A certificate of compliance for installation shall not be issued for a water supply system failing to satisfy the potable water standards.
The Board of Health may test in any appropriate manner any materials, construction, products or units comprising any part of any individual water supply system in order to determine compliance with applicable requirements of state laws and standards and the provisions of this chapter.
The Board of Health may take and test samples of water from any individual water supply system whenever the Board has reason to believe that the water supplied by such system may fail to meet the potable water standards adopted by the State Department of Environmental Protection. In the event that a sample does not meet such standards, the Board of Health may order that the use of the individual water supply system from which such sample was taken shall be terminated immediately.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any individual water supply system which is being erected or installed in violation of the Realty Improvement Sewerage and Facilities Act, Standards for the Construction of Public Noncommunity and Nonpublic Water Systems or of any provision of this chapter to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation, and thereafter to continue such work without any violation of any of the provisions of the regulations. 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 system or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
Every certificate of compliance for location and design issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire one year after the date of issuance unless prior to such time construction of the realty improvement with respect to which the certificate was issued shall have been commenced, in which event the certificate shall remain valid and in effect for a period of two years from the date of issuance.
The Board of Health may, in its discretion, renew a certificate which has expired pursuant to the provisions of this section. Such renewals shall be subject to the provisions of this section. A fee of $5 shall be charged for the renewal of a certificate of compliance for location and design.
Any person aggrieved by a denial of any certification required by this chapter or by any order or other dispositive determination of the Board of Health with respect to an individual water supply system shall be entitled to a hearing thereon before the Board of Health within 15 days after a written request therefor is made by the person claiming to be adversely affected. Upon such hearing or within 15 days thereafter, the Board shall affirm, alter or rescind the previous action with written findings and conclusions.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of or order promulgated pursuant to this chapter or the code established herein shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $500 for each violation. Each day that a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.