[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale 5-10-1983 by Ord. No. 1-83. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water — See Ch. 164.
A chapter establishing standards regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of public noncommunity and nonpublic water systems, requiring certain permits, providing for the inspection of such systems and the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby established.
The standards to be applied in the enforcement of this chapter shall be the Standards for the Construction of Public Non-Community and Non-Public Water Systems, N.J.A.C. 7:10-3.10 to 7:10-3.93, and any amendments thereto, hereinafter referred to as the standards.
Three copies of the standards have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of the Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in said office for the use and examination by the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said water system shall have been issued by the Board of Health. Application for a permit shall be made on a form provided by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application for the same bears a New Jersey licensed professional engineer's seal signifying that the design of the water system meets the standards.
New water 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 water until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that said water system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit and the standards. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water system.
The Board of Health may issue such a certificate if a professional engineer or well driller licensed to practice in New Jersey submits a statement, in writing, signed by him to the Board of Health that said water system has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the standards.
If a permit application 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.
The Board of Health may order work stopped on any water system which is being installed in violation of this chapter.
The Board of Health may require that the design for a water system be revised if conditions found prior to or during construction warrant such change to obtain compliance with the standards. Any design change will require a revised application as described in § 179-4.
The Board of Health may conduct inspections to determine whether the water system is constructed in accordance with the approved design and the standards. The system or parts thereof shall be accessible for inspection until approved.
The applicant shall inform the Board of Health of the completion of construction or alteration of a water system, and the Board of Health shall collect a sufficient number of samples for analysis to determine whether the water meets potable standards.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
For the filing of an application and issuance of a permit to locate and construct a water system: $75.
For the filing of an application and issuance of a permit to alter an existing water system: $50.
For each reinspection of a water 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 or by the failure to be ready for samples or inspections requested: a reinspection fee of $25.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this chapter or the standards made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $500 for each violation. Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.