Borough of Roselle, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 52.
Drainage and watercourses — See Ch. 57.
Floodplain and stormwater control — See Ch. 68.
Sewers — See Ch. 96.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 101A.
Plumbing — See Ch. 122.
[Adopted 6-15-2005 by Ord. No. 2230]
An ordinance to prohibit the spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operated by the Borough of Roselle, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Roselle or other public body and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater. MS4s do not include combined sewer systems, which are sewer systems that are designed to carry sanitary sewage at all times and to collect and transport stormwater from streets and other sources.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Roselle is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also prohibited.
A. 
Water line flushing and discharges from potable water sources.
B. 
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising groundwaters).
C. 
Air-conditioning condensate (excluding contact and noncontact cooling water).
D. 
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff).
E. 
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows.
F. 
Residential car-washing water, and residential swimming pool discharges.
G. 
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water.
H. 
Flows from fire-fighting activities.
I. 
Flows from the rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
(1) 
Equipment used in the application of salt and deicing materials immediately following salt and deicing material applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and deicing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded. The rinsing of equipment, as noted in the above situation, is limited to exterior, undercarriage, and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
This article shall be enforced by the Health Officer and the Superintendent of Public Works and the Roselle Police Department.
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days, or both, but in no event less than $50 for the first offense, $500 for the second and third offense and $750 for each subsequent offense.
[Adopted 8-31-2005 by Ord. No. 2235]
An ordinance to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Roselle, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.
DOMESTIC SEWAGE
Waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
ILLICIT CONNECTION
Any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Roselle, unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A municipal stormwater general permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Nondomestic waste, including, but not limited to, those pollutants regulated under Section 307(a), (b), or (c) of the Federal Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. § 1317(a), (b), or (c)].
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by Borough of Roselle, or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater. MS4s do not include combined sewer systems, which are sewer systems that are designed to carry sanitary sewage at all times and to collect and transport stormwater from streets and other sources.
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days, or both, but in no event less than $50 for the first offense, $500 for the second and third offense and $750 for each subsequent offense.