[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 10-5-1959 (Ord. No. 717) as Ch. 5, Article XXI, of the 1959 Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Plumbing — See Ch. 123.
Sewers — See Ch. 141.
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning of individual sewage disposal systems; the issuance of licenses to locate, construct, empty or clean said systems; and fixing penalties for the violation thereof, 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.
The said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963)."
Three copies of the said Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) have been placed on file in the office of the Health Department upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in said office for the use of and examination by the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a license for the location, construction or alteration of said sewage disposal system shall have been issued by the Health Department.
New individual disposal 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 sewage disposal, until the Health Department shall have issued a certificate indicating that said disposal system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the license issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alterations to an existing individual sewage disposal system.
Persons shall not engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any place used for the reception or storage of human excrement who do not hold a license to engage in such business issued by the Health Department. Such licenses shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance but may be renewed by the Health Department. Said license may be revoked for failure of the licensee to comply with the provisions of the code or any rule or ordinance of the Health Department.
The contents of any septic tank, cesspool, privy or other receptacle containing human excrement shall not be removed until a license for such removal has been obtained from the Health Department.
In case any license or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Health Department, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Department within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and upon such hearing the Health Department shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.
The Health Department may order all further work in and about any individual sewage disposal system 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 continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and 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 disposal system or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
For the filing of an application and plans for a license to locate and construct an individual sewage disposal system: $25.
For the Ming of an application and plans for a license to alter an existing individual sewage disposal system: $25.
For the issuance of a license to locate and construct or alter an individual sewage disposal system: $25.
For each reinspection of an individual sewage disposal system or part thereof caused by the failure of the licensee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the license issued or the terms of the aforesaid code, an inspection fee of $5 shall be charged.
For the issuance or renewal of a license to a person or corporation engaged in the business of cleaning or emptying receptacles for the reception and storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter: $100 for each vehicle or conveyance.
For the issuance of a license to clean or empty any receptacle used for the reception or storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter: $2.
For the issuance of a license to engage in the business of constructing or reconstructing septic tanks or individual sewage disposal systems: $50 per year, with such license to expire on December 31 of each year.