Borough of Lake Como, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. No. 274 § 1]
The owner of every existing house, building or structure, and the owner of every house, building or structure hereafter to be constructed or acquired, which may be occupied or used by human beings, located on a property along the line of any public sewer created pursuant to the provisions of the Sewerage Authority Law N.J.S.A. 40:14A, now or hereafter constructed or acquired in the Borough, shall, within 30 days after the date on which notice has been given to connect and hook-up, connect and hook-up the sewerage facilities emanating from such house, building or structure to the sewage system.
[Ord. No 274 § 2]
If any such house, building or structure referred to in subsection 14-1.1 shall be used for industrial or commercial purposes, the owner shall within 30 days after the date on which notice has been given to connect and hook up, connect and hook up the sewerage facilities emanating from the sewerage system, under and pursuant to rules and regulations on file in the office of the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority.
[Ord. No. 274 § 3; New]
Any person who shall violate this section by failing to comply with any order issued in accordance with the provisions hereof within 30 days after notice by a proper official of the Borough to make the required connections shall, upon complaint by any official of the Borough or by any other person, upon conviction, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter I, Section 1-5.
[1973 Code § 11-2.1]
It is unlawful for any person to connect the plumbing of any building or buildings owned by him with the sewer system of the Borough, unless he procures from the Borough Clerk a permit and has paid the necessary fee.
[1973 Code § 11-2.2; New]
a. 
Each house, store or other building in the Borough having plumbing of any kind installed therein shall have a separate connection to the sewer in the street in front or at the side of the lot upon which the building is erected, except that where a single dwelling is erected upon a lot and a garage or dwelling is erected directly in the rear, facing the rear of the building in the front, upon the same lot, then and in that event only, the building directly in the rear may use the same sewer connection as the building in the front.
b. 
All connections, directly or indirectly, to the sanitary sewer system for sump pumps, roof leaders, areaway drains, swimming pools, ornamental ponds, water-cooled refrigeration, air-conditioning units, fire sprinkler systems and any other similar connections are hereby prohibited.
[Amended 10-16-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-935]
c. 
Violations and penalties. Any person who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine in accordance with the General Penalty, § 1-5 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Lake Como. For the purpose of enforcing, this ordinance may be delegated by the Code Enforcement Officer to a qualified Borough employee.
[Added 10-16-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-935]
[1973 Code § 11-2.3]
The permit herein provided for shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any permit, inspection or other condition which is now or may hereafter be required by the Board of Health of the State of New Jersey or of the Borough.
[1973 Code § 11-2.4]
When any person shall desire to connect any buildings, or the plumbing therein, with the sewer system of the Borough, he shall make application to the Borough Clerk for permission to make such connection. The sum of $125 shall accompany each application and shall be paid to the Borough Clerk, who is authorized to receive the same under the conditions herein contained. Thereafter the Borough Clerk, by the direction of the Mayor and Council, may issue a permit to the person applying therefor and upon being satisfied that all ordinances, rules and regulations of the Board of Health of the State of New Jersey and the Borough Board of Health have been complied with.
[1973 Code § 11-2.5]
If for any reason the license or permit to connect the building or the plumbing therein with the sewer system of the Borough, is refused, then and in that event the Borough Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to return the sum of $25 accompanying the application to the person paying same. In all other cases the sum of $25 is to be retained by the Borough Clerk, paid over to the Treasurer of the Borough and credited to the sewer account.
[Ord. No. 2006-774]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Lake Como, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section 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
shall mean waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
ILLICIT CONNECTION
shall mean any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Lake Como, 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
shall mean 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)
shall mean 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 Lake Como or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
NJPDES PERMIT
shall mean a permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A
NON-CONTACT COOLING WATER
shall mean water used to reduce temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Non-contact cooling water may however contain algaecides, or biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers, and/or corrosion inhibitors.
PERSON
shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PROCESS WASTEWATER
shall mean any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.
STORMWATER
shall mean 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.
c. 
Prohibited Conduct. No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Lake Como any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
d. 
Enforcement. The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Belmar Police Department and/or other municipal officials.
e. 
Violations and Penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine in accordance with the General Penalty, Section 1-5 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Lake Como.
[1973 Code § 11-3.2]
Written application for service connection shall be made on the form provided by the Borough and filed with the Water Department and the charges hereinafter fixed for tapping the main and installing corporation cock, service pipe to the curb, curb stop and curb box, as well as the charge for a supply to December 31 next ensuring such application shall be paid to the Water Department before any service connection will be installed.
[1973 Code § 11-3.3]
A service line will be used to supply a single building or a single group of buildings as a group of factory buildings, hospital buildings, or a single institution having a number of separate buildings. Not more than one service line shall be run into a building unless by special agreement between the Water Department and the applicant for such service line.
[1973 Code § 11-3.4]
For the purposes of this section:
CUSTOMER
shall mean the party who owns a property as hereinafter classified that is:
a. 
A building under one roof and occupied as one business or residence.
b. 
Each side of a double house having a solid vertical partition wall, making it capable of divided ownership.
c. 
Each apartment in a building of more than one apartment.
[1973 Code § 11-3.4d; Ord. No. 93-572; Ord. No. 95-612]
a. 
A suitable location shall be provided in the basement or cellar where all meters can be placed in an accessible position, free from danger or damage from frost, hot water or undue heat, and where they will not be subject to possible mechanical damage.
b. 
The piping of the building shall be so arranged that each apartment will be supplied through its independent meter. The piping for each apartment shall run independently from the meter location.
c. 
The connection at the meter shall include a suitable stopcock of a type arranged to be locked when closed and shall also be so arranged that the Water Department will not be required to do any pipe fitting but will merely have to connect the meter by means of unions already in place. The union connections are to be put in place at the expense of the owner and shall remain as a part of the permanent piping of the building.
d. 
Service pipes shall not be installed when the service pipe passes over or through premises which, at any time, may be the property of persons other than the owner of the premises to be supplied, unless the owner of the premises supplied assumes the liability. Wherever lead pipes are used in the plumbing of any house for water connections, it shall be less in weight than A.A. pipe. In any case where, upon a four-inch main, a larger supply shall be needed than can be furnished by a one-quarter-inch tap, the increased supply shall be given by an additional tap at extra cost as provided.
e. 
Commencing upon the adoption of this section the installation conversion per meter is $97 to be shared equally by the property owner $48.50 and the Borough $48.50.
All newly constructed dwellings shall bear the entire cost of the installation fee.
Installation charges shall be billed two times per year $24.25 on July 1 and $24.25 on October 1, in the year subsequent to the installation.
[1973 Code § 11-3.6]
a. 
Where a water connection has been previously installed and water is desired, the proper application shall be signed by the owner.
b. 
All contracts or agreements covering water supply shall expire on June 30 annually, but all contracts or agreements shall continue in force from year to year after the expiration of that date, unless 30 days' notice in writing is given by either party of a desire to terminate the contract on the succeeding June 30, provided that nothing herein shall be constructed to prevent the making of contracts for extensions of service or other special conditions.
c. 
When the supply of water is to be temporarily cut off, notice will be given, when practicable, to all customers affected by the shutting off stating the probable duration of the interruption of service and also the purpose for which the shut-off is made.
d. 
A supply of water for buildings or other special purposes, except on a lot or premises already supplied with water by meter, shall be specially applied for.
e. 
All use of water other than by the applicant or for any purpose or upon any premises not stated or described in the application shall be prevented by him. The applicant shall be liable for the amount of water used in conformity with the schedule of rates or tariffs of the Water Department.
[1973 Code § 11-3.7]
a. 
Service under an application may be discontinued for any of the following reasons:
1. 
The use of water for any other property or purpose than that described in the application.
2. 
Willful waste of water through improper or imperfect pipes, fixtures or otherwise.
3. 
Failure to maintain, in good order, connections, service lines or fixtures owned by the applicant.
4. 
Molesting any service pipe, meter, curb, stopcock or seal or any other appliance of the Water Department.
5. 
Vacancy of premises.
6. 
Neglecting to make or renew advance payments or for nonpayment for water service, or any other charges accruing under the application.
7. 
Refusal of reasonable access to the property for purposes of inspecting or for reading, caring for or removing meters.
b. 
Water shall be turned off from any premises upon written order of applicant without in any way affecting the existing agreement for service.
c. 
As necessity may arise, in case of breakdown, emergency, or for any other unavoidable cause, the Water Department shall have the right to temporarily cut off the water supply to make necessary repairs, connections, etc., but the Water Department shall use all reasonable and practicable measures to notify the consumer of such discontinuance of service. All persons having boilers within their premises, not supplied by a tank or cistern, are hereby cautioned against collapse. In such case the Water Department shall not be liable for any damage or inconvenience suffered.
d. 
Service shall be renewed under a proper application when the conditions under which such service was discontinued are corrected, and upon the payment of all proper charges provided in the schedule of rates or tariffs due from the applicants.
[1973 Code § 11-3.8]
a. 
Meters shall be conveniently located at the point approved of by the Water Department so as to control the entire supply, and a proper place and protection for the meter shall be provided by the applicant, unless the meter is to be installed at the curb. A one-way stopcock or gate valve shall be placed on the service line on the street side of and near the meter, and a stop and waste cock or valve on the other side of the meter.
b. 
Meters shall be furnished and maintained by the Department of Public Works without charge so far as ordinary wear and tear are concerned, but damage due to freezing, hot water or external causes shall be paid for by the consumer.
c. 
All water delivered to consumers shall be measured by meters and sold at meter rates, and all premises not now metered will be metered before water is supplied.
d. 
In case of a disputed account involving a question as to the accuracy of a meter, such meter shall be tested by the Department of Public Works upon the request of the applicant. In the event that the meter so tested is found to have an error in the registration in excess of 3%, the bills will be corrected accordingly. If meter tests are required oftener than once each year, they shall be made at the expense of the applicant.
e. 
Customers may test the accuracy of a meter at any time by drawing water until the meter registers one or more cubic feet. Each cubic foot of water equals approximately 7 1/2 gallons or weighs 62 1/2 pounds.
f. 
Water furnished through meters shall be taken to be the amount passing the meter, except where the meter has been found to be registering inaccurately or has ceased to register. In such cases the quantity may be determined by the average registration of the meter, when in order, or by such fair and reasonable method as shall be based upon the best information obtainable.
g. 
Water shall not be furnished where pipes are inferior, the plumbing defective, or the faucets, water closets or other fixtures leaky or imperfect; and when such conditions are discovered the supply of water shall be cut off, unless immediate repairs are made.
h. 
Stopcocks at curblines are for the exclusive use of the Water Department and attention is directed to the following provision of the statutes of the State of New Jersey, approved April 8, 1903, forbidding interference with a utility's property:
"Any person or persons who shall, without permission, connect or disconnect the meter pipe or conduits of any gas or water utility or in any other manner without such permit tamper or interfere with the meters, pipes or conduits, or who shall without permit connect with the meters, pipes or conduits, or who shall without permit connect with the meter pipes or conduits of such company by pipes, conduits or other instruments for the purpose of obtaining power or electrical current or gas or water, with intent to defraud such company or companies, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."
[1973 Code § 11-3.9]
Complaints with regard to the character of the service furnished or the reading of meters or of the bills rendered shall be made at the business office of the Department of Public Works either verbally or in writing, and a record of such complaint shall be made, giving the name and address of the complainant, the date, the nature of the complaint and the remedy.
[1973 Code § 11-3.10]
No person, except the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works or other authorized person, shall take water from any public fire hydrant, hose plug, street washer or fountain pipe, except for fire purposes or for the use of the Fire Department in case of fire; and no public fire hydrant shall be used for sprinkling streets, flushing sewers, or gutters for any other than fire purposes, except with Department of Public Works approval.
[1973 Code § 11-3.11]
All pipes, meters and fixtures shall be subject during all reasonable hours to inspection by employees of the Department of Public Works, identified by proper badges. No plumber, owner or other unauthorized person shall turn the water on or off at any corporation stop or curb stop, or disconnect or remove the meter without the consent of the Department of Public Works. No agent or employee of the Department of Public Works shall have authority to bind the Borough by any promise, agreement or representation not provided for in these rules.
The Borough reserves the right to change, take from or add to the foregoing rules and regulations. A copy of these rules shall be delivered to each new customer upon request or upon application for water service.
[1973 Code § 11-3.12; Ord. No. 228 § 1; Ord. No. 281 § 1: Ord. No. 312 § 1; Ord. No. 318 § 1; Ord. No. 319 § 1; Ord. No. 83-368 § 1; Ord. No. 84-380; Ord. No. 89-529 § 1; Ord. No. 90-537 § 1; Ord. No. 90-545 § l; Ord. No. 92-562; Ord. No. 93-573; Ord. No. 94-592; Ord. No. 2011-859]
a. 
(Reserved)
b. 
The year for the regulation or water/sewer rates shall begin July 1 and shall be paid quarterly on the first day of July, first day of October, first day of January, and the first day of April for the minimum usage. These charges are for annual connection to the water/sewer utility and minimums shall apply fully regardless of usage.
c. 
Excess charges. Excess charges shall be billed at the rate in effect on billing date and shall be billed as meters are read on a yearly basis. Excess charges shall be billed two times a year, on the first quarter (July 1) and the second quarter (October 1). Each bill shall be 50% of the excess charge to the consumer for the previous year.
d. 
The charge for turning on and turning off of water service shall be $20 each.
[1973 Code § 11-3.13; Ord. No. 88-519 § 1; New]
a. 
The charge for connecting the water service shall be $125, which shall be paid when the application is made. Where a large tap is required, the charge shall be fixed by the Department of Public Works based on the actual cost.
b. 
When service is discontinued due to the lack of occupancy, nonpayment of bills, or violation of the Borough rules, charges will be made as follows for turning on at the curb or for turning off at the curb as established in paragraph d. of subsection 14-6.11.
c. 
When water is turned off at the main, involving excavation in a public street, the full-cost thereof shall be charged.
d. 
The charge for changing meters when a meter is removed for repairs for which the customer is responsible will be $20 for meters up to one inch in diameter, and $40 per inch in diameter or fraction thereof for meters larger than one inch.
e. 
Where the water has been turned off for nonpayment of water charges or for the violation of this section it shall not be turned on again without the direction of the Borough Council and until all expenses attending the turning off and turning on of the water, together with the charges accrued, are paid. If it is found that the water has been turned on again without compliance with this subsection, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works may cause the service connection to be removed, and it shall not be restored until this section has been fully complied with, and until all back charges and expenses have been paid and directions issued for turning on the water.
[1973 Code § 11-3.14; Ord. No. 88-519 § 1; New]
Where a meter is read at the request of the consumer or owner, other than regularly scheduled readings, the consumer/owner will pay for such reading the sum of $20 for each reading which fee shall be paid when reading is requested.
[1973 Code § 11-3.15]
All bills for furnishing water or rendering service in connection therewith shall be paid upon the completion of the services rendered and before the water shall be turned on.
[1973 Code § 11-3.16]
The owner of any house, tenement, building or lot shall be liable for the payment of the charges hereby fixed for the use of the water by the owner or occupant of such premises, and such charge shall be a lien upon such house, tenement, lot or premises until the same is paid and satisfied, and further water charges shall not be made; the water shall be shut off from such building, place or premises, and shall not be again supplied until arrears with interest thereon shall be fully paid; and the Council shall also take the proceedings authorized by law for the enforcement of the water charge as a lien upon such house, tenement and lot or other premises by a sale of the premises in the manner provided by law; and in addition to the remedies above provided, Council shall take such other remedies for the collection of the water charges as are authorized by law.
[1973 Code § 11-3.17]
The water and sewer systems of the Borough are combined and consolidated so that the same shall be operated as a single utility under the name of the Water and Sewer Department of the Borough of Lake Como.
[1973 Code § 11-3.18; Ord. No. 90-537 § 1; Ord. No. 93-573 § 1]
The following charges for tapping the water main with service pipe to curb including corporation and curb stops and including street excavation not exceeding 35 lineal feet, shall be made as follows:
a. 
For a three-quarter-inch pipe or smaller:
1. 
A bituminous surface treated road, $125.
2. 
A concrete road, $150.
b. 
For one-inch pipe on:
1. 
A bituminous surface treated road, $100.
2. 
A concrete road, $175.
c. 
Taps larger than one inch in size are to be made only on special arrangements with the Department of Public Works and the applicant shall pay the full and actual costs of the installation, but in no case less than a minimum charge of $300.
d. 
A charge for connecting the sewer main with a four-inch terra cotta line to curb, including street excavation not exceeding 35 lineal feet shall be $125 on bituminous surface treated roads and $175 on concrete roads. Connections larger than four inches in size are to be made only on special arrangements with the Department of Public Works and the applicant shall pay the full and actual costs of the installation, but in no case less than a minimum charge of $200.
e. 
Where the connection of a sewer service line or the tapping of a water service line requires the excavation of any street for more than 35 lineal feet, the applicant shall pay a street opening fee in accordance with the full and actual costs to the Borough, but in no case less than the minimum charge for the first 35 lineal feet as provided in paragraphs a. and b. above plus $3 per lineal foot for each foot over 35 lineal feet on bituminous surface treated roads and $6 per lineal foot for each foot over 35 lineal feet on concrete roads.
[Ord No. 336 § 1]
All property owners who intend to tap into either the water main or the sanitary sewer line shall do so by first notifying the Borough Clerk and obtaining a Street Excavation Permit in conformity with the ordinances of Lake Como. The property owner or the contractor shall be responsible for properly connecting the water or sewer line tap in and shall be responsible for any damage that may be done to the Borough water main or sewer line caused by the tap in. Each shall further be responsible for properly filling in the excavation and restoring the street to its former service. All work, including the opening of the street, tapping in of the lines and refilling the excavation shall be done under Borough supervision. There shall be an inspection fee payable to the Borough of Lake Como in the amount of $125 for each water tap in and for each sewer tap in.
[1973 Code § 11-3.19; Ord. No. 88-519 § 1; Ord. No. 93-573; Ord. No. 2004-748; Ord. No. 2011-859; Ord. No. 2014-899]
There shall be due and payable annually on July 1st of each year, in advance, an annual minimum charge for each consumer or meter in accordance with the following schedule. For each house, each building, each store, each apartment unit in a house or building and each premises requiring or using or being served with:
a. 
Minimum Charges.
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 2014-899 amended the water rates in paragraphs 1 through 5 below and pursuant to Ord. No. 2014-899 the minimum charges for sewer rates are not being amended and will remain according to Ordinance No. 2011-859.
1. 
A one-half or five-eighths-inch meter or smaller: The minimum water rate for 5,000 cubic feet of water shall be $587 and the minimum sewer rate shall be $363for sewer service.
2. 
A one-inch meter: The minimum water rate for 5,000 cubic feet of water shall be $703 and the minimum sewer rate shall be $509 for sewer service.
3. 
A one-and-one-half-inch meter: The minimum water rate for 5,000 cubic feet of water shall be $824 and the minimum sewer rate shall be $802 for sewer service.
4. 
A two-inch meter: The minimum water rate for 5,000 cubic feet of water shall be $918 and the minimum sewer rate shall be $1,016 for sewer service.
5. 
A three-inch meter: The minimum water rate for 5,000 cubic feet of water shall be $1,011 and the minimum sewer rate shall be $1,227 for sewer service.
b. 
Excess Charges. Excess charges shall be billed at a rate in effect on billing date and shall be billed as meters are read on a yearly basis. Excess charges shall be billed two times a year. Each bill shall be 50% of the excess charge to the consumer for the previous year's usage as follows:
1. 
A one-half-inch or five-eighths-inch meter or smaller: The excess rate shall be $60 per 1,000 cubic feet of excess usage.
2. 
A one-inch meter or larger: The excess rate shall be $100 per 1,000 cubic feet of excess usage.
c. 
The Department of Public Works shall, at the request of any consumer, test the meter in the presence of the consumer or the owner of the premises. If the meter is found to be recording water in excess of that delivered, bills rendered will be adjusted with the understanding that when the test is made, that meter will record within 2% of absolute correctness, upon ordinary size flows or openings. In no case shall there be an adjustment of less than the minimum of the annual service charge. If the meter is found to be recording correctly, the consumer or owner shall pay a test fee of $20.
The added minimum charge shall be due and payable in two installments on January 1 and April 1 of 2005 for FY2005 billing and all subsequent years the minimum charge will be distributed among the four quarterly bills.
[1973 Code § 11-3.20; Ord. No. 310 § 1]
The installation and connection of water or sewer service shall be performed under the supervision and direction of the Uniform Construction Code Official.
[1973 Code § 11-3.21]
The bills for water and sewer service shall be combined and stated on a single bill.
[1973 Code § 11-3.22]
The Mayor and Council may, whenever it is deemed necessary, issue a proclamation controlling and prohibiting the use and withdrawal of water by any person for the following purposes:
a. 
Watering Yards. The sprinkling, watering or irrigating of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers, or any other vegetation.
b. 
Washing Mobile Equipment. The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer-houses, railroad cars, or any other type of mobile equipment.
c. 
Cleaning Outdoor Surfaces. The washing of sidewalks, driveways, filling station aprons, porches and other outdoor surfaces.
d. 
Cleaning Buildings. The washing of the outside of dwellings; the washing of the inside and outside of office buildings.
e. 
Cleaning Equipment and Machinery. The washing and cleaning of any business or industrial equipment and machinery.
f. 
Ornamental Fountains. The operation of any ornamental fountain or other structure making a similar use of water.
g. 
Swimming Pools. Swimming and wading pools not employing a filter and recirculating system.
h. 
Escape through Defective Plumbing. The escape of water through defective plumbing, which shall mean the knowing permission for defective plumbing to remain out of repair.
[1973 Code § 11-3.23]
If any water supplied by the Borough shall be connected to or used in any air conditioning equipment, it shall be equipped with a water recovery system whereby a maximum percentage of the water shall be recirculated and reused for the purpose of operating the air conditioning equipment.
[1973 Code § 11-3.24]
Every Police Officer of the Borough shall, in connection with his duties imposed by law, have the authority to enforce the provisions of this section.
In addition to any other remedies hereinabove prescribed, the Mayor and Council shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this section by the discontinuance of water service in the event of violation hereof.
[1973 Code § 11-3.25; Res. No. 2002-4]
Any bill for water and sewer which is paid within 10 days of the due date shall not bear interest, but if payment is made thereafter, the amount in arrears shall bear interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of the delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.
A penalty of 6% shall be imposed on delinquencies exceeding $10,000 at the end of the fiscal year.
[1973 Code § 11-3.26; Res. No. 2001-4]
a. 
The Water/Sewer Collector is authorized to collect any and all water and sewer bills.
b. 
The Water/Sewer Collector is authorized and directed to collect interest on any delinquent water/sewer at the above rate.
[Ord. No. 271 § 1]
For each connection to the Borough water system for the purpose exclusively for the extinguishment of fires, there shall be an annual charge, in advance, for water service as follows:
a. 
Connection of four inches or smaller per year: $40.
b. 
Connection of five or six inches, per year: $75.
c. 
Connection Size Regulation: The size of a private fire service connection shall in no case exceed six inches in diameter.
d. 
Provisions for Charges: The rates provided by this subsection shall be available only for service connections used exclusively for the extinguishment of fires. No additional charges shall be made for sprinkler heads, fire hydrants or other fire fighting facilities, which may be attached to a private fire service connection, and no charge shall be made for water used in extinguishing fires where service is furnished under this subsection. If the consumer desires to use water for general purposes through the same connection, or if any private service connection is used for unauthorized purposes, then the service connection shall be metered and the consumer charged the rates provided for water service and sewer service in subsection 14-6.12.
[1973 Code § 11-4.1]
Pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph (c) of Section 4 of the Sewerage Authorities Law of the State of New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 40:14A), as amended and supplemented, there is hereby created a public body corporate under the name and style of the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority, consisting of the Boroughs of Belmar, Lake Como, Spring Lake, Spring Lakes Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan, and Brielle, and that part of the Township of Wall as indicated in the "Wall Region Water Pollution Control Feasibility Study and Report," dated January 30, 1970, prepared by Thomas W. Birdsall, professional engineer and land surveyor, professional planner.
[1973 Code § 11-4.2]
The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority is an agency and instrumentality of the eight municipalities, created by parallel ordinances duly adopted by their Governing Bodies, and is a sewerage authority contemplated and provided for by the Sewerage Authorities Law, and shall be vested with all the powers granted by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:14A et seq., except that it shall not have the power to construct, install, maintain or operate local or municipal sewage collection systems, nor any part thereof, within the boundaries of any participating Municipality. This limitation shall not prohibit the Regional Authority from constructing, maintaining or operating regional transmission mains within the boundaries of any participating Municipality, extending from the local or Municipal sewage collection system of any particular Municipality to the Regional Authority's sewage treatment plant or plants.
[1973 Code § 11-4.3]
The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority shall consist of eight members thereof. One of such members shall be appointed by the Governing Body of each of the Municipalities in accordance with the provisions of the Sewerage Authority Law. The South Monmouth Sewerage Authority is authorized to establish an annual salary for each of its members as established by Contract.
[1973 Code § 11-4.4]
A copy of this section, duly certified by the Borough Clerk, shall forthwith be filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey.
[Ord. No. 2003-724 §§ I—III]
a. 
The Supplemental Agreement between the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority and the Borough of Lake Como generally providing for an amendment and supplement of Section 3.08 of the Service Agreement dated April 16, 1974,[1] be and the same is hereby approved. Said amendment provides for a new Section 3.08, which is set forth therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Service Agreement referred to herein may be found on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
b. 
The Mayor and Clerk hereby are authorized to execute and deliver and affix the seal of the municipality to the Supplemental Agreement.
c. 
The Supplemental Agreement between the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority and the Borough of Lake Como, shall be on file in the Office of the Clerk, located in the Borough Hall at 1730 Main Street, Lake Como, New Jersey and shall be available for public inspection in said office immediately after the introduction of said Ordinance on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. prevailing time.
[Ord. No. 313 § 1]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes in any portion of the sewer system of the Borough.
a. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150° F.
b. 
Any water or waste which may contain more than 100 parts per million, by weight, of fat, oil or grease.
c. 
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
d. 
Any garbage or trash.
e. 
Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure or any other solid or viscous substance capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works.
f. 
Any waters or waste having a pH lower than 5.3 or higher than 9.0 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of sewage works. "pH" shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
g. 
Any waters or waste containing a toxic or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewer treatment process, or constitute a hazard to humans or animals, or create any hazard in receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant.
h. 
Any waters or wastes containing suspended solids of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense is required to handle such materials at the sewage treatment plant.
i. 
Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance capable of creating a public nuisance.
[Ord. No. 313 § 2]
No cellar drains, no area drains, no roof leaders, no sump pumps and no downspouts shall be connected to the sewage system.
[Ord. No. 02-716]
a. 
Required. All food preparation establishments are required to have a grease trap, as defined in the applicable code, in good working order.
b. 
Annual Inspection. All grease traps are subject to an annual inspection, by the Lake Como Plumbing Inspector prior to the renewal of any and all mercantile licenses.
c. 
Plumbing Permit. A plumbing permit is required for the inspection.
d. 
Failure to Provide Grease Trap. Any food preparation establishment that does not have an existing grease trap or does not have a grease trap in good working order will be required to correct the problem, and be subject to penalties as set forth in the Borough Code.