Township of East Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Brunswick as Sec. 12-5 of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Under the authority granted by N.J.R.S. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6, a code is hereby adopted regulating the following matters:
(1) 
The location, construction, use and maintenance of individual sewage disposal systems.
(2) 
The method of emptying or cleaning sewage disposal systems.
(3) 
The issuance of licenses or permits to locate, construct, empty or clean an individual sewage disposal system.
B. 
A copy of the code is annexed to and made part of this chapter without the text being included herein.
[Amended 2-11-91 by Ord. No. 91-14]
The code established by this chapter is commonly known as the "Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1978)" as more particularly set forth in N.J.A.C. 7:9A-1 et seq. and is hereafter referred to as the "Code."
Three (3) copies of the code have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and shall remain on file there for the use and examination of the public.
[Amended 2-11-91 by Ord. No. 91-14]
A. 
No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit has been obtained from the Division of Health.
B. 
No new individual sewage disposal system shall be placed in operation and no new dwelling or building or addition to a dwelling or building which relies upon such a system for sewage disposal shall be sold or occupied until the Division of Health has issued a certificate that it has been located and constructed in compliance with the code and the terms of the permit issued.
C. 
The application fee for the location or construction of individual sewage disposal systems shall be one hundred dollars ($100.) per proposed/existing lot for the new construction of a sewage disposal system, payable prior to site evaluation. The application fee for the alteration of an existing sewage disposal system shall be fifty dollars ($50.), payable prior to site evaluation. The application fee for the renewal of a license to operate shall be ten dollars ($10.00). The fee is intended to defray costs incurred by the township in reviewing sketches showing the property to be served, location of proposed sewage disposal facilities and number of bathrooms, as well as those costs incurred by the township in witnessing the plan review and percolation test and attending to the site inspection, construction inspection and issuance of certificate of compliance. The application fee is nonrefundable and will not be returned if the certificate of compliance cannot be issued.
[Added 2-24-75 by Ord. No. 75-206; amended 1-24-77 by Ord. No. 77-1-VV; 7-25-77 by Ord. No. 77-206-B; amended 2-11-91 by Ord. No. 91-14]
[Added 10-12-76 by Ord. No. 76-206-A]
Section 10.7 of the Individual Sewage Disposal System Code of New Jersey (1963) is amended by the following: Applicants who submit plot plans for properties which are designated by the Natural Resource Inventory as marginal, or having a high water table and/or heavy clay strata characteristics, will not be permitted to take percolation tests or soil logs during the months of June, July, August and September.
[Added 1-24-77 by Ord. No. 77-1-VV; 5-8-89 by Ord. No. 89-20]
The fee for inspection for cleaning of a subsurface disposal system shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each cleaning.
[Amended 4-26-65 by Ord. No. 65-17]
No person shall engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or other places used for the reception and storage of human excrement without having first obtained a license from the Division of Health. The fee for such a license shall be twenty dollars ($20.) for each vehicle used in the conduct of the business. The term of the license shall be from July 1 of each year to June 30 of the following year. Licenses issued after January 1 of the licensing year may be obtained for half the usual fee.
In the event that any application for a license, permit or certificate required by this chapter is denied, suspended or revoked by the Division of Health, the applicant may request a hearing before the Director of Health and Welfare. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the procedure outlined in Chapter 3, Administration of Government, Article XV, and the Director of Health and Welfare may alter, affirm or reverse the denial, suspension or revocation. The Director shall announce his decision within fifteen (15) days of the date of the hearing.
The Director of Health and Welfare may order all further work on any individual sewage disposal system which is being erected or installed in violation of the code to be stopped immediately, except for work necessary to remedy the violation. Once a stop-work order is issued and served upon the permittee or any person working on or about the sewage disposal system, no further work shall be done until the violation has been corrected and the Director of Health and Welfare has lifted the stop-work order.
[Added 8-27-79 by Ord. No. 79-157]
Septic tanks and other subsurface waste disposal systems are used extensively throughout portions of the Township of East Brunswick. They are an adequate and beneficial system of domestic waste disposal if properly installed, operated and maintained and are an economically feasible alternative to costly sanitary sewer systems. However, they presently constitute a problem in the township because a large percentage of the systems are not properly installed, operated and maintained or have failed, causing potential pollution of ground and surface waters, potential contamination of potable water supplies, foul odors, nuisance problems and hazards to public health. Therefore, an East Brunswick septic system management area is created, including those areas of the township where septic systems are used extensively as specifically delineated on a Septic System Management Area Map dated July 9, 1979, prepared by Carl E. Hintz, P.P., and which is on file in the office of the East Brunswick Township Clerk.
[Added 8-27-79 by Ord. No. 79-157; deleted 9-27-10 by Ord. No. 10-22]