[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Brunswick 6-14-2010 as Ord. No. 10-12 and as Chapter 219 of the Code of the Township of East Brunswick.]
Purpose: The sewer utility will operate the sanitary sewer system previously operated by the East Brunswick Sewerage Authority. The sewer utility has not been given explicit authority to do certain things authorized by N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-1; that reserve power shall remain with the Township Council.
Operation of System: The system of sanitary sewers, trunk or intercepting sewers, sanitary sewer works, sanitary sewer outlets, sanitary disposal works, pumping stations and all improvements purchased by the Township from the municipal utilities authority, together with similar facilities and improvements constructed and owned by the Township or which may be constructed by the township or accepted by the Township, shall be operated, maintained, managed and controlled by the Township as a publicly owned or operated utility or enterprise for the Township within the meaning and for the purposes of the Local Bond Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:2-1 et seq., the Local Budget Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 et seq., and all other provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-1 et seq. and other applicable laws.
Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of the terms used in these Rates, Rules and Regulations shall be as follows:
- Party contracting for the sewer service to a property or premises as here in classified.
- Legal with written approval from the Director of the East
Brunswick Township Water and Sewer Utility.[Added 11-9-15 Ord. 15-28]
- AUTHORIZED GROUNDWATER
- Ground water being pumped via a legal connection as approved
by the Director of the East Brunswick Township Water and Sewer Utility.[Added 11-09-15 Ord. 15-28]
- BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD)
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at 20 degrees C expressed in milligrams per liter.
- BUILDING DRAIN
- That part of the lowest horizontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste, and other wastewater drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer, beginning five (5) feet (1.5 meters) outside the inner face of the building wall.
- BUILDING SEWER
- The extension from the building drain to the public sewer or the place of disposal
- Part receiving the sewer service for a property or premises as here in classified.
- DOMESTIC CONSUMER UNIT
- A dwelling or structure normally occupied by a single family.
- DOMESTIC SEWAGE
- The normal waterborne fluid wastes from residences, commercial establishments, institutions and industrial establishments, limited to the waste from kitchens, bathrooms, water closets, lavatories and laundries.
- An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
- EXCESS LOADING
- Instances where biochemical oxygen demand and suspended solid
sample results indicate that strengths exceed those of a domestically
equivalent waste of greater than 225 mg/l, and if such wastes have
been introduced into the Utility sanitary sewer system.[Added 6-11-18 by Ord. No. 18-08]
- FIXTURE UNIT
- Each plumbing unit including but not limited to sink, toilet, urinal, fountain, tub or shower.
- FLOATABLE OIL
- Oil, fat, or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity from wastewater by treatment in an approved pre-treatment facility. The wastewater shall be considered free of floatable oil if it is properly pre-treated and the wastewater does not interfere with the collection system.
- FLOOR DRAIN
- Any fixture, pipe or other drainage device located inside of a structure, which may be interconnected to the sanitary sewer system.
- FLOW EQUALIZATION
- The reduction in peak rates of flow, through the use of storage facilities or equalization tanks.
- The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and serving of foods.
- HOUSE CONNECTION
- That portion of the public sewer which extends from the main in the street or easement to the property line. (Also called service lateral.)
- INDUSTRIAL WASTES
- The wastewater from industrial processes, trade, or business as distinct from domestic or sanitary wastes or sewage.
- Is permissive (see SHALL).
- NORMAL SEWAGE
- Shall have the same definition as the terms "normal sewage" or a domestic sewage adopted by the Middlesex County Utilities Authority, with particular reference to the limits defined for suspended solids and biochemical oxygen demand.
- Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, or group.
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration. The concentration is the weight of hydrogen ions, in grams, per liter of solution. Neutral water, for example, has a pH value of 7.
- The reduction of the amount of pollutants, the elimination of pollutants, or the alteration of the nature of pollutant properties in waste water prior to or in lieu of discharging or otherwise introducing such pollutants into the system. The reduction or alteration may be obtained by physical, chemical or biological processes, process changes or by other means except by dilution. Appropriate pretreatment technology includes control equipment, such as equalization tanks or facilities, for protection against surges or slug loadings that might interfere with or otherwise be incompatible with the system or treatment processes.
- PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
- The wastes from the preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food that have been shredded to such a degree that all particles will be carried freely under the flow conditions normally prevailing in public sewers, with no particle greater than 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeters) in any dimension.
- PUBLIC SEWER
- A common sewer controlled by a governmental agency or public utility.
- SANITARY SEWER
- A sewer that carries liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions together with minor quantities of ground, storm and surface water that are not admitted intentionally.
- SERVICE UNIT
- A unit of charge established by the Utility, which is approximately equivalent to the average discharge from a single family detached home in the Township of East Brunswick; the unit is not precise, but is based upon approximations of quantity and variability of discharge for various classes of system users.
- The spent water of a community. The preferred term is "wastewater".
- A pipe of conduit that carries wastewater or drainage water.
- SEWER SYSTEM
- The plants, structure and other real and personal property acquired, constructed or operated or to be acquired, constructed or operated by a sewer utility for the purpose of the sewer utility, including sewers, conduits, pipe lines, mains, pumping and ventilating stations, sewage treatment or disposal systems, plants and works, connections, and outfalls, compensating reservoirs, and other plants, structures, boats, conveyances, and other real and personal property, and rights therein, and appurtenances necessary or useful and convenient for the collection, treatment, purification or disposal in a sanitary manner of any sewage, liquid or solid wastes, night soil or industrial wastes.
- Is mandatory (see MAY).
- Any discharge of water or wastewater which, in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow, exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flow during normal operation and may adversely affect the collection system and/or performance of the wastewater treatment works.
- STORM DRAIN (sometimes termed "STORM SEWER")
- A drain or sewer for conveying water, groundwater, subsurface water, or unpolluted water from any source.
- The licensed system operator as covered under N.J.S.A. 58:11-66 and N.J.A.C. 7:10A, Licensing of systems operator.
- SUSPENDED SOLID
- Total suspended matter that either floats on the surface of, or is in suspension in, water, wastewater, or other liquids, and that is removable by laboratory filtering as prescribed in the latest edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater", of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., and referred to as nonfilterable residue.
- SWIMMING POOLS
- A private, institutional or public swimming pool uses for recreational purposes, including the restroom, cabanas, backwash or filtering facilities, or any appurtenance used in connection with the swimming pools which may have a sanitary waste discharge.
- Illegal without approval from the Director of the East Brunswick
Township Water § Sewer Utility.[Added 11-9-15 Ord. 15-28]
- UNPOLLUTED WATER
- Water of quality equal to or better than the effluent criteria in effect for the receiving water, or water that would not cause violation of receiving water quality standards.
- The East Brunswick Sewer Utility.
- The spent water of a community. From the standpoint of source, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried wastes from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants, and institutions, together with any groundwater, surface water, and stormwater that may be present.
- WASTEWATER FACILITIES or SEWERAGE FACILITIES
- The structures, equipment, and processes required to collect, carry away, and treat domestic and industrial wastes and dispose of the effluent.
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS
- An arrangement of devices and structures for treating wastewater, industrial wastes, and sludge. Sometimes used as synonymous with "waste treatment plant" or "wastewater treatment plant" or "water pollution control plant".
[Added 12-20-10 by Ord. No. 10-32]
There shall be a Sewer Utility of the Township of East Brunswick, the head of which shall be the Director of the Sewer Utility. The Director shall serve as head of the Sewer Utility and shall be responsible for the supervision of all operations of the Sewer Utility. The Sewer Utility shall include such officers and employees as may be required to fulfill its responsibilities set forth herein.
[Added 12-20-10 by Ord. No. 10-32]
The Sewer Utility shall use diligence and reasonable care to provide constant and consistent sewerage services to consumers. The Sewer Utility shall maintain, operate, repair and construct the plants, structures and other real and personal property required for the purpose of the Sewer Utility including the Sewer System as defined in this Chapter.
In the event of its failure to provide constant and consistent sewerage services due to accident or failure or breakage of lines, pipes, structures, or part or all of the Sewer System or natural events and the elements ("Uncontrollable Events"), neither the Sewer Utility nor the Township shall be liable to any consumer for any damage that may result or that results from such Uncontrollable Events, or from any other occurrence beyond the Sewer Utility's or the Township's control.
The Sewer Utility and the Township shall in no event be responsible for maintaining any portion of House Connections for damages incurred as a result of the breakage, rupture, leakage or other failure of such House Connections.
Penalties. For any violation of the Rules and Regulations of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility the Utility may impose any or all of the following penalties:
Discontinuance of all or part of service at the property where the violation occurs.
Discontinuance of water service to the property.
A monetary penalty of up to maximum by law for each violation. In the case of continuing violation, each day of violation shall be deemed to be a separate violation. Where there is evidence of a violation of Section 3.4 of these rules and regulations, there shall be a presumption that the violation was observed or measured and the Utility shall have the discretion to charge a full or part quarter assessment.
Assessment of the actual costs to the East Brunswick Sewer Utility to correct the violation, including reimbursement for any penalties which may have been imposed upon the East Brunswick Sewer Utility by any regulatory agency.
The penalties for grease and oil shall be up to the following:
101 - 200 mg/L = $100 per day
201 - 300 mg/L = $200 per day
301 - 400 mg/L = $300 per day
401 - 500 mg/L = $400 per day
501 mg/L and over = $500 per day
In the case of continuing violation, each day of violation shall be deemed to be a separate violation. The penalties shall be prepared by the Collector of Revenue and may be modified based on level of flow, concentration level, remedial action and improved test results. The penalties may be appealed to the Chief Finance Officer.
None of the above shall be deemed to prevent the imposition of such criminal and civil penalties as may be imposed by the Municipal Court of the Township of East Brunswick under the applicable ordinances of the Township of East Brunswick.
New domestic customer services. Under no circumstances shall any new fixture be installed in a building or dwelling at an elevation lower than the front curb elevation or the street centerline elevation, whichever is higher, unless special precautions are incorporated into the new fixture installation to prevent surcharging of the new fixture installation from the sanitary sewer main because of high flow or blockage. Owners of existing houses or dwellings or buildings where fixtures or drains or outlets are lower than the elevation above-specified, should install and maintain a check valve system, or other protective device. Also, a check valve or other protective device shall be installed in any structure where the lowest fixture is below the rim of the next upstream manhole. Selection and installation must be approved by Superintendent of sewer and plumbing sub-code official.
The installation and maintenance of protective systems is the responsibility of each property owner and the Utility cannot be held responsible for any damage as a result of system malfunctioning, blockages or surcharges in the public sewer system.
Regulations or requirements specified herein shall also pertain to commercial or industrial properties, where applicable.
Any and all construction work requiring supervision by EBSU personnel must be performed in conformance with applicable OSHA, PEOSHA, Confined Space Entry Regulations, and all other applicable Federal, State and EBSU regulations concerning job and employee safety. Utility personnel will not participate at any job site where the above noted regulations are not adhered to.
Garbage disposal units and sump pumps. Garbage disposal units may be installed only upon proper notification to the Sewer Utility. Unauthorized sump pumps for removal of storm water runoff or basement leakage are not permitted to discharge into a sanitary sewer. Unauthorized discharge from existing sump pumps must be removed from the sanitary sewer system within 60 days after notification by the Utility.
[Amended 11-9-15 Ord. 15-28]
Landlord-tenant responsibility. All charges are a lien against the property and therefore the responsibility of the property owner.
Industrial or Commercial Service. Industrial and commercial establishments making application for initial sanitary sewer service, or making additions or changes to existing sanitary sewer service, in addition to making written application for such service, shall furnish a detailed description of the type and size of buildings, and nature of the business to be conducted in each structure, the number and type of fixtures to be served, the type, volume and chemical characteristics of the waste to be discharged, and such other information as may be required. Such applicants shall also furnish the Utility two (2) copies of 24" x 36" or 36" x 42" plans showing at a scale no less than 1" = 100', the following:
The boundaries of the property.
The location within the property of the structures to be served.
The location and profile (with respect to finished grade) of the services.
Details of the proposed connections to the sewerage system, and arrangement and details of meter and sampler installation should they be required.
Location of sampling manhole, either within or immediately outside of property right-of-way. Exact location shall be determined by Superintendent of sewer.
Agreement required. The Utility will accept industrial wastes into the sanitary sewage system, upon execution of a formal, written agreement, and under and subject to the provisions appearing in said agreement, and the rules stated hereinafter. The agreement will set out in detail the characteristics of the wastes, the flow conditions which shall govern, the conditions and costs with respect to the physical connection or connections, and the annual service charges. The form of Agreement is as contained herein is on file with the Tax Collector. It will be the policy of the Utility to consider each application on its merits, and to establish specific conditions applicable to the particular situation, for each agreement.
Any and all construction work requiring supervision by EBSU personnel must be performed in conformance with applicable OSHA, PEOSHA, Confined Space Entry Regulation, and all other applicable Federal State and EBSU regulations concerning job and employee safety. Utility personnel will not participate at any job site where the above noted regulations are not adhered to.
Industrial or commercial sewer connection Applications and Fees. For a connection involving the acceptance of industrial wastes, the applicant shall submit complete data along with a completed Application for Industrial Sewer Connection and Agreement for Industrial Wastes form which can be requested from the Collector.
For a connection from a commercial property where the wastes are of a domestic quality, the applicant shall submit complete data along with a completed Application for Individual Commercial Sewer Service form which can be requested from the Collector.
Applicant shall deposit with the Utility a filing fee, review fees, and inspection fees, as described in the Rates section of these regulations.
Prohibited wastes. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, deposit, cause or allow to be discharged or deposited any pollutant or wastewater, which will interfere with the operation and/or performance of the POTW. A user shall not, under any circumstances, contribute to the Utilities waste stream anything which in any way contributes to a violation of any of the parameters in the Utility's NJPDES Permit or contains any of the following substances:
Wastes containing the following substances or possessing the characteristics listed below, will not be accepted.
Any vapors, steam, or smoke.
Any fluids with temperature in excess of 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Any fluid wastes which contain in excess of 100 mg/L of fat, oil or grease, either vegetable or mineral.
Any liquids, solids, or gases which by reason of their nature or quantity are, or may be, sufficient either alone or by interaction with other substances to cause fire or explosion or be injurious in any other way to the wastewater treatment plant or operation of the wastewater treatment plant.
At no time, shall two successive readings on an explosion hazard meter, at the point of discharge into the system (or at any point in the system) be more than five percent (5%) nor any single reading be more than ten percent (10%) of the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) of the meter.
Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, benzene, toluene, zylene, ethers, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, peroxides, chlorates, perchlorates, bromates, carbides, hydrides, and sulfides and any other substances in which the Utility, State, and/or EPA have determined to present a fire hazard or hazard to the system.
Any volatile, explosive, or flammable substances such as benzene, gasoline, naphtha, fuel oil or similar substances.
Any solids or viscous matter which may cause interference with the flow of wastes, such as ashes, grease, garbage with particles greater than one half inch in diameter, cinders, concrete, stone or stone dust, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure, hair or similar substances. Equipment or trucks carrying such materials shall not be washed and have the wash water discharged into the system. Equipment or trucks carrying such materials shall not be washed and have the wash water be discharged into the system.
Any fluid wastes having a pH value less than 6.0 or in excess of 9.0 or possessing other properties capable of causing damage or hazard to sewers, structures, treatment process, equipment or operating personnel.
Any wastes containing toxic or poisonous substances in sufficient concentration to injure or interfere with the sewage treatment process, to cause a hazard or injury to animals or persons, or to create an unacceptable condition or toxic effect in receiving streams, or exceed the limitations of the Utility's NJDPES Permit. A toxic pollutant shall include but not be limited to any pollutant identified pursuant to Section 307(a) of the Clean Water Act.
Improperly shredded garbage.
Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance, which is capable of causing a public nuisance or hazard to life or are sufficient to prevent entry into the sewer for maintenance or repair.
Any wastewater with objectionable color not removed in the treatment process, such as, but not limited to, dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions. Highly colored wastes.
Any wastewater containing radioactive substances or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Utility in compliance with State and/or Federal regulations.
Septage, or septic wastes.
Any wastes containing components which exceed limits set forth by the county, state or federal regulatory agencies, or by the Middlesex County Utilities Authority.
Regulated medical waste.
Grease, oil and sand separators. When, in the reasonable opinion of the Superintendent of sewer, grease, oil and sand interceptors or oil reclaimers are required, they shall be provided and maintained at the expense of the owner, in continuously efficient operating condition. Grease and oil interceptors shall be constructed of impervious materials, capable of withstanding abrupt and extreme changes in temperatures. They shall be watertight, substantially constructed and equipped with readily removable access covers. Where deemed necessary, cold water sprays shall be installed. The design and pertinent data shall be submitted to the Utility for review and approval by the Superintendent of sewer prior to construction or installation. Separators must be installed entirely on the property of the owner. An approved grease separator must be used on the outlet sewer of every restaurant, and must be of sufficient capacity so that the requirements of § 219-4 D(3) herein shall not be exceed at any time.
The owner must submit proof to the Utility of periodic cleaning. Separators must be cleaned at least every three months, unless evidence is provided that this frequency may be expanded or reduced.
Separators are subject to inspection by the Utility to insure maintenance. Inspections will be made during reasonable hours.
Pretreatment. The Superintendent reserves the right to require pretreatment and/or flow equalization where the chemical or flow characteristics of the proposed waste, in the opinion of the Director, Engineer, Superintendent, State or Federal agencies, or the Middlesex County Utilities Authority, make such pretreatment or flow equalization desirable or mandatory. Some of the characteristics which may indicate pretreatment are listed below:
5 day B.O.D. in excess of 300 mg/L.
Suspended solids in excess of 350 mg/L.
Any fluid wastes which contain in excess of 100 mg/L of fat, oil or grease, either vegetable or mineral.
Average daily flow in excess of 17% of rated capacity of the collection line or pumping station.
Quantities of flow, concentrations, or both which constitute a "slug" as defined herein.
Presence of arsenic, barium, cadmium, chloride, chromium, copper, cyanide, fluoride, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, selenium, sulfate, zinc or pH values outside the acceptable limits as described in § 219-4(D). The following criteria shall apply:
The substances listed below shall not exceed the following specified limits:
Persistent pesticides - not to exceed one one-hundredth of the TL50 value at 96 hours as determined by appropriate bioassay.
(Persistent Pesticides are defined as natural and synthetic materials having a half- life of greater than 96 hours, which are used to control unwanted or noxious animals or plants. They include fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, fumigants and rodenticides.)
Dissolved solids in excess of 1500 mg/L.
Ammonia (NH3) in excess of 40 mg/L.
Phenol in excess of 1 mg/L.
Chlorine demand in excess of 15 mg/L.
Hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide or any halogen gas in excess of 10 mg/L.
In such instances where it is agreed that the industrial waste will be received following pretreatment, drawings and specifications shall be submitted for approval of the Superintendent of sewer showing all pertinent details of the type of flow meter, wastewater sampler and housing to be used, to meter and sample the flow of industrial wastes, and also details of the control manhole to be constructed on the industrial waste connection. The manhole shall be provided with adequate access manhole covers of approved type, through which access shall be possible by Utility personnel at all times. Drawings, specifications, reports, etc. shall be submitted in quadruplicate and shall be prepared and sealed by a Professional Engineer, registered in the State of New Jersey. An approved shutoff valve may be required on the discharge sewer immediately upstream of the sampling manhole.
Where pretreatment and/or flow equalization facilities are required they shall be provided and continuously maintained in an effective operating condition at all times, at the expense of the industry.
Each industry connected to the Utility sewer system shall be responsible for maintaining a quality of effluent from their premises, which conforms to the provisions established in their agreement with the Utility. Sampling and analysis shall be done so as to conform with accepted practice, and in accordance with the current edition of "Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater", published by the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.
The owner or operator of all retail food establishments, catering establishments, commercial food preparation facilities, meat processing facilities, and such other uses which may be designated by the Superintendent which may result in the accumulation of oils, fats, cellulose, starch, proteins or grease in the sanitary sewer system of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility, shall add into each sanitary sewer line serving such use a continuous application of a bacteriological culture and/or similar additive to control and treat such discharges, which culture formulation and application schedule shall be approved by the Superintendent. All appropriate records concerning the operation of such a program shall be made available to the Utility on a monthly basis. Other remedies shall also be considered if the above program is not successful.
The cost of preparing and submitting this data for consideration by the Utility shall be borne by the industry. Likewise, the cost of sampling and analysis to determine compliance with the terms of the agreement shall be borne by the industry, although conducted by the Utility or its duly authorized representative.
Control manhole. Commercial or industrial customers permitted to connect to Utility sewers, even though not initially being required to provide pre-treatment, may be required to provide a control manhole and/or meter and sampler as described in § 219-4(F) and (I), whether upon initial connection or change in use.
Penalty of discontinuance. In the event that any person or business fails to conform to these regulation, or fails to comply with the terms and conditions of their agreement with the Utility, which failure causes damage of any sort to the Utility or Utility's employees, the Utility shall determine the extent of the damage and bill the industry accordingly. If such bill is not paid within twenty (20) calendar days from the date of the bill, legal action may be instituted to enforce collection, and the Utility may resort to termination of the connection after giving twenty-four (24) hours' notice.
The Utility reserves the right to cancel the agreement, upon one year's written notice, in the event of repeated failure to comply with the terms of the agreement, or the Rates, Rules and Regulations of the Utility. In the event of imminent hazard to the system or personnel, or violations of the Clean Water Enforcement Act (Chapter 28, P.L. 1990) the Utility reserves the right to terminate service immediately, and to substantiate the action within five (5) days thereafter.
Industrial waste flow meter and sampler. The person or business shall furnish, install and maintain a flow meter of the totalizer-indicator-recorder type, if required, to measure the discharge of industrial wastes, and a wastewater sampler to periodically take and preserve a portion of the wastewater stream, as described in § 219-4(F). The flow meter and wastewater sampler must be approved by the Utility, but the cost of said equipment and installation is to be borne by the industry. All costs of furnishing, installing and maintaining the industrial waste flow and sampling equipment will be borne by the industry and the equipment shall be readily accessible to Utility personnel.
Industrial sewer rates. Service charges for industrial wastes shall be as shown in the section on rates.
Surcharge for high-strength wastewaters. High-strength wastewaters, including pretreated wastewaters, will be subject to rate surcharges. (See section on Rates) Surcharges shall be based on results of Utility surcharge sampling program.
A monthly sample shall be taken and the strengths therein averaged for the entire quarter in which the sample was taken.
A single sample per month shall be averaged and the strengths therein charged for the entire month in which the sample was taken.
Industrial service revisions. The industrial wastewater parameters and the criteria for industrial waste limits are subject to future revision or modification as may be required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, U.S.E.P.A., the Middlesex County Utilities Authority, and/or the East Brunswick Superintendent.
Air conditioning units. Air conditioning units will not be permitted to discharge clean water into a sanitary sewer. Recirculation devices shall be used, or excess water shall be discharged to a separate point of disposal. Similarly, there shall be no discharge to a sanitary sewer from other sources of clean water, as determined by the Utility, such as condensate pumps, cooling towers, etc.
Grease traps. Grease traps will be required on all food service establishment discharges, or on discharges from any facility which is expected to release quantities of grease and oil in excess of that of domestic waste. The type and manufacture of grease traps must be approved by the Superintendent before installation. The sizing of grease traps will be based upon the following criteria. Each applicant for a new grease or oil producing installation, and each existing user of the Utility system when requested, shall furnish the following information:
Description of establishment, including number of employees, number of patrons, number of seats, frequency of seating, and type of grease producing facilities.
A listing of fixtures, including their function, volume, and description, including dishwashers or other grease producing units.
A listing of the drain outline sizes or trap sizes of each fixture.
Total annual water use and daily minimum and maximum use.
The sizing of grease traps will be established by the Superintendent, based upon Standard PDI-G101, as published by the Plumbing and Drainage Institute. The following adjustments may also be considered by the Utility:
Grease traps shall be installed on the exterior of any food service establishment, in order for adequate cleaning and maintenance techniques to be utilized. The Utility may waive this requirement in the event of unusual hardship or other technical difficulty. The decision on the location of the grease trap on the interior or exterior of the building shall be solely that of the Utility.
Specifications for grease traps are as follows: Grease trap chambers shall be constructed of non-corrosive materials, such as fiberglass. The chambers, if installed on the exterior of the building, shall be capable of sustaining 10 ton truck H2O loading, and shall have baffles and fittings made of non-corrosive materials. Access shall be available through 24" manhole frames and covers located at each end of the chamber. Units shall be equal to the product of Tyler pipe (Tyler, Texas), Town and Country (as distributed by Trap Zap of South Norwalk, Connecticut), or Zurn Industries (Erie, Pennsylvania) green Turtle.
Installation of grease traps shall meet the recommendations of the Plumbing and Drainage Institute, including locations, flow control and venting. Grease Trap installation will also require a plumbing permit and compliance with Township plumbing code regulations. Sampling manholes for food service establishments shall be installed downstream of the grease trap, but upstream of any interconnection of bathroom sanitary service line and shall be inspected by the Superintendent.
To obtain optimum operating efficiency of a grease interceptor, a regular schedule of maintenance must be adhered to. All grease interceptors must be cleaned regularly. The frequency of grease removal is dependent upon the capacity of the interceptor and the quantity of grease in the waste water. Grease removal intervals may vary from once a week to once in several weeks. When the grease removal interval has been determined for a specific installation, regular cleaning at that interval is necessary to maintain the rated efficiency of the interceptor. After this accumulated grease and waste material has been removed, the interceptor should be thoroughly checked to make sure that the inlet, outlet and air relief ports are clear of obstructions.
General provisions. Persons proposing subdivisions or developments requiring a main extension for sewer service shall prepare applications described in this section with the necessary supporting documents. The policy of the Utility is to permit extensions only when paid for and installed by the applicant. No facilities for collection, treatment or disposal of sewage within the "district" of the Utility (which corresponds with the boundaries of the Township) shall be constructed unless the Utility shall give its consent and the Superintendent shall approve Contract plans and specifications therefor.
It is the policy of the Utility to charge connection fees for connection to its sewer system following the rates set forth in the Utility's Rate Schedule. The connection fee is charged per Service Unit.
Connection fees shall be payable prior to submission of Application unless specific arrangements are agreed upon. If payment is not received within this period, the project may not proceed and the connection fee shall be at the prevailing rate at the time of receipt of the check. The applicant shall also be subject to any change in regulations. If the project is to be constructed in sections the connection fees may be paid for each section prior to application for acceptance of each section, at the prevailing connection fee at the time of each section's acceptance.
Unless otherwise approved, where locations do not front the sanitary sewer, residential subdivisions containing three or more building sites or lots or any residential structure to be used by three or more families, regardless of volume of flow, and all nonresidential developments such as schools, commercial buildings, industrial buildings and other structures will be required to install a sanitary sewer system to be connected with the nearest existing sanitary sewer in the Township. Exceptions may be made only where:
Developments lie within the Septic System Management Area formed by the Township (where special requirements are imposed), or,
The applicant will not create an environmental hazard.
The applicant obtains a certification from the Superintendent that mandatory connection is not required under existing municipal law.
For residential subdivisions not fronting on a sanitary sewer and containing two or less building sites or lots, or if the lands are deemed by the Utility to be too remote from any existing facilities, consideration will be given to an individual sewage system with a dry sanitary sewer system or approved alternative for future use in lieu of connection to existing facilities.
Any main extension and related facilities (other than industrial septic systems) installed under the provisions of this section, or easement required for the purpose, shall be transferred to the Utility as hereinafter described.
During construction but before final acceptance, the Utility shall have the right to use any completed portion of the system without waiving its right to further inspection or testing or to order correction of any defects provided the Utility does not unreasonably delay inspection, testing and acceptance of that portion of the system.
Use of the sanitary sewer system for the discharge of sump pumps, or drainage from cellar drains, leaders, downspouts, drainage tile, cooling system drains and other similar discharges shall not be permitted.
Unpolluted industrial cooling waters and unpolluted drainage shall be discharged into a storm sewer or natural outlet.
Easements will be required for sewers not located within an existing public right-of-way. The width of such easements will be determined by the Superintendent, depending on the size and depth of sewer to be located in the easement.
Easements must be extended to the nearest adjacent property if future service will be required.
Easement documents must be in a form acceptable to the Township Attorney, and must incorporate the following language:
No fill, material, machinery, appliances, or similar objects may be placed on the said premises which will impose an additional loading in excess of 100 lbs. per square inch (100 lbs/sq. inch) without the prior written approval of the Utility. Provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall be deemed to limit the ability of grantors to use the land over the easement for the storage of vehicles.
No trees may be planted on the easement within ten feet on either side of the location of the sewer line. Said trees shall not grow more than ten feet tall. Other types of shrubbery may be planted within the easement area, however, the same five foot distance from either side of the location of the pipe must be adhered to. No fences may be placed on or around the easement that preclude Utility access. No utilities may be placed across the easement without Superintendent approval; such approval will not be unreasonably withheld provided there is no hazard or exceptional impeding of access to Utility facilities. The Superintendent must be given adequate notice of any surface construction on or over the easement area.
Applications — general. A sequence of applications for sewer extensions are required for the Utility's determination of needs, availability of service, effect of proposed extension, and inspection of installed extension. Application forms are available from the Utility. No application will be considered unless a Professional Engineer registered in the State of New Jersey is in charge of the planning and design of the proposed sewerage facilities and has affixed his seal and signature to the submissions. Each application shall be submitted in duplicate with the designated fees to the Utility not less than thirty (30) days prior to the Planning Board meeting at which action on the application is desired.
Applications shall be signed by the property owner. If the property owner is a partnership, applications shall be signed by a general partner, or in the case of a corporation, by an officer of the corporation. Signature of agent, attorney or engineer is not acceptable.
Each application must be accompanied by those fees, deposits and guarantees described herein, or in the section on Fees and Charges. All fees accompanying applications shall be cash, certified check or acceptable other draft at the option of the Utility. (For standard applications, see § 219-11(A))
The review and inspection fees shall be placed in an escrow fund, with interest as required by law, from which expenses will be paid by voucher. If so required by the Utility, additional deposits shall be made by the Applicant to meet expenses; surplus funds shall be returned to the Applicant after payment of all fees and after final acceptance of the facility by the Utility. The Applicant will be required to pay all costs incurred by the Utility on his project.
Where deposits or guarantees are based on estimated construction costs, a submission shall be made by the Applicant's engineer and verified by the Superintendent. The approved construction cost shall be based on the estimated period of construction and shall include all on-site and off-site work; and for bonding purposes a 20% contingency allowance will be added.
Inspection work by the Township, its employees, engineer or agents is intended only to review compliance of the work with the approved design documents. These inspections or lack thereof are not intended to review safety precautions, adherence to State or Federal regulations, or hazards to the public, contractor employees, or third parties. Each applicant assumes full responsibility for damages or injuries caused on its work sites, and agrees to indemnify and provide separate defense for the Township and representatives against all actions or claims.
Where off-site facilities are involved, the following policies shall prevail:
The Applicant is considered responsible for providing off-site facilities to provide capacity for his development.
The design of off-site facilities is to be undertaken by the Applicant, and shall be subject to design standards established by the Utility and subject to review of the Engineer and approval of the Superintendent. The off-site design is based upon the total community needs, rather than capacity for the development alone. The design parameters shall be provided to the Applicant by the Utility.
Where the Utility requires additional capacity for areas outside of the development, it will assume any increment of cost for service to such areas.
Off-site facilities shall be installed by the Applicant, and shall be subject to design standards established by the Utility and subject to review of the Engineer and approval of the Superintendent. The Applicant's share of the costs must be available to finance the initial construction (i.e. the Utility should not be required to finance the Applicant's share) unless specific alternate arrangements are approved by the Utility.
The Utility's share of off-site facilities may be credited against connection fees. If the Utility's share exceeds the total of all connection fees, a lump sum payment may be made toward the cost.
All approved and accepted on-site and off-site facilities installed by the Applicant shall be transferred to the Utility, where they lie in public rights of way or easements. Said transfer of facilities must take place prior to the release of performance guarantees.
Application for conceptual review -two or more residential units. An application describing the proposed residential, commercial, or industrial development, or other project, shall be submitted to the Superintendent with supporting data to determine the economic and technical feasibility of extending sewer service. This application shall be submitted concurrent with filing of conceptual sub-division or site plan application with the East Brunswick Planning Board or Zoning Board. The Superintendent may defer or waive certain parts of this supporting data at its discretion where the cost of data preparation is excessive for the development or project planning and approvals. Approval of this application shall extend for a period not to exceed one year from date of approval.
In addition to the application, the Applicant shall furnish two (2) copies of a general location plan (min. scale 1" = 100') showing streams, streets, lots, blocks and tax map numbers, copy of application submitted to the Planning Board, location of any existing water distribution and/or sanitary systems in the area, proposed system outline and route of construction, and estimated quality and volume of flow. Elevations shall be based on the Township datum (NAVD 88).
The Superintendent shall analyze the submitted application and supporting data and report to the Applicant the Utility's recommendations and/or findings. These findings may be furnished to the Township Planning or Zoning Board as support material.
If the Superintendent determines that portions of the existing downstream system do not have sufficient capacity to accept flow from the proposed development, then the Utility may require payment for, or the construction of, supplementary off-site facilities to accommodate the additional flow. Costs shall include all engineering and overhead costs.
Application for review of pumping station facilities. This application shall be submitted following preliminary approval of the East Brunswick Planning Board, copy of which shall accompany this application.
An application and supporting data specifying the engineering details of the proposed project will be analyzed for compliance with Utility engineering standards including provision for orderly growth.
The approval of all applications must be submitted within twelve (12) months after conceptual review approval or re-application for conceptual approval will be required. The applicant shall specify whether phased construction is intended.
This application shall be accompanied by two (2) copies of the Engineer's Report, construction cost estimate, two (2) sets of drawings (min. scale 1" = 50'), specifications, manufacturers' data, and other material needed to permit a detailed engineering review. The Engineer's Report shall clearly define the design criteria used in connection with population, flow, layout, pumping station design, equipment selection, etc. All drawings submitted shall be the latest drawings approved by the Township and shall be kept current. Final drawings filed by the applicant shall include notations as to transfer of easements and sewerage facilities.
The application and supporting data will be reviewed by the Superintendent to determine compliance with the Utility's Rules and Regulations, applicable statutes and projected growth patterns. Approval of this application, with conditions set by the Utility shall be a mutual agreement between the applicant and the Utility regarding the terms and conditions for providing sewer service, including the construction or financing of off-site facilities considered necessary by the Utility.
The Applicant shall pay all permit and application fees to the Utility, as well as applicable fees to Middlesex County Utilities Authority and New Jersey D.E.P. Permits to construct sewers and/or other structures within flood plains, wetlands and the right-of-way limits of State, County, Municipal roads and all railroads, and all other permits must be secured by and paid for by the Applicant.
The Applicant must inform and secure any necessary clearance and/or approval from any public utility involved. Proof of such notice and/or approvals shall be filed with the Utility.
Application for authorization to construct. This application shall be submitted following preliminary approval of the East Brunswick Planning Board, copy of which shall accompany this application.
An application and supporting data specifying the engineering details of the proposed project will be analyzed for compliance with Utility engineering standards including provisions for orderly growth.
All applications must be submitted within twelve (12) months after conceptual review approval or re-application for conceptual approval will required. The applicant shall specify whether phased construction is intended.
This application shall be accompanied by two (2) copies of the Engineer's Report, construction cost estimate, two (2) sets of drawings (min. scale 1" = 50'), specifications, manufacturers' data, and other material needed to permit a detailed engineering review. The Engineer's Report shall clearly define the design criteria used in connection with population, flow, layout, sewer and pumping station design, equipment selection, etc. All drawings submitted shall be the latest drawings approved by the Township and shall be kept current. Final drawings filed by the applicant shall include notations as to transfer of easements and sewerage facilities. The drawings shall include finished flow grades which are necessary to insure that no new fixture is installed below the street elevation without the check valve or other suitable device being installed by the developer.
The application and supporting data will be reviewed by the Superintendent to determine compliance with the Utility's Rules and Regulations, applicable statutes, and projected growth patterns. Approval of this application, with conditions set by the Utility, shall be a mutual agreement between the applicant and the Utility regarding the terms and conditions for providing sewer service, including the construction or financing of off-site facilities considered necessary by the Utility.
The Applicant shall pay all permit and application fees to the Utility, as well as applicable fees to Middlesex County Utilities Authority and New Jersey D.E.P. Permits to construct sewers and/or other structures within flood plains, wetlands and the right-of-way limits of State, County, Municipal roads and all railroads, and all other permits must be secured by and paid for by the Applicant. In addition, the Applicant shall prepare all applications and submit all data required by the current Rules and Regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Middlesex County Utilities Authority, including:
The Applicant must inform and secure any necessary clearance and/or approval from any public utility involved. Proof of such notice and/or approvals shall be filed with the Utility.
Before construction may commence, the Applicant must also furnish the following:
Approval of construction by the Utility will be void and invalid after one (1) year unless substantial construction has commenced on the approved facilities. Where construction has commenced within the one (1) year period, approval will be automatically renewed for a successive one (1) year period, after which a request must be filed for an extension of time. Should a project not commence substantial construction within the one (1) year period, the application as indicated shall become void and invalid and will require a renewal application to EBSU.
A renewal application fee shall be charged. Should the application be resubmitted in its previous form, without need for change, the application may then be renewed by the Utility without system condition, or in the EBSU Rules and Regulations, an entirely new review, with the appropriate fees, may be required. It shall not be necessary for EBSU to notify an applicant that his time period has expired, that will be the responsibility of the applicant. Application shall be required upon the expiration of any of the above noted time periods.
Capacity in the system will not be reserved unless, a) the Utility approval is still valid, and b) all connection fees are paid.
Application for performance guarantee reduction/release. Upon satisfactory completion of construction, inspection, and testing, the applicant shall request that the Superintendent approve the installed system (or part thereof).
Ownership, maintenance and operation of the system shall be the responsibility of the Utility only after specific written final acceptance by the Superintendent of all or part of the system. Until this written final acceptance is issued by the Utility, the ownership, maintenance and operation shall remain the responsibility of the Applicant. However, operation of the system may not commence until a permit for operation is issued by the Utility and notification has been sent to the State Department of Environmental Protection. The applicant will be subject to all and any payments of any fines, levies and/or assessments prior to the final acceptance of the ownership of the system by the Superintendent.
The application shall be accompanied by:
Two (2) copies of as-built plans (as described hereinafter), one of which must be reproducible prepared and certified by the applicant's engineer and approved by the Superintendent.
All necessary documents, legal descriptions and plans approved by the Utility that will permit the dedication of all necessary facilities, property and easements that are an inherent and necessary part of the completed project.
Proof of payment of all fees and charges required by the Rules and Regulations up to and including this application.
Operating Permit for that portion of sewerage facilities covered by this application.
Releases from all parties having jurisdiction over any part of the project.
Certified copy of Final Map as recorded with the County Clerk.
A written release from any legitimate complainant on record with the Utility (or a suitable Township Inspector's report on the complaint).
A signed voucher for release of cash bond.
Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, a partial reduction in the performance guarantee may be approved by the Utility. Such reduction will apply only to the Bond or Letter of Credit; no portion of the cash bond will be returned until full and final Performance Bond Release has been approved.
A Maintenance Bond shall be posted upon approval of Performance Bond Release.
Performance guarantee and insurance. A performance guarantee satisfactory in form to the Utility, in the amount of least 120% of the total approved construction cost of that portion of the project covered by the application, shall be furnished with the application to construct (Form C). The guarantee shall contain an "evergreen" clause, and shall remain in full force and effect for the duration of construction and until release is approved by the Utility. The guarantee shall assure the Utility of complete acceptable construction, and shall further guarantee that said construction will be in accordance with the Rates, Rules, and Regulations of the Utility, the plans and specifications and Engineer's Report and cost estimate approved by the Superintendent. The approved guarantee shall be in the form of a 90% performance guarantee by approved surety and 10% cash or certified check. The amount of the required performance guarantee may be increased for due cause by the Utility, including periods of construction extending more than one (1) year. In the event of default or non-performance by a developer, as determined solely by the Utility, part or all of the performance guarantee may be applied by the Utility to completion of the work. NO WORK MAY BEGIN ON AN APPROVED PROJECT UNTIL A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED BY THE UTILITY.
Construction procedures. No construction may start without "authorization to construct" from the Superintendent, a "permit to construct" from the State Department of Environmental Protection, and a minimum one (1) weeks' notice to the Utility of intention to start work.
During construction, the Utility intends to have personnel present on the site to observe the installation of sewerage facilities. The purpose of such observations will be only to achieve an acceptable installation and will not incur any responsibility for safety practices on the site, or liability for injury or damage caused by the contractor's operations. The cost of such observation shall be borne by the applicant.
Work will be rejected for the following reasons:
It is performed or backfilled without observation by Utility personnel or representative,
It is performed after the Utility's authorized agent disapproves the materials or the method of installation, or
It fails to pass the testing requirements stipulated elsewhere in these regulation.
Work will be approved only after final observations, testing, corrective work, approval of restoration by the Township and property owners, and written certification by the Superintendent.
The Superintendent reserve the right to stop work on the project, if materials, workmanship, or operations are not in conformance with specifications or Utility regulations. Failure to stop work may result in the following:
Rejection of all work.
Notification to surety that performance guarantees are being violated.
Notification to Township that issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy should be terminated.
Police action if work is being performed in public rights-of-way or in a manner detrimental to the public welfare.
The contractor, builder, and all subcontractors must abide by the requirements of the State Construction Safety Code, and the OSHA regulations. Neither the Utility nor its engineer or agents are responsible for adherence to such regulations, or for other safety precautions related to the project.
If there is any portion of the project left in a hazardous condition, or if reasonable orders issued by the Utility or its engineer are not followed, the Utility reserves the right to use the cash portion of the performance guarantees to rectify the condition. Five (5) days written notice of such intention will be issued by the Superintendent to the Applicant and his surety, unless hazards to the public require more urgent action. If the cash funds are inadequate, additional funds must be posted, or the Utility may demand action by surety.
Maintenance bond. Prior to final release of the performance guarantee the Applicant shall submit a maintenance bond from acceptable surety, in form approved by the Superintendent. The bond shall be in the amount of 15% of the original approved construction cost estimate, and shall extend for two (2) years from the date of the resolution releasing the performance guarantee, and until an acceptable final inspection. No partial maintenance bonds will be accepted.
As-Built Plans (Land Use § 132-54). Prior to bond release for all residential and all other sewer improvements, "as-built" drawings shall be submitted to the Utility. As-built plans shall be submitted on plastic film as well as a CAD generated data file (compatible with the most current version of AutoCAD) with a scale of greater than 1" = 50". All submittals must be referenced to the N.J. State Plane coordinate system of 1983 and the NAVD of 1988. As built plans shall include the following:
Drawing Size: Approx. 24" x 36"
Name of development and lot and block number in title box, and "As-Built" clearly labeled.
Horizontal Scale: 1" = 30', 40' or 50'
Date of as-built survey and name of surveyor
All other utilities shown on plan or encountered
Invert and rim elevations
Locations of house connections or laterals
horizontal location, distance from downstream manhole
horizontal location of plugged and relative to 2 permanent structures
Notations as to the finished elevations of any structure wherein fixtures lie below curb grade, and as to the facilities (e.g. check valves) used on the connection
Location of pipe in easements (easements labeled)
Location of manholes in easements (tie to existing structures)
main line sewer (class of pipe)
laterals — size and material
drawings signed and sealed by developer's engineer (P.E. or L.S.)
Transfer of Ownership of Easements and Sewerage Facilities, using wording:
"Sanitary sewer easements shown on this drawing and all sanitary sewerage facilities installed as shown herein are hereby dedicated to the East Brunswick Sewer Utility, upon acceptance."
Drawing Materials - mylar or linen reproducibles (one set) and blue-line prints (two sets) upon final acceptance.
Individual connections and service lines. Following are the types of individual connections anticipated into the Utility's system:
Resumption of service through an existing building sewer and house connection (including change of ownership or type of service).
Installation of a new building sewer from a structure to an existing house connection on the Utility's system.
A new building sewer and a new house connection tapping into the Utility's system.
Permits and applications. All individual connections to the Utility's system, whether using existing or new facilities, must apply for a permit for connection of the sanitary sewer into the existing EBSU system.
For all commercial or industrial connections to the Utility's system, whether using existing or new facilities, an application must be submitted titled "Application for Individual Commercial Sewer Service", together with detailed plumbing plans and supporting data as may be required. In addition, the Utility may require submission of "Application for Industrial Sewer Connection and Agreement for Industrial Wastes".
Applications must be signed by the property owner and the customer requesting service, with both parties accepting financial and legal responsibility for the connection and its use. The accepted application will constitute a contract between the Utility and the Applicant, obligating the Applicant to pay the Utility's established rates, and to comply with the Utility's rules and regulations.
All applications must receive the approval of the Superintendent before the installation is started. All installations must be inspected and receive the approval of the Superintendent before service is furnished.
An "Application for Change of Use in Existing Sewerage Facilities" must be made upon any change in service from that described in the original application or upon any change in ownership of a commercial or industrial property. The new customer shall be responsible for making application for approval by the Superintendent, before sewage service is received or continued. There will be no charge for filing applications for change in type of service, unless special review or analysis is required.
Applications for new construction shall be accompanied by two sets of plans prepared by a registered plumber or approved contractor, showing the proposed line from the structure to the Utility main or the location of the existing line to be used. Plans must include all elevations.
The applicant must obtain and file permits for openings in State, County or Township roads as required. The applicant must pay all fees, provide bonds or deposits, insurance, and meet all traffic and safety requirements.
No applications for service will be accepted by the Utility until the applicant has paid, or made satisfactory arrangements to pay, all arrears and charges at the subject premises, or due by the applicant at any premises now or heretofore occupied by them.
Application for new service connections will be accepted subject to there being existing mains in streets or right-of-way abutting the premises to be served, and subject to there being sufficient capacity available.
When a property owner has made application for a new service, or has applied for the reinstatement of an existing service, it shall be presumed that the piping and fixtures on the applicant's premises are in good condition. The Utility will not be liable, in any event, for any accident, breaks, or leakage arising in any way in connection with the pipes or fixtures of the customer, nor for any damage to the property which may result from the usage thereof.
Building Sewers are under the jurisdiction of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility and the East Brunswick Plumbing Inspector. Approval of the Plumbing Inspector or a Certificate of Occupancy will be required before the Utility will accept discharge of sewage into its mains.
An Application for Disconnection of Sewerage Facilities" must be filed prior to disconnection.
Utility responsibility. New connections to existing sewer mains will be at the expense of the Applicant - (see definition), including tapping (if approved by the Utility), fittings, pipe, labor and related materials. Such new connections and laterals will become the property of the Utility to the property line or easement line. The Utility will maintain such new connection and new laterals from the sewer main to the property right-of-way (depending on the location of the sewer main) after installation, and after inspection and approval by the Superintendent together with the Township Plumbing Inspector. Utility maintenance will be for failure of material only. If stoppage is due to material originating from the premises served, the owner will be billed for the repair.
Size and kind of house connection or building sewer. The Superintendent reserves the right to determine the size and kind of service lateral from the main to the property right-of-way or easement line, from the property line to the structure to be served, or from the main in the right-of-way to the structure to be served. The materials, location and installation procedures shall conform to the latest "Specifications for Sewer Construction" on file at the Township office, or to the requirements of the Engineer. A vented inspection and maintenance riser is required behind the curb or at an approved location on each house connection, as per standard Utility details.
That portion of the building sewer, service lateral and sewer clean-out installed and maintained by the owner shall be installed in accordance with the applicable Plumbing Code and the Utility specifications, and shall be inspected and approved by the Township Plumbing Inspector and Superintendent prior to backfilling the trench. Any construction not approved shall be immediately removed and reconstructed in an approved manner.
Building sewer location. No building sewer shall be laid within five (5) feet of any gas pipe, water service or any other facility of any public utility company, nor within five (5) feet of any open excavation, vault or meter pit; nor shall the location be under any sidewalk or driveway unless approved. All building sewers shall be installed within the limits of the customer's property and a minimum of three (3) feet from any property line(s) or building walls. Landscaping shall be located so as to minimize root intrusion into the building sewer, and in no event shall trees be placed within five (5) feet of any building sewer.
Elevation of sanitary fixtures. Under no circumstances shall any new sanitary fixtures be installed in a building at an elevation lower than the front curb elevation or street centerline elevation (whichever is higher) unless special precautions are incorporated into the new fixture installation to prevent surcharging of the new fixture from the sanitary sewer main because of high flows or a blockage. In any event the Utility will not be responsible for any backups or surcharges into fixtures or structures.
Prior to installation of any fixture which may be lower than the elevation heretofore specified, the owner shall obtain the approval of the Township Plumbing Inspector and the Superintendent on the type of precautions that will be taken to eliminate the potential flooding of premises with sewage. In the event a fixture is found to be installed at any point lower than heretofore specified, the Utility may revoke the sewer connection permit or discontinue service until the fixture is removed or positive control measures are instituted to eliminate any potential surcharging of the building with sewerage.
Special protective devices, such as check valves, shall also be incorporated in building sewers, where the lowest fixture is below the rim of the next upstream manhole.
Maintenance by customer. All house connections, building sewers, sewer clean-outs and fixtures furnished by the customer or the Utility shall be maintained by the customer in good order, and all piping and connections furnished and owned by the Utility and on the property of the customer shall be protected properly and cared for by the customer. All leaks in the building sewer or other pipe or fixture in or upon the premises served must be repaired immediately by the owner or occupant of the premises. The customer shall be responsible for notifying the Utility of the party engaged by said customer to do any maintenance work on the customer's building sewer, prior to work being commenced, and said party shall not backfill any trench until the work has been inspected and approved by the Superintendent. Any work not acceptable shall be immediately removed and replaced by work which is acceptable.
The Utility shall in no way be responsible for maintaining any portion of the building sewer owned by the customer, or for damage done by sewage escaping therefrom; or for lines or fixtures on the customer's property; and the customer shall at all times comply with the applicable municipal regulations with respect thereto, and make changes therein, required by reason of changes of grade, relocation of mains or otherwise. The owner shall be responsible for all stoppages within the house connection and the building sewer from the building to the main, if caused by discharge from the buildings on the site.
Prohibited connections. Under no circumstances may any of the following be connected to the sanitary sewers, either directly or indirectly:
Foundation underdrains, or sump pumps.
Area drain or yard drain.
Rain conductor or down spout.
Air conditioning equipment, except condensate which will be permitted under conditions approved by the Utility.
Storm water inlets or catch basins.
Drains from pieces of equipment or manufacturing process, except when specifically authorized under the provisions of these Rules and Regulations.
Special connections. Building sewers and house connections to public buildings, churches, apartment houses, commercial establishments, and industrial establishments, shall be installed to conform to detailed plans and specifications approved by the Superintendent.
Property served by single building sewer. A building sewer from the curb, easement line or right-of-way line to a property, shall not serve more than one building unless otherwise approved. Upon proper application of the owner, a property may be served by two or more building sewers, each of which, for billing purposes, may be considered as being one customer account.
Single building sewer with two or more customers. Where two or more customers are now served through a single building sewer, any violation of the rules of the Utility, with respect to either or any of said customers, shall be deemed a violation as to all, and unless said violation is corrected after reasonable notice, the Utility may take such action as may be taken for a single customer. However, such action will not be taken until a customer who has not violated the Utility's rules has been given a reasonable opportunity to connect his pipe to a separately controlled building sewer.
Policy on blockage and repairs. Following is the policy of the Utility with regard to procedures for repairs of building sewers and house connections to the Utility's system:
In the event of a stoppage or failure in a building sewer or house connection, the property owner shall be responsible for endeavoring to correct the situation and for obtaining a measurement to the point of stoppage or failure.
If the problem is found to exist between the property line or easement line and the house or building, then the property owner shall be responsible for proceeding with all necessary corrective work.
If the problem is found to exist between the property line or easement line and the main sewer, then the Utility shall be responsible for proceeding with all necessary corrective work.
If the work is performed by the Utility and it is found that the problem has been caused by faulty use of the sewer by the property owner, such as discharge of bulky materials, discharge of acids, etc., then all costs must be borne by the property owner, including the costs of labor of any Utility personnel and costs of equipment and materials provided by the Utility, and shall be paid promptly by the property owner to the Utility. If not paid promptly, the amount of said costs shall be added on to the next sewer bill submitted to the property owner.
Under no circumstances shall the Utility be responsible for damage to furnishings or house or building interiors unless negligence on the part of the Utility is demonstrated.
Policy on missing or damaged curb clean-out caps. When an Utility inspection indicates that a sewer cap or clean-out is missing or damaged, the customer will be notified that the facility must be repaired or cover replaced, within 72 hours (3 days). After that time period, the Utility will replace or repair the clean-out or cap and the customer will be charged for parts and service.
Unauthorized connection. No person(s) shall uncover, make any connection with or opening into, use, alter, or disturb any public sewer, service lateral or appurtenance thereof without first obtaining a written permit from the Utility.
Floor drains. The connection of floor drains to the sewer system may be permitted by the Utility, on a case by case basis, subject to but not limited to the following criteria:
No interconnection of storm water drains with the sanitary sewer system will be permitted.
Assurances must be provided by all current and future owners of the property, that discharges into the floor drains will never include waste oil, gasoline, coolant, anti-freeze, brake and transmission fluids, paint, volatile or explosive liquids. Also, no discharge of any item prohibited by USEPA, NJDEP, MCUA or EBSU regulations shall be permitted. The property owner shall be responsible to determine restricted items. Such assurances may include deed restrictions, affidavits, annual permits, or other forms of assurance determined by the Utility.
Any floor drain located below street level will be required to have a check valve installed prior to connection to the sewer system. The property owner shall be responsible for the maintenance of the check valve.
The property owner shall be responsible for the maintenance of all floor drains.
Notices are to be prominently posted and maintained, by the owner, instructing the building occupants as to the restrictions on floor drain use. Such notices must be maintained and replaced or updated when necessary.
A grease, oil, and sand separator will be required on the outlet pipe from the floor drains as required in § 219-4(E) of these regulations, unless waived by the Utility. The above noted devices will be located outside of any structure or building and subject to inspection by the Utility. An approved clean-out must be installed between the above described devices and the property line, prior to connection to the sewer system.
Additional pre-treatment units, controls, access manholes and special facilities may be required for specific installations.
The Utility will conduct monthly tests of flow, utilizing a NJDEP approved laboratory. All costs will be borne by the property owner, including surcharge billing.
The Utility reserves the right to order or disconnect floor drains from the sewer system for repeated violations of these rules and regulations.
Any floor drains in existence prior to the adoption of this regulation shall be required to conform to the terms of this section.
Swimming pool connections. The connection of swimming pools to the sewer system may be permitted by the Utility on a case by case basis after application, inspection and approval by the Superintendent. Such approval will be conditioned upon the following matters:
The only acceptable discharge will be from the pool contents, from treatment system backwash, and from restrooms. No discharge of other wastes will be permitted, particularly from but not limited to cleaning fluids, acid wash solutions, filter sand, leaves, twigs or other materials which would otherwise not be acceptable into the sanitary sewer system of the Utility.
In order to limit the rate of discharge, the maximum pipe size for connection to the Utility system will be two-inch (2") diameter cast iron or polyvinyl chloride pipe for gravity systems. The maximum size for pumping systems will be one-inch (1") diameter cast iron or polyvinyl chloride pipe or an equivalent orifice. Exceptions may be made to this requirement on a case by case basis only in the event of a problem with pipe slope, or if the discharge is into a Utility sewer twelve-inches (12") in diameter or greater.
Connection to the Utility system must be preceded by an acceptable screening device.
The discharge pipe line must include a double check valve, to insure against backup from the Utility system into the pool.
Each application must be accompanied by a sketch showing the exact location of the desired connection, and the pipe line, valves, appurtenances, and pool structure. Any change from the plan must be noted on the as-built sketch.
Connection to the Utility sewer must conform to standard Utility details, including a curb riser, approved saddle, and a proper lateral connection. Pavement, curb, and sidewalk restoration, if any, must meet Township requirements.
Notice must be given to the Utility upon each instance in which a portion or all of the pool water is to be discharged into the Utility system.
The Superintendent reserves the right to order the disconnection of pool drains from the sewer system for repeated violations of these Rules and Regulations.
The Utility will require proper insurance and indemnification before work is undertaken in the public right-of-way.
Tampering with system. No person(s) shall maliciously, willfully, or negligently break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, appurtenance or equipment which is part of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility wastewater facilities. No person shall enter upon any property of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility without the express permission of the Utility.
Any such person(s) shall be responsible to pay 100% for all damages caused by his (their) malicious, willful or negligent acts, and shall also be subject to the fines and penalties set forth in Section 1-15 of the Code.
Inspection of sewage system during construction. All construction of sewage systems shall be under the jurisdiction of the Utility, either directly or through inspectors under the supervision of the Township Engineer.
The Superintendent and the Applicant's Engineer shall enforce compliance with the approved plans and specifications.
The Superintendent shall have the authority to have the work discontinued in the event of noncompliance.
The Applicant shall furnish the name of the occupant, the street address, and lot and block number to the Utility at least two (2) weeks prior to a request for the certificate of occupancy from the Construction Code Official to assure that the lateral inspection has been accomplished, and all fees have been paid.
No sewer connections shall be made to the appropriate street main whether tested or not unless under the supervision and inspection of the representative for the Superintendent.
A temporary, leak proof bulkhead type plug shall be installed in the upstream (inlet) side of the manhole furthest downstream in any sewer main or branch under construction and shall remain intact and unloosened until permission is received from the Superintendent to remove same. This permission will not be granted until each section of the sewer has been cleaned and flushed in a manner acceptable to the Utility.
Testing of completed system. All sewer mains shall be subjected to either an infiltration or exfiltration test, or under special circumstances to a low pressure air test. Exfiltration tests shall be conducted in lieu of infiltration tests when the pipe has been laid above the groundwater level. Infiltration tests shall be used only when the groundwater level is above the crown of the sewer and completely surrounds the pipe during the period of testing. The tests shall be performed between two manholes or as otherwise directed by the Superintendent for the Utility and shall include all related sewerage including house connections.
The contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, and equipment necessary for the testing.
Exfiltration tests shall be under at least a four (4) foot head or a pressure corresponding to a head equal to the depth of the lower manhole of the section under the test.
Allowable infiltration of exfiltration shall not exceed a rate of 100 gallons per mile, per inch of diameter of sewer, per 24 hours.
In order to ensure that there shall be no gushing or spurting streams entering the sewer, the contractor shall be held responsible for water tightness of the line, shall satisfactorily repair all joints and other parts not sufficiently water tight and then shall make additional tests of the infiltration or exfiltration until the test results conform to the requirements given herein and until all visible leaks are eliminated.
Detailed criteria for testing, and special requirements will be in the Utility's approval.
Sewer Pipe Cleaning - After testing and before final acceptance of the work, the Contractor shall clean the entire sewer system, unless such procedures are specifically waived by the Superintendent. The cleaning method employed shall utilize Jet-Vac Sewer Cleaner or approved equal, and all material collected at the downstream end of the system shall be removed by vacuuming, and shall not pass downstream.
Upon completion and visual acceptance, all lines are to be internally examined using a television camera, to check for improper joints, off-grade pipe, and damaged pipe. The inspection is to be witnessed on a monitor screen by Utility personnel, and video tape is to furnished, as approved.
Rendering of bills for sewer service. All such items are covered by the Revenue Office in the Finance Department. Bills are mailed at various times depending on type of user. Sewer service charges for each new unit will be initiated upon issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
Estimated bills will be issued in the event that a meter reading is not available for a meter read customer. The estimated bill shall be prepared utilizing the last meter reading indicating usage for that particular time frame.
Delinquent and disputed accounts. Any bill unpaid thirty (30) days after the due date shall be classified as delinquent and shall be charged at the maximum statutory interest rate per month. Any bill unpaid forty-five (45) days after presentation shall be subject to discontinuance of service after not less than ten (10) days written notice.
If service is discontinued for non-payment of the account, it will not be restored until the turn on fee (payable in cash or certified check) plus all unpaid charges are paid or satisfactory arrangements have been made for payment.
If the check used for payment is returned by the bank for any reason, a processing fee will be charged against the account.
Any unpaid balance of service charges and interest thereon shall be a lien against the property and action shall be initiated pursuant to the procedure specified under N.J.S.A. 40:14A, N.J.S.A. 26A-12 and N.J.S.A. 54:5-1 et seq.
Notice of delinquent charges shall be processed by the Tax Collector of East Brunswick.
Discontinuance of service. Service may, at the sole discretion of the Utility, be discontinued for any of the following reasons:
Misrepresentation in application.
Willful waste of water through improper or imperfect pipes, fixtures, or otherwise.
Use of sewer for any other property or purpose than that described in the application.
Tampering with any service pipe, or any other appliance of the Utility.
Nonpayment of any charge accruing under the application.
Refusal of reasonable access to the property for purposes of inspecting, reading, repairing, or removing meters and/or plumbing.
Making, or refusing to sever any cross connection between a pipe or fixture furnished by the Utility and a pipe or fixture from any other source.
Nonpayment of bills within time prescribed.
Violation of any rules of the Utility.
Renewal of service. Service will be renewed when the conditions under which such service was disconnected are corrected and upon payment of all accrued charges provided in the schedule of rates or rules of the Utility.
Deposits. Deposits may be required from new customers without a record of prior use, or from any customer who becomes habitually delinquent. The amount of the deposit shall be equal to the average or estimated bill.
Any customer having paid a deposit shall pay bills for sewer service as rendered, in accordance with the Rates, Rules and Regulations of the Utility. The deposit shall not be considered as payment on account of a bill during the time the customer is receiving service.
Deposits shall be returned to the depositor when he shall have paid undisputed bills for service for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months.
No interest will be paid on deposits.
Continuing obligation to pay service charge. Upon the connection to a sewer for an improved and usable property, the obligation to pay the minimal annual service charge continues despite the failure to occupy the property or to use the sewer facilities, so long as the building or structure on the property is still available for use and the sewer facilities remain available.
Without written notice, it shall be assumed that connections are or may be active, thereby requiring sewer service. Charges will therefore continue until written notice of discontinuance.
Form of payment. Form of payment may be by check or U.S. currency. The Utility reserves the right to refuse payment rendered in significant amounts of coin. For any property on tax title lien, or any account where a check was returned by the bank, payment must be in certified check, money order, or U.S. currency.
Disconnection of sewerage facilities. In the event that a sewer lateral service will be permanently discontinued, the Utility shall be notified in writing that the service billing will be terminated. The property owner must file a letter for disconnection of sewerage facilities, and the sewer lateral shall be permanently sealed water tight by the property owner in a manner subject to the approval of the Inspector, with all costs of review and field observation being borne by the property owner.
Reasonable access. The properly identified authorized agents of the Utility shall have the right of access to the premises served, at all reasonable hours, for the purpose of reading meters, collecting samples, examining fixtures and pipes, observing the manner of use, and for any other purpose which is proper and necessary in the conduct of the Utility's business.
No oral agreements. No agent or employee of the Utility has authorization to orally bind it by any promise, agreement, or representation not provided for in these Rates, Rules and Regulations.
Damage and repairs. Whenever any person(s), firm(s), partnership(s), corporation(s), or any combination thereof causes or has caused any damage to the sewer system or facilities of the Utility, the party or parties causing such damage shall immediately notify the Utility of such damage. The Utility shall have the right to repair such damage or have such damage repaired, and shall have the further right to recover the full cost and expense of such repairs, including but not limited to the standard charges for work performed by Utility employees, for materials, supplies and equipment used for such repairs, from the party or parties causing such damage.
Mandatory sewer connection. The owner of any house, building or structure located on a street along the line of any sewer which is now in operation or is constructed in the future in the Township of East Brunswick shall connect the drainage of all sources of sewage in the house, building or structure to the sewer. Any owner of a building or structure who fails to connect to a sewer system after written notification by the Utility of the availability of service, shall be subject to the penalties and remedies of the East Brunswick Township Ordinance.
[Amended 6-11-18 by Ord. No. 18-08]
Fees and deposit to accompany application and permits. For standard applications, see table below for fees. Minimum deposits may be increased if the Utility review exceed these minimum requirements.
Sewer services charges.
All owners of property connected to the sewer system of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility shall pay to the Utility a base sewer service charge in accordance with the following schedule:
The sewer service charge shall be at the annual rate of $320.00 for each Service Unit.
The classification of establishments connected to the sewer system and the Service Units chargeable to each such establishment shall be as follows:
For all other buildings or establishments, including commercial establishments, industrial establishments (with only domestic sewage), schools and public buildings, the charge shall be the greater of:
0.1 service units per 10,000 gallons of sewage flow or part thereof; or
The number of service units as specified for the particular classification in § 219-11(K) hereof, multiplied by the annual rate set forth herein.
The volume of sewage flow on which the determination of the unit charges applicable under (a) above are based shall, except as otherwise provided for herein, be assumed to be the same as the quarterly volume of water use as determined by the East Brunswick Water Utility. Volume of water use does not apply and shall have no impact on rates charges by service unit classification under (b).
Water used but not discharged into sanitary sewers by Commercial and Industrial Establishments.
Whenever any commercial or industrial establishment uses water in such manner that water used is not discharged into the sanitary sewer system of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility, the quantity of water so used and not discharged into the sanitary sewerage system shall be excluded in determining the sewer charges for said premises; providing, however, that the quantity of water so used and not discharged into the sewerage system is measured by a device or meter approved by the Superintendent and installed by the owner of the premises without cost to the Utility. In lieu of the installation of a device or meter for measuring the quantity of water not discharged into the Utility's sanitary sewerage system, the owner of the premises may install, at his own cost and expense, a device or meter for measuring the quantity of sewage discharged into the Utility's sanitary sewer system.
When, in the opinion of the Superintendent, it is not practical to install a measuring device to continuously determine the quantity of water discharged into or not discharged into the sanitary sewerage system, the Utility shall determine, in such manner or by such method as it may prescribe, the quantity of water discharged into the sanitary sewerage system, either as a percentage of the total volume of metered water use or otherwise. Any dispute as to the estimated amount shall be determined by the Utility and its decision shall be final. If the owner of the property is not willing to accept the determination of the Utility he may be required, for the purpose of determining future sewer rental charge, to install an approved measuring device as described in the paragraph above.
Sewer Charges to Commercial or Industrial Establishment without separate water meters
Whenever two or more establishments are served by a single water meter the Utility may estimate the amount of water delivered to each establishment and may apply full or minimum charges to each establishment as enumerated above.
If the owner of the property does not agree to the Utility's determination of the sewer charge as set forth above, they shall, at their sole cost and expense, install separate meters for each building or establishment on the premises.
Floor Drain Charges.
Floor Drains - 0.30 service units per 1,000 sq. ft. (or part) of building are tributary to floor drains.
Vehicle Bays - Additional 0.33 service units per bay where occasional car washing may be expected.
Additional 0.66 service units per bay where occasional truck washing (exterior or interior) may be expected.
A connection charge or charges shall be imposed for each direct or indirect connection to the East Brunswick Sewer System. The charges shall be as per this Rate Schedule for each Service Unit as defined in § 219-11(L) under Initial Connection Charge, except where otherwise noted.
Initial charges for the right to connect directly or indirectly to the Utility's sewer system shall include a connection fee per unit, as unit is herein defined under "Initial connection Charge", as well as additions to fees and charges for inspections of the work to be accomplished by applicants in keeping with the Utility's Rules and Regulations as the same are promulgated, amended, modified and supplemented from time to time. Such Connection Fees, which are and constitute a one-time initial charge for the right to connect to the Utility's sewer system, are an integral part of the Utility's Rate Schedule and are a distinct and separate charge from all other rates and sewer charges and payment of one shall not constitute payment of the other.
Connection Charge - The connection charge shall be a fee charged to any customer of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility at the time of connection of the facility or facilities of said customer either directly or indirectly to any portion of the East Brunswick Sewer Utility system, or at the time when sewer service becomes available, calculated on the basis of capital costs expended by the Utility to the date of calculation together with accrued interest thereon.
The connection charge shall be updated from time to time by the East Brunswick Sewer Utility to reflect additional capital costs and additional interest accrued on the East Brunswick Sewer Utility sewer system.
The current connection charge is $2,395.00 per Service Unit.
Upon an addition, alteration or change in use of any building already connected to the Utility system, an additional connection fee may be charged based upon the sewer connection designations.
Where biochemical oxygen demand and suspended solid sample results indicate that strengths exceed those of a domestically equivalent waste of greater than 225 mg/l, and if such wastes have been introduced into the Utility sanitary sewer system, excess loading charges will be imposed as follows:
Waste volumes shall be based on a metered flow, corroborated (when requested) by water meter records. Charges for volume shall be as shown in the rate schedule.
The customer shall pay all excess loading charges from the Utility within 20 days of receipt of such billing. The failure to pay such excess loading charges within the twenty-day period will result in an automatic cancellation of the customer's participation in the average excess loading program.
Waste strength shall not exceed the limits listed in the section entitled Industrial or Commercial Service without pre-treatment.
Excess loading charges for suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chlorine demand, and other materials shall be based on actual charges to the Utility by the MCUA. Quarterly samples shall be taken for suspended solids and BOD to establish the concentrations in determining the annual excess loading rate. The annual excess loading rate will be calculated by averaging the total suspended solids and BOD results for the prior year proportionately against the tolerance parameter of 400 mg/l. This annual loading rate shall be set prior to the billing year and be recalculated the following year. The excess loading rate shall be multiplied by the metered water flow per 1,000 gallons of usage to establish the excess loading charge.
Customers may request, at their expense, an additional sample for anomalous results. The customer shall not determine the date of the additional test. The results of the additional sample shall be integrated into the calculation of the excess loading rate and not replace the anomalous sample. The requested additional sample charge shall be added to the customer's sewer bill at the cost to the Township to perform the sample.
Establishments that have no sample history shall be assessed at a domestically equivalent waste assumed sample result of 225 mg/l until a loading rate can be reasonably calculated.
Quarterly samples shall be taken to determine the discharge concentration for grease, oil, fats, either vegetable or mineral. Results in excess of the allowable limit of 100 mg/l shall be charged a flat charge for the quarter of $250.00.
The Collector of Revenue shall have the discretion to make any modifications necessary to insure that the intent of the excess loading charges as approved by the EBSU is adhered to.
Payments of connection fee. For single family home, existing prior to the installation of collection lines by the Utility, and applying and connecting within thirty (30) days after notification of availability of services by the Utility, payment must be:
In lump sum, or
In three (3) equal installments over a three year period, commencing at time of availability of service, prior to connection. (Balance to be paid in full upon change in ownership)
Single family home built after collection lines were installed, payment must be:
In lump sum prior to connection or occupancy.
Property owners who fail to make application and connection within the required time limits, and do not have written certification from the Township of East Brunswick indicating valid reasons for not connecting:
Payments due in full on date service becomes available. Service is considered available upon notification by the Utility, which is not necessarily the time of connection.
For developments comprising two (2) or more homes, payment must be made:
Prior to submission of Application for Acceptance; or
Phased in accordance with construction phases if so approved by the Utility.
Where multi-family or non-residential structures exist prior to the installation of the collection system, payment must be made:
In full within thirty (30) days after the notification that service is available.
Prior to the connection if the connection is made within the thirty (30) day limit.
When multi-family or non-residential structures are built after the collection system is available for service, payment must be made:
At the time of the application, which must be prior to the connection and occupancy.
A change in use shall require the submission of Change of Use form, and may require the payment of an additional connection fee, if the connection fee for the resulting use is higher than the connection fee for the prior use at the time of change in use. The amount of the connection fee will be the connection fee for the resulting use, less the connection fee paid for the prior use of the property.
Liens; rights and remedies; enforcement. In the event that an initial service charge or connection fee or annual service charge with regard to any parcel of real property owned by any person, corporation, or other entity other than the State or any agency or subdivision thereof shall not be paid as and when due as herein above stated, the unpaid balance thereof and all interest accruing thereon, shall be a lien on such parcel, and all such liens shall become enforceable with and as any other municipal lien on real property in the municipality in addition to the other remedies of civil suit or foreclosure or any other remedies which may be available and provided by and under the Laws and Statutes of the State of New Jersey is such case made and provided.
In the event that an initial service charge or connection fee or any service charge of the Utility with regard to any parcel of real property shall not be paid as and when due, the Utility may enter upon such parcel and cause the connections thereof to be cut and shut off until such service charge and any subsequent service charge with regard to such parcel and all interest accrued thereon, together with a re-connection fee shall be fully paid to the Utility, and/or may avail itself of any and all other remedies which may be available and provided by and under the Laws and Statutes of the State of New Jersey in such case made and provided. The reconnection fee shall be in the amount of all labor, materials and administrative costs incurred by the Utility. The minimum re-connection fee shall be $100.00. (See § 219-11(J))
All rights and remedies provided in this rate schedule and in any amendments or modifications hereof and supplements hereto for the collection and enforcement of rates and service charges, initial service charges, connection fees or tapping fees, rents, and rates, and all other fees and charges shall be cumulative and concurrent with and in addition to those provided and authorized in and by the Laws and Statutes of the State of New Jersey in each such case made and provided.
Floor drain fees. The Utility may permit floor drains; however, an annual permit will be required. A supplementary charge over and above the annual sewer service charge as per § 219-11B(5) will be assessed. This extra charge will be billed with the sewer service charge either annual or quarterly.
If roof leaders or storm drain connections are found to exist, the illicit connections must be removed immediately. On such finding, charges will be assessed retroactively at the rate of 0.22 units per 1,000 square feet of tributary roof area or impervious area, retroactive for the period of use.
The Utility will charge $100 for inspection of the floor drains if requested by the property owner.
The property owner will be responsible for all costs of annual permits, quarterly testing and inspections.
The property owner will also be responsible for any costs developed from test results showing violation of § 219-4D, E and F. The property owner will also be responsible for any surcharge costs as per § 219-11D.
Editor's Note: Former Subsection G, Garbage disposal fees, was repealed 12-9-2019 by Ord. No. 19-34, which ordinance also provided for the renumbering of the remainder of this section.
Swimming pool drain fees. The Utility may permit commercial swimming pool drains; however, an annual permit will be required. A supplementary charge over and above the annual sewer service charge, as per § 219-11B(6) will be assessed. This extra charge will be billed with the sewer service charge either annually or quarterly.
Check processing fee. If a check used as payment is returned by the bank for any reason, a charge of $20 will be charged against the account.
Turn-on fee. If service is discontinued for any reason, the resumption of service will require prepayment of a fee of $100, together with the actual cost of Utility services rendered.
Copy fees. Fees shall be charged for copies of public documents as permitted by law.
Sump pumps. As stipulated elsewhere, the discharge from sump pumps may not be connected to the Utility sewer system. If found connected, the property owner will be charged on the basis of continuous discharge at 10% of the rated pump capacity (1 unit equals 100,000 gallons per year). Charges will also be levied retroactively for the period of use, to a maximum of two years. The property owner must remove any connected sump pump within 60 days after notice from the Utility.
Other rates and deposits for escrow. When any application shall be made to the East Brunswick Sewer Utility other than those applications specifically provided for herein, there shall be deposited with the East Brunswick Sewer Utility an escrow fund which shall be utilized for purposes of paying for public hearings, stenographic expense, legal expense, engineering expense and such other expenses as may be experienced by the East Brunswick Sewer Utility in hearing of the application or applications.
In such case, the East Brunswick Sewer Utility shall estimate the costs of such proceedings and shall advise the applicant in written form, and the applicant shall, prior to any such hearings and proceedings, deposit with the East Brunswick Sewer Utility the estimated sum of such escrow.
Upon conclusion of all proceedings, any unused escrow shall be promptly returned by the East Brunswick Sewer Utility to the applicant.
At the conclusion of the proceedings and such other times as it may be necessary, the East Brunswick Sewer Utility will account to the applicant for all monies expended and shall advise in written form any surplus or deficit in the same. In the event of any deficit, the applicant shall, promptly and prior to any further proceedings taking place, deposit such additional escrow as may be required by the Utility.
Minimum annual charges and initial connection charges.