Borough of Sea Girt, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. No. 150 § 1]
There shall be created and established in the Borough a Department known and designated as the "Water Department of the Borough of Sea Girt," to which Department, under the direction and control of the Borough Council, shall be entrusted the supervision and management of the supply, use and protection of the water and of the buildings, machinery, reservoir and other works and appurtenances thereto, now or hereafter owned or controlled by the Borough of Sea Girt.
[Ord. No. 150 § 2]
The officers of the Department shall consist of the Mayor and the Committee of Public Works or such other committee as may be appointed by the Mayor with jurisdiction over the Department. A Water Department Superintendent shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The Superintendent shall be duly qualified for his work and shall hold office for one year and until his successor shall have been appointed and shall qualify.
[Ord. No. 150 § 3]
The Superintendent, when appointed, and all employees, shall at all times be under the direction and control of the Committee on Public Works or such other committee as may be appointed by the Mayor, as herein provided subject, however, to the supervision and control of the Borough Council.
[Ord. No. 822 § 4; Ord. No. 927 § 1A]
As used in this chapter:
BOROUGH
Shall mean the Borough of Sea Girt.
BUILDING
Shall mean any building or structure heretofore or hereafter constructed and designed or used for commercial, residential, industrial, or other use occupancy by persons, either temporary or permanent.
CUSTOMER
Shall mean the applicant for water service who is the owner of a household or business, who enters into an agreement therefor.
ENGINEER
Shall mean the Borough Engineer.
MAIN
Shall mean the Borough-owned piping and appurtenances, in or along public highways and streets, or along privately owned rights-of-way, used for the transmission or distribution of water to its customers.
OTHER THAN RESIDENTIAL USER
Shall mean all users and connections other than residential as described above.
RESIDENTIAL USER
Shall mean:
a. 
A building on a lot, designed and occupied exclusively as a residence for one family.
b. 
A building on a lot, designed and occupied exclusively as a residence for two families.
c. 
A building on a lot, designed and occupied exclusively as a residence for three families.
d. 
A building on a lot, designed and occupied exclusively as a residence for four or more families.
e. 
A multiple dwelling or group of multiple dwellings on a lot which is held and is designed to be held in single ownership on which common yards and other common facilities and services may be provided for residences of families.
f. 
A dwelling having one kitchen and used for the purpose of providing lodging, or both lodging and meals for pay or compensation of any kind, whether computed by day, week, or month, to persons occupying such dwelling other than members of a family.
[Ord. No. 822 § 5; Ord. No. 927 § B[a]]
All water delivered in the Borough of Sea Girt, except special service connections for public and private fire hydrants, and private fire sprinkler systems, and temporary construction/demolition water supplies shall be measured by meters and sold at the meter rates set forth in the schedule which accompanies and is made a part of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 822 § 5; Ord. No. 927 § B[b], [c], [d] and [e]; Ord. No. 02-2010]
a. 
The rate for each private fire hydrant on a sprinkler system, which hydrant shall be used for fire purposes only, shall be $500 per annum and the applicant shall pay all costs in connection therewith.
b. 
The rate for private fire sprinkler systems, which sprinkler systems shall be used for fire purposes only, not including private hydrants on the system, shall be as follows:
Size of Service
Per Quarter
Annual Fee
1 inch
$50
$200
2 inches
$60
$240
3 inches
$80
$320
4 inches
$100
$400
6 inches
$120
$480
8 inches
$140
$560
All fire sprinkler systems in the Borough shall be billed on an annual basis in February of each year.
c. 
Temporary water supplies from Borough fire hydrant service shall be at the flat rate of $200 per day with approval. Upon written request from a person, firm or corporation stating the purpose of the intended use, the Council Chairperson of the Water Department may grant permission for use of the Borough fire hydrant only when it is evident that no other means of water service is available or reasonable for the intended use. Upon approval a flat rate of $200 per day will be charged. This use will be with supervision as to not cause detriment to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough of Sea Girt.
d. 
Temporary Construction/Demolition Water Supplies. When a temporary water supply for construction or demolition is requested, the Water Department shall install a yard hydrant on the existing water service or shall install a new service with a yard hydrant. The applicant shall pay both the cost of installing the yard hydrant and/or service and shall pay a flat quarterly rate for water service. All fees, including the quarterly water service fee shall be paid in advance. The cost for installing the yard hydrant includes the cost for the Water Department to remove the yard hydrant.
All costs shall be as follows:
1. 
Installation/removal of yard hydrant only: $500.
2. 
Installation/removal of yard hydrant and new water service: $500 (+ cost of service).
3. 
Water usage per quarter: $85.
[Ord. No. 822 § 5; Ord. No. 852 § 1; Ord. No. 927 § 1B; Ord. No. 2007-15 § I; Ord. No. 02-2010; Ord. No. 17-2013]
a. 
All water meters shall be read quarterly and bills issued on or before the 15th day of February, May, August and the 15th day of November of each year.
b. 
All water delivered in the Borough of Sea Girt except special service connections for public and private fire hydrants and private sprinkler systems and temporary construction/demolition water supplies shall be measured by meters and sold and charged at the rate of $7.20 per thousand gallons as registered on said meter. The base/flat charge per quarter is as follows: Multiple meters will result in multiple charges.
c. 
Water charges.
Meter Size
Charge per Quarter
3/4 inch or less
$55
1 inch
$94
1 1/2 inch
$190
2 inch
$304
3 inch
$562
4 inch
$935
6 inch
$1,870
8 inch
$2,992
d. 
Bills rendered quarterly shall include the quarterly flat charge, together with the charge for any excess used during the previous quarterly term which shall be due payable within 15 business days. If said charges are not paid within the time above prescribed, interest at the rate of 8% per annum shall be added to the charge.
e. 
In the event that said charge remains unpaid for a period of 45 business days, water service will be shut off from the premises affected. In the event that the water service shall be shut off to any premises by reason of nonpayment, water service shall not be resumed unless and until all charges and interest, together with the cost of $250 for turning on or off said service.
f. 
The above charge shall be reviewed annually and shall be revised periodically to reflect actual operations and maintenance costs.
[Ord. No. 822 § 6; Ord. No. 927 § 1C]
a. 
Requirements. All users shall be equipped with water meters and remote reading transmitter and sensor.
b. 
Separate Meters. Each structure or building having a separate water service, except for special service connections for public and private hydrants, and private fire sprinkler systems, shall be separately metered. A property owner may request that additional water service lines be supplied to the premises at the property owner's expense.
In the event that the owner of the premises fails to install a water meter and remote reading transmitter and sensor within the time period established in this Article, water usage shall be suspended.
No water meters will be supplied for subtractive water metering purposes.
c. 
Location. All water meters shall be: located within the structure receiving the water supply; protected from the elements; located as close as possible to the point where the service enters the building; and located in a suitable and readily accessible area to permit meter reading and service to the meter. A suitable shut off valve shall be installed on each side of the water meter. The location of the water meter shall be approved by the Water Department prior to its installation. If the meter is to be located in other locations requested by the property owner receiving water service; the property owner shall be responsible for repair or replacement costs of the meter because of the deviation from the location prescribed herein.
d. 
Remote Reading Transmitter Location. The user shall provide a suitable and readily accessible place on the interior of the building or structure for the installation of a remote reading transmitter. The location of the remote reading transmitter shall be located so as to facilitate its maintenance and replacement.
e. 
Remote Reading Sensor Location. The user shall provide a suitable and readily accessible place on the exterior of the building or structure for the installation of a remote reading sensor. In no event shall a remote reading device be installed inside of a fence, in an area where animals are kept, behind any large shrubbery, or in any other location that would prohibit the meter reader to access it. The location of the remote reading sensor shall be approved by the Water Department prior to its installation.
f. 
Meters and Remote Readers and Transmitters and Sensors Owned by the Municipality. Meters measuring the quantity of water consumed shall be made available by the Water Department and together with all remote reading transmitters and sensors, shall remain the property of the municipality. The property owner shall pay for all meter repairs or replacement costs, along with repairs or replacement costs of the remote sensor, due to the negligence of the property owner or occupant of the property receiving water service. The Water Department shall be charged with the responsibility of determining whether damage to the water meter, transmitter and remote sensor was caused by the negligence of the property owner or occupant of the property receiving water service.
When any structure containing a water meter, remote transmitter and sensor is to be demolished or substantially altered, the property owner or a designated agent shall deliver to the Water Department both the meter and remote reading transmitter and sensor, for storage. Property owners shall be liable for the cost of replacement for any meter or remote that is lost or damaged during demolition, alteration or construction.
A copy of required procedures for water disconnect may be obtained from the Borough Clerk.
[Ord. No. 822 § 7; Ord. No. 927 § ID]
a. 
The property owner of any premises connected to the municipal water system shall install, at the expense of the property owner, a water meter, remote reading transmitter and sensor to be supplied by the Water Department. The water meter and remote reading transmitter and sensor shall be installed within 10 days of the date on which it is supplied or made available to the owner or user. In the case of new water service to a building or structure constructed after the adoption of this chapter, a certificate of occupancy shall not be issued until a water meter, remote transmitter and sensor have been installed. All work in connection with the installation of the water meter must be accomplished by a licensed plumber and shall be inspected by the Water Department.
b. 
Property Owner Responsible. The property owner of any premises where a meter is installed shall be held responsible for its care and protection from freezing, hot water or from any other damage thereto. The property owner shall also be responsible for the remote reading transmitter and sensor and the wires from them to the meter, and shall protect the same from being lost, broken or otherwise damaged. The property owner or user shall notify the Water Department of any damage to or of the nonworking of the meter, remote reading transmitter and sensor as soon as the property owner has knowledge of this condition.
c. 
Bypass of Water Meter Prohibited. No bypass of a water meter shall be permitted. Any property owner determined to be bypassing a water meter shall be charged the prevailing rate for unmetered water for the entire quarter, and shall be subject to disconnection of water service and subject, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, section 1-5.
d. 
Repairs to Water Meters. Repairs to water meters shall be made by the Water Department; provided, however, that if proper protection has not been provided, all expenses incurred by the Department for repairing or replacing the meter shall be charged to the property owner of the premises where such meter is located at cost.
e. 
Measurement. Where water is furnished by metered measurement, the quantity recorded by the meter shall be conclusive on both the user and the municipality, except where the meter has been found to be registering incorrectly or has ceased to register. In such case or cases, the quantity may be determined by the average registration of another meter for a period of 30 days, or by the same meter for a period of 30 days after it has been repaired and tested, during a similar use period. The period of similar use or the previous corresponding period shall be determined by the Office of the Collector of Water and Sewer Rates.
f. 
Tests. The Water Department shall, at the request of any property owner, test the meter, upon the payment of the meter fee listed below. If the meter is found to be more than 1 1/2% fast, the meter test fee shall be refunded. Meter test fees are as follows:
3/4 inches
$150
1 inch
$150
1 1/2 inches
$300
2 inches
$300
3 inches
$400
4 inches
$400
6 inches
$400
8 inches
$400
Only one test is permitted per year. A meter shall be considered to be functioning correctly if it is found to be not more than 1 1/2% fast. If the water meter is determined to be recording a flow in excess of the water actually delivered, the water charge shall be adjusted; provided, however, that the adjustment shall be for a maximum of one year's water charges.
[Ord. No. 822 § 8]
Subject to the provisions of this chapter and of such other ordinances and resolutions as may be adopted by the Mayor and Council, and subject further to the general supervision of the Councilman to whom the Water Department is assigned, the Borough Superintendent, authorized employee of the Water Department, shall exercise a general supervision and control and shall be in direct general charge of the water supply of the Borough, including all physical plants and properties connected therewith.
[Ord. No. 822 § 9]
The Borough Clerk shall:
a. 
Have charge of all the books and records of the Water Department and the issuance of permits.
b. 
Bill and make all collections of charges and fees for the distribution and use of water.
[Ord. No. 822 § 10]
No water connection shall be made to any portion of the Borough water supply system by any person or persons, firm, association, partnership, corporation or organization except upon proper permit issued by the Borough Clerk after proper application has been made, and all necessary fees paid in advance.
[Ord. No. 822 § 11; Ord. No. 927 § 1E; Ord. No. 02-2010]
a. 
All applications for water service or the extension of water distribution system shall be made to the Borough Clerk's office and shall contain an assent by the owner of the property where the water service is desired or by his duly authorized agent to these rules, rates and regulations and, at the same time, the applicant shall pay all charges of the Water Department up to the commencement of the succeeding term including all charges of the Water Department incidental to the introduction and extension of the water distribution system or service applied for. The application shall state the date, name of party, kind and extent of service applied for, description and location of property to be supplied and the rates and terms of payment. All water taps two inches or smaller may be made by the Water Department or a licensed plumbing contractor, at the option of the Superintendent of Public Works or any authorized employee of the Water Department or any person or persons designated by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Sea Girt for that purpose. All water taps larger than two inches shall be made by the applicant and all water taps shall be subject to inspection by the Superintendent of Public Works or an authorized employee of the Water Department. Charges for making connection to the water system shall be as hereinafter set forth in this chapter, it being expressly understood that all services from the water main to the curb stops or valves to the curb stop or valve at the curb, including curb boxes, roadway boxes and valve boxes are to be owned by the Borough of Sea Girt.
b. 
All applications must receive the approval of the Borough before connection is made, for the class of service to be provided.
c. 
No application for service will be accepted by the Borough until the applicant has paid, or made satisfactory arrangements to pay all arrears and charges due by the applicant at any premises now or heretofore occupied by him.
d. 
The accepted application shall constitute a contract between the Borough and the applicant, obliging the applicant to pay to the Borough its rates as established from time to time and to comply with its rules and regulations.
e. 
Applications for service connections may be accepted subject to there being existing mains in streets or rights-of-way abutting the premises to be served.
f. 
When a prospective customer has made application for a new service, or has applied for the reinstatement of an existing service, it is assumed that the piping and fixtures on the applicant's premises are in good condition, and the Borough will not be liable in any event, for any accident, breaks, or leakage arising in any way in connection with the supply of water or failure to supply same or the freezing of water pipes or fixtures of the customer, nor for any damage to the property which may result from the usage of water supplied to the premises.
g. 
Although property may be occupied or leased to a tenant, the owner is responsible for payment of water bills.
h. 
Commercial establishments making application for water service, in addition to making written application for such services, and the requirements of the paragraph above, shall furnish a detailed description of the type and size of buildings, the nature of the business to be conducted in each structure, the number and type of fixture to be served, the type, volume, and chemical characteristics of the waste to be discharged.
i. 
All rental, real estate and final meter readings for sales or otherwise shall have an administrative fee of $50.
[Ord. No. 822 § 12]
Application for the extension of the water distribution system may be made only where sufficient demand for service warrants. The Mayor and Council of the Borough shall determine the terms and conditions upon which such applications or petitions may be granted.
[Ord. No. 822 § 13]
All applications for water service shall continue in force from year to year unless 30 days' notice in writing is given to the Borough Clerk of a desire to terminate the service.
In the event of a discontinuance of the use of water service, the Water Department may disconnect the tap at the main.
[Ord. No. 822 § 14; Ord. No. 927 § 1F]
The Water Department will not tap its water mains and run service to curblines until application is properly executed and tapping fee, as per schedule, is paid in advance.
A terminated water service will be renewed under proper application, when the conditions under which such service was discontinued are corrected and upon the payment of all charges provided in the schedule of rates, or rules of the Borough. The applicant shall pay the cost of renewal as with a new service.
[Ord. No. 822 § 15; Ord. No. 927 § 1G]
All water taps made and services installed must be metered except for private fire sprinkler systems.
[Ord. No. 822 § 16; Ord. No. 927 § 1H]
All water service connections from the curb to and in the building and land surrounding the same shall be made by a plumber registered and licensed under and in accordance with the ordinances of the Borough of Sea Girt heretofore or hereafter adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough.
The connections shall be inspected by the Plumbing Inspector of the Borough of Sea Girt and shall be properly reported to the Water Department as provided in ordinances heretofore or hereafter adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Sea Girt.
All changes of water services, connections or fixtures shall also be inspected by the Plumbing Inspector of the Borough and reported to the Water Department. No water service connection shall be made without proper written application and prepayment of all fees and charges as required by other sections of this ordinance. Copper tubing, "K" type, or poly tubing shall be used and installed for the service lines ranging in size from 3/4 inch to two inches inclusive; ductile iron pipe shall be used and installed for all service and fire lines ranging in sizes from three inches upwards. All service pipes from the main to a house or building must be laid at least four feet under ground.
[Ord. No. 822 § 17; Ord. No. 927 § II]
Where several premises or several houses, buildings, stores, apartment units, persons or customers in the same premises now or hereafter are supplied by the same service pipe, each one shall be responsible for all of the others connected to the service pipe.
If there be no payment of water rents, fee or charges or if there be any violation of any provision of this chapter by anyone or more of them, the Borough Superintendent or his agent shall have the right to shut off the water service and none of them shall have any claim for damages or compensation or for the abatement of any charge made or fee imposed. Further, when any premises are now or hereafter occupied by more than one tenant drawing water through the same service pipe, the owner of the property shall be responsible for water fees or charges, and if the water be shut off from this premises, the same shall not be turned on until all of the fees or charges due and all expenses for shutting off and turning on the water services shall be paid in full. If not paid, such fees and/or charges shall be a lien upon the property affected thereby.
[Ord. No. 822 § 18]
Any customer wishing to discontinue water service shall give written notice thereof at the office of the Borough Clerk. The charges will continue until such notice is given. On receipt of such notice, the Water Department will turn off the service at the curb stop, remove the meter and record the date thereof. In every case where service is requested for less than the calendar year, the customer will be charged in accordance with the schedule but in no case less than the minimum quarterly charge as provided in the schedule of rates, services and charges listed in Section 23-3 of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 822 § 19; Ord. No. 927 § 1J; Ord. No. 02-2010]
In the case of a temporary occupancy by the owner or occupant of any premises the water will be turned on and meter installed by the Water Department upon the written request of the owner or his authorized agent, given three working days in advance. In the case of a temporary vacancy by the owner of any premises, the water will be turned off and meter removed by the Water Department, until a written request and payment of $150 disconnect/reconnect fee is received to reinstate the water service. The request or order shall be in writing, but the shutting off of water, upon the request of the owner shall not in any way impair the contract then existing between the Borough and the owner or customer under this chapter. No meter may be installed or removed, except by the Water Department personnel or a licensed plumbing contractor having received prior written authorization from the Borough Superintendent or authorized employee of the Water Department. Meters not in actual service shall be stored in the possession of the Water Department. The owner is responsible for any damage or loss of the meter while the meter remains in the premises while service is suspended. No meter will be reinstalled as herein provided unless and until all outstanding charges are paid. Any violation of this section is subject to the penalties provided in this Chapter 1, section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 822 § 20]
Where water has been turned off for any cause, this fact shall be recorded on the books of the Water Department and the charge, except for the minimum quarterly rate, ceases from that date, but where water recorded as turned off is at any time found turned on, it is expressly agreed by the customer, that the Water Department may charge for the use of water from the time it is recorded as being turned off, in addition to any arrears chargeable against the premises.
[Ord. No. 822 § 21; Ord. No. 927 § IK]
Service under an application may be discontinued for any of the following reasons:
a. 
For the use of water on any other property or building or purpose than that described in the application.
b. 
For willful waste of water through improper or imperfect pipe, fixtures or otherwise.
c. 
For failure to maintain in good order, connections, service lines or fixtures owned by applicant.
d. 
For molesting, disturbing or interfering with any service pipe, meter, curb stop, or any other appliance of the Water Department.
e. 
In the case of vacancy of premises.
f. 
For neglecting to make or renew advance payments or for nonpayment of water service or any other charges accruing under the application.
g. 
For refusal of reasonable access of the property for purposes of inspecting or reading, caring for or removing meters.
h. 
For fraudulent representation on the part of the customer or the owner of the premises.
i. 
Persistent violation of the rules and regulations of the Water Department.
j. 
For refusal to pay the cost of any necessary repairs for damage to equipment as stated in Section 23-8.
[Ord. No. 822 § 22]
The Borough Superintendent, any authorized employee of the Water Department or any person designated by the Mayor and Council for that purpose may at all reasonable hours enter the premises of any water customer and examine the pipes, fixtures and meter, read the meter, make all tests and repairs, remove and replace the meter when deemed necessary and may also check all pipes, fixtures and the number of fixtures connected to the water service.
[Ord. No. 822 § 23]
Under no circumstances shall curb stops be opened or closed by any person not an authorized employee of the Water Department except that a licensed plumber may open or close a curb stop to test his work or to make necessary repairs.
In all cases where a licensed plumber tests his work in unoccupied premises, he shall, upon completion of his work, leave the curb stop closed and upon failure or neglect so to do, he shall be liable for all damages occasioned thereby and shall be liable for such fine or penalty as may be imposed under the penalty stated in Chapter 1, section 1-5. Any unauthorized person who shall turn on water at the curb or building, or for any other purpose, shall be liable for such fine or penalty stated in Chapter 1, section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 822 § 24; Ord. No. 927 § 1L]
No person shall remove, replace or in any manner interfere with a meter, remote reading transmitter or sensors attached to a water pipe, used or intended to be used to supply water to any premises other than an employee of the Water Department or a licensed plumber who has received authorization from the Borough Superintendent or authorized employee of the Water Department. This applies whether the meter is set within or outside a building. All meters shall be sealed by the authorized Borough employee. Any person, firm, or corporation, breaking the seal, or in any manner interfering with the operation of the meter, shall upon conviction, be subject to the penalties stated in Chapter 1, section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 822 § 25]
No person shall be entitled to damages or rebate of any portion of payments due because of accidents, additions or repairs to any portion of the water system.
[Ord. No. 822 § 26; Ord. No. 927 § 1M]
All customers having boilers upon their premises depending upon the pressure of the water main and pipes of the Water Department to keep them supplied, are hereby cautioned against the danger of collapse "failure due to excessive pressure or reduced pressure due to main breaks" and all such damage shall be borne exclusively by the customer. Under no circumstances will the Water Department be responsible for any accident to pipes, fixtures or property caused by the turning on or off of water for any cause whatsoever. To provide against accident to boilers or hot water heaters, a safety valve should be installed to relieve excessive steam pressure or a tank should be provided so arranged as to keep the supply of water in such boiler or heater when the water supply is discontinued at the main.
[Ord. No. 822 § 27; Ord. No. 927 § 1N]
The Water Department may at any time restrict or regulate the quantity of water used by the customer in case of scarcity or if in the judgment of the Mayor and Council such restriction or regulation may be necessary for the safety of the community in case of fire or any other emergencies; and in case of emergencies, the Water Department may be at liberty to shut off the water supply in order to make repairs and the Borough of Sea Girt shall not be liable under any circumstances for the shutting off thereof or for the deficiency or failure in the supply of water whether by occasion of shutting off of water or for any other cause whatsoever nor shall the Borough of Sea Girt be held liable for any damage caused by increased or reduced pressure being put on the mains during the times of fire, drills by the Fire Companies or fire flows tests, or any other times; and all applications made hereunder shall be held and construed to be made subject to the provisions of this section. However, the Borough of Sea Girt shall have the right to modify, rescind, amend, or alter any of the terms of this chapter or make such additional regulations and restrictions as shall be found advisable for the protection of the municipal water system.
[Ord. No. 822 § 28; Ord. No. 927 § 10]
In the event that the Mayor and Council or the NJ Department of Environmental Protection shall determine that a shortage of water may occur due to prolonged drought or heat or level of reservoir or any well serving the water system of the Borough of Sea Girt is at a low level or because of breakdown of equipment of the water system or the necessity or repair of same or for any other emergency reason, the following uses of water not essential to health, welfare, and safety of the residents of the Borough of Sea Girt or any municipality using the water system of the Borough may be restricted or prohibited by order of the Water Department or the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
a. 
The sprinkling, watering or irrigation of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, ground, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, flowers or any other vegetation.
b. 
The washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, trailer houses, railroad cars, buses, or any other types of mobile equipment.
c. 
The washing of sidewalks, driveways, filling station aprons, porches and other outdoor surfaces.
d. 
The washing of the outside of dwellings and the washing of the inside and outside of office buildings and business establishments of any type.
e. 
The washing and cleaning of any business or industrial equipment and machinery.
f. 
The operation of any ornamental fountain or other structure making a similar use of water.
g. 
Swimming and wading pools and bath houses and bathing establishments of any nature whatsoever or recreation involving lawn sprinklers or hand held hoses.
h. 
The use of water by any business or industrial establishment whose business or work is not essential to health, welfare and safety of the residents of the Borough of Sea Girt. The words "business establishment" as used in this section shall include restaurants, hotels, rooming houses, boarding houses and similar establishments.
i. 
Or as described or required by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Section 23-29, Water Conservation; Water Emergencies.
[Ord. No. 822 § 29]
Complaints with regard to the character of the service furnished or the reading of meters or of bills rendered shall be made to the office of the Borough Collector in writing. The Borough Collector shall make a record of such complaint giving the name and address of the complainants, the date and nature of the complaint and the remedy.
[Ord. No. 822 § 30; Ord. No. 927 § 1P; New]
The charge for tapping the water main with service pipe to curb, corporation stop, curb box, meter yoke and meter shall be:
1 inch
3,000.00
1 1/2 inches
3,400.00
2 inches
3,900.00
Included in the above fees are tapping the water main with service pipe to curb, corporation stop, curb box, meter, street excavation, road opening fee and turn on fee.
All customers of water supplied by the Borough shall keep the water pipes and fixtures upon the premises in good repair and shall protect the same from frost and freezing and at his or their own expense. The replacement of any water service line from the house to the curb stop shall be at the expense of the property owner.
[Ord. No. 822 § 31]
No agent or employee of the Water Department shall have authority to bind the Department or the Borough of Sea Girt by any promise, agreement or representation not provided by this chapter, unless such authority is given in writing and approved by a resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Sea Girt.
[Ord. No. 822 § 32; Ord. No. 927 § 1Q]
No plumber or owner or occupant of a premise shall turn on water to any premises whether an old or new supply in cases where water has been turned off for non-payment of water rent or for any other cause.
[Ord. No. 822 § 33; Ord. No. 927 § 1R]
No person shall take water from any public fire hydrant except for fire purposes or for the use of the Fire Department in case of fire and no one shall in any way use or take water for private use unless such person shall first pay the applicable fee and receive a permit for such use from the Borough Clerk.
[Ord. No. 822 § 34]
The Borough shall have the right to reserve sufficient supply of water at all times in its reservoirs to provide for fire and other emergencies.
[Ord. No. 822 § 35; Ord. No. 927 § 1S]
The service from the main to the shut-off valve at the curbline is owned by the Borough, including curb stops or valves or curb boxes or roadway boxes or valve boxes which are to be used by the Water Department for the turning on or shutting off of the water supply.
[Ord. No. 822 § 36; Ord. No. 927 § 1T]
Excessive or unnecessary use or waste of water whether caused by carelessness or defective or leaking plumbing or fixtures is strictly prohibited. Water must not be kept running for landscape sprinkling purposes longer than specified by the rules and regulations of the Water Department. In no case shall there be a waste of water.
[Ord. No. 822 § 37]
No person shall break, damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper with any structure, meter, line, appurtenance or any equipment which is part of the municipal system of the water works and plants of the Borough of Sea Girt.
[Ord. No. 822 § 38; Ord. No. 927 § 1U]
a. 
No person, firm, or corporation shall excavate, dig up or disturb any street, avenue, highway, road, alley, sidewalk, or any public place whatsoever in the Borough for the purpose of laying, installing, replacing or repairing of water pipe or equipment or for any other purpose whatsoever without obtaining a permit in accordance with the requirements of the Road Opening Ordinance.
b. 
Tunneling or boring will be required for the installation of water service lines when the main is located on the opposite side of the road from the residence to be served by the service lines.
A boring tool shall be used. The opening over the water or sewer main and the opening for the boring tool shall be only that amount of opening necessary in the blacktop to make the tap or insert the boring tool.
The contractor who is replacing or installing individual services shall be a licensed plumber in the State of New Jersey. For larger projects, the contactor shall be insured and bonded and be experienced in installing water services. All piping and fittings shall be approved by the Water Department before installation, 24 hours' notice shall be given to the Water Department before work begins, subject to the approval of the Supervisor of Public Works or authorized employee of the Water Department.
[Ord. No. 822 § 39; Ord. No. 927 § IV]
Each and every person, firm, association, organization or corporation violating any provisions of this chapter shall for each and every violation thereof, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist, shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 277 § 1]
No air-conditioning equipment installed in the Borough of Sea Girt shall be connected to either the Borough water system or the Borough sewer system, but the equipment shall be supplied by the owner or tenant of the premises from a system other than the Borough water supply.
[Ord. No. 277 § 2]
The discharge of any water used in any air-conditioning system into the Borough sewer system is hereby prohibited.
[Ord. No. 277 § 3]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable for the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Prior source history includes Ord. No. 260.
This section shall apply to water which is supplied through the Borough of Sea Girt water utility. The use of non-potable water supplied by private well or means other than through the Borough's water system is not subject to the requirements or restrictions of this section.
[Ord. No. 07-2010]
The Mayor and/or the Water Committee Chairperson are hereby each delegated with the authority to declare a Borough wide Level I or Level II water conservation emergency.
[Ord. No. 07-2010]
a. 
Level I Water Restrictions.
In the event the Mayor or Water Committee Chairperson declares that a Level I water conservation emergency exists due to a prolonged scarcity of water from any cause, the Borough reserves the right upon public notice to restrict certain uses of water. Upon declaration of the water conservation emergency by the Mayor or Water Committee Chairperson, the Borough Administrator or Deputy Administrator shall be empowered to implement and direct the enforcement measures necessary for conformance to and compliance under the declaration.
All users of water shall be required to observe water use restrictions for lawn, shrub, tree and plant watering (landscape features), and for washing of motor vehicles as follows:
1. 
Watering of landscape features on properties or washing of motor vehicles at properties having even numbered street addresses shall be permitted on the even numbered days of the month.
2. 
Watering of landscape features on properties or washing of motor vehicles at properties having odd numbered street addresses shall be permitted on the odd numbered days of the month.
3. 
No watering or vehicle washing shall be permitted on the 31st day of the month.
4. 
Watering of landscape features or washing of vehicles on the above dates shall be permitted during the hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. only and shall be limited to 45 minutes in duration.
b. 
Level II Water Restrictions.
In addition to any Level I water use restrictions set forth herein, a Level II water conservation emergency declaration may be made by the Mayor or Water Committee Chairperson, promulgated by the Borough Administrator or Deputy Administrator, declaring a water emergency.
1. 
Such declaration may impose the complete ban and prohibition of outside water usage, including the watering of lawns, shrubs, trees and plants (landscape features); the filling of pools; and the washing of motor vehicles; and/or any other water use restrictions specified in the declaration; which are reasonable under the circumstances considering the nature and extent of the water emergency.
2. 
Said public notice shall be posted in the Borough Municipal Building, Municipal website and/or published at least once in a newspaper circulating within the Borough.
3. 
No person during the existence of a water conservation emergency so duly declared with public notice shall use water in violation of the terms of said water conservation emergency restrictions.
c. 
Exemptions from Level I Water Restrictions.
1. 
Level I restrictions shall not apply to newly installed sod or seed for a period of two weeks from written "notice of installation" which must be provided to the Superintendent of the Department of Public Work.
2. 
Nurseries, garden centers and car washes shall be exempt from Level I water use restrictions to the extent necessary to operate their businesses or organizations. However, the Mayor or Water Committee Chairperson may impose water restrictions upon such businesses or organizations by promulgation of a declaration specifying such restrictions.
[Ord. No. 07-2010]
Every owner, lessee, tenant, or occupant of any building or premises connected with and using water from the Borough's water supply services shall comply with the following regulations during a declared water emergency:
a. 
Maintenance of water service pipes, valves, fixtures and connections in good order and repair, whereby there shall be no waste of water.
b. 
Completion of all necessary repairs to prevent the waste of water.
c. 
Immediate notification to the owner or the agent of the owner of any defective service pipes, valves, fixtures or connections, whereby water is being wasted.
d. 
Immediate notification to the Borough Administrator, Deputy Administrator, or Superintendent of the Department of Public Works of any waste occurring by reason of defective water service pipes, valves, fixtures or connections.
e. 
Otherwise comply with all provisions in this section and the water use restrictions and other regulations required under any declaration of emergency promulgated by the Borough Administrator or Deputy Administrator.
[Ord. No. 07-2010]
a. 
A declaration of water conservation emergency as set forth herein shall set forth a period of time during which the water use restrictions imposed shall be applicable based upon the time period estimated which shall be no longer than reasonably necessary to abate the water emergency under the circumstances considering the nature and extent of the water emergency.
b. 
At the expiration of the time period specified, the water use restrictions shall lapse and be inapplicable and unenforceable.
c. 
If the Borough Administrator or Deputy Administrator shall be satisfied that the water emergency has been abated prior to the expiration of the time period specified by declaration, the Borough Administrator or Deputy Administrator shall be empowered to declare the water emergency ended and the water use restrictions inapplicable.
d. 
If, at the expiration of the time period specified, the Borough Administrator or Deputy Administrator shall be satisfied that the water emergency continues to exist, the Borough Administrator or Deputy Administrator may, in accordance with the requirements of this section, continue the water use restrictions.
[Ord. No. 07-2010]
In the event of water usage restrictions and or water conservation measures imposed by an agency or department of the State of New Jersey, every person shall be bound by and must comply with said restrictions in addition to any Level I and or Level II restrictions imposed hereunder.
[Ord. No. 07-2010]
The water use limitations imposed pursuant to this section shall be enforced by local authorized officials, including but not limited to, the Sea Girt Police Department, Code Enforcement Official, Superintendent of Public Works, or their designated representatives, all of whom are empowered to write summonses for a violation of the water use limitations or restrictions.
[Ord. No. 07-2010]
Violation of this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth below:
a. 
First Offense: $200.
b. 
Second Offense: $500.
c. 
Third and subsequent offenses to be determined by the Municipal Court Judge.