Borough of Sea Girt, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. No. 823 § 1]
As used in this section and unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the following words shall have the following meanings:
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 or occupancy by persons, either temporary or permanent.
CUSTOMER
Shall mean the applicant for sewerage service who is the owner of a household or business and who enters into an agreement theretofore.
DOMESTIC SEWAGE
Shall mean the normal waterborne fluid wastes from residences, institutions, commercial and industrial establishments. This sewage shall be limited to the wastes from kitchens, bathrooms, water closets, lavatories and laundries.
ENGINEER
Shall mean the Borough Engineer.
INDUSTRIAL WASTES
Shall mean the liquid wastes from industrial processes as distinct from domestic sewage.
MAIN
Shall mean the Borough-owned or leased piping and appurtenances, in or along public highways and streets, or along privately owned right-of-way, used for the transmission or distribution of water to or for the collection of domestic sewage or industrial wastes from its customers.
NONRESIDENTIAL USE
Shall mean all uses other than a residential use as defined in this section.
RESIDENTIAL USE
Shall mean single- or multi-family dwellings used for residential purposes, but excluding hotels, motels, and rooming houses.
SERVICE CHARGE
Shall mean the periodic charge made by the Borough for sewer service which is available to a user connection.
SERVICE LATERAL
Shall mean that part of the sewerage system from the collection sewer to the building.
SEWER
Shall mean piping structure installed within the Borough rights-of-way or easements used to carry domestic sewage to the receiving treatment facility.
[Ord. No. 823 § 2]
Every owner of a building shall connect the same with a sewer of the Borough or to a sewer available to the Borough and as directed by it, such connection to be made for the purpose of delivering domestic sewage from each building into the sewer. In the event that more than one building on a property on a sewer, such building shall dispose of its wastewater through a separate service lateral to the sewer.
[Ord. No. 823 § 3; Ord. No. 03-2010 § 1; Ord. No. 21-2012; Ord. No. 18-2013]
a. 
Every connection to a sewer required by this chapter shall be made in such a manner to discharge into the sewer all domestic sewage originating in the building in accordance with and subject to the ordinances and resolutions now in effect or hereafter adopted by the Borough. All connection charges, service charges and inspection fees imposed by the Borough, by ordinance, and/or resolution, now or hereafter adopted by the Borough, shall be paid promptly when due. Such charges for connection with and use of sewers shall draw the same interest from the time they become due as water charges in the Borough and shall be a lien upon the premises connected until paid, and the remedies for the collection thereof, with interest, cost and penalties.
b. 
All sewer charges in the Borough of Sea Girt shall be based on water usage as determined by meter and shall be charged at the rate of $3.30 per 1,000 gallons as registered on said meter. In addition to water usage, the Borough shall charge a base/flat charge per quarter based on the size of the meter. Multiple meters will result in multiple charges.
The base/flat charge per quarter is as follows:
Meter Size
Charge per Quarter
3/4 inch or less
$32.50
1 inch
$54.50
1 1/2 inch
$110.50
2 inch
$175.50
3 inch
$328.50
4 inch
$542.50
6 inch
$1,090
8 inch
$1,750
c. 
Bills shall be issued on or before the 15th day of February, May, August, and November of each year.
Bills rendered quarterly shall include the quarterly charge according to the size of the meter plus the charge for any usage at the current rate per 1,000 gallons used during the previous quarterly term.
Bills shall be due and payable on February 28th, May 30th, August 30th, and November 30th.
Each quarter has a ten-day grace period.
If the charges are not paid within the time above prescribed, interest at the rate of 8% per diem shall accrue on all amounts outstanding. In the event that said charge remains unpaid for a period of 45 business days after the original due date, water and sewer service will be shut off from the premises affected. In the event that the water and sewer 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 reconnection cost as per the water/sewer fee schedule for turning on said service.
[Ord. No. 823 § 4; Ord. No. 863 § 1]
No connection to a sewer shall be made by any person, firm or corporation unless the same shall have first been authorized and approved by the Borough and the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority (SMRSA). No connection to a collection sewer shall be made until an application has been approved.
[Ord. No. 823 § 5]
No person shall uncover, connect with, make any opening into or use, alter or disturb in any manner any sewer or the sanitary sewer system without first obtaining a connection permit from the Borough.
Extensions to the sewerage system shall be designed in accordance with standards promulgated by the State Department of Environmental Protection. All new sewers and/or connections to the system shall be properly designed and constructed.
[Ord. No. 823 § 6]
All work of making any connection to any sewer shall be done at the expense of the owner, under the supervision of the Borough, and shall conform to the following requirements:
a. 
All joints shall be sealed and made airtight and shall be made smooth and clean inside, with all sewers in proper alignment and of proper grade so as to provide free flow of wastewater without any obstructions.
b. 
A service lateral installed after the initial construction period will be connected to a collection sewer with an approved saddle-type fitting properly installed and encased in a eight inch envelope of concrete extending completely around the barrel of the collection sewer pipe.
c. 
After the collection sewer has been installed, service laterals shall be installed at the expense of the owner of the building served by the lateral.
d. 
Service laterals shall be of the same size throughout and shall in no case be less than four inches in diameter.
[Ord. No. 823 § 7; Ord. No. 917 § 1; Ord. No. 934 § 1]
The charge for tapping the sewer main with service lateral to curb and cleanout, including street excavation, shall be as follows including the road opening permit fee described in the Road Opening Permit Ordinance of the Borough of Sea Girt.
a. 
Where the length of the connection is 1-20 feet at seven inch depth/$2,800.
b. 
Where length of connection is 21-50 feet at seven inch depth/$4,200.
c. 
These fees would be all inclusive - termination fee, road opening fee, excavation, and infra-red restoration, if deemed necessary by Public Works.
No open cut or trench is permitted for the installation of sewer service laterals when the sewer main is 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 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 shall be a licensed plumber in the State of New Jersey; insured and bonded, with experience installing water and sewer services.
All piping and fittings, shall be approved by the Water Department and the Sewer Department before installation. Twenty-four hours' notice shall be given to the Water Department and Sewer Department before the work begins.
[Ord. No. 823 § 8]
a. 
All building sewer laterals shall be constructed of one of the following types of pipe, subject to any special conditions elsewhere herein contained:
1. 
Cast-iron pipe, minimum medium weight, at least four inches in internal diameter, conforming to ASTM. Designation A-74, latest revision. Maximum laying length shall be 10 feet.
2. 
PVC Schedule 40 conforming to ASTM Designation D 1785, latest revision.
3. 
ABS Schedule 40 conforming to ASTM Designation D 1527, latest revision.
b. 
PVC and ABS plastic pipe shall be laid on a tamped sandbed; material on each side of the pipe, six inches under and 12 inches over, shall be tamped sand, compacted sufficiently to prevent pipe distortion from vertical loads.
[Ord. No. 823 § 9]
Jointing materials for the various types of pipe shall be as follows:
a. 
Ductile iron pipe shall have Tyton joints pipe gasket.
b. 
PVC and ABS pipe shall be installed with thermal expansion fittings, primers and cement.
[Ord. No. 823 § 10]
Floor, basement, roof downspouts, foundation, or property drains shall not be connected to a building sewer. Any such connections shall be removed upon thirty-day written notice from the Borough Clerk.
[Ord. No. 823 § 11]
a. 
Cleanouts shall be provided behind the curb and inside the building for rodding the service lateral. If it is physically impossible to locate the cleanout just inside the building, then it is permissible to locate the cleanout just outside the building wall with the riser brought to the ground surface.
b. 
Cleanouts shall be provided on each service lateral at intervals no greater than 50 feet apart from each other and at changes in alignment of 45° or greater. Cleanouts shall be constructed by using a Y-fitting in the run of pipe with a 45° bend and riser to the ground surface. This riser pipe must be provided with a standard four inch screw type ferrule.
[Ord. No. 823 § 12]
Whenever, in the opinion of the Borough Engineer or the Borough's authorized agent, the trenching conditions require either a specific type of pipe, jointing material or encasement in concrete, such materials as the Engineer or authorized agency may direct shall be installed to protect the property owner and/or the Borough for special conditions as follows:
a. 
Where the trench is more than 12 feet deep, extra heavy cast iron soil pipe must be used.
b. 
Where the trench is less than four feet deep in a traveled roadway, extra heavy ductile iron pipe must be used with special bedding, consisting of crushed stone or concrete cradle, as directed by the Engineer or the Borough's authorized agent.
c. 
Where service laterals are laid in new fill, ductile iron soil pipe shall be used.
d. 
Where foundation conditions are poor due to groundwater or subsurface materials, a bedding of crushed stone at least six inches in depth shall be used.
e. 
Where rock is encountered, it shall be excavated to a depth of not less than four inches below the bottom of the pipe and the trench refilled to the grade line with clean earth, sand or crushed stone.
f. 
Service laterals for buildings housing restaurants, bars or other food preparation and/or service establishments, and service laterals for automobile service stations or garages, shall have a grease trap installed between the building and the street line. Each grease trap shall have an access manhole available for inspection by the Borough's designated representative during normal business hours.
[Ord. No. 823 § 13]
The slope of the service lateral when the inside diameter is four inches or more shall be no less than 1/4 inch per foot of length, unless otherwise approved by the Borough's authorized agent, and shall be downward in the direction of flow; provided, however, that when PVC or ABS sewer pipe shall be used, the slope may be reduced but shall be not less than 1/8 inch per foot of length.
[Ord. No. 823 § 14]
No service lateral shall be covered until it has been inspected and approved by the Borough Engineer or the Borough's authorized agent. If any part of a service lateral is covered before so being inspected and approved, it shall be uncovered for inspection at the cost and expense of the owner of the building. When found necessary by the Borough's authorized agent or Engineer, the service lateral shall be pressure tested.
[Ord. No. 823 § 15]
Upon inspection and approval of a service lateral, a certificate of approval will be issued to the owner of the building connected to the service lateral.
The maintenance, operation, repair and eventual replacement of the service lateral from the building to the main shall be the responsibility of the owner of the building connected to the service lateral.
[Ord. No. 823 § 16]
The Borough's authorized agent or Engineer shall observe all required testing of a service lateral. All equipment and material required for testing shall be furnished by the owner of the building connected to the service lateral or his contractor.
In the event a service lateral is not approved by the Borough, a further test or tests shall be made following completion of necessary corrections. A fee of $50 will be charged by the Borough for observation of each test or retest subsequent to the initial test.
[Ord. No. 823 § 17; New]
Every excavation for a service lateral shall be guarded to protect all persons from damage and/or injury. Streets, sidewalks, and other public property disturbed in the course of installation of a service lateral shall be restored to the satisfaction of the Borough Engineer, at the cost and expense of the owner of the building being connected, in a manner satisfactory to the Borough.
Every street opening shall comply with the requirements of subsection 21-1.1, Road Opening Permit of this Code.
[Ord. No. 823 § 18]
All connections with sewers, whether over public or private property shall in all respects be governed by the provisions of this section.
[Ord. No. 823 § 19]
The following discharges shall not be permitted to be discharged into the sewerage system of the Borough.
a. 
Roof drainage, cellar drainage, surface water, swimming pool, drainage or backwash water, waste from hydrants or groundwater from underground drainage fields, or any other source of inflow.
b. 
Any waste or other discharge into the sewer which is prohibited by the rules and regulations adopted by the Southern Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority[1] is hereby prohibited.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Section 24-6, South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority.
c. 
Any wastewater containing toxins or other pollutants in an amount of concentration that endangers public safety and physical integrity of concentration that endangers public safety and physical integrity of the treatment works, or that will cause a violation of a permit, or preclude the selection of the most cost effective alternative for wastewater treatment and sludge disposal.
d. 
Wastes which create a fire or explosion hazard in the treatment works.
e. 
Wastes which cause corrosive structural damage to the treatment works including any wastes with a pH of less than five.
f. 
Solid or viscous wastes in amounts which would cause obstruction to the flow in sewers, or other interference with the proper operation of the works.
g. 
Any pollutant, including oxygen demanding pollutants (BOD, etc.) released in a discharge of such volume as to attack and degrade the concrete manholes and to cause interference in the treatment works of the Southern Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority.
[Ord. No. 823 § 20]
The user charges set by this chapter shall be reviewed annually and may be revised periodically by resolution of the Mayor and Council to reflect actual costs of the maintenance and operation of the collection system.
[Ord. No. 823 § 21]
The terms and conditions of any agreement, or contract, between the Borough and a sewer user, in regard to reservation of capacity or charges to be collected, that are inconsistent with Federal regulations, shall be disregarded.
[Ord. No. 823 § 22]
The costs of operation and maintenance for flows not directly attributable to users (i.e. infiltration and/or inflow), if any, shall be distributed among the various users and shall be included in the charges set by this chapter.
Each user which discharges pollutants into the sewerage system that cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or sludge from the collection system shall pay for such increased cost.
[Ord. No. 823 § 23; New]
Any person violating and provision of this section shall be subject upon conviction, to the penalty established in Chapter 1 Section 1-5, at the discretion of the judge of the municipal court. Every day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 369 § 1]
Pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph (c), Section 4, of the Sewerage Authorities Law of the State of New Jersey (Laws of 1946, Chapter 138, as amended and supplemented), there is hereby created a public body corporate and politic under the name and style of the "South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority," consisting of the Boroughs of Belmar, South Belmar, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan and Brielle and that part of the Township of Wall as indicated in the Wall Region Water Pollution Control Feasibility Study and Report, dated January 30, 1970, prepared by Thomas W. Birdsall, Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor, Professional Planner.
[Ord. No. 369 § 2]
The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority is and shall be an agency and instrumentality of the said eight municipalities created by parallel ordinances duly adopted by their respective Governing Bodies, and is a Sewerage Authority contemplated and provided for by said Sewerage Authorities Law and shall be vested with all the powers granted by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:14A et seq., except that it shall not have the power to construct, install, maintain or operate local or municipal sewage collection systems nor any part thereof within the boundaries of any participating municipality. This limitation shall not prohibit the Regional Authority from constructing, maintaining or operating regional transmission mains within the boundaries of any participating municipality, extending from the local or municipal sewage collection system of any participating municipality to the Regional Authority's sewage treatment plant or plants.
[Ord. No. 369 § 3]
The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority shall consist of eight members thereof, and one of such members shall be appointed by the Governing Body of each of said municipalities in accordance with the provisions of said Sewerage Authority Law. The South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority shall be authorized to establish an annual salary for each of its members of not more than $2,000.
[Ord. No. 369 § 4]
A copy of this section duly certified by the Borough Clerk shall forthwith be filed by the Borough Clerk in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey.
[Ord. No. 369 § 5]
This section shall take effect 10 days after publication thereof by title after its final passage, as provided by law, but shall be of no further force or effect after May 1, 1970, unless on or before said date a parallel ordinance shall have been adopted by the Governing Body of each of the other municipalities.
[Ord. No. 908 § 1]
The Agreement Addendum which is attached as Exhibit A,[1] is hereby approved. The Borough of Sea Girt, in the County of Monmouth, New Jersey, shall enter into the Agreement Addendum, amending its Service Agreement, dated as of March 5, 1974, with the South Monmouth Regional Sewerage Authority, whereby the Borough shall agree to pay the debt service costs and expenses associated with improvements to its sewerage collection system, on the terms and conditions and substantially in the form presented to this meeting. The Mayor shall be and hereby is directed on behalf of the Borough to execute said Agreement Addendum under the corporate seal of the Borough which shall be affixed and attested by the Borough clerk, and to deliver the same.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Exhibit A attached to Ord. No. 908 which is on file in the Borough Clerk's Office.
[Ord. 438 Preamble]
The Borough of Sea Girt maintains adequate facilities for the removal of garbage, trash, waste and other refuse from the residence and business properties of the Borough of Sea Girt, and the Borough operates and maintains a system of sewers connected with a sewage disposal plant where the sewage matter is treated, digested and disposed of. The disposal of garbage, waste and similar products through a sewage disposal system has a tendency to clog and interfere with the sewage disposal system and prevent the proper operation of the system, thus creating a hazard to the public health and interfering with the normal operation of the sewage disposal system of the Borough.
[Ord. No. 438 § 1]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described substances into the sewer system of the Borough of Sea Girt.
a. 
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150° F.
b. 
Any water or waste which may contain more than 100 parts per million, by weight, of fat, oil or grease.
c. 
Any gasoline, benzene, naptha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
d. 
Any garbage or trash.
e. 
Any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, paunch manure or any other solid or viscous substance capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works.
f. 
Any waters or waste having a pH lower than 5.3 or higher than 9.0 or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of sewage works. "pH" shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.
g. 
Any waters or waste containing a toxic or poisonous substance in sufficient quantity to injure or interfere with any sewer treatment process, or constitute a hazard to humans or animals, or create any hazard in receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant.
h. 
Any waters or wastes containing suspended solids of such character and quantity that unusual attention or expense is required to handle such materials at the sewage treatment plant.
i. 
Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance capable of creating a public nuisance.
[Ord. No. 789 § 1]
a. 
Kitchen refuse and garbage may be disposed of through a properly installed kitchen sink garbage disposal unit.
b. 
Except as hereinabove provided, it shall be unlawful to dispose of garbage, trash, kitchen refuse or similar matter through the sewage system of the Borough of Sea Girt.
[Ord. No. 438 § 3]
a. 
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provisions of this section shall upon conviction, be liable for the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5, for each and every offense.
b. 
Each day that this section shall or may be violated shall constitute a separate violation under the terms of this section.