Township of Tabernacle, NJ
Burlington County
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[Ord. #2005-11, § I]
The purpose of this section is to prohibit illegal connections to the municipal storm sewer system(s) operated by Tabernacle Township so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to proscribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. #2005-11, § II]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this Chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.
DOMESTIC SEWAGE
Shall mean waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
ILLEGAL CONNECTION
Shall mean any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by Tabernacle Township, unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal storm sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Shall mean nondomestic waste, including, but not limited to, those pollutants regulated under Section 307(a), (b), or (c) of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317(a), (b), or (c)).
MUNICIPAL STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
Shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by Tabernacle Township or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
NJPDES PERMIT
Shall mean a permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A.
NON-CONTACT COOLING WATER
Shall mean water used to reduce temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Non-contact cooling water may however contain algaecides, or biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers, and/or corrosion inhibitors.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PROCESS WASTEWATER
Shall mean any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, byproduct, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.
STORMWATER
Shall mean water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
[Ord. #2005-11, § III]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illegal connection to the municipal storm sewer system operated by Tabernacle Township any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
[Ord. #2005-11, § IV]
The New Jersey State Police and Code Enforcement officer of the Township of Tabernacle shall enforce the provisions of this section.
[Ord. #2005-11, § V]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,200 for every occurrence.
[Ord. #2005-12, § I]
The purpose of this section is to prohibit the spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal storm sewer system (MS4) operated by Tabernacle Township, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. #2005-12, § II]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this Chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
MUNICIPAL STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
Shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by Tabernacle Township or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORMWATER
Shall mean water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
[Ord. #2005-12, § III]
The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater into the municipal storm sewer system operated by Tabernacle Township is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal storm sewer system is also prohibited.
[Ord. #2005-12, § IV]
a. 
Water line flushing and discharges from potable water sources;
b. 
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising groundwaters);
c. 
Air-conditioning condensate (excluding contact and non-contact cooling water);
d. 
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff);
e. 
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows;
f. 
Residential car washing water, and residential swimming pool discharges;
g. 
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water;
h. 
Flows from firefighting activities;
i. 
Flows from rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
1. 
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following their use for their intended purposes; and
2. 
Equipment used in the application of salt and de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing material applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded. Rinsing of equipment, as noted in the above situation is limited to exterior, undercarriage, and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
[Ord. #2005-12, § V]
This section shall be enforced by the New Jersey State Police and/or Code Enforcement Officer of Tabernacle Township.
[Ord. #2005-12, § VI]
Any person(s) who continues to be in violation of the provisions of this section, after being duly notified, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,250.