[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Sandyston 8-2-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The standards to be applied in the enforcement of this chapter shall be the Standards for the Construction of Public and Noncommunity Nonpublic Water Systems, N.J.A.C. 7:10-3.10 to 7:10-3.93, and any amendments thereto, hereinafter referred to as the "standards."
Three copies of the standards have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in said office for use and examination by the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of said water system shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application for the same is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the water system, as proposed, is in compliance with the standards.
Such permit shall expire two years from the date of issuance. Renewal may be obtained upon approval of the Sussex County Health Department.
New water systems shall not be placed in operation, nor shall new dwellings or buildings or additions thereto be sold or occupied, which must rely on such a system for water, until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that said water system has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit and the standards. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water system.
The Board of Health may issue such a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing, signed by him, to the Board of Health that said water system has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit and the requirements of the standards.
In case any permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant, and, upon such hearing, the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the date of such hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any water system which is being erected or installed in violation of this chapter to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy such violation and, thereafter, the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the standards. After issuance of any such order and the service of a copy thereof upon any person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of any such water system or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
Upon completion of construction or alteration of a water system, the Board of Health shall collect a sufficient number of samples for analysis to determine whether the water meets potable standards.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
For the filing of an application and issuance of a permit to locate and construct a water system: $50.
For the filing of an application and issuance of a permit to alter an existing water system: $25.
For each reinspection of a water system, or part thereof, caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit, or by the failure to be ready for samples or inspections requested: a reinspection fee of $15 shall be charged.
For renewal of permits: 50% of the current fee.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of or any order promulgated under this chapter or the standards made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each violation.
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.