Borough of Lavallette, NJ
Ocean County
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Unless the context otherwise requires, the meaning of the terms used herein shall be as follows:
BOD (Biochemical oxygen demand)
The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° 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 or other drainage pipes inside the walls of the building and conveys it to the building sewer beginning five feet outside the inner face of the building wall.
BUILDING SEWER
The extension of the building drain to the public sewer or other place of disposal. A building sewer shall begin two feet inside the curbline or edge of pavement.
EASEMENT
An acquired legal right for the specified use of land owned by others.
FLOATABLE OIL
Oil, fat or grease in a physical state such that it will separate by gravity by treatment in an approved pretreatment facility. Wastewater shall be considered free of floatable fat if it is properly pretreated and the wastewater does not interfere with the wastewater system.
GARBAGE
The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and serving of food.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
The wastewater from industrial processes, trade or businesses distinct from domestic or sanitary wastes.
INFILTRATION
The entry of foreign substances into the sewer system through damaged or dilapidated lateral connection lines.
LATERAL CONNECTION LINE
A privately owned line connecting a home or property structure to the municipal sewer main beneath the street.
MAY
Is permissive.
NONRESIDENTIAL UNIT
Each nonresidential user having an estimated or actual water consumption for the year prior to the billing period of 72,000 gallons or less. If the estimated or actual usage is in excess of 72,000 gallons per year, the number of units shall be determined by dividing the actual or estimated usage by 72,000 gallons, and the number of units shall be the quotient thereof rounded to the next higher whole number.
PERSON
An individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation or group.
pH
The logarithm of the reciprocal of the hydrogen ion concentration. The concentration is the weight of the hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution. Neutral water, for example, has a pH value of seven and the hydrogen ion concentration of 10-7.
PROPERLY SHREDDED GARBAGE
The wastes from 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 particles greater than 1/2 inch in any dimension.
PUBLIC SEWERS
The common sewer controlled by the Borough of Lavallette. The public sewer shall include the line extending from the sewer main to a point two feet inside the curbline or edge of pavement.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT
Each single-family residential dwelling or each individual residential dwelling unit in a multiple-family structure and each residential dwelling unit serviced by a common meter.
SANITARY SEWER
A sewer that carries liquid and water-carried waste from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions.
SEWAGE
The spent water of a community. The preferred term is “wastewater.”
SEWER
A pipe or conduit that carries wastewater.
SHALL
Is mandatory.
SLUDGE
Any discharge of water or wastewater which in concentrations of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds, for any period of duration longer than 15 minutes, more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration of flows during normal operation and shall adversely affect the collection system and/or performance of the wastewater treatment works.
SUSPENDED SOLIDS
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 described in “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater” and referred to as a “nonfilterable residue.”
UNPOLLUTED WATER
Water of quality equal to or better than the effluent criteria in effect or water that would not cause violation of receiving water quality standards and would not be benefited by discharging to the sanitary sewers and wastewater treatment facilities provided.
WASTEWATER
Spent water of a community. From the standpoint of source, it may be a combination of the liquid and water-carried waste from residences, commercial buildings, industrial plants and institutions.
WASTEWATER FACILITY
The structures, equipment, and processes required to collect, carry away and treat domestic and industrial wastes and dispose of the effluent; including but not limited to the lateral connection line running from a residence to the curb stop valve into the sewer main running along the street.
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 “water pollution control plant.”
The system for wastewater disposal owned and operated by the Borough of Lavallette shall be operated as a municipal sewer utility for all of the purposes of the Local Bond Law, Local Budget Law, Local Fiscal Affairs Law and all other applicable statutes of the State of New Jersey.
The Borough Council of Lavallette is empowered to establish rates, charges, rentals, fees, rules and regulations for the operation of the municipal sewer utility as may be deemed necessary and shall have complete control and jurisdiction over the municipal sewer utility recognized by this chapter.