Borough of Lavallette, NJ
Ocean County
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All residential, commercial and industrial properties situated within the Borough of Lavallette and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located, or may in the future be located, a public sanitary sewer are hereby required, at the owner's expense, to connect such facilities directly to the public sanitary sewer in accordance with the provisions of these rules and regulations, provided that said public sewer is within 100 feet of the property line. Connections shall be made within 90 days after the official notice from the Borough of Lavallette. The requirement of sewer connection includes the West Point Island and Westmont Shores sections of Lavallette, although those areas are not currently served by the Borough of Lavallette Sewer Utility and the required connection is to those public sanitary sewer lines currently owned and maintained by the Dover Municipal Utilities Authority.
No person(s) shall discharge, cause or allow to be discharged, either intentionally or through infiltration into the lateral connection line (see § 52-15), any of the following described waters and wastes into any public sewer:
A. 
Individual sewage disposal systems. Discharges from any cesspool, septic tank or other individual sanitary disposal system.
B. 
Rainwater or groundwater. Discharges from roof downspouts, foundation rains, sump pumps, areaway drains or other sources of surface runoff or groundwater.
C. 
Unpolluted water. Unpolluted waters, such as stormwater, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, or cooling water. Stormwater runoff, subsurface drainage or cooling water which may be polluted at specific times may be discharged to the sanitary sewer by individual written permission of the Borough for each occasion, and then only with provision for metering said flow, and specific time limits of less than 30 days.
D. 
Acidic or alkaline materials. Any waters or wastes having a pH lower than 5.5, or higher than 9.0, or having any other corrosive property capable of causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment or personnel of the wastewater works.
E. 
Flammable or explosive materials. Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.
F. 
Solid or viscous materials. Solid or viscous substances in such quantities or of such size as to be capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers of other interference with the proper operations of the wastewater facilities, such as, but not limited to: ashes, bones, cinders, entrails, feathers, glass, grease, unground garbage, hair or fleshings, metal, milk containers, etc., either whole or disintegrated, mud, paper dishes, paunch manure, plastics, rags, sand, shavings, shells, straw, tar, whole blood, wool.
G. 
Toxic or poisonous materials. Any waters containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interactions with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any waste treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the wastewater treatment plant.
H. 
Steam exhausts. Steam exhausts or blowoff from boilers or from steam heating plants. Any such exhaust or blowoff shall in every case discharge into a tank of suitable size from which a trapped and vented overflow may lead to the sewer.
I. 
Refrigerating systems. Refrigeration, cooling system or air conditioning water.
J. 
Vehicle wash water. No washings from vehicles of any type without first passing through an appropriately designed and approved trap or sedimentation chamber to remove excess solids, oil, grease, etc.
K. 
Radioactive wastes or isotopes. Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits imposed upon the Borough by state or federal regulations.
A. 
The following described substances, material, waters or wastes shall be limited to concentrations or quantities which will not harm either the sewers, wastewater treatment process or equipment, will not have an adverse effect on the receiving stream and will not otherwise endanger life, limb or public property or constitute a nuisance.
B. 
The Borough may set limitations lower than the limitations established in the regulations if, in its opinion, more severe limitations are necessary to meet the above objectives. In forming its opinion as to acceptability, the Borough will give consideration to such factors as the quantity of subject waste relative to normal flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, the wastewater treatment process employed, capacity of the wastewater treatment plant, degree of treatability of the waste in the wastewater treatment plant, and other pertinent factors.
C. 
The limitations or restrictions on materials or characteristics of waste or wastewaters discharged to the sanitary sewer, which shall not be violated without approval of the Borough, are as follows:
(1) 
Wastewater having a temperature higher than 150° F. (65° C.).
(2) 
Wastewater containing more than 25 parts per million of petroleum oil, nonbiodegradable cutting oil, or other product of mineral oil origin.
(3) 
Wastewater from industrial plants containing floatable oils, fat or grease at a concentration of more than 100 parts per million.
(4) 
Any wastewater containing substances in sufficient quantity to cause injury, damage or hazard to personnel, structures or equipment, or interfere with the sewerage system or any portion of the liquid or solids treatment or handling facilities or that will pass through the treatment facilities in such condition that it will not achieve state, federal or other existing requirements for the effluent or for the receiving waters.
(5) 
Any water or wastes which either by themselves or by interaction with other water or wastes in the public sewer system release obnoxious gases, form suspended solids which interfere with the collection system, or create a condition deleterious to structures and treatment processes.
(6) 
Quantities of flow or concentration or both which constitute sludge as defined in § 52-1.
(7) 
Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment, only to such degree that the wastewater treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
(8) 
The admission into the public sewers of any wastes or waters having the following characteristics shall be subject to the review and approval of the Borough:
(a) 
A five-day biochemical oxygen demand greater than 300 parts per million by weight; or
(b) 
More than 350 parts per million by weight of the suspended solids.
If any water or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewer, which waters or wastes contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated above, and which, in the judgment of the Borough, may have a deleterious effect upon the wastewater facilities, processes, equipment or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the Borough may:
A. 
Refuse to accept the waters.
B. 
Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition before discharge to the public sewer; that is, reduce the biochemical oxygen demand to parts per million and the suspended solids to parts per million by weight.
C. 
Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge.
D. 
Require payment to cover the added cost of handling the wastes not covered by existing sewer charges (see Article V, Rate Schedule) or added charges imposed by the County Utilities Authority.
A. 
Where pretreatment or flow equalizing facilities are provided by the discharger or required by the Borough, they shall be of a type and size as approved by the Borough and be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner(s) at his/her expense.
B. 
The Borough shall have access for inspections at reasonable times by duly authorized personnel. Test reports of quantity and quality of effluent from industrial disposal plants shall be made available for inspection upon request or upon such schedule as may be established by the Borough.
A. 
All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in § 52-5, Prohibited discharges, or § 52-6, Limited discharges, shall be made in accordance with “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater,” latest edition, and shall be determined at a control manhole, or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. If a special manhole has not been installed, the control manhole shall be considered to be the downstream manhole in the street sewer nearest to the point at which the sewer lateral is connected. If, in the discretion of the Borough, a control or metering manhole is necessary for the separate measurement and examination of a given discharge, construction of such a manhole on the owner's property at the owner's expense may be required. Such manhole shall be of a design and construction approved by the Borough.
B. 
Sampling methods, equipment, times, durations, and frequencies are subject to the approval of the Borough or its representative and shall be at the expense of the customer.
A. 
Disconnection permitted. The Borough shall have the right to disconnect any line for the following reasons:
(1) 
Substances prohibited in § 52-5 hereof are being discharged into the Borough system, whether intentionally or through infiltration resulting from the owner's failure to maintain the lateral connection line in good working condition (see § 52-15); or
(2) 
The owner, lessee or other user of that property opposes or obstructs an authorized official or other agent from entering private property to perform tests, or make surveys or investigations under § 52-19; or
(3) 
Failure of the owner, lessee or other user of that property to make any and all repairs or alterations found to be necessary by Borough pursuant to an inspection under § 52-19.
(4) 
Failure to make payment.
B. 
Procedure and notice. Except in the case of an emergency, the Borough will give 60 days' advance written notice of the proposed disconnection of service and reason therefor, so as to provide an opportunity to the party to take corrective action and avoid the disconnection of service.
C. 
Method of disconnection. Disconnection shall be accomplished by excavating to the lateral or service connection at a point between the sewer and property line or easement line and capping both ends. It may also be accomplished by inserting a suitable plug at an appropriate location.
D. 
Abandoned sewer connections. Any abandoned connection must be capped at both ends at the expense of the property owner. The Superintendent of Public Works or his/her designee must inspect the work performed in connection with the capping of a sewer connection.
E. 
Restoration of service. Service shall be restored upon correction of the discharge or infiltration and payment to the Borough for costs incurred, including, but not limited to, the cost of repairing damage caused by the discharge, the cost of disconnection and restoration of the service, and such penalty fees as may be levied by the Borough.