[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Andover 12-12-1973 as Chapter BH-VI of the 1973 Code; as amended through Ord. No. 85-3. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 198.
A code regulating the location, construction, alteration, use and supervision of individual and semipublic water supplies, requiring certain permits, providing for the inspection of such supplies, the fixing of fees and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of the code is annexed to this chapter and made a part of it without inclusion of the text herein.
Editor's Note: Said code is on file in the Township offices.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the “Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966).”
Three copies of the Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall locate, construct or alter any water supply until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the water supply has been issued by the Board of Health.
The permit shall be valid for one year from date of issuance and may be renewed once and shall be valid for one year from date of issuance upon payment of a renewal fee. Failure of permittee to complete work within one year of renewal shall require permittee to reapply for a new permit and a permit fee shall be due and payable. For each reinspection of an individual water supply 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 issued or the terms of the aforesaid code, a reinspection fee shall be charged.
New water supplies 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 supply for water, until the Board of Health has issued a certificate indicating that the water supply has been located and constructed in compliance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the aforesaid code. Issuance of such certificate shall not be required for alteration to an existing water supply.
If any permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health or its authorized agent, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request therefor is made by the applicant. 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 supply which is being erected or installed in violation of the code 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 code. 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 of any such water supply, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done thereon except as aforesaid.
Pitless adapter installations. The only approved type of well pump and supply line installation shall be the pitless adapter. Well pits shall not be permitted to be used for individual water supply installations. In all cases, where a pitless adapter is installed, the well casing shall protrude a minimum of 12 inches above finished grade to prevent contamination by surface flooding and reduce the possibility of other surface contamination. Well caps or coverings shall be bonnet type, an example of which are Harvard or Martinson brands, and are the type preferred. Other makes may be approved by the Sanitary Inspector. All well caps and coverings shall be vented as directed by the Sanitary Inspector.
Wells. Every new water well installed in Andover Township shall have a minimum of 50 feet of steel casing, six inches minimum diameter, or to such depth greater than 50 feet until solid rock is encountered. In all instances, wells for new construction shall be located 100 feet from any individual sewage disposal device. In the case of existing structures, such distance may be reduced, with administrative approval, to 50 feet from any sewage disposal device.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
Renewal of permit to locate and construct a water supply system: as set forth in Chapter 198, Fees.
Reapplication for a new permit to locate and construct a water supply system: as set forth in Chapter 198, Fees.