No unauthorized person shall uncover, make any connections with or opening into, use, alter or disturb any wastewater sewer without first obtaining a written service application from the Egg Harbor City Utility Department.
There shall be three classes of service applications for connections to the wastewater facilities: Class I, residential; Class II, commercial; and Class III, industrial. In all cases, the owner shall make application to the city for a service application to connect to any wastewater sewers located within the city.
The costs and expenses incidental to the connection to the building sewer shall be borne by the owner. The Egg Harbor City Utility Department shall install the connections between the building sewers and the wastewater sewers located within the city.
Existing building sewers may be used for connection of new buildings only when they are found, on examination and test by the city, to meet the requirements of this chapter.
The size, slope, alignment, construction materials, trench excavation and backfill methods, pipe placement, joining and testing methods used in the construction and installation of a building sewer shall conform to the Building and Plumbing Code or other applicable requirements of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the city.
Whenever practicable, the building sewer shall be brought to a building at an elevation below the basement floor. In buildings in which any building drain is too low to permit gravity flow to the wastewater sewer, wastewater carried by such building drain shall be lifted by an approved means and discharged to a building sewer draining to the wastewater sewer.
No person shall connect roof, foundation, areaway, parking lot, roadway or other surface runoff or groundwater drains to any sewer which is connected to a wastewater treatment facility.
All roof, foundation, areaway, parking lot, roadway or other surface runoff or groundwater drains shall discharge to natural outlets or storm sewers.
The connections shall be made gastight and watertight and verified by proper testing.
The connection of a surface runoff or groundwater drain to a storm sewer or natural outlet designed to transport surface runoff or groundwater drainage shall conform to the requirements of the applicable building code or other applicable requirements of the city.
Excavations for building sewer installations shall be adequately guarded with barricades and lights so as to protect the public from hazard. Streets, sidewalks, parkways and other public property disturbed in the course of the work shall be restored in a manner satisfactory to the city.
The city shall not accept a customer service application for any class of connection to the wastewater sewers or wastewater treatment facilities unless there is sufficient capacity, not legally committed to other users, in the wastewater sewers and treatment facilities to convey and adequately treat the quantity of wastewater which the requested connection will add to the system.