Township of West Windsor, NJ
Mercer County
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The purpose of this article is to prohibit the spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operated by the Township of West Windsor, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
The spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Township of West Windsor is prohibited. The spilling, dumping or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also prohibited except as provide in Article VI, Yard Waste Collection.
The following exceptions may be allowed with the stipulation that the discharge does not create or contribute to a public health nuisance (as defined in § 115-3A):
A. 
Waterline flushing and discharges from potable water sources.
B. 
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising groundwaters).
C. 
Air-conditioning condensate (excluding contact and noncontact cooling water).
D. 
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff).
E. 
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows.
F. 
Residential car washing water and residential swimming pool discharges.
G. 
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water.
H. 
Flows from fire-fighting activities.
I. 
Flows from rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
(1) 
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following their use for their intended purposes; and
(2) 
Equipment used in the application of salt and de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing material applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded. Rinsing of equipment, as noted in the above situation, is limited to exterior, undercarriage and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
J. 
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street during the seven days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and not placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet as permitted in § 150-26.
K. 
Proper use of lawn fertilizer.
This article shall be enforced by the Police, Township Engineer, Health Officer or the Plumbing Subcode Official and/or their designee of the Township of West Windsor by the issuance of complaints to responsible property owners with penalties to be imposed on violators as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-3, General penalty, of the Township Code.