Ventnor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council (now Board of Commissioners) of the City of Ventnor City 4-28-1958 by Ord. No. 6-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 98.

§ 56-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have and shall be construed to have the following meanings:
An installation for maintaining temperature at not less than 60° F. by heat removal.
Any combination of equipment, whether compressor or other type, by which the accumulated or effluent heat is wholly or partially removed by the use of water.
The City Clerk of the City of Ventnor City.
The Electrical Subcode Official of the City of Ventnor City.
Equipment for air-conditioning and refrigeration systems as defined and referred to in this chapter.
The installation of equipment or the modification of, alteration or change in existing equipment.
Any person or persons, partnership, firm, corporation or association of persons.
The Plumbing Subcode Official of the City of Ventnor City.
An installation for maintaining temperature at less than 60° F. by heat removal.
Any combination of apparatus, individual units, group or collection of units supplied with water through any single customer service pipe connection to the public water system.

§ 56-2 License and certificate required.

[Amended 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 7904]
No person shall install, modify, alter or operate any equipment for air conditioning or refrigeration which requires a supply of water from the water system of the City of Ventnor City without first obtaining a license therefor from the Building Subcode Official and a certificate of inspection and approval from the Plumbing Subcode Official and Electrical Subcode Official.

§ 56-3 Application for permit.

The application for a permit shall be made in writing on approved forms and shall provide the following information:
Name and address of the applicant.
Location of the premises where the installation is proposed.
Name and address of the owners of the premises.
Name of the manufacturer of the units requiring water to be installed.
Manufacturer's identification and classification of the units.
Manufacturer's rating of maximum refrigerative capacity for the unit or units under the conditions of the planned installation. The rating may be stated in tons for refrigeration or in Btu's per hour.
Horsepower of compressor prime mover, if the unit is of the compressor type.
Where water conservation devices are required, the manufacturer's name, identification, classification and size of conservation equipment.
General description of the piping to be used, giving the normal pipe size and length.
Name and address of the registered plumber engaged by the owner or refrigeration and/or air-conditioning contractor who is to make the connections to the potable water supply and to the sanitary sewer.
Such additional pertinent information as shall be required by the Electrical Subcode Official and the Plumbing Subcode Official.
Signature of the applicant.

§ 56-4 Final inspection.

[Amended 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 7904]
A request for final inspection shall be submitted in writing to the Electrical Subcode Official and Plumbing Subcode Official within 48 hours after completion of said installation. No installation shall be put in operation or use until after final inspection and written approval thereof by the Electrical Subcode Official and Plumbing Subcode Official and a license to use such equipment is issued by the Building Subcode Official.

§ 56-5 Fees.

[Amended 6-4-1979 by Ord. No. 7904]
All applicants for licenses, permits, inspections and approval shall pay a fee in accordance with the fee schedule as outlined in Chapter 98, Construction Codes, Uniform.

§ 56-6 Required equipment.

All installations of air-conditioning or refrigerating systems using a supply of water from the water system of Ventnor City shall be equipped with evaporative condensers, cooling tower, spray pond or other water-cooling equipment satisfactory to the Electrical Subcode Official and Plumbing Subcode Official. Such equipment shall be of sufficient capacity to ensure the replacement of normal evaporation and operation under full load at maximum summer temperature.

§ 56-7 Connection requirements; cooling water; backsiphonage.

On installations which operate with the use of water directly from the City water supply, every direct connection shall be equipped with an approved brass-body, brass-fitted check valve, placed in a position satisfactory to the Electrical Subcode Official and the Plumbing Subcode Official.
Discharge connections for disposal of wastewaters shall be in strict accordance with applicable statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations of state and local health and regulatory bodies.
Cooling water which is to be reused shall be provided with free above-the-rim discharge before entering other equipment, unless otherwise permitted in writing by the Plumbing Subcode Official.
On installations other than those described above, there shall be a physical break between the City water piping and the piping of the installation, so arranged as to make impossible backsiphonage to the City water supply.

§ 56-8 Relief valve.

Refrigerating units of more than 20 pounds' refrigerant capacity shall be provided with a relief valve, set at five pounds above the maximum water pressure at the points of installation and installed on the outlet side of the check valve of the water supply connection.

§ 56-9 Discontinuance of service.

The Plumbing Subcode Official is authorized to discontinue and shut off water from any water user for any of the following reasons:
Use of water in excess of the quantities herein permitted and authorized.
Making alterations.
Changes of equipment or piping.
Improper operation.
Lack of maintenance.
Permitting conditions which are hazardous to the potable water supply within the premises or in the City supply.
Causing and permitting unnecessary waste of water.
Failure to comply with any of the provisions herein.

§ 56-10 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-2-1989 by Ord. No. 8903; 1-9-1997 by Ord. No. 9616]
Any person, partnership, firm or corporation who installs any equipment and any owner, agent, lessee or occupant who causes or permits the operation of such equipment in violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction therefor, pay a fine of not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned for not more than 90 days, and each day of the operation of any such equipment in violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. In addition to or as a substitute for the previously mentioned fine, the imposition of community service shall be authorized as an additional penalty, which community service shall not exceed 90 days.