City of Northfield, NJ
Atlantic County
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For purposes of determining the volume of water usage under this Part 2, the following provisions shall apply:
A. 
Whenever a person purchasing water from a water company discharges sewage into the sewerage system, the volume of water used as determined from readings of the water company meters shall be used in computing the sewer rentals, subject to Subsection C below.
B. 
In cases where persons have sources of water supply in addition to or other than a water company and discharge sewage into the sewerage system, the City reserves the right to install a meter on such additional or other source of supply, and the total amount of water consumed as shown by readings of such meters shall be used in computing the sewer rentals.
C. 
In cases where persons purchase water from a water company and/or use another source of supply, but all or a part of the water so used cannot be metered or is not discharged into the sewerage system, the quantity of water used to determine the sewer rentals shall be computed by one of the following methods:
(1) 
By placing a meter or measuring device on the sewer connection. The readings from this meter or measuring device shall be used in computing the sewer rentals.
(2) 
By placing a meter or measuring device on the effluent not discharging into the sewerage system. The reading from this meter or measuring device will then be deducted from the total water meter readings and the remainder will be used in computing the sewer rentals.
(3) 
When, in the opinion of the Superintendent or Engineer, it is not practical to install measuring devices to determine continuously the quantity of water discharged into the sewerage system under Subsection C(1) or (2) above, the Superintendent or Engineer will determine, in such manner and by such method as he may prescribe, the percentage of metered water discharged into the sewerage system, and the quantity of water used to compute the sewer rentals shall be the percentage so determined of the quantity measured by the water meter or meters. Any dispute relating to such determination shall be referred to City Council, whose decision on the matter shall be final.
All meters or measuring devices required to be used under the provisions of this Part 2, except those provided by a water company or those provided by the City under § 288-54B above, shall be furnished and installed by the City at the expense of the owner. All such meters or measuring devices, except those provided by a water company, shall be under the control of the City and may be tested, inspected or repaired by City employees whenever the Superintendent or Engineer shall deem necessary. The owner of the property upon which such measuring device is installed shall be responsible for its maintenance and safekeeping, and all repairs thereto shall be made by the City at the property owner's expense, whether such repairs are made necessary by ordinary wear and tear or other causes. Bills for such installation and repairs shall be due and payable within 30 days after presentation to the owner. Such bills from and after their due date shall constitute a lien upon the property on which such measuring device is installed.
The City shall be responsible for the reading of all meters or measuring devices, and they shall be made available to City employees for meter reading at any reasonable time.