[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Freehold by Ord. No. 25 (Ch. BH-VIII of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. BH-01-92. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Sewers — See Ch. 270.
A code regulating the location, construction, use, maintenance and method of emptying or cleaning individual sewage disposal systems; the issuance of permits to locate, construct, empty or clean the systems; and fixing penalties for the violation thereof 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.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Standards for (Construction of) Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems" of New Jersey (1990), N.J.A.C. 7:9A-1 et seq. as supplemented and amended from time to time.
Three copies of the code have been placed on file in the offices of the Board of Health and the Township Clerk for the use and examination of the public.
Permit required. No person shall locate, construct or alter any individual sewage disposal system until a permit for the location, construction or alteration of the sewage disposal system shall have been issued by the Board of Health.
Issuance of permit. The Board of Health may issue a permit if an application is accompanied by a certificate made by an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey stating that the design of the individual sewage disposal system as proposed is in compliance with the code.
Certificate required. New individual disposal systems 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 system for sewage disposal, until the Board of Health shall have issued a certificate indicating that the disposal system 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 alterations to an existing individual sewage disposal system.
Issuance of certificate. The Board of Health may issue such a certificate if an engineer licensed to practice professional engineering in New Jersey submits a statement in writing signed by him to the Board of Health that the disposal system has been located and constructed in accordance with the terms of the permit issued and the requirements of the code.
Emptying or cleaning of septic tank. No person shall engage in the business of emptying or cleaning septic tanks, cesspools, privies or any place used for the reception or storage of human excrement who does not have a license to engage in such business issued by the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission.
Proof that system has been pumped. Prior to the issuance of a continued certificate of occupancy, the owner, at the time the certificate is applied for, shall provide written proof to the Board of Health that the septic system has been pumped out. For purposes of this provision, written proof may be provided that the septic system has been pumped out within the previous three years of the date of application for a continued certificate of occupancy. If no such proof is provided, the Health Officer shall recommend the rejection of the application for a continued certificate of occupancy for the premises at which the septic system is located.
In the event a license or permit or certification required by this chapter is denied by the Board of Health, a hearing shall be held thereon before the Board within 15 days after request is made by the applicant; and, upon the hearing, the Board of Health shall affirm, alter or rescind its previous determination and take action accordingly within 15 days after the hearing.
The Board of Health may order all further work in and about any individual sewage disposal system which is being erected or installed in violation of the code, to be stopped forthwith, except such work as shall be necessary to remedy the violation, and thereafter the work continued without any violation of any of the provisions of the code, and, after issuance of such order and the service of a copy upon the person connected with or working in and about the erection or installation of the disposal system, or any part thereof, no further work shall be done except as aforesaid.
The following fees and charges shall be established:
For the filing of an application and plans and issuance of a permit to locate, construct or alter an individual sewage disposal system: $350.