[Last amended 10-16-2017 by Ord. No. 17-817]
The rents, rates and charges for water supplied by the Township to any premises is hereby fixed in accordance with the following schedule; provided, however, that the same may be changed or altered by ordinance:
Schedule. Rate per 1,000 gallons: $5.
Minimum charges per quarter year when consumption charges at the foregoing rates are less than $25 shall be $25.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also stated that its provisions would be reflected in the water billing date of 11-1-2017.
[Amended 8-9-1963; 3-21-1966 by Ord. No. 66-3; 3-18-1974 by Ord. No. 74-5; 2-2-1976 by Ord. No. 76-1; 10-6-1980 by Ord. No. 80-135; 11-7-1988 by Ord. No. 88-326; 11-7-1994 by Ord. No. 94-452; 10-20-2003 by Ord. No. 03-601; 3-4-2019 by Ord. No. 19-838]
For installation of supply pipes. The fees listed in the schedule below shall be charged to cover the granting of permits for the installation of supply pipes, including accessories from water main to and including curb stops, for the various sized taps on all streets of the Township, except those under the control of the county or state.
For taps larger than two inches, charges will be quoted by the Water Department, after application to the Construction Department.
Deductions from or additions to the foregoing charges shall be made, where applicable, as follows:
$50 shall be deducted whenever a trench is open.
On state highways there shall be added an extra charge for any fees that may be charged by the New Jersey State Highway Department. In addition, where it is necessary for the Township to tunnel under or dig across Pompton Avenue for the purpose of installing a water tap, a record of the costs on the basis of cost of time and material, plus 20%, shall be maintained for the job. The customer will be responsible for paying any charges based on the above formula that may exceed the normal charge for the tap listed above.
On county-controlled highways, there shall be added an extra charge to be paid in advance for inspection and repair of pavement, as determined by the Essex County Highway Department.
Should the applicant choose to install the supply line as mentioned above and only require the physical tap to the water main, the charge will be as follows:
For permit for temporary water service during construction.
The fee for a permit for temporary water service during construction of a single-family residential property shall be $1,200 for a period of six months; and $600 for each three-month period thereafter.
The fee for temporary water service during construction of all other properties shall be such amount as the Township Engineer estimates will be the cost of water to be used or consumed, based upon the established rates; provided, however, that in no case shall such charge be less than $1,200 for a period of six months.
For meter tests. The fee for the test of the accuracy or condition of any water meter made on the request of the owner shall be $150 payable in advance.
For thawing frozen pipes. The fee for the thawing of frozen pipes on residential property shall be the actual cost to the Township to provide such service, but not less than $375.
For use of sprinkler system. A rental fee of $150 per quarter shall be charged for the use of a fire sprinkler system.
For inspection of installation or repairs of service pipes. A fee of $150 shall be charged for the inspection of, installation of or repairs to service pipes.
For turn-on charge. A fee of $150 shall be charged for turning on the curb stop.
For well permits. The fee for a permit to construct a well shall be $450. The application for such permit, in the case of a well to be used for sanitary purposes in areas of the Township where the public water system is not available, shall be accompanied by a certificate stating that the water is safe and that the quantity of water is sufficient to meet the needs of the premises, before the well is put into operation.
For lawn irrigation systems. The fee for a permit for a lawn irrigation system is $300.
Final water meter reading. The fee for final water meter reading shall be $150.
For water service connection. The fee for a permit and inspection of a water service connection shall be $4,000.
Bills for water consumed for any quarterly period or fraction thereof shall be due and payable on the date thereof. The nonreceipt of a bill will not constitute excuse for failure to pay.
In the event that such bills are not paid within 45 days after becoming due and payable, a penalty of 10% will be added to and collected with such charges; and water may be turned off from the consumer and not again supplied until such arrears, with penalty and other charges, are fully paid and satisfied.
Pursuant to the laws of the State of New Jersey, all charges for water, including penalties, are liens upon the premises or property on account of which such charge is incurred until paid and satisfied.