CHAPTER XXVII SEWERS

 

 

Article I  Regulations and Control for the Use of Public Sewers

 

 

27-1    DEFINITIONS.

       Unless the context otherwise requires, the meaning of terms used in Sections 27-1 through 27-4* shall be as follows:

       Authority shall mean the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority and, when the context requires, the supervising engineer or his authorized deputy, agent or representative.

       BOD (denoting "biochemical oxygen demand") shall mean the quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five (5) days at twenty degrees (20°C.) centigrade, expressed in milligrams per liter.

       Industrial Wastes shall mean the liquid wastes from industrial manufacturing processes, trade or business as distinct from sanitary sewage.

       pH shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter of solution.

       Sanitary Sewer shall mean a sewer which carries sewage and to which storm-, surface and ground waters are not intentionally admitted.

       Sewage shall mean a combination of the water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions and industrial establishments, together with such ground-, surface and storm waters as may be present.

       Sewage Works shall mean all facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.

       Sewer shall mean a pipe or conduit for carrying sewage.

       Slug shall mean any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen (15) minutes more than five (5) times the average twenty-four (24) hour concentration or flow during normal operation.

       Suspended solids shall mean solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.

       (1980 § 170-1; Ord. No. 1054)

 

 

27-2    USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS.

 

27-2.1    Discharge Restrictions.

       No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any stormwater, surface water, groundwater (except as set forth below for any discharge into the Joint Meeting Sewer System), roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, or unpolluted industrial process waters to any sanitary sewer. Direct or indirect discharges of groundwater to the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities shall only be permitted under the following circumstances:

        a.    The proposed or applicant has filed an application for and has been issued a nondomestic wastewater discharge permit ("permit") by the Joint Meeting.

        b.    For long-term, continuous discharges, the municipality where the site repetition project of the applicant is located or, at the election of the municipality, the proposed discharger or applicant ("municipality/applicant") will be required to identify and eliminate two (2) gallons of infiltration/inflow to the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities for each gallon of groundwater to be delivered into the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities on a daily average over the life of the remediation project discharge (two to one offset).

       1.      The location(s) of the remedial work to be performed by the municipality/applicant shall be identified by the municipality and agreed to by the Joint Meeting, through the use of the Phase III Sewer System Evaluation Report, prepared by Hazen and Sawyer, dated August, 1983, and as supplemented, which was previously distributed by Joint Meeting to each member municipality in the Joint Meeting service area, or such other report as may be available in the case of nonmember municipalities.

       2.      The remedial work to be performed by the municipality/applicant shall be completed within a time period that shall not exceed one-half (1/2) of the time frame of the remediation project discharge estimated by the proposed discharger or applicant and approved by the municipality and the Joint Meeting. In the event that extraordinary, unforeseen circumstances occur that will affect the ability of the municipality/applicant to meet the time period previously agreed upon by the parties for completion of the infiltration/inflow remedial work, the municipality/applicant may seek an extension of the time period through the filing of a written request not less than sixty (60) days before a previously defined and agreed upon milestone, fully describing the extraordinary, unforeseen circumstances and specifying the additional time necessary to complete the remedial work as a result thereof. Such requests for extensions will be considered by the Joint Meeting on a case-by-case basis, and an extension of time shall not be unreasonably withheld.

       3.      An applicant may not discharge groundwater to the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities until it has obtained a permit and an agreement is reached between the Joint Meeting and the municipality and/or the applicant upon the terms of the remediation work to be performed to satisfy the two-to-one offset policy set forth in this regulation.

       4.      At intervals to be mutually agreed upon by the municipality/applicant and the Joint Meeting, the municipality/applicant shall be required to demonstrate, in written progress reports, to the satisfaction of the Joint Meeting that the municipality/applicant is making definable progress in performing the remedial work so as to be able to complete the work within the time frame established in accordance with paragraph b,2. above.

       5.      The Engineer of the municipality where the remedial work has been performed will be required to submit to Joint Meeting a certification stating that the remedial work has been completed, and such certification must be submitted within one (1) week of the date of the completion of the work.

       6.      After the time that the location(s) of the remedial work is identified by the municipality and agreed to by the Joint Meeting, but prior to the initiation of the remedial work, the municipality/applicant will be required to submit proof to the Joint Meeting that a performance bond in the amount of one hundred (100%) percent of the value of the remedial work and naming the Joint Meeting as a co-obligee has been issued to ensure that such work is completely performed.

        c.    For short-term, batch discharges:

       1.      The municipality/applicant will be required to identify and eliminate two (2) gallons of infiltration/inflow into the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities for each gallon of groundwater to be delivered to the Joint Meeting Treatment Works on a daily average over the life of the remediation project discharge (two to one offset); or

       2.      The material to be discharged from the site of the remediation project may be delivered in tanker vehicles to the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Elizabeth, New Jersey for direct discharge at a rate of three ($0.03) cents per gallon; for example, one hundred fifty ($150.00) dollars per five thousand (5,000) gallon trailer, to compensate Joint Meeting for the costs to sample, monitor and process the discharge. The use of this option will be at the reasonable discretion of the Joint Meeting in order to avoid the arrival of a number of trailers that will adversely impact the performance of treatment operations by the Joint Meeting.

        d.    In the event the two-to-one offset option is selected with respect to short-term, batch discharges, then the following procedures shall apply:

       1.      The location(s) of the remedial work to be performed by the municipality/applicant shall be identified by the municipality and agreed to by the Joint Meeting, through the use of the Phase III Sewer System Evaluation Report, prepared by Hazen and Sawyer, dated August 1983, and as supplemented, which was previously distributed by Joint Meeting to each member municipality in the Joint Meeting service area, or such other report as may be available in the case of nonmember municipalities.

       2.      The remedial work to be performed by the municipality/applicant shall be completed within a time period that shall not exceed one-half (1/2) of the time frame of the remediation project discharge estimated by the proposed discharger or applicant and approved by the municipality and the Joint Meeting. In the event that extraordinary, unforeseen circumstances occur that will affect the ability of the municipality/applicant to meet the time period previously agreed upon by the parties for completion of the infiltration/inflow remedial work, the municipality/applicant may seek an extension of the time period through the filing of a written request not less than sixty (60) days before a previously defined and agreed upon milestone, fully describing the extraordinary, unforeseen circumstances and specifying the additional time necessary to complete the remedial work as a result thereof. Such requests for extensions will be considered by the Joint Meeting on a case-by-case basis, and an extension of time shall not be unreasonably withheld.

       3.      An applicant may not discharge groundwater to the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities until it has obtained a permit and an agreement is reached between the Joint Meeting and the municipality and/or the applicant upon the terms of the remediation work to be performed to satisfy the two-to-one offset policy set forth in this regulation should this option be selected with respect to a short-term, batch discharge.

       4.      At intervals to be mutually agreed upon by the municipality/applicant and the Joint Meeting, the municipality/applicant shall be required to demonstrate, in written progress reports, to the satisfaction of the Joint Meeting, that the municipality/applicant is making definable progress in performing the remedial work so as to be able to complete the work within the time frame established in accordance with paragraph d,2. above.

       5.      The Engineer of the municipality where the remedial work has been performed will be required to submit to the Joint Meeting a certification stating that the remedial work has been completed, and such certification must be submitted within one (1) week of the date of the completion of the work.

       6.      After the time that the location(s) of the remedial work is identified by the municipality and agreed to by the Joint Meeting, but prior to the initiation of the remedial work, the municipality/applicant will be required to submit proof to the Joint Meeting that a performance bond in the amount of one hundred (100%) percent of the value of the remedial work and naming the Joint Meeting as a co-obligee has been issued to ensure that such work is completely performed.

        e.    The groundwater to be discharged to the Joint Meeting Wastewater Treatment Facilities pursuant to a permit will be, at all times, subject to analyses by the Joint Meeting, at the sole cost of the applicant, to ensure that the proposed discharge shall meet the quality limits, as set forth in these Sewer Use Rules and Regulations. At any time during the period of the discharge of groundwater to the Joint Meeting, a failure by the applicant to meet such quality limits shall be the basis for a revocation of the permit and a discontinuation of the discharge, and/or such enforcement measures as are authorized by law to be taken by the Joint Meeting.

        f.     The proposed discharger or applicant shall be obligated to institute pretreatment measures prior to the direct of indirect discharge of groundwater to the Joint Meeting in the event the groundwater fails to meet the parameters for acceptance of the discharge set forth in the Sewer Use Rules and Regulations.

        g.    Credits for future discharges of groundwater through the removal of infiltration/inflow pursuant to the above provisions may be accumulated or "banked;" however, such credits may only be transferred to accordance with ownership of the site identified as the source of groundwater at the time of the performance of the remediation work.

(1980 Code § 170-2; Ord. No. 1054; Ord. No. 1787)

 

27-2.2    Use of Storm Sewers or Natural Outlets.

       Stormwater and all other unpolluted drainage shall be discharged to such sewers as are specifically designated as storm sewers or to a natural outlet approved by the Borough Engineer. Industrial cooling water or unpolluted process waters may be discharged, on approval of the Borough Engineer, to a storm sewer or natural outlet. (1980 Code § 170-3; Ord. No. 1054)

 

27-2.3    Prohibited Wastes.

       No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described waters or wastes to any public sewers:

        a.    Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.

        b.    Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals or create a public nuisance.

        c.    Any waters or wastes having a corrosive property capable to causing damage or hazard to structures, equipment and personnel of the sewage works.

        d.    Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size as to be capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage works, such as but not limited to ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair and fleshings, entrails, and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.

(1980 Code § 170-4; Ord. No. 1054)

 

27-2.4    Restricted Wastes.

       No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged the following described substances, materials, waters or wastes if it appears likely in the opinion of the Authority that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property or constitute a nuisance. In forming its opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Authority will give consideration to such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment plant, degree of treatability of wastes in the sewage treatment plant and other pertinent factors. The substances prohibited are:

        a.    Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than one hundred fifty degrees (150° F.) Fahrenheit (sixty-five degrees (65° C.) centigrade).

        b.    Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of one hundred (100)  milligrams per liter, or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between thirty-two (32°) degrees and one hundred fifty degrees (150° F.) Fahrenheit (zero (0°) degrees and sixty-five degrees (65° C.) centigrade).

        c.    Any waters or wastes containing strong acid iron pickling wastes or concentrated plating solutions, whether neutralized or not.

        d.    Any waters or wastes containing iron, chromium, copper, zinc and similar objectionable or toxic substances in excess of limits established by the Authority, or having a pH outside of maximum and minimum limits established by the Authority; or wastes exerting an excessive chlorine requirement.

        e.    Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing substances in such concentrations as may exceed limits which may be established by the Authority as necessary, after treatment of the composite sewage, to meet the requirements of the State, Federal or other public agencies of jurisdiction for such discharge to the receiving waters.

        f.     Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Authority in compliance with applicable State or Federal regulations.

        g.    Materials which exert or cause:

       1.      Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids, such as but not limited to fullers' earth, lime slurries and lime residues, or of dissolved solids, such as but not limited to sodium chloride and sodium sulfate.

       2.      Excessive discoloration, such as but not limited to dye wastes and vegetable tanning solutions.

       3.      Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting slugs as defined herein.

        h.    Waters or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment processes employed or are amenable to treatment only to such a degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.

(1980 Code § 170-5; Ord. No. 1054)

 

27-2.5    Rejection or Control of Harmful Wastes.

        a.    If any waters or wastes are discharged or are proposed to be discharged to the public sewers, which waters contain the substances or possess the characteristics enumerated in subsection 27-2.4 and which, in the judgment of the Authority, may have a deleterious effect upon the sewage works, processes, equipment or receiving waters, or which otherwise create a hazard to life or constitute a public nuisance, the Authority may:

       1.      Reject the wastes.

       2.      Require pretreatment to an acceptable condition for discharge to the public sewers.

       3.      Require control over the quantities and rates of discharge.

        b.    If the Authority permits the pretreatment or equalization of waste flows, the design and installation of the plants and equipment shall be subject to the review and approval of the Authority and subject to the requirements of all applicable codes, ordinances and laws.

(1980 Code § 170-6; Ord. No. 1054)

 

27-2.6    Maintenance of Private Facilities.

       Where preliminary treatment or flow-equalizing facilities are provided for any waters or wastes, they shall be maintained continuously in satisfactory and effective operation by the owner at his expense. (1980 Code § 170-7; Ord. No. 1054)

 

27-2.7    Control Manholes.

       When required by the Authority, the owner of any property serviced by a building sewer carrying industrial wastes shall install a suitable control manhole, together with such necessary meters and other appurtenances in the building sewer, to facilitate observation, sampling and measurement of the wastes. Such manhole, when required, shall be accessibly and safely located and shall be constructed in accordance with the plans approved by the Authority. The manhole shall be installed by the owner at his expense and shall be maintained by him so as to be safe and accessible at all times. (1980 Code § 170-8; Ord. No. 1054)

 

27-2.8    Measurement and Testing Standards.

       All measurements, tests and analyses of the characteristics of waters and wastes to which reference is made in Article I of this chapter shall be determined in accordance with the latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, published by the American Public Health Association, and shall be determined at the control manhole provided or upon suitable samples taken at said control manhole. In the event that no special manhole has been required, the control manhole shall be considered to be the nearest downstream manhole in the public sewer to the point at which the building sewer is connected. (1980 Code § 170-9; Ord. No. 1054)

 

 

27-3    POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF INSPECTORS.

 

27-3.1    Right of Entry.

       The Borough Sanitary Inspector, the Authority, its supervising engineer and any other duly authorized employees of the Authority bearing proper credentials and identification shall be permitted to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing in accordance with the provisions of Article I of this chapter. The Authority or its representatives shall have no authority to inquire into any processes, including metallurgical, chemical, oil, refining, ceramic, paper or other industries, beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterways or facilities for waste treatment. (1980 Code § 170-10)

 

27-3.2    Observance of Safety Rules.

       While performing the necessary work on private properties referred to in subsection 27-3.1 above, the supervising engineer of the Authority or duly authorized employees of the Authority shall observe all safety rules applicable to the premises established by the owner, and the owner shall be held harmless for injury or death to Authority employees, and the Authority shall indemnify the owner against loss or damage to its property by Authority employees and against liability claims and demands for personal injury or property damage asserted against the owner and growing out of the gauging and sampling operation except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the owner to maintain safe conditions. (1980 Code § 170-11)

 

 

27-4    PENALTIES.

 

27-4.1    Violations and Penalties.

       A person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of Article I of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty stated in Chapter I, Section 1-5. Every day that such violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate offense. (1980 Code § 170-12; Ord. No. 1140; New)

 

 

Article II  Obstructions and Breaks

 

27-5    COST OF STREET OPENINGS.

 

27-5.1    Assessment of Costs for Certain Repairs.

        a.    Conditions for Borough responsibility. Reserved.

        b.    Conditions for property owner's responsibility. Reserved.

        c.    The Borough of Roselle Park will assume the responsibility for the repair of breaks or obstructions in the sanitary sewer under the following conditions:

       1.      The break or stoppage occurs in the sewer or sewer riser located between the sanitary sewer and a point two (2) feet below the top of the riser.

       2.      The responsibility of the Borough for repairs in accordance with paragraph c.,1. above shall exist only where the break or stoppage has not resulted from the fault or negligence of the owner of the sewer, his agent, servant or employee or other person using said sewer with the owner's consent.

       3.      The obligation of the Borough, in accordance with paragraph c.,1. above, shall exist only where the repairs are made at the direction and under the supervision of the Borough Engineer, Plumbing Inspector or Superintendent of Public Works.

       4.      Where the break or stoppage in the riser affects two (2) or more properties it shall be the responsibility of the Borough to determine the cause. Where the stoppage or break has been repaired, a cleanout shall be provided from the top of the riser to the finished grade.

        d.    The repair and maintenance of the lateral from the house to the sanitary sewer lateral to and including the first two (2) feet of the riser shall be the responsibility of the homeowner.

        e.    Where it has been determined that it is not the responsibility of the Borough of Roselle Park to make the repairs in accordance with the terms of paragraph c., any costs incurred by the Borough for the repair shall be billed to the property owner. Failure to make payment forthwith shall result in an assessment against the property and shall bear interest as in the case of all other assessments for local improvements at the maximum rate allowed by law.

(1980 Code § 170-25; Ord. No. 929)

 

 

Article III  Costs of Sewer Use

 

Editor's Note: The provisions of Article III apply only in those areas under the jurisdiction of the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties.

 

 

27-6       USER CHARGES.

 

27-6.1       Purpose.

            The purpose of this section is to impose an annual user charge, as hereinafter defined, on all domestic, commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental users of the sewer systems of the Borough of Roselle Park. (1980 Code § 170-27; Ord. No. 1057)

 

27-6.2       Use of Terms.

            User charge is the charge levied upon all users of the treatment works for the annual cost of operation and maintenance including replacements, of such trunk lines and such works, all as defined in the Federal rules and regulations. (1980 Code § 170-28; Ord. No. 1057)

 

27-6.3       Imposition of Charges.

a.                   All residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental users, except municipal and local school district users, shall be charged at a uniform rate for domestic waste contributed to said system. The rate for the aforesaid usage shall be based on the water consumption in cubic feet consumed at any such premises based on the consumption readings as reported by  New Jersey American Water Company for the period of twelve (12) months which can be most closely defined as the preceding year. The rate of charges shall be three ($3.00) dollars for 2018. The unit basis for such charge shall consist of one hundred (100) cubic feet of water consumed. The minimum annual charge to be imposed pursuant to this section shall be fifty-seven ($57.00) dollars. (Ord. No. 2489-2017 § 1; Ord. No. 2527-2018 § 1)

b.                  "Domestic Use" or "waste" is hereby defined to be domestic wastewater from sanitary conveniences.

c.                   User Charges for Industrial Wastes.

1.                  User charges for industrial waste shall be charged to industrial waste contributors who discharge industrial waste into the system. User charges for industrial waste shall be based upon the flow, suspended solids and biochemical oxygen demand of the waste as determined by the Borough Engineer. Sampling and measurement shall be accomplished by each industrial discharger at its own expense, and the results thereof shall be monitored by the Borough Engineer. Where deemed necessary by the Borough Engineer, permanent measurement and sampling facilities shall be installed by the industrial user at its own expense. The rate of charges for 2018 shall be $663.52. (Ord. No. 2489-2017 § 2; Ord. No. 2527-2018 § 2)

2.                  User charges for industrial waste shall be assessed only where sampling and testing show that industrial waste from a particular industrial waste contributor exceeds two thousand (2,000) gallons per day or where the suspended solids contribution exceeds fifty (50) pounds per day where the biochemical oxygen demand contribution exceeds fifty (50) pounds per day.

d.                  The cost of sampling and testing by the Borough of Roselle Park, as referred to in paragraph c.,1. and 2. herein, shall be assessed against each industrial waste contributor on the basis of the actual cost thereof.

e.                   "Industrial waste" is hereby defined as nondomestic wastewater flow resulting from industrial processing and manufacturing, and including cooling water discharge.

f.                    Where an industry has both domestic wastes and industrial wastes and said wastes are commingled and discharged into the sewer system, the industrial waste charge as set forth in paragraph c.,1. and 2. shall apply. Any industry, at its option and at its own cost and expense, shall separate its industrial waste from its domestic waste and provide separate connections to the municipal sewer system for each such type of waste. If an industry exercises this option of separation of wastes as herein set forth, the schedule as set forth in paragraph a. shall be applicable to its domestic waste flow, and the rate set forth in paragraph c.,1 and 2. shall be applicable to its industrial waste flow and use.

g.                  The user charges imposed by the Borough of Roselle Park shall be as set forth in this Article III or amendments thereto and shall be based upon actual usage for the preceding year.

(1980 Code § 170-29; Ord. No. 1058; Ord. No. 1371; Ord. No. 2202A § I; Ord. No. 2244 §§ I, II; Ord. No. 2270 §§ I, II; Ord. No. 2299; Ord. No. 2333 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2357 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2382 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2404 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2440-2015 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2456-2016 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2489-2017 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2527-2018 §§ 1, 2)

 

 

27-6.4       Assessment of Charges; Disposition.

            a.         All charges established and provided for herein shall be assessed against the owners of the property from which the sewage or wastewater emanates, respectively, and, effective January 1, 1979, shall be collected annually by the Borough of Roselle Park at a time to be determined by resolution of the Mayor and Council as real estate taxes are collected therein.

            b.         Such charges shall draw the same interest from the time they become due, as taxes upon real estate in the municipality, and shall be a lien upon the premises until paid, and the municipality shall have the same remedies for the collection thereof, with interest, costs and penalties, as it has by law for the collection of taxes upon real estate.

            c.         All sums collected under the terms of this Article III shall be applied by the Collector of Taxes and paid over by the Collector to the municipal sewer utility established by Ordinance No. 1054 (see Section 27-13) for the purpose of paying the assessments of the Joint Meeting and the Rahway Valley Sewage Authority and other operating costs of the utility.

(1980 Code § 170-30; Ord. No. 1058)

 

27-6.5       When Charges Effective.

            The user charge referred to herein shall be due and payable from and after the first day of January 1979. (1980 Code § 170-31)

 

27-6.6       Determination of Number and Classification of Users.

            For the purpose of determining user charges, the number and classification of all users of the sewage system shall be made by the Borough of Roselle Park. (1980 Code § 170-32)

 

27-6.7       Users Outside of Borough.

            a.         Any  industry located outside the Borough of Roselle Park which is a user of the Borough's sanitary sewer flow rights shall pay a user fee for the flow, BOD and suspended solids based upon the actual measured flow, BOD and suspended solids. In addition, the user shall be subject to an operating and maintenance fee which shall be a surcharge on the  measured fees for flow, suspended solids and BOD. It shall be the responsibility of the user to provide and maintain the measuring system which shall be approved by the Borough. The rates used in calculating the user charges, including the maintenance and operation fees, shall be one hundred fifty (150%) percent of the fees charged to the Borough by the sewerage authority for the measured period.

            b.         The Borough shall prepare the bill on a quarterly basis, and the bill shall be payable within thirty (30) days of the date of the bill. Delinquent fees shall be subject to interest charges at the rate established in accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:4-67. The Borough shall have the right to order the user to terminate any discharge into the Borough's system until such time as delinquent fees are paid.

            c.         The industrial user shall also pay a proportionate share, based on measured flow, of any costs or charges assessed to the Borough by the appropriate sewage authority except those charges included in the user charges referred to herein.

(1980 Code § 170-33; Ord. No. 1757; Ord. No. 1913)

 

27-6.8       Time Limitation on Challenges to Sewer Bills.

            The time period within which a user must challenge and/or appeal a sewer bill is one (1) year from the user's receipt of the bill. (1980 Code § 170-34; Ord. No. 1811)

 

 

Article IV  Use Regulations*

 

27-7-27-9    RESERVED.

 

 

Article V  Industrial Waste**

 

 

27-10  GENERAL RULES; RATES.

 

27-10.1    Regulations and Rates.

        a.    No industrial liquid waste shall be discharged into the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Roselle Park unless it is amenable to secondary or biological treatment processes. No toxic materials nor wastes containing explosive or flammable substances which would be detrimental to the collection system, including pumping stations and all treatment plant facilities and equipment or treatment processes shall be permitted to be discharged into the collection system. Subsections 27-10.2 and 27-10.3 set forth in further detail requirements concerning limitations on the quality of industrial waste characteristics.

        b.    Every industry proposing to connect with the Borough sewer system and to discharge industrial waste into same shall submit a complete chemical analysis of the waste, including biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), suspended solids, chlorine demand, phosphates, nitrates and other waste characteristics required by the regulatory agencies and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

        c.    Every industry connected with the Borough system and discharging industrial wastes shall pay a quarterly charge to the Borough of Roselle Park to cover the cost of treatment of the industrial waste.

        d.    Payment for industrial waste shall be based upon the following factors:

       1.      Industrial waste flow.

       2.      BOD of the waste.

       3.      Suspended solids of the waste.

        e.    The Borough of Roselle Park reserves the right to include additional charges for industrial waste characteristics as may be imposed by the Sewerage Authority on the Borough of Roselle Park or to modify the rates based upon actual cost to the Borough.

        f.     Quarterly rate schedule for industrial wastes.

Type

Quarterly Rate

Flow

        Per million gallons

        Per thousand gallons

 

$100.00

0.10

Biochemical oxygen demand, per ton

60.00

Suspended solids, per ton

30.00

        g.    The Borough of Roselle Park shall undertake periodic sampling and testing of the waste to determine both volume and strength or waste characteristics. The owner shall reimburse the Borough of Roselle Park for all costs of sampling and testing.

        h.    The volume of sewage and/or industrial waste from each industrial establishment may be determined by meters paid for and installed and maintained by the owner, actual water meter records and/or private well meter records combined with municipal water records or from estimates or measurements made by the Borough Engineer.

        i.     The characteristics of the industrial waste shall be determined from actual samplings or other approved means and shall be based upon analyses made in accordance with the procedures outlined in the latest edition of Standard Methods of Analysis of Water and Sewage, published by the American Public Health Association. The Borough may require the installation of automatic samplers at the cost of the owner to obtain representative samples during a calendar quarter or as may be required.

        j.     Additional classifications of waste characteristics or modifications of the rate schedule may be established by the Borough from time to time as deemed necessary.

        k.    The Borough of Roselle Park will accept industrial wastes into the sanitary sewerage system upon execution of a formal written agreement and under and subject to the provisions appearing in the agreement and the rules, regulations and rates stated herein. The agreement will set out in detail the characteristics of the wastes, the flow conditions which shall govern and the conditions with respect to the physical connection or connections. It will be the policy of the Borough to consider each application on its own merits and to establish specific conditions applicable to the particular situation for each agreement. No connection shall be made prior to execution of the agreement.

        l.     Prior to approving an application for a connection involving the acceptance of industrial liquid wastes, the applicant shall submit complete data with respect to the following:

       1.      Average, maximum and minimum rates of flow to be expected daily and seasonally.

       2.      Flow diagram showing points of applications of chemicals, type and quantity of each chemical used per day and per shift, a schedule of operations, expected chemical characteristics of the untreated wastes and the point or points of connection to the sewerage system. The normal situation will require the separation of and separate points of connection for domestic sewage and industrial wastes from each industrial establishment.

       3.      Chemical analyses and waste characteristics of liquid industrial waste to be discharged into the system.

(1980 Code § 170-13)

 

27-10.2    Prohibited Wastes.

       Wastes containing the following substances or possessing the characteristics listed below will not be accepted:

        a.    Any vapors or steam.

        b.    Any fluids with temperatures in excess of one hundred fifty degrees (150° F.) Fahrenheit.

        c.    Any fluid wastes which contain in excess of one hundred (100) parts per million of fat, oil or grease, either vegetable or mineral.

        d.    Any volatile, explosive or flammable substances, such as benzene, gasoline, naphtha, fuel oil or similar substances.

        e.    Any solids or viscous matter which may contain any ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar,  plastics, wood, paunch manure, hair or similar substances.

        f.     Any fluid wastes having a pH value of less than five point five (5.5) or in excess of nine point zero (9.0) or possessing other properties capable of causing damage or hazard to sewers, structures, treatment process, equipment or operating personnel.

        g.    Any wastes containing toxic or poisonous substances in sufficient concentration to interfere with the sewage treatment process or cause injury to animals or persons or to create an unacceptable condition in the receiving streams.

        h.    Any noxious or malodorous gas or substance which causes a public nuisance.

(1980 Code § 170-14)

 

27-10.3    Preliminary Treatment of Industrial Waste.

        a.    The Borough of Roselle Park reserves the right to require preliminary treatment where the chemical characteristics of the proposed industrial wastes, in the opinion of the Borough or in the opinion of the State Department of Environmental Protection or the local Board of Health, make such preliminary treatment desirable or mandatory. Some of the characteristics which may dictate preliminary treatment are listed below:

       1.      Five-day BOD in excess of three hundred fifty (350) milligrams per liter.

       2.      Suspended solids in excess of three hundred fifty (350) milligrams per liter.

       3.      Presence of arsenic, barium, cadmium, chloride, copper, cyanide, fluoride, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, nickel, nitrate, selenium, sulfate, zinc or pH values outside the acceptable limits.

       4.      pH below or above the allowable limits.

       5.      A chlorine demand in excess of thirty (30) milligrams per liter.

        b.    In such instances where it is agreed that the industrial waste will be received following preliminary treatment, drawings and specifications shall be submitted for approval showing all pertinent details of the construction proposed to accomplish the preliminary treatment, to include details of the indicator-record-register type of fluid meter and the housing to be used to meter the flow of industrial wastes, and also details of the control manhole to be constructed on the industrial wastes' connection within the sidewalk area. The control manhole shall be provided with adequate access manhole covers of approved type, through which access shall be possible to the Borough of Roselle Park personnel at all times. Drawings, specifications, reports, etc., shall be submitted in quadruplicate and shall be prepared by a registered professional engineer.

        c.    Where preliminary treatment facilities are required, they shall be provided and continuously maintained in an effectively operating condition at all times, at the expense of the owner.

        d.    Each owner connected shall be responsible for maintaining a quality of effluent from his premises which conforms to the provisions established in his agreement with the Borough. Sampling and analysis shall be done to conform to accepted practice and in accordance with the current edition of Standard Methods for Examination of Water, Sewage and Industrial Wastes, published by the American Public Health Association.

        e.    The cost of preparing and submitting this data for consideration by the Borough of Roselle Park shall be borne by the industry; likewise, the cost of sampling and analysis to determine compliance with the terms of the agreement shall be borne by the owner, although conducted by said Borough or its duly authorized representative.

(1980 Code § 170-15)

 

27-10.4    Control Manhole or Meter.

       Industrial permitted to connect to the Borough sewers, even though not initially required to provide preliminary treatment, may be required to provide a control manhole and/or meter as described above. (1980 Code § 170-16)

 

27-10.5    Industrial Waste Meters; Right of Entry.

        a.    Where the owner provides its own water supply entirely separate from that supplied by the Borough of Roselle Park or provides from its own sources a portion of the water consumed on the premises which eventually finds its way into the sewerage system of the Borough, all of the aforementioned provisions will apply. This does not relieve the owner from the requirement to furnish, install and maintain a meter of the indicator-register-record type, to measure the discharge of industrial wastes, as provided herein. All costs of furnishing, installing and maintaining the industrial waste flow meter will be borne by the owner.

        b.    The Borough of Roselle Park representative shall have access at reasonable times to industrial establishments and to any meters used to determine waste volumes discharged into the sewer system or excluded from the sewer system.

(1980 Code § 170-17)

 

27-10.6    Prohibited Connections.

       Under no circumstances will any of the following be connected to the sanitary sewers, directly or indirectly:

        a.    Floor drain, area drain or yard drain.

        b.    Rain conductor or downspout.

        c.    Grease pit.

        d.    Air-conditioning equipment.

        e.    Stormwater inlets or catch basins.

        f.     Drains from piece of equipment or manufacturing process, except when specifically authorized under the provisions of these rules and regulations.

(1980 Code § 170-18)

 

27-10.7    Domestic Sewage.

       A separate connection shall be provided for domestic sewage, and the waste shall not be commingled with the industrial waste within the plant. The Borough of Roselle Park shall determine the equivalent household connections from the discharge of domestic sewage from each industrial plant. This shall be determined by dividing the average daily domestic sewage flow by three hundred (300) gallons per day, the latter representing the average household domestic sewage discharge. The annual rate for discharge of domestic sewage into the Borough sewer system shall be computed by multiplying the number of equivalent units, as determined by the formula above, times the annual sewer charge applied to each household unit (presently fifteen ($15.00) dollars per year). (1980 Code § 170-19)

 

27-10.8    Payment of Charges and Rents.

        a.    The rates and charges fixed by the Borough of Roselle Park shall be in lieu of and in substitution for any other sewer charges heretofore made by any other agency for such quarter or any succeeding period.

        b.    Bills for said charges and rents shall be rendered to the owner of each premise quarterly in advance as soon as may be practicable after the beginning of each quarter and may be rendered with the tax bills covering real estate, and the charges and rents  shall become due and payable as herein prescribed.

        c.    The charges and rents shall drawn interest and be a lien upon the premises until paid, and the Borough of Roselle Park shall have and exercise the remedies for the collection thereof with interest, costs and penalties provided in Section 40:63-8 of the New Jersey Statutes and as it has by law for the collection of taxes upon real estate.

(1980 Code § 170-20)

 

27-10.9    Mandatory Connections; Alterations; Restrictions.

        a.    Each owner of premises located on streets in which sewers are available shall connect all sewerage facilities on the premises to the sewer system immediately upon such sewerage facilities becoming available and shall use the sewerage facilities at all times for sewage disposal therefrom.

        b.    No alteration or repair to any part of the sewer system or any connection thereto shall be made, except by duly authorized representatives or employees of the Borough of Roselle Park, without application for such having been made to the Borough and approved and except upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the Borough relating thereto.

        c.    No cesspool, privy vault, subsoil or cellar drains, rainwater or surface drains shall be connected with the sewer system or any part thereof. Only the sewerage system of the premises shall be so connected.

(1980 Code § 170-21)

 

27-10.10  Violations and  Penalties.

       Any person, firm or corporation who shall fail to comply with or who shall violate the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter I, Section 1-5. (1980 Code § 170-22; New)

 

 

27-11  HYDROCARBONS.

 

27-11.1    Exclusion from Drains or Sewers.

       No person, firm or corporation shall cause, permit or suffer to be dumped within the confines of the Borough of Roselle Park, or to drain into any sewerage system of the Borough of Roselle Park, any hydrocarbon in any form. (1980 Code § 170-23)

 

27-11.2    Violations and Penalties.

       Any person violating the terms of this section shall, upon conviction, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter I, Section 1-5. (1980 Code § 170-24; New)

 

 

Article VI  Payment by Industrial Users of Cost Recovery Charges*

 

27-12  ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL COST RECOVERY CHARGES.

 

27-12.1    Definitions.

       As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

       Joint Meeting shall mean the municipalities of the City of East Orange, the Township of Hillside, the Town of Irvington, the Township of Maplewood, the Township of Millburn, the City of Newark, the Borough of Roselle Park, the Village of Sough Orange, the City of Summit, the Township of Union and the Town of West Orange, organized in Joint Meeting pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:63-68 et seq., under the terms of a contract dated June 1, 1926, as amended and supplemented, in the matter of a joint outlet and trunk sewer and treatment plant for the sewage emanating from the municipalities.

       (1980 Code § 170-61)

 

27-12.2    Purpose.

       The purpose of this Article is to impose an industrial cost recovery charge, as hereinafter defined, on all industrial users of the Joint Meeting system and to provide for the collection of these charges. (1980 Code § 170-62)

 

27-12.3    Definition of Industrial Cost Recovery Charge; Allocation of Charges.

       The industrial cost recovery charge is the recovery from industrial users of the treatment works of the Federal grant portion of the cost of construction of the treatment works allocable to the treatment of waste contributed by such users, as defined in the Federal statutes and regulations. The portion allocable to each such user shall be payable in equal annual installments in the sum of one-thirtieth (1/30) of the portion for a period of thirty (30) years, after which this payment shall cease and come to an end. (1980 Code § 170-63)

 

27-12.4    Determination of Charge.

        a.    An annual minimum industrial cost recovery charge shall be assessed against all industrial waste contributors discharging industrial wastes into the system in the sum of one hundred ($100.00) dollars, unless the industrial waste contributor is subject to a greater charge under the terms of this Article.

        b.    The annual industrial cost recovery charge shall be a fixed cost per one million (1,000,000) gallons of flow, a fixed cost per pound for suspended solids and/or a fixed costs per pound of biochemical oxygen demand, as shown following:

       1.      Flow: two hundred forty ($240.00) dollars per one thousand (1,000) gallons.

       2.      BOD: eighty-five ($85.00) dollars per pound of BOD.

       3.      SS: seventy-five ($75.00) dollars per pound of SS.

        c.    Industries which on any day exceed a flow of two thousand (2,000) gallons or twenty (20) pounds per day of five-day biochemical oxygen demand or twenty (20) pounds per day of suspended solids shall, on a quarterly basis, report said flow, five-day biochemical oxygen demand and suspended solids concentration to the Joint Meeting for the purpose of determining the annual cost recovery charge for said industry. These reports shall be filed on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year. The Joint Meeting shall establish uniform regulations for sampling and analyses.

        d.    The Joint Meeting, at its option, may elect to sample and analyze the contribution from any industry to verify the quarterly reports submitted.

        e.    All tests shall be performed in accordance with the latest edition of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater at the time tests are made.

(1980 Code § 170-64)

 

27-12.5    Installation of Metering and Monitoring Facilities.

       The Joint Meeting at its option may require an industry to install metering and monitoring facilities at the expense of the industry involved for the purpose of obtaining representative samples of an industry's wastewater contribution to the Joint Meeting system. (1980 Code § 170-65)

 

27-12.6    Access for Monitoring and Sampling.

        a.    Entry and access to all industrial facilities for the purposes of monitoring and sampling an industry's discharge shall be granted by the industry to the authorized representatives of the Joint Meeting or its duly authorized agents.

        b.    The Joint Meeting may monitor and sample an industry or industries without prior warning for the purpose of determining the contributions of flow, biochemical oxygen demand and suspended solids, so that it may compute any industry's share of the industrial cost recovery charge.

        c.    Entry to premises and monitoring referred to herein shall be as provided in the Federal Water Pollution Act of 1972.

(1980 Code § 170-66)

 

27-12.7    Exempt Industries.

       Industries whose sole flow consists of the discharge from sanitary conveniences are exempt from industrial cost recovery charges upon satisfactorily demonstrating to the Joint Meeting that they qualify as a nonprocess dry industry. (1980 Code § 170-67)

 

27-12.8    New Industrial Users.

       New industrial users which commence operations after the start of the industrial cost recovery system shall also be subject to industrial cost recovery charges, reduced by the ratio of the capacity used, multiplied by the ratio of its period of use remaining, to the total cost recovery period of thirty (30) years. (1980 Code § 170-68)

 

27-12.9    Discontinuance of Use.

       Discontinuance by an industry of its use of the treatment works shall relive the industry of further industrial cost recovery charges, unless use thereof is thereafter resumed. The remaining industries shall not be required to assume the portion of the industrial cost recovery charge unrecovered due to this discontinuance. (1980 Code § 170-69)

 

27-12.10  Appeals of Allocation.

       Appeal from the industrial cost recovery charge involving the reasonableness of the allocations and cost recovery assessment is to be made in writing by an industry affected, by notice to the Executive Director of the Joint Meeting, by sending the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested. The Joint Meeting shall give the industry notice of a hearing on the appeal at least ten (10) days before the date thereof. The Joint Meeting shall determine the appeal within ninety (90) days after the date of the hearing. Notice of the determination shall be forwarded to the industry by certified mail, return receipt requested. (1980 Code § 170-70)

 

27-12.11  Adjustment of Charge if System is Expanded.

       In the event the sewage collection system or the treatment works of the Joint Meeting are expanded in the future, the respective industrial users' share for such expansion shall be subject to a cost recovery charge for the cost of the expansion, to be calculated both as herein provided and as provided in the Water Pollution Act of 1972. The total industrial cost recovery charge shall thereupon be adjusted for each industrial user. (1980 Code § 170-71)

 

27-12.12  Payment Due Date; Method of Payment.

       All industrial cost recovery charges shall become due and payable on the first day of February, May, August and November of each year on a quarterannual basis and shall be paid to the Borough of Roselle Park. The annual charge to each industrial user shall be determined by the Joint Meeting. The Borough of Roselle Park shall remit the sums collected to the Joint Meeting within thirty (30) days after they become due and  payable. (1980 Code § 170-72)

 

27-12.13  Due Date of Additional Charges.

       The industrial cost recovery charges provided for herein shall become due and payable from and after the first day of January following the completion by the Joint Meeting of the secondary treatment plant. (1980 Code § 170-73)

 

27-12.14  Interpretation.

       Anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, it is the intention of this Article VI that any reference to "treatment works," "treatment system" or "treatment plant," shall be construed to refer to a "public sewage treatment plant" and shall mean any structure or structures by means of which domestic or industrial wastes are subject to any artificial process in order to remove or so alter constituents as to render the wastes less offensive or dangerous to the public health, comfort or property of any of the inhabitants of this State before the discharge of the plant effluent into any waters of this State. (1980 Code § 170-74)

 

27-12.15  Enforcement Procedures.

       For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Article and the rules and regulations of the Joint Meeting relating thereto, the Joint Meeting operating said public sewage treatment plant shall:

        a.    Require that any person, corporation or municipality desiring to make any sewage connection or discharge or continue to discharge sewage, which includes or consists of industrial wastes, into such public sewage treatment plant, make application therefor in writing on forms provided by the Joint Meeting.

        b.    Adopt rules and regulations setting forth the information required to be stated in the application therefor, in order to provide full information as to the quantity, character and composition of any sewage which may be discharged into the public sewage treatment plant and establishing requirements and procedures for prompt amendment of the application in the event of significant changes in the quantity, character or composition of such sewage.

        c.    Make or cause to be made inspection of the discharging facilities of any person, corporation or municipality who may be discharging sewage or permitting sewage to be discharged into sewerage systems  under the jurisdiction of the Joint Meeting.

(1980 Code § 170-75)

 

27-12.16  Civil Action to Prevent Violations.

       If any person, corporation or municipality violates any of the provisions of this Article or rules and regulations promulgated by the Joint Meeting, the Joint Meeting may institute a civil action in the Superior Court for injunctive relief to prohibit or prevent such violations, and the court may proceed in the action in a summary manner. (1980 Code § 170-76)

 

27-12.17  Penalties.

       In the event of the violation of any of the provisions of this Article, the violator shall be subject to the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 58:11-55. (1980 Code § 170-77)

 

27-12.18  Scope.

       This Article is intended to apply solely to industrial users for all industrial waste contributed by them to the Joint Meeting collection and treatment system. (1980 Code § 170-78)

 

 

Article VII  Sewer Utility

 

27-13  MUNICIPAL PUBLIC SEWER UTILITY.

 

27-13.1    Sewer System to be Operated as a Self-Liquidating Public Utility.

       The municipal sewer system consisting of main sewers, sewers, lateral sewers, sewage treatment or disposal plants, sewage receptacles, pumping stations and any and all improvements, erections, works, establishments and fixtures to provide proper sewerage and drainage for the Borough of Roselle Park and controlled and managed by the Borough, whether owned or controlled by it, is hereby created and established as a municipal public utility for all of the purposes of the Local Bond Law of New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 40A:2-1 et seq.) and the Local Budget Law of New Jersey (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 et seq.). The municipal public utility is hereby found and determined to be a utility, enterprise or purpose authorized to be undertaken by the Borough and from which it may receive rates, rentals or other charges for or in connection with, or the use of services of such municipal public utility which shall be held, used and applied in accordance with the provisions of the Local Bond Law and the Local Budget Law and any other applicable laws. (1980 Code § 170-79)

 

27-14 - 27-15  RESERVED.

 

 

27-16  ILLICIT CONNECTIONS TO THE MUNICIPAL STORM SEWER SYSTEM.

 

27-16.1  Purpose.

       The purpose of this section is to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Roselle Park, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply. (Ord. No. 2240 § I)

 

27-16.2  Definitions.

       For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.

       Domestic Sewage shall mean waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.

       Illicit Connection shall mean any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Roselle Park unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJG0153982). Non-physical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.

       Industrial Waste shall mean nondomestic waste, including, but not limited to, those pollutants regulated under Section 307(a), (b), or (c) of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1317(a), (b), or (c)).

       Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Roselle Park or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.

       NJPDES Permit shall mean a permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A.

       Non-Contact Cooling Water shall mean water used to reduce temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Non-contact cooling water may however contain algaecides, or biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers, and/or corrosion inhibitors.

       Person shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.

       Process Wastewater shall mean any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, byproduct, or waste product.

       Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than non-contact cooling water.

       Stormwater shall mean water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land’s surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.

       (Ord. No. 2240 § II)

 

27-16.3  Prohibited Conduct.

       No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Roselle Park any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater). (Ord. No. 2240 § III)

 

27-16.4  Enforcement.

       This section shall be enforced by the Borough of Roselle Park Police Department and Construction Official. (Ord. No. 2240 § IV)

 

27-16.5  Penalties.

       Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars. (Ord. No. 2240 § V)

 

 

 

 Article IX  Sewer Connection Fees

 

27-17     SEWER CONNECTION FEES.

a.                   A sewer connection fee shall be payable to the Borough of Roselle Park for all buildings, structures, or premises, which hereafter connect to the Borough of Roselle Park sanitary sewer.  The purpose of the sewer connection fee is to pay the cost of the physical connection and a fair payment towards the capital cost of the Borough of Roselle Park sewer system pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-11.  The sewer connection fee, which is a one-time initial service charge for the right to connect to the Borough of Roselle Park’s sewer system, is calculated in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-11.

b.                  The sewer connection fee for each unit shall be $ 2,862.47.

c.                   The sewer connection fee for a single-family home, not part of a real estate development, shall be paid prior to the time of connection.  The sewer connection fee for any other real estate development, shall be paid at the time of the final approval, by the Roselle Park Construction Department.

(Ord. No. 2487-2017)

 

 

 


*Editor's Note: The provisions of Section 27-1 through Section 27-4 apply only in those areas under the jurisdiction of the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority.

*Editor's Note: The provisions of Article IV apply only in those areas under the jurisdiction of the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties. These provisions were deleted from the Code at the request of the Borough. Copies of the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties Rules and Regulations are available in the Borough Clerk's office and the Borough Engineer's office.

**Editor's Note: The provisions of Article V apply only in those areas under the jurisdiction of the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority.

*Editor's Note: The provisions of Article VI apply only in those areas under the jurisdiction of the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties.

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