Rates & Regulations

PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTAL, REVIEW, AND CONSTRUCTION OF
WASTEWATER SEWER AND EXTENSION

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REVISED JANUARY 2016
SCHEDULE OF RATES FOR FURNISHING SANITARY SEWERAGE SERVICE AND RULES AND REGULATIONS

JANUARY 1992
REVISED JULY 21, 1992
REVISED AUGUST 17, 1993
REVISED JULY 18, 1995
REVISED MARCH 19, 1996
REVISED JULY 16, 1996
REVISED MAY 18, 1999
REVISED AUGUST 20, 2002
REVISED DECEMBER 1, 2002
REVISED FEBRUARY 1, 2005
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2006
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2007
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2008
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2009
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2010
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2011
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2013
REVISED JANUARY 1, 2014                                                                                                                                               REVISED JANUARY 1. 2015                                                                                                                                             REVISED JANUARY 1, 2016

AUTHORITY MEMBERS
• DENNIS ARCHIBLE
• TIMOTHY ELLIS
• OREN LUTZ
• MRS. MARIE MCKENNA
• GREGORY SCHOFIELD

REGULAR AUTHORITY MEETINGS - 3RD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
**January and December Meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the Month**


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PENNSAUKEN SEWERAGE AUTHORITY RATES, RULES AND REGULATIONS

SECTION 1
A. Connection Fees
B. Application, Permits, Review and Inspection Fees
C. Additional Rules Pertaining to Connections For Multiple Units, Commercial and Industrial Units
D. Limitations and/or Mandatory Connections

SECTION 2
A. Rates
B. Multiple Use Premises
C. Resident Citizens Over 65 Years of Age
D. Premises With Private Water Supply
E. Water Not Discharged Into Sewers Industrial and/or Commercial
F. Meter or Measuring Devices
G. Interest on Service Charges, Liens, Enforcement

SECTION 3

SECTION 4
Notice to Plumbers

SECTION 5
Collection System - Rules and Regulations
A. Purpose and Policy
B. Definitions
C. Prohibited Discharges
D. Accidental Discharges
E. Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments
F. Vehicle Service Station and Commercial Vehicle Garage
G. Restaurants and Commercial Food
H. Violations
I. Severability
J. Other Ordinances

PENNSAUKEN SEWERAGE ATUHORITY PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTAL, REVIEW AND CONSTRUCTION OF WASTEWATER SEWER EXTENSION

COMMERCIAL APPLICATION – CONNECTION AND REVIEW

APPLICATION – CONNECTION AND REVIEW

CHANGE OF USE APPLICATION AND REVIEW

PENNSAUKEN SEWERAGE AUTHORITY STANDARD CONSTRUCTION DETAILS


PENNSAUKEN SEWERAGE AUTHORITY RATES, RULES AND REGULATIONS

SECTION 1

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A.  CONNECTION CHARGES:

That the rates, fees, and charges to be mde and collected for each and every sewer permit for the direct or indirect connection with the comprehensive sewerage system owned and operated by the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority, or in which it has or may acquire an interest, shall be as follows:

1. Residential
Single Family $1,275.00
Two Family $1,797.00
Three Family $2,386.00

           Multiple Dwelling Units
               Basic Charge - First Three Units..........$2,386.00

               Each Unit thereafter in accordance with the following:
               Multiple Family        $1,275.00/Unit
               Garden or High-Rise Apartments or Trailers        $1,275.00/Unit
               Boarding House, Lodging House, Nursing Home        $618.00/Unit*
               Hotel or Motel        $1,275.00

*In cases where dormitory style sleeping quarters are provided, the total number of  Dwelling Units shall be determined by the total authorized occupancy capacity of the  facility divided by two (2).

2. Other Than Residential:    All classes of uses other than Residential shall pay connection charge based upon their estimated daily average sewage flow as determined by the Authority's Engineer.  The charge per gallon per day of sewage flow will be $6.37.  In no case shall the connection charge be less than the charge for a One-Family Residential Unit.

3. Any Applicant may appeal the amount of the connection fee as determined from the estimates made by the Authority or its Engineer upon being notified in writing by the Authority or its Engineer of the Fee so fixed and be afforded a Hearing, by the Authority upon written request filed with the Secretary of the Authority within ten (10) days after such written determination.  The Authority, after written notice to the Applicant of the time and place of the hearing, shall consider the matter at the First Regular Meeting occurring not more than thirty (30) days after the receipt of the written determination and at least five (5) days after receipt by the Applicant of such Notice mailed by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, to the address given by the Applicant in the Application for Service.

4. Connection Fees which are one-time initial service charges for the right to connect, are an integral part of the Authority Rate Schedule.  The balance of Annual Supplemental Charges are necessary to maintain, improve and operate the Authority's Sanitary Sewerage Facilities.

5. All permits will expire one year from the date issued.

6. A permit is required for all new connections, a change of use from the original connection, reconnections, lateral repairs and when disconnecting service.  Fees are as follows: New connection - as outlined above.  Change of use - as outlined below. - *Reconnect - $100.00 - A reconnect permit will only be issued in cases where there is no change of use from the original connection and that the connection will be made to the existing lateral and not into the main line - Lateral Repair - $100.00 and Disconnect  - $100.00.

7. Change of Use connection fees shall be calculated as outline for a new connection less the actual gallons per day used for the last year in operation at the rate of $6.37 GPD. In no cases shall the connection fee be less than $100.00

*In cases where an existing lateral will be used as the reconnection but there will be a change in the use of the connection a change of use permit must be obtained.  If a contractor demolishes an existing structure and rebuilds and will not be connecting to the existing lateral and new connection permit must be obtained.

B.  APPLICATION, REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEES

The Owner(s) of the property and/or his Representative making Application for approval of the connection to the Pennsauken Sanitary Sewer System shall be subject to the following conditions upon submission of an application and shall comply fully with all other conditions should the application be approved.

1. To comply with the Provisions of the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority "Rules and Regulations" and the "Schedule of Rates" as outlined herein and including the latest revisions as on file in the Office of the Authority.

2. To convey by Deed to the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority, Easements to all areas on the Preliminary Plan showing Sanitary Sewer and all rights to the Sewer System.

3. Pay all Legal and Engineering Fees for the securing of Easements whether secured by the Applicant or the Authority and for all charges incurred to expedite the approval of the Application.

4. To present with the application a map of the location showing where the applicant will be connecting to the Authority system.

5.       A.  For applications to connect a single residence, to pay the initial filing fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) at the time of application for connection and to pay the connection fee of one thousand two hundred seventy five dollars ($1,275.00) plus an inspection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) when approval of the application is received.  A permit from the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority is required for all new connections, disconnections, reconnections, lateral repairs beyond the curb in the street and a change of use.

          B.  An applicant for multiple units shall pay an initial filing fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) plus an additional payment of twenty five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) which shall be utilized to establish an escrow fund from which shall be paid all engineering and legal review fees including but not limited to: fees for review of plans and documents inspection fees during the construction period and draftsmen's costs to transfer "as built" data to Authority's master drawings and Engineer's costs to verify "as built" data as supplied by the applicant.  Payments from the escrow account established on behalf of the applicant shall be administered by the Authority.  Payment shall be made to the Authority's Engineer and when necessary, its Solicitor in accordance with the hourly rates set forth in the contract between the Authority and its professionals.  At such time as any application is withdrawn, rejected or has been accepted and construction completed, any balance then within the escrow account shall be refunded to the applicant.  At any time, should the escrow account established for the applicant be drawn down to or be subject to outstanding invoices for professional services so that the balance is ten percent (10%) or less of the original amount, the Authority shall notify the applicant and upon such notice, the applicant shall within fifteen (15) days, tender to the Authority an additional amount to replenish the escrow account to the original balance.  Failure to make payments to the escrow account when and as required within thirty (30) days of notice shall cause the application and construction inspection process to be terminated.

6. To notify the Authority at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance as to when inspections may be made by an Authority representative before work is covered.  Failure to do so may require undue expense on the part of the applicant to excavate in order for proper inspection to be made.

7. Whenever the applicant has requested the extension of the sewer main or sewer mains, he will be required to submit to the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, PFW-2 and CP-1 applications.

8. The applicant will, at his own expense, provide all necessary information, as indicated on Form M7200-Rules and Regulations for the preparation and submission of plans for sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants, required to complete the application.

9. Each PFW-2 and CP-1 application must be executed by the Executive Director of the Authority upon approval of the Commissioners.

C.  APPLICATION, PERMIT, REVIEW & INSPECTION FEES FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL UNITS:

The Owner(s) of the property and/or his Representative making Application for approval of the connection to the Pennsauken Sanitary Sewer System shall be subject to the following conditions upon submission of an application and shall comply fully with all other conditions should the application be approved.

1. To comply with the Provisions of the Pennsauken Sewerage authority "Rules and Regulations" and the "Schedule of Rates" as outlined here in and including the latest revisions as on file in the Office of the Authority.

2. To convey by Deed to the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority, Easements to all areas on the preliminary Plan showing Sanitary Sewer and all rights to the Sewer System.

3. Pay all Legal and Engineering Fees for the securing of Easements whether secured by the Applicant or the Authority and for all charges incurred to expedite the approval of the Applications.

4. To post a Performance Bond in the amount covering the cost of construction as estimated by the Authority's Engineer.

5. To furnish the Plan with the application and to furnish the application in triplicate.  Plans are to be corrected and updated in accordance with the advice of the Authority and/or the Authority's Engineer and all plans to be re-submitted as revised until approval in obtained.

6. To furnish a listing of all plans and other materials, documentation, etc., submitted with the application.

7. To furnish six (6) copies of an itemized list and a description of the proposed sewer construction and appurtenances indicated on the Plan and other materials submitted with the application as well as the estimated cost.

8. To notify the Authority as to when construction can begin.

9. To notify the Authority at least forty eight (48) hours in advance as to when inspections may be made by an Authority representative before work is covered.  Failure to do so may require undue expense on the part of the applicant to excavate in order for proper inspection to be made.

10. Whenever the applicant has requested the extension of the sewer main or sewer mains, he will be required to submit to the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, PFW-2 and CP-1 applications.

11. The applicant will, at his own expense, provide all necessary information as indicated on Form M7200-Rules and Regulations for the preparation and submission of plans for sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants, required to complete the application.

12. Each PFW-2 and CP-1 application must be executed by the Executive Director of the Authority upon approval of the Commissioners.

13. To pay the initial connection charges for the multiple commercial and industrial users in accordance with the Authority's schedule and as estimated by the Authority's Engineer on the basis of expected gallonage.  These charges are to be paid prior to construction.  The applicant shall furnish the Engineer with support data relative to the type of installation, estimated water consumption and other information as required by the Engineer for the purpose of calculating the expected use of the Authority's system.

14. In the event that any improvement is proposed and construction commenced without prior knowledge of the type of activity to be conducted within the premises so as to make an accurate estimation of use and if possible, the applicant and/or owner must notify the eventual occupant to secure an adjustment of the connection fee prior to occupancy.  A certificate of occupancy will not be granted unless this adjustment is made.  In the event that an applicant wishes to appeal to the full Board for a review of connection charges, the Board may authorize a time-use period of one (1) to two (2) years depending on the type of installation and at the end of the time period, adjust connection charges based upon actual use.  It should be noted that the charges may increase or decrease as a result of the review.

15. To furnish six (6) copies of Plans along with the application in triplicate.  All six Plans must be corrected and updated in accordance with the advice of the Authority and or the Authority's Engineer and resubmitted as revised until approval is obtained.

16. Subsequent to approval, the Consulting Engineer shall notify the Authority whereupon a resolution shall be adopted by the Authority approving the connection, all Plans shall be stamped by the Authority's Engineer, including the date and resolution number of approval.  One (1) set of stamped, approved Plans shall be retained by the Engineer; two (2) sets shall be retained by the Authority; two (2) sets retained by the Engineer's inspection department and one (1) set returned to the applicant.

17. The Consulting Engineer shall prepare all letters relating to permit fees and performance bond requirements.  The performance bond shall be required in an amount covering the cost of construction as estimated by the Authority's Engineer.  The performance bond shall be submitted to the Solicitor for his review and thereafter, provided all fees are paid, the permit may be issued.

18. The performance bond shall remain in effect until all work is completed by the applicant and inspected and approved by the Engineer.  Inspections shall be coordinated by the applicant with the Engineer's Inspections Department but in no case shall less than forty eight (48) hours advance notice be provided.

19. Upon approval of all construction, the applicant shall request in writing, the release of the performance bond.  Upon receipt of the request of release of performance bond, the Engineer to the Authority shall advise the Authority of the results of any site inspection and upon the Engineer's satisfaction, the Engineer shall notify the Authority of his recommendation that the performance bond be released.  The recommendation shall be accompanied by a calculation of the required two (2) year maintenance bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the construction cost, with a minimum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).  The performance bond shall not be released until such time as the maintenance bond has been furnished.  The maintenance bond shall be subject to the review and approval of the Authority's Solicitor.

20. Upon the end of the maintenance bond term, the Authority's Engineer shall inspect the site and notify the Authority that the bond may be released.

21. Upon proper notification from the Engineer, at the end of the maintenance bond, a resolution shall be adopted by the Authority authorizing the release of the maintenance bond, closing the escrow account and refunding to the applicant the balance from that account.

22. As to all applications subject to the provision of this subsection, the Authority shall maintain a separate file, including copies of all bonds, resolutions, Engineer's bills, correspondence, etc..

23. An applicant for multiple unit, commercial and/or industrial connection shall pay an initial filing fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) plus an additional payment of twenty five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) which shall be utilized to establish an escrow fund from which shall be paid all engineering and legal review fees including but not limited to: fees for review of plans and documents inspection fees during the construction period and draftsmen's costs to transfer "as built" data to Authority's master drawings and Engineer's costs to verify "as built" data as supplied by the applicant.  Payments from the escrow account established on behalf of the applicant shall be administered by the Authority.  Payment shall be made to the Authority's Engineer and when necessary, its Solicitor in accordance with the hourly rates set forth in the contract between the Authority and its professionals.  At such time as any application is withdrawn, rejected or has been accepted and construction completed, any balance then within the escrow account shall be refunded to the applicant.  At any time, should the escrow account established for the applicant be drawn down to or be subject to outstanding invoices for professional services so that the balance is ten percent (10%) or less of the original amount, the Authority shall notify the applicant and upon such notice, the applicant shall within fifteen (15) days, tender to the Authority an additional amount to replenish the escrow account to the original balance.  Failure to make payments to the escrow account when and as required within thirty (30) days of notice shall cause the application and construction inspection process to be terminated.

D.  LIMITATIONS AND/OR MANDATORY CONNECTIONS:

1. In accordance with regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, all new construction within the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority (PSA) service area, within one hundred (100) feet of an existing and available sewage main, shall be connected to that main.  For the purposes of this section, the term "existing and available sewer main" shall mean a sewer main to which a lateral connection can be made except:

a. If the connection would require that the lateral cross or be placed upon lands of an adjoining property owner(s).

b. The connection requires the installation of a private pumping station.

c. The connection requires blasting of solid rock formation or crossing any waterway, railway or highway.

2. PSA sanitary sewer system and a plan for connection demonstrates any of the following, PSA may require as a condition of connection a modification of the plan and impose such other conditions as it may deem necessary to protect the sanitary sewer system and the welfare of its customers:

a. That a connection requires a sewage lateral which crosses lands of another.


b. A sewer connection which requires that a lateral be installed in excess of one hundred (100) lineal feet.

c. A connection which requires the installation of a lateral on a course other than a straight line.

d. A lateral which requires the installation of a pumping station.

3. In the event that the PSA requires a developer or land owner to extend a sewer main as a condition of the connection, the developer shall:

a. Provide a performance bond in an amount to be determined by the Consulting Engineer to the PSA and a maintenance bond covering a period of not less than one (1) year next following the completion of construction, in a form and amount to be determined by the Consulting Engineer to the PSA.

b. Provide detailed plans and drawings prior to construction which shall be subject to the advance approval of the PSA and/or its Consulting Engineer.

c. Notify the PSA and/or its Consulting Engineer of the date of beginning of construction and allow PSA or its Consulting Engineer to inspect and approve the construction prior to connection.

d. Immediately upon completion and approval of the extension, dedicate the extension to the PSA which shall thereafter be the sole owner of any extension of the sewer main required.

4. In addition, the developer shall provide a detailed accounting for all costs associated with the extension and shall certify those costs in a form prepared by the Authority.  The developer in the event that any adjoining property owner thereafter connects to the sewer main extension.  The formula for reimbursement shall take into account the benefit derived from the main extension by the original developer and any subsequent developer connecting to the extension.

SECTION 2

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A.  RATES:

That the rents, rates, fees and charges to be made and collected for the direct or indirect use of the services and facilities of the comprehensive sewerage system owned and operated by the said Authority, or in which it has or may acquire an interest shall be as follows:

SCHEDULE "A"

RESIDENTIAL:
For each single dwelling unit or the living quarters of a single family $51.50 per quarter. Each apartment shall be considered as a separate dwelling unit.

SCHEDULE "B"

1. All users and connections other than residential, including but not in limitation Industrial, Business, Commercial, Light Industrial, School, Churches, Theaters, Camps, professional Offices, etc.

2. The rents, rates, fees and charges for sewerage service for premises used or occupied for purposes other than strictly residential, except as herein otherwise provided, shall be based on the water consumption of the respective premises as measured by meter or meters for this purpose, in accordance with the rate hereinafter set forth.

3. The minimum quarterly charge shall be a customer charge of $51.50, plus a volumetric charge of $1.88 per hundreds of Cubic Feet or $2.51 per thousands of gallons.

All rents, rates, fees and charges described in the above Schedules will be due and payable every three (3) months, with billings to be made.

B.  MULTIPLE USE PREMISES:

The minimum rate of charge for any premises containing a combination of dwelling unit or units with separately operated business establishment or establishments served through a single water meter, shall be determined by multiplying the number of dwelling units by the rate given in Schedule "A" above, and adding thereto the number of business establishments multiplied by the minimum rate given in Schedule "B" above said minimum rates and charges prescribed and provided for in said Schedules "A" and "B".

C.  RESIDENT CITIZENS OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE:

1. Every person who qualifies for a reduction against taxes assessed against real property of a resident citizen over 65 years of age, or permanently or totally disabled, with a yearly income under $10,000.00 as set forth in the New Jersey Statutes Annotated 54:4-8.40, 8.41(a), 8.42, 8.43, 8.44 shall receive 50 percent discount.
2. For the purposes of this rate schedule, and in order to qualify for the deduction, the person must have been qualified and duly listed as entitled to the property tax deduction as defined in the New Jersey Statutes Annotated 54:4-8.4 et seq. as of July 31st 1979 and each July 31st thereafter.  The list of persons entitled as compiled by the office of the Tax Assessor of the Township of Pennsauken is and shall be conclusive as to the entitlement to the deduction.

3. In the event of a transfer of title from a duly qualified person to a non-qualified person, the Sewerage rate shall revert back to the first day of the billing cycle in which the disqualification took place.  A person qualifying in the middle of billing cycle will receive their discount effective the first day of their next billing cycle.

D.  PREMISES WITH PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY:

The owner of premises which uses water from a source other than the New Jersey Water Company or Merchantville Pennsauken Water Commission water supply system shall install, without cost to the Authority, a meter or meters as approved by the Authority, to measure the quantity of water received from such source or sources and discharged to the sanitary sewers.  No meters shall be installed or shall be used for such purposes without the approval of the Authority.  All meters shall measure in cubic feet.  The charge for sewerage service in such instances shall be based upon the quantity of water so metered and shall be at the same rate and for the same amount as is required to be paid by the owners of premises receiving the same quantity of water from the New Jersey Water Company, or Merchantville Pennsauken Water Commission water supply system.

E.  WATER NOT DISCHARGED INTO SEWERS INDUSTRIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL:

Whenever any premises uses water for an industrial or commercial purpose in a manner that the water so used is not discharged into the sewerage system of the Authority, the quantity of water so used and not discharged into the Authority's sewerage system shall be excluded in determining the sewer service charge for said premises provided, however, that the quantity of water so used and not discharged into the Authority's sewerage system is measured by a device or devises, meter or meters approved by the Authority and installed by the owner of the premises without cost to the Authority; and provided further, that the water supply for the premises is metered.  The sewer service charge of said premises shall be computed at the rates hereinabove provided for under Schedule "B", less the quantity not discharged into the Authority's sewerage system.  In lieu of the installation of a device or devices for measuring the quantity of water not discharged in the Sewerage Authority's system, the owner of the premises may install, at no cost to the Authority, a meter or meters for measuring the quantity of sewerage discharged to the Authority's sewerage system, and the sewer service charge given in Schedule "B".


F.  METER OR MEASURING DEVICES:

All meters or other measuring devices installed under the provisions of this Resolution shall be under the control of the Authority, except those meters or devices that are under the control of the New Jersey Water Company, or the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission.  The owner of the premises upon which such measuring device is installed, which installation shall be at said owner's expense, shall be responsible for its maintenance, and all repairs thereto shall be made at the owner's expense, whether such repairs are made necessary by ordinary wear and tear or by other causes.  If any such repairs are made by the Authority, the bills for and the cost of said repairs shall be due and payable to the Authority at the same time and shall be collected in the same manner and be subject to the same penalties as are the bills of the Authority for sewerage service.  All meters shall measure in cubic feet.

G.  INTEREST ON SERVICE CHARGES, LIENS, ENFORCEMENT:

In the Event of non-payment of all or any part of the service charges (connection fees and disconnection fees) or rentals herein prescribed and provided as and when due, such service charges or rentals shall bear interest at the rate of one and one-half centime (1-1/2%) per month after 30 days from the date they become due, and the unpaid balance thereof and all interest accruing thereon, shall be and remain a lien on any premises directly or indirectly connected with said comprehensive sewerage system of the Authority as to which any such rents and charges are unpaid, in the same manner in which municipal taxes are a lien on real property, and the Authority or liens as are provided for by law.

The Authority may, if it deems it advisable, compel the owner of premises discharging sewerage of such character that it imposes an unreasonable additional burden upon the sewerage system to treat such sewerage in such a manner as shall be specified by the Authority before discharging such sewerage into the sewerage system.  The Authority at all reasonable times shall have the right to enter upon any premises connected directly or indirectly to the Authority's sewerage system for the purpose of making analysis and tests of the quantity and quality of the sewerage discharging from said premises into the sewerage system.  Further, the Authority shall have the right to refuse any person, or combination of persons, firms, or corporations, the right to connect directly or indirectly into or with the sewerage system if, in the opinion of the Authority, the sewerage of water to be discharged in the Authority's sewerage system is or is likely to be detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the Township of Pennsauken, the Authority, or the citizens of Pennsauken Township.

SECTION 3

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1. All extensions, additions or alterations to the sewerage collection system including pumping stations shall conform to the specifications of the Authority and no such work shall be performed without prior approval of the Authority or its authorized representatives.

2. Any responsibility of the Authority in connection with the sewerage collection system terminates at the main.  The owner of the premises connected to the sewer is responsible for the maintenance, repair, enlargement or replacement of the "house connection" from the premises served to the point where said "house connection" connects with the main.

3. Where any premises with fixtures connected to the system, which fixtures are lower than the curb or lower than the street where no curb exists, the house connection from said premises, so connected, shall be equipped with a back pressure valve or in lieu thereof the individual fixtures so located shall be equipped with a back pressure valve.

SECTION 4

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NOTICE TO PLUMBERS:
      
A.  Curb Trap is to be placed on house side of sidewalk, not at the curb, 6" above ground with a cowl vent.

B.  Schuster vent should be installed only in driveway or walkway.

C.  Transit sewer mains must be connected with a saddle 4" cast iron hub piece on terra cotta.

D.  Connection at curb must be inspected by the Sewer Inspector.

E.  Connection from the house or building must be inspected by the Plumbing Inspector.

F.  Both inspections are to be inspected by the proper parties, before the ditch is filled.

G.  The Pennsauken Sewerage Authority recommends installation of back pressure valves if any fixtures are to be located in the basement of the premises.

SECTION 5

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A.  PURPOSE AND POLICY:

These rules and regulations set forth uniform requirements for discharge into the sewerage collection system owned and operated by the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority.

B.  DEFINITIONS:

1. "Authority" - means the Pennsauken Sewerage Authority.

2. "Cooling Water" - Any water used for the purpose of carrying away excess heat and which may contain biocides used to control biological growth or other additives to protect the system against corrosion, scaling or the like.

3. "Discharge" - The releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying or dumping of waste water or any pollutant into the waters of the state or onto the land or into wells from which the waste water or pollutant might flow or drain into said waters and include the release of any waste water or pollutant into a municipal sewerage collection system.

4. "Domestic Waste Water" - The liquid or liquid borne waste discharged from residential units, normally resulting from the noncommercial preparation, cooking and handling of food and wastes from sanitary conveniences.

5. "Freon Soluble Matter (Oil and Grease)" - In the determination of oil and grease, an absolute quantity of a specific substance is not measured. Rather, groups of substances with similar physical characteristics are determined quantitatively on the basis of their common solubility in Freon (trichlorotrifluoroethane). Oil and Grease is any material recovered as a substance soluble in Freon.  It includes other material extracted by the solvent from an acidified sample and not volatilized during the test (See Standard Methods 17th Edition.)

6. "Lateral" - The pipe which carries waste water from a structure or dwelling to the main line.

7. "Main Line" - The pipe which collects the waste water from several structures or dwellings and carries the waste water away for treatment.

8. "Person" - Any individual, firm, company, association, society, corporation, group or owner.

9. "Township" - The Township of Pennsauken in the County of Camden, the State of New Jersey.


C.  PROHIBITED DISCHARGES:

The discharge of the following waste into the sewerage collection system is prohibited and shall be grounds for disconnection from the Authority's sewerage collection system.

1. Gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or mineral oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas.

2. Garbage, ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, manure, hair, fleshing, entrails, paint residues, cannery waste bulk solids, paper mill wastes or any other solid or viscous substances capable of causing obstruction to the flow in the sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewerage collection system.

3. Any noxious or malodorous gas or substances, which either singularly or by interaction with other wastes, is capable of creating a hazard or menace to life or property or of preventing entry into the sewers for their maintenance and repair.

4. Any radioactive isotopes.

5. Any wastes containing viable pathogenic bacteria other than those normal to domestic sewage.

6. Any waste containing grease or oil that will solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32 and 150 Fahrenheit.

7. Surface or rain water, cooling water, water from roof and/or cellar drains, ground water, drainage from swimming pools.

8. Any waste which, in the opinion of the Authority, is harmful to any portion of the sewerage system or to its operation personnel or to the general public.

9. Any water or waste water which, in the opinion of the Authority, contains any toxic substances in quantity sufficient to constitute a hazard to humans or animals.

10. Any waste as defined in 40 CFR 128-131 of the Federal Register.

D.  ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE:

The user shall notify the Authority immediately upon accidentally discharging waste water in violation of this regulation to enable countermeasures to be taken by the Authority to minimize damage to the sewerage collection facilities.  This notification shall be followed within fifteen (15) days of the date of the occurrence, by a detailed written statement describing the causes of the accidental discharge and the measures taken to prevent future occurrences.


E.  FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT AMENDMENTS:

The disposal into the sewer system of any pollutant by any person is unlawful except in compliance with Federal Standards promulgated pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments (FWPCAA) of 1972 and any more stringent State and/or Local Standards.

F.  VEHICLE SERVICE STATIONS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLE GARAGES:

All vehicle service stations and commercial vehicle garages with a connection to the sanitary sewer system discharging other than domestic sewerage must have an oil and grease separator which has been approved by the Authority, installed and operating at their facility.  This oil and grease separator must be maintained in accordance with the maintenance schedule prepared by the Authority.  Each facility is required to report the maintenance of the oil and grease in the form specified by the Authority.  Falsifying or withholding any information will result in action by the Authority as described in Section 7.

G.  RESTAURANTS AND COMMERCIAL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS:

All restaurants and commercial food establishments with a connection to the sanitary sewer system must have an oil and grease separator, which has been approved by the Authority, installed and operating at their facility.  This oil and grease separator must be maintained in accordance with the maintenance schedule prepared by the Authority.  Falsifying or withholding any information will result in action by the Authority as described in Section 7.

H.  VIOLATIONS:

If a user should fail to comply with any provisions of these regulations then the Authority may do any or each of the following:

1. Bring an action in the Courts of the State of New Jersey to compel compliance.

2. Terminate sewer service to the noncomplying contributor, upon seven (7) days notice of the Authority's intent to take such action.

3. Request a termination of water service to the noncomplying contributor, upon seven (7) days notice of the Authority's intent to take such action.

Failure to comply with the regulations, in the opinion of the Authority, shall constitute and immediate and serious threat to the proper operation of the Authority's facilities or the public health, safety and welfare, then the Authority may take any or each of those actions described above, immediately and without prior notice.

FEES:  All costs and fees incurred by the Authority associated with the enforcement of these regulations will be reimbursed to the Authority by the property owner against whom enforcement action was taken.  These costs and fees shall be paid to the Authority immediately upon transmittal to the proper owner by the Authority.

I.  SEVERABILITY:

If any provision of this regulation or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of these regulations or the applications of such provisions to other person or other circumstances shall not be affected.

J.  OTHER ORDINANCES:

All other ordinances, rules, regulations thereof insofar as they are inconsistent with any of the terms of, or provisions of this regulation are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency only.