Illicit Connection

Illicit Connection/Improper Disposal of Waste


11-4.1    Definitions.

   As used in this section:

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 Township, unless that discharge
is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number
NJ0141852). 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 (MS4shall 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 Township
or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying

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.

Process wastewater shall mean 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. #05-1196, S 1)

11-4.2    Prohibited Conduct, Permitted Exceptions.

a.     No person shall discharge or cause to be
discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm
sewer system operated by the Township any domestic sewage, non-contact
cooling water, process water, or other industrial waste (other than

b.     Except as set forth in subsection 11-4.2
of this chapter, the spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than
stormwater in such a manner as to cause the
discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also

c.     The following activities are
excepted from the prohibitions set forth in
subsection 11-4.2b. of this chapter:

1.     Water line flushing and discharges from
potable water sources;

2.     Uncontaminated ground water, e.g.,
infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing
drains, rising ground waters, provided a permit for the connection thereof
has been obtained pursuant to subsection 11-4.2d. of
this chapter;

3.     Air conditioning condensate (excluding
contact and non-contact cooling water);

4.     Irrigation water (including landscape
and lawn watering runoff);

5.     Flows from springs, riparian habitats
and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows;

6.     Residential car washing
water, and residential swimming pool discharges;

7.     Sidewalk, driveway and street wash

8.     Flows from firefighting activities;

9.     Flows from rinsing of the following
equipment with clean water: Equipment used in the application of salt and
de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing material
applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and
de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the
maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods, e.g., shoveling and
sweeping. Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or
properly discarded.

d.     The connection of the activities set
forth in subsection 11-4.2c,2, of this chapter to
the municipal separate storm sewer may be allowed upon application to the
Township Engineer for a permit upon the following conditions:

1.     Unless approved by the Township
Engineer, the sump pump, roof drain, other drain or connection shall not
discharge water, either directly or indirectly, to a public right-of-way or
easement. The Township Engineer, when evaluating a request for such a
connection shall require the submission of the following information:

(a)     A written plan indicating how the flow
is intended to be redirected to discharge to a storm sewer in accordance
with subsection 16-5.2 of this Code so that icing or street erosion
conditions will not occur.

(b)     A sketch submitted showing the
connection of the sump pump, roof drain, or other drain or connection to the
municipal separate storm sewer.

(c)      Submission of a road opening permit,
if work is to be done in the Township right-of-way, or within a public

2.     Payment of
the fee prescribed by subsection 11-1.5 of this chapter, and compliance with
the insurance, bond, and inspection requirements of, respectively,
subsections 11-1.3, 11-1.4 and 11-1.5 of this chapter.

        (Ord.#05-1196, S 1)

11-4.3    General Requirements for Sump Pumps, Roofs and
Other Drains.

a.     Any sump pump shall have a permanent
piping installation to direct flow at least ten (10) feet from a building
structure and at a location which will minimize infiltration to the building
foundation and/or the Township sanitary sewer system.

b.     Any sump
pump, roof drain or other drain or connection shall not discharge water onto
any adjacent property.

        (Ord.#05-1196, S 1)

11-4.4    Enforcement.

   This section shall be enforced by the Police
Department and/or Township Engineer and/or his/her designated
representatives. (Ord. #05-1196, S 1)