Town of South Brunswick
New Jersey


Amending and Supplementing Chapter 114, Utilities, of the South Brunswick Code Regarding Utility Pump Station Maintenance and Repair


Category:General OrdinanceFunctions:None


WHEREAS, the Township maintains South Brunswick Code Chapter 114, Utilities, which sets forth the standards, regulations and rates for water and sewer services; and


              WHEREAS, the Utilities Supervisor has recommended changes to Sec. 114-34, General Regulations regarding emergency sanitary pipeline and pump station repairs; and


              WHEREAS, the Township Council believes that such charges are in the best interests of the Township;


              NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of South Brunswick, County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey, that:


I.              Chapter 114-34 of the South Brunswick Code shall be and is hereby amended and supplemented as follows, with the addition of the following:



Sec. 114-34 - General Regulations.

(n)              Emergency Sanitary Pipeline and Pump Station Repairs - As the necessity may arise, if a sanitary sewer line or a sanitary sewer pump station experiences a major failure, the township shall have the right to order a temporary shutdown of operations of any or all facilities which convey wastewater into or though the sanitary sewer lines or pump stations affected by the major failure in order to promptly make repairs. For purposes of this section, a “major failure” shall be any condition which causes an inability to safely pump or convey sanitary sewerage through the township’s sanitary sewer system. Operation shutdown orders will be based on the wastewater flows generated by the facility and the capacity impact on said lines or pump stations.  The township will use all reasonable and practical measures to notify the user in advance , if possible, in the event a shutdown order is necessary, stating the probable duration of the operations shutdown as well as the reason for the shutdown order. Nothing contained herein, however, shall prohibit the township from ordering an immediate shutdown of operations, without advance notice, in the event of an emergency. In the event of any shutdown of operations, the Township will not be liable for any damage, loss or inconvenience experienced by the user or for any claims of whatever nature arising out of the shutdown.


II.              If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this ordinance or any other codes or ordinances incorporated herein shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder hereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which said judgment shall have been rendered.


III.              This ordinance shall become effective twenty (20) days after its final passage.


The above ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a regular meeting of the Township Council of the Township of South Brunswick held on August 22, 2017, and will be considered on second and final reading and final passage at a regular meeting of the Township Council of the Township of South Brunswick to be held at the Municipal Building, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, at 7:30 p.m. on September 26, 2017, at which time and place any person having an interest therein will be given an opportunity to be heard.