N.J. Admin. Code § 7:9A-12.1 - System use

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The individual subsurface sewage disposal system shall be used only for the disposal of wastes of the type and origin provided for in the approved engineering design. No permanent or temporary connection shall be made to any other source of wastes, wastewater or clean water. This prohibition does not apply to those plumbing fixtures which are normally present within the type of facility indicated in the approved engineering design, such as air conditioning condensate, heating system condensate and water softener backwash.
(b) Drainage from basement floors, footings or roofs shall not enter the individual subsurface sewage disposal system and shall be diverted away from the area of the disposal field.
(c) As set forth in 58:10A-17, no person shall use or introduce or cause any other person to use or introduce into any individual subsurface sewage disposal system any sewage system cleaner containing any restricted chemical material.
(d) Disposal of materials containing toxic substances into an individual subsurface sewage disposal system is prohibited. Material containing toxic substances include, but are not limited to, waste oil (other than cooking oil), oil-based or acrylic paints, varnishes, photographic solutions, pesticides, insecticides, paint thinners, organic solvents or degreasers and drain-openers.
(e) Inert or non-biodegradable substances shall not be disposed of in the individual subsurface sewage disposal system. Such substances include, but are not limited to, disposable diapers containing plastic, cat box litter, coffee grounds, cigarette filters, sanitary napkins, facial tissues and wet-strength paper towels.
(f) Large quantities of cooking greases or fats shall not be discharged into systems not equipped with a grease trap designed and constructed as prescribed in 7:9A-8.1.
(g) Major plumbing leaks shall be repaired promptly to prevent hydraulic overloading of the system.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:9A-12.1
Amended by R.1999 d.314, effective 9/20/1999.
See: 31 N.J.R. 1416(a), 31 N.J.R. 2741(a).
In (a), rewrote the second sentence as the second and third sentences; and in (b), deleted a former second sentence.
Amended by R.2012 d.066, effective 4/2/2012.
See: 43 N.J.R. 478(a), 44 N.J.R. 1047(a).
In (a), inserted "other".

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