Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
(a) The owner of a
system that includes an advanced wastewater pretreatment device, including all
drip dispersal systems, shall have in place a service contract, throughout the
life of the system, with an authorized service provider. A current service
contract signed by the property owner and an authorized service provider must
be in place prior to issuance of any certificate of compliance, any occupancy
permit, or any sign off by the administrative authority required for the
issuance of any construction application, applied for after the installation of
the advanced wastewater pretreatment device, to a municipality pursuant to
(b) Failure to be in possession of a valid
service contract shall constitute a violation of the Water Pollution Control
Act, 58:10A-1 et seq. and a
noncompliance violation of
7:9A-3.4. Each day the property
owner fails have in place a valid service contract shall constitute a separate
and distinct violation.
expiration of a service contract, a new contract, which shall be at least one
year in duration, shall be entered into by the property owner with an
authorized service provider. If the property owner chooses to enter into a
service contract with a different authorized service provider than under the
expiring contract, a copy of the new, fully-executed service contract shall be
submitted to the administrative authority by the property owner within 14 days
after the expiration of the previous contract. The new service contract must
demonstrate that service for the system under an authorized service provider
has been continuous.
(d) If a
property owner fails to renew the service contract, the authorized service
provider shall provide written notification of the service contract expiration
within 30 days after the expiration to the administrative authority.
The following are the requirements for an
authorized service provider:
1. All advanced
wastewater pretreatment devices and drip dispersal systems shall be maintained
according to the manufacturer's/system integrator's maintenance requirements.
Current maintenance manuals shall be obtained by the authorized service
provider prior to performing maintenance.
Advanced wastewater pretreatment devices
and drip dispersal systems shall be inspected by an authorized service provider
on the following schedule, at a minimum:
Once within 30 days following system startup;
ii. Subsequent to initial inspection under
(e)2i above, twice per year for the first two years of system operation, once
per year thereafter;
iii. At the
time of transfer of the property with the new system owner; and
iv. Inspections shall be conducted on a more
frequent basis if required by the manufacturer or system integrator, as
inspection results shall be recorded on an inspection form, copies of which
shall be made available by the manufacturer/system integrator. The forms must
be signed by the authorized service provider and shall be submitted to the
administrative authority within 30 days after the inspection. Online access or
electronic submission of the data may be substituted for the physical form, at
the administrative authority's discretion.
At each regularly scheduled maintenance
visit, the authorized service provider shall, at minimum, observe, monitor and
i. The wastewater level in the
ii. Any effluent/pump filter
for clogging and clean as needed;
iii. Clarity in NTUs;
iv. The final effluent for odor;
v. All tanks for oily film;
vi. All tanks for foam;
vii. The pH of final effluent;
viii. The ponding of effluent around the
advanced wastewater pretreatment device and/or disposal area;
ix. Pump cycle and run time meters;
x. The condition of drip dispersal system
headworks and filters and service as needed; and
xi. Any other requirement established by the
manufacturer or system integrator.
At least once per year, the authorized
service provider shall, at a minimum:
Measure the sludge and scum levels in the septic tank and notify the homeowner
if the tank is in need of pumping; and
ii. Check the effluent filter for clogging
and clean it, as needed.
6. The authorized service provider shall have
proper equipment and training to access and program any system control panel on
7. The authorized service
provider shall monitor the telemetry control panel or auto dialer alarms
respond to any alarm condition in the manner specified by the manufacturer of
the advanced wastewater pretreatment device and/or system integrator of a drip
N.J. Admin. Code §
Repealed by R.1993
d.294, effective 6/21/1993.
See: 24 N.J.R. 1987(a), 25 N.J.R. 2704(b).
R.2012 d.066, effective 4/2/2012.
See: 43 N.J.R. 478(a), 44 N.J.R. 1047(a).