2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:9A-26 - Water


NJ Rev Stat § 34:9A-26 (2013) What's This?

34:9A-26. Water
(a) The occupants of each camp shall be provided a potable water supply in accordance with the following requirements:

(1) Each camp shall be provided with an adequate supply of potable water which is of safe sanitary quality.

(2) Wells or springs used as sources of water supply shall have tight covers and be so constructed and located as to preclude their pollution by seepage from cesspools, privies, sewers, sewage treatment works, stables or manure piles, or pollution from surface drainage. The water from such sources shall be obtained by free gravity flow or by a metal pump with watertight connection to a concrete slab covering such well or spring. If the pump is situated adjacent to the well or spring, it shall be so located and connected as to prevent pollution of the water.

(3) Basins, pressure tanks or reservoirs used for the storage of drinking water subsequently distributed without treatment shall be so lined, curbed, covered, or otherwise protected as may be necessary to prevent pollution of the supply by surface water, and to preclude pollution of an accidental, incidental or willful nature. Water therefrom shall be delivered to the camp fixtures, if such fixtures are provided, by means of a watertight discharge pipe by gravity or by pumping.

(4) No common drinking cup shall be used. If drinking fountains are provided they shall be of sanitary design and construction.

(b) The occupants of each camp erected or constructed subsequent to the effective date of this act shall be provided a potable water supply system in accordance with the provisions of "The Realty Improvement Sewerage and Facilities Act (1954)," P.L.1954, chapter 199, and any standards or regulations duly issued pursuant thereto by the Commissioner of Health; provided, that the commissioner, for good cause shown, and upon consultation with the Commissioner of Health, is authorized to amend or revise any such standard or regulation for application to the camps to which this article applies.

(c) The occupants of each camp which, on the effective date of this act, is maintained, occupied or used by persons working in or at camps to which the article applies, shall be provided, no later than January 1, 1970, with a potable water supply system in accordance with the provisions of "The Realty Improvement Sewerage and Facilities Act (1954)," P.L.1954, chapter 199, and any standards or regulations duly issued pursuant thereto by the Commissioner of Health; provided, that the commissioner, for good cause shown and upon consultation with the Commissioner of Health, is authorized to amend or revise any such standard or regulation for application to the camps to which this article applies.

(d) The commissioner, upon proper application therefor, may grant exceptions from the literal requirements of this section and any rule or regulation duly issued hereunder, it he finds that strict compliance would cause undue hardship and that the exception, if granted, will not unreasonably jeopardize the health or safety of the intended occupants.

L.1945, c. 71, p. 359, s. 26. Amended by L.1967, c. 259, s. 5, eff. Dec. 26, 1967.


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