New Jersey Revised Statutes § 40:14a-6 - Sewers; Acquisition; Operation

40:14A-6. Sewers; acquisition; operation
(a) The purposes of every sewerage authority shall be the relief of waters in or bordering the State from pollution arising from causes within the district and the relief of waters in, bordering or entering the district from pollution or threatened pollution, and the consequent improvement of conditions affecting the public health.

(b) Every sewerage authority is hereby authorized and directed, subject to the limitations of this act, to acquire, in its own name but for the local unit or units, by purchase, gift, condemnation or otherwise, and, notwithstanding the provisions of any charter, ordinance or resolution of any county or municipality to the contrary, to construct, maintain, operate and use such trunk, intercepting and outlet sewers, conduits, pipelines, pumping and ventilating stations, treatment plants or works at such places within or without the district, such compensating reservoirs within the county in which the district lies, and such other plants, structures, boats and conveyances, as in the judgment of the sewerage authority will provide an effective and satisfactory method for promoting the purposes of the sewerage authority.

(c) Every sewerage authority is hereby authorized and directed, when in its judgment its sewerage system or any part thereof will permit, to collect from any and all public systems within the district all sewage and treat and dispose of the same in such manner as to promote the purposes of the sewerage authority.

L.1946, c. 138, p. 648, s. 6. Amended by L.1951, c. 127, p. 555, s. 5; L.1953, c. 177, p. 1460, s. 4, eff. May 29, 1953.

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