Section 155.56 - Pocantico Water District No. 1, Town of Mount Pleasant

155.56 Pocantico Water District No. 1, Town of Mount Pleasant. (a) Application. The rules and regulations set forth in this section, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 1100-1107 of the Public Health Law shall apply to certain reservoirs located within the boundaries of the Pocantico Water District No. 1, Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, which comprise part of the source of the public water supply of the said Pocantico Water District No. 1, and are situated as follows:

All those certain reservoirs designated as Ferguson's Lake, Lake No. 1, Lake No. 2 and Lake No. 3 shown on that certain map entitled "Map Showing Pocantico Water District No. 1 Situate in the Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York" prepared by Chas. H. Sells, Inc. certified as complete on September 21, 1972 and revised on February 23, 1973, March 2, 1973, April 11, 1973 and May 2, 1973 filed in the Office of the Clerk of Westchester County (Division of Land Records) on March 29, 1976 as Map No. 18772, the center of said Ferguson's Lake being approximately north 85~ 00' 00" east 1290 feet as measured from the westerly boundary line of Bedford Road from its intersection with the southerly boundary line of Raafenberg Road; the center of said Lake No. 1 being approximately south 77~ 00' 00" east 2550 feet as measured from the westerly boundary line of Bedford Road from its intersection with the southerly boundary line of Raafenberg Road, the center of said Lake No. 2 being approximately south 63~ 30' 00" east 2130 feet as measured from the westerly boundary line of Bedford Road from its intersection with the southerly boundary line of Raafenberg Road; the center of said Lake No. 3 being approximately south 64~ 0' 00" east 1660 feet as measured from the westerly boundary line of Bedford Road from its intersection with the southerly boundary line of Raafenberg Road.

(b) Definitions. (1) Chloride salt shall mean the solid compounds or solutions of potassium chloride (commonly used as fertilizer), calcium chloride (commonly used for winter road maintenance) or sodium chloride (commonly used for water softener regeneration).

(2) Herbicide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit plant growth.

(3) Human excreta shall mean human feces and urine.

(4) Junkyard shall mean an area where two or more unregistered, old or secondhand motor vehicles are being accumulated for purposes of disposal, resale of used parts or reclaiming certain materials such as metal, glass, fabric and/or the like.

(5) Linear distance shall mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of a structure or object to the high-water mark of the reservoirs.

(6) Pesticide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit pests such as rodents and insects.

(7) Pollutant shall mean dredge, spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, chemical waste, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal and agricultural waste discharged into water.

(8) Radioactive material shall mean any material in any form that emits radiation spontaneously. Radiation shall mean ionizing radiation; that is, any alpha particle, beta particle, gamma ray, X-ray, neutron, high-speed proton, and any other atomic particle producing ionization, but shall not mean any sound or radio wave, or visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light.

(9) Refuse shall mean all putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes including garbage, manure, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, street cleaning, dead animals, offal and solid commercial and industrial wastes.

(10) Refuse disposal area shall mean land used for the depositing of refuse except that it shall not include the land used for the depositing of refuse from a single family, a member of which is the owner, occupant or lessee of said land, or any part of a farm on which only animal wastes resulting from the operation of such farm are deposited.

(11) Reservoirs shall mean the reservoirs described in paragraph (a) of this section.

(12) Sewage shall mean any liquid or solid waste matter from a domestic, commercial, private or industrial establishment which is normally carried off in sewers or waste pipes.

(13) Sewage disposal system shall mean any system used for disposing of sewage.

(14) Toxic chemical shall mean any compound or substance, including but not limited to gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil or diesel oil, which is or may be harmful or poisonous to humans.

(15) Treatment works shall mean any treatment plant, sewer, disposal field, lagoon, pumping station, septic system, constructed drainage ditch or surface water intercepting ditch, incinerator, area devoted to sanitary land fill, or other works not specifically mentioned in this paragraph, installed for the purpose of treating, neutralizing, stabilizing or disposing of sewage.

(16) Water supply shall mean the public water supply of the Pocantico Water District No. 1, Town of Mount Pleasant.

(c) General prohibitions. No person, including State agencies or political subdivisions having jurisdiction, shall perform any act or grant any permit or approval which may result in the contravention of the standards for raw water quality as contained in Part 170 of this Chapter.

(d) Specific prohibitions. (1) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a 250-foot linear distance of the reservoir.

(2) Chloride salt. No chloride salt shall be stored within a 500-foot linear distance of the reservoirs except in weatherproof buildings or watertight vessels.

(3) Herbicides and pesticides. No herbicides or pesticides shall be stored, discharged, applied or allowed to remain within a 500-foot linear distance of the reservoirs unless a permit to do so has been obtained from the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction.

(4) Human excreta and sewage. (i) No privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind for either temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta or sewage shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within a 250-foot linear distance of the reservoirs.

(ii) No human excreta or sewage shall be deposited or spread upon or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the reservoirs.

(iii) No sewage or polluted liquid of any kind shall be discharged or allowed to flow on or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the reservoirs except in watertight pipes connected to a sewage disposal system or treatment works for which a permit has been granted by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility. No such watertight pipe shall be located within a 15-foot linear distance of the reservoirs.

(5) Radioactive material. No radioactive material shall be disposed of by burial in soil within a 500-foot linear distance of the reservoirs and not within a 500-foot to a 1,000-foot linear distance of the reservoirs unless authorization has been obtained from the appropriate State agency and such burial is in accordance with the provisions of Part 16 of this Title.

(6) Solid waste. (i) Junkyards. No junkyard shall be located within a 250-foot linear distance of the reservoirs.

(ii) Refuse. No refuse shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the reservoirs.

(iii) Refuse disposal area. No refuse disposal area shall be located within a 500-foot linear distance of the reservoirs.

(7) Toxic chemicals. No container used for the storage of the gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, diesel oil or toxic chemicals shall be buried beneath the surface of the ground within a 500-foot linear distance of the reservoirs.

(8) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the reservoirs and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such reservoirs except the person or persons authorized to enter said reservoirs by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant.

(e) Inspections. The Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant, or any person or persons charged with the maintenance or supervision of the reservoirs shall by its officers or their duly appointed representative make regular and thorough inspections of the area surrounding the reservoirs to ascertain whether the rules and regulations set forth in this section are being complied with. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid town board to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the persons violating the same together with notices of such violations. If such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations, it shall be the further duty of the aforesaid town board to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The aforesaid town board shall report to the State Commissioner of Health in writing annually, prior to the 30th day of January, the results of the regular inspections made during the preceding year. The report shall state the number of inspections which were made, the number of violations found, the number of notices served, the number of violations abated and the general condition of the areas surrounding the reservoirs at the time of the last inspection.

(f) Penalties for violations. Penalties for violations of this section shall be those specified by section 1103 of the Public Health Law.

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