Part 139 - Rockland County

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VILLAGES

Section 139.1 - Village of Nyack

VILLAGES

(Statutory authority: L. 1893, ch. 661; L. 1889, ch. 251)

Section 139.1 Village of Nyack.

(a) Application. The following rules and regulations apply to that portion of the stream known as Hackensack Creek--a tributary of the Hackensack River lying above the intake to the filtration works of the Nyack water supply situated at West Nyack, Rockland County, New York, as well as to every spring, stream, ditch, gutter, lake, pond, reservoir or watercourse of any kind, the waters of which when running flow eventually into the aforesaid Hackensack Creek above the aforesaid limits. They also apply to the reservoir of the Nyack water supply situated within the village of Nyack.

(b) Privies adjacent to ponds, lakes, reservoirs or watercourses. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit or cesspool or any other receptacle of any kind used for the deposit, reception or storage of human excreta shall be constructed, located, placed or maintained with its nearest point within 50 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark of any lake, pond or reservoir or of the edge, margin or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or other watercourse of any kind, the waters of which comprise or when running flow eventually into the aforesaid Hackensack Creek above the aforesaid limits.

(2) Every privy, privy vault, pit or cesspool or other receptacle or place used for the deposit, reception or storage of human excreta which is constructed, located or maintained within 150 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark of any lake, pond or reservoir or of the edge, margin or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or watercourse of any kind, whose waters comprise or when running flow into the aforesaid Hackensack Creek above the aforesaid limits, and from which privy or other receptacle the excreta are not at once removed automatically by means of suitable watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place of ultimate disposal, as hereinafter provided, shall be arranged in such manner that all such excreta shall be received temporarily in suitable vessels or receptacles which shall at all times be maintained in an absolutely watertight condition and which will permit of convenient removal to some place of ultimate disposal as hereinafter set forth.

(3) The excreta collected in the aforesaid removable receptacles shall be removed and the receptacles cleansed and deodorized as often as may be found necessary in order to maintain the privy in proper sanitary condition and to effectually and strictly prevent any overflow upon the soil or upon the foundations or floor of the privy. In effecting this removal the utmost care shall be exercised that none of the contents be allowed to escape while being transferred from the privy to the place of disposal hereinafter specified and that the least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises or of adjacent premises.

(4) Unless otherwise specifically ordered or permitted by the State Board of Health, the excreta collected in the aforesaid receptacles shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or by thoroughly digging into the soil in such place and manner as to effectually prevent them being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow and at distances not less than 200 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark of any lake, pond or reservoir or from the edge, margin or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or watercourse of any kind, the waters of which comprise or when running flow into the aforesaid Hackensack Creek above the aforesaid limits.

(5) Whenever it shall be found that, owing to the character of the soil or to the surface of the ground or owing to the height or flow of subsoil or surface water or through special local conditions, the excremental matter from any privy or aforesaid receptacle or from any trench or place of disposal may, in the opinion of the State Board of Health, be washed over the surface of the ground or through the soil into any lake, pond or reservoir, spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or other watercourse, the waters of which comprise or when running flow into the aforesaid Hackensack Creek above the aforesaid limits, then the said privy or receptacle for excreta or the said trench or place of disposal shall, after due notice to the owner thereof, be removed to such greater distance or to such place as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Board of Health.

(c) House slops, sink waste, laundry water, garbage, refuse, etc. (1) No sewage, garbage, putrescible matter, house slops, bath water, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste water from creameries, cheese factories or laundries or water in which milk cans, utensils, clothes, bedding, carpets or harnesses have been washed or rinsed nor any polluted water or liquid shall be thrown or discharged directly into any lake, pond, reservoir, spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or other watercourse comprising or flowing into the aforesaid Hackensack Creek within the aforesaid limits, nor shall any such liquid or solid matter be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground or into the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same may flow into any lake, pond, reservoir, spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or watercourse aforesaid within 50 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark of any lake, pond or reservoir or of the edge, margin or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or other watercourse aforesaid. (2) No clothing, bedding, carpets, harness, vehicles, tanks, barrels, receptacles, utensils nor animals nor anything that pollutes water shall be washed or rinsed in, nor shall any person bathe in any lake, pond, reservoir, spring, stream, ditch, gutter, drain or other watercourse of any kind aforesaid.

(d) Manures, composts, etc. (1) No stables for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, poultry yard, cattle pen, pigsty, henhouse, hitching place or standing HEALTH 10B cans, utensils, clothing, bedding, carpets or harness have been washed or rinsed nor any polluted water or liquid of any kind shall be thrown or discharged directly or indirectly into any reservoir or watercourse; nor shall any such liquid or solid refuse or waste be thrown, discharged or allowed to escape or remain upon the surface of the ground or be allowed to escape or percolate into or through the ground below the surface within a distance of 200 feet from any reservoir or within 100 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of Canton.

(3) No clothing, bedding, carpets, harnesses, vehicle, receptacles, utensils nor anything that pollutes water shall be washed, rinsed or placed in any reservoir or watercourse.

(e) Bathing, animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No person shall be allowed to bathe in any reservoir or tributary thereof nor shall any animals or poultry be allowed to stand, wallow, wade or swim in any reservoir or tributary thereof nor be washed therein. No animals or poultry shall be watered in any reservoir of the public water supply of the village of Canton. No watering place of any kind shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute with muddy leachings or excretal matters any streams tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton.

(2) No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals, manure pile or compost heap shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain with its nearest point less than 300 feet from any reservoir or within 200 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of Canton, and none of the above named objects or sources of pollution shall be so constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain where or in such a manner that the drainings, leachings or washings from the same may enter any such reservoir or watercourse without first having passed over or through such an extent of soil as to have been properly purified, and in no case shall it be deemed that proper purification has been secured unless the above drainings, leachings or washings shall have percolated over or through the soil in a scattered, dissipated form and not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage for a distance of not less than 300 feet from any reservoir or 200 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton.

(3) No human excreta and no compost or other matter containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse nor to be placed, piled or spread upon the surface of the ground at any point on the watershed tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton nor shall such human excreta or compost or other matter containing human excreta be dug or buried in the soil at a less depth than 18 inches below the surface nor within a distance of 500 feet from any reservoir nor within 300 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply supply of the village of Canton and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within a distance of 200 feet from any reservoir or within 100 feet from any watercourse or ditch tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton.

(4) No decayed or fermented fruit or vegetables, cider mill wastes, roots, grain or other vegetable refuse of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged or allowed to escape or pass into any reservoir or watercourse, nor shall they be thrown, placed, piled, maintained or allowed to remain in such places that the drainage, leachings or washings therefrom may flow by open, blind or covered drains or channels of any kind into any reservoir or watercourse without first having passed over or through such an extent of soil as to have been properly purified, and in no case shall it be deemed that sufficient purification has been secured unless the above mentioned drainings, leachings or washings shall have percolated over or through the soil in a scattered, dissipated form and not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage for a distance of not less than 100 feet before entering any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton.

(f) Dead animals, offal, manufacturing wastes, etc. No dead animals, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal or waste matter of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged or allowed to escape or to pass into any reservoir or watercourse. Nor shall any such material or refuse be so located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain that the drainage, leachings or washings therefrom may reach any such reservoir or watercourse without having first percolated over or through the soil in a scattered, dissipated form and not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage for a distance of 300 feet from any reservoir or 200 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton. (g) Fishing, boating and ice cutting. No boating or fishing of any kind and no ice cutting or trespassing whatever shall be allowed in or upon the waters or ice of the reservoir.

(h) Labor camps. No temporary camp, tent, building or other structures for housing laborers engaged on construction work or for other purposes shall be located, placed or maintained with a distance of 500 feet from any reservoir or 300 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton.

(i) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet from any reservoir or 300 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton.

(j) Inspections. The board of water commissioners of the village of Canton shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoirs, streams and drainage areas tributary thereto for the purpose of ascertaining whether the above rules and regulations are being complied with, and it shall be the duty of said board of water commissioners to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the persons violating the same with notices of such violations; and if such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations it shall be the further duty of the board of water commissioners to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The board of water commissioners shall report in writing annually, on the first day of January, the results of the regular inspections made during the preceding year stating the number of inspections which have been made, the number of violations found, the number of notices served and the general condition of the watershed at the time of the last inspection.

(k) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), the penalty for each and every violation of or noncompliance with any of these rules and regulations which relate to a permanent source or act of contamination is hereby fixed at $100.
 

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COMPANIES

Section 139.15 - Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation)

COMPANIES

Section 139.15 Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation).

(a) [Application.] The following rules and regulations enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 70, 71 and 73 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as finally amended by chapter 391 of the Laws of 1933, shall apply to all natural and artificial reservoirs of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation), Haverstraw, New York, and to all watercourses tributary thereto or ultimately discharging into said reservoirs, except as noted specifically in subdivisions (e) and (1).

(b) Definition of terms. Wherever used in this section:

(1) The term water supply means the public water supply of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation).

(2) The term reservoir means the reservoirs serving as sources of water supply of the villages of Haverstraw and West Haverstraw and portions of the town of Stony Point, Rockland County, New York, and shall include any additional reservoir which may be constructed or used for said water supply.

(3) The term watercourse means every spring, pond (other than reservoirs), stream, marsh or channel of any kind, the waters of which flow or may flow into this water supply.

(4) The linear distance of a structure or object from a reservoir or watercourse is the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the high-water mark of a reservoir or to the edge, margin or precipitous bank forming the ordinary high-water mark of a watercourse.

(5) The term human excreta means feces, urine and other excretions, commonly disposed of by the so-called dry system as typified by the ordinary privy.

(6) The term sewage means waste liquids containing human excreta and decomposing matter flowing in or from a house drainage system or sewer.

(7) For the purpose of regulating bathing, fishing, boating and ice cutting (restricted under subdivisions [e] and [f]) according to the danger of pollution arising in proportion to the remoteness from the intake on Cedar Pond Brook of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) the drainage area will be considered as consisting of two separate districts as follows:

(i) District A shall include that portion of the watershed tributary to Cedar Pond Brook between the water works intake and a point two miles upstream from this intake, and also all the watershed tributary to any reservoirs on other watercourses which serve as sources of water supply of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corpora-tion).

(ii) District B shall include the remaining area tributary to Cedar Pond Brook beyond the point two miles upstream from the water works intake.

(c) [Human excreta] (1) No human excreta shall be deposited, thrown or placed in or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse.

(2) No human excreta shall be placed or spread upon the surface of the ground at any point on the watershed of the water supply.

(3) No human excreta shall be buried in the soil on the watershed of the water supply unless deposited in trenches or pits at a distance of not less than 300 feet from any reservoir or watercourse and covered with not less than 18 inches of soil in such a manner as to effectually prevent its being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow.

(4) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or any other receptacle of any kind used for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain with its nearest point within 50 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation), except a properly constructed and operated sewage disposal plant as hereinafter set forth in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d), provided, however, that the property on which the privy or receptacle is built or is to be built is so located, bounded or otherwise placed that the distance above named can be obtained within the limits of such property.

(5) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or any other receptacle used for the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain with its nearest point within 150 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation). Every privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or any other receptacle used for the permanent deposit of human excreta, built or to be built on property which is so located, bounded, or otherwise placed that the distance mentioned above in this paragraph cannot be obtained, shall be placed as far as possible from any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) and then only with the approval and under the supervision of said company and in such a manner as effectually to prevent any pollution of the public water supply.

(6) Every privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or other receptacle or place used for the tempo-rary storage of human excreta, which is constructed, located, maintained or allowed to remain within the limiting distance prescribed and stated by paragraph (5) of this subdivision from which privy or other receptacle the excreta are not at once removed automatically by means of suitable watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place of ultimate disposal, as hereinafter provided, shall be arranged in such manner that all such excreta shall be received temporarily in suitable vessels or receptacles which shall at all times be maintained in an absolutely watertight condition and which will permit of convenient removal to some place of ultimate disposal as hereinafter set forth. Every privy or receptacle of any kind for the storage or deposit of human excreta, except a properly constructed and operated sewage disposal plant as hereinafter set forth in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d), built or to be built on property which is so located, bounded or otherwise placed that the distance named in paragraph (4) of this subdivision cannot be obtained, shall be placed as far as possible from any reservoir or watercourse and especially constructed of masonry, concrete or metal to form a watertight receptacle from which no outward percolation can take place. Where removable watertight containers are provided, they shall be located as far as practicable from any reservoir or watercourse. All privies or receptacles referred to in this paragraph shall be constructed or installed only with the approval and under the supervision of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation), Haverstraw, New York, and in such manner as effectually to prevent any pollution of the public water supply.

(7) Whenever, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health, excremental matter from any aforesaid privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal may be washed over the surface of the ground or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any reservoir or watercourse, the said privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal shall be removed, after due notice to the owner thereof, to such places as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Commissioner of Health.

(d) [Sewage, wastes, refuse.] (1) No house slops, bath water, sewage or excremental matter from any water closet, privy or cesspool shall be thrown, placed, led, conducted, discharged or allowed to escape or flow from any pipe, drain or ditch either directly or indirectly into any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation), nor shall any such matters be thrown, placed, led, discharged or allowed to escape or flow onto the surface of the ground or into the ground below the surface within 300 feet of any such reservoir or watercourse. These restrictions and limiting distances shall not apply to sewage treatment plants installed under and in accordance with plans which first have been submitted to and approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

(2) No bath water, sink or laundry wastes or polluted liquid of any kind shall be discharged or allowed to flow into any reservoir or watercourse nor be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 100 feet of any reservoir or 75 feet of any watercourse.

(3) No garbage, refuse, putrescible matter, decayed fruits or vegetables, dead animal or other material that pollutes water shall be deposited in any reservoir or watercourse nor on or beneath the surface of the ground within 100 feet thereof nor in such a manner that it can be washed by rain, melting snow or otherwise over the surface or through the ground into any reservoir or watercourse.

(e) [Bathing.] (1) Within District A, no person shall be allowed to bathe in any reservoir or watercourse nor shall any animal or poultry be allowed to stand, wallow, wade or swim in said reservoir or watercourse nor be washed therein.

(2) Within District B, bathing will be permitted in reservoirs and watercourses, providing said bathing is carried on in strict accordance with rules and regulations which may be established by the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corpora-tion), subject to review and amendment by the State Commissioner of Health, for the sanitary protection of their water supply and providing a filtration plant for this water supply is in operation.

(f) [Fishing, boating, ice cutting.] (1) Within District A, no fish shall be taken from any reservoir or watercourse, nor shall any person fish in any reservoir or watercourse or through the ice upon the same nor trespass upon the waters of any reservoir or watercourse or the ice thereon nor maintain or use any boat or boats thereon except the officials or duly authorized employees of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) in the exercise of their duties in the management and operation of the reservoirs; nor shall any person or persons cut or remove any ice from any of the reservoirs within District A which form or are tributary to the sources of the public water supply furnished by the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation).

(2) Within District B, fishing, boating and ice cutting may be carried on providing such operations are conducted with strict sanitary precautions for adequately safeguarding the waters of this public water supply and providing said operations are carried on in strict accordance with such rules and restrictions as may be established by the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation), subject to review and amendment by the State Commissioner of Health.

(g) [Animals.] (1) No animal or poultry shall be allowed to stand, wade, wallow or swim nor be washed or watered in any reservoir and no watering place shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute any watercourse with excremental matter.

(2) No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals shall be so located or maintained in such a manner that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may directly pollute any reservoir or watercourse.

(h) [Manure.] No manure pile shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 150 feet of any reservoir or 50 feet of any watercourse nor in such a manner as to pollute said reservoir or watercourse.

(i) [Camps.] No camp, tent, building or other structure for occupancy by transients or for the housing of laborers engaged in construction work or for any other use, except as a private camp or dwelling maintained on his own property by a person for his own personal use or for the use of his family and friends, shall be located, placed or maintained within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply.

(j) [General clause.] In addition to observing the foregoing requirements, all persons living on or visiting the watershed shall refrain from any act, though not heretofore specified, which may result in contamination of any portion of the water supply.

(k) [Inspections.] The Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) or such other person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the water supply or the duly appointed representative of the Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoirs, watercourses and drainage areas tributary thereto for the purpose of ascertaining whether the above rules and regulations are being complied with, and it shall be the duty of said Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) 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 said Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The Haverstraw Water Supply Company (New York Water Service Corporation) shall report to the State Commissioner of Health in writing annually, on the first day of January, the results of the regular inspections made during the preceding year, stating the number of inspections which have been made, the number of violations found, the number of notices served and the general condition of the watershed at the time of the last inspection.

(l) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 391 of the Laws of 1933, the penalty for each and every violation of or noncompliance with any of these rules and regulations which relate to a permanent source or act of contamination is hereby fixed at $100.

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Section 139.16 - New York Water Service Corporation at Garnerville and Thiells

Section 139.16 New York Water Service Corporation at Garnerville and Thiells.

(a) Application. The following rules and regulations, enacted in accordance with the provi-sions of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as finally amended by chapter 879 of the Laws of 1953, and numbered article 2 thereof, shall apply to all existing wells and such wells as may be developed in the future on the properties of the New York Water Service Corporation at Garnerville and Thiells, in the town of Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, such wells being a source of public water supply of said corporation.

(b) Definition of terms. Wherever used in this section:

(1) The term water supply means the public water supply of the New York Water Service Corporation in the town of Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York.

(2) The term wells means the wells now used as sources of this public water supply or any wells developed in the future as additional sources of this public water supply, which are located on land now owned by the corporation at Garnerville and Thiells in the town of Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York.

(3) The linear distance of a structure or object from a well is the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the well.

(c) Human excreta. (1) No human excreta shall be buried in the soil at a distance of less than 500 feet from any well.

(2) No privy or receptacle of any kind for the storage or deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any well.

(3) Every privy or receptacle for the storage or deposit of human excreta, located between the prescribed 100 feet and 200 feet from any well, shall be arranged so that all excreta will be received in a suitable watertight receptacle or removable container, which shall be emptied when filled within six inches of the top and the contents disposed of so that no nuisance will be created.

(4) Whenever, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health excremental matter from any aforesaid privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal may be washed through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any well, the said privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal shall be removed, after due notice to the owner thereof, to such places as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Commissioner of Health.

(d) Sewage. (1) No sewage shall be discharged nor deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well except into watertight receptacles, the contents of which shall be removed before overflowing in such a manner as to prevent the pollution of the ground about the receptacle, or into suitable watertight iron pipes with tight leaded joints connected to a sewage disposal system, a permit for which has been granted by the State Commissioner of Health. It is provided, however, that no such watertight iron pipe shall be located within 50 feet of any well.

(2) No bath water, sink or laundry wastes shall be discharged or deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well.

(e) Wastes, refuse and garbage. No garbage, refuse putrescible matter, decayed fruits or vegetables, dead animal or other material that pollutes water shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well nor in such a manner that it can be washed by rain, melting snow or otherwise through the ground into the wells.

(f) Places for animals. No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals shall be located within 200 feet of any well.

(g) Manure. No manure or manure pile shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 200 feet of any well.

(h) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the property of the New York Water Service Corporation upon which the wells of the public water supply of said corporation are located and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such property except such person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance of the supply in the official performance of their duties or such other persons as may be authorized to enter said property by the New York Water Service Corporation.

(i) Camps. No camp, tent, building or other structure for occupancy by transients or for the housing of laborers engaged in construction work or for any use, except as a private camp or dwelling maintained by a person for his own personal use or for the use of his family and friends, shall be located, placed or maintained within a distance of 200 feet of any well.

(j) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of any well.

(k) Inspections. The New York Water Service Corporation, its officers or their duly ap-pointed representative shall make regular and thorough inspections of the area surrounding the wells for the purpose of ascertaining whether the above rules and regulations are being complied with, and it shall be the duty of the aforesaid corporation to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the person violating the same with notices of such violations; and if such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations, it shall be the further duty of the New York Water Service Corporation to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The aforesaid corporation shall report to the State Commissioner of Health in writing annually, on the first day of January, the results of the regular inspections which have been made, the number of violations found, the number of notices served and the general surroundings of the wells at the time of the last inspection.

(l) Penalty. In accordance with section 1103 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws
(Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 879 of the Laws of 1953, the penalty for each and
every violation of or noncompliance with any of these rules and regulations which relate to a
permanent source or act of contamination is hereby fixed at $100.

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Section 139.17 - Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company (Suffern, Viola and Piermont)

Section 139.17 Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company (Suffern, Viola and Piermont).

(a) Application. The following rules and regulations, enacted in accordance with the provi-sions of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as finally amended by chapter 879 of the Laws of 1953 and numbered article 11 thereof, shall apply to all existing wells and such wells as may be developed in the future on the properties of the Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company near Suffern and in Viola in the town of Ramapo and in Piermont in the town of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York, such wells being a source of public water supply of said corporation.

(b) Definitions of terms. Wherever used in this section:

(1) The term water supply means the public water supply of the Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company in the towns of Ramapo and Orangetown, Rockland County, New York.

(2) The term wells means the wells now used as sources of this public water supply or any wells developed in the future as additional sources of this public water supply, which are located on land now owned by the corporation near Suffern and in Viola in the town of Ramapo and in Piermont in the town of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York.

(3) The term linear distance of a structure or object from a well is the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the well.

(c) Human excreta. (1) No human excreta shall be buried in the soil at a distance of less than 500 feet from any well.

(2) No privy or receptacle of any kind for the storage or deposit of human excrete shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any well.

(3) Every privy or receptacle for the storage or deposit of human excreta, located between the prescribed 100 feet and 200 feet from any well, shall be arranged so that all excreta will be received in a suitable watertight receptacle or removable container, which shall be emptied when filled within six inches of the top and the contents disposed of so that no nuisance will be created.

(4) Whenever, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health, excremental matter from any aforesaid privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal may be washed through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any well, the said privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal shall be removed, after due notice to the owner thereof, to such places as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Commissioner of Health.

(d) Sewage. (1) No sewage shall be discharged nor deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well except into watertight receptacles, the contents of which shall be removed before overflowing in such a manner as to prevent the pollution of the ground about the receptacle, or into suitable watertight iron pipes with tight leaded joints connected to a sewage disposal system, a permit for which has been granted by the State Commissioner of Health. It is provided, however, that no such watertight iron pipe shall be located within 50 feet of any well.

(2) No bath water, sink or laundry wastes shall be discharged or deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well.

(e) Flooding. Any person who, by reason of alteration in surface grading or by develop-ment of property upstream, permits a change in surface drainage resulting either in an increased rate or concentration of discharge of surface water onto the lands on which the wells are located or adjacent property or any person who permits the undue obstruction of any drainage outlet downstream from the said well property and causes flooding of the said property shall be deemed in violation of these rules.

(f) Wastes, refuse and garbage. No garbage, refuse, putrescible matter, decayed fruits or vegetables, dead animal or other material that pollutes water shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well nor in such a manner that it can be washed by rain, melting snow or otherwise through the ground into the wells.

(g) Places for animals. No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals shall be located within 200 feet of any well.

(h) Manure. No manure or manure pile shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 200 feet of any well.

(i) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the property of the Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company upon which the wells of the public water supply of said corporation are located and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such property except such person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance of the supply in the official performance of their duties or such other persons as may be authorized to enter said property by the Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company.

(j) Camps. No camp, tent, building or other structure for occupancy by transients or for the housing of laborers engaged in construction work or for any use, except as a private camp or dwelling maintained by a person for his own personal use or for the use of his family and friends, shall be located, placed or maintained within a distance of 200 feet of any well.

(k) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of any well.

(1) Inspections. The Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company, its officers or their duly appointed representative shall make regular and thorough inspections of the area surround-ing the wells for the purpose of ascertaining whether the above rules and regulations are being complied with, and it shall be the duty of the aforesaid corporation to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the person violating the same with notices of such violations; and if such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations, it shall be the further duty of the Spring Valley Water Works and Supply Company to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The aforesaid corporation shall report to the State Commissioner of Health in writing annually, on the first day of January, the results of the regular inspections which have been made, the number of violations found, the number of notices served and the general surroundings of the wells at the time of the last inspection.

(m) Increase in linear distance. Any linear or limiting distance contained in these subdivi-sions may be increased where in the opinion of the duly designated enforcement representatives of the State Department of Health such increase is necessary for the protection of the wells against contamination or pollution.

(n) Penalty. In accordance with section 1103 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 879 of the Laws of 1953, the penalty for each and every violation of or noncompliance with any of these rules and regulations which relate to a permanent source or act of contamination is hereby fixed at $100.

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