Part 121 - Jefferson County

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Section 121.1 - City of Watertown

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Section 121.1 City of Watertown.

(a) Application. The rules and regulations hereinafter given, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 70, 71 and 73 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 395 of the Laws of 1928, shall apply to that artificial impounding reservoir or sedimentation basin formed by the construction of two dams across the northerly channel of the Black River between Huntington Island and the northerly bank of the river and to that section of the Black River tributary thereto for a distance of some 800 feet above the intake of the aforementioned reservoir and extending in an easterly direction to the mouth of the small tributary entering the river from the northeast, these bodies of water being sources of the public water supply of the city of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refer to the impounding reservoir or sedimentation basin, including that section of the Black River tributary thereto within 800 feet above the intake to said reservoir previously described, which is tributary to or which serves as a source of this aforesaid public water supply.

(2) Wherever a linear distance of a structure or object from a reservoir is mentioned in this section, it is intended to mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the high-water mark of the reservoir.

(c) Privies adjacent to the reservoir. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind placed or used for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 50 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(2) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or other receptacle which is not watertight, placed or used for the permanent deposit of human excreta, shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(3) Every privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind, placed or used for the temporary storage of human excreta, located between the limiting distance prescribed by paragraph (1) of this subdivision and the limiting distance prescribed by paragraph (2) of this subdivision, shall be arranged in such a manner that all excreta shall be received in a suitable watertight receptacle or removable container, which shall be emptied as set forth in paragraphs (4) and (5) of this subdivision.

(4) Whenever the aforesaid watertight receptacles or removable containers become filled within six inches of the top, said receptacles or containers shall be emptied or removed and the contents disposed of as hereinafter provided, in order to maintain the privy or receptacle in proper sanitary condition and effectually prevent any overflow upon the soil or upon the foundation 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 transported from the privy or receptacle to the place of disposal hereinafter specified and that the contents or the removable containers while being transported be thoroughly covered and that the least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises or the adjacent premises.

(5) Unless otherwise specifically ordered or permitted by the State Commissioner of Health, the excreta collected in the aforesaid watertight receptacles or removable containers permitted under paragraph (3) of this subdivision shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or pits and covered with not less than 12 inches of soil in such a manner as effectually to prevent their being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow and at a distance of not less than 200 feet from the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(6) Whenever it shall be found that, owing to the character of the soil or of the surface of the ground or owing to the height or flow of subsoil or surface water or other special local conditions, excremental matter from any privy or aforesaid receptacle or from any trench or place of disposal may, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health, be washed over the surface of the ground or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into the reservoir, 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 Commissioner of Health. (d) Sewage, sink wastes, garbage, etc. (1) No bath water, laundry wastes, sewage or other excremental matter from any water closet, privy, cesspool or other source shall be thrown, placed, led, conducted, discharged or allowed to escape or flow in any matter, either directly or indirectly, into the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown, nor shall any such liquid or solid matters be thrown, placed, led, conducted, discharged or allowed to escape or flow onto the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight receptacles or removable containers, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c)) within 150 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste matter from any garage, dairy or cheese factory nor water in which milk 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 the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown; nor shall any such liquid or solid refuse or waste matter be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight receptacles or removable containers, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c)) within 50 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(3) No clothing, bedding, carpet, harness, vehicle, receptacle, utensil nor anything that pollutes water shall be washed, rinsed or placed in the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(e) Bathing, animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No person shall be allowed to bathe in and no animal or poultry shall be allowed to stand, wallow, wade or swim nor be washed or watered in the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown. No watering place shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute with muddy leachings or excremental matter, the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(2) No stable for cattle or horses, no barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, no hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals and no manure pile or compost heap shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 50 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown, and none of the above named objects or sources of pollution shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain where or in such a manner that the drainings, leachings or washings from the same may enter the reservoir 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 aforesaid 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 50 feet from the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(3) No human excreta and no compost or other matter containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed or allowed to escape into the reservoir nor 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 city of Watertown, nor shall such human excreta or compost or other matter containing human excreta be buried in the soil unless covered with not less than 12 inches of soil nor within a distance of 200 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown; and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within a distance of 50 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(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 the reservoir nor shall they be thrown, placed, piled, maintained or allowed to remain in any such place that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may flow by open, blind or covered drains or channels of any kind into the reservoir 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 aforesaid 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 50 feet from the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown. (f) Dead animals, offal, manufacturing wastes, etc. No dead animal, 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 the reservoir nor shall any such material or refuse be so located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may reach the reservoir without first having percolated over or through the soil in a scattered, dissipated form and not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage for a distance of 100 feet from the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(g) Fishing, boating and ice cutting. No boating or fishing of any kind and no ice cutting or any trespassing whatever shall be allowed in or upon the waters or ice of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown, except by duly authorized employees of the city of Watertown in the performance of their duties of supervision and maintenance of the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(h) Camps. No temporary camp, tent, building or other structure for housing laborers engaged in construction work or for other purposes shall be located, placed or maintained within a distance of 500 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(i) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of the reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the city of Watertown.

(j) Inspections. The department of water, light and power of the city of Watertown or such other board, person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply of the city of Watertown or their duly appointed representative shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoir and drainage area 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 department of water, light and power 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 department of water, light and power to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The department of water, light and power 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.

(k) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 395 of the Laws of 1928, 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 121.2 - Village of West Carthage

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121.2 Village of West Carthage. (a) Application. The rules and regulations hereinafter given, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 1100-1107 of the Public Health Law shall apply to Pleasant Lake and its tributaries which now serve or which may be developed in the future to serve as sources of the public water supply of the Village of West Carthage, Jefferson County, New York and to all watercourses tributary thereto or ultimately discharging into said reservoir.

(b) Definitions. (1) Herbicide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit plant growth.

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

(3) 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, etc.

(4) Linear distance shall mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of a 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) Pesticide shall mean any substance used to destroy pests such as rodents and insects.

(6) Radioactive material shall mean any material in any form that emits radiation spontaneously.

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

(8) 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.

(9) Reservoir shall mean any natural or artificial lake or pond which is tributary to or serves as a source of the Village of West Carthage public water supply.

(10) Sewage shall mean the waste from a flush toilet, bath, sink, lavatory, dishwashing or laundry machine, or the water-carried waste from any other fixture or equipment or machine.

(11) Sewage disposal system shall mean a system for disposing of sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes and including sewers and treatment works.

(12) Toxic chemical shall mean any compound or substance which is or may be poisonous to humans.

(13) Treatment works shall mean any plant, disposal field, lagoon, pumping station, constructed drainage ditch or surface water intercepting ditch, incinerator, area devoted to sanitary land fills, or other works not specifically mentioned herein, installed for the purpose of treating, neutralizing, stabilizing or disposing of sewage, industrial wastes or other wastes.

(14) Watercourse shall mean every spring, stream, marsh, or channel of any kind, the waters of which flow or may flow into the Village of West Carthage public water supply.

(15) Watershed shall mean the entire drainage area contributing water to the Village of West Carthage public water supply.

(16) Water supply shall mean the public water supply of the Village of West Carthage, Jefferson County, New York.

(c) Human excreta and sewage. (1) No human excreta shall be deposited or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse on the watershed.

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

(3) No human excreta shall be buried in the soil on the watershed unless deposited in trenches or pits at a distance of not less than 250 feet from any reservoir or watercourse and covered with not less than one foot of soil in a manner as to effectually prevent its being washed into any reservoir or watercourse by rain or melting snow.

(4) No privy or receptacle of any kind for the deposit or storage of human excreta shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 50 feet of any reservoir or watercourse except

(i) watertight receptacles,

(ii) water-flushed toilets connected by a watertight pipe to a sewage disposal system that has been approved by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility and

(iii) a properly designed, constructed and operated treatment works that has been approved by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility.

(5) No portion of the seepage unit (tile field, seepage pit or equivalent) of a subsurface sewage disposal system shall be constructed, placed or allowed to remain within 25 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(6) Every watertight receptacle referred to in paragraph (4) above and paragraph (9) below shall be emptied when filled within six inches of the top of the receptacle. (7) In emptying a watertight receptacle or on transferring its contents to a transportable receptacle, all necessary care shall be exercised to prevent contamination of any reservoir or watercourse. All such transportable receptacles shall be provided with tightly fitting covers which are securely fastened when transporting wastes to the place of ultimate disposal. The contents of the watertight receptacles shall be disposed of in accordance with paragraph (3) above or at a properly designed, constructed and operated sewage disposal system that has been approved by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility.

(8) Before any existing sewage disposal system is altered or any new sewage disposal system is constructed on the watershed, the plans in relation thereto shall have been first approved by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility. Standards for waste treatment works as published from time to time by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility and paragraph (5) above shall comprise the criteria to approve any proposed sewage disposal system.

(9) No sewage or polluted liquid of any kind shall be discharged or allowed to flow into any reservoir or watercourse nor on or beneath the surface of ground on the watershed (excepting into watertight receptacles or watertight pipes connected to a sewage disposal system approved by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility) within 25 feet of any reservoir or watercourse. These restrictions and limiting distances shall not apply to sewage treatment works installed in accordance with plans which first have been submitted to and approved by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility.

(d) Refuse disposal area. No refuse disposal area shall be located within 250 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(e) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within 250 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(f) Radioactive material. No radioactive material in excess of the quantity listed for said material in Table 4, Appendix 1, Part 16, Chapter I (Ionizing Radiation), Title 10 (Health) of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York shall be disposed of by burial in soil within 250 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(g) Junkyard. No junkyard shall be located within 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(h) Herbicides, pesticides, and toxic chemicals. No herbicide, pesticide or toxic chemical shall be discharged, applied or allowed to enter into any reservoir or watercourse unless a permit to do so has been obtained from the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility.

(i) Manure. No manure pile shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 50 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(j) General clause. 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 following standards for raw water quality:

Items Specifications

1. Floating solids; settleable solids; None attributable to sewage, industrial

sludge deposits; tastes or wastes or other wastes.

producing substances

2. Sewage or wastes effluents None which are not effectively

disinfected.

3. pH Range between 6.5 and 8.5.

4. Dissolved oxygen For trout waters, greater than 5.0

parts per million; for nontrout waters

greater than 4.0 parts per million.

5. Toxic wastes, oil, deleterious None alone or in combination with other

colored or other substances or wastes in sufficient

or heated liquids amounts or at such temperatures as to

make the waters unsafe or unsuitable

as a source of water supply for

drinking, culinary or food processing

purposes. Provided further, that the

concentration or quantity of the

constituents or characteristics

hereinafter set forth shall not exceed

the allowable limits established

therefor.

Constituent or Characteristic Allowable Limits

Physical 5 units

Turbidity

Microbiological

Coliform organism 50 per 100 ml.

Inorganic chemicals (Concentration in mg/l)

Ammonia (NHs) <2.0

Arsenic (As) 0.05

Barium (Ba) 1.0

Boron (B) 1.0

CCE 0.2

Cadmium (Cd) 0.01

Chloride (Cl) 250.

Chromium (Hexavalent) (Cr + 6) 0.05

Copper (Cu) <0.2

Cyanide (Cn) <0.1

Fluoride (F) <1.5

Lead (Pb) 0.05

Mercury (Hg) 0.005

Nitrates (NO3) + Nitrites (NO2) 10.

Selenium (Se) 0.01

Silver (Ag) 0.05

Sodium (Na) <20.

Sulfate (SO4) 250. Total dissolved solids 500.

Uranyl ion <5.0

Zinc (Zn) <0.3

Organic Chemicals (Concentration in mg/l)

Organic nitrogen 0.5

Oxygen consumed 2.0

Phenols 0.001

Pesticides

Aldrin 0.017

Chlordane 0.003

DDT 0.042

Dieldrin 0.017

Endrin 0.001

Heptachlor 0.018

Heptachlor epoxide 0.018

Herbicides 0.1

Lindane 0.056

Methoxychlor 0.035

Organic phosphates + carbamates 0.1

Toxaphene 0.005

Radioactivity (Concentration in pc/l)

Gross beta 1000.

Radium--226 3.

Strontium--90 10.

(k) Inspections. The board of trustees of the Village of West Carthage or any duly appointed person or persons as may be charged with maintenance or supervision of the water supply shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoir, watercourses, and watershed to ascertain whether these rules and regulations are being complied with. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid board of trustees of the Village of West Carthage or any such duly appointed person or persons as may be charged with maintenance or supervision of the water supply to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the persons violating the same together with notice 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 board of trustees of the Village of West Carthage or any such duly appointed person or persons as may be charged with maintenance or supervision of the water supply to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The aforesaid board of trustees of the Village of West Carthage or any duly appointed person or persons as may be charged with maintenance or supervision of the water supply 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 watershed at the time of the last inspection.

(l) Penalty. Penalties for violations of these rules and regulations shall be those prescribed by section 1103 of the Public Health Law.
 

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