Section 111.3 - Village of Walton

111.3 Village of Walton. (a) Privies adjacent to reservoirs, springs or watercourses.

(1) No privy or place for the deposit or storage of human excreta shall be constructed, located or maintained within 25 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse which when running flows eventually into a reservoir of the Walton water supply.

(2) No privy vault, pit or cesspool or nontransportable receptacle of any kind for the reception or storage of human excreta shall be constructed, located or maintained within 150 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse as aforesaid.

(3) Every privy or place for the deposit of human excreta, which is constructed, located or maintained between the aforesaid limits of 25 and 150 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse as aforesaid, and from which the said excrement is not at once removed automatically by means of suitable watertight pipes or conduits to some place of disposal beyond the said maximum limits, shall be arranged in such manner that all such excreta shall be received and temporarily retained in suitable vessels or receptacles, which shall at all times be maintained in an absolutely watertight condition and which shall admit of convenient removal to some place of ultimate disposal beyond the said maximum limits.

(4) The excreta collected in the aforesaid removable receptacles shall be removed and the receptacles cleansed and deodorized as often as is necessary to keep the receptacles in proper sanitary condition and to prevent an overflow of the excreta upon the soil or floor of the privy.

(5) The excreta so collected shall be removed so as to cause the least nuisance possible and shall be so disposed of that they cannot be washed either over the surface or through the subsoil into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind as aforesaid and shall be so placed as not to cause an offensive nuisance.

(6) Whenever it shall be found that, owing to the porous character of the soil, the height and flow of the surface or subsoil waters, the steepness of the slopes or other special conditions of the locality, the excremental matter from any privy, cesspool or other receptable for human excreta may be washed over the surface or through the subsoil into a reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without having been thereby, in the opinion of the State Department of Health, sufficiently purified, then the said privy, cesspool or other receptacle shall, after due notice to the owner thereof, be removed to such greater distance from said high-water mark as shall be considered safe and proper by the Department of Health.

(b) House slops, sink waste, laundry water and other similar sewage. (1) No sewage, house slops, sink waste, water in which milk cans, clothes or bedding have been washed or rinsed nor any other polluted water or liquid shall be thrown or discharged directly into a reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, nor shall any such aforesaid liquid or solid matter or other polluted liquid be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground at any point within 250 feet of any such reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid; nor shall any such polluted liquid be discharged into the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same may flow into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without percolating through earth for a distance of at least 50 feet, horizontal measurement.

(2) No clothing, animals, vehicles nor anything which pollutes water shall be washed, nor shall any person bathe in any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid.

(3) No garbage or putrescible refuse of any kind be thrown or discharged directly into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid nor shall any such substances be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground at any point within 250 feet of any such reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, nor shall any such polluted matter be thrown, buried or discharged into the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same or any washings from the same may flow into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without flowing through the earth for a distance of at least 50 feet, horizontal measurement, to the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir or of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse flowing into any reservoir of the water supply of the Village of Walton, N.Y.

(c) Manure, composts and similar matter. (1) No stable, pigsty, henhouse, barnyard, hog or duck yard, hitching or standing place for cattle or horses or other place where animal manure accumulates and no compost or manure heap shall be located or maintained within 125 feet of, nor shall they or any watering place for horses, cattle or other animals be so arranged that the polluted drainings therefrom shall be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground at any point within 250 feet of any such reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid; nor shall any such polluted liquid be discharged into the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same may flow into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without percolating through earth for a distance of at least 50 feet, horizontal measurement, nor flow into or through covered drains within 50 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid. (2) No human excreta nor compost containing human excreta shall be spread upon the ground within 250 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of a reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, and no manures or composts of any kind shall be deposited so that they may be washed a less distance than 250 feet over the surface of the ground or 50 feet through the subsoil into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without having undergone purification.

(d) Dead animals, vegetable refuse and manufacturing wastes. No dead animal, bird, fish nor any part thereof nor any filthy or impure matter nor any decayed fruit or vegetable substance nor any waste products, putrescible matter or polluted waters from any slaughterhouse, dairy, creamery, cider mill or other manufactory shall be thrown or allowed to run directly into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, nor shall they be so deposited that any portion thereof or of the polluted drainage therefrom shall be washed on the surface less than 250 feet or through the subsoil less than 50 feet into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without having undergone proper purification.

(e) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within 500 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid.

(f) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 661 of the Laws of 1893, as finally amended by chapter 582 of the Laws of 1906, 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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