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Section 140.1 - Village of Canton

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Section 140.1 Village of Canton. (a) Application. The rules and regulations hereinafter given, duly is made and enacted in accordance with the provisions to sections 70, 71 and 73 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Laws) as heretofore set forth shall apply to all natural and artificial reservoirs of the Barringer, Collar, Barrett, O'Brien, Allen, Matthews and Dinsdale springs and to all watercourses tributary thereto or ultimately discharging into said reservoirs, these bodies of water being sources of the public water supply of the village of Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refers to all impounding and storage reservoirs used for the collection or storage of the flow from the above named springs which are tributary to or which serve as sources of this public water supply or to any additional reservoir which may be constructed or used for the purpose of this public water supply.

(2) The term watercourse wherever used in this section is intended to mean and include every spring, pond (other than the artificial reservoirs and filter basins), stream, ditch, gutter or channel of any kind, the waters of which when running whether continuously or occasionally eventually flow or may flow Into the public water supply of Canton.

(3) Wherever a linear distance of a structure or object from a reservoir or from a watercourse 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 a reservoir or to the edge, margin or precipitous bank forming the ordinary high-water mark of such watercourse.

(c) Privies adjacent to any reservoir or watercourse. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or 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 within 200 feet of an y reservoir or within 100 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton, N. Y.

(2) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or other receptacle used for the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 300 feet of any reservoir or within feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton, N. Y.

(3) No cesspool, pit or other receptacle used for the temporary storage of human excreta or sewage shall be constructed, located, maintained or allowed to remain between the limiting distances prescribed by paragraph (1) of this subdivision and the limiting distances prescribed by paragraph (2) of this subdivision unless said cesspool, pit or other receptacle is watertight and so arranged and equipped that the said excreta or sewage will not overflow an at once removed by pump or other satisfactory means through watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place of ultimate disposal as hereinafter provided, except that suitable removable vessels or receptacles for the temporary storage of said human excreta or sewage may be provided and maintained between the said limiting distances if at all times maintained in an absolutely watertight condition and in such manner as to permit of convenient removal of said excreta or sewage to some place of ultimate disposal as hereinafter set forth.

(4) The excreta collected in the aforesaid removable vessels or receptacles permitted under paragraph (3) of this subdivision shall be removed and vessels or receptacles thoroughly cleaned and deodorized as often as may be found necessary in order to maintain them or the privy or place in which they are kept in proper sanitary condition and to effectually prevent any overflow upon the soil or upon the foundation or floor of the privy or other place. 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 or place of temporary storage to the place of final disposo.1 hereinafter specified and that the contents while being transferred shall be effectively covered arid that the least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises and the adjacent premises.

(5) Unless otherwise specially ordered or permitted by the State Department of Health, the excreta collected in the aforesaid removable receptacles permitted under paragraph (3) of this subdivision shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or pits at a depth of not less than 18 inches below the surface and at a distance not less than 500 feet from any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton. (6) Whenever, 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, it is considered by the State Commissioner of Health that excremental matter from any privy or aforesaid receptacles or from any trench or place of disposal or the garbage or wastes from any dump may be washed over the surface or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any reservoir or watercourse, then the said privy or receptacle for excreta or the trench or place of disposal or the said garbage or waste dump 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, house slops, sink ivastes, etc. (1) No house slops, bath water, sewage or other excretal matter from any water closet, privy, cesspool or other source, except the purified effluent from a properly constructed sewage disposal plant approved by the State Department of Health, as required by law, shall be thrown, placed, led, condiacted, discharged or allowed to escape or now in any manner either directly or indirectly into any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of Canton, nor shall any such matters be thrown, placed, led, discharged or allowed to escape on or beneath the surface of the ground except into watertight receptacles, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraph (4) of Subdivision (c) within 300 feet of any reservoir or within 200 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Canton.

(2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste matter from any creamery, cheese factory or laundry, 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 r 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, place, 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 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 anys 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 fo 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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