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Section 143.1 - Village of Cobleskill

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Section 143.1 Village of Cobleskill. (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 50 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of the reservoir or of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind, the water of which, when running, flows eventually into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public 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 250 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark of the reservoir or within 130 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind, the water of which, when running, flows eventually into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply.

(3) Every privy or place for the deposit of human excreta, which is constructed, located or maintained between the aforesaid limits of 50 feet and 250 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of the reservoir or 50 and 130 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse the water of which, when running, flows eventually into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply, and from which the said excreta are not at once removed automatically by means of suitable watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place of ultimate disposal beyond the maximum aforesaid limit shall be arranged in such manner that all said 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 will admit of convenient removal to some place of ultimate disposal beyond the said maximum limit.

(4) The excreta collected in the aforesaid removable receptacle shall be removed and the receptacles cleaned 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 the floor of said privy.

(5) The excreta so collected shall be removed in such manner as to cause the least nuisance possible and shall be so disposed of that they can not be washed, either over the surface or through the subsoil, into the reservoir or any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind, the water of which, when flowing, runs finally into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply 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 and subsoil waters, the steepness of the slopes or other special conditions of the locality, the excremental matter from any privy, cesspool or other receptacle for human excreta may be washed over the surface or through the subsoil into the reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse, the water of which, when running, flows eventually into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply, without having been thereby, in the judgement of the State Board of Health, sufficiently purified, then the said privy, cesspool or other receptacle for human excreta shall, after due notice to the owner thereof, be removed to such greater distance from said high-water marks as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Board of Health.

(b) House slops, sink wastes, laundry water and other similar sewage. (1) No sewage, house slops, sink wastes, water in which clothes or bedding have been washed or rinsed nor any other polluted water or liquid shall be thrown or discharged directly into the 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 or into the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same may flow into the reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid within 50 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of the reservoir or of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid.

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

(c) Garbage and refuse. No garbage or putrescible refuse of any kind shall be thrown or discharged directly into the reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, nor shall any such substances be placed upon or below the surface of the ground where they may be washed into the reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid within 50 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank thereof. (d) Manures, composts and similar matter. (1) No stable, pigsty, henhouse, barnyard, hogyard, hitching or standing place for horses or cattle or other place where animal manure accumulates and no compost or manure heap shall be located or maintained within or so arranged and maintained that the washings or drainage therefrom shall flow through open or covered drains within 50 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of the reservoir or any spring, stream or watercourse aforesaid.

(2) No human excreta or compost containing human excreta shall be spread upon the ground within 250 feet of the high-water mark of the reservoir or within 130 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream or watercourse aforesaid, and no manures or composts of any kind shall be so deposited as to be washed a less distance than 50 feet over the surface or through the subsoil into the reservoir or any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without having undergone proper purification.

(e) Dead animals, vegetable refuse and manufacturing wastes. No dead animal, bird or fish or part thereof nor any filthy or impure matter nor any decayed fruit or vegetable substances nor any waste products, putrescible matter or polluted waters from any slaughterhouses, creameries, cider mills, sawmills or other manufactories shall be thrown or allowed to run into the reservoir or any 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 or less than 50 feet through the subsoil, into the reservoir or any spring, stream, ditch of watercourse aforesaid without having undergone proper purification.

(f) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within 250 feet of the reservoir or of high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream or watercourse aforesaid.

(g) Penalty. In accordance with section 2 of chapter 543 of the Laws of 1885, a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $100 is hereby imposed upon any corporation, person or persons guilty of a violation of or noncompliance with any of the above given mandatory rules and regulations, to be recovered under said act.
 

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Section 143.2 - Village of Sharon Springs

143.2 Village of Sharon Springs.

(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 391 of the Laws of 1933, shall apply to the pond (referred to locally as Engells Pond) and to the village reservoir below said pond and to all tributaries to said pond and reservoir, which bodies of water serve as sources of public water supply for the village of Sharon Springs, Schoharie County, New York.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refer to Engells Pond, to the said village reservoir and 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, 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 the village of Sharon Springs.

(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 or other receptacle of any kind for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 200 feet of any reservoir or 50 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(2) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or other receptacle, placed or used for the permanent deposit of human excreta and which is not watertight shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 300 feet of any reservoir or within 100 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(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 distances prescribed by paragraph (1) of this subdivision and the limiting distances 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 for 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 be thoroughly covered while being transported 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 500 feet from any reservoir or 250 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(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 any reservoir or watercourse, 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 manner, either directly or indirectly, into any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs, 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 300 feet of any reservoir or 100 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(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 any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs 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 100 feet of any reservoir or 25 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

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

(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 any reservoir tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(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 100 feet of any reservoir or 25 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs, 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 any reservoir or any 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 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 watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(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 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 Sharon Springs, 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 300 feet of any reservoir or 100 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs; and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within a distance of 100 feet of any reservoir or 25 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(4) No decayed or fermented fruit or vegetables, roots, grain, cider mill wastes 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 any such place that the drainings, 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 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 100 feet from any reservoir or 25 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs. (f) Dead animals, offal, industrial wastes. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal or polluted industrial wastes of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged or allowed to escape or to pass into any reservoir or any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs, 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 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 200 feet from any reservoir or 50 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

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

(h) 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 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 any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

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

(j) Inspections. The board of trustees of the village of Sharon Springs or such other board, person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply of the village of Sharon Springs or the duly appointed representatives of any such board 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 board of trustees 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 trustees to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The board of trustees 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) General clause. In addition to observing the foregoing requirements all persons living on or visiting a watershed shall refrain from any act, though not heretofore specified, which may result in contamination of any portion of the water supply of the village of Sharon Springs.

(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 143.3 - Village of Middleburgh

143.3 Village of Middleburgh. (Statutory authority: Public Health Law, õ 1100)
(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 Little Schoharie Creek 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 Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York and to all watercourses tributary thereto or ultimately discharging into said supply. The existing intake diversion dam on Little Schoharie Creek is located approximately 2.75 miles upstream from the confluence of Little Schoharie Creek and Schoharie Creek.
(b) Definitions. (1) Herbicide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit plant growth. HEALTH 10B
(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 Middleburgh 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 Middleburgh public water supply.
(15) Watershed shall mean the entire drainage area contributing water to the Village of Middleburgh public water supply.
(16) Water supply shall mean the public water supply of the Village of Middleburgh, Schoharie 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 50 feet from any reservoir or watercourse and covered with not less than one foot of soil in such 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 25 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 in 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 (except 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 any human body shall be made within 100 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, Volume (A), 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) Junkyards. No junkyard shall be located within 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.
(h) Bathing and swimming. Bathing and swimming are prohibited in any reservoir or watercourse owned by the Village of Middleburgh.
(i) Temporary shelters. No hut, tent, shelter or building of any kind, except a waterworks structure, shall be permitted on the water or ice of any reservoir or watercourse owned by the Village of Middleburgh.
(j) Boating. No boating shall be allowed in or upon the waters of any reservoir or watercourse owned by the Village of Middleburgh except by duly authorized employees of the Village of Middleburgh in the performance of their duties of supervision and maintenance of the water supply.
(k) Fishing and trespassing. No fishing or trespassing shall be allowed in or upon any reservoir or watercourse owned by the Village of Middleburgh within 1,000 feet of the water supply intakes except by duly authorized employees of the Village of Middleburgh in the performance of their duties of supervision and maintenance of the water supply.
(l) 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.
(m) Manure. No manure pile shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 50 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.
(n) 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; oil; None attributable to sewage, sludge deposits; wastes or industrial wastes or other wastes. odor-producing substances
2. Sewage or waste 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 substances, colored or other wastes or with other substances or wastes heated liquids in sufficient 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
Turbidity 5 units
Microbiological
Coliform organism 50 per 100 ml.
Inorganic chemicals (Concentration in mg/l)
Ammonia (NH3) <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
Nitrate (NO3) + Nitrates (NO2) 10.
Selenim (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
Organic nitrogen 0.5
Oxygen consumed 2.0
Phenols 0.001
Pesticides
Aldrim 0.017
Chlordane 0.003
DDT 0.042
Dieldrin 0.017
Endrim 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.
(o) Inspections. The village board or water superintendent 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 village 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 village board to promptly notify the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility of such violations. The aforesaid village board shall report to the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility 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.
(p) Penalty. Penalties for violation of these rules and regulations shall be those prescribed by section 1103 of the Public Health Law.

 

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Section 143.4 - Village of Richmondville

143.4 Village of Richmondville. (a) Application. The rules and regulations set forth in this section, duly made and adopted in accordance with the provisions of sections 1100-1107 of the Public Health Law, shall apply to the Cobleskill Creek, the upper and lower reservoirs, and all watercourses tributary thereto or which may ultimately discharge into said reservoirs, or which may be developed in the future to serve as sources of the water supply of the Village of Richmondville.

(b) Definitions. (1) Agricultural-associated animal waste shall mean manure obtained from agricultural industries.

(2) Agricultural-associated animal waste area shall mean land used for the deposition of agricultural-associated animal waste on the surface of the ground for fertilization purposes.

(3) Agricultural-associated animal waste storage area shall mean land used for the temporary or permanent deposition of agricultural-associated animal waste where said deposition is not directly for the purpose of fertilization.

(4) 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).

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

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

(7) 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.

(8) Linear distance shall mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the high-water mark of a reservoir or the edge, margin and steep bank forming the ordinary high-water line of a watercourse.

(9) Manure shall mean animal feces and urine.

(10) Nonagricultural-associated animal waste shall mean manure obtained from nonagricultural industries.

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

(12) 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, industrial and municipal waste and agricultural- and nonagricultural-associated animal waste.

(13) 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.

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

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

(16) 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 agricultural-associated animal wastes resulting from the operation of such farm are deposited.

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

(18) 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.

(19) Sewage disposal system shall mean any system used for disposing of sewage and includes treatment works.

(20) Toxic substance shall mean any toxic substance as so defined by subdivision 2 of section 4801 of the Public Health Law.

(21) 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 landfills or other works not specifically mentioned in this paragraph, installed for the purpose of treating, neutralizing, stabilizing or disposing of sewage.

(22) Watercourse shall mean every spring, stream, marsh, or channel of water of any kind which flows or may flow into the water supply of the Village of Richmondville.

(23) Watershed shall mean the entire drainage area contributing water to the water supply of the Village of Richmondville.

(24) Water supply shall mean the public water supply of the Village of Richmondville.

(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 Title. (d) Specific prohibitions. (1) Agricultural-associated animal waste area. No agricultural-associated animal waste area shall be located within a 250-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse. Beyond that distance, such area shall be maintained in such manner that surface runoff will not carry agricultural-associated animal waste directly into the reservoir or watercourse.

(2) Agricultural-associated animal waste storage area. No agricultural-associated animal waste storage area shall be located within a 250-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse.

(3) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a 250 foot-linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse.

(4) Chloride salt. No chloride salt shall be stored within a 500-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse except in weatherproof buildings or watertight vessels.

(5) Herbicides and pesticides. No herbicides or pesticides shall be stored, 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.

(6) Human excreta and sewage. (i) No human excreta or sewage shall be deposited or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse on the watershed. Composted sludge, pursuant to a permit issued by an appropriate State or local agency having jurisdiction, in any, shall be allowed.

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

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

(iv) No privy receptacle or facilities of any kind for the deposit, movement, treatment or storage of human excreta or sewage shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within a 100-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse, except:

(a) watertight receptacles;

(b) 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 facilities; and

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

(v) No portion of the seepage unit (tile field, seepage pit or equivalent) of a subsurface sewage disposal system shall be constructed, placed or rebuilt within a 100-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse. All systems constructed must have a vertical distance of at least two feet from the lowest position of the system to the high-water mark. An exemption may be granted by the county health department for the repair of any existing system within 100 linear feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(vi) Every watertight receptacle used for containing human excreta or sewage shall be emptied when the receptacle is filled to within six inches of the top.

(vii) In emptying a watertight receptacle or in 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 drip-proof connections and tightfitting 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 subparagraph (iii) of this paragraph 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.

(viii) 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 are published from time to time by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility, and subparagraph (v) of this paragraph shall comprise the criteria to approve any proposed sewage disposal system.

(ix) When an existing subsurface sewage disposal system fails, the entire system must be inspected and the site thoroughly evaluated in a manner acceptable to the appropriate State or county health agency having jurisdiction over such facility, prior to modifications or alterations to the existing system. (x) No sewage or polluted liquid of any kind shall be discharged or allowed to flow beneath the surface of the ground on the watershed except into watertight pipes connected to a sewage disposal system or holding tank approved in accordance with subparagraph (iv) of this paragraph.

(xi) In-house composting facilities of the type that make use of human excreta, wash-waters and sink wastes will be acceptable, provided that properly designed systems for the disposal of gray water are included within the plans for their construction and are approved by the appropiate State or county health agency having jurisdiction over such facilities.

(7) Junkyards. No junkyard shall be located within a 250-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse.

(8) Manure. Manure shall not be field-spread within 75 feet of the reservoir or watercourse unless it is plowed underground the same day it is spread.

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

(10) Recreation. (i) Bathing and swimming. No bathing and swimming shall be allowed in any reservoir or watercourse owned by the Village of Richmondville.

(ii) Boating. No boating shall be allowed in or upon the waters of any reservoir or watercourse owned by the Village of Richmondville within a 1,000-foot linear distance of the water supply intakes, except by duly authorized employees of the Village of Richmondville in the performance of their duties of supervision and maintenance of the water supply.

(11) Refuse. No refuse shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse.

(12) Refuse disposal area. No refuse disposal area shall be located within a 500-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse.

(13) Structures. No hut, tent, shelter or building of any kind, except a waterworks structure, shall be permitted on the water or ice of any reservoir or watercourse owned by the Village of Richmondville.

(14) Toxic substances. No container used for the storage of toxic substances shall be buried beneath the surface of the ground within a 500-foot linear distance of any reservoir or watercourse.

(15) Other wastes. No pollutant of any kind shall be discharged or allowed to flow into any reservoir or watercourse or on or beneath the surface of the ground or watershed within 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse, except as otherwise permitted by the provisions of subparagraph (6)(x) of this subdivision. This restriction shall not apply to the effluent from a treatment works installed in accordance with plans which first have been submitted to and approved by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facilities.

(e) Inspections. The board of trustees of the Village of Richmondville, or any person or persons charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply system, shall by its officers or their duly appointed representative make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoir, watercourses and watershed to ascertain whether the rules and regulations set forth in this section are being complied with. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid board of trustees 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 board of trustees to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The aforesaid board of trustees 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 notices served, the number of violations abated and the general condition of the watershed 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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