Title: Section 101.4 - Houghton Water District, Town of Caneadea
101.4 Houghton Water District, Town of Caneadea. (a) Application. The rules and regulations set forth in this section, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 1100-1107 of the Public Health Law shall apply to the two wells which comprise the source of the public water supply of the Houghton Water District, town of Caneadea, Allegany County, N.Y. One of the said wells, known as the old well or "well #1", is located on the Houghton College Campus. This well is approximately a 20-foot linear distance west of York Drive and a 500-foot linear distance northwest of the science building in the hamlet of Houghton. It is leased to the water district for a period of 99 years from January 1, 1970. The other well, known as the new well or "well #2", is approximately a 210-foot linear distance southeast of North River Road (Route 19), approximately a 100-foot linear distance northwest of Rochester Gas and Electric (R.G.&E.) right-of-way, and a 65-foot linear distance east of R.G.&E. pole 2-AE. This well is on land owned by the water district, near the north end of said hamlet of Houghton.
(b) Definitions. (1) 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).
(2) Herbicide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit plant growth.
(3) Human excreta shall mean human feces and urine.
(4) Junkyard shall mean an area where two or more unregistered, old or second-hand 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.
(5) Linear distance shall mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the extension of the centerline of the wells.
(6) Pesticide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit pests such as rodents and insects.
(7) 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 and industrial, municipal and agricultural waste.
(8) Radioactive material shall mean any material in any form that emits radiation spontaneously. 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.
(9) Refuse shall mean all putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes including garbage, manure, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, street cleaning, dead animals, offal and solid commercial and industrial wastes.
(10) 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.
(11) 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.
(12) Sewage disposal system shall mean any system used for disposing of sewage.
(13) Toxic chemical shall mean any compound or substance, including but not limited to gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil or diesel oil, which is or may be harmful or poisonous to humans.
(14) Treatment works shall mean any treatment plant, sewer, disposal field, lagoon, pumping station, septic system, construction drainage ditch or surface water intercepting ditch, incinerator, area devoted to sanitary land fill, or other works not specifically mentioned in this paragraph, installed for the purpose of treating, neutralizing, stabilizing or disposing of sewage.
(15) Water supply shall mean the public water supply of the Houghton Water District, Town of Caneadea, Allegany County, NY.
(16) Wells shall mean wells now used as a source of this water supply or to any additional wells which may be constructed at this point as a source for this water supply.
(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) Specified prohibitions. (1) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.
(2) Chloride salt. No chloride salt shall be stored within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells except in weatherproof buildings or watertight vessels. (3) Herbicides and pesticides. No pesticides or herbicides shall be stored, discharged, applied or allowed to remain within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells unless a permit to do so has been obtained from the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction.
(4) Human excreta and sewage. (i) No privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind for either temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta or sewage shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.
(ii) No human excreta or sewage shall be deposited or spread upon or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.
(iii) No sewage or polluted liquid of any kind shall be discharged or allowed to flow on or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells; except in watertight pipes connected to a sewage disposal system or treatment works for which a permit has been granted by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facility. No such watertight pipe shall be located within a 15-foot linear distance of the wells.
(5) Radioactive material. No radioactive material shall be disposed of by burial in soil within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells and not within a 500-foot to a 1,000-foot linear distance of the wells unless authorization has been obtained from the appropriate State agency and such burial is in accordance with provisions of Part 16 of this Title.
(6) Solid waste. (i) Junkyards. No junkyard shall be located within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.
(ii) Refuse. No refuse shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.
(iii) Refuse disposal area. No refuse disposal area shall be located within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells.
(7) Toxic chemicals. No container used for the storage of gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, diesel oil or toxic chemicals shall be buried beneath the surface of the ground within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells.
(8) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the property of the Houghton Water District, Town of Caneadea, Allegany County, NY, upon which the wells are located and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such property except the person or persons authorized to enter said property by said district.
(e) Inspections. The town board of the Town of Caneadea, Allegany County, NY, or any person or persons charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply system shall, by its officers or its duly appointed representative, make regular and thorough inspections of the area surrounding the wells to ascertain whether these rules and regulations are being complied with. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid town board to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the persons violating the same together with notices of said violations. If such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations, it shall be the further duty of the aforesaid town board to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The aforesaid superintendent, Houghton Water District, 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 area surrounding the wells 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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