Title: Section 107.3 - Village of Oxford

107.3 Village of Oxford.

(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 the well, located on land owned by the village, and situated in the southwesterly part of the village, just north of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad right-of-way and about 50 yards west of Water Street, which forms a source of the public water supply of the village of Oxford, Chenango County, New York.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term well wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refer to the well now used as a source of this public water supply or to any additional well which may be constructed at this point for the purpose of this public water supply.

(2) Wherever a linear distance of a structure or object from the well 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 well.

(c) Privies adjacent to any well. (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 75 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford.

(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 150 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford.

(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 receptable 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, shall be thoroughly covered and that the least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises and 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 the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford.

(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 well, 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 upon the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight receptacles, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c) or into suitable watertight iron pipes with tight leaded joints, a permit for which has been granted by the State Commissioner of Health) within 150 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford. It is provided, however, that no such watertight iron pipe shall be located within 25 feet of any well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford. (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 upon the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight containers, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c)) within 150 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford.

(e) Animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No permanent stable or pen for cattle or horses, no barnyard, pigpen or poultry house or yard and no manure pile or compost heap shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford, and no pen for the temporary retention of cattle, horses, pigs or other animals shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 60 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford 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 flow over the ground within 60 feet of the well or may enter the well without first having passed through such an extent of soil as to have been properly purified.

(2) No human excreta and no compost or other matter containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed, piled or spread upon the surface of the ground, nor shall such human excreta, 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 500 feet of any well; 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 well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford.

(f) Dead animals, offal, industrial wastes. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal or waste matter of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged, maintained or allowed to remain upon the surface of the ground or buried beneath the surface within 200 feet of any well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford.

(g) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the property of the village of Oxford upon which the well of the public water supply of the village of Oxford is located and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such property except the board of trustees or any such board or person or persons who may be charged with the maintenance of the supply in the official performance of their duties of supervision and maintenance of the public water supply or except such other persons as may be authorized to enter said property by the board of trustees of the village of Oxford.

(h) Inspections. The board of trustees of the village of Oxford 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 Oxford or their duly appointed representative shall make regular and thorough inspections of the area surrounding the well 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 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 surroundings of the wells at the time of the last inspection.

(i) 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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