Title: Section 112.1 - City of Beacon

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Section 112.1 City of Beacon.

(a) Application. The following rules and regulations enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 70, 71 and 73 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as finally amended by chapter 395 of the Laws of 1928, shall apply to any natural or artificial reservoir, watercourse or drainage area tributary thereto or ultimately discharging into said reservoirs, serving as sources of the public water supply of the city of Beacon, Dutchess County, New York.

(b) Definition of terms. Wherever used in this section:

(1) The term water supply means the public water supply of the city of Beacon, Dutchess County, New York.

(2) The term reservoir means any natural or artificially impounded body of water serving as the source of the aforesaid water supply and to any additional reservoir which may be constructed or used for this water supply.

(3) The term watercourse means every spring, pond (other than reservoir), stream, marsh or channel of any kind, the waters of which flow or may flow into this water supply.

(4) The linear distance of a structure or object from a reservoir or watercourse is 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) Human excreta. (1) No human excreta shall be deposited, thrown, placed or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse.

(2) No human excreta shall be placed or spread upon the surface of the ground at any point on the watershed of the water supply.

(3) No human excreta shall be buried in the soil on the watershed of the water supply unless deposited in trenches or pits at a distance of not less than 300 feet from any reservoir or watercourse and covered with not less than 12 inches of soil in such a manner as to effectually prevent its being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow.

(4) No privy or receptacle of any kind for the storage or deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any reservoir or any watercourse.

(5) Every privy or receptacle for the storage or deposit of human excreta, located between the limiting distances prescribed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision and the distance of 300 feet from any reservoir or any watercourse, shall be arranged so that all excreta will be received in a suitable watertight receptacle or removable container, which shall be emptied when filled within six inches of the top. The contents, if disposed of on the watershed, shall be buried as set forth in paragraph (3) of this subdivision.

(6) Whenever, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health, excremental matter from any aforesaid privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal may be washed over the surface of the ground or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any reservoir or watercourse, the said privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal shall, after due notice to the owner thereof, be removed to such places as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Commissioner of Health.

(d) Sewage. No sewage, bath water, sink or laundry wastes shall be discharged or allowed to flow into any reservoir or watercourse nor deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 300 feet of any reservoir or any watercourse, except into watertight receptacles the contents of which shall be removed as provided by paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) or into a sewage treatment plant, plans for which shall be submitted to and approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

(e) Wastes, refuse and garbage. No garbage, refuse, putrescible matter, decayed fruits or vegetables, dead animal or other material that pollutes water shall be deposited in any reservoir or watercourse nor on or beneath the surface of the ground within 100 feet thereof nor in such a manner that it can be washed by rain, melting snow or otherwise over the surface or through the ground into any reservoir or watercourse.

(f) Bathing. No person shall bathe or swim or be allowed to bathe or swim in any reservoir or watercourse.

(g) Places for animals. (1) No animal or poultry shall be allowed to stand, wade, wallow or swim nor be washed or watered in any reservoir and no watering place shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute any watercourse with excremental matter.

(2) No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals shall be so located or maintained in such a manner that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom shall pollute any reservoir or watercourse.

(h) Manure piles. No manure pile or compost heap shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any reservoir or any watercourse nor in such a manner as to pollute said reservoir or watercourse. (i) Fishing, boating and ice cutting. No boating or fishing of any kind, ice cutting or any trespassing whatever shall be allowed in or upon the waters or ice of any reservoir tributary to the public water supply, except by duly authorized employees of the city of Beacon in the performance of their duties of supervision and maintenance of the water supply.

(j) 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 within 100 feet of any watercourse tributary to the water supply.

(k) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 300 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply.

(l) Inspections. The department of public works of the city of Beacon or such other board, person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply of the city of Beacon 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 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 said board to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The department of public works 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.

(m) 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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