Title: Section 120.1 - City of Little Falls

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Section 120.1 City of Little Falls. (a) Application. The following rules and regulations shall apply to the following reservoirs belonging to the public water supply of the City of Little Falls, N.Y., and to all lakes, ponds, streams and other watercourses tributary thereto: Beaver Brook Reservoir, Spruce Creek Reservoir, Klondike Reservoir and the distributing reservoir near the City of Little Falls.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this is intended to mean and comprise every natural or artificial reservoir, lake or pond which stores or detains water that enters or may enter the public water supply of the City of Little Falls.

(2) The term watercourse wherever used in this section is intended to mean and comprise every spring, stream, ditch, gutter or other watercourse of any kind, the waters of which when running, whether continuously or occasionally, eventually flow or may flow into either of the above-named reservoirs of the public water supply of the City of Little Falls, N.Y.

(3) Wherever distances from reservoirs or watercourses are mentioned, they are intended to mean the horizontal distances from the high-water line of such reservoir or the edge, margin or precipitous bank forming the ordinary high-water mark of such watercourse.

(c) Privies adjacent to reservoirs or watercourses. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or any other receptacle of any kind used for either temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, placed or maintained with its nearest point within 50 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply.

(2) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or any other receptacle used for the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, located, placed or maintained with its nearest point within 250 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply. For points one mile or more distant upstream from the Beaver Brook Reservoir, Spruce Creek Reservoir, and Klondike Reservoir, on tributaries thereto, the above restricted distances shall be 150 feet and for points four miles or more up stream from these reservoirs the restricting distance shall be 50 feet.

(3) Every privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or any other receptacle or place used for the temporary storage of human excreta which is constructed, located or maintained within the aforesaid 250 feet, 150 feet and 50 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark of any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply, from which privy or other receptacle the excreta are not at once removed automatically by means of suitable watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place of ultimate disposal, as hereinafter provided, shall be arranged in such manner that all such excreta shall be received temporarily in suitable vessels or receptacles which shall at all times be maintained in an absolutely watertight condition and which will permit of convenient removal to some place of ultimate disposal as hereinafter set forth.

(4) The excreta collected in the aforesaid receptacles shall be removed and the receptacles thoroughly cleansed and deodorized as often as may be found necessary in order to maintain the privy in proper sanitary condition and to effectually prevent any overflow upon the soil or upon the foundations 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 transferred from the privy to the place of disposal hereinafter specified and that the contents, while being transferred from the privy to the place of disposal, 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 receptacle shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or by thoroughly digging it into the soil in such place and manner as to effectually prevent them being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow and at distances not less than 300 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark of any reservoir or not less than 200 feet from the edge, margin or precipitous bank of any watercourse of the Little Falls water supply.

(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, the 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 or through the soil into any reservoir or watercourse, then the said privy or such 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, house slops, sink waste, etc. (1) No house slops, bath water, sewage or excremental matter from any water closet, privy or cesspool shall be led, conducted or discharged by any pipe, drain or ditch into any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply nor shall any such matter be placed, led, discharged or allowed to escape onto the surface of the ground or into the ground below the surface within 300 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark of any reservoir or within 200 feet, horizontal measurement, of the edge, margin or precipitous bank of any watercourse of the Little Falls water supply.

(2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink waste, refuse or waste from creameries, cheese factories, laundries nor waste water in which milk cans, utensils, clothes, bedding, carpets or harnesses 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 watercourse of the Little Falls water supply. Nor shall any such liquid or solid refuse or waste be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground or into the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same may percolate, leach or flow into any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply within 100 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water line of any reservoir or any watercourse of the Little Falls water supply.

(3) No clothing, bedding, carpets, harness, vehicle, receptacles, utensils nor anything that pollutes water shall be washed, rinsed or placed in any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply.

(e) Bathing, animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No person shall be allowed to bathe in any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply, nor shall any animal or poultry be allowed to stand, wade or swim in said reservoir or watercourse nor to be washed therein. Points distant two miles or more up stream from the Beaver Brook Reservoir, Spruce Creek Reservoir and Klondike Reservoir, on tributaries thereof, are exempt from this restriction.

(2) No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals, manure pile or compost heap shall be located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain with its nearest point less than 150 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark of any reservoir or any watercourse of the Little Falls water supply, and none of the above named objects or sources of pollution shall be so located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain that the drainage, leachings or washings from the same may enter any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply 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 drainage, 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 150 feet before entering any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply. For points distant one mile or more up stream from Beaver Brook Reservoir, Spruce Creek Reservoir and Klondike Reservoir, on tributaries thereof, this restricting distance shall be 100 feet; for points four miles or more distant up stream from these reservoirs the restricting distance shall be 50 feet.

(3) No human excrement or compost containing human excrement shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground or dug or buried in the soil within a distance of 300 feet from the high-water line of any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply.

(4) No manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within 150 feet of the high-water line of any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply. For points one mile or more distant up stream from the Beaver Brook Reservoir, Spruce Creek Reservoir and Klondike Reservoir, on the tributaries thereof, this restricting distance shall be 100 feet; and points four miles or more up stream from these reservoirs are exempt from this restriction.

(5) No decayed or fermented fruit or vegetable, cider mill waste, roots, grain or other vegetable refuse of any kind shall be located, placed, 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 of the Little Falls water supply without first having passed over or through such an extent of soil as to become properly purified, and in no case shall it be deemed that sufficient purification has been secured unless the above mentioned drainage, 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 75 feet before entering any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply. Points one mile or more distant up stream from the Beaver Brook Reservoir, Spruce Creek Reservoir and Klondike Reservoir, on tributaries thereof, are exempt from this restriction. (f) Dead animals, offal, manufacturing waste, etc. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal nor refuse from any slaughterhouse nor any decomposable or putrescible refuse or waste matter of any kind shall be thrown, placed in or allowed to pass into any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply, 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 any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply without first having 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 150 feet before entering any reservoir or watercourse of the Little Falls water supply. For points distant one mile or more up stream from the Beaver Brook Reservoir, Spruce Creek Reservoir and Klondike Reservoir, this restricting distance shall be 100 feet; and points four miles or more distant up stream from these reservoirs may have this restricting distance reduced to 50 feet.

(g) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 661 of the Laws of 1893, as amended by chapter 251 of the Laws of 1899, the penalty for each and every violation of or noncompliance with any of the above rules and regulations which relate to a permanent source or act of contamination is hereby fixed at $200.
 

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