Title: Section 130.4 - Village of Remsen

VILLAGES

130.4 Village of Remsen.

(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 spring located on land known as the Cady farm, now owned by the village of Remsen, and situated about two miles east of the village, which forms the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen, Oneida County, N. Y.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term spring wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refer to the spring now used as a source of this public water supply or to any additional spring 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 spring 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 spring.

(c) Privies adjacent to the spring. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool 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 300 feet of any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen.

(2) 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 receptacles 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 spring, 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 within 300 feet of any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen.

(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 from the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface within 200 feet of any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen.

(e) Animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) 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 200 feet of any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen, 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 spring 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 200 feet from any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen.

(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 spring; and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within a distance of 200 feet of any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen.

(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, maintained or allowed to remain upon the surface of the ground or buried beneath the surface within 500 feet of any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen. (g) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the property of the village of Remsen upon which any spring forming the source of the public water supply is located and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such property except the board of trustees or any person or persons who may be charged with the maintenance of the supply in the official performance of their duties of supervision or 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 Remsen.

(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 the spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen.

(i) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of any spring forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Remsen.

(j) Inspections. The board of trustees of the village of Remsen 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 Remsen or their duly appointed representative shall make regular and thorough inspections of the spring area 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 supply at the time of the last inspection.

(k) General clause. In addition to observing the foregoing requirements, all persons shall refrain from any act, although not heretofore specified, which may result in the contamination of any portion of the water supply of the village of Remsen.

(l) 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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