Title: Section 131.2 - Village of East Syracuse

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131.2 Village of East Syracuse. (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 510 of the Laws of 1921, shall apply to Wright Brook, to all natural and artificial reservoirs and to all watercourses and drainage areas tributary thereto and to the Pompey and Leiter springs which serve as sources of the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refers to all impounding and storage reservoirs used for the collection or storage of the flow from the above named brook or springs which are tributary to or which serve as sources of this public water supply or to any additional reservoir which may be constructed or used for the purpose of this public water supply.

(2) The term watercourse wherever used in this section is intended to mean and include every spring, pond (other than the artificial reservoirs and filter basins), brook, stream, ditch, gutter or channel of any kind, the waters of which, when running whether continuously or occasionally, eventually flow or may flow into the public water supply of East Syracuse.

(3) Wherever a linear distance of a structure or object from a reservoir or from a watercourse 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 high-water mark of such reservoir or to the edge, margin or precipitous bank forming the ordinary high-water mark of such watercourse.

(c) Privies adjacent to any reservoir or watercourse. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or receptacle of any kind used for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any reservoir or within 50 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, N. Y. HEALTH 10B

(2) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or other receptacle used for the permanent deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 300 feet of any reservoir or within 200 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, N. Y.

(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 distances prescribed by paragraph (1) of this subdivision and the limiting distances prescribed by paragraph (2) of this subdivision, shall be arranged in such a manner that all excreta shall be received in suitable watertight receptacles and shall at all times be deposited as set forth in paragraphs (4) and (5) of this subdivision.

(4) The excreta collected in the aforesaid removable receptacles shall be removed and the receptacles cleaned and disinfected 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 least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises or of the adjoining premises.

(5) Unless otherwise specially ordered or permitted by the State Commissioner of Health, the excreta collected in the aforesaid receptacles shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or pits at a depth of not less than 12 inches below the surface of the ground and in such manner as to effectually prevent them being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow and at a distance not less than 500 feet from any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(6) Whenever it shall be found that, owing to the character of the soil or of the surface of the ground or to the height or flow of subsoil or surface water or other special local condition, 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 in an imperfectly purified condition into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, then the said privy or receptacle for excreta or the 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 wastes, etc. (1) No house slops, bath water, laundry or garage 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 either directly or indirectly into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, nor shall any such matters be thrown, placed, led, discharged or allowed to escape or flow onto 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 paragraph (4) of subdivision (c), within 300 feet of any reservoir or within 200 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste matter from any dairy, 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 bc thrown or discharged directly or indirectly into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, nor shall any such liquid or solid matter be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground or into the ground below the surface except into watertight receptacles, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraph (5) of subdivision (c), within 100 feet of any reservoir or 50 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(3) No clothing, bedding, carpet, harness, vehicle, receptacle, utensil nor anything that pollutes water shall be washed, rinsed or placed in any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(e) Bathing, animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No person shall be allowed to bathe in any reservoir or tributary thereof, nor shall any animal or poultry be allowed to stand, wallow, wade or swim in any reservoir nor be washed therein. No animal or poultry shall be watered in any reservoir of the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse. No watering place of any kind shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute with muddy leachings or excremental matters any streams tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(2) No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals, manure pile or compost heap shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain with its nearest point less than 100 feet of any reservoir or 25 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, and none of the above named objects or sources of pollution shall be so constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain where or in such a manner that the drainage, leachings or washings from the same may enter any such reservoir or watercourse 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 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 300 feet from any reservoir or 200 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(3) No human excreta and no compost or other matter containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse nor to be placed, piled or spread upon the surface of the ground at any point on the watershed tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, nor shall such human excreta or compost or other matter containing human excreta be buried in the soil at a less depth than 12 inches below the surface of the ground nor within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, 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 reservoir or within 25 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(4) No decayed or fermented fruit or vegetables, cider mill wastes, roots, grain or other vegetable refuse of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged or allowed to escape or pass into any reservoir or watercourse, nor shall they be thrown, placed, piled, maintained or allowed to remain in any such place that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may flow by open, blind or covered drains or channels of any kind into any reservoir or watercourse 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 sufficient purification has been secured unless the above mentioned 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 100 feet before entering any reservoir or 25 feet before entering any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse. (f) Dead animals, offal, manufacturing wastes, etc. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal or waste matter of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged or allowed to escape or to pass into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse, nor shall any such material or refuse be so placed, maintained or allowed to remain that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may reach any such reservoir or watercourse without having first percolated over or through the soil in a scattered, dissipated form and not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage for a distance of 300 feet from any reservoir or 200 feet from any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(g) Fishing, boating and ice cutting. No bathing of any kind or fishing and no 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 of the village of East Syracuse except by the duly authorized employees of the village of East Syracuse in the performance of their duties of supervision and maintenance of the public water supply.

(h) Camps. No temporary camp, tent, building or other structure for housing laborers engaged on construction work or for other purposes shall be located, placed or maintained within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or 300 feet or any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(i) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or 300 feet of any watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse.

(j) Inspections. The board of water commissioners of the village of East Syracuse or such other board as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply of the village of East Syracuse or its duly appointed representative shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoirs, streams 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 of water commissioners 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 water commissioners to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The board of water commissioners shall report 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.

(k) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), 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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