Title: Section 133.12 - Village of Port Jervis

133.12 Village of Port Jervis. (a) Privies adjacent to any reservoir or watercourse.

(1) No privy or place for the deposit or storage of human excreta shall be constructed, located or maintained within 50 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir, pond, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind, the water in which, when running, flows eventually into a reservoir of the public water supply of the Village of Port Jervis.

(2) No privy vault, pit or cesspool or nontransportable receptacle of any kind for the reception or storage of human excreta shall be constructed, located or maintained within 250 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any pond or reservoir or within 130 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse as aforesaid.

(3) Every privy or place for the deposit, reception or storage of human excreta which is constructed, located or maintained between the aforesaid limits of 50 and 250 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any pond or reservoir or between the aforesaid limits of 50 and 130 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse as aforesaid, and from which privy or place the said excreta is not at once removed automatically by means of suitable watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place of disposal beyond the maximum aforesaid limit, shall be arranged in such manner that all said excreta shall be received and temporarily retained in suitable vessels or receptacles, which shall at all times be maintained in an absolutely watertight condition and which will admit of convenient removal to some place of ultimate disposal beyond the said maximum limit.

(4) The excreta collected in the aforesaid removable receptacles shall be removed and the receptacles cleansed and deodorized as often as is necessary to keep the receptacles in proper sanitary condition and to prevent an overflow of the excreta upon the soil or upon the foundation or floor of said privy. In effecting this removal, the utmost care shall be exercised that none of the contents of the receptacles be allowed to escape while being transported from the privy to the place of ultimate disposal hereinafter specified and that the least possible annoyance or inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises or of adjoining premises.

(5) Unless otherwise specifically ordered or permitted in writing by the board of health of the Village of Port Jervis, the excreta collected in the aforesaid receptacles shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or by thoroughly digging into the soil at such places and in such manner as to effectually prevent their being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melted snow and at distances not less than 500 feet, horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark of any pond or reservoir and not less than 300 feet horizontal measurement, from the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind, the water of which, when running, flows into a reservoir of the public water supply of the Village of Port Jervis.

(6) Whenever it shall be found that, owing to the character of the soil or of the surface of the ground, the height and flow of surface and subsoil waters, the steepness of the slopes or other special conditions of the locality, the excremental matter from any privy, cesspool or other receptacle or from any trench or place of disposal may be washed over the surface or through the subsoil into a pond or reservoir or any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without having been thereby, in the judgment of the State Board of Health, sufficiently purified, then the said privy, cesspool or other receptacle for human excreta shall, after due notice to the owner thereof, be removed to such greater distance from said high-water marks as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Board of Health.

(b) House slops, sink wastes, laundry water and other similar sewage. (1) No sewage, house slops, sink wastes, water in which milk cans, clothes or bedding have been washed or rinsed nor any other polluted water or liquid shall be thrown or discharged directly into a pond or reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, nor shall any such aforesaid liquid or solid matter or other polluted liquid be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground or into the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same may flow into any reservoir, pond, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid within 50 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any pond, reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid. (2) No clothing, animals, vehicles nor anything which pollutes water shall be washed, nor shall any person bathe in any pond, reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid nor shall any cattle, horses, sheep, swine or other animals be allowed to enter, wallow or stand in any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid.

(c) Garbage and refuse. No garbage or putrescible refuse of any kind shall be thrown or discharged directly into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, nor shall any such substances be placed upon or below the surface of the ground where they may be washed into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid within 50 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank thereof.

(d) Manures, composts and similar matter. (1) No stable, cattle pen, pigsty, hen-house, stable yard, barnyard, hogyard, duckyard, hitching or standing place for horses or cattle nor any compost or manure heap nor other place where animal manure accumulates shall be located or maintained within 100 feet of any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid. These and also watering places for horses or cattle or other animals must be so arranged that the polluted drainings therefrom shall not flow into any such reservoirs, springs, streams, ditches or watercourses without having undergone proper purification. Such drainings shall not be allowed to flow through open or covered drains nearer than 50 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse as aforesaid without having undergone proper purification.

(2) No human excreta or compost containing human excreta shall be spread upon the ground within 250 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of a pond or reservoir or within 130 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any stream, spring, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, and no manures or composts of any kind shall be deposited so as to be washed a less distance than 50 feet over the surface or through the subsoil into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without having undergone proper purification.

(e) Dead animals, vegetable refuse and manufacturing wastes. No dead animal, bird or fish or part thereof nor any filthy or impure matter nor any decayed fruit or vegetable substance nor any waste products, putrescible matter or polluted waters from any slaughterhouse, dairy, creamery, cider mill, sawmill or other manufactory shall be thrown or allowed to run into any pond, reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid, nor shall they be so deposited that any portion thereof or of the polluted drainage therefrom shall be washed on the surface or less than 50 feet through the subsoil into any reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid without having undergone proper purification.

(f) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within 500 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any pond, reservoir, spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid.

(g) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of the Public Health Law of the State of New York, a penalty of $50 is hereby imposed upon any corporation, person or persons guilty of a violation of or noncompliance with any of the above-given mandatory rules or regulations, to be recovered under the said act.
 

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