Title: Section 133.14 - Village of Walden

133.14 Village of Walden. (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 391 of the Laws of 1933, shall apply to all wells which now serve or which will be developed to serve as sources of public water supply of the Village of Walden, Orange County, NY.

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

(1) The term water supply means the public water supply of the Village of Walden.

(2) The term well means either of the wells now serving as sources of water supply for the Village of Walden and also any wells which may be developed to serve as sources of water supply for the Village of Walden.

(3) The linear distance of a structure or object from a well is the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the well.

(4) The term human excreta means feces, urine and other excretions commonly disposed of by the so-called dry system as typified by the ordinary privy.

(5) The term sewage means waste liquids containing human excreta and decomposing matter flowing in or from a house drainage system or sewer.

(c) General prohibitions. No person, including State agencies or political subdivisions having jurisdiction, shall perform any act or grant any permit or approval which may result in the contravention of the standards for raw water quality as contained in Part 170 of this Title.

(d) Human excreta. (1) No human excreta shall be deposited, thrown or placed on the surface of the ground at any point within 200 feet of any well nor in such manner that it can be washed by rain, melting snow or otherwise over the surface of the ground into any well.

(2) 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 200 feet from any well and covered with 18 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.

(e) Privies. (1) 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 150 feet of any well except a properly constructed and operated sewage disposal plant, as hereinafter set forth in subdivision (f) of this section; provided, however, that the property on which the privy or receptacle is built or is to be built is so located, bounded or otherwise placed that the distance above named can be obtained within the limits of such property.

(2) Every privy or receptacle of any kind for the storage or deposit of human excreta, built or to be built on property which is so located, bounded or otherwise placed that the distance named in paragraph (1) of this subdivision cannot be obtained, shall be placed as far as possible from any well and especially constructed of masonry, concrete or metal to form a watertight receptacle from which no outward percolation can take place. Where removable watertight containers are provided, they shall be located as far as practicable from any well. All privies or receptacles referred to in this paragraph shall be constructed or installed only with the approval of the board of trustees of the Village of Walden and in such a manner as effectually to prevent any pollution of the public water supply.

(3) Every privy or receptacle for the storage or deposit of human excreta located within the distances of 150 feet and 200 feet of any well 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 (d)(2) of this section.

(4) Whenever, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health, excremental matter from any 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 well, the said privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal shall be removed, after due notice to owner thereof, to such places as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Commissioner of Health.

(f) Sewage. No sewage shall be discharged or deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well, except in watertight sewers and sewer appurtenances constructed or installed with the approval and under the supervision of the board of trustees of the Village of Walden. These restrictions and limiting distances shall not apply to sewage treatment plants installed under and in accordance with plans which first have been submitted to and approved by the State Commissioner of Health. (g) Sink and laundry wastes. No bath water, sink or laundry wastes or polluted liquid of any kind shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 100 feet of any well.

(h) Garbage, refuse. No garbage, refuse, putrescible matter, decayed fruits or vegetables, dead animals or parts thereof or any other matter that pollutes water shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any well nor in such manner that it can be washed by rain, melting snow or otherwise over the surface of the ground to a point within 200 feet of any well.

(i) Animals, poultry, stables. (1) No watering place for animals or poultry shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute any well 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 may pollute any well.

(j) Manure. No manure pile shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any well.

(k) Camps. No camp, tent, building or other structure for the occupancy of transients or for the housing of laborers engaged in construction work or for 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 well.

(l) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of any well.

(m) General clause. In addition to observing the foregoing requirements, all persons living on or visiting the watershed shall refrain from any act, though not heretofore specified, which may result in contamination of any portion of the water supply.

(n) Inspections. The board of trustees of the Village of Walden or such other person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the water supply shall make regular and thorough inspections of the well and watersheds 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 trustees 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 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 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.

(o) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 391 of the Laws of 1933, 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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