Title: Section 133.4 - Village of Chester

VILLAGES

133.4 Village of Chester.

(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 309 of the Laws of 1926, shall apply to all the reservoirs, watercourses and drainage areas tributary thereto, which serve as sources of the public water supply of the village of Chester, Orange County, N. Y.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refer to Walton Lake.

(2) The term watercourse wherever used in this section is intended to mean and include every spring, pond, lake (other than Walton Lake), stream, ditch, gutter or other channel or permeable pipe or conduit of every kind, the waters of which when running, whether continuously or occasionally, eventually flow or may flow into Walton Lake.

(c) Privies adjacent to any reservoir or watercourse. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or any other receptacle of any kind, used for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta, shall be constructed, placed or maintained in such a manner that the contents therein may gain entrance to the reservoir or any watercourse of the Chester water supply, except the properly constructed and operated sewage disposal plant as hereinafter set forth in paragraph (2) of subdivision (d).

(2) The excreta collected in removable receptacles of privies shall be removed and the receptacles cleansed and disinfected as often as may be found necessary to maintain the privy in proper sanitary condition and to effectually prevent any overflow upon the soil or upon the foundation 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 the adjoining premises.

(3) Unless otherwise specifically 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.

(d) Sewage, house slops, sink wastes, etc. (1) No house slops, sewage or excremental matter from any water closet, privy, cesspool or other source, except the purified effluent from a properly constructed and operated sewage disposal plant, as hereinafter provided in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, 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 Chester, nor shall any such matter be thrown, placed, led, discharged or allowed to escape or flow onto the surface of the ground.

(2) No sewage disposal plant, the effluent from which is to be discharged or allowed to flow directly or indirectly into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Chester shall be operated, constructed, enlarged, altered or put in operation without a permit from the State Commissioner of Health.

(3) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste matter from any dairy or cheese factory nor water in which milk cans have been washed or rinsed nor any polluted water or liquid of any kind, except the effluent from a properly constructed and operated sewage disposal plant, as hereinbefore provided under paragraph (2) of this subdivision, shall be thrown or discharged into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Chester, nor shall any such liquid or solid matter be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground in any manner whereby the same may flow into the reservoir or into any watercourse of the Chester water supply.

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

(e) Animals. 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 located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain in such a location that the drainage, leachings or washings from the same may enter the reservoir or any watercourse of the Chester water supply.

(f) Human excreta, compost. No human excreta or compost containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed or allowed to escape into the reservoir or watercourse nor be placed, piled or spread upon the ground in such a manner that the material shall be drained or washed into the reservoir or any watercourse of the Chester water supply. (g) Dead animals, offal, manufacturing wastes, etc. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal nor waste matter of any kind shall be thrown, placed in or allowed to pass into the reservoir or any watercourse of the Chester 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 the reservoir or watercourse.

(h) Fishing, boating and ice cutting. No person while fishing, boating or ice cutting, shall commit any act by which the waters of the reservoir or watercourses tributary to the Chester water supply may be polluted.

(i) Inspections. The board of trustees of the village of Chester or its duly authorized representative shall maintain regular and thorough inspections of the reservoir and watercourses tributary thereto, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the above rules and regulations are being complied with; and it shall be the duty of the board in charge of the water supply 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 in charge of the water supply to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The board in charge of the water supply 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 violations found, the number of notices served and the general condition of the watershed at the time of the last inspection.

(j) 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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