Title: Section 143.1 - Village of Cobleskill

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Section 143.1 Village of Cobleskill. (a) Privies adjacent to reservoirs, springs or watercourses.

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

(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, of the high-water mark of the reservoir or within 130 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind, the water of which, when running, flows eventually into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply.

(3) Every privy or place for the deposit of human excreta, which is constructed, located or maintained between the aforesaid limits of 50 feet and 250 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of the reservoir or 50 and 130 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse the water of which, when running, flows eventually into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply, and from which the said excreta are not at once removed automatically by means of suitable watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place of ultimate 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 receptacle shall be removed and the receptacles cleaned 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 the floor of said privy.

(5) The excreta so collected shall be removed in such manner as to cause the least nuisance possible and shall be so disposed of that they can not be washed, either over the surface or through the subsoil, into the reservoir or any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse of any kind, the water of which, when flowing, runs finally into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply and shall be so placed as not to cause an offensive nuisance.

(6) Whenever it shall be found that, owing to the porous character of the soil, the height and flow of the 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 for human excreta may be washed over the surface or through the subsoil into the reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse, the water of which, when running, flows eventually into the reservoir of the Cobleskill public water supply, without having been thereby, in the judgement 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 clothes or bedding have been washed or rinsed nor any other polluted water or liquid shall be thrown or discharged directly into the 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 the reservoir or into any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid within 50 feet, horizontal measurement, of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of the reservoir or of any spring, stream, ditch or watercourse aforesaid.

(2) No clothes, animals, vehicles nor anything which pollutes water shall be washed nor shall any person bathe in the reservoir or in any spring, stream or watercourse aforesaid.

(c) Garbage and refuse. No garbage or putrescible refuse of any kind shall be thrown or discharged directly into the reservoir or into any 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 the reservoir or into any 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, pigsty, henhouse, barnyard, hogyard, hitching or standing place for horses or cattle or other place where animal manure accumulates and no compost or manure heap shall be located or maintained within or so arranged and maintained that the washings or drainage therefrom shall flow through open or covered drains within 50 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of the reservoir or any spring, stream or watercourse aforesaid.

(2) No human excreta or compost containing human excreta shall be spread upon the ground within 250 feet of the high-water mark of the reservoir or within 130 feet of the high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream or watercourse aforesaid, and no manures or composts of any kind shall be so deposited as to be washed a less distance than 50 feet over the surface or through the subsoil into the reservoir or any 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 substances nor any waste products, putrescible matter or polluted waters from any slaughterhouses, creameries, cider mills, sawmills or other manufactories shall be thrown or allowed to run into the reservoir or any 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 the reservoir or any spring, stream, ditch of watercourse aforesaid without having undergone proper purification.

(f) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within 250 feet of the reservoir or of high-water mark or precipitous bank of any spring, stream or watercourse aforesaid.

(g) Penalty. In accordance with section 2 of chapter 543 of the Laws of 1885, a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $100 is hereby imposed upon any corporation, person or persons guilty of a violation of or noncompliance with any of the above given mandatory rules and regulations, to be recovered under said act.
 

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