Title: Section 152.1 - City of Glens Falls

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Section 152.1 City of Glens Falls. (a) Application. The rules and regulations hereinafter given, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 70, 71, 72 and 73 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended by chapter 695 of the Laws of 1911, and as heretofore set forth shall apply to all streams, lakes and reservoirs of the drainage areas tributary to the reservoirs from which water is drawn for the water supply of the City of Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, which are intended to comprise all watercourses entering or ultimately discharging into the Wilkie, Keenan and Butler reservoirs.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this section is intended to mean and to refer to the impounding and distributing reservoirs on the streams used as a source of water supply by the city and to any additional reservoirs which may be constructed on said streams or on any of their tributaries.

(2) The term watercourse wherever used in this section is intended to mean and include every spring, pond (other than the main distributing reservoirs), stream, ditch, gutter or other channel of every kind, the waters of which, when running whether continuously or occasionally, eventually flow or may flow into the water supply of the said City of Glens Falls.

(3) Whenever 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 a 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 water course. (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, maintained or allowed to remain with its nearest point within 75 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the City of Glens Falls.

(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 with its nearest point within 200 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the City of Glens Falls.

(3) Every privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle or place, used for the temporary storage of human excreta, which is constructed, located, maintained or allowed to remain between the limiting distances of 75 feet and 200 feet, as provided by paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subdivision, from which privy or other receptacle the excreta are not at once removed by pump or other satisfactory means through watertight pipes or conduits to some proper place or ultimate disposal as hereinafter provided, shall be arranged in such a manner that all such excreta shall be received temporarily in suitable vessels or receptacles which shall at all times be maintained in an absolutely watertight condition and which will permit of convenient removal to some place of ultimate disposal as hereinafter set forth.

(4) The excreta collected in the aforesaid temporary receptacles permitted under paragraph (3) of this subdivision shall be removed and the receptacles thoroughly cleaned and deodorized 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 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 contents while being transferred from the privy to the place of disposal shall be thoroughly covered and that the least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises and of the adjoining premises.

(5) Unless otherwise specifically ordered or permitted by the State Department of Health, the excreta collected in the aforesaid temporary receptacles permitted under paragraph (3) of this subdivision shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or by thoroughly digging into the soil in such place and manner as to effectually prevent its being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow and at distances not less than 400 feet from any reservoir or watercourse of the City of Glens Falls.

(6) Whenever, owing to the character of the soil or of the surface of the ground or owing to the height of flow of subsoil or surface water or other special local conditions, it is considered by the State Commissioner of Health that excremental matter from any privy or aforesaid receptacle or from any trench or place of disposal or the garbage or wastes from any dump may be washed over the surface of the ground or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any reservoir or watercourse, then the said privy or receptacles for excreta or the said trench or place of disposal or the said garbage or waste dump 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, sewage or other excremental matter from any water closet, privy, cesspool or other source shall be thrown, placed, led, conducted or allowed to escape or flow in any manner, either directly or indirectly, into any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the City of Glens Falls, nor shall any such matter be thrown, placed, led, discharged or allowed to escape or flow onto the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface within 400 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink waste, refuse or waste water from any creamery, cheese factory, laundry, nor water in which milk cans, utensils, clothing, bedding, carpets or harnesses have been washed or rinsed nor any polluted water or liquid of any kind shall be thrown or discharged directly or indirectly into any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls, nor shall any such liquid or solid refuse or waste be thrown, discharged or allowed to escape or remain upon the surface of the ground or to percolate into or through the ground below the surface in any manner whereby the same may flow into any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls within 150 feet of any such reservoir or watercourse.

(3) No clothing, bedding, carpets, harness, vehicle, receptacles, utensils nor anything that may pollute water shall be washed, rinsed or placed in any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls.

(e) Bathing animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No person shall be allowed to bathe in any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls nor shall any animals or poultry be allowed to stand, wallow, wade or swim in said reservoir or watercourse nor be washed therein.

(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 200 feet from any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls 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 manner that the drainings, leachings or washings from the same may enter such reservoir or watercourse without first having passed over 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 150 feet before entering any such reservoir or watercourse.

(3) No human excreta, cesspool, compost or other matter containing same shall be thrown, placed or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse nor be placed, piled or spread upon the ground or dug or buried in the soil within a distance of 400 feet from any reservoir or watercourse or the water supply of the city of Glens Falls, and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within 200 feet of any such reservoir or watercourse.

(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 such places that the drainage, leachings or washings therefrom may flow by open, blind or covered drains or channels of any kind into any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls 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 drainage, leachings or washings shall have percolated over or through the soil in a scattered or dissipated form, not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage, for a distance of not less than 150 feet before entering any such reservoir or watercourse.

(f) Dead animals, offal, manufacturing waste, 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 of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls, 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 such reservoirs or watercourse without first having percolated over or through the soil in a scattered, dissipated form, not concentrated in perceptible lines of drainage, for a distance of not less than 200 feet before entering such reservoir or watercourse. (g) Fishing, boating and ice cutting. No fish shall be taken from the impounding or distributing reservoirs nor shall any person fish in said reservoirs or through the ice upon the same nor trespass upon the water or ice thereof nor maintain or use any boat or boats thereon except the officials or duly authorized employees of the city of Glens Falls in the exercise of their duties in the management and operation of the reservoirs; nor shall any ice cutting or other operations incident thereto be allowed on any of the reservoirs which form or are tributary to the sources of the public water supply of the city of Glens Falls, except by permission and under rigid inspection and supervision of the board of water commissioners of the city of Glens Falls.

(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 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the water supply of the city of Glens Falls.

(i) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within 200 feet of any reservoir or watercourse of the public water supply of the city of Glens Falls.

(j) Inspections. The board of water commissioners of the city of Glens Falls 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 or 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 of January, the results of the regular inspections made during the preceding year, stating the number of inspections 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), as amended by chapter 695 of the Laws of 1911, 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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