Title: Section 154.6 - Village of Savannah

154.6 Village of Savannah.

(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 (the Public Health Law) as heretofore set forth shall apply to all natural and artificial reservoirs and to all watercourses tributary thereto or ultimately discharging into said reservoirs, these bodies of water being sources of the public water supply of the village of Savannah, Wayne County, New York.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term reservoir wherever used in this section is intended to mean and refer to the storage and impounding reservoir which is tributary to or which serves as the source of this public water supply or to any additional reservoir which may be constructed or used for the purpose of this public water supply.

(2) The term watercourse wherever used in this section is intended to mean and include every spring, pond (other than artificial reservoirs and filter basins), stream, ditch, gutter or other channel of any kind, the waters of which when running whether continuously or occasionally flow or may flow into the public water supply of the village of Savannah.

(3) Wherever 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 watercourse. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or 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 within 300 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah.

(2) Whenever, owing to the character of the soil or of the surface of the ground or owing to the height or 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 or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah, then the said privy or receptacle for excreta or the 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, garage or stable wastes or sewage or other excremental matter from any water closet, privy, receptacle or other source shall be thrown, placed, led, discharged or allowed to escape on or beneath the surface of the ground within 300 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah.

(2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste matter from any dairy, cheese factory nor water in which milk cans, utensils, clothing, bedding, carpets or harness 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 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 within a distance of 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah.

(3) No clothing, bedding, carpets, harnesses, vehicles, receptacles, utensils nor anything that pollutes water shall be washed, rinsed or placed in any reservoir or watercourse.

(e) Bathing, animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No person shall be allowed to bathe in any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply nor shall any animals or poultry be allowed to stand, wallow, wade or swim nor be washed therein. The watering of animals or poultry in any reservoir of the public water supply of the village of Savannah is prohibited. No watering place shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute with muddy leachings or excretal matters any watercourses tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah.

(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 100 feet from any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah. (3) No human excreta and no compost or other matter containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah nor be buried in the soil at a less depth than 18 inches below the surface nor within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the village of Savannah, and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled or spread upon the ground within a distance of 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the Village of Savannah.

(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 drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may flow by open, blind or covered drains or channels of any kind into any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the Village of Savannah 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 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 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the Village of Savannah.

(f) Dead animals, offal, manufacturing wastes, etc. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal or waste matter of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged, maintained or allowed to remain on the surface of the ground or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the Village of Savannah.

(g) 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 a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the Village of Savannah.

(h) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the public water supply of the Village of Savannah.

(i) Inspections. The board of trustees of the Village of Savannah or such other board as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply of the village shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoir, watercourses 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 trustees 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 of trustees to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The board of trustees 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 of violations found, the number of notices served and the general condition of the reservoir, watercourses and drainage areas tributary to the public water supply of the Village of Savannah at the time of the last inspection.

(j) Penalty. In accordance with section 70 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (the 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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