Title: Section 155.13 - Village of Ossining

155.13 Village of Ossining. (Statutory authority: Public Health Law, õ 1100)

(a) Application. The rules and regulations hereinafter given, duly made and enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 1100-1107 of the Public Health Law shall apply to the well, located on land, owned by the village of Ossining, and situated approximately 110 feet north of Chappaqua Road and 125 feet west of the Pocantico River in the town of Ossining, which forms the source of the public water supply of the village of Ossining, Westchester County, New York.

(b) Definitions. (1) The term well wherever used in these rules is intended to mean and refer to the well now used as a source of this public water supply or to any additional well which may be constructed at this point for the purpose of this public water supply.

(2) The term linear distance is intended to mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the well.

(c) Privies adjacent to the well. (1) No privy, privy vault, pit, or other receptacle of any kind for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta, shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained, or allowed to remain within 200 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(2) No privy, privy vault, pit, cesspool or other receptacle, which is not watertight, placed or used for the permanent deposit of human excreta, shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained, or allowed to remain within 250 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(3) Every privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind, placed or used for the temporary storage of human excreta, located between the limiting distance prescribed by paragraph (1) of this subdivision and the limiting distance prescribed by paragraph (2) of this subdivision, shall be arranged in such a manner that all excreta shall be received in a suitable watertight receptacle or removable container which shall be emptied as set forth in paragraphs (4) and (5) of this subdivision.

(4) Whenever the aforesaid watertight receptacles or removable containers become filled within six inches of the top, said receptacles or containers shall be emptied or removed and the contents disposed of as hereinafter provided, in order to maintain the privy or receptacle in proper sanitary condition and 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 transported from the privy or receptacle to the place of disposal hereinafter specified and that the contents, or the removable containers, while being transported shall be thoroughly covered, and that the least possible annoyance and inconvenience be caused to occupants of the premises and the adjacent premises.

(5) Unless otherwise specifically ordered or permitted by the State Commissioner of Health, the excreta collected in the aforesaid watertight receptacles or removable containers permitted under paragraph (3) of this subdivision shall, when removed, be disposed of by burying in trenches or pits and covered with not less than 12 inches of soil in such a manner as effectually to prevent their being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow and at a distance of not less than 500 feet from the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(6) Whenever it shall be found that, owing to the character of the soil or of the surface of the ground, or owing to the height or flow of subsurface or surface water, or other special local conditions, excremental matter from any privy or aforesaid receptacle, or from any trench or place of disposal may, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health, be washed over the surface of the ground or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into the well, then the said privy or receptacle for excreta, or the said trench or place of disposal 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, sink wastes, garbage, etc. (1) No bath water, laundry wastes, sewage or other excremental matter from any water closet, privy, cesspool or other source, shall be thrown, placed, led, conducted, discharged or allowed to escape or flow in any manner upon the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight receptacles, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c)) within 250 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(2) No garbage, putrescible matter, kitchen or sink wastes, refuse or waste matter from any garage, nor any polluted water or liquid of any kind shall be thrown or discharged upon the surface of the ground or into the ground beneath the surface (except into watertight containers, the contents of which are to be removed as provided by paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c)) within 250 feet of any well forming the source of the public water supply of the village of Ossining. (e) Animals, manure, compost, etc. (1) No stable for cattle or horses, no barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, no hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals, and no manure pile or compost heap, shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained, or allowed to remain within 250 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining, and none of the above named objects or sources of pollution shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain where or in such a manner that the drainage, leachings or washings from the same may enter any spring 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 proper purification has been secured unless the aforesaid 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 250 feet from the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(2) No human excreta and no compost or other matter containing human excreta shall be thrown, placed, piled or spread upon the surface of the ground, nor shall such human excreta, compost or other matter containing human excreta be buried in the soil unless covered with not less than 12 inches of soil nor within a distance of 500 feet of the well; and no manure or compost of any kind shall be placed, piled, or spread upon the ground within a distance of 250 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(f) Dead animals, offal, industrial wastes. No dead animal, bird, fish or any part thereof nor any offal or polluted industrial wastes of any kind shall be thrown, placed, discharged, maintained or allowed to remain upon the surface of the ground or buried beneath the surface within 500 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(g) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the property of the village of Ossining upon which the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining is located and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such property except the personnel or any such board or person or persons who may be charged with the maintenance of the supply in the official performance of their duties of supervision or maintenance of the public water supply or except such other persons as may be authorized to enter said property by the village of Ossining.

(h) Camps. No camp, tent, building or other structure for occupancy by transients or for the housing of laborers engaged in construction work, or for any 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 250 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(i) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 500 feet of the well of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(j) Inspections. (1) The board of water commissioners of the village of Ossining or such other board, person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply of the village of Ossining, or their duly appointed representative shall make regular and thorough inspections of the area surrounding the well 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 and 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 to the State Commissioner of Health, in writing annually, prior to the 30th 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 surroundings of the well at the time of the last inspection.

(2) In addition to observing the foregoing requirements, all persons shall refrain from any act, although not heretofore specified, which may result in the contamination of any portion of the public water supply of the village of Ossining.

(k) Penalty. Penalties for violations shall be in accordance with section 1103 of the Public Health Law.
 

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