Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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The terms used in this chapter shall have the meanings as set forth in this section:
COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM
A public water system which serves at least five service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least twenty-five-year-round residents, as defined in Section 5-1.1 of the New York State Sanitary Code.[1]
MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
Any residential structure or dwelling consisting of three or more dwelling units, regardless of whether any one or some of the units are occupied by the owner(s), for the use or occupation of, any unit rent or consideration is periodically paid to the owner.
NONCOMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM
A public water system that is not a community water system, as defined in Section 5-1.1 of the New York State Sanitary Code.
NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING
Any structure which is wholly or partially used or intended to be used for commercial purposes, including, but not limited to, office buildings, stores, markets, shops and malls engaged in retail sales, marinas, restaurants, clubs, gas stations, or car dealerships, which establishments have a water system intended for human consumption.
NONTRANSIENT NONCOMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM
A public water system that is not a community water system but is a subset of a noncommunity water system that regularly serves at least 25 of the same people, four hours or more per day, for four or more days per week, for 26 or more weeks per year, as defined in Section 5-1.1 of the New York State Sanitary Code.
POTABLE WATER
Water suitable for drinking and fit for human consumption in accordance with standards established by the Dutchess County Department of Health and the New York State Department of Health.
PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY
Any water supply utilized for the purposes of human consumption not identified as a public water supply by Part 5 of the New York State Sanitary Code.
PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
A community or noncommunity or nontransient noncommunity water system which provides water to the public for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances if such system has at least five service connections or regularly serves an average of least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year. Such term includes:
A. 
Collection, treatment, storage and distribution facilities under control of the supplier of water of such system and used with such system; and
B. 
Collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under such control which are used with such system.
PURCHASER
"Purchaser" and "buyer" shall have the same meaning and shall mean a purchaser or buyer of real estate pursuant to a written contract of sale.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
Any residential dwelling or structure, consisting of no more than two dwelling units, and occupied in whole or in part as a principal residence of the owner(s) of the property, and regardless of whether rent is paid to the owner(s) for occupancy of all or part of the property.
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY
Any residential structure or dwelling consisting of two or fewer dwelling units, none of which is occupied as the principal residence of owner(s), and for the use or occupation of all or part of which rent or consideration is periodically paid to the owner.
SELLER and PURCHASER
Shall include both male and female and be considered single or plural depending on the context. The terms shall also include legal entities and organization.
TENANT
Any person or entity who leases property for either residential or commercial purposes.
WELL
Privately owned well used to supply potable drinking water to residential premises or nonresidential establishments; it does not include wells that supply water pursuant to Section 5-1.1 of New York State Sanitary Code[2] as a community water system or a noncommunity water system.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 10 NYCRR 5-1.1.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 10 NYCRR 5-1.1.