Town of Fishkill, NY
Dutchess County
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Where public water supply is not available, a private water supply system with proper connections to each mobile home shall be developed sufficient to provide a minimum of 250 gallons of water daily to each mobile home. Any such private water supply system shall be approved by the Dutchess County Department of Health and shall meet the following requirements:
A. 
Wells or suction lines shall be located at least 50 feet from building sewers, septic tanks and dry wells; at least 100 feet from disposal fields and seepage pits; and at least 150 feet from any cesspools.
B. 
All water storage structures or reservoirs shall be covered, watertight and constructed of impervious material. All manholes or other openings required for proper operation of the water storage facilities shall be covered or screened to prevent contamination, and there shall be no direct drainage between a reservoir and any pipe conveying or liable to convey sewage or polluted water.
C. 
The water piping system shall connect all buildings requiring water, shall not be connected to nonpotable or questionable water supply and shall provide a pressure of at least 40 pounds per square inch, under normal operating conditions, to buildings requiring potable water supply.
D. 
Water riser pipes shall be at least 3/4 of an inch, shall extend at least four inches above ground elevation and shall be located within the confined area of the mobile home stand at a point where the water connection shall approximate a vertical position.
E. 
A shutoff valve below the frost line shall be provided near the water riser pipe on each mobile home site.
F. 
Underground stop-and-waste valves shall not be installed on any water service.
G. 
Adequate provisions shall be made to prevent freezing of service lines, valves and riser pipes and to protect risers from heaving and thawing actions of ground during freezing weather. Surface drainage shall be diverted from the location of the riser pipe and from cutoff valves.
Mobile home parks must be located in an area serviced by a public sewer system. The sewage disposal system shall be approved by the Dutchess County Department of Health.
[Amended 9-23-2004 by L.L. No. 7-2004]
The ground surface on every mobile home site shall be graded and equipped to drain all surface and subsurface water in a safe, efficient manner to ensure freedom from stagnant pools, erosion and flooding. Plans for the collection and disposal of surface and subsurface water shall be provided and shall be subject to approval by the Town Board. Such plans shall include:
A. 
Splash blocks or downspouts for the dispersion of roof runoff, to be installed where necessary. Splash blocks shall be at least 30 inches long and 12 inches wide and firmly embedded to prevent displacement.
B. 
Storm sewers laid at sufficient grade to provide a minimum velocity as approved by the Town Engineer when flowing full.
C. 
Drain lines, drain inlets and paved gutters of adequate size, design and construction to ensure positive runoff.
D. 
Retaining walls, cribbing or other engineering structures installed and maintained where the topography has a slope of 2:1 or more to prevent erosion.