[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Weston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Use of Water for Spraying
[Adopted 5-31-1978 (Ch. 6, Art. I, of the 1981 Code)]
The purpose of this article is to regulate those vehicles which take water from any body of water for the purpose of filling the tank of any such vehicle which is engaged in the treating of trees, shrubs and other vegetation with chemical or other solutions and to thereby prevent pollution of such water bodies.
No person shall take water from any river, brook, or stream or any lake, pond or like body of water within the Town for the purpose of filling or replenishing the tank of any vehicle employed in the treating of trees, shrubs or other vegetation with chemicals or biochemicals or other solutions unless the equipment to be used therefor shall have, and shall display, a permit issued pursuant to Subsection B.
The Conservation Commission or its agent shall issue an equipment permit valid for one year from date of issue, said permit to be affixed to the vehicle's front right windshield and which permit is to be displayed at all times.
Such equipment permit shall be issued or renewed only on the following conditions:
The owner and the operator of the equipment shall be licensed by the state pursuant to § 22a-54 of the General Statutes, and the regulations of the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and
The owner of said equipment shall present to the issuing authority a sworn and acknowledged affidavit that all said equipment used in the treatment of trees, including but not limited to hoses, pumps, pipes, valves and connections, is in good working order and that its use will not pollute any body of water.
The fee for the permit shall be $3 for the first issuance and $3 for the annual renewal thereafter.
The issuance of such permit shall indicate approval of the equipment only, and nothing therein contained shall be deemed to be an authorization for any vehicle with a permit to take water from private properties.
No such vehicle shall take water before 7:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, nor before 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall be fined not more than $25 for each such offense.