Town of Chester, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chester 1-23-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 77.
Water — See Ch. 95.
The Town of Chester is concerned about the dumping, spreading and/or application of sludge on lands within the Town of Chester. Areas of the Town are not served by public or community water supply systems and the Town Board wishes to take steps to ensure the protection of the wells which supply domestic drinking water to homes and other improvements within the Town of Chester by prohibiting the dumping or spreading of sludge brought into the Town of Chester.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SLUDGE
Any solid, semisolid and/or liquid wastes generated from a municipal, commercial or industrial wastewater plant, water supply treatment plant or air pollution control facility, and shall include the contents of a septic tank, cesspool or other industrial sewer treatment facility which receives domestic sewage wastes, as well as the accumulated semisolids deposited from wastewaters from municipal or private sewage plants.
TOWN BOARD
The Town Board of the Town of Chester, Orange County, New York.
The dumping or spreading of sludge generated from sources outside of the unincorporated area of the Town of Chester, including the application of sludge on any lands in the Town of Chester is hereby prohibited.
A. 
Any persons who violate any of the provisions of this chapter, or any section or subdivision hereof, shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine of not more than $250 for each violation. For each and every day that any such offense shall continue after notification that such violation exists, such activity shall constitute a separate violation.
B. 
In addition to the penalties set forth above, the Town shall have the right to institute appropriate legal action or proceedings to prevent, to restrain, correct or abate a violation of this chapter.