[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Stratford as Secs. 15-52 through 15-57 of the 1963 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every well, spring or other source of water supply for human consumption and every cistern, tank or other storage unit for water shall be protected from contamination, and no person shall use, or permit to be used, for domestic purposes, water from any source which is contaminated.
No person shall permit any sewer or drain from any building, privy vault, cesspool, disposal tank or other source of pollution to drain into any well, spring, watercourse or pond, nor to exist so near thereto as to cause a risk of pollution.
Except in private dwellings, the use of any drinking vessel by more than one person without adequate cleansing is prohibited.
All public buildings having a water supply under pressure shall be equipped with sanitary drinking facilities of a type approved by the Director of Health.
Well diggers must submit to the Director of Health a satisfactory report on the sanitary analysis of water from a new well to show that the water is potable and fit for human consumption. Such laboratory examination may be made by any laboratory approved by the Connecticut State Health Department and shall include a sanitary water analysis as follows:
No owner, agent, lessee or occupant of any premises shall permit any stream or watercourse to pass through or under any building or structure owned, cared for, occupied or leased by him unless the stream or watercourse be confined in a waterproof conduit of sufficient capacity to permit a steady uninterrupted flow of the water at all times and under all conditions. Any person may make written complaint to the Director of Health of any violation of the provisions of this section, and the Director of Health shall direct the owner, his agent lessee or occupant who may be found violating the provisions of this section to construct the conduit as provided herein and shall limit a reasonable time in which he may do so. The Director of Health shall likewise notify the Mayor immediately of all violations of the provisions of this section which come to his attention by complaint or otherwise and shall keep the Mayor informed of his orders in relation thereto. If any person shall fail to comply with the order of the Director of Health within the time stated in such order, the Director of Health shall immediately notify the Mayor of such failure. The Mayor, acting through the Department of Public Works, shall enter upon the premises and shall thereby carry out the order of the Director of Health, and the expense of carrying out such order shall be charged to the owner, his agent, lessee or occupant who failed to comply therewith, and the same shall constitute a lien against the premises concerned in such order, and such lien may be foreclosed in the name of the town in the same manner as mortgages of real property. All orders made by the Director of Health under the provisions of this section shall be in writing and shall be served upon the owner, his agent, lessee or occupant personally, or left at his or their place of abode, and the Director of Health shall keep a permanent record thereof.
Editor’s Note: The term “Town Manager” was changed to “Mayor” in this section at the direction of the Town so that the provisions herein would be consistent with the provisions of the Charter adopted by the Town on 11-4-2003.