[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park 7-26-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 87, Sewers, adopted 1-29-1979, as amended.
In order to assure the proper disposal of sewage and wastewaters and the proper operation and maintenance of the public sewers, sewage treatment plant and other sewage works owned and operated by the Town of Hyde Park, the following regulations are enacted by the Town of Hyde Park.
The sanitary sewer systems of the Town of Hyde Park consists of the sewage treatment plant facility, the trunks, mains, or lateral sewers laid in the streets and rights-or-way up to and including the wye branch or tee provided for connection with another system. This system does not include the building or house sewer or the connection lateral after it is connected with a building sewer. The location of these works, including the kinds, sizes and depths of pipe lines, are shown on sets of plans on file at the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Hyde Park. At all points in future expansion where there are changes in alignment or grade of the sewers, manholes with cast-iron frames and covers shall be built to provide access to the sewer lines for purposes of inspection, ventilation and cleaning.
The design of the system is based on the collection of domestic sewage only, and the approval of the appropriate regulatory agency was given for the construction and use of sewers for this purpose only. No connections will be permitted to be made to the sanitary sewer system which carry or deliver other than domestic sewage unless specifically approved by the Town Board.
The Sewer Inspector shall inspect the construction of sewer connections and shall report to the Board upon any transgression of this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto. The Sewer Inspector shall also have the right to inspect all sewer connections to the public sewer with or without the consent of the homeowner pursuant to these regulations.
No one will be allowed to make connections with the public sewers nor lay any sewers in connection therewith without obtaining a permit and performing the work under the supervision of the Sewer Inspector or his authorized agent.
All building or house lateral connections shall be laid and connected in accordance with this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto, and the repair, maintenance and extension of the same shall likewise conform to this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto. The entire expense of all connections from the public sewer to the building or house shall be borne by the property owner. The owner(s) shall indemnify the Town from any loss or damage that may directly or indirectly be occasioned by the installation of the building or house sewer. The expense and responsibility of removing any obstructions causing stoppage of natural flow in the lateral from the house to the public sewer main in the street shall be borne by the property owner.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- American Society for Testing and Materials.
- AVERAGE CONCENTRATION
- The concentration of constituents examined by analysis of a mixture of samples taken over a period of 24 hours at fifteen-minute intervals and composited in proportion to flow rate.
- BOD (denoting "biochemical oxygen demand")
- The quantity of oxygen utilized in the biochemical oxidation of organic matter under standard laboratory procedure in five days at 20° C., expressed in milligrams per liter.
- BUILDING LATERAL or HOUSE LATERAL
- See "building or house connection lateral" under "sewer."
- BUILDING SEWER or HOUSE SEWER
- A sewer conveying wastewater from the building (or house) drain to the public sewer.
- CATEGORICAL STANDARDS
- Federal Categorical Pretreatment Standards or pretreatment standards.
- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
- The Dutchess County Department of Health.
- DISTRICT SEWER
- See "public sewer."
- DRAIN LAYER
- A plumber or other person licensed by the county for the purpose of laying building or house sewers or connecting the same to public sewers.
- An acquired legal right for the specific use of land owned by others.
- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
- The United States Environmental Protection Agency, or, where appropriate, the term may also be used as a designation for the Administrator or other duly authorized official of said Agency.
- MAXIMUM CONCENTRATION
- The concentration of constituents determined by analysis of a mixture of samples taken over a period of four hours at fifteen-minute intervals and composited in proportion to flow rate.
- MILLIGRAMS PER LITER (designated as mg/l)
- The number of milligrams of dry solids, either dissolved or undissolved, contained in one liter of water, including solids. One milligram per liter may be expressed as 8.345 pounds of dry solids per 1,000,000 United States gallons of water, including solids. "Milligrams per liter" may be expressed as parts per million, designated as ppm, meaning the number of pounds of dry solids contained in 1,000,000 pounds of water, including dry solids, using the following formula:
- The logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams per liter.
- Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint-stock company, trust, estate, governmental entity or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents, or assigns.
- Any dredged spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, sewage sludge, munitions, chemical wastes, biological materials, radioactive materials, heat, wrecked or discharged equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal and agricultural waste discharged into water.
- The man-made or man-induced alteration of the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological integrity of water.
- Wastewater or water-carried wastes from residences, business buildings, institutions, and industrial establishments. Sewage shall be further classified as follows:
- SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
- Any arrangement of devices and fixtures used for treating sewage.
- SEWAGE WORKS
- All facilities for collecting, pumping, treating and disposing of sewage.
- SEWER or DRAIN
- The pipe or conduit, together with manholes and other structures or equipment appurtenant thereto provided to carry sewage waste liquids, stormwater or other waters. Sewers shall be further classified as follows:
- SEWER INSPECTOR
- A person appointed by the Town Board and who shall act as the Board's authorized agent in matters falling under this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto and shall exercise the powers hereinafter mentioned in the chapter and subject to the approval and ratification of the Board. The Sewer Inspector shall have the right to inspect, maintain, and repair all building, home, and public sewers. Pursuant to this authority, the Sewer Inspector shall recommend the Town Board charge the homeowner for all necessary expenses.
- Any discharge of water, sewage or industrial waste which, in concentration of any given constituent or in quantity of flow, exceeds for any period of duration longer than fifteen minutes more than five times the average twenty-four-hour concentration or flow during normal operation.
- SUSPENDED SOLIDS
- Solids that either float on the surface of or are in suspension in water, sewage or other liquids and which are removable by laboratory filtering.
The owner of all houses, buildings or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation or other purpose situated within the district and abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is located a public sewer of the district is hereby required at his expense, to install suitable toilet facilities therein and to connect such facilities directly to the proper public sewer in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto within six months after date of official notice to do so.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to:
Place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner upon public or private property within the district or in any area under the jurisdiction of said district any human or animal excrement, garbage, or other objectionable waste, except as hereinafter provided, except where special permission of the Town Board is given.
Uncover any portion of the public sewers or connections thereto or open any manhole or appurtenance of the sewerage system, except under permit signed by the Sewer Inspector.
Open any highway or public ground for the purpose of making any sewer connection or make or cause to be made any connection with the public sewer, except under permit issued by the Town Highway Superintendent and under the supervision of the Sewer Inspector.
Break or cut or remove any pipe of the public sewer system; or make or cause to be made any connection to the said public sewers, except through the connection branches provided for that purpose. The location of said connection branches will be designated by the Sewer Inspector.
Discharge or cause to be discharged into any sewer, directly or indirectly, any overflow or drainage from manure pits, cesspools or other receptacles storing or constructed to store organic waste.
Connect or cause to be connected to any public sewer, either directly or indirectly, any sediment traps or any pipes carrying or constructed to carry hot circulating water, acids, germicides, grease, brewery or distillery wash, water, gasoline, naphtha, benzene or similar liquid, oil or other industrial or trade waste or any liquid, oil or other industrial or trade waste to any other substance detrimental to or be deemed by the Sewer Inspector to be detrimental to the public sewers or to the operation of the sewerage system or the sewage treatment works, unless adequate and proper preliminary treatment appurtenances and apparatus are installed and maintained at the owner's expense, so that the spent water delivered to the municipal sewers will be neutral in character, as determined by the standard acid-alkalinity tests, and be free from excess suspended matter or excess bactericidal agents, as may be approved by the Town Board.
Drain from washstands of public or private garages, automobile washing stations, cleaning or dyeing works, laundries or similar establishments where gasoline, oils or any flammable materials are used or stored, unless equipped with an oil separator of size and design approved by the Sewer Inspector.
Throw or deposit or cause or allow to be thrown or deposited in any fixture, vessel, receptacle, inlet or opening connected directly with any public sewer any unground table garbage, vegetable parings and the like. The use of mechanical garbage grinders producing a finely divided mass, properly flushed with an ample amount of water, is permitted under this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto.
Allow any house sewer connected to the public sewer to be also connected with any privy vault, septic tank, cesspool or underground drain, and with any channel conveying water or filth, except such soil pipes and other plumbing works as shall have been duly inspected and approved by the Sewer Inspector.
Throw or deposit or cause or allow to be thrown or deposited in any fixture, vessel, receptacle, inlet or opening connected directly with any public sewer any ashes, cinders, rags or similar waste or materials or dead animals or waste materials of any kind or character other than feces, urine, necessary toilet paper, liquid house slops or properly ground table garbage.
Pump or allow to be pumped into any sanitary sewer, directly or indirectly, any swimming pool water or filter backwash water.
Collect or cause to be collected rain, drainage water, or surface water for the purpose of directing into sanitary sewer system.
Persons, firms and corporations shall not discharge to the district sewer:
Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas in concentrations which may produce flammable or explosive gases in the sewer.
Any stormwater, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, uncontaminated cooling water, pressure sand filter backwash water, water softener backwash water and broiler blowdown water.
Any waters or wastes containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to injure or interfere with humans or animals, create a public nuisance or create any hazard in the receiving waters of the sewage treatment plant.
Any waters having a pH lower than 7.0 or higher than 9.5, except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. when the permitted range shall be 6.5 to 9.5.
Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in sewers or other interference with the proper operation of the sewage treatment works, such as but not limited to ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, unground garbage, paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
Any residues or sludges resulting from purification of wastes.
Any mineral or other oil or emulsions thereof, measured such that a settled sample, after acidification to pH two and standing for one hour, must not develop a separate layer of mineral or other oil of measurable depth.
Specific restrictions. Any user shall not discharge into the district sewer an effluent containing greater than the following concentrations of the stated substances:
Restrictions. Any user shall not discharge to the sewer the following described substances, materials, waters or wastes if it appears likely, in the opinion of the Sewer Inspector, that such wastes can harm either the sewers, sewage treatment process or equipment, have an adverse effect on the receiving stream or can otherwise endanger life, limb, public property or constitute a nuisance. In forming his opinion as to the acceptability of these wastes, the Sewer Inspector will give consideration of such factors as the quantities of subject wastes in relation to flows and velocities in the sewers, materials of construction of the sewers, nature of the sewage treatment process, capacity of the sewage treatment process and other pertinent factors. The prohibited substances are as follows:
Any liquid or vapor having a temperature higher than 150° F. (65° C.) Additionally, the prohibited substances shall also include wastewater that causes the influent to the treatment plant to exceed 104° F. (40° C.)
Any water or waste containing fats, wax, grease or oils, whether emulsified or not, in excess of 100 milligrams per liter or containing substances which may solidify or become viscous at temperatures between 32° F. (0° C.) and 150° F. (65° C.).
Any water or wastes containing iron, trivalent chromium, aluminum, sulfates, silicates, formaldehyde and similar objectionable or toxic substances to such degree that any such materials received in the composite sewage at the sewage treatment works exceeds the limits established by the Sewer Inspector for such materials.
Any waters or wastes containing phenols or other taste- or odor-producing substances in such concentrations exceeding limits which may be established by the Sewer Inspector as necessary after treatment of the composite sewage to meet the requirements of the state, federal or other public agencies for such discharge to the receiving waters.
Any radioactive wastes or isotopes of such half-life or concentration as may exceed limits established by the Sewer Inspector in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.
Materials which exert or cause:
Unusual concentrations of inert suspended solids, such as but not limited to fuller's earth, lime slurries and lime residues, or of dissolved solids, such as but not limited to sodium chloride and sodium sulfate.
Excessive discoloration, such as dye wastes, such that the effluent after treatment may exceed limits established by the Sewer Inspector in compliance with applicable state or federal regulations.
Unusual volume of flow or concentration of wastes constituting slugs as defined herein.
Unusual chlorine requirements in such quantities as to constitute a significant load on the sewage treatment works.
Water or wastes containing substances which are not amenable to treatment or reduction by the sewage treatment process employed or are amenable to treatment only to such a degree that the sewage treatment plant effluent cannot meet the requirements of other agencies having jurisdiction over discharge to the receiving waters.
Where a public sewer is not available, the building or house sewer shall be connected to a private sewer disposal system complying with the provisions of this chapter and all other state, county and local rules and regulations regarding operation of sewage disposals.
The Town Board may, at any time in its discretion, stop and prevent the discharge into the sewers of any substance deemed by it liable to injure the sewers or to interfere with their normal operation or to obstruct the flow or to hinder any process of sewage purification, and it may, at any time in its discretion, sever the connection and cause the removal of any tributary sewer or drain through which such detrimental substances are discharged. All costs involved will be charged to the person or individuals listed as the record owner of the real property from which the substance originates.
Each building or house in the area served by a public sewer, when connected, must be connected separately and independently with the sewer through the house connection branch directly opposite the buildings or nearest in the downstream direction. Grouping of buildings on one house sewer, however, will not be permitted, save by special act of and by the Town Board.
No house or building connection line from the district sewer to the property line shall be of any internal diameter less than four inches. Inside the property line, the diameter of the pipe shall not be less than four inches.
Every building or house sewer connecting with the district sewer shall be cast iron. It must be solidly laid to a true grade and as near as possible in a straight line. All changes in direction must be made with properly curved pipes or fittings.
The building sewer shall be service-weight cast-iron soil pipe, ASTM Specification A74 for one- and two-family dwellings, and for all other buildings shall be extra-heavy cast-iron soil pipe, ASTM Specification A74, latest revision, or equal, for a distance of five linear feet from the building exit point or five linear feet downstream of any fitting in the sewer, whichever is greater. That portion of the sewer which is more than five linear feet from the building exit point or more than five linear feet downstream of any fitting in the sewer may be PVC Class SDR 35, ASTM Specification 3034, latest revision, or approved equal, or service-duty cast-iron soil pipe, ASTM Specification A74, latest revision. If installed in filled or unstable ground or under driveways, the building sewer shall be of extra-heavy cast-iron soil pipe (ASTM A74). All pipe materials shall conform to the latest standard specifications of the ASTM as approved by the Sewer Inspector. All cast-iron pipes and fittings must be sound, smooth internally and cylindrical, free from cracks, sand holes or other defects, of uniform thickness, untarred and of the grade known commercially as "extraheavy" cast-iron soil pipe. PVC pipe may be substituted for cast-iron pipe if authorized by the Sewer Inspector.
No ninety-degree short bends shall be permitted. Changes in direction of less than 45° shall be made only with properly curved pipe and/or fittings. Each change in direction of 45° or greater shall be provided with a cleanout brought up to grade.
All building sewer joints and all connection for or between building sewers and building connection laterals already connected to the public sewer shall conform to the latest ASTM standard specification for type of pipe being installed, altered or repaired and shall be flexible and watertight to prevent infiltration and root intrusion. No rigid joints, such as cement mortar, are permitted. Joints of like-sized pipes of the same materials shall be of the push-on elastomeric seal (gasketed) type. [Where connection of pipes of different sizes or dissimilar materials is required, adaptors or reducer bushings utilizing elastomeric (gasketed) push-on joint-type adaptors and reducer bearings shall meet the requirements of ASTM Specification D3034, latest revision, or approved equal.]
There shall be four inches of clean sand bedding beneath the pipe, and six inches of clean sand above the pipe. The remaining backfill shall be quarry Item 4, mechanically compacted in eight-inch lifts in all pavement areas. In nonpavement areas, the remaining backfill can be the excavated trench material, no stones larger than four inches, mechanically compacted in eight-inch lifts.
The greatest care must be taken to prevent the entrance of sand or dirt into the house sewer or the public sewer.
Cast-iron pipe shall be joined with first-quality lead or jointing compound approved by the Sewer Inspector. The entire joint shall be filled in one pour and thoroughly caulked. If lead is used, each joint in four-inch cast-iron pipe shall be poured with at least three pounds of lead, and each joint in six-inch cast-iron with five pounds of lead. The ditch in all cases must be kept dry during the pipe laying. Pipe with slip-locked mechanical gasketed joints may be used in lieu of field gasketed joints. PVC pipe may be substituted if accepted by the Sewer Inspector.
Commercial standard adapter fittings and joining sleeves shall be used when joining any pipes or fittings of different materials or sizes.
Where, in the judgment of the Sewer Inspector conditions warrant, cast-iron pipes shall be used.
No trench shall be filled or any part of pipe or fittings covered until at least 48 hours' notice has been given to the Sewer Inspector that the work is ready for inspection and such inspection is made. Every such inspection shall be made as soon after the receipt of notice by the Sewer Inspector, and such Inspector shall have the power to apply any proper tests to the pipe or fittings, and the owner or contractor doing the work shall furnish all necessary tools and labor for such test and shall remove any defective material or repair any work improperly done, as the Sewer Inspector shall direct, without expense to the district.
No building or house sewer connection with the district sewer shall be built with a grade of less than one inch fall in four feet without a written permit signed by the Sewer Inspector specifying the minimum grade that will be permitted. In removing plugs from existing wye or tee branches on the district sewer and connecting the same, due care shall be exercised to prevent any debris from entering the district sewer.
All work of laying building or house sewers and connections shall be done in such a manner and at such times as to interfere as little as possible with public travel and convenience, and the person shall conduct his work as the Sewer Inspector may from time to time direct.
No pipe shall be laid at a depth of less than 36 inches. Pipes laid with less depth must be heavy cast-iron. All pipes must be covered to a depth of at least one foot with fine earth, entirely free from stones and rubbish and well and carefully rammed.
Within streets or highways, no pipe shall be laid at a depth less than 24 inches without the approval of the Sewer Inspector.
Where rock is found in the bottom of the trench, it shall be taken out at least four inches below the bottom of the pipe and the space filled with sand, gravel or other suitable material thoroughly rammed.
No blasting shall be done within five feet of public or private sewers, and utmost care shall be taken to prevent injury thereto. Payment for repair of all damage done as a result of blasting shall be borne by the sewer permit applicant.
The Sewer inspector shall be notified at least 48 hours before the beginning of any work upon building or house sewers or connections as to the time of the commencement of such work.
No public or private building or dwelling will be permitted to make any connection whatsoever to the sanitary sewer system unless the same has a solid line extended to a point above the roof and properly vented or otherwise vented in a manner approved by the Sewer Inspector. In existing public or private buildings, dwellings or stores which are not properly vented, the use of a house trap shall be optional with the property owner in all cases where such trap has already been installed.
Grease traps must be installed for apartment houses or wherever the Town Board or its duly authorized agent may direct. Grease traps must be kept clean at all times at the owners' expense. The size and design of the grease trap shall be approved by the Sewer Inspector. Grease traps should not be preceded by garbage grinder or disposal units.
Before any sewage work or drainage can be done or connected in or on any property or before any alterations or additions are made to old sewerage or drainage work when the same is to be connected to the public sewer, plans and descriptions of the proposed work, signed by an authorized person, shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, accompanied by an application for approval of said plan and the issuance of a permit to do said work. Application shall be upon a blank form obtained from the Sewer Inspector and shall be signed by the owner of the premises or his properly accredited agent and shall state the name of the person who has been engaged by the owner to do the work and filed with the Town Clerk.
Permit duration. Permits shall be issued for a time period not to exceed one year. The user shall reapply for a permit at a minimum of 180 days prior to the expiration of the user's existing permit. The permit is subject to modifications, and the user will be notified at least 30 days prior to any changes in the permit. A reasonable time schedule for compliance will be allowed for any changes or new conditions in the user's permit.
Transfer of permit. Any wastewater permit issued by the Town shall not be transferred, sold to a new owner, new user or new or changed operation.
Permit fees. There shall be an administrative fee set by resolution of the Town Board for all permits and renewals or reissuances. Furthermore, any other costs associated with said permit shall be charged to the applicant. This shall include any laboratory fees for testing and any other types of engineering or consultant fees that the Town will incur during the duration of the permit.
[Amended 1-1-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007]
Connections to, alterations to or repairs to any public sewer or the manholes or other appurtenances of said sewer system in the Town shall not be made by any person other than a plumber approved by the Sewer Inspector.
No unauthorized person shall open the cover of, enter or alter any manhole or other appurtenance of any public sewer or place or insert in any public sewer or its appurtenances any foreign material which said sewer or its appurtenances was not intended to receive; nor shall any person damage, destroy, uncover, deface or tamper in any way with any public sewer or its appurtenances without first obtaining a written permit from the Sewer Inspector. Any person violating this provision of this chapter may be subject to civil and/or legal action.
No permit granted by the Sewer Inspector shall be construed to permit any interference or disturbance of any state or county or Town or village highway pavement, as the case may be, in the district or any excavation in any road, street, or public place unless the permit shall expressly so provide. No permit shall be granted for such interference or disturbance of said pavement or for the excavation for sewer purposes in any public street or public place unless the applicant shall have first obtained from the state or county or Town Highway Department, as the case may be, a permit therefor in accordance with the requirements of the Highway Department having jurisdiction. Any permit fee, bonding or other expense in connection with the issuance of a permit for opening any street or pavement shall be paid by the applicant. No permit shall be deemed to authorize anything not stated in the application therefor.
The permit shall, during construction, be kept at the site of the work and be available for inspection by any duly authorized agent or agents of the Town Board.
Whenever, in the opinion of the Sewer Inspector, any person violates any of the provisions of this chapter, said Inspector shall report the same in writing to the Town Board, and if the Town Board shall find that the charges are sustained, they may revoke the permit of such person.
No person, firm or corporation, once having obtained a permit in the district, who shall have violated any of the provisions of this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto or shall have refused or neglected to make good, to the satisfaction of the Town Board, any defective or imperfect work or shall have refused or neglected to pay any fees, fines or penalties imposed under the provisions of this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto shall not be eligible to receive any renewal of such permit until such default on his, their or its part has been removed.
Persons must report to the Sewer Inspector, in writing, the full description, within 12 hours of the finding of them, of all obstructions in house drains or the presence thereof, if found, of any substance prohibited by this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto. The finding of the presence of substances prohibited by this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto in the house drains of any house shall be prima facie evidence of an offense committed against this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto by both the owner and occupant of the premises, or either of them.
Persons must report to the Sewer Inspector, in writing, within 24 hours after the completion of any work by them, every connection or disconnection made between any building of the sewer system aforesaid or between any house connection and said sewer system.
No person shall construct any drain or sewer upon or from any premises in said district or use or permit any sewer or drain to be used without a permit from the Sewer Inspector.
The Sewer Inspector and other duly authorized employees of the Town Board bearing proper credentials and identification, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department of Health, and/or Dutchess County Health Department shall be permitted to enter upon all properties at reasonable hours for the purpose of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling and testing, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto. The Sewer Inspector is authorized to enter into the house and inspect the house connection, with or without the consent of the owner, and the Sewer Inspector shall give 24 hours' notice of his intention to enter upon the premises to inspect. The inspectors shall have the right to set up, on the user's property or property rented/leased by the user, such devices as are necessary to conduct their inspections.
During the performance, on private premises, of inspections, sampling or other similar operations, the owner and/or occupant shall be held harmless for personal injury or death of the inspector and the loss of or damage to the inspector's supplies and/or equipment; and the inspector shall indemnify the owner and/or occupant against loss or damage to property of the owner or occupant by the inspector against liability claims asserted against the owner or occupant for personal injury or death of the inspector or for loss of sampling operations, except as such may be caused by negligence or failure of the owner or occupant to maintain safe conditions.
Any person found to be violating any provisions of this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto shall be served by the district with written notice, stating the nature of the violation and providing a reasonable time limit, not exceeding 30 days, for the satisfactory correction thereof. The offender shall, within the period of time stated in such notice, permanently cease all violations.
Any person who shall continue any violation beyond the time specified in said notice shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $250 or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both, for each violation. Each day in which any such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate offense.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter and any rules and regulations issued pursuant hereto shall become liable to the district for any expense, loss or damage occasioned said district by reason of such violation.
Any discharge which presents or may present an imminent or substantial endangerment to the health or welfare of persons, in the opinion of the Town, shall be immediately halted, using whatever steps are deemed necessary.