Town of Goshen, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Goshen 8-26-1982 by L.L. No. 5-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Well testing — See Ch. 96.

§ 95-1 Prohibition.

The digging, pounding, drilling, construction or reconstruction of a private well is prohibited within the following areas of the Town of Goshen which are presently serviced by a private or public water supply system: Town of Goshen Water District No. 1, Town of Goshen Water District No. 2, Scotchtown Park Subdivision and Stone Hedge Subdivision. Said prohibition shall not apply with respect to the private or public water supply system presently servicing the aforementioned area(s) located within the Town of Goshen.

§ 95-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PRIVATE OR PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
Any water system where a common source of water supply serves two or more separately owned properties.
PRIVATE WELL
Any water supply system utilized as a source of water supply for one or more separately and/or collectively owned parcels of real property.
RECONSTRUCTION
Not to include repair, maintenance, baling or replacement of any integral part of an existing well system.

§ 95-3 Registration of existing private wells.

Any owner of real property located within the following areas of the Town of Goshen: Town of Goshen Water District No. 1, Town of Goshen Water District No. 2, Scotchtown Park Subdivision and Stone Hedge Subdivision, upon which at the effective date of this enactment is located a private well, is required within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter to register with the Town Clerk of the Town of Goshen in a form prescribed by the Town Clerk of the Town of Goshen, duly executed and verified, the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the property owner, together with sufficient facts indicating the location of the private well.
B. 
The date on which the private well was established.
C. 
The contractor(s) who established and/or constructed the private well.

§ 95-4 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
A violation of any provision or requirement of this chapter shall be considered an offense, punishable by a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment for not more than six months for each offense.
B. 
The owner of the premises or part thereof where such violation has been committed or does exist shall be guilty of such offense.
C. 
Any agent, contractor, architect, builder, corporation or other person who commits, takes part in or assists in such violation shall also be guilty of such offense.
D. 
Each and every week that any such violation continues after notification that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Such a notice shall be written by the Building Inspector and shall be served by mail or personal service.
E. 
The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the Town or any person from instituting an appropriate legal action or proceeding to prevent an unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction or alteration or to restrain, correct or abate a violation.