Town of Swansea, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Swansea as Ch. 7, Art. III, § 7-36 and § 7-37, of the 1988 Revised General Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall put or suffer to accumulate on his premises any refuse, animal or vegetable matter, rubbish or filth, whereby any offensive or noxious stench or effluvia shall be created and the health and comfort of the citizens be injuriously affected, or shall throw any such substance into streams or brooks of the Town not laid out by the Town as common sewers, or shall allow the contents of any vault or house drain, or the refuse of manufacture or slaughtering process to drain into such streams or brooks.
No privy vault shall be constructed and no structure which has not been used as such prior to the effective date of this section shall be used as a privy vault unless a permit in writing therefor is first obtained from the board of health. Before granting any such permit, the board of health shall investigate and determine that such privy vault will be so situated that it will not be injurious to the public health.