This chapter shall be known as the "On-Site Individual Wastewater Treatment System Law of the Town of Canandaigua."
This chapter shall govern the treatment of sewage by regulating all on-site individual wastewater treatment systems (hereinafter referred to as an "on-site wastewater treatment system") within the Town of Canandaigua.
The purpose of this chapter is to preserve and protect public health and the quality of surface and groundwater in the Town of Canandaigua by mandating the adequate performance of on-site wastewater treatment systems to prevent health hazards and adverse impacts to the environment. Specifically, this chapter will ensure wastes disposed of by on-site wastewater treatment systems:
Do not pollute or contaminate any surface water or groundwater source utilized for domestic drinking water supply or recreational purposes;
Are not accessible to any carriers of disease;
Do not give rise to a nuisance due to odor or unsightly appearance;
Are not a source of nutrient pollution and do not contribute to excessive aquatic weed growth or harmful algal blooms in streams, lakes, or other bodies of water.
Enactment of this chapter is pursuant to Article 2 of New York State Municipal Home Rule Law and Article 3 of New York State Public Health Law.