Chapter 8.16


8.16.010    Purposes and authority.

8.16.020    Chemical pesticides and herbicides prohibited in watershed.

8.16.030    Enforcement.

8.16.040    Penalty.

8.16.010 Purposes and authority.

Under the authority of chapter 35.88 RCW and general police powers granted by the State Constitution and other applicable law, and for the purposes of preserving and protecting the water supply of the town and in order to prevent pollution of the town’s water supply, this chapter is enacted to establish that certain acts constitute offenses against the purity of the water supply of the town, and to establish penalties for such offenses. (Ord. 193 § 1, 1982).

8.16.020 Chemical pesticides and herbicides prohibited in watershed.

Because we consider the use of chemical pesticides and chemical herbicides to be a hazard to the health of our citizens and therefore a public nuisance, the commercial use of these products in our watershed (shown on the attached map) and all springs, streams, creeks, or tributaries constituting the sources of supply from which the water comes shall be illegal from this time on. (Ord. 226 (part), 1986: Ord. 193 § 2, 1982).

8.16.030 Enforcement.

(A) This chapter may be enforced by the town marshal, his deputy, and/or by special police who shall be appointed by the mayor. Any special police so appointed shall, after taking oath, have the powers of constables and may arrest with or without warrant any person committing any offense declared by law or this chapter against the purity of the water supply of the town. Every such special police person shall when on duty wear in plain view a badge or shield bearing the words “special police” and “Index”.

(B) In addition, this chapter may be enforced in the manner set forth in Chapter 35.88 RCW for abating, prosecuting or enjoining a nuisance. (Ord. 193 §§ 4, 5, 1982).

8.16.040 Penalty.

Any persons, corporations, businesses, governmental agencies or units of government violating this chapter or authorizing the violation of this chapter shall be upon conviction thereof fined five hundred dollars ($500.00) and costs of prosecution. (Ord. 193 § 3, 1982).


For provisions on polluting the water supply, see Section 13.16.130 of this code.