No person owning or in possession of any lot, house, building or enclosure shall allow or suffer to exist in or upon such premises any stagnant water, animal or vegetable matter or other substance liable to become putrid, offensive, annoying or unhealthy. Persons owning or in possession of any real estate shall provide proper and adequate drainage therefor so that no offensive, baneful or disagreeable liquids shall flow or seep onto any street. Any violation of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
(1973 Code §16-4)