For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CESSPOOL.  An underground basin with walls or bottom pervious to water, for the collection and disposal of water-carried sewage.
   CLEAN.  A condition characterized by the absence of the gross appearance of trash, dirt, or filth.
   COMMON CARRIER.  Any firm, corporation, or establishment which solicits public patronage for the transportation of freight or passengers and which is licensed for this purpose. The term COMMON CARRIER shall also include the vehicles employed in the transportation of such freight or passengers.
   COMMON TOWEL.  A towel of washable fabric in places other than private homes intended for the use of more than one person before being properly washed and sterilized by boiling or other approved method of sterilization.
   COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.  All contagious and infectious diseases in man.
   CONSTRUCTION CAMPS.  All camps and similar places of temporary abode, including those on wheels established by or for the housing of working forces. This also includes convict camps both state and private.
   CONTACTS.  Any person known to have been sufficiently near to a person or animal infected with communicable disease to have been, presumably, exposed to transfer of infectious material directly, or by articles freshly soiled with such material.
   CONTAGIOUS DISEASES.  An infectious disease transmissible by contiguity.
   DIRT.  Any trash or filth, contaminating or befouling substance which may render foods or beverages dangerous or unwholesome when digested, or the presence of which may present such an appearance of carelessness and neglect as to cast suspicion upon the efficiency of the sanitary practice involved in a given case.
   DISEASE CARRIER.  A person who harbors within his or her body the virulent organisms of infectious disease, but who is not sufficiently affected thereby to manifest evidence of illness.
   DISINFECTION.  The destroying of the vitality of the pathogenic microorganisms by chemical or physical means.
   DRUG ESTABLISHMENT.  Any building, room, or place used for the purpose of preparing, manufacturing, bottling, packing, storing, distributing, or dispensing any drug or medical preparation.
   HOUSEHOLDER.  The head of a family or household.
   HUMAN EXCRETA.  The urinary and bowel discharges from a human being.
   IMMUNIZING SUBSTANCE.  A biological product having specific antagonistic power against the toxins of a communicable disease, or protective influence against disease virus or organisms.
   INFECTIOUS DISEASE.  Any disease which may be transmitted to man from man or other animal.
   NUISANCE.  Any object or condition offensive to the senses, provided such object or condition may be instrumental in the transmission of disease or any other object or condition which may be specifically declared by this code to be a nuisance.
   PHYSICIAN.  A graduate of a reputable medical school who has been licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine.
   PREMISES.  Any lot or tract of land including all buildings, or improvements thereon where any fact or condition mentioned in this chapter is known or suspected to exist. All vehicles concerned in the provisions of this chapter shall be considered as a part of the premises of the person to which they belong regardless of where they may be at any given time.
   PRIVY.  A building or structure for affording privacy in the acts of urination and of defecation.
   PRIVY, APPROVED.  A privy complying with the specifications of the State Board of Health for the safe disposal of human excreta.
   PRIVY, APPROVED PIT.  Any unit for the disposal of human excreta constructed and maintained in conformity with the specifications of the State Department of Health.
   SANITARY.  A condition of cleanliness, construction, and function which precludes the probability of disease transmission.
   SEPTIC TANK.  The same as the word CESSPOOL, except that its walls and bottom are impervious to water and the effluent drains into, the soil through pipes.
   SUSCEPTIBLE.  A person who is not known to have become immune to the particular communicable disease in question by natural or artificial process.
   SWIMMING POOL.  A body of water main- tained expressly for recreational purposes, swimming, and similar aquatic sports to which the public is admitted for a financial consideration or otherwise.
   TOILET.  The hopper device for the deposit and discharge of human excreta into a water-carriage sewerage system.
   WATER SUPPLY.  A source of water used by human beings for domestic purposes.
('68 Code, § 17-1) (Ord. 1063, passed 2-12-61)