It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or suffer to be in or accumulate in, or upon any yard, lot, place or premises or upon any street or sidewalk adjacent to or abutting upon any lot, block, place or premises or in any building or shed owned or occupied by him or for which he may be the agent within the limits of the City, any stagnant water or impure water, refuse, vegetable decay or decaying substance, garbage or filth of any kind, nor suffer such yard, lot, place, building or premises to be or to remain in such condition as to cause or create a nuisance or offensive smell or to pollute or render unhealthful the atmosphere or the premises or thereby to be, become, cause or create a public nuisance. (1958 Code)