660.04  NOXIOUS ODORS; FILTHY ACCUMULATIONS; POLLUTING AND DIVERTING WATERCOURSES.
   (a)   No person shall erect, continue to use, or maintain a building, structure, or place for the exercise of a trade, employment, or business or for keeping or feeding an animal which, by occasioning noxious exhalations or noisome or offensive smells, becomes injurious to the health, comfort, or property of individuals or of the public.
   (b)   No person shall cause or allow offal, filth, or noisome substances to be collected or remain in any place to the damage or prejudice of others or of the public.
   (c)   No person shall unlawfully obstruct or impede the passage of a navigable river, harbor, or collection of water, or corrupt or render unwholesome or impure a watercourse, stream of water, or unlawfully divert such watercourse from its natural course or state to the injury or prejudice of others.
   (d)   Persons who are engaged in agriculture-related activities, as "agriculture" is defined in Ohio R.C. 519.01, and who are conducting those activities outside the Municipality, in accordance with generally accepted agricultural practices, and in such a manner so as not to have a substantial, adverse effect on the public health, safety, or welfare, are exempt from divisions (a) and (b) above and from any ordinances, resolutions, rules, or other enactments of the Municipality that prohibit excessive noise.
(ORC 3767.13)
   (e)   No person shall purposely throw or deposit, or permit to be thrown or deposited, any sewage, waste, refuse or filthy drainage into any lake, pond, stream, ditch, drain or watercourse, or on or in any place from which it may run or wash therein.
   (f)   No person shall dump, spread or deposit, or permit to be dumped, spread or deposited, any waste removed from a septic tank or other inground, on-site sewage disposal facility, upon any public way or place or upon or under any land or premises in the City.
   (g)   No person shall put the carcass of a dead animal, spoiled meat or fish, decayed garbage or any other putrid or noisome substance upon or into any lake, pond, stream, ditch, drain or watercourse, or on or in any place from which filthy drainage therefrom may run or wash therein, or being the owner or occupant of such place, knowingly permit such thing to remain therein to the annoyance of any resident, or refuse or neglect to remove or abate the nuisance occasioned thereby within 24 hours after knowledge of the existence thereof, or within 24 hours after a warning thereof by the Police Division.
   (h)   No person shall purposely put a dead animal, carcass or part thereof, or other putrid, nauseous or offensive substance, into any well, spring, brook or branch of running water, or otherwise befoul the same.
(Ord. 92-1973.  Passed 12-18-73; Ord. 55-1985.  Passed 9-30-85.)
   (i)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.