For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
NUISANCE: Unlawfully doing an act, or omitting to perform a duty, or any thing or condition, which either:
   A.   Annoys, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, or safety of others;
   B.   Offends decency;
   C.   Unlawfully interferes with, obstructs, or tends to obstruct, or renders dangerous for passage, any lake or navigable river, stream, canal, or basin, or any public park, square, street, or other public property; or
   D.   In any way renders other persons insecure in life or in the use of property.
PRIVATE NUISANCE: Every nuisance not defined as a public nuisance.
PUBLIC NUISANCE: One which affects at the same time an entire community or neighborhood or any considerable number of persons, although the extent of the annoyance or damage inflicted upon the individuals may be unequal. (1980 Code § 21-1)