(a)   No person shall place or dispose of, in any manner, any garbage, waste or peelings of vegetables or fruits, rubbish, refuse, animal carcass, oil or any other harmful substance or substance of an unsightly or unsanitary nature in any well, ditch, stream, river, lake, pond or other watercourse, or upon the bank thereof where the same is likely to either pollute the watercourse or be washed into the water either by ordinary flow or annual floods.  This section does not apply to any substance placed under authority of a permit issued pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code or to those exempted by Ohio R.C. 6111.04, and no owner or occupant of the aforementioned watercourses or wells shall knowingly permit such substance to remain therein or thereon to the annoyance of any resident or refuse or neglect to remove or abate the nuisance occasioned thereby within twenty-four hours after knowledge of the existence thereof, notice thereof, from an authorized law enforcement officer or warning thereof by the Police Department.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
(1979 Code 136.08)