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A. Handling and Disposal Regulations. All animal waste shall be handled and disposed of in a manner consistent with Chapter 246-203 WAC, General Sanitation Regulations, or other method approved by the Health Officer.

B. Disposal of Dead Animals. The carcass of any dead animal shall be removed and disposed of by burial, cremation or other proper method within 24 hours after death. Proper disposal shall be made by the owner of the animal or by the owner of the property on which the dead animal is found.

1. Animal Burial Sites. Burial of dead animals shall comply with the following:

a. Locate a minimum of 100 feet from any well or spring;

b. Locate a minimum of 100 feet from any surface water;

c. Cover the carcass by at least two feet of soil;

d. Allow at least three feet of unsaturated soil below the carcass;

e. Cover the carcass in a manner to prevent other animals from digging up the remains; and

f. Envelop the carcass in unslaked lime in cases of death from a communicable disease and comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

2. Burning or Cremation. Burning or cremation of animal waste shall comply with all applicable federal, state or local regulations.

C. Animal Manure and Pet Waste Handling and Disposal. Handling and disposal of animal manure and pet waste shall comply with the following requirements:

1. Stable Manure Handling. In populous districts, stable manure must be kept in a covered watertight pit or chamber and shall be removed at least once a week during the period of April 1 to October 1 and, during the other months, at intervals sufficiently frequent to maintain a sanitary condition satisfactory to the Health Officer. Manure on farms or isolated premises other than dairy farms need not be so protected and removed unless ordered by the Health Officer. Manure shall not be allowed to accumulate in any place where it can prejudicially affect any source of drinking water.

2. Pet Waste Disposal. Certain pet wastes, such as cat or dog excrement, shall be stored and disposed of in a manner, such as burial or bagging and placement into containers, which does not create a public nuisance or pollute surface waters of the state. These pet wastes may be disposed of into the sanitary sewer if the system is served by a sewer treatment facility that has approved acceptance of such wastes. Pet waste shall not be disposed of in a domestic on-site sewage system. [Res. 04-06. Prior code § 3.1(XVII)].