§16-3-6. Nuisances affecting public health.
The state director of health or any county or municipal
health officer shall inquire into and investigate all nuisances
affecting the public health within his jurisdiction; and the said
director or any such officer or the county commission of any
county or any municipality is authorized and empowered to apply
to the circuit court of the county in which any such nuisance
exists, or to the judge thereof in vacation, for an injunction
forthwith to restrain, prevent or abate such nuisance.