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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 590. Waterworks Regulations

12VAC5-590-1140. Installation and testing of water mains.

A. Adequate supports and restraints shall be provided for all pipes.

B. A continuous and uniform bedding shall be provided in the trench for all buried pipe.

C. Stones and rocks found in the trench shall be removed to a depth of at least six inches below the bottom of the pipe and selected fill bedding provided.

D. Installed pipe shall be pressure-tested and meet allowable leakage as specified in accordance with AWWA Standards C600-17, C604-17, and C605-13, where applicable.

E. Any plastic or other nonmetallic pressurized pipe installed underground shall be provided with a material conductive of electricity or some other means of locating the buried pipe.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-170 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-18-012.04 § 3.51, eff. August 1, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 20, eff. June 23, 2021.

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