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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 590. Waterworks Regulations
1/19/2021

12VAC5-590-360. Responsibility; owner.

A. The water utility owner or owner of the property served, to the extent of their respective jurisdictions, shall provide and maintain conditions through the entirety of the water supply system in a manner which will assure a high degree of capability and reliability to effect compliance with these standards. This requirement shall pertain to the source of supply, treatment, transmission, storage, and distribution facilities and the operation thereof. In addition, this requirement shall include specific and continuing assessment of the capability, effectiveness, and reliability of the treatment process in relation to potential contaminants in the source of supply. Finally, this requirement shall include the identification and evaluation of all factors having potential for impairing the quality of the water as delivered to customers and appropriate preventive and control measures.

B. For the purpose of application of this chapter, responsibility for the conditions in the water supply system shall be considered to be held by:

1. The owner from the source of supply to the customer's service connection; and

2. The owner of the property served and the municipal, county, or other authority having legal jurisdiction from the customer's service connection to the free-flowing outlet.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-18-004.03 § 2.3, eff. August 1, 1991; amended, Volume 09, Issue 17, eff. June 23, 1993.

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