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

12VAC5-590-565. Source water protection.

A. A waterworks owned by a county, city, or town may exercise the authority pursuant to § 15.2-2109 of the Code of Virginia to protect the waterworks from pollution or injury.

B. The owner of a waterworks with a drinking water reservoir may establish a buffer around the intake to limit such uses as body contact recreation and boats powered by engines, pursuant to a plan acceptable to the department.

C. The owner of a waterworks should develop a source water protection plan for all the sources and report ongoing or completed protection initiatives to the department.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 20, eff. June 23, 2021.

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