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

12VAC5-590-820. General.

Article 2
Source Development

Preference shall be given to the best available sources of supply which present minimal risks of contamination from wastewaters and which contain a minimum of impurities that may be hazardous to health. In all cases, sources shall be selected and maintained on a basis which will assure that the water is continuously amenable to available treatment processes. In selecting the source of water to be developed, the designing engineer must prove to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the water which is to be delivered to the consumers shall comply with all applicable PMCLs of the board with respect to bacteriological, physical, chemical and radiological qualities. All water samples for chemical, physical and radiological analyses must be submitted to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services or to a testing laboratory certified by the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. All bacteriological analyses must be performed at laboratories in accordance with analysis 12VAC5-590-370 A and 12VAC5-590-480 B 2.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-18-008.01 § 3.19, eff. August 1, 1991; amended, Volume 09, Issue 17, eff. June 23, 1993; Volume 22, Issue 24, eff. September 6, 2006.

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