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

12VAC5-590-820. New source water selection and sampling.

A. Preference shall be given to the best available sources of supply that present minimal risks of contamination from point and nonpoint pollution sources that contain a minimum of impurities that may be hazardous to health and that give the greatest potential of ensuring a sufficient quantity of potable water.

B. In all cases, sources shall be selected and maintained on a basis that will assure that the water is continuously amenable to available treatment processes. In selecting the source of water to be developed, the owner shall prove to the satisfaction of the department that the water to be delivered to the consumers will comply with 12VAC5-590-340.

C. All water samples for bacteriological, chemical, physical, and radiological analyses shall be submitted to the DCLS or to a testing laboratory certified by the DCLS. Analytical methods shall be in accordance with 12VAC5-590-440.

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, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 17, eff. June 23, 1993; Volume 22, Issue 24, eff. September 6, 2006.

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