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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 585. Retail Food Establishment Regulations

2VAC5-585-2100. Sampling.

A. Water from a private well shall be sampled and tested at least annually for nitrate and total coliform.Pf

B. If nitrate, which is reported as "N" on the test results, exceeds 10 mg/L (ppm), the operator shall notify the department within 24 hours from when the operator is notified of the nitrate positive test result.Pf

C. If a sample is total coliform positive, the positive culture medium shall be further analyzed to determine if E. coli is present. The operator shall notify the department within two calendar days from when the operator is notified of the coliform-positive test result. Pf

D. If E. coli is present, the operator shall notify the department within 24 hours from when the operator is notified of the E. coli positive test result.Pf

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-5121 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 2, eff. October 16, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 22, eff. July 12, 2016; Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 24, 2021.

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