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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 780. Local and Regional Water Supply Planning
8/8/2020

9VAC25-780-80. Existing Water Use Information.

A. A water plan shall include, at a minimum, current information documenting existing water use as listed below. Water use information shall be obtained from Department of Health waterworks permit compliance reports, the department ground water permit compliance reports or department water use reports. Information shall be reported for the most recent previous annual compilation of such data that is available on the date of submission of the water plan.

B. A water plan shall include the following information for community water systems:

1. The population within the planning area served by each community water system.

2. The number of connections within the planning area for each community water system.

3. The average and maximum daily withdrawal for each community water system within the planning area.

4. The amount of water used within the planning area on an annual average basis, and on an average monthly basis for each community water system expressed in terms of million gallons per day.

5. The peak day water use by month for each community water system within the planning area.

6. An estimate of the water used on an average annual basis by self-supplied nonagricultural users of more than 300,000 gallons per month of surface and ground water within the service area of each community water system.

7. An estimate of the amount of water used on an average annual basis by self-supplied agricultural users of more than 300,000 gallons per month of surface and ground water within the service area of each community water supply.

8. An estimate of the number of self-supplied users of less than 300,000 gallons per month of ground water and an estimate of the total amount of water used by them on an annual average basis within the service area of each community water supply.

9. For each community water system included in the water plan, the plan shall include an estimate of the disaggregated amounts of water used in categories of use appropriate for the system. Typical categories may include:

a. Residential use;

b. Commercial institutional and light industrial (CIL) use;

c. Heavy industrial use;

d. Military water use;

e. Water used in water production processes;

f. Unaccounted for losses;

g. Sales to other community water systems and the names of such systems; or

h. Subtotals of the above categories for all community water systems

10. To the extent that information is available pursuant to 9VAC25-780-60 and other sources, for each community water system included in the water plan using stream intakes, the plan shall include a qualitative description of existing in-stream beneficial uses within the planning area or outside the planning area that may be affected by the point of stream withdrawal.

C. A water plan shall include an estimate of the water used on an average annual basis by self-supplied nonagricultural user of more than 300,000 gallons per month of surface and ground water outside the service areas of community water systems.

D. A water plan shall include an estimate of the amount of water used on an average annual basis by self-supplied agricultural users of more than 300,000 gallons per month of surface and ground water outside the service areas of community water systems.

E. A water plan shall include an estimate of the number of self-supplied users of less than 300,000 gallons per month of ground water and an estimate of the total amount of water used by them on an annual average basis outside the service areas of community water systems.

Statutory Authority

§§ 62.1-44.15 and 62.1-44.38:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 22, Issue 02, eff. November 2, 2005.

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