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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 25. State Water Control Board
Chapter 790. Sewage Collection and Treatment Regulations
1/29/2020

9VAC25-790-420. Alarm Systems.

A. The alarm system provided to monitor pump station operation shall meet the appropriate reliability requirements.

B. Class I. For Class I reliability, the alarm system shall monitor the power supplies to the station, auxiliary power source, failure of pumps to discharge liquid, and high liquid levels in the wet well and in the dry well, and shall include a test function. An on-site audio-visual alarm system shall be provided such that each announced alarm condition is uniquely identified. In addition, provisions shall be made for transmitting a single audible alarm signal to a central location where personnel competent to receive the alarm and initiate corrective action are either: (i) available 24 hours per day, or (ii) available during the periods that flow is received at the pump station. A sign indicating notification procedures (responsible persons, telephone numbers, etc.) to be followed in case of alarm actuation shall be displayed conspicuously.

C. Classes II and III. For Class II or III reliability, the alarm system shall monitor high liquid levels in the wet well. An on-site audio-visual alarm signal shall be provided. A sign indicating notification procedures (responsible persons, telephone numbers, etc.) to be followed in case of alarm actuation shall be displayed conspicuously.

D. Backup. A backup power supply, such as a battery pack with an automatic switchover feature, shall be provided for the alarm system, such that a failure of the primary power source would not disable the alarm system. A backup power supply for the alarm system should be provided for a Reliability Class I facility with dual electrical feed sources. Test circuits shall be provided to enable the alarm system to be tested and verified to be working properly.

Statutory Authority

§ 62.1-44.19 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 12VAC5-581-480 derived from Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. February 27, 2002; amended and adopted as 9VAC25-790-420, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 09, eff. February 12, 2004.

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