Code of Virginia

Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
10/20/2019

Article 6. Approval of Water Supply Systems by Counties.

§ 15.2-2149. Notice to county and State Board of Health required prior to construction.

Any person, including municipal corporations, that proposes to establish a water supply consisting of a well, springs, or other source and the necessary pipes, conduits, mains, pumping stations, and other facilities in connection therewith, to serve or to be capable of serving three or more connections shall notify the State Board of Health and shall notify in writing the governing body of the county in which such water system is to be located and shall appear at a regular meeting thereof and notify such governing body in person.

In any county having a population of more than 60,000 according to the 1960 or any subsequent census or a county adjoining a city having a population of 200,000 or more according to the 1960 or any subsequent census, no extension of an existing system for the purpose of serving three or more connections shall be made by any person, firm or corporation, other than a municipal corporation, until a plan of such proposed extension, with proof of capacity to serve, has been filed with, and a permit for extension has been obtained from, the sanitation engineer or other county official, if any, designated therefor by the board of supervisors.

Code 1950, § 15-754.1; 1954, c. 455; 1956, c. 636; 1958, c. 128; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-341; 1964, c. 191; 1974, c. 246; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-2150. When approval of State Board of Health not required.

The approval of the State Board of Health shall not be required unless such water supply serves or proposes to serve at least the number of persons for which the approval of the State Board of Health is required under § 32.1-172.

Code 1950, § 15-754.2; 1954, c. 455; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-342; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-2151. Disapproval of system by governing body of counties; failure to disapprove within seventy days.

The governing body of any county notified of the proposed establishment of a water system or of the extension of any existing water system under the second paragraph of § 15.2-2149 may disapprove the same, if it finds that such water system does not have an adequate source of supply, or that the system is not capable of serving the proposed number of connections by reason of inadequate pipes, mains, conduits, pumping stations, or otherwise. If, at the expiration of seventy days from the date on which the applicant appeared before the governing body, such governing body has not disapproved the application, the applicant may proceed with the construction and installation of such water system, provided he first gives notice to the chairman of the governing body by registered mail of his intention to proceed.

Code 1950, § 15-754.3; 1954, c. 455; 1956, c. 273; 1958, c. 128; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-343; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-2152. Contents of notice to governing body; further information.

The applicant shall state in the notice to the governing body required by § 15.2-2149 the number and nature of the connections to which service will be given under the certificate applied for. The governing body may require such further information as it deems desirable in order to pass upon the application.

Code 1950, § 15-754.4; 1954, c. 455; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-344; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-2153. Extensions to systems.

No person that has constructed or installed a water system after having complied with the provisions of this article shall extend the service in excess of the number of connections for which approval was originally given. In case any such extension is desired, the person shall proceed in the same manner as in the case of an original application under this article.

Code 1950, § 15-754.5; 1954, c. 455; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-345; 1974, c. 246; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-2154. Article not applicable to hotel corporations.

No provision of this article shall apply to a corporation whose principal business is the operation of a hotel and which from its surplus facilities may furnish water to a limited number of patrons.

Code 1950, § 15-754.6; 1954, c. 455; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-346; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-2155. Noncompliance with article; separate offenses.

Any person that fails or refuses to notify the governing body of the county in which any such water system is to be constructed or installed, or to notify such governing body of any proposed extension beyond the number of connections for which approval was originally given, or that fails or refuses to notify the State Board of Health of the proposed construction or installation of any such system, and thereafter constructs and installs any such system, or, having given such notice and the same having been disapproved, proceeds to construct or install any such system, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished as provided in § 15.2-2156. Each day of operation without notifying the governing body or State Board of Health as above required, or after disapproval by the governing body, shall constitute a separate offense.

Code 1950, § 15-754.7; 1954, c. 455; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-347; 1974, c. 246; 1997, c. 587.

§ 15.2-2156. Penalty; enjoining violation.

Any person violating any provision of this article shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor and, in addition, may be enjoined from further violation of this article.

Code 1950, § 15-754.8; 1954, c. 455; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-348; 1991, c. 710; 1997, c. 587.

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