15A NCAC 18A .1011      WATER SUPPLY

(a)  Water supplies shall meet the requirements in 15A NCAC 18A .1700.

(b)  The water supply used shall be located, constructed, maintained, and operated in accordance with the Commission for Public Health's rules governing water supplies.  At least once a year, a sample of water shall be collected by the Department and submitted to the Division of Laboratory Services or other laboratory certified by the Department to perform bacteriological examinations.  A sample of water from a private or public non‑community water supply serving a summer camp shall be collected by the sanitarian and submitted at least once a year to the laboratory section of the Department or other approved laboratory for bacteriological examination.

(c)  Cross‑connections with unapproved water supplies are prohibited. All plumbing fixtures for potable water shall be provided and installed as required by the North Carolina State Building Code.  Copies of the North Carolina State Building Code may be obtained from the North Carolina Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 26387, Raleigh, North Carolina  27611.

(d)  Hot water heating facilities shall be provided.  Hot and cold running water under pressure shall be provided to food preparation areas, and any other areas in which water is required for cleaning.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑248;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; July 1, 1986.