15A NCAC 18A .1611      WATER SUPPLY

(a)  Water supplies shall meet the requirements in 15A NCAC 18A .1700; however wells shall be approved without meeting the setback to building foundation requirements found in 15A NCAC 18A .1720, if water sampling in accordance with Paragraph (b) of this Rule does not indicate a health threat.

(b)  At least once a year, samples of water shall be collected by the Department and submitted to the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health or other laboratory certified by the Department to perform examinations for Nitrates and Coliform bacteria.  If the well is located less than 25 feet from a building foundation, the well shall also be sampled for pesticides upon application for licensure or approval.  After the initial pesticide sample is collected and analyzed, the well shall be sampled again for pesticides following any treatment for structural pests.

(c)  No backflow connections or cross connections with unapproved supplies shall exist.

(d)  Adequate 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. 95-225; 130A-5(3); 130A-230; 130A-235; 130A-236; 130A-248; 130A-257;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; July 1, 1984;

Temporary Amendment Eff.; May 5, 1998;

Temporary Amendment Expired January 26, 1999;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000.