15A NCAC 18A .2405      WATER SUPPLY

(a)  The water supply shall be from an approved source and shall be adequate and of a safe, sanitary quality.

(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.  Copies of 15A NCAC 18A .1700 and 15A NCAC 18C may be obtained from the Department.  A sample of water from a private or public non‑community water supply serving a school shall be collected by the sanitarian and submitted at least once a year to the Division of Laboratory Services or other laboratory certified by the Department to perform bacteriological examination.

(c)  Backflow connections and cross‑connections with unapproved water supplies are prohibited.

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

(e)  The well house shall be kept clean and free of storage.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑236;

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990.