15a ncac 18a .3315 WATER SUPPLY

(a) Running water under pressure shall be provided in sufficient quantities to meet the needs of cooking, cleaning, drinking, toilets, and outside uses without producing water pressure lower than that required by the North Carolina Plumbing Code.

(b) The water supply shall meet the requirements of 15A NCAC 18C or 15A NCAC 18A .1700 Protection of Water Supplies. Samples of water shall be collected by the Environmental Health Specialist and submitted to a state certified laboratory for bacteriological analysis annually. Other tests of water quality, as indicated by possible sources of contamination, may be collected by the Environmental Health Specialist.

(c) No cross‑connections with an unapproved water supply shall exist. If potential back‑flow conditions exist, an approved back‑flow prevention device shall be provided.

(d) Water heating equipment that is sufficient to meet the maximum expected requirements of the adult day service facility shall be provided. Capacity and recovery rates of hot water heating equipment shall be based on number and size of sinks, capacity of dishwashing machines, capacity of laundering machines, clothing changing facilities, and other food service and cleaning needs. Hot and cold water under pressure shall be easily accessible to all rooms where food is processed or handled, rooms in which utensils or equipment are washed, and other areas where water is required for cleaning and sanitizing, including lavatories and diaper changing areas.

(e) Hot water heating equipment shall provide hot water as follows:

(1) at a minimum temperature of 140F at the point of use when hot water is used for sanitizing; and

(2) at a temperature of no less than 90F and no more than 120F at hand sinks and in other areas accessible to participants, and in kitchens not used to prepare meals.


History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-235;

Eff. August 1, 2002.