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25 Pa. Code § 109.702. Operation and maintenance plan.

§ 109.702. Operation and maintenance plan.

 (a)  A community water supplier shall develop an operation and maintenance plan for the community water system. The operation and maintenance plan must generally conform to the guidelines contained in the Department’s Public Water Supply Manual and must contain at least the following information:

   (1)  A description of the facilities.

   (2)  An explanation of startup and normal operation procedures.

   (3)  Procedures for repairing and replacing water mains that conform to the Department and water industry standards.

   (4)  A routine maintenance program.

   (5)  Records and reporting system.

   (6)  Sampling and analyses program.

   (7)  Public notification elements in accordance with Subchapter D (relating to public notification) that include:

     (i)   Public notice templates.

     (ii)   EPA contaminant fact sheets, when available.

     (iii)   An explanation of appropriate methods of delivery of public notice in accordance with Subchapter D.

   (8)  Staffing and training.

   (9)  System evaluation program as required under §  109.705(a) (relating to system evaluations and assessments) including the wellhead protection program for any water system that develops one under §  109.713 (relating to source water protection program).

   (10)  Safety program.

   (11)  Emergency plan and operating procedures.

   (12)  Manufacturer’s manuals.

   (13)  An interconnect, valve, blowoff, alarm and shutdown, and auxiliary power equipment exercise and testing program.

   (14)  Date of last update.

 (b)  The community water supplier shall implement the operation and maintenance plan in accordance with accepted practices of the water supply industry.

 (c)  The community water supplier shall review and update the operation and maintenance plan as necessary to reflect changes in the operation or maintenance of the water system. The plan must be:

   (1)  Placed in secure locations which are readily accessible to the water system’s personnel.

   (2)  Presented upon request to the Department.

 (d)  Noncommunity water suppliers may be directed by the Department to develop and implement an operation and maintenance plan as provided for in this section when the public health is threatened by inadequate operation and maintenance of the facilities.


   The provisions of this §  109.702 amended under section 4 of the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P.S. §  721.4) and sections 1917-A and 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § §  510-7 and 510-20).


   The provisions of this §  109.702 adopted December 7, 1984, effective December 8, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 4479; amended May 15, 1992, effective May 16, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 2621; amended October 7, 1994, effective October 8, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 5175; amended August 9, 2002, effective August 10, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 3894; amended May 8, 2009, effective May 9, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2334; amended September 23, 2016, effective September 24, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 6005; amended August 17, 2018, effective August 18, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 4974. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (391385) to (391386).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  109.407 (relating to general public notification requirements); 25 Pa. Code §  109.503 (relating to public water system construction permits); and 25 Pa. Code §  109.1107 (relating to system management responsibilities).

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