§ 77.533. Water rights and replacement.
The operator of a noncoal mine which affects by surface mining activities a public or private water supply by contamination, interruption or diminution shall restore or replace the affected water supply with an alternate source of water, adequate in quantity and quality for the purpose served by the supply. For the purpose of this section, the term water supply includes an existing source of water or facility or system for the supply of water for human consumption, for agricultural, industrial or other uses.
The provisions of this § 77.533 adopted March 16, 1990, effective March 17, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 1643.
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 77.231 (relating to terms and conditions for liability issuance); 25 Pa. Code § 77.407 (relating to alternative water supply information); and 25 Pa. Code § 77.532 (relating to surface water and groundwater monitoring).
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