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25 Pa. Code § 269a.21. Water supply.


§ 269a.21. Water supply.

 (a)  Landfill, land treatment and surface impoundment facilities may not be sited in the following locations:

   (1)  Within 1/2 mile of a well or spring used for a community water supply.

   (2)  Within 1/2 mile of either side of a stream or impoundment for a distance of 5 stream miles upstream of a surface water intake for a community water supply.

   (3)  Within 1/2 mile of an offsite private or noncommunity public well or spring used as an active water supply, unless prior to operation of the facility the applicant demonstrates the availability of an acceptable permanent alternative supply of like quantity, yield and quality to the existing supply, and provides financial assurance that the alternate supply will be made available at no additional cost to the water supply owner for a period of time that shall be no less than the bond liability period established in section 505(a) of the SWMA (35 P. S. §  6018.505(a)). If a permit is granted, it shall include a permit condition which requires installation of the alternative water supply prior to operation of the facility.

 (b)  A permanent alternative supply may be provided through the development of a new well with a distribution system, interconnection with a public water supply, extension of a private water supply or similar proposals, but it may not include provision of bottled water or a water tank supplied by a bulk water hauling system.

   (1)  The applicant shall demonstrate good faith efforts to reach agreement with the water supply owner regarding the provision of an acceptable permanent alternative water supply.

   (2)  If the applicant is unable, despite good faith efforts, to reach agreement with the water supply owner, the applicant shall demonstrate to the Department that an acceptable permanent alternative water supply is available, has been offered and will be provided to the water supply owner.

   (3)  The Department will determine that an alternative permanent water supply is acceptable if the quality and quantity satisfy requirements for public water supplies under the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P. S. § §  721.1—721.17) and Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water). The Department may require the alternative water supply to provide higher quality, quantity or yield of water than that required to be delivered by public water systems if the water supply owner demonstrates that the higher quality, quantity or yield is necessary to continue a preexisting use of substantial economic value.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  269a.12 (relating to phase I).

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