§ 69.1603. Other associated actions.
(a) Water utilities need to make reasonable efforts to ensure that adequate quantities of alternative supplies of water essential for domestic use are made available in a sufficient number of conspicuous and predetermined locations relative to the number of ratepayers/occupants affected by the incident. This includes the use of water tankers or free bottled water, or both. Utilities should ensure that ratepayers/occupants are adequately notified of the times available and locations of alternative water supplies. When bottled water is used, utilities should have plans in place, based on prior coordination with local vendors, to have adequate supplies to last for the duration of the outage. The Commission encourages utilities to work proactively with community-based organizations that would have readily available information on the location and special needs of affected elderly or homebound ratepayers/occupants in the area.
(b) Notice should be made to Commission personnel as soon as possible upon a utility becoming aware of an unscheduled service interruption. It should be noted that § 67.1(c) (relating to general provisions) already directs utilities to contact the Commission within 1 hour following preliminary assessment of conditions. Furthermore, jurisdictional utilities should maintain lists of appropriate Commission contact personnel, including current after-hour contact numbers.
The provisions of this § 69.1603 adopted December 15, 2006, effective December 16, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7624.
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