WSR 05-18-038

POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Office of Drinking Water)

[ Filed August 31, 2005, 9:18 a.m. ]

Title of Policy: Alternative Water Supplies.

Issuing Entity: Washington State Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health, Office of Drinking Water.

Description: This policy sets direction under chapter 246-290 WAC for the provision of alternative water supplies when an acute chemical is present over the maximum contaminant level or a chronic chemical contaminant is at a concentration considered acute by the Department of Health's Office of Environmental Health assessment. The provision of alternative water is not required for coliform maximum contaminant level exceedences when a boil water advisory is in place or when boiling water is appropriate. Alternative water supplies may include trucked water, a temporary intertie with a neighboring water system, or short-term provision of bottled water.

Division Contact: Meliss Maxfield, Water Quality Manager, Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water, 7211 Cleanwater Lane, Building 9, P.O. Box 47822, Olympia, WA 98504-7822.

Effective Date: August 18, 2005.

Denise Addotta Clifford

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office