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Title: Section 5-6.15 - Bulk water

Effective Date


5-6.15 Bulk water. All bulk water sources and facilities must be approved and maintained for sanitary quality at all times.

(a) All sources of water for bulk water shipment must be approved by the New York State Health Department and must meet the source requirements outlined in section 5-6.4 of this Subpart and the treatment requirements outlined in section 5-6.5 of this Subpart.

(b) All water storage facilities must be maintained clean and sanitary at all times and must meet the requirements outlined in section 5-6.8 of this Subpart.

(c) Tank trucks, loading and unloading facilities, and other equipment used to transport bulk water shall be maintained clean and sanitary at all times. Tanks previously used to transport toxic materials, petroleum products or other deleterious substances shall not be used to haul drinking water.

(d) Bulk transport and transfer procedures shall, at a minimum, meet the following requirements:

(1) Before filling, tank interior shall be cleaned, flushed with potable water, sanitized with not less than 100 ppm chlorine water solution for a contact period of not less than 20 minutes and rinsed with potable water.

(2) Tanks also used for the transport of dairy products must have the interior of the tank inspected with an ultraviolet lamp by the hauler each time water is to be transported. Tanks shall be rejected for use when odors or contaminants are found. The dome cover shall be closed immediately after inspection.

(3) All hoses, connections and fittings shall be sanitized with a concentrated solution of chlorine, 3 ounces of 5 1/4 percent household bleach to 2 gallons of water, by brushing solution on all exposed parts.

(4) The cover shall not be opened after sanitizing.

(5) Notwithstanding the above, the frequency of tank sanitization may be reduced, on approval by the State, based on satisfactory demonstration of sanitary handling for bulk tanks used solely for potable water transport.

(6) Tank trucks or tank trailers may be filled through the fitting on the inner dome cover when the tail pipe cannot be used.

(7) Water quality in the tank, after 20-30 gallons have been delivered into the tank, shall be checked as follows:

(i) stop filling;

(ii) have discharge valve opened;

(iii) inspect water as it discharges. If water has unpleasant odor and/or looks dirty, it shall be rejected for use; and

(iv) when these checks show satisfactory water quality, proceed to fill the tank.

(8) The dome cover shall be closed and sealed after filling to volume desired.

(9) The tank discharge valve cover shall be closed and sealed after filling.

(10) When a fill connection is used, it shall be constructed in a manner to prevent contamination and shall be capped at all times when not in use.

(e) The number and type of samples, frequency and points of sampling shall be in accordance with requirements outlined in section 5-6.11 of this Subpart or a program approved or directed by the State.

(f) Analysis of the samples must be performed for the plant by an approved laboratory as outlined in section 5-6.13 of this Subpart.

(g) Records shall, at a minimum:

(1) include the number of gallons delivered daily, cleansing and sanitizing methods used for tank truck and tank trailer interiors, risers, connections, hoses, etc.;

(2) include date, time and location of delivery, concentration of solution, time of contact when applicable, and water quality analysis results as evidence of compliance with the sampling requirements of this Subpart; and

(3) be submitted on a monthly basis to the State.


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