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Title: Section 5-6.5 - Required treatment

Effective Date


5-6.5 Required treatment. All bottled water facilities packaging water for distribution in New York State must provide satisfactory treatment of each water supply source used.

(a) Minimum treatment of each water supply source used shall be disinfection by chlorination, ozonation, ultraviolet radiation or other disinfection methods as protective of the public health as the above.

(b) The commissioner may, when requested in writing, grant a waiver which is renewable annually, to the disinfection requirement for groundwater sources, if:

(1) The record of the bacteriological characteristics for each groundwater source demonstrates conformance to the maximum contaminant levels for microbiological contaminants in section 5-6.11 of this Subpart, for the 12 months immediately preceding the date of application for waiver; such record shall be established under procedures provided by the commissioner.

(2) A laboratory, as described in section 5-6.13 of this Subpart is used by the bottling facility to provide monitoring of source and finished product water quality.

(c) Where treatment is provided, all equipment must meet, as a minimum, the standards outlined in Recommended Standards for Water Works.


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