Substantive Changes to Public Water System Operator Requirements Proposed

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Water Resources (DWR) has notified the public  of a proposed rule revision that is scheduled to become effective on November 1, 2018. According to NCDEQ's website notice, rule 15A NCAC 18D .0206 is being reviewed for revision and readoption pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A. The proposed revision achieves risk reduction by requiring public water systems with five or more backflow prevention assemblies to retain a licensed cross-connection control operator. The revised requirement is independent of the exact physical location of where the devices are connected to a utility's distribution system, which is consistent with the original intent of the rule.

Comment Period
July 2, 2018 to August 31, 2018

Public Hearing
August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
512 North Salisbury Street
Archdale Building Ground Floor Hearing Room
Raleigh, NC  27604

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Mail Written Comments To
Jay Frick
NC DEQ Division of Water Resources
1634 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699

Proposed Effective Date
November 1, 2018