40 CFR 191.22 - Definitions.
Unless otherwise indicated in this subpart, all terms have the same meaning as in subparts A and B of this part.
Public water system means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, if such system has at least fifteen service connections or regularly serves at least twenty-five individuals. Such term includes:
(1) Any collection, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities under control of the operator of such system and used primarily in connection with such system; and
(2) Any collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under such control which are used primarily in connection with such system.
Total dissolved solids means the total dissolved (filterable) solids in water as determined by use of the method specified in 40 CFR part 136.
Underground source of drinking water means an aquifer or its portion which:
(1) Supplies any public water system; or
(2) Contains a sufficient quantity of ground water to supply a public water system; and
(i) Currently supplies drinking water for human consumption; or
(ii) Contains fewer than 10,000 milligrams of total dissolved solids per liter.