(a) No person shall operate a state small
water system unless a permit to operate the system has been issued by the local
(b) A state small
water system shall submit a technical report to the local health officer as
part of the permit application. The report shall describe the proposed or
existing system as follows: service area, distribution system including storage
and pumping facilities, the water source including source capacity, water
quality, and any water treatment facilities. The report shall identify the
owner of the system and the party responsible for day to day operation of the
system. The report shall include a plan for notification of those served by the
system under emergency conditions. The report shall describe the operating plan
for the system and shall specify how the responsible party will respond to
failure of major system components.
(c) A change in ownership of a state small
water system shall require the submission of a new application.
(d) A state small water system shall provide
the following notice to the consumers served by the state small water system:
"The domestic water supply for this area is provided by a state small water
system. State regulatory requirements for operation of a state small water
system are less extensive than requirements for larger public water systems. If
you have questions concerning your water supply, you should contact [insert (1)
name of water system, (2) name of responsible person, and (3) telephone number]
or your local health department." This notice shall be by direct delivery on an
annual basis or by continuous posting at a central location within the area
served by the state small water system.
Cal. Code Regs. Tit.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 116340, 116350,131052 and
131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections
Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed
11-12-91 as an emergency; operative 11-12-91 (Register 92, No. 8). A
Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 3-11-92 or emergency
language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. New section refiled 3-6-92 as an emergency; operative 3-11-92 (Register 92,
No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmittted to OAL 7-9-92 or
emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following
3. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-6-92 order including new
subsections (e) and (f) transmitted to OAL 5-5-92 and filed 6-16-92 (Register
92, No. 25).
4. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-22-2012;
operative 6-21-2012 (Register 2012, No.