Md. Code Regs. - Unit Processing Operations - Bulk Storage and Transportation

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 26, December 17, 2021

The person-in-charge shall ensure that:

A. Water stored in bulk or transported for bottling is from an approved source;
B. A storage tank, hose, pump, and piping used for loading, transporting, and unloading water meet the requirements set forth in Regulation .08 of this chapter;
C. A tank used to store drinking water is:
(1) Not used for storage of a nonfood product;
(2) Closed to exclude all foreign matter;
(3) Vented in a sanitary manner; and
(4) Sampled weekly and analyzed for coliform bacteria and standard plate count;
D. The openings in a storage tank and tank truck are:
(1) Protected from contamination;
(2) Kept sealed or locked when water for bottling is not being transferred; and
(3) Not susceptible to damage or tampering;
E. A tank truck used to transport drinking water is:
(1) Cleaned and sanitized as often as necessary to maintain a sanitary condition and at least once per week; and
(2) Provided a number or other marking on the outside of the truck; and
F. A record is made that:
(1) Provides the following information for each batch of drinking water delivered:
(a) Name of the water hauler;
(b) Tanker truck number;
(c) Date of shipment;
(d) Name of seller;
(e) Location of the source water; and
(f) Date of delivery;
(2) Is maintained for at least 2 years after the record is made; and
(3) Is available for inspection by the Department.


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