12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-600-10 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

As used in this chapter, unless otherwise defined, words and terms are the same as those in § 32.1-167 of the Code of Virginia or in 12VAC5-590-10 (Waterworks Regulations) and shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Board" means the State Board of Health.

"Commissioner" means the State Health Commissioner who is the executive officer of the State Board of Health.

"Community waterworks" means a waterworks that serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents.

"Customer account" means

(i) a metered or unmetered potable water service connection to the customer that is billed in any way by the waterworks owner or
(ii) where any community waterworks sends no billing, the customer accounts shall be defined as equal to the population served divided by four.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Health.

"Due" means received or postmarked by the stated date.

"Fiscal year" means the year from July 1 to June 30.

"Nontransient noncommunity waterworks" or "NTNC" means a waterworks that is not a community waterworks and that regularly serves at least 25 of the same persons over six months out of the year.

"Owner" means an individual, group of individuals, partnership, firm, association, institution, corporation, governmental entity, or the federal government that supplies or proposes to supply water to any person within this Commonwealth from or by means of any waterworks.

"Service connection" means the point of delivery of water to a customer's building service line as follows:

1. If a meter is installed, the service connection is the downstream side of the meter;
2. If a meter is not installed, the service connection is the point of connection to the waterworks; or
3. When the waterworks owner is also the building owner, the service connection is the entry point to the building.

"Waterworks" means a system that serves piped water for human consumption to at least 15 service connections or 25 or more individuals for at least 60 days out of the year. "Waterworks" includes all structures, equipment and appurtenances used in the storage, collection, purification, treatment and distribution of pure water except the piping and fixtures inside the building where such water is delivered.


12 Va. Admin. Code § 5-600-10
Derived from VR 355-18-014 § 1.1, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 4, eff. November 22, 2012; Amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 01, eff. 10/10/2014.

Statutory Authority: §§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-170 of the Code of Virginia.

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