W. Va. Code R. § 64-77-1 - General
1.1. Scope. -- The State of West Virginia provides for the regulation of public water supplies to promote and protect the public health by having the public served safe and potable water. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health is empowered to adopt rules to implement the intent of the law.
1.1.a. This rule has been prepared to assist professional engineers responsible for the design and construction of public water supply systems. The design of these facilities shall not be limited by minimum requirements, but shall meet the needs of the particular situation. Nothing in this rule shall be construed as preventing the consulting engineer from recommending, or the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health, from approving, more effective treatment where local conditions dictate such action.
1.1.b. The West Virginia DHHR, Bureau for Public Health (hereinafter BPH), requires that the applicant or the applicant's engineer submit reliable engineering data and a report if new or innovative technology is proposed. The BPH may permit an experimental installation. The BPH shall require the experimental installation to be replaced by a conventional installation, if the experimental installation fails to produce satisfactory results, as determined by the BPH.
The Recommended Standards for Water Works, 2007 Edition of the Great Lakes - Upper Mississippi River Boards of State Sanitary Engineers were used as a guide for this rule.
1.2. Authority. -- W. Va. Code §§ 16-1-4, 16-1-9, and 16-1-9a.
1.3. Filing Date. -- May 2, 2012.
1.4. Effective Date. -- May 2, 2012.
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