• Date Due: December 01, 2022
  • Author: Department of Health
  • Enabling Authority: Chapter 585 Enactment Clause 3. (Regular Session, 2022)
  • Description:
    Report on the findings and recommendations of the work group convened to study the occurrence of the contaminant proposed to be regulated in public drinking water in the Commonwealth, and shall: (a) utilize a hybrid approach that takes into account potential risk or likelihood of finding the contaminant in public drinking water, the location of the waterworks or source of water in relation to potential sources of the contaminant, and other factors for the sample study design rather than random sampling; (b) provide for analysis of public drinking water distributed by waterworks serving fewer than 3,300 customers, waterworks operating in rural areas of the Commonwealth, waterworks in close proximity to active or decommissioned military installations, airports, fire-training facilities, unlined landfills, or industrial facilities that manufactured or used significant quantities of the contaminant, and waterworks previously studies by the Department that reported levels of the contaminant in public drinking water; (c) develop a temporal data set by collecting multiple samples from each location sampled to gather data regarding variations in the prevalence of the contaminant in public drinking water; and (d) focus on entry point sampling and exclude consecutive waterworks from sampling.