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Design standards.

(1) Purveyors shall ensure that good engineering criteria and practices are used in the design and construction of all public water systems, such as those set out in:
(a) Department guidance on design for Group A public water systems;
(b) The most recent published edition of the International Building Code (IBC), the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), and other national model codes adopted in Washington state;
(c) The most recent published edition of Recommended Standards for Water Works, A Committee Report of the Great Lakes - Upper Mississippi River Board of State Public Health and Environmental Managers;
(d) Standard specifications of the American Public Works Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, AWWA, or the American Society for Testing and Materials;
(e) Design criteria, such as contained in current college texts and professional journal articles, acceptable to the department;
(f) Chapter 173-160 WAC Minimum Standards for Construction and Maintenance of Wells;
(g) The latest edition of the PNWS-AWWA Cross-Connection Control Manual, or the University of Southern California (USC) Manual of Cross-Connection Control.
(2) In addition, purveyors of new or expanding public water systems shall consider and use, as appropriate, the following design factors:
(a) Historical water use;
(b) Community versus recreational uses of water;
(c) Local conditions and/or regulations;
(d) Community expectations;
(e) Public Water System Coordination Act considerations where appropriate;
(f) Provisions for systems and component reliability in accordance with WAC 246-290-420;
(g) Wind pressures, seismic risk, snow loads, and flooding;
(h) Other risks from potential disasters, as feasible; and
(i) Other information as required by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 70.119A.080. WSR 17-01-062, § 246-290-200, filed 12/14/16, effective 1/14/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.119A.180 and 43.20.050. WSR 08-03-061, § 246-290-200, filed 1/14/08, effective 2/14/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.02.050 [43.20.050]. WSR 99-07-021, § 246-290-200, filed 3/9/99, effective 4/9/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 93-08-011 (Order 352B), § 246-290-200, filed 3/25/93, effective 4/25/93; WSR 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-290-200, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.04.045. WSR 88-05-057 (Order 307), § 248-54-105, filed 2/17/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 83-19-002 (Order 266), § 248-54-105, filed 9/8/83.]
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