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20.70.02.00.htm 20.70.02.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 70 SERVICE SUPPLIED BY WATER COMPANIES Chapter 02 Engineering Authority: Public Utilities Article, ยง2-121, 5-101, and 5-303, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.70.02.01.htm 20.70.02.01. 01 Authorization for Construction.. An individual, corporation, firm, partnership, association, company, cooperative, joint stock company or association, or any other form of business enterprise, may not commence any construction of a water system for public use without the prior authorization of the Commission, which shall be granted only upon a finding by the Commission that to do so is in the public interest.
20.70.02.02.htm 20.70.02.02. 02 Good Engineering Practice.. The water plant of the utility shall be constructed, installed, maintained, and operated in accordance with accepted good engineering practice in the water industry to assure, as far as reasonably possible, continuity of service, uniformity in the quality of service furnished, and the safety of persons and property.
20.70.02.03.htm 20.70.02.03. 03 Design and Construction Requirements.. The design and construction of the water plant shall conform to the requirements of the Department of the Environment.
20.70.02.04.htm 20.70.02.04. 04 Inspection of Water Plant.. Each utility shall adopt a program of inspection of its water plant in order to determine the necessity for replacement and repair. The frequency of the various inspections shall be based on the utility's experience and accepted good practice. Each utility shall keep sufficient records to give evidence of compliance with its inspection program.
20.70.02.05.htm 20.70.02.05. 05 Mains.. A. Depth of Mains. Water mains should be installed below the frost line or be otherwise protected to minimize the possibility of freezing and shall have not less than 30 inches of cover except where this depth is not feasible due to underground obstructions or rocky or hardpan conditions.B. Dead Ends. The utility should design its distribution system so as to avoid dead ends in its mains. When dead ends cannot be avoided, the mains shall be flushed as often as
20.70.02.06.htm 20.70.02.06. 06 Service Pipe.. A. Utility's Service Pipe. The utility shall furnish, install, and maintain the following:. 1) Corporation stop;. 2) Service pipe from main to curb stop or outlet of outdoor meter setting;. 3) Curb stop; and. 4) Curb box.. B. Curb Stop. Curb stops are for the exclusive use of the utility for control of the water supply to individual customers and should not be located on the customer's property. The control of the water supply by the customer s
20.70.02.07.htm 20.70.02.07. 07 Meters.. A. Meter Installation. The utility shall furnish, install, and maintain all meters. Utilities should make available to customer's plumbers sketches of standard meter installations which show the way in which the customer's portion of the installation should be made.B. Meter Location. The meter shall be set at a location designated by the utility on the delivery side of the curb stop, and may be inside the building or it may be outside, near the property line, in
20.70.02.08.htm 20.70.02.08. 08 Fire Protection.. Specifications, location, installation, maintenance, and ownership of fire hydrants, mains, and other fire protection facilities are subject to negotiation between the utility and the applicant. Fire hydrants for public fire protection should not be connected to mains smaller than 6 inches.
20.70.02.09.htm 20.70.02.09. 09 Temporary Service.. When the utility renders temporary service to a customer, it may require that the customer bear all the cost of installing and removing the service in excess of any salvage realized.
20.70.02.10.htm 20.70.02.10. 10 Main Extensions.. A. Applications. Applications for extensions of water mains shall be made in writing.. B. Ownership of Extensions. Any facilities installed in connection with the extension of mains shall become the property of the utility.C. Construction Specifications. The size, type, quality of materials, and their location shall be specified by the utility and the actual construction shall be done by the utility or by a constructing agency acceptable to it.
20.70.02.9999.htm 20.70.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1968 (Order No. 57171). Regulation .03 amended effective May 14, 2001 (28:9 Md. R. 889).
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