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20.70.07.00.htm 20.70.07.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 70 SERVICE SUPPLIED BY WATER COMPANIES Chapter 07 Quality of Service Authority: Public Utilities Article, ยง2-121, 5-101, and 5-303, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.70.07.01.htm 20.70.07.01. 01 Quality of Water.. A. General. Each utility shall provide water that is potable, and, insofar as practicable, free from objectionable odors, taste, color, and turbidity. Each utility shall have a permit as required by the health laws of the State, and shall comply with the laws and regulations of the Department of the Environment and local departments of health.B. Water Supply. The source of supply shall be:.
20.70.07.02.htm 20.70.07.02. 02 Pressure Limits.. A. Allowable Pressures. Under normal conditions of use of water, the pressure at a customer's service connection shall be:1) Not less than 25 psig; and. 2) Not more than 125 psig.. B. Exceptions to Pressure Requirements. Pressure outside the limits specified will not be considered a violation when the variations:1) Arise from the action of the elements;. 2) Are infrequent fluctuations not exceeding 5 minutes' duration;. 3) Arise from service interruptions;.
20.70.07.03.htm 20.70.07.03. 03 Pressure Surveys and Records.. A. Pressure Gauge. Each utility having more than 100 customers shall have at least one portable recording pressure gauge.B. Point of Measurement. Pressure measurements should be made at the customer's service connection. If no outlet is available at this point, the measurement may be made at the nearest available outlet, making due allowance for any pressure differential between the point of customer's service connection (usually the curb or
20.70.07.04.htm 20.70.07.04. 04 Interruption of Service.. A. Endeavor to Avoid Interruptions. Each utility shall make reasonable efforts to avoid interruptions of service but when interruptions occur, service shall be re-established within the shortest time practicable, that is consistent with safety.B. Notification to Commission. Each utility shall notify the Commission by telephone or telegraph of any interruption to the service of a major portion of its distribution system when the interruption
20.70.07.05.htm 20.70.07.05. 05 Restrictions on the Use of Water.. A. Restrictions on Outdoor Use. The utility may impose reasonable restrictions on the outdoor use of water during periods of shortage of supply, excessive demand, or other difficulty which jeopardizes the supply of water to any group of customers.B. Restrictions on Large Use Customers. The utility may impose reasonable restrictions on the use of water by customers who use large quantities of water and thereby create conditions which prevent th
20.70.07.9999.htm 20.70.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 1, 1968 (Order No. 57171). Regulation .01 amended effective May 14, 2001 (28:9 Md. R. 889).
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