A. The objective of the emergency plan provision is to assure adequate, safe drinking water for human survival. The Approving Authority shall provide to affected citizenry and local officials the necessary assistance to enable the provision of an emergency supply of water. The assistance shall include notification of the emergency need to the Maryland Civil Defense Agency and appraisal of the particular situation through contact with local health department personnel. The local health department personnel will provide timely quality control of the emergency water supply and keep the Approving Authority on situation events. The Approving Authority will provide to the public an emergency telephone number with which to report any disasters.
B. Suppliers of water to community water systems existing before July 1, 1987 shall prepare and submit for approval to the Approving Authority within 1 year following promulgation of this section a plan for providing a safe and adequate drinking water supply under emergency conditions. For community water systems constructed after July 1, 1987, the supplier of water shall prepare and submit for approval a plan for providing a safe and adequate drinking water supply under emergency conditions within 3 months following start up of the water system.