CHAPTER 269

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 772

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16, OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

WHEREAS, the monitoring of drinking water provides for the health and well-being of the citizens of this State; and

WHEREAS, the monitoring of the quality of drinking water assures that standards of sanitation are maintained.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Three-fifths of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Part I, Chapter 1, Title 16, Delaware Code by adding the following: 1135. Services to Public Water Systems.

(a) The Department will provide services to public water as follows:

(1) Analyze drinking water for chemical and microbiological content.

(2) Inspect public water systems.

(3) Review plans for new systems and major improvements to existing systems.

(4) Provide technical assistance to public water system as needed.

(5) Provide a program to approve the qualifications and competency of laboratories conducting chemical and microbiological testing of potable water.

(6) Provide a program to approve the qualifications and competence of potable water distribution and treatment plant operators in charge of operating public water systems.

(b) The State Board shall initiate the following fees for the above services. The fees imposed under this section reasonably and approximately reflect the costs necessary to defray the expenses of the Board:

COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLIES

Service Connections Fee

1-49 connections $50

50-199 connections $100

200-499 connections $250

500-999 connections $400

1000-1999 connections $5000

2000-4999 connections $1000

5000-9999 connections $1500

10,000-29,999 connections $2000

30,000 and above $3000

NON-COMMUNITY SUPPLIES $25

NON-TRANSIENT NON COMMUNITY SUPPLIES $50

Section 2. If any clause, sentence, section, provision or part of this shall be adjudged to be unconstitutional or invalid for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not impair, invalidate or affect the remainder of this Act which shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Approved July 2, 1990.