Potable Water Hauling

Public Health & Sanitation

Potable Water Hauling

All water haulers who supply water for potable use must follow DW-27 Requirements for Potable Water Haulers and register with their Local Health Department, as well as comply with the following:

Source: Water shall be obtained from approved sources, which meet the minimum standards of the WV 64 CSR 3, Public Water Systems. A predetermined point of access to the public water system should be agreed upon by the local health department, water haulers and an official of the public water supply system. The water should be withdrawn from the treatment plant and not from fire hydrants or dead-end lines, etc. All water supply valves must be in good condition (i.e., not leaking)

Equipment: All valves must be maintained in good condition and not leaking. The tanker used to haul water must have documentation on its prior use and reconditioning, and must be clearly marked "Drinking Water Only." There shall be a covered opening of sufficient size to enable the inside of the tank to be cleaned and inspected. All the water contact surfaces shall be smooth, impervious and free of corrosion. Coatings must be non-toxic and of a type that will not flake off in the water. Only non-toxic coatings as described in the DW-42 Drinking Water Additives and System Components may be used on water contact surfaces. Water hoses must be rubber or plastic (if plastic, it must bear the NSFpw seal) and must be protected on the open end with a cap.

Tank: Tanks must be provided with a protected vent to prevent negative pressure backflow. The tank must contain a manhole large enough to allow the tank to be cleaned and inspected. The inside of the tank must be smooth and free of corrosion. Interior coatings must be non-toxic and approved by the Office of Environmental Health Services - Environmental Engineering Division

Operation: Three ounces of 5.25% bleach must be added to the tank for each 1,000 gallons water capacity prior to filling. The chlorine residual must be measured and recorded before delivery, and the total chlorine must be at least 1.0 ppm. The tank must be protected from contamination at all times, no openings should be exposed allowing contamination into the tank.

Records: Each water hauler shall keep a detailed log for at least one year after delivery which includes:

  • The source of water and its point of withdrawal.
  • Date and time of pick-up and delivery.
  • Point of delivery and chlorine residual measured at the time of delivery.
  • The name of the driver of (or other responsible person with) the tank truck.
  • The water hauler shall submit a copy of completed EW-79C Water Hauler Quarterly Log(s) to the local health department within fifteen (15)
    days of the end of each calendar quarter. The local health department shall submit a copy of all completed EW-79C Water Hauler Quarterly
    Logs received to the Office of Environmental Health – Public Health Sanitation Division upon receipt.