All water haulers who supply water for potable use must
Requirements for Potable Water Haulers
and register with their
Local Health Department, as well
as comply with the following:
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 The water should be withdrawn from the treatment plant and not from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.
water hauler shall keep a detailed log for at least one year after delivery
The source of water and its point of
Date and time of pick-up and
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
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.
EW-79A Registration for Water Haulers