The Snohomish Health District policy titled “Supplemental Drinking Water Policies and Procedures for Individual Water Systems” prescribes the minimum drinking water standards and the assessment procedures and standards therein applied for individual water systems; prescribing data to be disclosed to and procedures to be followed by the Environmental Health Division concerning said water systems including:
A. Assessments for Determining Water Availability and Acceptance for New Buildings. As applicable to RCW 19.27.097, and/or issuance of permits for installation of on-site sewage disposal systems for new residences shall include the following:
1. SHD approval of “Application for an Individual Water Supply Site Inspection.”
2. SHD approval of “Request for Review: Individual Water Supply.”
3. For IWSs consisting of more than one single-family residential connection the following must be provided in addition to subsections (A)(1) and (A)(2)of this section: recorded declaration of water use agreement(s), easement(s), and restriction(s).
4. For IWSs consisting of more than one single-family residential connection where the structures served do not exist on the same property the following must be provided in addition to subsections (A)(1) through (A)(3) of this section: SHD approval of “Application for an Individual Water Supply Site Inspection” demonstrating potential well sites on each of the two properties.
B. Operational Checks. Assessments of water supply source quality in response to “Request for Report on an Individual Water System” will include SHD testing of water quality parameters as established in the “Supplemental Drinking Water Policies and Procedures for Individual Water Systems.”
C. Well Sealing and Decommissioning. Pursuant to the “Memorandum of Agreement between State of Washington Department of Ecology and Snohomish Health District,” delegating to SHD the authority to administer and enforce the well sealing and decommissioning portions of the water well construction program in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 173-160 WAC entitled Minimum Standard for Construction and Maintenance of Wells, notification to SHD must be received prior to sealing or decommissioning of any new or existing well in Snohomish County.
Nothing contained in the process shall be construed to prevent the Health Officer from requiring compliance with higher requirements than those contained herein where such higher requirements are essential to maintain a safe and sanitary condition. Revisions or modifications to the policy shall be approved by the Director of Environmental Health. [Res. 96-13. Res. 93-32, Eff. 11/09/93. Prior code § 9.1(IV)].