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NO. 15. AN ACT RELATING TO DEFINITIONS IN THE PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY CHAPTER.

(H.347)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. 1671 is amended to read:

1671. DEFINITIONS

As used in this chapter:

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(5) "Public water system" means any system, or combination of systems owned or controlled by a person, which provides *[piped]* drinking water through pipes or other constructed conveyances to the public and which:

(A) has at least 15 service connections; or

(B) serves an average of at least 25 individuals for at least 60 days a year.

Public water system shall also mean any part of a *[piped]* system which does not provide drinking water, if use of such a part could affect the quality or quantity of the drinking water supplied by the system. Public water system shall also mean a system which bottles drinking water for public distribution and sale.

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(11) "Noncommunity water system" means a public water system that is not a community water system*[, which includes]*. There are two categories of noncommunity systems:

(A) *[a "transient, noncommunity" system which means a noncommunity system which serves 25 or more people for more than 60 days but less than six months in any year, and

(B) a]* "nontransient*[, noncommunity]*" *[system]* systems, which *[means a]* *[noncommunity system]* are systems which *[serves]* serve 25 or more of the same people daily for more than six months in any year; and

(B) "transient" systems, which are all other noncommunity public water systems.

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Approved: May 8, 2001