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Could My Private Well or Water Supply Actually Be a Public Water System?

Basic guide to determine whether you might be operating a public water system without realizing it.

If you use a well for water at your business, then you might fall under the regulations for public water systems. For example:

  • A day-care center could be a nontransient noncommunity water system if it has its own well and regularly serves at least 25 of the same people at least six months out of the year.
  • A mobile home community that has its own well is a community water system if it either:
    • has at least 15 residential hookups (even if no customers are hooked up to them)
      –or–
    • on a year-round basis serves at least 25 residents.
  • An RV park or campground that serves at least 25 persons at least 60 days out of the year could be a transient noncommunity water system.

If you have any questions about whether you are actually operating a public water system, contact us.