3745-81-45 Ground water rule - reporting and recordkeeping for ground water systems.

(A) Reporting. In addition to the requirements in rule 3745-81-31 of the Administrative Code, a ground water system regulated under rules 3745-81-41 to 3745-81-45 and rule 3745-81-60 of the Administrative Code shall provide the following information to the director:

(1) A ground water system conducting compliance monitoring in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-81-43 of the Administrative Code shall report monthly to the director the information specified in rule 3745-83-01 of the Administrative Code. These ground water systems shall also notify the director any time the system fails to meet any director-specified requirements including, but not limited to, minimum residual disinfectant concentration, membrane operating criteria or membrane integrity, and alternative treatment operating criteria, if operation in accordance with the criteria or requirements is not restored within four hours. The ground water system shall notify the director as soon as possible, but in no case later than the end of the next business day.

(2) After completing any corrective action under paragraph (A) of rule 3745-81-43 of the Administrative Code, a ground water system shall notify the director within thirty days of completion of the corrective action.

(3) If a ground water system subject to the requirements in paragraph (A) of rule 3745-81-42 of the Administrative Code does not conduct source water monitoring in accordance with paragraph (A)(5)(b) of rule 3745-81-42 of the Administrative Code, the system shall provide documentation within thirty days of the total coliform positive sample that the system met appropriate criteria as acceptable to the director.

(B) Recordkeeping. In addition to the requirements in rule 3745-81-33 of the Administrative Code, a ground water system regulated under this rule shall maintain the following records:

(1) Documentation of corrective actions. Documentation shall be kept for a period of not less than ten years.

(2) Documentation of notice to the public as required in paragraph (A)(7) of rule 3745-81-43 of the Administrative Code. Documentation shall be kept for a period of not less than three years.

(3) Records of decisions in paragraph (A)(5)(b) of rule 3745-81-42 of the Administrative Code and records of invalidation of fecal indicator-positive ground water source samples in paragraph (D) of rule 3745-81-42 of the Administrative Code. Documentation shall be kept for a period of not less than five years.

(4) For consecutive systems, documentation of notification to the wholesale system(s) of total coliform positive samples that are not invalidated under rule 3745-81-21 of the Administrative Code. Documentation shall be kept for a period of not less than five years.

(5) For systems, including wholesale systems, that are required to perform compliance monitoring in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-81-43 of the Administrative Code:

(a) Records of the director-specified minimum disinfectant residual. Documentation shall be kept for a period of not less than ten years.

(b) Records of the lowest daily residual disinfectant concentration and records of the date and duration of any failure to maintain the director-prescribed minimum residual disinfectant concentration for a period of more than four hours. Documentation shall be kept for a period of not less than five years.

(c) Records of compliance requirements for membrane filtration and of parameters specified by the director for appropriate approved alternative treatment and records of the date and duration of any failure to meet the membrane operating, membrane integrity, or alternative treatment operating requirements for more than four hours. Documentation shall be kept for a period of not less than five years.

(C) Each public water system, upon discovering that a waterborne disease outbreak potentially attributable to that public water system has occurred, shall report that occurrence to the director as soon as possible, but no later than by the end of the next business day.

Effective: 10/31/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/31/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 6109.04
Rule Amplifies: 6109.03 , 6109.04