Milk House Water Quality Regulations
made under clause 9(q) and Section 11 of the
Dairy Industry Act
S.N.S. 2000, c. 24
N.S. Reg. 166/2006 (August 14, 2006, effective August 1, 2006)
as amended by N.S. Reg. 304/2007 (June 13, 2007)
1 The regulations may be cited as the Milk House Water Quality Regulations.
2 In these regulations, “milk house” means a building or structure
(a) in which milk is cooled or stored; or
(b) that contains milking equipment.
Water quality requirements
3 Water that is used to clean equipment and building surfaces in a milk house must meet allof the following quality requirements:
(a) it must be delivered through a plumbing system that is safe for deliveringpotable water;
(b) when tested, it must contain less than 1 colony forming units (cfu)/100 mlsEscherichia coli bacteria;
Clause 3(b) amended: N.S. Reg. 304/2007.
(c) when tested, it must test less than 10 colony forming units (cfu)/100mls totalcoliform bacteria.
Clause 3(c) amended: N.S. Reg. 304/2007.
Laboratory must perform tests
4 Tests referred to in Section 3 must be conducted by a nationally accredited laboratory.