Section .0900 ‑ Distribution Systems

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 15a - environmental quality/chapter 18 - environmental health/subchapter c/15a ncac 18c .0901.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .0900 ‑ DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

 

Rules .0901 ‑ .0907 of Title 15A Subchapter 18C of the

North Carolina Administrative Code (T15A.18C .0901 ‑ .0907); has been

transferred and recodified from Rules .2101 ‑ .2107 Title 10 Subchapter

10D of the North Carolina Administrative Code (T10.10D .2101 ‑ .2107),

effective April 4, 1990.

 

15A NCAC 18C .0901       SIZE OF THE WATER MAINS

Water distribution mains shall be sized to provide a minimum

pressure at all points within the distribution system of not less than 20

pounds per square inch (gauge) during periods of peak demand (fire flow), but

in any case water mains shall not be less than two‑inch standard nominal

diameter.  Fire hydrants shall not be installed on water mains of less than six

inches diameter or on water mains or water systems not designed to carry fire

protection flows.  Systems not designed for fire flows shall have the capacity

to maintain a pressure of at least 30 pounds per square inch (gauge) throughout

the system during periods of peak flow.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑315; 130A‑317;

P.L. 93‑523;

Eff. January 1, 1977;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. March 31, 1980;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.