Department of Agriculture - Ohio Manufacture Milk Rules - Water supply.

Published: 2016-02-21

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The dairy farm water supply shall be properly located, protected, and operated, and shall be easily accessible, ample, and of safe, sanitary quality for the cleaning of dairy utensils and equipment. The water supply shall come from a source which is approved by the state regulatory authority; or from a spring, dug well, driven well, bored well, or drilled well, the water from which complies with Chapter 3701-28 of the Administrative Code. A source that does not conform with the construction requirements of the state regulatory authority, but is tested annually by a laboratory approved by the director and found to be safe and of sanitary quality, as outlined in Chapter 3701-28 of the Administrative Code, shall be satisfactory. Provided, that after adoption of this regulation any new sources of water supply or any farm water supply requiring repairs or reconstruction or any source from which tested samples have been found unsatisfactory shall meet the construction requirements of Chapter 3701-28 of the Administrative Code.