PRINTER'S NO. 700
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
629
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY VOGEL, ARGALL, AUMENT, DiSANTO, YUDICHAK, YAW,
SCHWANK AND ROBINSON, MAY 3, 2021
REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY, MAY 3, 2021
AN ACT
Amending the act of May 1, 1984 (P.L.206, No.43), entitled "An
act providing for safe drinking water; imposing powers and
duties on the Department of Environmental Resources in
relation thereto; and appropriating certain funds," further
providing for definitions.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The definition of "public water system" in
section 3 of the act of May 1, 1984 (P.L.206, No.43), known as
the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act, is amended to read:
Section 3. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
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"Public water system." As follows:
(1) A system for the provision to the public of water
for human consumption which has at least 15 service
connections or regularly serves an average of at least 25
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individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year. The term
includes:
[(1)] (i) Any collection, treatment, storage and
distribution facilities under control of the operator of
such system and used in connection with such system.
[(2)] (ii) Any collection or pretreatment storage
facilities not under such control which are used in
connection with such a system.
[(3)] (iii) A system which provides water for
[bottling or] bulk hauling for human consumption[.],
including bulk haulers of water to establishments that
bottle water for human consumption.
(iv) A water source used to produce bottled water
for human consumption manufactured at a facility located
in this Commonwealth, regardless of the size of the
bottled water container.
(v) A system which provides water for bottling for
human consumption through the use of one or more water
vending machines.
(2) The term does not include a food establishment that
bottles water for human consumption and is registered under 3
Pa.C.S. ยง 5734 (relating to registration of food
establishments), regardless of the size of the bottled water
container.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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