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Subpart 1.

Contingency strategy required.

A wellhead protection plan must have a contingency strategy that addresses disruptions of the water supply caused by contamination or mechanical failures of the public water supply system.

Subp. 2.


The contingency strategy must:


identify the water supply replacement alternatives, including the location of the replacement supply that will be available during a disruption;


be based on:


the location and capacity of individual wells and storage tanks;


the location, type, and capacity of the water treatment facility;


the location and capacity of major distribution lines; and


the location of key points for isolating parts of the water supply system;


be based on water use and demand;


prioritize water uses and demands into low, medium, and high categories;




the response coordinator's name, telephone number, address, and response assignments;


the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and response assignments of personnel for public health, water supply operations, and public relations;


an alternate for each of the individuals identified in subitems (1) and (2);


a list of services, equipment, and supplies available to respond to a disruption;


a list of services, equipment, and supplies not available but needed to respond to a disruption; and


a plan of action and time frame for obtaining the services, equipment, and supplies identified in subitem (5);


have a procedure to:


identify the disruption;


notify response personnel;


identify incident direction and control;


identify internal communication;


inform the public;


assess the incident on a continual basis;


assess a contamination disruption;


assess a mechanical disruption;


provide an alternative water supply; and


impose water use restrictions; and


identify ways to reduce the vulnerability of the water supply system to disruption and to improve the community's response capabilities.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 103I.101


22 SR 668

Published Electronically:

October 27, 2003

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