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    Subdivision 1. Water conditioning installation. "Water conditioning installation" as used
in sections 326.57 to 326.65 means the installation of appliances, appurtenances, and fixtures
designed to treat water so as to alter, modify, add or remove mineral, chemical or bacterial
content, said installation to be made in a water distribution system serving a single family
residential unit, which has been initially established by a licensed plumber, and does not involve
a direct connection without an air gap to a soil or waste pipe.
    Subd. 2. Water conditioning servicing. "Water conditioning servicing" as used in sections
326.57 to 326.65 means the servicing (including servicing prior to installation) of a water
conditioning installation.
    Subd. 3. Rules. In order to provide effective protection of the public health, the state
commissioner of health may by rule prescribe limitations on the nature of alteration to, extension
of, or connection with, the said water distribution system initially established by a licensed
plumber which may be performed by a person licensed hereunder, and may by rule in appropriate
instances require filing of plans, blueprints and specifications prior to commencement of
installation. Such rules, upon approval of the attorney general and their legal publication, shall
have the force of law, and the violation of any part thereof shall constitute a misdemeanor. The
installation of water heaters shall not constitute water conditioning installation and consequently
such work shall be accomplished in accordance with the provisions of sections 326.37 to 326.45.
    Subd. 4. Single family residential unit. "Single family residential unit" as used in sections
326.57 to 326.65 means a building or portion thereof which is arranged, designed, used or
intended to be used for residential occupancy by one family, but not including a motel, hotel or
rooming house.
History: 1969 c 898 s 5; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1989 c 209 art 2 s 1

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