People maintaining private water systems should notify users of any contamination within three days, Rep. Wayne Meyer, R-Rathdrum said Wednesday. The House Environmental Affairs Committee agreed to debate a bill that would require the 72-hour timeline.
Meyer said the manager of the Avondale water district waited 21 days to notify the system’s 100 users that bacteria was found in a November sample.
“Anytime you get problems with a domestic water system, I think it’s important for notification to be made,” he said.
If the bill passes, people who fail to notify water uses of contaminated water could be charged with a misdemeanor. , DataTimes