I am implementing a level 2 program at a facility that has a private well in use as the water supply for cleaning. For 3 years straight the client has performed coliform testing every quarter and the results have always been absent. the cleaning water for batch tanks is heated to 250 °F
According to 11.5.1 Water Supply, Adequate supplies of potable water drawn from a known clean source shall be provided for use during processing operations, as an ingredient and for cleaning the premises and equipment.
The EPA definition of potable water is, “Water that meets the standards for drinking purposes of the State or local authority having jurisdiction, or water that meets the standards prescribed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Primary Water Regulations (40 CFR 141)."
By definition the clients water supply is potable, correct?
Thank you , John