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Water Rules (Alabama)

Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Program Info
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations

These rules and regulations shall apply to all water systems subject to the jurisdiction of the Alabama Public Service Commission. They are intended to promote good utility practices, to assure adequate and efficient service to the public at a reasonable cost, and to establish the rights and responsibilities of both the utility and the customer. Applications for certificates must be filed separately for each water system.

Each utility shall furnish the Commission, at such time and in such form as the Commission may require, the results of any required tests and summaries of any required records. The utility shall also furnish the Commission with any information concerning the utility’s facilities or operations which the Commission may request for determining rates or judging the practices of the utility. All such data, unless specified, shall be consistent with and reconcilable with the utility’s Annual Report to the Commission. The Commission reserves the right to require, under its supervision, an extended bacteriological, as well as physical and chemical, examination when deemed advisable for any particular water furnished. When any utility proposes to use water from a new or different source of supply, it shall be required to obtain approval from the Commission. Before such approval can be obtained, the utility shall be required to furnish a permit from the State Board of Health approving the use of a new supply. The article also states rules on protection of water supply, meter installation, shortage of supply and waste of water.