New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 14 - PUBLIC UTILITIES
Chapter 9 - WATER AND WASTEWATER
Subchapter 2 - PLANT
Section 14:9-2.2 - Inspection of property

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 14:9-2.2

Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

(a) Each water and wastewater utility shall inspect each valve in the utility's system in accordance with the schedule in (b) below, to determine how easy or difficult it is to reach the valve to operate it, and the valve's operating condition.

(b) Each water or wastewater utility shall inspect each valve that is 12 or more inches in diameter at least once every two years, and shall inspect all other valves at least once every four years.

(c) At a minimum, each valve inspection shall include:

1. The clearing of the area around the valve so as to ensure full access to the valve for operating purposes;

2. The cleaning out of the valve; and

3. The dynamic testing of the valve, by opening and then closing the valve for either of the following number of turns:
i. That number of turns recommended by the valve manufacturer to constitute a credible test; or

ii. That number of turns which constitutes 15 percent of the total number of turns necessary to completely open or completely close the valve.

(d) Each water utility shall, once a year, test every hydrant in its system in order to determine the hydrant's working condition.

(e) In addition to the testing required under (d) above, each water utility shall formulate and implement a plan for flushing every hydrant in the utility's system, and every dead end of a main in the utility's system. This plan for flushing may be combined with the periodic testing of hydrants required under (d) above.

(f) Each water and wastewater utility shall keep a record of all inspections, tests, and flushings for a period of at least six years.

(g) All water and wastewater utilities shall comply with the applicable provisions of 14:3-2.5.

(h) A utility may petition the Board for a waiver of this section in accordance with 14:9-1.1(c).

Amended by R.2001 d.133, effective 5/7/2001.
See: 33 N.J.R. 367(a), 33 N.J.R. 1392(b).
In (a), added the last sentence of the introductory paragraph and added 1 through 3; in (b), substituted "The water utility" for "It" at the beginning of the second sentence.
Recodified from N.J.A.C. 14:9-1.2 and amended by R.2006 d.367, effective 10/16/2006.
See: 38 N.J.R. 1538(a), 38 N.J.R. 4490(b).
Rewrote the section. Former N.J.A.C. 14:9-2.2, Quality of water, recodified to N.J.A.C. 14:9-3.2.
Amended by R.2014 d.049, effective 3/17/2014.
See: 45 N.J.R. 2174(a), 46 N.J.R. 550(a).
In (f), inserted a comma following "tests", and substituted "six" for "five"; and in (h), substituted "section" for "provision", and updated the N.J.A.C. reference.

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