Title 46
Waters and Navigation

Chapter 13
Public Drinking Water Supply

R.I. Gen. Laws § 46-13-2

§ 46-13-2. Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) “Director” means the director of the department of health or a subordinate to whom the director has assigned his or her functions.

(2) “Person” means and includes an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, or any town or city or any agency thereof, or the state or any agency thereof, or any other legal entity.

(3) “Public water supply system” means a system for the provision to the public of water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances, if the system has at least fifteen (15) service connections or regularly serves at least twenty-five (25) individuals daily at least sixty (60) days out of the year;

(i) Any collection, treatment, storage and distribution facilities under control of the operator of the system used primarily in connection with the system; and

(ii) Any collection or pretreatment storage facilities not under the control of the operator which are used primarily in connection with the system.

(4) “Safe and potable” means suitable or fit for human consumption as drinking water.

History of Section.
P.L. 1956, ch. 3799, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 46-13-2; P.L. 1977, ch. 158, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 14, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 180, § 1.