32.9.411 WATER FACILITIES
(1) There must be an ample supply of both hot
and cold water of safe and sanitary quality, with adequate facilities for its
proper distribution throughout the plant, and protection against contamination
and pollution. Water from other facilities, when officially approved, may be
used for boiler feed water and condenser water provided that such water lines
are completely separated from the water lines carrying the sanitary water
supply, and the equipment is so constructed and controlled as to preclude
contamination of product contact surfaces. There may be no cross connection
between safe water lines and unsafe water lines or between public and private
water supplies. Bacterio-logical examination must be made of the sanitary water
at least twice a year, or as often as necessary to determine purity and
suitability for use in manufacturing dairy products. Such tests must be made by
a laboratory approved by the department. The results of all water tests must be
kept on file at the plant for which the test was performed. The location,
construction, and operation of any well must comply with regulations of the
department of health and environmental sciences and the department of livestock,
animal health division.
(2) Drinking water facilities of a sanitary type
must be provided in the plant and shall be conveniently located.
(3) Convenient hand-washing facilities must be provided, including hot
and cold running water, soap or other detergents, and sanitary single-service
towels or air dryers. Such accommodations must be located in or adjacent to
toilet and dressing rooms and also at such other places in the plant as may be
essential to the cleanliness of all personnel handling products. Vats for
washing equipment or utensils may not be used as hand-washing facilities.
Self-closing metal or plastic containers must be provided for used towels and
History: Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; IMP, Secs. 81-2-102, 81-22-102 MCA; Eff. 12/31/72.