Water Supply Clearance

(a) All child care centers where water for human consumption is from a private source shall meet the following requirements:
(1) As a condition of initial licensure, the applicant shall provide evidence of an onsite inspection of the source of the water and a bacteriological analysis that establishes the safety of the water. The inspection and the bacteriological analysis shall be conducted by the local health department, the California Department of Health Services or a licensed commercial laboratory.
(2) Subsequent to initial licensure, the licensee shall provide evidence of a bacteriological analysis of the private water supply as frequently as is necessary to ensure the safety of the children, but no less frequently than specified in the following table:
Licensed Capacity
Analysis Required
Periodic Subsequent Analysis
6 or fewer
Initial licensing
Not required unless evidence supports the need for such analysis to protect children.
7 through 15
Initial licensing
16 through 24
Initial licensing
25 or more
Initial licensing
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.72, 1596.73, 1596.81, 1596.95 and 1597.05, Health and Safety Code.