"User Supervisor" is the owner or a person designated by the owner or manager of the property that is MCWD recycled water User Supervisor is certified to operate and maintain the recycled water facilities on-site.
It is the User Supervisor's responsibility to provide surveillance and supervision of their on-site recycled water system in a way that assures compliance at all times with current regulations and their On-Site Recycled Water Use Permit requirements.
User Supervisor is required to oversee daily operation and maintenance to ensure that the RW system always remains in compliance with Marina Coast Water District's (MCWD) Rules of Service and its Permit. This includes but is not limited to the following activities.
- Receive training or be able to demonstrate knowledge of the application and maintenance of a recycled water system.
- Be aware of and familiar with MCWD Recycled Water Rules of Service.
- Be knowledgeable of the provisions contained in Titles 17 and 22 of the California Code of Regulations relating to the safe use of recycled water.
- Be familiar with the basic concepts of backflow and cross-connection prevention, system testing, and related emergency procedures, and participate in any cross-connection tests.
- Ensure that all employees of the use site involved with the use of recycled water are instructed in the safe and responsible use and handling of the recycled water.
- Be available to the MCWD at all times and have the authority to carry out any requirements of the MCWD.
- Be responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the recycled and potable water systems, and for the prevention of potential hazards.
- Ensure that all identification and notification signs, tags, stickers, and above-grade pipe markings at the use site are properly installed, maintained, and legible and that all recycled and potable water facilities are properly labeled, tagged, or otherwise identified. All damaged, unreadable, or missing signs, tags, stickers, and pipe markings shall be replaced.
- Ensure that there are no existing or potential cross-connections made between the potable and the recycled water systems
- Periodically ensure that the on-site recycled water system does not have any broken sprinkler heads, faulty spray patterns, leaking or broken pipes, or other noted condition that violates the recycled water use requirements.
- Check spray patterns to eliminate ponding, runoff, and windblown spray conditions. If evidence of ponding or runoff is noted, affected areas should be indicated on a sketch, and sprinkler heads should be adjusted to prevent further ponding or runoff. Evidence of mosquitoes breeding within ponding should be noted and eliminated immediately.
- Be present for all on-site inspections and cross-connection tests
- Establish and maintain an accurate recordkeeping system of all inspections, modifications, and repair work.
- Conduct applicable monitoring and reporting to the MCWD as required in the Recycled Use Permit and as required by Order WQ 2016-0068-DDW
- Maintain accurate records of the periodic inspection, monitoring, reporting, and personnel training.
- Prevent failures, violations, and emergencies that occur involving the recycled or potable water systems
- Immediately inform the MCWD of any failures, violations, and emergencies that occur involving the recycled or potable water systems.
Recycled Water User Supervisor Dos and Don'ts
- Install and maintain signs at all points of entry (pedestrian and vehicular)
- Install and maintain labels and tags on recycled and potable water systems
- Operate irrigation system between 9 PM – 6 AM
- Use quick couplers instead of hose bibs.
Only quick couplers that differ from those used on the potable water system can be used on the recycled water piping system.
- Contact the MCWD if any water system (potable or recycled) modifications are anticipated
- Immediately contact the MCWD if any of the following has occurred:
A recycled water line break, spill, or off-site discharge of recycled water
A violation of recycled water requirements
A cross-connection between the recycled and potable water systems
- Educate/train site workers on safe use and restrictions of recycled water
- Keep records and as-built drawings up-to-date and accessible
- Perform periodic visual inspections and complete inspection reports to be forwarded quarterly to MCWD.
- Perform periodic cross-connection testing and forward reports to MCWD
- Maintain a record of all potable and non-potable plumbing repairs and modifications
- Don't allow recycled water to be used for human consumption
- Don't allow recycled water to be used to wash hands or any other body parts
- Don't remove recycled water identification signs, tags, or labels
- Don't cross-connect two dissimilar water systems (recycled and potable)
- Don't allow recycled water to contact drinking fountains or eating areas
- Don't allow recycled water to pond or puddle
- Don't allow recycled water to run off the site property by over-spray or over-watering
- Don't use recycled water on an unapproved site
- Don't put hose bibs on recycled water systems (unless public access is restricted).
Hose bibs, if used in areas where public access is restricted, should be properly tagged as not suitable for drinking and should be clearly marked as a recycled water appurtenance.
- Don't use the same equipment on both recycled water and domestic water systems (for example, quick couplers, tools, hose bibs, etc.)
- Don't modify any water system without prior approval of the MCWD and the Regional Board