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(A) The owner of each public pool shall arrange for the collection and bacteriological examination of the water in that spa or hot tub in accordance with the following schedule:
(1) Operators of public pools shall submit at least one water sample per week for bacteriological examination whenever the facility is open for use.
(2) Results of such examination shall be reported to the Department as soon as results are available.
(3) Failure to meet this requirement shall constitute grounds for closure by the Department.
(B) No two consecutive samples or three samples collected from any public pool, collected in a six-week period shall demonstrate the following:
(1) Contain more than 200 bacteria per milliliter, as determined by the standard 35 degree Centigrade agar plate count.
(2) Show positive test (confirmed test) for coliform organisms in any of the five 10 ml portions of a sample, or more than one coliform organism per 50 ml when the membrane filter test is used.
(3) Show the presence of any coliform when the 100 ml presence/absence test is used.
(4) Show the presence of more than two colony forming units when the 100 ml enzyme substrate coliform test is used.
(a) Failure to collect and analyze weekly water samples during the period that a pool is open for use is considered an unsatisfactory report for the applicable week.
(b) All public pool samples shall be collected, dechlorinated, and examined for total bacteria using the heterotrophic 35 degree Centigrade plate count method and for total coliform using the multiple tube fermentation test, the membrane fitter test, the MMO-MUG test, the 100 ml presence/absence test, or the 100 ml quantifiable enzyme substrate test. Such tests shall be performed by a state approved bacteriological laboratory in accordance with the procedures outlined in Part 9000, Microbiological Examination of Water, of the 18th edition of “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater (APHA)” or the most recently approved and accepted addition. Where samples are examined in laboratories other than those of the department, copies of the report of the examination shall be sent by the laboratory or by the public pool operator to the LaPorte County Health Department.
(`88 Code, §6-185) (Ord. 94-16, passed 8-15-94; Am. Ord. 15, passed 8-5-08) Penalty, see § 92.99