Wastewater recycling systems installed in accordance with section C102 of appendix C of the New York city plumbing code shall be periodically inspected and tested in accordance with this article. This article shall not apply to rainwater recycling systems installed in accordance with section C103 of appendix C of the New York city plumbing code.
The owner shall test and inspect wastewater recycling systems on a monthly basis. The commissioner may require additional testing and inspections of wastewater recycling systems as necessary to protect public safety.
Required tests performed on behalf of the owner shall be performed by an approved agency with qualifications as set forth in department rules.
At each test and inspection, in addition to the requirements prescribed by this article, all wastewater treatment equipment provided for operation of wastewater recycling systems shall be inspected to determine that they are in safe operating condition and parts have not worn to such an extent as to affect the safe and reliable operation of the installation. At each test and inspection, treated effluent from the wastewater recycling system shall be sampled and tested, the results of which shall comply with section C102.1 of the New York city plumbing code.
After each test and inspection, the inspector shall affix the inspection date and his or her signature over a stamp identifying his or her approved agency and his or her approval number on the inspection certificate issued by the department.
Inspection and test reports shall be submitted on forms in such manner as required by the commissioner. Each inspection and test report shall include a listing of all violations for each device inspected and tested associated with the wastewater recycling system. A copy of the report, signed by the inspector performing the inspection and tests shall be delivered to the owner within 30 days of the site visit. All reports shall be kept on file by the approved agency and the owner for a period of at least 6 years.
The operation of the system shall immediately cease if any test sample does not meet the minimum water quality standards of table C102.1 of the New York city plumbing code. The wastewater recycling system shall be placed into start-up mode and testing shall commence for at least five consecutive days demonstrating full compliance. If further inspection and testing reveals that the wastewater recycling system test samples do not meet the minimum water quality standards in table C102.1 of the New York city plumbing code, the system shall be taken out of service immediately by the agency performing the inspection. The building owner shall be notified immediately by the agency performing the inspection. The department shall be notified by the agency that the system has been taken out of service within 24 hours by telephone, electronically, in writing or as otherwise directed by the commissioner.
All defects and violations identified during the inspection and testing process shall be corrected immediately prior to continuing the operation of the wastewater recycling system.