A Water Potability Certificate is issued to a wholesale food establishment when deemed necessary by an agency of the United States government or any other agency.
The certificate consists of a letter stating that the premises were inspected; the premises are supplied with approved potable water; no cross-connections exist between the potable water supply and gray or waste water; the wastewater disposal systems for the facility are acceptable, adequate and approved; and the results from the potable water sample collected for bacteriological analysis is negative for coliform bacteria.
The Water Potability Certificate will expire a year from the date of certificate approval. A renewal application form will be mailed to each establishment, requesting completion and return of the form with the requisite application fee, listed below. However, renewal of the certificate is not mandatory. If renewal is required by the agency having jurisdiction over such operation, another inspection of the facility is required.
The information on this page is designed to explain the application, regulatory compliance, and inspection requirements for a wholesale food establishment required to obtain this certificate. This information only encompasses health-related aspects of the regulatory requirements of wholesale food establishments, and users should be aware that reading the documents attached and below will be necessary to properly understand the various provisions of Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) regulations.