An act regarding the maintenance of water pipes in schools and public facilities

  • Posted on: 28 February 2019
  • By: Davin Du
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An Act Relating to the maintenance of water pipes and sewage systems in schools and other public facilities.
Enactment Clause: 
Be it enacted by the Youth Model Legislature of the State of New Jersey that the water pipes and sewage systems in various different schools be checked and updated on a regular basis.
I. a. Defines sanitation as conditions related to public health, especially the potability of water and sewage systems. b. Defines maintenance as the process of preserving something, or the state of being preserved. c. Defines sewage treatment as the process that's responsible for the removing of contaminants from wastewater. d. Defines water filtration system as the process that's responsible for the removing of contaminants from potential tap water. e. Defines POU as self-contained devices that are used to filter water from untreated water sources. f. Defines self-supply design as an incremental approaches and attempts to clean one's water.
II. Schools and other public facilities will need to be checked every 4 years for defects and signs of rust and wear. Schools and public facilities must meet a set of guidelines to pass. If they fail to meet the guidelines for safe drinking water according to the EPA, they'll be subject to a series of ramifications. The water quality will also be examined for microorganisms, disinfection byproducts, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and radionuclides.
III. If schools and public facilities don't have adequate water pipes and sewage systems, they will be subject to a $1000 dollar fine and must close down temporarily until pipe and sewage systems are of adequate quality. . While updates are taking place, the government/school must provide students with portable restrooms and bottled water. Public schools will get funds from the US government, while private schools themselves must provide students with the necessary resources.
IV. Schools and other public facilities can use POU or self-supply designs as possible methods of obtaining clean drinking water. Schools and public facilities can use solar water disinfection methods, using various types of solar radiation to kill and eliminate harmful waterborne microorganisms present in the water supply.
Effective Date: 
This bill shall take effect 1 year after being enacted.
Statement of Intent: 
The purpose of this bill is to provide clean water and adequate sewage systems for all the people of New Jersey.
Author's Note: 
This law will fall under the jurisdiction of the NJ Department of Health.
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Fund Summary: 
Funds necessary for the implementation of this law will come from the NJ Department of Health.
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