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1.3-3.6.1 Outdoor Water Features
Where provided, open water features shall be equipped to safely manage water quality to protect the public from infectious or irritating aerosols.
*1.3-3.6.2 Landscape and Gardens
See appendix section A1.2-6.2.1.3-a (Potable water quality and conservation-Conservation strategies) for recommendations.
A1.3-3.6.2 Landscape and gardens
  1. Use and availability of views and other access to nature should be considered in the design of the physical environment, as indicated in Section 1.2-5.4.2 (Views of and Access to Nature). Subject to site constraints, health care organizations should consider opportunities to promote physical activity and/or outdoor uses for staff and visitors. For example, therapeutic uses of landscape elements such as healing gardens or natural landscapes should be integrated into hospitals wherever possible. Consider a range of uses, including roof gardens, horticulture therapy gardens, walking trails, etc., to provide diverse outdoor experiences.
  2. Use of indigenous and low maintenance landscape materials and plants should be specified to reduce the use of water for irrigation and the life cycle costs of maintenance.

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