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About this chapter: Chapter 12 contains performance provisions regarding facilities for personal hygiene, laundering, domestic water supplies and wastewater. Accessibility must be addressed for these provisions based on the application of Section 702. The provisions for personal hygiene require that proper sanitary fixtures, and such things as adequate toilet facilities, be provided for the occupants of a building to maintain health and to prevent the spread of disease.
To provide facilities with appropriate space, fixtures and equipment for personal hygiene.
To provide adequate plumbing fixtures that reasonably protect people from illness and provide reasonable access to such fixtures conducive to health, safety and comfort of the occupants.
Plumbing fixtures shall be provided in sufficient numbers appropriate for the intended use.
Plumbing fixtures shall be located to provide appropriate privacy.
Plumbing fixtures shall be constructed to avoid food contamination and accumulation of dirt or bacteria, and permit effective cleaning.
Plumbing fixtures shall be installed to discharge to drainage systems without contaminating food.
Facilities for personal hygiene shall be provided in convenient locations and spaces of appropriate size to permit the use of the fixtures.
To provide adequate facilities for laundry.
Laundry facilities shall be provided for use by occupants of dwelling units.
Space shall be adequate in size for the required fixtures and equipment.
To provide sanitary distribution of water for drinking, food preparation and hygiene.
Sanitary water shall be delivered to fixtures, appliances and equipment at temperatures appropriate for the intended use.
Water supplies intended for human consumption, oral hygiene, food preparation and the washing of cooking equipment shall be potable.
Water supplies and outlets providing nonpotable water shall be clearly identified.
Plumbing fixtures and appliances used for personal hygiene, laundering and the washing of cooking equipment shall be provided with hot water.
Where hot water is provided for personal hygiene, it shall be delivered at a temperature to avoid scalding.
Water supplies shall be installed to avoid potable water contamination.
Water supplies shall be provided to plumbing fixtures, appliances and equipment at a flow rate and pressure adequate for their operation.
Water piping shall be installed in a leak-free manner.
Water systems shall be installed to allow adequate access for maintenance.
Water piping shall be installed with provisions for adequate isolation of the system and branches and to provide protection from contamination.
Vessels used for producing hot water shall be provided with safety devices to relieve excessive pressure and limit temperatures.
To provide safe drainage and disposal systems for wastewater from plumbing fixtures, appliances and equipment.
The drainage system shall conduct wastewater to an appropriate disposal point, protect people from contamination and unpleasant odor, and avoid blockages.
The drainage system shall conduct waste water from all plumbing fixtures, appliances and equipment, avoiding the likelihood of blockage and leakage.
The drainage system shall be designed and installed to prevent sewer gases from entering the building.
The drainage system shall be accessible for maintenance and clearing of blockages.
The drainage system shall be connected to the sewer in a manner acceptable to the operator of the sewer system.
On-site sewage disposal systems shall be designed and installed in an approved manner.