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International Property Maintenance Code 2015 (IPMC 2015)

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Chapter 5 Plumbing
Facilities and Fixture
Requirements

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501.1 Scope

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501.1 General

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The provisions of this chapter shall govern the maintenance of structures for plumbing systems, facilities, and fixtures.

501.2 Responsibility

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Section 502 Required Facilities

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502.1 Dwelling Units

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502.2 Rooming Houses

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502.3 Hotels

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502.4 Employees' Facilities

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502.4.1 Drinking Facilities

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502.5 Public Toilet Facilities

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Section 503 Toilet Rooms

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503.1 Privacy

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503.2 Location

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503.3 Location of Employee Toilet Facilities

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503.4 Floor Surface

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504.1 General

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Required or provided plumbing systems and facilities shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

504.1.1 Public and Employee Facilities

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Except for periodic maintenance or cleaning, access and use shall be provided to facilities at all times during occupancy of the premises in accordance with the applicable building code.

504.2 Fixture Clearances

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504.2 Plumbing Fixtures

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All plumbing fixtures shall be maintained in a safe, sanitary, and working condition. A kitchen sink shall not be used as a substitute for a required lavatory.

504.2.1 Fixture Clearances

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Adequate clearances for usage and cleaning of plumbing fixtures shall be maintained as approved when installed.

504.3 Plumbing System Hazards

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Where it is found that a plumbing system in a structure constitutes a hazard to the public, the occupants, or the structure, the code official shall require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.

505.1 General

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505.1 Supply

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Required or provided water supply systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code. All water supply systems shall be free from obstructions, defects, and leaks.

505.1.1 Tempered Water

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Tempered water shall be supplied to fixtures and facilities when required by the applicable building code.

505.2 Contamination

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505.2 Protection of Water Supply Systems

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Protection of water supply systems shall be provided to the extent required by the applicable building code and shall be maintained.

505.2.1 Attached Hoses

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Shampoo basin faucets, janitor sink faucets, and other hose bibs or faucets to which hoses are attached and left in place shall be protected by an approved atmospheric-type vacuum breaker or an approved permanently attached hose connection vacuum breaker.

505.3 Supply

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505.3 Inspection and Testing of Backflow Prevention Systems

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Inspection and testing shall comply with Sections 505.3.1 and 505.3.2.

505.3.1 Inspections

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Inspections shall be made of all backflow assemblies and air gaps to determine whether they are operable.

505.3.2 Testing

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Reduced pressure principle backflow preventer assemblies, double checkvalve assemblies, double-detector check valve assemblies, and pressure vacuum breaker assemblies shall be tested at the time of installation, immediately after repairs or relocation and at least annually. The testing procedure shall be performed in accordance with one of the following standards: ASSE 5010-1013- 1, Sections 1 and 2; ASSE 5010-1015-1, Sections 1 and 2; ASSE 5010-1015-2; ASSE 5010-1015-3, Sections 1 and 2; ASSE 5010-1015-4, Sections 1 and 2; ASSE 5010-1020-1, Sections 1 and 2; ASSE 5010-1047-1, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4; ASSE 5010-1048-1, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4; ASSE 5010- 1048-2; ASSE 5010-1048-3, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4; ASSE 5010-1048-4, Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4; or CAN/CSA B64.10.

505.4 Water Heating Facilities

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Water heating facilities shall be maintained. Combination temperature and pressure-relief valves and relief valve discharge pipes shall be maintained on water heaters.

505.5 Nonpotable Water Reuse Systems

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Where installed, nonpotable water reuse and rainwater collection and conveyance systems shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. Where such systems are not properly maintained, the systems shall be repaired to provide for safe and sanitary conditions, or the system shall be abandoned in accordance with the following:
  1. All system piping connecting to a utilityprovided or private water system shall be removed or disabled. Proper crossconnection control and backflow prevention measures shall comply with the applicable building code.
  2. Where required, the distribution piping system shall be replaced with an approved potable water supply piping system.
  3. The storage tank shall be secured from accidental access by sealing or locking tank inlets and access points, or filling with sand or equivalent.

506.1 General

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506.1 Drainage and Venting

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Required or provided sanitary drainage and venting systems shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

506.2 Maintenance

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Every building drainage and sewer system shall function properly and be kept free from obstructions, leaks, and defects.
Grease interceptors and automatic grease removal devices shall be maintained in accordance with this code and the manufacturer's installation instructions. Grease interceptors and automatic grease removal devices shall be regularly serviced and cleaned to prevent the discharge of oil, grease, and other substances harmful or hazardous to the building drainage system, the public sewer, the private sewage disposal system or the sewage treatment plant or processes. Records of maintenance, cleaning and repairs shall be available for inspection by the code official.

507.1 General

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Drainage of roofs and paved areas, yards and courts, and other open areas on the premises shall be discharged in a manner to protect the buildings and structures from the accumulation of overland water runoff.
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