Section 15.12 - Laundry and bathing facilities

15.12 Laundry and bathing facilities.

(a) Bathing facilities. Shower facilities, separate for each sex, shall be provided. There shall be at least one shower head provided for each 15 occupants or fraction thereof, in the camp. Facilities shall provide an adequate supply of tempered water or both hot and cold running water at every shower head. Shower room floors shall be constructed and maintained with non-absorbent, non-skid materials and sloped to floor drains. Adequate dry dressing space shall be provided in common use facilities. Separate facilities for each sex are not required when the facilities are located in individual dwelling units.

(1) All housing constructed after May 1, 1997, shall have showers provided in the ratio of one shower for every 10 occupants, or fraction thereof.

(b) Mechanical clothes washers, laundry trays, tubs, and sinks. Laundry trays, wash tubs, or sinks supplied with hot and cold running water shall be provided in the ratio of one for each 25 persons, or fraction thereof residing at the facility. If mechanical washers are provided, they must be supplied with hot and cold water, and may be provided in the ratio of one for each 50 persons, or fraction thereof, residing at the facility. When mechanical washers are provided there must also be a minimum of one laundry tray, tub, or sink for each 100 persons, or fraction thereof, residing at the facility. Adequate provisions for drying clothes must be provided.

(c) Handwashing facilities. Handwashing facilities shall be provided and supplied with both hot and cold running water, in the ratio of one lavatory sink for each 15 persons, or fraction thereof, in the camp.

(1) All housing constructed after May 1, 1997, shall have handwash sinks provided in the ratio of one per family shelter, or one per six persons, or fraction thereof, in shared facilities.

(d) All shower, laundry, and handwash facilities shall be installed, and be maintained in adequate repair and sanitary condition.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 1996
Doc Status: 
Complete