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(A) Bathrooms required.
(1) Generally. Every dwelling unit, hotel, and every lodging house shall be provided with a bathroom equipped with facilities consisting of a water closet, lavatory, and either a bathtub or shower.
(2) Hotels. Where bathrooms are not provided in rooms immediately adjacent to, and for the sole use of, the occupants of a guest room, there shall be provided on each floor, for each sex, bathrooms accessible from a common hallway for the first ten guests. Additional bathrooms shall be provided on each floor, for each sex, at the rate of one for every additional ten guests, or fractional number thereof in excess of ten. These rooms shall be clearly marked for “Men” or “Women”.
(B) Kitchen. Each dwelling unit shall be provided with a kitchen. Every kitchen shall be provided with a kitchen sink.
(1) All plumbing fixtures shall be connected to a sanitary sewer or to an approved private sewage disposal system. All plumbing fixtures shall be connected to an approved system of water supply and provided with hot and cold running water necessary for its normal operation.
(2) All plumbing fixtures shall be of an approved glazed earthenware type or of an approved similarly nonabsorbent material.
(D) Water closet compartments. Walls and floors of water closet compartments, except in dwelling units, shall be finished in accordance with the provisions of the Building Code of the city.
(E) Room separations. Every water closet, bathtub, or shower required by this chapter shall be installed in a room which will afford privacy to the occupant. A room in which a water closet is located shall be separated from food preparation or storage rooms by a tight-fitting door.
(F) Prohibited locations of water heaters. Water heaters shall be located in locations as prescribed by the Plumbing Code and the Mechanical Code.
(G) Laundry facilities. Whenever a dwelling exists which does not presently possess laundry facilities, it shall not be required to install such unless mandated by the Plumbing Code of the city at the time of upgrading of the plumbing system. Whenever partial facilities or improper facilities exist, it shall be permitted to remove such facilities to gain compliance with the housing regulations. Whenever laundry facilities are provided in a dwelling they shall comply with the requirements of the Plumbing Code as adopted and amended by the city.
(H) Main water distribution system.
(1) All water distribution systems within dwelling units and buildings shall conform to the applicable provisions of the Plumbing Code of the city. All main distribution lines shall be a minimum of three-fourths inch diameter and all branch distribution lines shall be at least one-half inch diameter. If individual fixtures or appliances require larger diameter pipe or increased volume or pressure, then alteration shall be made to conform to those requirements.
(2) If existing piping was installed prior to the date of adoption of this chapter, the following provisions shall apply.
(a) The water distribution system and all portions thereof shall have been installed in accordance with the applicable Plumbing Code provisions in effect at the time of the installation.
(b) The water distribution system and all portions thereof shall be in a safe and sanitary condition and be properly maintained.
(3) A variance for an individual distribution system or portion thereof existing in a structure which does not comply with this section may be granted when it can be proven by the Chief Inspector or his or her authorized representative that the system or the applicable portion of that system is capable of providing adequate pressure or volume. The determination of adequate pressure and volume shall be made by the Chief Inspector or his or her authorized representative using acceptable field testing procedures.
(4) A water distribution system shall consist of a cold water main distribution line with necessary branches to all fixtures and appliances requiring cold water and a hot water distribution line with necessary branches to all fixtures and appliances requiring hot water. Failure to provide either hot or cold water or both to a dwelling or portion thereof shall be deemed a serious violation and shall be abated immediately.
(I) Drain-waste-vent system.
(1) All drain-waste-vent systems serving dwellings or buildings containing dwelling units shall comply with these requirements. All such systems shall be sized according to the applicable provisions of the Plumbing Code of the city or such codes as were in effect at the time of the installation provided:
(a) The system bas been properly maintained and is in a safe and sanitary condition;
(b) Proper venting is provided; and
(c) Proper capacity is provided.
(2) A variance for individual systems or portions thereof which do not, in part or whole, comply with these requirements may be granted by if the Chief Inspector or his or her authorized representative determines, by use of accepted field tests, that no hazard exists, adequate capacity is provided, and lack of proper venting does not present a potential for hazard.
(Prior Code, § 151.031) (Ord. D-1595, passed 7-31-1989, effective 9-1-1989; Ord. D-1647, passed 11-18-1991, effective 12-9-1991; Ord. D-1911, passed 1-28-2002, effective 2-7-2002)