Kingston Improvements Act

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KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS

THE KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 74)

The Kingston and St. Andrew Improvements (Construction and Use L.N. 248163
of Sewers) Regulations, 1963

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KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS

THE KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 74)

THE KINGSTON AND ST. ANDREW IMPROVEMENTS (CON TRUCTION
AND USE OF SEWERS) REGULATIONS, 1963

(Made by the Water Commission with the approval o f the Minister on L.N. 248163
the 14th day of March, 1963)

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Kingston and St. Andrew Citation.
Improvements (Construction and Use of Sewers) Regulations, 1963.

2.-(1) In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires-- Interpreta-
tion.

"the Commission" means and includes the Water Commission
(Corporate Area) or the chairman or acting chairman of the
Commission, or any person or persons appointed by the
Commission to carry out and enforce these Regulations;

"Engineer" means the Chief Engineer for the time being of the
Commission and includes any other engineer of the Commis-
sion engaged in the performance of any duties in relation
to any of the works of the said Commission;

"owner" means and includes the person for the time being receiving
the rent of the land and premises in connection with which
the word is used, whether on his own account or as agent
or trustee for any other person or who would so receive the
same if such land or premises were let;

"occupier" includes every person in possession of the land and
premises or any part thereof, in relation to which the word
is used.

(2) Any other word or expression appearing in these Regulations
which is defined in the Act shall have the meaning assigned to that
word or expression in the Act unless the context otherwise requires.

3.-(1) A person shall not construct, extend, alter, repair or do ~ Jz ; ,
any work whatsoever in relation to any house sewer, or any fixtures

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Form of
applicat~on
for licence.
First
Schedule.

Applicant
shall satisfy
the Engineer
as to his
competence.

Licence
fee and
bond.

Second
Schedule.

Expiration
of licences.

Renewal
of licence.

connected therewith, make any connection with any public sewer or
junction thereto unless he is duly licensed by the Commission to
perform such work and is in possession of a Sanitary Constructor's
Licence issued in such form and for such time and subject to such
conditions as may be specified from time to time by the Commission.

(2) Every such licence shall be signed by the chairman of the
Commission.

4. Any person who desires to be licensed as a Sanitary Constructor
shall apply to the Engineer in the form set out in the First Schedule,
and shall, if so required by the Engineer, furnish to the Engineer,
'recommendations in writing from at least two Licensed Sanitary
Constructors stating that the applicant is in their opinion, a fit and
proper person to be licensed.

5. An applicant before becoming entitled to be licensed as a Sanitary
Constructor shall satisfy the Engineer as to his competence and for
this purpose shall answer, either orally or in writing as required by
the Engineer, such questions as the Engineer may put to him and
shall carry out such work as the Engineer may direct him to do
as a test of his competence.

6. On satisfying the Engineer as to his competence and on fulfilling
any other requirements of the Act or of any regulations made there-
under, an applicant shall be entitled to be licensed as a Sanitary
Constructor on payment to the Commission of a licence fee of ten
dollars and on entering into a bond in the form set out in the Second
Schedule in the sum of two hundred dollars with two sureties to be
approved of by the Commission, conditioned that the licensee shall
indemnify the Commission for all damage direct or indirect arising
from work done by the licensee or his agents or workmen and for
any injury to persons or to public or private property and shall restore
any street on which he may work and shall make good any settlement
of any ground or pavement that may result from his work to the
satisfaction of the Engineer.

7. All licences shall expire on the 31st day of March in the next
succeeding year but shall be renewable each year for a period not
exceeding one year at a time upon payment to the Commission of a fee
or two dollars :

Provided that any Sanitary Constructor who applies for the renewal
of a licence may, if the Commission thinks fit, be required to enter
into a new bond with two sureties in the same amount and subject
to the same conditions as are set out in regulation 6.

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8. No licence issued after the coming into operation of these
Regulations shall be renewed after a lapse of more than two years
from the date of its expiry or the date of expiry of the last previous
renewal. In any such case a Sanitary Constructor shall apply for a
new licence in the manner hereinbefore provided and the Engineer
may, if he thinks fit, again require such Sanitary Constructor to satisfy
him as to his competence.

9.-(1) In the event of any Licensed Sanitary Constructor failing in Cancellation
the due observance of any conditions under which his licence was Of limnCe'
granted to him or if he or his agents or workmen commit a breach
of these Regulations the Commission may at any time cancel or
withdraw for such period as it may determine the said licence and
notice of such cancellation or withdrawal shall be published in the
Gazette and in at least two newspapers published in Kingston; but
upon any such cancellation or withdrawal the bond entered into by the
licensee shall remain in full force and virtue until all the obligations
entered into thereunder have been fulfilled.

(2) Upon any such cancellation or withdrawal as aforesaid the
licensee shall on being so required in writing deliver his said licence
to the Commission.

10. Any owner, occupier, or other person who permits or suffers otr,,, to
any person other than a Licensed Sanitary Constructor to construct, Fiifld,",,","fd

Sanitary extend, alter, repair or to do any work in relation to any house sewer Constructor
or any fixture connected therewith or to make any connection with any to do
public sewer or junction thereto shall be guilty of an offence against
these Regulations and the onus of proving that the person permitted
or suffered to do such work is a Licensed Sanitary Constructor shall
be on the owner, occupier or other person permitting or suffering the
said work to be done.

PART 11-General
11. No house sewer, water closet, urinal, slop sink, bidet, lavatory, work to

bath, cistern, drain pipe or any other sanitary installation necessary 2%;
for the conveyance of sewage, house slops, surface or waste water
from any premises to the public sewers (whether put in by the owner
or occupier) shall be installed, altered or removed without the consent
in writing of the Engineer as hereinafter provided. The owner shall
be notified by the occupier before any drain, water closet or other
fittings are installed. altered or removed.

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Application
to execute
work.

Form of
application.
Third
Schedule.

Applications
to be
accompanied
by plans.

Plans to be
signed.

Plans sub-
mitted to be
drawn to
specified
scale.

Plans shall
be fuYy
detailed.

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12.-(1) Any person (hereinafter referred to as "the applicant") who,
being the owner or occupier of premises, desires to execute at such
premises any drainage or house sewer work, or to extend or alter
old or new work (excluding the repair of leaks) connected with the
public sewers or drainage system shall apply to the Engineer for
permission to execute such work.

(2) Every such application shall be in the Form A or B, as the
case may be, in the Third Schedule, and copies of such Forms may
be obtained from the office of the Commission.

13.-(1) Every such application shall contain a clear description of
the work to be executed and shall be accompanied by plans in triplicate
showing the several connections and the location of the several fixtures
from the junction at the public sewer to the termination above the
roof, and no work shall be proceeded with until such plans have been
approved by the Engineer and one copy thereof returned to the
applicant. Every application shall also state the names of the owner
and the duly Licensed Sanitary Constructor employed to do the work
and shall be signed by or on behalf of the applicant.

(2) The plans required as aforesaid shall be signed by the
applicant and by the person who has prepared them and who shall
certify their accuracy.

14.-(1) All plans so submitted shall be intelligibly and correctly
drawn to a scale of not less than one-eighth of an inch to one foot and
shall show distinctly-

(a) the block plan of all buildings within the premises and the
boundaries of the applicant's land and the names of adjoining
properties of the proprietors thereof and of adjoining streets;

(b) the position and dimensions of all latrines, kitchens, bath-
rooms, rainwater channels or pipes, whether existing or
proposed to be constructed, together with all house sewers,
sinks, gullies, inspection chambers, manholes, and other
appliances, which it is proposed to construct, and the location
of any such structures already existing on the premises.

(2) The nature of all pavements and exposed surfaces shall
also be noted on the plans, together with such other information as in
the opinion of the Engineer may be necessary for the purpose of
giving force to these Regulations.

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(3) The diameter and gradient of all pipes and junctions pro-
posed to be constructed shall be clearly marked on these plans, together
with the levels of such points as may be required for the determination
of the said gradients.

(4) The paper or cloth on which such plans are drawn or Plansshall
conform to

printed shall, wherever practicable, be of such dimensions as conform standard
with one of the standard sizes set out in the Fourth Schedule and

Schedule.
each plan and copy thereof shall have a margin outside of the dimension
lines of such width as is specified in the said Schedule for the particular
standard size.

15. On being so required in writing by the Engineer an applicant supply of
shall supply to the Engineer such further copies of the said plans kjsof
as the Engineer may direct, and the Engineer may defer considering
the said application and plans until such further copies have been
supplied.

16.-(1) The aforesaid plans shall be examined and verified by the Exanlination
and Engineer, who shall make such alterations or corrections, if any, as he verification

thinks necessary for bringing the proposed arrangement into conformity of plans.

with the provisions of these Regulations and for the general efficiency
of the proposed arrangement.

(2) Where the Engineer checks any such plans and after visiting
the premises finds them inaccurate a fee of one dollar shall be payable
by the applicant to the Commission for every subsequent visit to the
premises which the Engineer may make for the purpose of correcting
them or ascertaining their correctness.

17. On the approval of the plans one copy shall be returned to the Plans to be
applicant and the other copies shall be retained by and be at the ~ : " t ~ ~ P e r t Y
disposal of the Commission. Commission.

18. The plans as verified, altered or corrected and finally approved Approved
in writing by the Engineer, shall be strictly adhered to in the execution E?h","Iki do:.
of the work. No deviation from the approved plan shall be made,
except with the consent of the Engineer in writing, and any sanctioned
deviation shall be clearly marked on the plan and initialled by the
Engineer.

19. All levels inscribed on the said plans shall be referred to the Leveh to
datum-plan adopted by the Commission, which is fifty feet below ::?:sd

datum.

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The level
and position
of the point
of junction.

Seven days'
notice prior
to commencc-
ment of work.

Ground to
remain open
until work
is inspected
and passed.

Notice that
defects have
been
remedied.

Certificate of
approval.

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mean sea-level and the Engineer shall furnish on request the elevations
of available bench-marks, for the accuracy of which he shall be
responsible.

20.-(1) The approximate level and position of the point of junction
of the proposed work with the public sewer shall be furnished by the
Engineer on application in writing being made to him.

(2) The exact level shall be determined by opening the ground
if necessary and exposing the pipe and the house sewers shall be
so designed as to connect properly with the said point of junction.

21.-(1) When the house sewer plans are approved by the Engineer
and returned to the applicant, then upon the expiry of seven days after
notice in writing has been given to the Engineer of the applicant's
intention to begin the work the construction of the house sewers may
be commenced.

(2) After the pipes and other appliances have been laid but
before the pipe-trenches have been filled in or before the pipes and
other appliances have been covered or concealed in any manner, the
applicant or his accredited agent shall give notice in writing to the
Engineer that such work is ready for inspection and the Engineer
shall inspect and test the work and if he approves the work he shall
issue to the applicant a certificate of approval whereupon the work
may be covered.

(3) Where any work has been covered with earth or otherwise,
before it has been so inspected and approved, it shall, upon the
request of the Engineer, be immediately uncovered and exposed at the
cost of the applicant.

22. All defects discovered by the Engineer shall be made good to
his satisfaction before the ground is filled in or the pipes covered or
concealed. When the defects pointed out by the Engineer have been
made good, the applicant or his accredited agent shall give notice
to the Engineer that the work is ready for inspection. If on subsequent
inspection the work, after testing, is approved by the Engineer he
shall issue to the applicant a certificate of approval whereupon the
work may be covered but no pipes or other appliances shall be covered
or concealed until the applicant receives the above mentioned certificate
of approval but even thereafter it shall be lawful for the Engineer
to inspect and test the work and any defect discovered shall be made
good to his satisfaction at the cost of the applicant.

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23. After all work has been completed the applicant shall so notify Final
the Engineer in writing and on the approval of the work by the cert~ficate.

Engineer, the Engineer shall issue to the applicant a further certificate
to that effect.

24. If, on account of the failure to remedy any defects or to complete F&ion
the work, or if for any other cause for which the applicant or his agent ;m$;,n,.
is liable, the Engineer finds it necessary to visit the work more than
twice, then the applicant shall pay to the Commission a fee of one
dollar for each such additional visit.

PART 111-Quality of Pipes and Fittings

25.-(1) Samples and specifications of materials and appliances to ;;meprep
be used in the construction of house sewers may be seen on application
at the office of the Engineer.

(2) No pipes, materials or other appliances of a quality inferior
to such samples shall be used in the construction of any house sewer,
water closet, rain water drain or channel. No pipes, materials or
other appliances differing from such specifications shall be used without
the special permission in writing of the Engineer.

26. The decision of the Engineer as to quality of material and as to Quality of
materials.

the construction or pattern of the appliances to be used shall be final
and binding on all concerned.

27.-(1) Bricks shall be thoroughly well burned, of the best quality Brickwork
and concrete

procurable, and shall be set in mortar composed of one part Portland blocks.
cement and two parts sand.

(2) Precast concrete blocks, where permitted to be used, shall
be composed of Portland cement, clean sand and selected aggregates
in a proportion approved by the Engineer.

(3) All such precast concrete block shall be of dense concrete,
true to size with clean sharp arises and cured for ten days following
manufacture. They shall be of the following standard sizes: 1 6 x 8 ~ 8 "
or 16x8"x6" or 16"x8"x4" and shall be designed to permit the inser-
ti011 of reinforcing bars in the manner and direction specified by the
Engineer.

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Plastering
and
rendeting.

Concrete and
concrete
aggregate.

Earthenware
pipm and
fittmgs.

Soil pipes.

Wrought iron
or steel pipes.

Copper pipes.

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28. The joints of all exposed and all interior surfaces of brickwork
or blockwork shall be raked and the entire interior and exposed surfaces
plastered or rendered smooth and true with a mortar composed of one
part of Portland cement and two parts of clean sharp sand.

29. All concrete unless otherwise specified shall be made of six
parts broken stones properly graded and of a size capable of passing
through a ring one and one-half inches in diameter with sufficient
sand to fill the interstices and one part of Portland cement of approved
quality.

30. All earthenware pipes, junctions, traps, bends, hoppers and other
fittings used below the surface of the ground in connection with house
sewers shall be of thoroughly burned, glazed, vetrified, impervious
stoneware or earthenware of the best quality, true in form and free
from roughness, especially as regards their interior surface and shall
have an internal diameter of not less than four inches, and shall be
subject in all respects to the approval of the Engineer. Pipes of a
greater diameter than four inches may only be used where considered
necessary by the Engineer.

31.-(1) All cast iron or spun iron pipes shall be of the best quality
iron, sound, free from holes or cracks, and shall be coated externally
and internally with an approved solution.

(2) Soil pipes shall be of light close-grained cast iron or of
specially enamelled steel or of such other material as may be approved
by the Engineer in each case.

(3) Where cast iron pipes are permitted to be used underground
and where any cast iron soil pipe is liable to receive blows or shocks,
such pipes shall conform to British Standard No. 1211 for Class B pipes
or its equivalent.

32. All wrought iron or steel pipes shall be galvanized, and of a
strength and quality conforming to British Standard Nos. 788 and
1387 for Class C pipes or their equivalents. All fittings used in
connection with wrought iron or steel pipes shall correspond with
such pipes in weight and quality.

33. All copper pipes shall be generally in accordance with British
Standard 2017 copper pipe for general purposes or British Standard
No. 1386 for copper tubes to be buried underground.

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34.-(1) Lead pipes used only to connect fixtures to vertical soil or Lead pipes.
waste pipes or to connect traps to vertical ventilating pipes shall be
of approved manufacture and shall conform to the following weights:

Minimum Weight in Pounds
Nominal Internal Diameter per linear Yard

3 inch
$ inch
1 inch

1.4: inches
13 inches
2 inches

(2) Lead pipes used for other purposes shall comply with
British Standard No. 602 (1949) or its equivalent.

35. Asbestos cement pipes where permitted shall conform in all 2:;:"
respects to such specifications as may be approved from time to time pipes.
by the Engineer.

PART IV-Locally Manfuactured Pipes and Fittings

36. No earthenware or stoneware pipes and fittings manufactured Locally
manufactured locally shall be used for any drainage or house sewer work unless pipes.

they conform in all particulars with the specifications prepared by
the Commission for glazed earthenware pipes as set out in the Fifth Fifth
Schedule and have been manufactured by a manufacturer who holds Schedule.
a certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of regulation 37.

37.-(1) Any person who manufactures locally glazed earthenware
pipes or fittings may apply in writing to the Engineer for a certificate
stating that such pipes and fittings conform with the specifications
set out in the Fifth Schedule. For the purpose of the issue of such
certificate the Engineer shall at any reasonable time have the right
to access without notice in order to inspect and test the pipes and
fittings.

(2) Where the Engineer is satisfied that such pipes or fittings Issue of
conform with the aforesaid specifications he shall issue a certificate %%?e
to that effect stating that the pipes and fittings manufactured by such ma"ufacturer~
manufacturer may be used in the construction of house sewers.

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Revoking
certificate.

'Record of
certificates
to be kept.

Junction
pwes
installed by
the
Commission.

More than
one junction
to be padd
for by the
applicant.

Inspection
chambers,
etc.

Reduction
of gradients
when
permissible.

(3) The Engineer shall have at any reasonable time and without
notice the right of access for the purpose of further inspection and
test and may revoke any such certificate issued to a local manufacturer
if such manufacturer fails to maintain the required standard of quality
in ths manufacture of glazed earthenware pipes or fittings.

(4) The Engineer shall keep a record of all certificates issued
to local manufacturers of glazed earthenware pipes and fittings and
of all certificates revoked and such record shall be available for inspec-
tion by any person intending to execute, alter or extend any drainage,
or house sewer work.

38. A side junction for house sewers for each premises shall be
inserted as required in all sewer mains in the streets and lanes, and
in every case a branch pipe shall be laid by or at the expense of the
Commission from the street sewer to a point on the boundary of the
premises at which point the junction of the house sewer shall be
made with such branch sewer. The position and level of each point
of junction shall be fixed by the Engineer.

39. Where it is necessary to provide more than one junction and
branch pipe from the main sewer for any one premises, then the cost
of every additional junction and branch pipe shall be borne by the
applicant. The plan for such work shall not be returned to the
applicant nor shall such work be carried out, until the cost of providing
the additional junction has been paid by the applicant to the Commis-
sion. The position of every such additional branch pipe as shown
on the plan shall be indicated on the ground by the applicant.

40. House sewers shall be laid in straight lines from point to point
and shall in no part have gradients less than those hereinafter prescribed.
A sufficient number of inspection chambers and cleaning eyes, and
such other necessary appliances shall be provided to the satisfaction
of the Engineer, to enable the interior of the pipe to be inspected
during construction, and to provide at all times means for the removal
of obstructions without breaking or dislocating the pipes.

41.-(1) All house sewers shall have in every part thereof a gradient
of not less than one foot in thirty feet:
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Provided that a lesser gradient may be adopted with special permis-
sion of the Engineer.

(2) Any reduction in gradient shall be made in the portion Where
reduction

of the house sewer nearest to the outlet, and shall be made in the ingradients
to be made.

main line of the pipe and not in the branches.

42. If the gradient of a house sewer is less than one in thirty then Provision
for flushing.

special means of flushing the sewer shall be provided if required
by the Engineer.

43. Unless otherwise permitted by the Engineer all underground Depthbelow
ground and pipes shall be placed at a depth of not less than three feet below roadway

any roadway, and not less than eighteen inches below any other
ground level. If such pipes are permitted to be laid at any less depth
they shall be properly protected in such manner and with such materials
as the Engineer shall direct.

44. Every pipe connected with the sewer, whether of earthenware, Qpality of
plpes. cast iron or other approved material shall be sound and impervious

in all its parts, and be jointed in the best manner. No cement or
other jointing materials shall project from the joints, and the pipes
shall be cleared from all internal projections and obstructions.

45. The joints of earthenware pipes shall be made with good quality Joints in
hemp or jute gasket followed by mortar composed of equal quantities
of best Portland cement and clean :harp sand.

46.-(1) The joints of iron soil, waste and ventilating pipes, except Joints of
where screw joints are used shall be formed with good quality hemp ~IO"
or jute followed by lead at least one and one quarter inches deep
which shall be so caulked that the joints are gas and water tight.
Special jointing compounds, other than lead may, by permission of the
Engineer, be used.

(2) Flanged rubber compression ring or other mechanical joints
approved by the Engineer may be used in special circumstances.

47. In the case of screwed wrought iron or steel joints, red lead Screwed
or other approved jointing compound shall be used in making the joints.
joint. No paint or putty shall be allowed. No running threads shall
be permitted in making screwed joints.

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Copper
joints.

Connection
of iron and
lead pipes.

Location of
inspection
chambers.

Design ot
inspection
chamber.

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48. Joints on copper pipes may be of the soldered sleeve type or
of such mechanical or compression type as may be approved by the
Engineer.

49. All connections of lead pipes with iron pipes shall be made
with a brass sleeve or ferrule of the same size as the lead pipe. The
lead pipe shall be attached to the ferrule by a wiped solder joint.

50. Inspection chambers shall be provided in the following posi-
tions-

(a) at every point in a house sewer where two or more sewer
lines converge :

Provided, however, that in certain cases with the special
permission in writing of the Engineer, underground connections
may be made by means of Y branches;

(b) at every point in a house sewer where any angle, bend, change
in gradient or alteration in size occurs;

(c) at every point in the sewer line where there occurs a change
in the type of pipe such as from metal to non-metal or from - non-metal to metal pipes; and

(d) at such points in the house sewer so that no part of the
sewer line shall be more than fifty feet distant from the
centre of an inspection chamber unless a greater distance
is approved in writing -by the Engineer.

51.-(1) Every inspection chamber or manhole shall measure
horizontally not less than three feet by two feet six inches internally
and shall be fitted with a strong cast iron manhole frame and movable
cover of adequate size, approved design and construction, fixed not
lower than the surface of the adjoining ground or floor. The frame shall
be securely bedded on 1 : 3 cement mortar with an adequate fillet
around the exterior so that the frame shall not move. The minimum
size of clear opening for covers on inspection chambers shall b$ eighteen
inches by eighteen inches. The weight and type of manhole cover
shall in all cases be such that they are sufficiently strong to bear any
traffic likely to pass over them.

(2) The interior corners of all manholes and inspection chambers
shall be rounded off on a radius of not less than two inches with
a fillet of mortar of the same quality as specified in regulation 28.

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(3) The concrete in floors or inverts of manholes and inspection
chambers shall be brought to a fine smooth surface properly floated
and well worked in with a steel trowel. Suitable channels and bench-
i n g ~ shall be formed in the floors of the same, to collect, conduct or
convey the sewage. The surface of the said channels shall be rendered
smooth and true so as to offer the least possible resistance to the
flow of the sewage. Concrete in walls or arches, shall be moulded
true on the exposed surface, and shall be brought to a smooth and
impervious surface.

(4) Concrete walls, arches and slabs of inspection chambers
and manholes shall be reinforced with steel bars of such size and set
in such manner as the Engineer may require.

52. All quarter bends, rest bends or tee pieces set at the base of co,ec2rat
a vertical soil or ventilating pipe shall be bedded in a block of concrete base of

vertical pipe.
not less than fifteen inches square and nine inches in depth.

53. All waste pipes shall be trapped at each separate fixture and Waste pipes
to be

as close as possible to the fixture. trapped.

54. All waste pipes connected with all interior plumbing, exclusive Was!e to &charge dpes
of water closets, urinals and slop sinks, shall discharge over open overopen

gully.
trapped gullies outside the building.

55.-(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 54, where in one-pipe
nystem. the opinion of the Engineer the one-pipe or combined system is likely

to produce economy or improvement in appearance or is desirable
on account of special circumstances, the Engineer may at his discretion
and on such conditions as he may prescribe permit the construction
of a properly ventilated one-pipe or combined system,

(2) Where the one-pipe or combined system is permitted the
following requirements (a) to (e) shall apply in lieu of regulation 54-

(a) All pipes conveying waste water f ~ o m water closets, slop
sinks, urinals, bidets, sinks, baths and lavatory basins shall
be joined to a single pipe which pipe shall be connected to
the main house sewer. Suitable cleaning eyes shall be
provided where required.

(b) The sanitary fitments shall be laid out so as to reduce the
length of branch waste and ventilating pipes to a minimum.

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(c) The trap provided in connection with every fitment shall be
ventilated into the open air at a point as high as the top
of the main ventilating pipe or into the main ventilating
pipe at a point above the highest fitment as connected to
such ventilating pipe.

(6) Subject to the provision of paragraph (2) of regulation 77 the
ventilating pipe from such trap shall have in all parts an inter-
nal diameter of not less than two inches where connected with
a pipe two inches or more in internal diameter. Where con-
nected to a pipe of an internal diameter less than two inches
it shall be of equal bore with the pipe to which it is connected.

(e) Every such ventilating pipe shall be connected to the trap
in the direction of the flow at a point not less than three
inches and not more than twelve inches from the highest
part of the trap on that side of the water seal which is
nearest to the main ventilating pipe except that where this
is not practical such ventilating pipes may by special permis-
sion of the Engineer be connected to the horizontal branch
pipe between each fixture and close to the connection of
each waste pipe with the horizontal branch pipe.

pipe.
T~~~~ forbidden 56. NO trap shall be placed at the foot of a vertical soil or vent
at base of
vertical pipes.

Soil venti-
lating pipe
not to be
connected
with chimney.

No earthen-
ware or sheet
metal pipes
to be used
as ventilat-
ing pipes.

Sewage pipes
to be water
and air-tight.

Defective
pines
and joints.

57. In no case shall a soil, waste or ventilating pipe be connected
with a chimney or smoke stack either internally or externally.

58. Ventilating pipes shall be of cast iron, asbestos cement, specially
enamelled steel or of other material specially approved by the Engineer.
No earthenware or sheet metal shall be used for ventilating pipes.

59.-(1) All house sewers shall be completely water and air-tight
and shall be tested for these qualities by hydraulic pressure or otherwise
as the Engineer may direct.

(2) Where any defective pipes are discovered they shall be
removed and replaced by sound pipes; all defective joints shall be
re-made so as to be watertight and every part of the work shall be
made to conform with these Regulations and be subject to the approval
of the Engineer.

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60.-(1) Where it is impracticable for any gully basin, manhole or
inspection chamber to be located outside a building or where, on
account of subsequent building extensions or alterations, such gully
basin, manhole or inspection chamber falls within any building, covered-
way or area, it shall be fitted with a specially sealed cover. Such
cover shall be both water-tight and air-tight and shall be bolted or
so secured to the frame of the basin or chamber that it may be
readily removed and replaced when necessary for inspection or cleaning
purposes.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (I), cast iron
accesses with bolted water-tight covers of a design approved by the
Engineer may be securely fitted in the chamber invert instead of the
sealed cover.

(3) Every sealed gully basin shall be adequately ventilated by
means of a pipe not less than two inches in intemal diameter.

61. Where sewage pipes are run through soft or yielding ground

if made of earthenware, such pipes shall first be
bedded and then surrounded in a mass of cement
of such form and thickness as the Engineer may
case direct;

if made of cast iron or steel such pipes shall be
jointed with yam and lead.

properly
concrete
in each

securely

62. No sewer or rain-water pipe or channel shall be laid under any
building, unless the Engineer certifies in writing that in his opinion
it is impracticable or inexpedient to do otherwise.

63. Where it is necessary to lay any sewer or rain-water pipe under-
neath any building then-

(a) if made of earthenware such pipes shall throughout their
length under such building be surrounded with concrete at
least six inches thick composed of one part Portland cement
to two parts clean, sharp sand and four parts clean broken
stone;

(b) if made of cast iron or steel such pipes shall be securely
jointed with yam and lead, as described in regulation 46.

17

GuLly basins,
etc., inside
buildings

Sealing
intemal
manholes.

Bolted
cover
accesses.

Sealed
gullies to
be vented.

Pipes in
soft ground.

Sewer and
rain-water
pipes not
to be run
under
buildings.

Sewer and
rain-water
pipes under
buildings.

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Buildings
constructed
over sewers
or drains.

Inspection
chambers
required where
building covers
pipes.

Surface
water drains
under build-
ings.

N o rain-
water pipe
to be used
for waste
water.

Rain water
to be -. ..
excluded
from gullies
and inlets.

No rain
water to
enter sewer.

fir-condi-
tioning
plants.

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AND USE OF SEWERS) REGULATIONS, 1963

64. No building shall be constructed over any existing house sewer
save with the written consent of the Engineer. Before the construction
of any such building is commenced the sewer if of earthenware shall
be exposed and then surrounded throughout its length under the
proposed building with concrete at least six inches thick as prescribed
in paragraph (a) of regulation 63. If the sewer is of cast iron or steel
it shall be jointed as provided in paragraph (b) of regulation 63.

65.-(1) Subject to the provision of regulation 60 every such sewer
shall have free connection with the outer air at each end of the
building under which it passes. For this purpose an inspection
chamber shall be constructed in the sewer line at each end of the
building.

(2) The top of every such sewer shall be not less than eighteen
inches below the ground surface beneath the lowest floor of such
building.

66.-(1) Where it is necessary to lay any surface water drain within
or underneath any building such drain shall consist of earthenware
pipes of sufficient size to discharge the surface water laid with cement
joints and covered with a layer of Portland cement concrete sufficiently
thick to protect the pipes from damage.

(2) Where drains are laid in soft ground cast iron or steel pipes
securely jointed with yam and lead shall be used in their construction.

67. No pipe used for the purpose of carrying off rain water from
the roof of any building shall be used for carrying off sewage or waste
water nor shall it be used as a ventilating pipe or antisiphon pipe
for any sewer, soil pipe or trap.

68.-(1) All cisterns, gullies, or other inlets in connection with house
sewers shall be raised above the general ground level and shall be
surrounded with a concrete kerb not less than six inches high or
otherwise protected against the ingress of rain or surface water.

(2) No rain or surface water shall be allowed to enter any
house sewer.

(3) Condensation and/or waste cooling water from air-condi-
tioning plants shall be discharged over trapped gully basins.

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69.-(1) The discharge of trade wastes into the public sewers shall Discharge
into public be allowed only by special permission of the Engineer in writing and sewers.

on such terms and conditions as he may specify in each particular
case :

Provided always that under certain circumstances such discharge may
be prohibited entirely.

The following shall be regarded as trade wastes that shall be excluded
from the public sewers-

(a) excessively hot liquids;
(b) inflammable wastes;

(c) wastes containing strong acids or harmful chemicals;

(d) highly coloured matters and those creating excessively offensive
odours;

(e) all wastes of whatever kind which cannot be satisfactorily
purified by the normal processes of sewage treatment.

(2) No grease or other unctuous substance shall be allowed to Trade wastes
and grease.

enter any public sewer. The sinks of all hotels, restaurants, boarding
houses, laundries or any place where such substances are used and
which are connected to the public sewer, shall be provided with
a grease trap or grease traps of a design approved by the Engineer.

70. The surface drainage from all garages, motor vehicle service Grease
traps.

stations or places where mechanical vehicles or other machines are
washed shall, before being discharged over a trapped gully basin, first
be drained through a properly constructed grease trap of a design
approved by the Engineer.

71. Every such grease trap shall be cleaned out as often as may be Cleanhe
grease traps.

necessary to maintain it in a sanitary condition.

72. Waste matter from commercial and domestic food-grinders and ~ q o d -
grinders.

similar appliances shall not be discharged into the sewers except by
special permission and under such conditions as the Engineer may
prescribe.

73. Waste water from swimming pools may only be discharged into swimming
the public sewers under such conditions and at such rates of flow pools.

as may be authorized from time to time by the Engineer in each
particular case.

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Sump pumps
or ejectors.

Ventilating
outlet.

Branches
exceeding
fifteen feet.

Back
ventilating.

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AND USE OF SEWERS) REGULATIONS, 1963

74. Where the use of sump pumps or ejectors is necessary in installa-
tions which lie below the level of the street sewer the following
conditions of construction and operation shall apply-

(a) the sump shall be constructed of water-proof concrete
adequately reinforced or of cast iron;

(b) the sump shall provide sufficient capacity to receive the peak
sewage or waste flow for thirty minutes;

(c) sump discharge pipes to the street sewers shall be provided
with check or non-return valves;

(d) the sump shall be provided with a gas and air-tight metal
cover securely fastened in place;

(e) the sump shall be adequately ventilated in accordance with
the provisions of these Regulations;

(f) the entire installation including ejector or pump together
with the prime mover shall be installed in well ventilated
and easily accessible compartments;

75.-(1) A ventilating shaft or shafts as the case may be, not less
than four inches in internal diameter, shall be erected at the termination
of all house sewers and shall be carried up to a height of not less
than two feet above the eaves of the highest building within a radius
of twenty feet of such ventilating pipe.

(2) A ventilating wire cage, guard, cowl, or similar protection
shall be fitted to the top of all ventilating pipes and shall be of such
a form as to protect the ventilating pipe from being choked with
leaves and other obstructions.

(3) The total area of the openings in the guard or cowl shall
be at least equal to the area of a cross-section of the ventilating pipe
to which it is fitted.

76. Where house sewers have branches exceeding fifteen feet in
length, each branch shall, in respect of ventilation, be regarded as a
separate house sewer unless the Engineer otherwise directs.

77.-(1) All trapped pipes which are likely to be subjected to
syphonage or back pressure shall be fitted with a ventilating pipe from
the crown of the trap.

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(2) Every ventilating pipe from a water closet trap shall have
an internal diameter of not less than two inches and where ventilating
pipes from more than four water closet traps are combined or are
more than thirty feet in length, the internal diameter of the ventilating
pipe shall be not less than three inches.

(3) Such ventilating pipes from water closet traps may be
connected to a main soil and ventilating pipe only if such connection
is made at a point above all other connections.

78.-(1) Where two or more fixtures are attached to a single waste Backvent&-
pipe, all traps shall be back ventilated. tion of multiple connections.

(2) The ventilating pipes shall be run separately or combined
together to a point at least two feet above the eaves of the building.

79. An adequate air-gap shall be provided through free atmosphere in
between the lowest opening from any pipe or delivery cock supplying "twes.
water to any tank, plumbing fixture or other device and the flood
level rim or overflow of the receptacle.

PART Vl-Water Closets and Fixtures

80. All water closets, bidets and fittings connected therewith shall
conform generally to British Standard Code of Practice C.P. 305 (1952) $,"Aved.
and be of patterns approved by the Commission. Each water closet
shall be capable of being kept clean with a flush of water of not
more than two and one-half gallons for each time the closet is used
and shall be provided with a trap or siphon, placed near to the pan
and capable of maintaining a sufficient and effective water seal.

81. Every water closet shall be provided with a siphonic waste- mushtank.
preventing flush tank of satisfactory pattern or with a flush tank of such
other type as may be approved by the Engineer.

82. No tank giving a greater flush than two and one-half gallons
per closet shall be allowed to be used. and one-half gallons.

83. The water service pipe to every flush tank shall be provided with stop cocks
reflush tanks.

a stop cock.

84. Every flush tank shall be provided with an overflow pipe which ,-,,do,
shall discharge into the open air, and not into the soil pipe, and shall
be arranged in such a manner as to act as a warning pipe.

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Flushing
valves.

Water
closets in
upper floors.

Ventilation
of sewers
not to be
obstructed.

Floors of
water closet
compart-
ments.

Construc-
tion and
ventilation
of water
closet com-
partments.

Connection
of bath
and sinks
to sewers.

85. Where automatic flushing valves or Flushometers are permitted
to be used, such valves shall be of a waste-preventing type and shall
be supplied by a pipe of adequate size from a tank giving a volume
of water under sufficient head to allow the flushing valves to operate
satisfactorily and discharge at each separate operation a volume of
water of not more than two and one-half gallons per closet.

86. All water closets installed on upper floors shall be connected
to cast iron or steel soil pipes not less than four inches in diameter,
jointed with lead and gasket or other approved jointing compound
and fixed wherever practicable outside the building or in a pipe duct
within the building.

87. No trap or any manner of obstruction to the free circulation
of air through the whole course of a main house sewer or soil pipe
shall be allowed.

88. The floor of every room, cubicle or compartment situated on
the ground floor of a building in which a water closet or urinal
is installed shall be paved or otherwise provided with a firm non-
absorbent surface.

89.-(1) The location, dimensions, materials and construction of every
compartment in which a water closet or urinal is to be installed shall
be subject to the approval of the Engineer and every such compart-
ment shall, except as hereinafter specified, be so constructed that
one of its sides shall be an external wall, with a window therein of an
area of at least four square feet, of which one-half shall be made
to open.

(2) Any compartment as aforesaid which in the opinion of the
Engineer cannot be constructed as prescribed in paragraph (1) shall be
ventilated by an adequate air shaft extending to the roof above
or by some other ventilating device approved by the Engineer.

PART VII-Baths and Sinks

90. No bath, wash basin, lavatory, or sink other than slop sinks, shall
be directly connected to any house sewer except in cases where the
use of the one-pipe system has been permitted as provided in regulation
55.

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91.-(1) All waste pipes of baths, wash basins, lavatories and sinks ;fi',"gy,"."hs#
shall discharge over a trapped gully, except where the one-pipe system
has been permitted as provided in regulation 55.

(2) The main waste pipe of wash basins, lavatories, or sinks, a,, of
waste pipe other than slop sinks shall be not less than one and one-half inches fi om basins

in diameter. The diameter of waste pipes from slop sinks shall be andsinks+
not less than three inches.

92. The main waste water pipe of each bath shall throughout its size
length have an internal diameter of not less than two inches. waste pipes from baths.

93. Gratings or strainers shall be provided for the waste pipes of all Gratings or
strainers.

fixtures except water closets and the net effective area of opening
of such grating or strainer over any waste pipe or sink, shall not be
less than the area of the outlet from such bath, lavatory, wash basin, or
kitchen sink.

94. Tee fittings may be used only in connections made to vertical .re.,
pipes. All other connections shall be made with angle branches.

95.-(1) No waste pipe of any fitment other than a water closet or
slop sink shall be connected directly with the soil pipe or trap of any
other fixture except in the one-pipe system as provided in regulation 55.

(2) No waste pipe having an internal diameter of more than Leadwaste
two inches shall be of lead unless the waste-water pipe is protected
by suitable casings, in which case, lead pipes having a maximum
internal diameter of three inches may be permitted.

(3) All baths, wash basins and sinks should be provided with
overflows, the diameter of which shall be not less than those specified
for waste pipes.

96.-(1) Every urinal shall be fitted with a basin, stall or trough construc-
tion of of glazed material. If of the basin type, each fixture shall be udnas.

separately connected with the soil pipe by means of a pipe of lead,
copper, cast iron effectively protected from corrosion, galvanized
wrought iron, galvanized malleable iron, or other material of accepted
British Standard or equivalent and approved by the Engineer and
having a trap of an internal diameter of not less than two inches.

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Stall type
urinal.

Urinal to
be fitted
with
automatic
flush tanks.

Flush
tanks.

Water
uupply to
urinals.

No direct
connection
with, water
serv~w pipe.

Flushing
pipes.

Manually
operated
tank.

(2) If a urinal is of the trough type, the trough shall be
connected with the soil pipe by means of a glazed stoneware pipe or
pipe of other approved material having a trap and an internal diameter
of not less than four inches.

(3) If a urinal is of the stall type, a properly graded glazed
channel shall be provided along the bottom of the stall and shall lead
to a glazed stoneware trap having an internal diameter of not less
than four inches.

(4) All traps shall have a deep, effective water seal, shall have
easy and effective access for cleaning and shall be covered with a strong
movable grid.

97.-(1) Every urinal shall be fitted with a suitable and efficient
automatic flush tank with a capacity of one gallon for each basin, or
for each two feet three inches of length of stall or trough. Such tank
shall be so installed as to be separate and distinct from any tank
used for drinking water.

(2) Every flush tank shall be capable of being filled in not
more than twenty-five minutes or such less period as may be necessary
for the satisfactory cleansing of the fixture and the supply pipe to
every such tank shall be fitted with two effective stop cocks in easily
accessible positions, one being of the screw down type for regulating
the supply to the tank and the other for shutting off the supply.

98. Whenever the urinal is in actual use, or about to be used, the
water supply to the flush tank shall be turned on but at all other times
shall be kept shut off.

99. No connection shall be made directly from any water service
pipe with any basin, stall or trough urinal.

100. The flushing pipe shall be made of copper, brass, galvanized
wrought iron or other material approved by the Engineer with a
minimum internal diameter of half an inch and shall be connected
to the fixture by a spreader pipe capable of distributing the flushing
water over the whole internal surface of the basin, stall or trough.

101. The Engineer may, upon application duly made, sanction the
use of a manually operated flush tank in a private dwelling-house
instead of an automatic flush tank, subject to such special conditions,
if any, as he may prescribe.

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PART IX-Surface Water Drainage

102. In the case of court-yards and like areas the surface washings Condition8
under which of which are likely in dry weather to be foul or offensive, closely surfacewash-
ings may be grated sinks or gully basins may, with the sanction of the Engineer, be admitted to
house provided to carry off the said surface washings to the house sewer. sewers.

The surface provided with such sinks or gully basins shall be paved
or otherwise arranged so that no sand or detritus may be washed
therefrom to the house sewer, or thereon from surrounding areas.

103. The flooring of all stables and cow-sheds shall be paved and Floors to be
elevated.

elevated above the level of the ground outside and shall be provided
with surface channels discharging over a trapped gully basin fixed
outside the building.

104. All open channels or gutters constructed to convey any waste open
channels or

water from stable floors and cow-sheds to open trapped gullies shall outten.
be properly paved and so constructed as to exclude therefrom all rain
water draining from roofs and from the surface of the ground.

105.-(1) Where required by the Commission by notice in writing cleaning of
cess-pits.

all cess-pits or absorption pits situated in premises for which connection
to a street sewer is available and has been effected, shall be cleaned
out, thoroughly disinfected, and filled up to the satisfaction of the
Engineer by the owner of such premises within such time as shall
be specified in such notice.

(2) Where any water closet is placed over the cess-pit or closet set
over cess-

absorption pit, such water shall be bedded on a solid cement concrete pit.
covering over such cess-pit and shall be constructed and supported
in a manner approved by the Engineer.

106.-(1) No person shall throw or deposit any liquid or solid Restrictions
refilth. filth, faeces or urine on the surface of the ground.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, no
person shall throw or deposit in, or cause or permit to be thrown or
deposited in any vessel or receptacle connected with the public sewer,
any matter whatsoever except faeces, urine, toilet paper and liquid
house slops.

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All inatdla-
tions to be
maintaiqcd
in accordance
with Repula-
tions.

Penalties.

THE KlNGSTON AND ST. ANDREW IMPROVEMENTS (CONSTRUCTION
AND USE OF SEWERS) REGULATIONS, 1963

107. Every owner or occupier of premises on which any sewer, water
closet, urinal, drain, slop sink or other sanitary installation has been
installed, or is being installed, and every person who is or has been
concerned in the installation of any sewer, water closet, urinal, drain,
slop sink or other sanitary installation on any premises, shall ensure
that the same has been or is being installed, and is maintained in
accordance with the provisions of these Reguations.

108. Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of these
Regulations shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten dollars.

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AND USE OF SEWERS) REGULATIONS, 1963

FIRST SCHEDULE (Regulation 4)

THE KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS ACT

Form of Application for Licence as a Sanitary Constructor

The Chief Engineer
of the Water Commission.

.................................................... Sir: I.. of.. .....................................
........................................................................... with business premises at

hereby apply to be licensed as a Sanitary Constructor in accordance with
the provisions of the Kingston Improvements Act and the Regulations made
thereunder; and I agree in the event of my application being granted to enter
into a Bond as required by the Regulations, and I propose

................................................. Mr.. ............................................. ~ f . and
............................................................. ..................................... Mr.. .of..

as sureties willing to be bound jointly and severally with me in the sum of
two hundred dollars for the due fulfilment of my obligations.

My qualifications and sanitary experience are as follows:--
Date of Birth ................................................ Education ..............................

..............................................................................................................
Experience in Sanitary Construction : .........................................................

I hereby declare that the information furnished by me above is a true and
accurate statement.

Dated this ....................................... day of .................................... 19 ......

............................................................
Signature o f Applicant

SECOND SCHEDULE (Regulation 6)

THE KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS ACT

................................................ Know All Men by these Presents That we
...............................................................................................................
of the city of Kingston (hereinafter called "the Licensee") and ........................

and .........................................................................................................
also of Kingston aforesaid his sureties are held firmly bound unto The
Water Commission and their successors and assigns (hereinafter called "The
Commission") in the sum of two hundred dollars, to be paid to the said
Commission.

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For which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our
heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these
presents.

............................................ Sealed this. ........................................ .day of.
.......................... in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and.

Whereas the Licensee has made application to be licensed as a Sanitary
Constructor in connection with the Sewerage System of Kingston and Saint
Andrew; And whereas a Licence has been granted to him conditional upon
the execution of this Bond pursuant to the Kingston Improvements Act and
the Regulations made thereunder :

Now therefore the condition of this obligation is such that if the Licensee
shall during the continuance of his said Licence and every renewal thereof
well and faithfully and in a workmanlike manner perform all the plumbing
and other work entrusted to or undertaken by him touching the construction,
extension, alteration or repair of house sewers, drains and water closets or
otherwise relating to the Sewers or Sewerage System of Kingston and Saint
Andrew and if the Licensee shall also carry out the provisions of all laws
and regulations relating to sewerage or drainage and shall obey the orders
of The Commission or of the persons acting under the authority of The
Commission and if the Liccnsee shall at all times save and indemnify The
Commission and also every person affected from all costs, damages and expenses
diiectly or indirectly arising from any negligence of the Licensee or his agents,
servants or employees or from any injury to persons or to public or private
property by any act of the Licensee or his agents, servants or employees and
if the Licensee shall also restore the street to the satisfaction of the Chief
Engineer of The Commission and make good any settlement of the earth
or pavement that may result from any work done by the Licensee or his
agents, servants or employees, then this obligation shall be void, otherwise
the same shall remain in full force and virtue.

Signature of Licensee ... ... (Seal)
Signature of Surety ... ... (Seal)
Signature of Surety ... ... (Seal)

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of :-

THIRD SCHEDULE

THE KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS ACT

Regulation 12 (2) FORM A

Form of Application for premises to be connected with Street Sewers
....................................................... 1. Situation of premises I ..................................................... name and number on ............................................... Street j ::
....................................................... 2. Name and address of I ....................................................... owner in full
....................................................... 3. Name of tenant and I ....................................................... nature of tenancy

4. Description of premises ....................................................... and whether dwelling, ....................................................... store, etc., state if there ...................................................... is an open yard in con- ...................................................... nection with the Street
or Lane

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THE

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

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AND USE OF SEWERS) REGULATIONS, 1963

THIRD SCHEDULE, contd.
FORM A, contd.

Number of persons re-
siding or employed on
the premises

Nature and extent of
proposed Sanitary
Arrangements

Description of water
closet and flush tank
to be used

Name and address of .......................................................
...................................................... Sanitary Constructor by

whom the work is to be .......................................................
executed. ......................................................

General remarks : .......................................................

(Signature of Applicant) ...........................................................................
(Address) ................................................................................................

(Date) .................................................................................................

To the Chief Engineer,
The Water Commission,

4, Marescaux Road,
Kingston 5.

NOTE: Plans in triplicate showing clearly the location of all proposed
house sewers, water closets, waste pipes, gully traps, grades and depths of
sewers, etc., must accompany this application and no work must be commenced
until such plans have been approved.

THE KMGSTON IMPROVEMENTS ACT

FORM B Regulation 12 (2)

Form of Application for Extension, Alteration or Repair of House Sewers

1. Situation of premises
name and number on
Street

....................................................... 2. Name and address of

....................................................... owner in full
3. Name of tenant and ....................................................... I ....................................................... nature of tenancy

....................................................... 4. Nature and extent of ....................................................... 1 proposed extensions, al- ....................................................... terations or repairs to ....................................................... closet, drain or sanitary ....................................................... appliances or fittings.
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SCHEDULE, contd
FORM B, contd.

Description of water .......................................................
...................................................... closet and flush tank

to be used , -- .. .............................................
Name of Sanitary Con- .......................................................
structor by whom the I .......................................................
work is to be executed j .......................................................

General Remarks : .......................................................

(Signature of Applicant) ...........................................................................
(Address) .............................................................................................

(Date) ................................................................................................
To the Chief Engineer,

The Water Commission,
4, Marescaux Road,

Kingston 5.

NOTE: Plans in triplicate showing the location of existing sewers, drains,
etc., and indicating the proposed alterations, or extensions, must accompany
this application and no work must be commenced until such plans have been

' approved.

Regulation 14 (4) FOURTH SCHEDULE

Standard Sizes of Plans to be submitted

Size A shall be 124" long x 74" wide and shall have a margin outside
these dimension lines of 3" on the left of the plan and 4'' on the other three
sides.

Size B shall be 10" long x IS" wide and shall have a margin outside these
dimension lines of If" on the left side of the plan and f " on the other three
sides.

Size C shall be 16" long x 236" wide and shall have a margin outside
these dimension lines of If" on the left of the plan and f " on the other
three sides.

Size D shall be 243" long by 32" wide and shall have a margin outside
these dimension lines of If" on the left side of the plan and f " on the other
three sides.

Size E shall be 30" long x 50" wide and shall have a margin outside
these dimension lines of If" on the left side of the plan and f " on the other
three sides.

Size M shall be any size larger than Size E and shall have a margin
outside these dimension lines of If" on the left side of the plan and f " on
the other three sides.

All plans shall have a Title block on the lower right side of a size of not
less than 2g" long x q" wide.

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FIFTH SCHEDULE Regulation 37 (1)

THE KINGSTON IMPROVEMENTS ACT

SPECIFICATION FOR GLAZED EARTHENWARE PIPES

1. Except where specified otherwise, PIPES shall be deemed to include straight
pipes, junctions, gullies, bends and other fittings used in connection with
house drains and general plumbing work.

2. All pipes shall be of thoroughly fired and glazed earthenware made
from carefully selected clay of good quality. The glazing shall cover at
least all interior and exterior surfaces which remain exposed after jointing
and the interior surfaces shall be entirely free from projections.

3. All straight pipes shall satisfy the following standards and all other
pipes shall satisfy the appropriate standards.

(a) Lengths of Straight Pipes

Up to and including 6 inches 2 feet
7 inches to 10 inches inclusive 2 feet and 2 feet 6 inches
12 inches and over 2 feet

2 feet 6 inches and 3 feet

(b) Sockets
The internal shoulders of all sockets shall be square.

( 4 Grooving
The interior of sockets, and the exterior of spigots for a length equal to

I + times the depth of the socket shall be grooved to a depth of not less
than 1 / 16 inch.

(d) Permissible deviation from Straightness
One quarter of an inch for all pipes.

( 4 Minimum Internal Depth o f Socket

Up to and including 7 inches 2# inches
8 inches to 12 inches inclusive 2) inches.

(f) Thickness of Barrel and Socket

Up to and including 4 inches 4 inch
5 inches and 6 inches g inch
7 inches, 8 and 9 inches ) inch
10 inches and 12 inches 1 inch.

(g) Permissible Variation in Thickness
One eighth of an inch for all pipes.

(h) Permissible deviation from Standard Diameter

One quarter of an inch for all pipes.

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4 inches
5 inches
6 inches
7 inches
8 inches
9 inches

10 inches
12 inches

FWTH SCHEDULE, contd.
Minimum Internal Diameter of Socket

6) inches
7+ inches
8+ inches
9+ inches

11 inches
12 inches
133 inches
153 inches

(j) Hydraulic Test
All pipes shall withstand an internal hydraulic pressure of 15 feet main-

tained for one hour without showing signs of injury or leakage.

4. The manufacturer shall at his own expense supply on request any test
piece or pieces which may be required by the Commission for carrying out
the tests and examinations in respect to the Standard Specification on this type
of article.

5. Every pipe and fitting shall before it leaves the factory have legibly
impressed upon it the trade marks of the manufacturers.

6. The Engineer may, where any of the above conditions have been violated,
revoke any certificate granted for the manufacture of such pipes for use in
sewerage installations to be connected with the street sewers of the Water \
Commission.

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