902 KAR 10:010.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 194.050, 211.090, 211.990
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 211.180 authorizes the Cabinet for Human
Resources to regulate the sanitation of public restrooms. This administrative
regulation provides standards for public restrooms in order to protect the
health of the public.
Definitions. The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and
enforcement of this administrative regulation:
"Cabinet" means the Cabinet for Human Resources and the local health
department having jurisdiction and their duly designated representatives.
rest room" means a facility that provides toilet and hand-washing
facilities for the general public.
tank" means a watertight receptacle which receives the discharge of a
building sanitary drainage system (or part thereof) and is designed and
constructed so as to digest organic matter through a period of detention that
allows the liquids to discharge into the soil outside the tank through a system
of open joints or perforated piping, or a seepage pit.
Section 2. Water
Flushed Toilet Facilities. If water flushed toilet facilities are provided for
the accommodation of the public or patrons at public places:
(1) The floors
shall be of smooth construction and relatively impervious to water.
(2) The walls
and ceilings shall have a smooth washable surface and shall be painted or
finished in light color and shall be maintained in good condition.
(3) All openings
shall be effectively screened against flies and other insects.
(4) All doors
shall be self-closing.
(5) The plumbing
installations shall comply with the state plumbing code.
(6) All wastes
resulting from flush toilets, lavatories or other fixtures shall be disposed of
in a public sewer or, in the absence of a public sewer, by a method approved by
the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.
(7) An adequate
supply of toilet tissue shall be provided at each toilet facility at all times.
(8) The rooms
shall be adequately lighted and ventilated.
(9) If drinking
water is provided, it shall be from a source approved by the Natural Resources
and Environmental Protection Cabinet.
(10) If drinking
fountains are provided, they shall be installed in accordance to the state
plumbing code and shall be maintained in a sanitary manner.
(11) The use of
the common drinking cup is prohibited.
Hand-washing facilities, including running water, soap and individual cloth or
paper towels, or other method for drying hands approved by the cabinet, shall
(13) The use of
the common towel is prohibited.
(14) All trash
or refuse shall be kept in nonabsorbent containers and removed from the
premises as frequently as necessary to prevent an unsanitary condition from
developing. A covered waste container shall be provided in each women's toilet
(15) The rooms,
including all fixtures therein, shall be kept clean, in good repair and free
from dust, dirt, insects and other contaminating material.
Section 3. Earth
Pit Privies. Outdoor toilets (earth pit privies) not connected to a public
sewerage system or septic tank shall be prohibited within the boundaries of
cities of the first or second class as provided by KRS 381.780. In other areas,
if water under pressure is not available, earth pit privies may be used for the
accommodation of the public or patrons at public place provided they comply
with the following requirements:
of pit privies.
(a) The pit shall
not be located within 100 feet of any source of water supply and shall have a
capacity of not less than fifty (50) cubic feet and shall be not less than four
and one-half (1/2) feet or more than six (6) feet deep, measured from the
original ground surface.
(b) The pit
shall be lined with curbing of sound lumber, concrete, or other material
approved by the cabinet and extend to the full depth of the pit.
(c) The floor
and seat riser shall be constructed of impervious material or tongue and groove
lumber, and in a manner to exclude insects and rodents. The seat riser shall be
so constructed and bonded with the floor as to prevent seepage through the
riser onto the floor and the seat opening shall be elevated at least twenty
(20) inches above floor level.
superstructure of the privy shall be constructed of substantial material
fastened solidly to the floor.
of pit privies.
(a) The floor,
seat and other fixtures shall be kept in good repair and clean at all times.
(b) An adequate
supply of toilet tissue shall be provided.
(c) If the pit
is filled to within eighteen (18) inches of the floor, the pit shall be cleaned
or a new pit shall be constructed. Old pits shall be filled and mounded with
(d) The privy
shall be adequately ventilated. (San-2; 1 Ky.R. 369; eff. 2-5-75; Am. 18 Ky.R.
1431; 2264; eff. 1-10-92.)