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25 Pa. Code § 73.63. Standards for privies.

§ 73.63. Standards for privies.

 (a)  Location.

   (1)  The privy shall be located so as to minimize any danger of contamination of water supplies. Where possible, the privy shall be downgrade and at least 50 feet from any source of water supply.

   (2)  The structure shall be accessible to the user, and at least 50 feet away from any building served.

   (3)  Consideration shall be given to the direction of prevailing winds to reduce odor nuisances.

 (b)  Construction.

   (1)  The superstructure shall be constructed of substantial materials.

   (2)  The vault shall be large enough to provide for several years’ use and be constructed to meet the specifications of §  73.31(b) (relating to standards for septic tanks).

   (3)  The vault shall be equipped with a roof-ventilating stack that is screened to prevent entrance of flies.

   (4)  An exterior cleanout shall be provided for the vault.

   (5)  The superstructure shall be flytight, well ventilated and fastened solidly to the vault.

   (6)  The door shall be self-closing and provided with weatherstripping to make it insect proof.

   (7)  The seat and cover shall be constructed of smooth and easily cleanable material, and the cover shall be self-closing.

   (8)  An earth mound shall be placed around the privy, or a surface water diversion shall be constructed to keep surface water from flooding the vault.


   The provisions of this §  73.63 adopted August 2, 1971, effective August 14, 1971, 1 Pa.B. 1649; amended April 26, 1974, effective May 13, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 817; amended August 30, 1974, effective September 16, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 1805; amended January 21, 1983, effective January 22, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 508; corrected February 4, 1983, effective January 22, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 614. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (71971).

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