SPS 382.41(4)(f) (f) A hand-held shower may not be employed in backpressure situations of more than 5 feet of water column.
SPS 382.41(4)(g)1.1. A double check backflow prevention assembly and a double check detector assembly backflow preventer may not be subjected to a backpressure greater than twice the rated working pressure of the device.
SPS 382.41(4)(g)2. 2. A double check backflow prevention assembly and a double check detector assembly backflow preventer which serve a water-based fire protection system may have a test outlet located between the number 2 check valve and the number 2 listed indicating control valve.
SPS 382.41(4)(g)3. 3. A double check backflow prevention assembly and a double check detector assembly backflow preventer which are 2" or smaller in size and which serve a water-based fire protection system are not required to have a test cock on the number one listed indicating control valve.
SPS 382.41(4)(h) (h) A water supply fed trap seal primer valve shall be installed such that the bottom of the device or the critical level as marked on the device is at least 12" above:
SPS 382.41(4)(h)1. 1. The connection to the trap; and
SPS 382.41(4)(h)2. 2. The highest point downstream from the device where backpressure would be created.
SPS 382.41(4)(i) (i) A vacuum breaker wall hydrant, freeze resistant automatic draining type or a freeze resistant sanitary yard hydrant, may not be employed in backpressure situations of more than 10 feet of water column.
SPS 382.41(4)(k)1.1. A pressure type vacuum breaker assembly shall be installed such that the bottom of the device or the critical level mark on the device is at least 12" above all of the following:
SPS 382.41(4)(k)1.a. a. The flood level rim of the receptor serving the water supply port.
SPS 382.41(4)(k)1.b. b. The highest point downstream from the device where backpressure would be created.
SPS 382.41(4)(k)1.c. c. The highest point of an injection or aspiration port.
SPS 382.41(4)(k)2. 2. A pressure vacuum breaker assembly shall be located only outside.
SPS 382.41(4)(L) (L) A laboratory faucet backflow preventer may not be employed in backpressure situations of more than 6 feet of water column.
SPS 382.41(4)(m) (m) The cross connection control device to serve a hose bibb or hydrant that penetrates an exterior wall of a heated structure may not prevent a hose bibb or hydrant from being freeze resistant automatic draining as required under s. SPS 382.40 (8) (a).
SPS 382.41(4)(n) (n) A spill resistant vacuum breaker shall be installed so that the bottom of the device or the critical level mark on the device is at least 12" above all of the following:
SPS 382.41(4)(n)1. 1. The flood level rim of the receptor serving the water supply port.
SPS 382.41(4)(n)2. 2. The highest point downstream from the device where back pressure would be created.
SPS 382.41(4)(n)3. 3. The highest point of an injection or aspiration port.
SPS 382.41(5) (5)Installation.
SPS 382.41(5)(a)(a) An air gap for cross connection control shall conform to ASME A112.1.2.
SPS 382.41 Note Note: See ch. SPS 382 Appendix for further explanatory material.
SPS 382.41(5)(b) (b) Cross connection control methods, devices and assemblies shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's written installation specifications and this chapter. The methods, devices and assemblies shall be accessible for inspection, testing, maintenance and replacement.
SPS 382.41 Note Note: See s. SPS 384.30 (5) (c).
SPS 382.41(5)(c) (c) Cross connection control devices shall be protected from freezing.
SPS 382.41(5)(d)1.1. A cross connection control device may not be located in uninhabitable spaces susceptible to flooding.
SPS 382.41(5)(d)2. 2. A cross connection control device which has one or more vent ports may not be located in a pit, vault or depression which is below the adjacent grade or floor level, even if the pit, vault or depression is provided with a drain at the bottom of the pit.
SPS 382.41(5)(e)1.1. Vent ports of cross connection control devices shall be positioned:
SPS 382.41(5)(e)1.a. a. Away from areas where toxic gases and fumes may accumulate;
SPS 382.41(5)(e)1.b. b. Downward or protected to protect the ports from falling debris; and
SPS 382.41(5)(e)1.c. c. So as to drain dry.
SPS 382.41(5)(e)2. 2. Cross connection control devices or assemblies shall be so located that any vent ports are provided with an air gap so as to comply with s. SPS 382.33 or ASME A112.1.3.
SPS 382.41(5)(e)3.a.a. If a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer or a reduced pressure detector backflow preventer is located within a building, a drain or receptor shall be provided to receive the discharge from the vent ports of the device. If a floor drain is to receive the discharge from the vent ports of a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer or a reduced pressure detector backflow preventer, the flow or pathway of the discharge may not create a nuisance.
SPS 382.41(5)(e)3.b. b. Where drain piping is provided for the discharge from a vent port, an air gap in accordance with par. (a) shall be provided between the vent port and the drain piping.
SPS 382.41(5)(e)3.c. c. Where a receptor is provided for the discharge from a vent port, an air gap in accordance with par. (a) shall be provided between the vent port and the receptor.
SPS 382.41(5)(f) (f) The installation of a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer, a reduced pressure fire protection principle backflow preventer, a reduced pressure detector backflow preventer, a reduced pressure detector fire protection backflow prevention assembly, a double check backflow prevention assembly, a double check detector assembly backflow preventer, a pressure vacuum breaker assembly and a spill resistant vacuum beaker shall conform to all of the following limitations:
SPS 382.41(5)(f)1. 1. The minimum distance between the floor, surface or platform which is to provide access and the lowest point of the assembly may not be less than 12".
SPS 382.41(5)(f)2. 2. The maximum distance between the floor, surface or platform which is to provide access and the lowest point of the assembly may not be more than 7 feet.
SPS 382.41(5)(f)3. 3. The minimum distance between a ceiling or other obstruction and the highest point of the assembly may not be less than 18".
SPS 382.41(5)(f)4. 4. The minimum distance between a wall or other obstruction and the back and ends of the assembly may not be less than 4".
SPS 382.41(5)(f)5. 5. The minimum distance between a wall or other obstruction and the front of the assembly may not be less than 24".
SPS 382.41 Note Note: See ch. SPS 382 Appendix for further explanatory material.
SPS 382.41(5)(g) (g) The discharge outlet of local waste piping serving a cross connection control device shall be visible and not be located within a concealed space.
SPS 382.41(5)(h) (h) No control valve may be placed downstream from a pipe applied atmospheric type vacuum breaker or a laboratory faucet backflow preventer.
SPS 382.41(5)(i) (i) A barometric loop to provide cross connection control for backsiphonage shall be formed by creating a loop in the potable water supply piping upstream to the source of cross connection.
SPS 382.41(5)(i)1. 1. The loop shall extend at least 35 feet above:
SPS 382.41(5)(i)1.a. a. The highest point downstream from the loop where backpressure would be created; and
SPS 382.41(5)(i)1.b. b. The point of discharge.
SPS 382.41(5)(i)2. 2. No outlets for potable water use shall be installed downstream of the peak of the loop.
SPS 382.41(5)(j) (j) Vacuum breaker tees shall be assembled such that:
SPS 382.41(5)(j)1. 1. The bottom of the horizontal portion of the tee is installed at least one inch above the flood level rim of the receptor;
SPS 382.41(5)(j)2. 2. The inside diameter of the tee is equal to or greater than the inside diameter of the drain piping from the water treatment device;
SPS 382.41(5)(j)3. 3. The tee is installed in such a position that the discharge will not create a nuisance;
SPS 382.41(5)(j)4. 4. The piping upstream of the tee is of a type suitable for water distribution in accordance with s. SPS 384.30 (4) (e).
SPS 382.41(5)(j)5. 5. The vent portion of the tee is equal to or greater than the inside diameter of the drain piping from the water treatment device; and
SPS 382.41(5)(j)6. 6. The vent port of the tee is:
SPS 382.41(5)(j)6.a. a. Positioned away from areas where toxic gases and fumes may accumulate; and
SPS 382.41(5)(j)6.b. b. Constructed to protect the port from falling debris.
SPS 382.41(5)(k) (k) A chemical dispensing system shall be connected to the water distribution system in either of the following manners:
SPS 382.41(5)(k)1. 1. The fixture supply shall be individually connected to the water distribution system.
SPS 382.41(5)(k)2. 2. The fixture supply shall be installed with a pressure bleeding device. The pressure bleeding device shall create a visually free flow of water through the atmosphere from the faucet connection into the fixture drain.
SPS 382.41 History History: 1-2-56; r. (2) through (7), Register, October, 1971, No. 190, eff. 11-1-71; r. and recr. Register, November, 1972, No. 203, eff. 12-1-72; renum. from H 62.14, Register, July, 1983, No. 331, eff. 8-1-83; renum. from ILHR 82.14 and am. (1) (h) 17., r. (2), Register, February, 1985, No. 350, eff. 3-1-85 ; r. and recr. Register, February, 1994, No. 458, eff. 3-1-94; am. (2) (a), Tables 82.41-1, 2, (4) (c), (e) to (i), (k) to (m), (5) (e) 3. a., (i), cr. (4) (n), r. and recr. (5) (b), (f), r. (5) (h), Register, February, 1997, No. 494, eff. 3-1-97; correction in (4) (n) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, February, 2000, No. 530; am. (3) (a) 2., (4) (k) 1. and (5) (a), r. and recr. (4) (b) and (n), and Tables 82.41-1 and 82.41-2, cr. (4) (k) 1. c. and (5) (L), Register, December, 2000, No. 540, eff. 1-1-01; CR 02-002: am. (3) (intro.), (5) (a), Tables 82.41-1 and 2, renum. (5) (i) to (L) to be (5) (h) to (k) Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 04-035: cr. (3) (b) 4. d., am. Tables 82.41-1 and -2, 82.41 (2), (3) (a) 1. and (b) 7. Register November 2004 No. 587, eff. 12-1-04; CR 08-055: cr. (3) (b) 4. e., am. (4) (c) 1. a., (f), (i), (n), (5) (a), (e) 2., (f) (intro.), Tables 82.41-1 and 82.41-2 Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; corrections in (6) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1. and 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; CR 09-050: r. (6) Register December 2009 No. 648, eff. 1-1-10; CR 10-064: am. (1), (5) (e) 2., Table 82.41-2 Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; correction in (2) (a), (b), (3) (a) 1., (b) 7., (4) (m), (5) (e) 2., (j) 4., Table 382.41-1, Table 382.41-2 made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. V of ch. SPS 382 Subchapter V — Special Plumbing Installations
SPS 382.50 SPS 382.50 Health care and related facilities.
SPS 382.50(1)(1) General. The provisions of this section shall set forth the requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of devices, fixtures and equipment which are installed in health care and related facilities.
SPS 382.50(2) (2)Fixtures and equipment.
SPS 382.50(2)(a)(a) Special fixtures and equipment.
SPS 382.50(2)(a)1.1. `Requirements for ice manufacture and storage.' Machines for manufacturing ice or any device for handling or storage of ice shall be located in an area not subject to contamination.
SPS 382.50(2)(a)2. 2. `Sterilizers and washer sanitizers.'
SPS 382.50(2)(a)2.a.a. Sterilizers and washer sanitizers shall discharge by means of indirect waste.
SPS 382.50(2)(a)2.b. b. The indirect waste piping shall discharge by means of air-gap.
SPS 382.50(2)(a)3. 3. `Aspirators.' Aspirators which require the use of water shall be provided with approved cross connection control.
SPS 382.50(2)(b) (b) Spouts and actions. The selection of spouts and actions on plumbing fixtures shall comply with this section and Table 382.50-1.
SPS 382.50(2)(b)1. 1. `Spouts'. Lavatories and sinks accessible to patients shall have the water supply spout mounted so that its discharge point is a minimum distance of 5" above the flood level rim of the fixture.
SPS 382.50(2)(b)2. 2. `Actions.' All fixtures used by medical and nursing staff, and all lavatories used by patients and food handlers shall be equipped with valves that can be operated without the use of hands. Where wrist blade handles are used for this purpose, the handles shall not exceed 4 1/2" in length, except handles on scrub sinks and clinical sinks shall be no less than 6" long.
SPS 382.50(2)(c) (c) Floor drain prohibition.
SPS 382.50(2)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., floor drains may not be installed in operating or delivery rooms.
SPS 382.50(2)(c)2. 2. Floor drains may be installed in cystoscopic rooms. The drain shall contain a non-splash, horizontal-flow flushing bowl beneath the drain plate.
SPS 382.50(3) (3)Water supply systems.
SPS 382.50(3)(a)(a) Hospital water supply systems. Water supply systems serving hospitals shall comply with all of the following:
SPS 382.50(3)(a)1. 1. All hospitals shall be provided with at least 2 water services. Whenever more than one water main is available, the connections shall be made to different water mains.
SPS 382.50(3)(a)2. 2. Each water service connection shall adequately serve the total building water supply demand as specified in s. SPS 382.40 (7).
SPS 382.50 Note Note: The installation of two water services or a private water main may require the installation of a check valve. Refer to ch. NR 811 for more information.
SPS 382.50(3)(b) (b) Hospital, community-based residential facility, inpatient hospice and nursing home water supply systems.
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