3701-25-05 Water, sewerage and gray water recycling systems.

(A) Water supply systems.

(1) Water for human consumption shall be provided at a camp and shall be of adequate quantity and from:

(a) A public water system which meets the requirements of section 6109. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder; or

(b) A private water system which meets the requirements of section 3701.344 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder.

(2) The water supply system and equipment shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary manner so as not to create a health hazard to the occupants of the camp. No person shall install or maintain a connection within a water supply system which could contaminate the water system or provide a cross-connection between a source of contamination and the water system unless an approved backflow prevention device is installed.

(3) Adequate drainage shall be provided at all water service outlets.

(4) Water used for the flushing of holding tanks or toilets may be from a supply that does not meet the requirements of paragraph (A)(1)(a) or (A)(1)(b) of this rule only if all outlets from the supply are clearly and indelibly labeled to the effect that the water is "unsafe for human consumption".

(5) As of September 6, 1998, when water is supplied for human consumption, the primary water source in any new or substantially altered camp shall be protected at the point of connection by an ASSE number 1013 reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly or equivalent device. Such device shall be annually inspected and tested.

(6) All water hoses used for human consumption in a camp must be rated for potable water use only.

(B) Sewerage systems.

(1) All sewerage systems shall meet the standards of Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code or Chapter 3718. of the Revised Code, as applicable.

(2) All sewerage systems shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary manner so as not to create a health hazard.

(3) The operator shall not permit any individual within the camp to create a sewage nuisance.

(4) When the services of a registered septage hauler are utilized for the ultimate disposal of sewage pumped from holding tanks, a service agreement shall be kept on file by the operator on premise including the dates of any services performed.

(C) Gray water recycling systems requirements.

(1) The operator of a camp shall ensure that the gray water recycling system meets the standards of section 3718.02 or Chapter 6111. of the Revised Code as appropriate and as follows:

(a) Located no farther than two hundred feet walking distance;

(b) Maintained to keep the facility and the area around the facility in a safe and sanitary manner and free from any nuisances or health hazards;

(c) Easily accessible and provided with a sign indicating that the facility is for gray water only and that no sewage is permitted;

(d) Direct or indirect connection of any pipe, hose or direct discharge from any portable camping unit or other source to a gray water recycling system is prohibited;

(e) The operator shall not permit any individual within the camp to create a nuisance. The operator of a camp shall ensure that gray water is not discharged to the surface of the ground and that gray water is disposed of in a manner which meets the requirements of this rule.

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (C)(3) of this rule, a gray water recycling system installed in a camp after September 6, 1998 shall consist of one of the following:

(a) A plastic or concrete holding tank which is of a water-tight design and is capable of holding at least two hundred fifty gallons. The drain opening through which waste water is deposited into the holding tank shall be installed in a plastic or concrete riser which shall extend a minimum of eighteen inches above the ground surface. The drain opening shall be surrounded by a surface which extends from the opening to the sides of the riser and which slopes to the opening. The drain opening shall be covered by a drain grate and shall be located at least four inches below the top edge of the riser;

(b) An individual connection to an approved sewage collection system; or

(c) An alternative waste water disposal system approved by the health commissioner when it can be determined that the soil conditions are conducive for filtration of liquid waste water.

(3) A camp that was in existence on or before September 6, 1998 is not required to comply with paragraph (C)(2) of this rule unless either of the following is the case:

(a) The camp is substantially altered or expanded in such a manner that an approval is required under rule 3701-25-03 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) The health commissioner determines that any existing waste water disposal facility is causing a nuisance because its location, installation, or design is not in compliance with this rule.

(4) When the services of a registered septage hauler are utilized for the ultimate disposal of gray water pumped from holding tanks, a service agreement shall be kept on file by the operator on premise including the dates of any services performed.

(5) All gray water recycling systems shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the approved plans.

Replaces: 3701-25-06, 3701-25-07, 3701-25-08, 3701-25-08.1

Effective: 01/01/2015
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/30/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3701.13
Rule Amplifies: 3701.03 , 3701.13
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1972, 9/6/1998