3701-26-14 Dump station.

(A) The licensee of a recreational vehicle park, a recreation camp, a combined park-camp or a temporary park-camp shall ensure that the park or camp meets the following dump station requirements:

(1) Dump stations shall be provided in a ratio of one station for each one hundred park or camp sites. Where recreational vehicles or portable camping units with holding tanks are segregated in a combined park-camp, the number of dump stations required shall apply only to those segregated sites;

(2) Each dump station shall have an available water supply for the flushing of dump station areas;

(3) If connected to a potable water supply each dump station shall be constructed and operated so as to protect the water supply and all other water outlets within the park or camp from contamination due to backflow in accordance with the following requirements:

(a) For dump stations with tower washing equipment a backflow prevention device is required. Backflow prevention devices shall meet the following requirements:

(i) Devices installed to operate under continuous pressure shall be an ASSE 1020 pressure vacuum breaker assembly or equivalent device. Installation shall be at least twelve inches higher than the highest point of use on downstream piping;

(ii) A device installed that is not subject to back-pressure or continuous pressure shall be an ASSE 1001 pipe applied atmospheric vacuum breaker device or equivalent device. Installation shall be at least six inches higher than the highest point of use on downstream piping.

(b) For dump stations equipped with a threaded faucet and hose, an ASSE 1013 reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly or equivalent device shall be installed prior to the threaded faucet;

(c) All ASSE 1020 pressure vacuum breaker assembly devices and ASSE 1013 reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assemblies, or equivalent devices, shall be annually inspected and tested by a person certified by the Ohio department of commerce to make such inspections. The devices shall be labeled to show compliance with this requirement. Written verification of such inspections shall be maintained on file at the park or camp for review by the licensor.

(4) Each dump station shall have a holding tank which is of water-tight design and capable of holding a minimum volume of one thousand gallons or shall be connected to a sewage collection system;

(5) Each dump station shall be equipped with a concrete pad surrounding the drain. The concrete pad shall meet all of the following requirements:

(a) It shall be a minimum of four feet by six feet in size;

(b) It shall be a minimum of four inches in thickness;

(c) It shall have a drain opening which is at least four inches in diameter with a self-closing, weighted cover. The drain opening shall be located at one end of the pad;

(d) It shall have four-inch curbing bordering the drain end of the pad;

(e) The surface of the pad shall slope two inches from the edge to the drain;

(f) Four-inch piping shall run from the drain to the holding tank or sanitary sewer. The piping shall be provided with a trap;

(g) It shall have a separate opening for the purposes of determining the level of the tank's contents and pumping out the tank;

(h) Hoses used for flushing the dump station pad shall not exceed the length necessary to reach the entire pad.

(6) Each dump station shall be designed to be easily accessible to the entrance and exit area of the park or camp and have safe, all weather access;

(7) Each dump station shall be properly sealed to prevent nuisances;

(8) Each dump station shall be posted with signs that are clearly and indelibly labeled stating instructions for use and that the water supply is to be used for flushing and cleaning purposes only, and that the water shall not be used for human consumption;

(9) Each dump station shall be maintained in a clean and functional manner by the licensee;

(10) Each dump station shall be located such that any water source or service outlet used for filling water tanks or other uses for human consumption is at least fifty feet away from the dump station facility. Under no circumstances shall the licensee permit a hose that is long enough to reach a water outlet that is used for human consumption to be connected to a water service outlet at a dump station. The licensee also shall not permit a hose that is long enough to reach the dump station area to be connected to a water service outlet that is used for human consumption.

(11) A park or camp that was in existence and licensed on or before May 24, 1992 is not required to comply with paragraphs (A), (D), (E), and (F) of this rule unless either of the following is the case:

(a) The park or camp is substantially altered or expanded in such a manner that plan approval is required under rule 3701-26-02 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) The licensor determines that a nuisance exists because there is an inadequate number of dump stations to serve the number of recreational vehicles or portable camping units located within the park or camp.

(12) Dump stations shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the approved plans.

Replaces: 3701-25-62

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/05/2013 and 11/15/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3729.02
Rule Amplifies: 3729.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/1965, 1/1/72, 4/3/80, 5/24/92, 5/5/97, 5/1/07