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File #: 160472    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/12/2016 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2016
Title: Amending Subcode "PM" of The Philadelphia Code ("The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code"), by adding certain provisions related to drinking facilities in schools; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Indexes: PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
Code sections: SUBCODE "PM" - (THE PHILADELPHIA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE)
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16047200.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
6/28/20160 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
6/16/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
6/9/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
6/9/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
6/9/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
5/12/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available

Title

Amending Subcode “PM” of The Philadelphia Code (“The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code”), by adding certain provisions related to drinking facilities in schools; all under certain terms and conditions.

 

Body

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1. Subcode PM of Title 4 is amended to read as follows:

 

TITLE 4. THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING

CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE

 

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SUBCODE "PM" (THE PHILADELPHIA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE)

 

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CHAPTER 2

DEFINITIONS

 

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SECTION PM-202  GENERAL DEFINITIONS

 

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DRINKING FOUNTAIN. A functioning plumbing fixture that is connected to the potable water distribution system and the drainage system. The fixture allows the user to obtain a drink directly from a stream of flowing water without the use of any accessories.

 

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WATER DISPENSER. A functioning plumbing fixture that is manually controlled by the user for the purpose of dispensing potable drinking water into a receptacle such as a cup, glass or bottle. Such fixture is connected to the potable water distribution system of the premises. This definition also includes a free-standing apparatus for the same purpose that is not connected to the potable water distribution system and that is supplied with potable water from a container, bottle or reservoir.

 

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CHAPTER 5

PLUMBING FACILITIES AND FIXTURE REQUIREMENTS

 

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SECTION PM-502  REQUIRED FACILITIES

 

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PM-502.6 Schools. Structures or portions of structures used for Educational Group E occupancy, as defined in Subcode "B" of Title 4 (The Philadelphia Building Code), shall be equipped with one drinking fountain for every 100 students or fraction thereof.  At  least one fountain shall be on each  floor of the building, without regard to the number of students. Water dispensers may be substituted for not more than fifty (50) percent of the required number of drinking fountains.

 

Exception: Child care facilities that are not part of a school are not regulated under this subsection.

 

SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall be effective ninety (90) days after becoming law.

 

 

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Explanation:

 

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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