Chapter 15 - Latrines

Chapter 15 - Latrines

25.1501 Deposit of human excreta.


The depositing of human excreta in, or within 500 yards of any village in any place other than

a toilet equipped with plumbing facilities, or an approved latrine, is expressly prohibited.

25.1502 Responsibility for existence of excreta in unapproved places.


When human feces are found on land elsewhere than in an approved latrine, the head of the family residing upon or otherwise using the land shall be guilty of maintaining or permitting the same on such land.

25.1503 Duty of village to provide latrines.


Each village shall provide itself with latrines in such numbers and at such places as shall be determined by the Director of Health.

25.1504 Submission of latrine plans for approval.


No latrine, either public or private, may be constructed without approval by the Director of Health and the Department of Public Works. Plans for proposed latrine and sewage disposal installations must be submitted in triplicate for review and approval by the Director of Health and the Department of Public Works showing the plumbing design and layout, sewage disposal method, location of the sewage disposal installation in relation to buildings, wells and other structures, the size specifications of the sewage disposal installation, and the structural aspects of the installation.

25.1505 Review and approval of plans.


(a) The Director of Health shall review, pursuant to an order of the Governor, all latrine construction plans for:

(1) plumbing design and layout;

(2) sewage disposal method;

(3) location of the sewage disposal installation;

(4) size specifications of the sewage disposal installation:

(5) other features of public health significance.

(b) The Department of Public Works shall review all latrine construction plans for the struc-tural safety of the proposed installation.

(c) The Director of Health and the Department of Public Works shall affix a stamp of approval on latrine construction plans which they believe conform to sanitary and safety regulations promulgated under this title.

25.1506 Plans to be kept on file.


The Department of Health and the Department of Public Works shall keep on file a copy of each latrine construction plan to which they have affixed their stamp of approval.

25.1507 Stamps of approval on plans required prior to construction.


No construction of a latrine or sewage disposal facility may be started until the builder has in his possession on the construction site a copy of the plans bearing the stamps of approval of both the Department of Health and the Department of Public Works. The builder may not make any changes in the plans as approved or construct any part of the installation contrary to the approved plans without first obtaining in writing permission for the change by the Department of Health and the Department of Public Works.

25.1508 Inspection of construction.


The Director of Health shall make such inspections as are necessary to insure that the installation is built in conformity to the approved plans.