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SECTION 2902 - NUMBER OF FIXTURES

2902.1 General. The number of plumbing fixtures within a building shall not be less than set forth in Section 2902.

2902.2 Group A Occupancies. In Group A Occupancies at least one lavatory for each two water closets for each sex shall be provided at an approved location. At least one drinking fountain shall be provided at each floor level in an approved location.

EXCEPTION: A drinking fountain need not be provided in a drinking or dining establishment.

For other requirements on water closets, see Sections 806 and 2903 and Chapter 11 for access to water closets and drinking fountains.

2902.3 Groups B, F, H, M and S Occupancies. In Groups B, F, H, M and S Occupancies, buildings or portions thereof where persons are employed shall be provided with at least one water closet. Separate facilities shall be provided for each sex when the number of employees exceeds four. Such toilet facilities shall be located either in such building or conveniently in a building adjacent thereto on the same property.

Such water closet rooms in connection with food establishments where food is prepared, stored or served shall have a nonabsorbent interior finish as specified in Section 807.1, shall have hand-washing facilities therein or adjacent thereto, and shall be separated from food preparation or storage rooms as specified in Section 302.6.

For other requirements on water closets, see Section 2903.

2902.4 Group E Occupancies. Water closets shall be provided on the basis of the following ratio of water closets to the number of students:

Boys Girls
Elementary Schools 1:100 1:35
Secondary Schools 1:1001:45

In addition, urinals shall be provided for boys on the basis of 1:30 in elementary and secondary schools.

There shall be provided at least one lavatory for each two water closets or urinals, and at least one drinking fountain on each floor for elementary and secondary schools.

For other requirements on water closets, see Sections 806 and 2903.

2902.5 Group I Occupancies. In Group I Occupancies, sanitation facilities for employees shall be provided as specified in Section 2902.3. Additional sanitation facilities shall be provided for other occupants when the facilities for employees are not accessible to such other occupants.

For other requirements on water closets, see Sections 806 and 2903.

2902.6 Group R Occupancies. Buildings classified as Group R Occupancies shall be provided with at least one water closet. Hotels or subdivisions thereof where both sexes are accommodated shall contain at least two separate toilet facilities which are conspicuously identified for male or female use, each of which contains at least one water closet.

EXCEPTION: Hotel guest rooms may have one unidentified toilet facility.

Additional water closets shall be provided on each floor for each sex at the rate of one for every additional 10 guests, or fractional part thereof, in excess of 10.

Dwelling units shall be provided with a kitchen equipped with a kitchen sink. Dwelling units, congregate residences and lodging houses shall be provided with a bathroom equipped with facilities consisting of a water closet, lavatory and either a bathtub or shower. Each sink, lavatory and either a bathtub or shower shall be equipped with hot and cold running water necessary for its normal operation.

For other requirements on water closets, see Sections 806 and 2903.

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