Or. Admin. R. 340-073-0070 - Unsealed Earth Pits for Privies

(1) The pit must be constructed with material and in a manner to prevent rapid deterioration, provide adequate capacity, and facilitate maintenance under ordinary use.
(2) Unless otherwise approved by the agent, the pit must provide a capacity of 50 cubic feet for each seat installed in the privy building and must be at least 5 feet deep. The area within 16 inches of the surface grade may not be counted as part of the 50 cubic-foot capacity.
(3) Pit cribbing must fit firmly and be in uniform contact with the earth walls on all sides and must rise at least 6 inches above the original ground line and descend to the full depth of the pit. Pit cribbing below the soil line may be omitted in rock formations.


Or. Admin. R. 340-073-0070
DEQ 10-1981, f. & ef. 3-20-81; DEQ 11-2004, f. 12-22-04, cert. ef. 3-1-05

Stat. Auth.: ORS 454.625 & 468.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 454.615 & 454.775

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