S.C. Code Regs. 61-84.2300.2301 - Design and Construction (II)

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. Resident and staff hand washing lavatories and resident showers/tubs shall be supplied with hot and cold water at all times.
B. Plumbing fixtures that require hot water and are accessible to residents shall be supplied with water that is thermostatically controlled to a temperature of at least 100 degrees F. and not to exceed 120 degrees F. at the fixture.
C. The water heater or combination of heaters shall be sized to provide at least six gallons per hour per bed at the above temperature range. (II)
D. Hot water supplied to the kitchen equipment/utensil washing sink shall be supplied at 120 degrees F. provided all kitchen equipment/utensils are chemically sanitized. For those facilities sanitizing with hot water, the sanitizing compartment of the kitchen equipment/utensil washing sink shall be capable of maintaining the water at a temperature of at least 180 degrees F.
E. Hot water provided for washing linen/clothing shall not be less than 160 degrees F. Should chlorine additives or other chemicals which contribute to the margin of safety in disinfecting linen/clothing be a part of the washing cycle, the minimum hot water temperature shall not be less than 110 degrees F., provided hot air drying is used. (II)

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S.C. Code Regs. 61-84.2300.2301
Amended by State Register Volume 39, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/26/2015.

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