Chapter 6 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers

Note: This chapter only applies to passenger vessels subject to subchapters K or H, except where sections are referenced by chapter 12 which addresses subchapters C and T vessels.


SCOPING

211 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers

211.1 General. Where fixed drinking fountains or water coolers are provided, at least 50 percent, but not less than one, of such units provided on each deck shall comply with 602.


TECHNICAL

602 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers

602.1 General. Fixed drinking fountains and water coolers required to be accessible shall comply with 307 and 602.

602.2 Clear Deck Space. Units shall have a clear deck space complying with 305.

602.2.1 Forward Approach. Where a forward approach is provided, the clear deck space shall be centered on the unit and shall include knee and toe clearance complying with 306.

602.2.2 Parallel Approach. Where a parallel approach is provided, the clear deck space shall be centered on the unit.

602.3 Controls and Operating Mechanisms. Controls and operating mechanisms shall comply with 309.

602.4 Spout Height. Spout outlets shall be 36 inches (915 mm) maximum above the finished deck surface.

602.5 Spout Location. Units with a parallel approach shall have the spout located 3-1/2 inches (90 mm) maximum from the front edge of the unit, including bumpers. Units with a forward approach shall have the spout located 15 inches (380 mm) minimum from the vertical support and 5 inches (125 mm) maximum from the front edge of the unit, including bumpers.

602.6 Water Flow. The spout shall provide a flow of water at least 4 inches (100 mm) high so as to allow the insertion of a cup or glass under the flow of water. Measured horizontally relative to the front face of the unit, the angle of the water stream from spouts located within 3 inches (75 mm) of the front of the unit shall be 30 degrees maximum and from spouts located between 3 inches (75 mm) and 5 inches (125 mm) from the front shall be 15 degrees maximum.