|SEC.76. Disposal of Septic Tank Effluent.- The effluent from septic tanks shall be discharged into a subsurfaced soil, absorption field where applicable or shall be
treated with some type of a purification device. The treated effluent may be discharged into a stream or body of water if it conforms to the quality standards
prescribe by the National Water and Air Pollution Control Commission.
SEC. 77. Determination of Septic Tanks Capacity. - The septic tank capacity may be determined from the estimated unit flow contained in Table I "Quantities of
Sewage Flow", based on adequate detention time interval resulting in efficient sedimentation. Daily flow from mattered results, may be used as estimated flow
when available. For edifices with occupants, the number of persons to be served shall be computed on the number of rooms with each room considered as
occupied by two persons or in the basis of the actual number of persons served by the tank, whichever is greater.
Sec. 78. Sanitary Privies. - The privy recommended for use is the sanitary privy. It shall conform with the following minimum requirements:
a. It shall consist of an earthen pit, a floor covering the pit, and a water -sealed bowl. It shall be so constructed in order that fecal matter and urine will be deposited
into the earthen pit which shall be completely fly-proof.
b. The pit shall be at least one meter square.
c.The floor should cover the pit tightly to prevent the entrance of flies. It shall be constructed of concrete or other impervious material.
d. The water-sealed bowl shall be joined to the floor so as to form a water-tight and insect proof joint.
e.A suitable building, shall be constructed to provide comfort and privacy for the users of the privy.
f. Wooden floors and seat risers shall not be used.
Sec. 79. Drainage. -
a. Responsibility of cities and municipalities - It shall be the responsibility of all cities and municipalities to provide and maintain in a sanitary state and in good
repair a satisfactory system of drainage in all inhabited areas where waste water from buildings and premises could empty without causing nuisance to the
community and danger to public health.
b. Connection to the municipal drainage system- Building or premises producing wastes water shall be connected to the municipal drainage system in all areas
where it exists.
Sec. 80. Special Precaution for Radioactive Excreta and Urine of Hospitalized Patient. -
a. Patients given high doses of radioactive isotope for therapy should be given toilet facilities separate from those use by "non-radioactive" patients.
b. Radioactive patients should be instructed to use the same toilet bowl at all times and to flush it at least 3 times after its use.
CHAPTER XVIII - Refuse Disposal
Sec. 81. Definition of Terms. - As used in this chapter, refuse is an inclusive term for all solid waste products consisting of garbage, rubbish, ashes, night soil,
manure, dead animals, street sweepings and industrial wastes.
Sec. 82. Responsibility of Cities and Municipalities. - Cities and municipalities shall provide an adequate and efficient system of collecting, transporting and
disposing refuse in their areas of jurisdiction in a manner approved by the local health authority.
Sec. 83. Additional Requirements. -
a. Occupants of buildings and residences shall, provide a sufficient number of receptacles for refuse. Refuse in receptacles shall be protected against vermin and
b. Refuse shall be disposed through a municipal collection service. If this service is not available, disposal shall be by incineration, burying, sanitary landfill or any
method approved by the local health authority.
c. Refuse shall not be thrown i any street, sidewalk, yard, park or any body of water. It shall be stored suitable container while awaiting its final disposal.
d. Streets shall be kept clean by occupants or owners of properties lining the street from the line of the property to the middle of the street and from one property to
e. Parks, plazas and streets adjacent to public buildings shall be kept clean by the local government concerned.
CHAPTER XIX - Nuisances and Offensive Trades and Occupations
Sec. 84. Nuisances and Offensive Trades and Occupations. -