Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
ATCP 55-89 - Food, Lodging, and Recreation Safety
Chapter ATCP 73 - Bed And Breakfast Establishments
Section ATCP 73.10 - Water supply and waste disposal

Current through February 26, 2024

(1) SERVICE AVAILABILITY. The requirements covering water supply and sewage disposal facilities for all bed and breakfast establishments are based on the availability of public utilities as well as the practicability of connection to public utilities.

(2) PUBLIC UTILITIES. If an approved public water supply and approved public sewerage facilities are available to the bed and breakfast establishment, connection and use are required, as specified in chs. SPS 382 and 383, rules of the department of safety and professional services and ch. NR 812 , rules of the department of natural resources.

(3) PRIVATE WELLS. A private well is permitted as a source of water when a public water facility is not available to the premises. The well shall be located on the premises and shall be constructed and the pump installed in accordance with ch. NR 812 , rules of the department of natural resources governing well drilling and pump installation. A water sample shall be submitted annually to a certified laboratory for bacterial analysis, and a copy of the report giving the results of the analysis shall be made available to the department or its agent upon request. Whenever safe water cannot be obtained consistently from a well constructed in apparent compliance with ch. NR 812 , as evidenced by laboratory reports, the well shall be reconstructed or a new well constructed in accordance with the requirements of the department of natural resources except that if the reconstruction or new construction is determined to be impractical or is found to be ineffective, the use of the well shall be discontinued and water shall be transported on a temporary basis from a source and in a manner approved by the department.

(4) PLUMBING. All plumbing and fixtures shall meet the requirements for one-family and two-family dwellings contained in chs. SPS 382 and 384, the applicable state plumbing codes, and shall be maintained in good repair and in a sanitary condition.

(5) PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL.

(a) A private sewage disposal system, as defined in s. 145.01(12), Stats., is permitted when a public sewer facility is not available to the premises. The system shall be located on the premises and shall be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with s. 145.245, Stats., and the applicable state plumbing codes, chs. SPS 382 and 383.

(b) Failed on-site private waste disposal systems shall be replaced or rehabilitated. In this paragraph, "failed system" has the meaning prescribed for "failing private sewage system" in s. 145.245(4), Stats.

(c) Plans and installation details covering the design and construction, alteration or extension of private sewage disposal systems shall have the approval of the department of safety and professional services or its designated agent.

(d) All plumbing fixtures shall be connected to the building drainage system, with discharge to a public sewer or private sewage disposal system.

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