|Exceptions to our rules September 2008|
|Our built environment is not a black and white place. All rules don't apply to every situations. Therefore TAS has created avenues for flexibility in our designs in order to accommodate unforeseen situations.|
|Section 4.15 Drinking Fountains|
What if the plumbing code only requires one drinking fountain, but TAS requires that you have one for the wheelchair bound and one for those who can't bend or stoop? Does that mean we need to provide two? What if you only have one pipe in an existing condition?
Water fountain manufacturers have designed one unit that is called a bi-level unit. It is one unit with one pipe but it has essentially two bubblers at different heights. The unit is narrow as if you had one bubbler, and it will satisfy the requirement for the differing heights.