From: ILPI Support <info**At_Symbol_Here**ILPI.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safety Showers, Drains and ADA Compliance
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 10:56:05 -0500
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Nonsense.  The architects must be trying to add in berms to contain the water when all they really need is some very mild pitch in the floor in that area.  Even if that's not sufficient to contain all the water it will get a large percentage of it.

ADA-compliant units themselves don't take up much more space, if any, than regular units, however, the space that has to be kept clear is presumably larger.  But that has nothing whatsoever to do with drains.  BTW, I recommend using floor tape and floor signs to demarcate the area that must be left clear.  I hear there are some companies that sell that sort of stuff.  :-)

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On Feb 1, 2018, at 10:21 AM, Melissa Anderson <mwanderson08**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM> wrote:

Greetings Everyone,

We're working with architects right now to plan out chem labs for a new science building. We've asked for drains under the safety showers and were told that wouldn't be possible because in order to be ADA compliant and have drains, the safety showers would take up too much space- has anyone encountered such an argument? 

(Note, we're extremely constrained on space due to some very complicated politics I won't go into here, so making the labs bigger is not an option.)

Melissa Anderson
Pasadena City College
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