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WAC 110-300-0236

Safe drinking water.

(1) An early learning program's drinking water must:
(a) Be offered multiple times throughout the day and be readily available to children at all times;
(b) Be offered in outdoor play areas, in each classroom for centers, and in the licensed space for family homes;
(c) Be served in a manner that prevents contamination;
(d) Not be obtained from a handwashing sink used with toileting or diapering; and
(e) Be served fresh daily or more often as needed.
(2) Drinking fountains at an early learning program must:
(a) Not be attached to handwashing sinks or disabled;
(b) Not be located in bathrooms;
(c) Not be a "bubble type" fountain (the water flow must form an arch);
(d) Be cleaned and sanitized daily, or more often as needed; and
(e) Be located above water impervious flooring.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0236, filed 7/5/18, effective 7/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.201 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-14-079, § 170-300-0236, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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