b. Undesirable Areas. A site should never be selected which is next to
swamps, marshes, or other insect breeding plates, such as animal pens, dog pounds,
riding stables, and sanitary fills.
c. Child Safety. Each mobile home park should have a sufficient play area for
children. This area should be fenced.
a. Water provision for mobile park buildings. An adequate and safe supply
of pressurized water should be provided for each mobile home space. The source and
distribution system should be satisfactorily constructed, and then approved by the
medical authority. A sufficient amount of hot and cold water should be available at all
times in the service building.
(1) Connections should be made to the public or community water supply
when available. When no public supply is available, a private supply should be
developed and constructed in accordance with plans approved by the medical authority.
(2) Wells should be properly constructed. The drilled or driven type is
preferred. Springs should be used only if they are determined to be bacteriologically
satisfactory, and then should be protected from any possible contamination. All surface
supplies should receive sufficient treatment to make them safe for drinking.
(3) Individual connections to a water system must exclude cross-
connections. In some locations, it may be necessary to provide insulation and heating
tape to prevent freezing. Details of a typical water connection are shown in Figure 4-2.
c. Testing the Water Supply.
(1) Samples of the water should be collected periodically and tested for
bacteria of the coliform group. The local medical authority is responsible for testing the
water obtained from a public system. If the water supply is obtained from a private
source, the medical authority should be contacted for guidance in periodic sampling of
the water. A sampling frequency of at least once a month is recommended.
(2) Bacteriological testing may indicate that continuous chlorination is
necessary. The chlorination procedures should conform to regulations or to the
requirement established by the medical authority. Detailed and accurate records of the
chlorination procedure should be maintained.