REAC - Building Systems - Sanitary System 

Sanitary System


Portion of the building system that provides for the disposal of waste products with discharge to the local sewage system. Can include sources such as domestic plumbing fixtures, floor drains, and other area drains. Consists of floor drains and traps, collection sumps, sewage ejectors, sewage pumps, collection piping, fittings, valves and supports.


Note: This does not include site storm drainage. Refer to “Storm Drainage (Site).”


This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Broken/Leaking/Clogged Pipes or Drains (Sanitary System)
  • Missing Drain/Cleanout/Manhole Covers


Broken/Leaking/Clogged Pipes or Drains

Deficiency: You see that a drain is clogged or that components of the sanitary system are leaking.


Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: You see active leaks in or around the system components.

-OR You see evidence of standing water, puddles, or ponding, a sign of leaks or clogged drains.


Missing Drain/Cleanout/Manhole Covers

Deficiency: You see that a protective cover is missing.


Note: This also includes covers you see while walking the site.


Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: A protective cover is missing.

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