In every tenement house hereafter erected there must be running water in each apartment. The floor of the cellar must be made watertight, and the ceiling of the cellar must be plastered. At the bottom of every shaft and in all courts there must be a self-closing fireproof door, giving access to such shaft or court.

Privacy

In every apartment of three or more rooms access to every living room and bedroom and to at least one water closet compartment must be had without passing through any bedroom.

Drainage Of Shafts, Courts, Areas And Yards

All shafts, courts, areas and yards must be concreted, graded, drained and properly connected with the street sewer.

Water Closet Accommodations

In all tenement houses hereafter erected there must be a separate water closet for each apartment, and the water closet must be located within the apartment. The floor of the water closet compartment must be constructed waterproof with a six-inch base around the same. Drip trays are prohibited, as is the enclosing of water closet fixtures with any woodwork; water closets and plumbing must be constructed in accordance with the plumbing code of the city.

Charter Provisions Relative To Tenement Houses

In addition to the above provisions contained in the Tenement House Act, detailed provisions with regard to the powers, duties and organization of the Tenement House Department will be found in the Greater New York Charter, Chapter XlXa, Sections 1326 to 1344P.