Violation ExplanationOfficial Report Wording, Item #29
Plumbing properly installed and maintained. (1 pt.)
PUBLIC HEALTH REASON
It is critical that all plumbing fixtures, water and sewer lines in food establishments be maintained in proper working order. Poorly maintained plumbing systems may result in potential heath hazard such as cross connections, the back up of sewage, or leakage. These conditions may directly result in the contamination of food, equipment, utensils or paper goods. They can also adversely affect the ability of food handlers to adequately wash their hands, an establishment’s warewashing operations and increase the potential for cross contamination of food and equipment and utensil.
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