Borough of Pennsburg, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pennsburg as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Drainageways and watercourses — See Ch. 39.
Plumbing — See Ch. 75.
Sewers — See Ch. 86.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 98.
[Adopted 11-1-1993 by Ord. No. 2-93]

§ 108-1 General policy.

No water shall be provided for internal or external use to any residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, governmental or public building or structure of any kind which is constructed or remodeled and in which plumbing, water piping or water fixtures are to be installed, extended or altered in any way and for which construction a permit is required to be obtained from the Borough of Pennsburg, unless the new, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water-using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 108-2 of this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any such building or structure for which a building permit is issued, or would be otherwise required to be issued but for an exemption, on or after November 1, 1993.

§ 108-2 Standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings.

A. 
Water closets and associated flushing mechanisms. The average consumption of water closets shall not exceed an average of 1.6 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
B. 
Urinals and associated flushing mechanisms. Urinal water consumption shall not exceed an average of 1.5 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
C. 
Shower heads. Shower head discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the ANSI A112.18.1M.
D. 
Faucets. Sink and lavatory discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the ANSI A112.18.1M.

§ 108-3 Special provisions; exemptions.

A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 108-2 shall not apply to fixtures and fittings such as emergency showers, aspirator faucets and blowout fixtures that in order to perform a specialized function cannot meet the specified standards.
B. 
Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Borough of Pennsburg for an exemption to the terms of this chapter, which may be granted by Borough Council upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as those set forth herein or that those set forth herein cannot be complied with, without undue hardship.

§ 108-4 Violations and penalties.

It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to use or apply water within the Borough of Pennsburg contrary to or in violation of the restrictions herein, and upon conviction thereof, such persons shall be punished by being imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 30 days or by fine of not more than $600, or by both such fine and imprisonment.