Township of Lower Merion, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Merion 8-1-1973 as part of Ord. No. 1699. (This chapter originally appeared as Article IX of the comprehensive Health Code adopted 8-1-1973 by Ord. No. 1699, which now appears as Ch. 90, Health and Sanitation, and was set up as a separate chapter during codification at the direction of the Board of Commissioners. See Ch. 90, Health and Sanitation, Art. I, for provisions as to title, purpose and definitions which are applicable to the entire original Health Code); amended in its entirety 8-7-2002 by Ord. No. 3651. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 62.
Contractor licensing — See Ch. 69.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 90.
Housing-property maintenance — See Ch. 92.
Sewers — See Ch. 126.
Uniform Construction Code — See Ch. 143.

§ 115-1 Adoption of standards.

[Amended 6-16-2004 by Ord. No. 3714]
A certain document, three copies of which have been and are presently on file in the office of the Township Secretary or the Building and Planning Department of the Township of Lower Merion, being marked and designated as the "International Plumbing Code" published by the International Code Council, has been adopted as the Plumbing Code of the Township of Lower Merion as provided in Chapter 143 hereof, Uniform Construction Code. Each and all of the regulations of the International Plumbing Code, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with the following additions, insertions, deletions and changes.

§ 115-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
Structures and appurtenances which receive the discharge of a sanitary drainage system, designed to bring about a reduction in the organic and bacterial content of the waste so as to render it less offensive or dangerous. Septic tanks and seepage pits shall be considered as sewage treatment plants.

§ 115-3 Additions, insertions, deletions and changes to standards.

[Amended 6-16-2004 by Ord. No. 3714]
A. 
In Section 101.1, Title, insert "Lower Merion Township," in the (name of jurisdiction) blank.
B. 
In Section 106.6.2, Fee schedule, insert "The fees for all plumbing work shall be as indicated in Chapter A167."
C. 
In Section 106.6.3, Fee refunds, insert "The Code Official shall authorize the refunding of fees as follows":
1. The full amount of any fee paid hereunder that was erroneously paid or collected.
2. Not more than 80% of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code.
3. Not more than 80% of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan review effort has been expended. The Code Official shall not authorize the refunding of any fee paid except upon written application filed by the original permittee not later than 180 days after the date of fee payment.
D. 
Section 305.6.1 shall provide as follows:
305.6.1, Sewer depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of 36 inches below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers shall be a minimum of 36 inches below grade.
E. 
Section 904.1 shall provide as follows:
904.1, Roof extension. All open vent pipes that extend through a roof shall be terminated at least 12 inches above the roof, except that where a roof is to be used for any purpose other than weather protection, the vent extensions shall be run at least seven feet above the roof.