Township of East Whiteland, PA
Chester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Whiteland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 154.
[Adopted 8-12-1991 by Ord. No. 95-91]

§ 198-1 Fixtures to conform; applicability.

No water shall be provided for internal or external use to any residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, governmental, public or building or structure of any kind which is constructed, altered, extended or remodeled and in which plumbing, water piping or water fixtures are to be installed, extended, remodeled or altered in any way, and for which construction a permit is required to be obtained from East Whiteland Township (or would be required but for an exemption from a permit requirement for public or governmental agencies) unless the new, remodeled, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water-using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 198-2 of this article. The provisions of this article shall apply to any such building or structure for which a building permit is required to be issued, or is issued, or would otherwise be required to be issued but for such an exemption from a permit requirement for public or governmental agencies, on and after the date on which this article shall effect.

§ 198-2 Performance standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings.

A. 
Water closets and associated flushing mechanisms. The water 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 American National Standards Institute (ANSI), standard reference numbers A112.18.1M 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 fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), standard reference numbers A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
C. 
Showerheads. Showerhead 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 American National Standards Institute (ANSI), standard reference number A112.18.1M.
D. 
Faucets. Sinks and lavatory faucet 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 American National Standards Institute (ANSI), standard reference number A112.18.1M.

§ 198-3 Special provisions.

A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 198-2 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 East Whiteland Township for an exemption to the terms of this article, which may be granted by the Board of Supervisors upon clear and convincing proof by such person that some other device, system or procedure of similar design is available for installation and is capable of conserving as much or more water as those devices mandated herein, or that the requirements mandated herein cannot be met without unnecessary hardship other than financial hardship.
C. 
Modification. The Board of Supervisors may by ordinance modify the standards and restrictions herein required as they shall be necessary to further the purposes of this article.

§ 198-4 Adoption of standards by reference.

There are hereby adopted by reference the following codes as promulgated and published by the American National Standards Institute: ANSI, standard reference numbers A112.2M, A112.18.1M, A112.19.2M and A112.19.6M, latest edition, as the same may be from time to time revised and amended, not less than three copies of which are filed with the Secretary of this Township and are available for public use, inspection and examination.

§ 198-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate the provisions of this article and of the ANSI standards herewith adopted, or who shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall install any plumbing work in violation of these requirements or in violation of an approved plan or directive of the East Whiteland Codes Enforcement Officer, or of a permit of certificate issued under the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a summary offense, and shall be liable, on conviction thereof, to a fine not exceeding $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, for each and every offense, or on default of payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, to imprisonment in the county prison for a term not exceeding 30 days.