Borough of Jim Thorpe, PA
Carbon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jim Thorpe 7-14-1994 by Ord. No. 94-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 199.
Water — See Ch. 431.
The Borough of Jim Thorpe hereby adopts, for the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the design and installation of plumbing systems, including administration, plumbing permits, and penalties, the plumbing code known as the "BOCA NATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, 1993, NINTH EDITION," as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. save and except such portions as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended, of which three copies have been and now are filed in the Office of the Borough Secretary and the same are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling in the design and installation of plumbing systems within the corporate limits of the Borough of Jim Thorpe.
The code hereby adopted is amended as follows:
A. 
Section P-101.1, "Title," is amended to read:
§ P-191.1. Title. These regulations shall be known as the Plumbing Code of the Borough of Jim Thorpe, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
B. 
Section P-113.2, "Fee Schedule," is amended to read:
§ P-113.2. Fee Schedule. The fees for all plumbing work shall be as indicated in the schedule of fees as adopted, from time to time, by resolutions of the Borough Council of the Borough of Jim Thorpe.
C. 
Section P-116.4, "Violation of Penalties," is amended to read:
§ P-116.4. Penalties. Any person who shall violate any provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements hereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair plumbing work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code shall be, upon conviction thereof, sentenced to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
D. 
Section P-117.2, "Unlawful continuance," is amended to read:
§ P-117.2. Unlawful continuance. Any person who shall continue any work in or about the structure after having been served with a stop-work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be, upon conviction thereof, sentenced to a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fines and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.
E. 
Section P-304.3, "Public System Available," is amended to read:
§ P-304.3. Public System Available. A public water main or public sewer system shall be considered available to a structure is located within 500 feet of the public water main or sewer, measured along a street, alley or easement, and a connection conforming with the standards set forth in this code may be made thereto.
F. 
Section P-309.4, "Freezing," is amended to read:
§ P-309.4. Freezing. Water service piping shall be installed below recorded frost penetration but not less that four feet zero inches below grade. In climates with freezing temperatures, plumbing piping in exterior building walls or areas subjected to freezing temperatures shall be protected against freezing by insulation or heat or both.
G. 
Section P-309.5, "Sewer Depth," is amended to read:
§ P-309.5. Sewer Depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of 36 inches below grade.
In all matters that are regulated by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by regulations of departments or agencies of the commonwealth promulgated by authority of law, such laws or regulations, or other ordinances of the Borough of Jim Thorpe, as the case may be, shall control where the requirements thereof are the same as or in excess of the provisions of this chapter. The code shall control in all cases where the state requirements, or the requirements of other ordinances of the Borough of Jim Thorpe, are not as strict as those contained in this chapter.
The provisions of this chapter, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances and/or codes in force immediately prior to the enactment of this chapter, are intended as a continuation of such ordinance and codes and not as new enactments. The provisions of this chapter shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall they affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any right or penalty or to punish any offense under authority of any of the repealed ordinances.