Borough of Jim Thorpe, PA
Carbon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jim Thorpe 6-11-1992 by Ord. No. 92-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Water — See Ch. 431.
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 Jim Thorpe (or would be required but for an exemption from a permit requirement for public or governmental agencies) unless the new extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 439-2 of this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any such building or structure for which such a building permit is issued, or would otherwise be required to be issued but for such an exemption, on or after the date of adoption of this chapter.
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) 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 ANSI 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 ANSI A112.18.1M.
D. 
Faucets. Sink and lavatory facet 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 ANSI A112.18.1M.
A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 439-2 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 may apply to the Borough of Jim Thorpe for an exemption to the terms of this chapter, which may be granted by the Building Inspector, upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as water as those set forth herein, or that those set forth herein cannot be complied with, without undue hardship.
The Council may, from time to time, modify, add to, or remove the standards and restrictions herein.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter, or who shall use or apply water within the Borough of Jim Thorpe contrary to or in violation of the restrictions herein shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and in default of payment, to imprisonment of not more than 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.