Township of East Cocalico, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Cocalico as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 70.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 75.
Key safes — See Ch. 123.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 194.
Zoning — See Ch. 220.
[Adopted 4-21-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-04]
The Board of Supervisors of East Cocalico Township hereby elects to administer and enforce the provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Act, Act 45 of 1999, as amended from time to time, and its regulations.
[Amended 6-2-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01]
A. 
The Uniform Construction Code Act contained in 34 Pa. Code Chapters 401-405, as amended from time to time, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as the municipal building code of East Cocalico Township.
B. 
In addition to all types of construction, placement of structures, repairs, and alterations for which the Uniform Construction Code requires a permit, pursuant to the authorization of Act 92 of 2004, this section shall require persons to obtain permits under the Township of East Cocalico Construction Code for all of the following:
(1) 
The construction, erection, or placement of any accessory structure which is equal to or greater than 400 square feet, whether or not such accessory structure is connected to any utility.
(2) 
The construction, erection, or placement of any accessory structure which is less than 400 square feet if such accessory structure is provided with any utility service. The applicant shall obtain a permit only for the purpose of inspection for the utility or utilities being installed or provided to the accessory structure.
(3) 
All alterations or repairs to residential buildings which are exempt from the Uniform Construction Code by Act 92 of 2004; provided, however, that the following types of alterations and repairs shall continue to be exempt, and no permit will be required:
(a) 
Replacement of windows and doors when there is no change in size of the existing opening.
(b) 
Re-roofing.
(c) 
Replacement of a hot water heater, boiler, or furnace, or the replacement of any part of a hot water heater, boiler, or furnace with the same electrical and plumbing requirements.
(d) 
Addition or replacement of siding on the exterior of the residential structure.
(e) 
Repair or replacement of any nonstructural portion of a deck or porch stoop.
(f) 
Replacement of an appliance switch or receptacle with a switch or receptacle which is the same or has a like rating.
(g) 
The addition of one appliance switch or receptacle.
(h) 
The repair or replacement of any nonstructural member.
(i) 
The repair or replacement of any sink, toilet, tub, shower, or similar plumbing fixture without relocation of any drain or venting device.
Administration and enforcement of the Code and its regulations within East Cocalico Township shall be undertaken by either the designation of an employee of East Cocalico Township to serve as the municipal code official or by retention of one or more construction code officials or third-party agencies to act on behalf of East Cocalico Township.
A. 
A Board of Appeals shall be established by resolution of the governing body of East Cocalico Township in conformity with the requirements of the relevant provisions of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, as amended from time to time, and its regulations for the purpose of hearing appeals from decisions of the code administrator. If at any time enforcement and administration is undertaken jointly with one or more other municipalities, said Board of Appeals shall be established by joint action of the participating municipalities through an intermunicipal agreement.
B. 
Appeals pertaining to the accessibility requirements of the code shall not be heard by the Board of Appeals, but shall be filed with and considered by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for project modification approval.
A. 
All building code ordinances or portions of ordinances which were adopted by East Cocalico Township on or before July 1, 1999, and which equal or exceed the requirements of the code and its regulations shall continue in full force and effect until such time as such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the code and its regulations, as amended from time to time.
B. 
All building codes or portions of building codes which are in effect as of the effective date of this ordinance and whose requirements are less than the minimum requirements of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act and its regulations shall be amended to conform with the comparable provisions and regulations of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.
C. 
All relevant ordinances, regulations, and policies of East Cocalico Township not governed by the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act and its regulations shall remain in full force and effect.
Fees assessable by East Cocalico Township for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act shall be established by the governing body by resolution from time to time.
[Adopted 5-3-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-04]
[Amended 5-16-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-06]
A. 
East Cocalico Township hereby adopts the East Cocalico Township Authority standards for lateral connections located on private property and connecting to public infrastructure owned by East Cocalico Township Authority that were in effect on January 1, 2005, and that contain provisions that equal or exceed the requirements of the regulations promulgated under Chapter 3 of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act,[1] the International Residential Code, or under the International Plumbing Code which shall remain in effect until such time as any such provisions fail to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the regulations promulgated under Chapter 3 of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, at which time the standards shall be amended to equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the regulations promulgated under Chapter 3 of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.
[1]
Editor’s Note: See 35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq.
B. 
East Cocalico Township hereby adopts any amendments to the East Cocalico Township Authority standards for lateral connections located on private property and connecting to public infrastructure owned by East Cocalico Township Authority which equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the regulations promulgated under Chapter 3 of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, the International Residential Code, or under the International Plumbing Code.
C. 
East Cocalico Township hereby adopts recent amendments to the East Cocalico Township Authority standards for lateral connections located on private property and connecting to public infrastructure owned by East Cocalico Township Authority which equal or exceed the minimum requirements of the regulations promulgated under Chapter 3 of the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act, the International Residential Code, or under the International Plumbing Code. The revised specifications for water system construction and specifications for sewer system construction are attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein.[2]
[Added 8-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-01]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Said specifications are on file in the Township offices.
Water specifications for service lines are hereby amended as they pertain to certain sections of the International Plumbing Code and International Residential Code as follows:
A. 
General. The International Plumbing Code, Section 603.1, and the International Residential Code, Section 2903, are hereby amended by adding the following to the existing sections:
The sizing of customer service lines shall be in accordance with AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practice M22, A Sizing of Water Service Lines and Meters, and is subject to Authority approval. The applicant shall provide justification for water service line and meter sizing for Authority review and approval. Residential service lines shall be 3/4 inches minimum in size. The service line shall consist of a corporation stop, copper pipe, curb stop and box, and may also include a meter pit.
Refer to Appendix B for a summary of the requirements for connecting residential dwellings to the water lateral at the curb valve.
B. 
Minimum cover over pipes. The International Plumbing Code, Sections 305.6 and 305.6.1, and the International Residential Code, Sections P2603.6 and P2603.6.1, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
The minimum depth of backfill over pipes shall be 3.5 feet (42 inches).
C. 
Underground pipe and fittings.
(1) 
The International Plumbing Code, Section 605.3. Table 605.3 and Section 605.5, Table 605.5, and the International Residential Code: Section P2904.4, Table, P2904.4.1 are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
Service lines shall be of Type K copper water tubing. Fittings must be compression-type fittings.
(2) 
The International Plumbing Code, Section 305.4, and the International Residential Code, Section P2603.4, are hereby amended by adding the following:
At the entry of the service line into the building a protective sleeve shall be provided through the wall of the building. The sleeve shall span across the excavated area outside the wall and at least two feet of the end of the sleeve shall rest on virgin soil. The copper pipe shall be threaded through the sleeve and the annular space at both ends of the sleeve sealed with noncorrosive silicone-based sealant.
(3) 
The International Plumbing Code, Section 601, and the International Residential Code, Section P2902.2, are hereby amended by adding the following:
A double backflow preventer with shutoff valve must be installed adjacent to and downstream of the water meter.
D. 
Pressure Reducing/Regulating Valve.
(1) 
The International Plumbing Code Section 604.8, and the International Residential Code Section P2903.3.1, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
When pressures exceed 60 psi, the applicant shall, at his own expense, install on the house side of the meters, pressure regulating valves. The pressure regulating valves shall be maintained by the applicant or subsequent property owner.
(2) 
The International Plumbing Code. Section 604.7, and the International Residential Code, Section 2903.3, are hereby amended by adding the following:
In areas where the static water pressure in the distribution system is less than 40 psi, booster pumps will be required. The provision of booster pumps is the applicant's responsibility. Connections will not be permitted if distribution system static pressure in the area is less than 20 psi.
(3) 
The International Plumbing Code, Section 605.3, and the International Residential Code, Section P2904.4, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
A.
Materials and equipment:
1.
Small valves.
a.
General.
Small valves are defined as three-inch or smaller valves and shall be gate valves or ball valves, unless specified otherwise.
b.
Gate valves.
(1)
Gate valves 2 1/2 inches diameter and smaller shall have flanged or screwed ends as required and shall be brass or bronze, solid wedge, union bonnet, rising-stem, Fig. 47 or 48 as manufactured by Jenkins Brothers or similar products as manufactured by Crane, Fairbanks, or Lukenhiemer.
(2)
All gate valves 2 1/2 and three inches, unless otherwise noted, shall be brass body gates and shall be Jenkins No. 1240 or Hammond 1B-647.
(3)
Valves shall open to the left (counter-clockwise). Operating nuts or wheels shall have cast thereon an arrow and the word "open" indicating the direction of opening.
c.
Ball valves.
Ball valves shall be the 300 psi heavy brass type with compression ends. The meter stop valve shall be a ball angle meter valve. Valves shall be Mueller Company or Ford.
2.
Copper tube.
Copper tube shall conform to the requirements of ASTM B88, with Type K for underground installations and Type L in exposed locations. The water service copper tubing must be one continuous piece with no fittings or splices in lengths less than 100 feet.
3.
Fittings for copper tubing.
Fittings for copper tubing shall be the compression type conforming to AWWA C800 with a pressure class of 150 psi. All service fittings shall be compression connection manufactured by Mueller Company or Quick Joint manufactured by Ford.
4.
Corporation stops.
Corporation stops shall be Mueller 110 compression connection or Ford Quick Joint. Corporation stops shall be Mueller H-15008 or Ford FB1000 Series.
5.
Curb stops and boxes.
Curb stops shall be Mueller 110 compression connection or Ford Quick Joint. Curb stops shall be Mueller H15209, Mueller B-25209, or Ford B44 Series.
Curb boxes shall be two-piece, screw type, cast iron and be operable with a six-foot-long wrench. They shall be manufactured by Tyler/Union, Series 6500 with two-and-one-half-inch shaft and shall be provided with a lid with the word "WATER" cast in. The standard box number shall be 93-E which has an extension range of 36 to 54 inches. Other box numbers shall be used as required if the burial depth is out of the 93-E extension range.
6.
Backflow preventers.
A double backflow prevention device shall be installed at each customer service after the water meter. The backflow preventer shall be Watts Series 007 for the size range of 1/2 inch to three inches. Other applications of backflow preventers are provided in Section 3.
7.
Pressure regulating valves.
a.
The installation of pressure regulating valves may be required by the Authority to prevent excessive pressures at customer services or other locations. Pressure regulating valves required at customer services are to be installed and maintained by the customer.
b.
Pressure regulating valves two inches and smaller shall be diaphragm-type with cast-bronze body and galvanized iron strainer. They shall be manufactured by Mueller Co. or Watts Regulator Co.
c.
Pressure regulating valves 2 1/2 inches and larger shall be manufactured by Cla-Val, Watts or Val-Matic.
8.
Clamping devices.
Socket clamps, anchor, straps, and tie rods, used to anchor pipe fittings, shall be as manufactured by the Grinnel Company, Inc., Stellar Corporation, or approved equal.
9.
Encasement pipe and protective sleeve.
Encasement pipes and protective sleeves shall be welded and seamless black steel pipe or Schedule 40 PVC pipe.
B.
Meters and meter pits:
1.
The Authority installs and maintains water meters and external reader boxes. A conduit must be provided and installed from the meter to the reader box location. The conduit shall be one-half-inch minimum with large radius bends to permit easy installation of the wiring. No short-radius bends or elbows will be permitted. All meters shall be installed at one to four feet above floor level.
2.
Spacers must be provided to accommodate the water meters. Water meters have male N.P.T. ends. Spacer lengths for three-fourths-inch meters must be 13 inches and for one-inch meters must be 16 inches. All meters shall be properly supported on a shelf or with brackets.
3.
Meter pits shall be required for water service lines if: 1) the water service line is over 100 feet long; or 2) hydrants are located along the water service line; or 3) it is deemed necessary by the Authority.
4.
Meter pits shall be located as close to the curb valve as possible and not more than five feet from the curb valve, as approved by the Authority. Meter pits shall be installed to manufacturer's recommendations. Backfilling around the meter pit must be done uniformly and with care to prevent distortion of the boxes.
5.
Meter pits for five-eighths-inch to one-inch meters shall be Mueller/McCullough Thermal Coil system. Box depth shall be minimum 42 inches. The meter inlet type shall be lockwing angle ball valve (full port), and the meter outlet type shall be dual check valve. Pit shall be furnished with four-inch insulating pad. Lid shall be cast iron with pentagon key and Touch Read feature. Lid diameter shall be 15 inches for three-fourths-inch meters and 18 inches for one-inch meters.
6.
Meter pits for one-and-one-half-inch or two-inch meters shall be Ford Plastic Pit Setter. Box depth shall be minimum 42 inches. The meter inlet type shall be lockwing angle ball valve (full port), and the meter outlet type shall be angle dual check valve. A bypass with lockwing ball valve shall be provided. Pit shall be furnished with a cast iron monitor cover with an inner lid and twenty-inch access opening. Lid shall be designed with Touch Read feature.
7.
Meter pits in traffic areas or requiring meters larger than two inches, or where required by the Authority, shall be depicted in the detail drawings and be approved by the Authority. Meter pits shall have a minimum four-inch floor drain equipped with ball-float check valve assembly manufactured by Josam Series 67100A-Z or approved equal. Meter pits shall be provided with Touch Read feature for meter reading. Design pit for antiflotation on dead weight alone.
8.
Meter pits located in driveways, parking lots, or where subject to vehicular traffic shall be designed for H-20 wheel loading.
C.
Construction methods.
1.
When installing corporation stops, the main shall be tapped at a 45° angle with the horizontal. Service tubing shall be installed as a continuous length of pipe and shall have a minimum cover of three feet, six inches. Curb stops shall be vertical, with the top of the curb box at finished grade. The curb box shall be set on a precast concrete block firmly embedded in virgin soil (see detail No. 5). Where grading may still be in progress the curb box shall be marked by a minimum two-inch by four-inch pressure-treated lumber stake projecting 18 inches above final grade.
2.
Service lines crossing state highways are subject to state approval and are normally installed in a casing pipe which shall be bored, jacked, or augured under the highway, all in accordance with PennDOT requirements and specifications.
3.
Service lines shall be bedded in sand, free of limestone, or wrapped with plastic sheeting protection.
4.
Service lines at meters shall be installed in areas not subject to freezing.
D.
Testing and inspection:
1.
Notification.
It is incumbent upon the applicant to notify the Authority a minimum of 24 hours in advance of when the work will be ready for inspection.
2.
Before backfilling the trench or covering any work, an inspection by the Authority from the curb valve to the water meter stop must be performed.
3.
a.
Each service line shall be subjected to a pressure test prior to approval by the Authority. The test shall be witnessed by an agent of the Authority and the service line shall not be deemed acceptable until said service line has satisfactorily passed the test hereinafter described. All costs of testing and any subsequent test(s), including equipment, material, or labor required shall be the responsibility of the applicant.
b.
Service lines two inches and smaller: A test pressure of 100 psi shall be applied to the service line. There shall be no drop in pressure for a period of 15 minutes.
c.
Service lines larger than two inches: Refer to Section 4, Water Mains, for the testing requirements.
4.
Disinfection.
Service connections shall be part of the testing and disinfection program specified in Section 4 per AWWA standards. The chlorine from the service connections shall be flushed and drained. If necessary, the applicant shall request service customers to run spigots in the dwelling to remove chlorine from the lines. The Authority shall not be responsible for any damage to customer service lines.
E.
Detail drawings list:
Relevant Detail Drawings are ECTA Specifications for Water System Construction Drawing Number:
9
Typical Meter Pit for 5/8" - 1" Service (not in traffic area)
10
Typical Meter Pit for 1 1/2" - 2" Service (not in traffic area)
11
Typical Meter Pit for 5/8" - 2" Service (in traffic area)
12
Typical Meter Pit for Large Meters (plan)
13
Typical Meter Pit for Large Meters (elevation)
Sewer specifications for service lines are hereby amended as they pertain to certain sections of the International Plumbing Code and International Residential Code as follows:
A. 
Minimum grade. The International Plumbing Code, Section 704.1, and the International Residential Code, Section P3005.4.2, are hereby amended by adding the following:
All service lines shall be installed with a minimum grade of 2%. Pipes shall be laid in straight lines.
B. 
Minimum cover. The International Plumbing Code, Section 305.6, and the International Residential, Code Sections P2603.6 and P2603.6.1, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
A minimum cover of the three feet over the top of the pipe shall be maintained. Minimum cover in driveways, parking areas, and streets shall be four feet. Any exceptions to these requirements have to be approved by the Authority.
C. 
Cleanouts. The International Plumbing Code, Section 708.3.2, and the International Residential Code, Section P3005.2.2, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
a.
Cleanouts shall be installed at maximum intervals of 50 feet in the service line and at changes in direction greater than 45°.
b.
Cleanouts shall be provided either inside the building where the pipe enters the building or outside the building at the beginning of the service line.
c.
The top of the cleanout shall be six inches above finished surrounding grade. Alternatives to this requirement may only be considered by the Authority if adequate justification is provided by the applicant that demonstrates that meeting this requirement is not feasible.
D. 
Traps. The International Plumbing Code, Section 1002.6, and the International Residential Code, Section P3201.4, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
a.
A one-piece running trap with vent and cleanout shall be installed in the service line in the vicinity of the Authority's sewer lateral. The trap shall be a minimum distance of two feet and a maximum distance of 10 feet from the end of the lateral. The trap shall not be installed within the road right-of-way or in driveways.
b.
The riser and vent shall be on the building side of the trap. Unless otherwise authorized by the Authority or its representative, the top of the vent shall be six inches above finished surrounding grade to prevent surface water from entering the service line. The vent shall be located in an area not subject to flooding or ponding.
E. 
Pipes. The International Plumbing Code, Section 702.3, and the International Residential, Code, Section P3002.2, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
The following types of piping are permissible for service line installation:
a.
In normal good ground conditions: ductile iron or Schedule 40 PVC.
b.
Where the service line is to be placed under a drive or other roadway and the depth is less than four feet, the line shall be encased in flowable fill to six inches above the top of the pipe, or the line shall be ductile iron pipe meeting the requirements in Section 4 of ECTA Specifications for Sanitary Sewer System Construction.
A.
Materials:
1.
Ductile iron pipe and fittings. (References to ASTM, AWWA and ANSI Specifications imply Latest Edition.)
a.
Ductile iron pipe.
(1)
Ductile iron pipe shall conform to AWWA C151 and ASTMA A746. Pipe shall be supplied in standard lengths as much as possible.
(2)
Ductile iron pipe shall be by U.S. Pipe and Foundry Company, American Ductile Iron Pipe Company, or Griffin Pipe Products Company.
(3)
Ductile iron pipe and fittings shall be lined with Protecto 401 ceramic-filled amine cured epoxy by Indurall, SewperCoat calcium aluminate mortar by Lafarge Calcium Aluminates, or approved equal.
b.
Joints. Joints shall be rubber-gasket push-on type or rubber-gasket mechanical joint-type conforming to AWWA C111. Gasket shall be SBR.
c.
Minimum thickness. Thickness design shall be per AWWA C150, except provided minimum Class 50.
d.
Plastic pipe and fittings.
(1)
Pipes for gravity service lines shall be Schedule 40 PVC and shall conform to ASTM D1785.
(2)
Joints shall be:
(i)
O-ring gaskets per ASTM D3213 and shall be installed according to manufacturer's recommendations.
(ii)
Glued per ASTM D2672. Pipe ends shall be cleaned primed, glued and installed according to manufacturer's recommendations.
(3)
All fittings and accessories shall have bell and/or spigot configurations compatible with the pipe.
e.
For low-pressure sewer service lines, refer to Section 5, Low Pressure Sewers, for these requirements of the ECTA Sanitary Sewer System Construction.
F. 
The International Plumbing Code, Section 306.2, and the International Residential Code Section P2604.0, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
1.
Excavation.
The trench shall be excavated to a depth of six inches below the outside diameter of the pipe barrel, or deeper if so specified. The excavation may be done by machine. The resultant subgrade shall be undisturbed, or compacted as approved by the Engineer if disturbed.
2.
Backfilling.
Service line trenches shall be backfilled, from the bottom of the trench to the center line of the pipe with sand or AASHTO No. 8 or PennDOT 1B stone and placed in layers of three inches (uncompacted thickness) and compacted by tamping. Backfilling material shall be deposited in the trench for its full width on each side of the pipe and fittings simultaneously.
From the center line of the pipe and fittings to a depth of one foot above the top of the pipe, the trench shall be backfilled by hand or by approved mechanical methods. The Contractor shall use special care in placing this portion of the backfill so as to avoid damaging or moving the pipe. The backfill shall be placed in six-inch layers (uncompacted thickness) and compacted by tamping. Backfill in this section of the trench shall be with sand or AASHTO No. 8 or PennDOT 1B stone.
No trench shall be backfilled until the service line has been inspected and approved by the Authority or its representative.
3.
Water in trenches.
Trenches shall be dewatered prior to laying pipes. Ground and surface water in trenches shall not be permitted to enter the sewerage system.
4.
Restoration.
All street, road, or highway surfaces, which are disturbed or damaged during installation of the service lines, shall be properly repaired at the owner's cost.
Subsequent settlement of the street, road, or highway surface resulting from improper compaction of the service line trench or failure to protect the lateral line trench, shall be promptly repaired at the owner's cost.
5.
Connections to sewer laterals.
a.
Extended adapter bushing.
(1)
The extended adapter bushing shall be a six-inch sewer spigot by four-inch DWV hub concentric reducer and shall be of the same material as the sanitary sewer lateral pipe.
b.
Test tee.
(1)
The test tee shall have gasketed joints and be of the same material as the sanitary sewer lateral pipe.
c.
Flexible coupling.
(1)
Flexible coupling composed of elastomeric PVC shall conform to ASTM C443, C425, C564 and D1869 as manufactured by Fernco, Inc.
(2)
Each coupling shall be supplied with two Type 305 stainless steel adjustable clamps.
d.
All connections to sewers shall be made at the terminus of the sewer lateral unless the Authority specifically authorizes otherwise.
e.
Whenever no sewer lateral has previously been constructed, the construction of the sewer lateral and the connection of the sewer lateral to the sewer main shall be as described in the ECTA Specifications for Sanitary Sewer System Construction.
6.
Special conditions and requirements.
a.
Where the service line is to be placed under a drive or other roadway and the depth is less than four feet, the line shall be encased in flowable fill to six inches above the top of the pipe, or the line shall be ductile iron pipe meeting the requirements in Section 4.
b.
At the entry of the service line into the building, a protective sleeve shall be provided through the wall of the building. The sleeve shall span across the excavated area outside the wall and at least two feet of the end of the sleeve shall rest on virgin soil. The sewer pipe shall be threaded through the sleeve and the annular space at both ends of the sleeve sealed with noncorrosive silicone-based sealant.
G. 
The International Plumbing Code, Section 1003.1 is hereby amended by adding the following:
No service station, garage, factory building, or commercial establishment which handles oils, petroleum, or similar products, or which washes cars, trucks, or other types of machinery, shall connect to the sewer system without first installing grease and sand traps of sizes and types approved by the Authority or its representative and a flow monitoring manhole in the service line or at a location approved by the Authority or its representative.
No hotel, restaurant, boarding house, or public eating place shall connect to the sewer system without first installing grease traps of a type and size approved by the Authority or its representative and a flow monitoring manhole in the service line at locations approved by the Authority or its representative.
H. 
The International Plumbing Code, Sections 312.6 and 312.7, and the International Residential Code, Section P2503.4, are hereby deleted and the following substituted therefor:
Each service line shall be subjected to a test prior to approval by the Authority. The test shall be witnessed by an agent of the Authority and the service line shall not be deemed acceptable until said service line has satisfactorily passed the test hereinafter described. All costs of testing and any subsequent test(s), including equipment, material, or labor required shall be the responsibility of the owner.
a.
Each service line shall be subjected to a test prior to approval by the Authority. The test shall be witnessed by an agent of the Authority and the service line shall not be deemed acceptable until said service line has satisfactorily passed the test hereinafter described. All costs of testing and any subsequent test(s), including equipment, material, or labor required shall be the responsibility of the owner.
b.
The service line shall be tested by plugging the line at the point of the new connection with the Authority's system by the use of a "test tee" and by plugging the line just before the point of connection with the building sewer. All risers, vents, plugs, and cleanouts shall be adequately blocked, plugged or supported to withstand the pressure associated with the test. The test shall be an exfiltration test with air as detailed in Section 4 of the ECTA Specifications for Sanitary Sewer System Construction.
Care must be taken that the pressures generated by the air testing equipment do not exceed the pipe manufacturer's recommendations.
Detail drawings list:
Relevant Detail Drawings are ECTA Specifications for Sanitary Sewer System Construction Drawing Number:
9
Typical Meter Pit for 5/8" - 1" Service (not in traffic area)
10
Typical Meter Pit for 1 1/2" - 2" Service (not in traffic area)
11
Typical Meter Pit for 5/8" - 2" Service (in traffic area)
12
Typical Meter Pit for Large Meters (plan)
13
Typical Meter Pit for Lame Meters (elevation)
East Cocalico Township hereby directs its Manager to serve copies of this article upon the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.