Township of Concord, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Concord 6-2-1992 by Ord. No. 184. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 136.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 148.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 160.
Zoning — See Ch. 210.
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 Township of Concord (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 § 196-2 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 June 3, 1992.
A. 
Water closets. 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 pounds per square inch (psi) to 80 pounds per inch. 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. Urinal water consumption shall not exceed an average of 1.5 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 pounds per square inch to 80 pounds per square inch. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
C. 
Shower heads. Shower-head discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 pounds per square inch to 80 pounds per square inch. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
D. 
Faucets. Sink and lavatory faucet discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 pounds per square inch to 80 pounds per square inch. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
The performance standards of § 196-2 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.
Any person(s) may apply to the Township of Concord for an exemption to the terms of this chapter, which may be granted by the Board of Supervisors upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as those set forth herein or that those set forth herein cannot be complied with without undue hardship. The Building Inspector of the Township of Concord may grant a waiver from the performance standards of § 196-2 when availability constitutes an undue hardship.
The Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, modify, add to, or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
[Amended 12-3-1996 by Ord. No. 206]
A. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or who permits the violation of any provision of this chapter shall pay a fine of $600.
B. 
Each violation for each separate day and each violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.
C. 
Any person who violates or permits the violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by Concord Township, pay the fine prescribed by this chapter, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney fees, incurred by Concord Township.
D. 
Enforcement of this chapter shall be the responsibility of the Township Manager, Zoning Officer, Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector or Fire Marshal, as appropriate, who shall follow the enforcement procedure set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Violations and Penalties.