City of Laconia, NH
Belknap County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Laconia 12-29-1975 as Ch. 31 of the Public Ordinances of 1975; amended in its entirety 8-31-1981 by Ord. No. 52-81.6. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 119.
Housing standards — See Ch. 155.
Sewers — See Ch. 189.
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.
The City of Laconia.
A person, who is a legal resident of the City, or a firm or a corporation having an established business in the City.
A person, firm or corporation who resides or is engaged in business outside of the state, but performs plumbing services, as herein defined, in the City.
The same as provided in Chapter 329-A of the Revised Statutes Annotated or any statute in amendment thereof.
The State of New Hampshire.
A person, firm or corporation who resides in or is engaged in business in the state, but outside the boundary limits of the City, but performs plumbing services, as herein defined, in the City.
[Amended 5-27-1985 by Ord. No. 104-85.7; 4-26-1988 by Ord. No. 153-88.7; 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 07.97.07]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Laconia, being marked and designated as the "BOCA National Plumbing Code/1993," as published by the Building Officials Conference of America, Inc., along with any State of New Hampshire amendments to said code, be and is hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of the City of Laconia in the State of New Hampshire for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of the BOCA National Plumbing Code/1993, as now and hereinafter supplemented, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a pert hereof as is fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 177-4 of this chapter.
[Amended 5-27-1985 by Ord. No. 104-85.7; 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 07.97.07; 7-9-2007 by Ord. No. 06.2007.06]
Before any plumbing work is done or any additions are made to old work, excepting necessary repairs, the plan proposed shall be approved by and a permit obtained from the administrative authority. All work done on such plans shall be subject to the inspection of said administrative authority or his duly authorized agent, and no alterations shall be made to any plan or in the work without first obtaining a special permit, in writing, from said administrative authority or his duly authorized agent. For each private, commercial, industrial or institutional unit, structure, facility or integral part thereof, the plumbing permit fee shall be calculated on the basis of drainage fixture units for which the basic charge rate shall be $5 per drainage fixture unit, as defined in Table P-603.1 of the BOCA National Plumbing Code. There shall be a minimum service charge of $5 for issuance of said permit. If unusual fixtures are involved, the drainage fixture unit charge shall be determined by the administrative authority. All such fees shall be paid to the City Treasurer to be charged to the credit of the Sanitary Sewerage Fund.
[Amended 4-26-1988 by Ord. No. 153-88.7; 4-14-1997 by Ord. No. 07.97.07]
The following sections of the BOCA National Plumbing Code/1993 and State of New Hampshire amendments to said code are hereby revised as follows:
P-304.1 General. The drainage system of any building in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall be connected by a sewer system, if available, or to a septic system which meets all the requirements and specifications of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the Health Officer of the City of Laconia. Where either a public water supply or sewer system or both are not available, an individual water supply or individual sewage disposal system, or both, shall be provided.
Section P-304.3, entitled "Public system available," shall be deleted and replaced by the following:
P-304.3 Public system available: A public sewer system shall be deemed available to premises and used for human occupancy if such premises are within 250 feet, measured from the closest part of the building to the public sewer system, along or across the shortest available easement.
Section P-309.4, entitled "Freezing," shall be deleted, along with Section P-309.5, and replaced by the following:
P-309.4 Freezing: Water service piping and sewers shall be installed below recorded frost penetration, but not less than six feet below grade for water piping and six feet below grade for sewers. In climates with freezing temperatures, plumbing piping in exterior building walls or areas subjected to freezing temperatures shall be adequately protected against freezing by insulation or heat, or both.
P-809.3 The sanitary and storm drainage system of a building shall be entirely separate.
Nothing in this chapter or in the Plumbing Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court or any rights acquitted or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed, nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.
The administrative authority acting as Director of Public Works or his duly authorized agent shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both. Such person shall be deemed to be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of this chapter is committed, continued or permitted by such person and shall be punishable therefor as provided therein; provided, however, that no penalty shall be imposed until after written notice has been given.