Township of Newtown, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Newtown 11-28-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 69.
Uniform Construction Code — See Ch. 79.
Sewers — See Ch. 130.
Fees — See Ch. A176.
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Township Manager of the Township of Newtown, being marked and designated as the "BOCA National Plumbing Code, Ninth Edition, 1993," as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of the Township of Newtown for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said BOCA National Plumbing Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 121-2 of this chapter.
The BOCA National Plumbing Code, Ninth Edition, 1993, is amended and changed as follows:
A. 
P-101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the "Plumbing Code of the Township of Newtown," hereinafter referred as "this code."
B. 
P-113.2, entitled "Fee schedule," shall read as follows:
P-113.2 Fees schedule: The fees to be charged by the Township of Newtown shall be specified by the Board of Supervisors from time to time by resolution in applying the provisions of this code.
C. 
P-116.4, entitled "Violation penalties," shall read as follows:
P-116.4 Violation penalties: Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this code shall be liable, upon conviction thereof, to a fine or penalty of not more than $1,000 for each and every offense. Each day that a violation continues after a service of notice as provided for in this code shall be deemed a separate offense thereof for each day.
D. 
P-117.2, entitled "Unlawful continuance," shall read as follows:
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 liable to a fine of not more than $1,000.
E. 
P-304.3, entitled "Public systems available," shall read as follows:
P-304.3 Public systems available: A public sewer system shall be considered available to a structure where the structure is located within 150 feet of a public sewer main or lateral.
F. 
P-309.4, entitled "Freezing," shall read as follows:
P-309.4 Freezing: Water service piping shall be installed below recorded frost penetration but not less than 42 inches below grade. Plumbing piping in exterior building walls or areas subjected to freezing temperatures shall be protected against freezing by insulation or heat or both.
G. 
P-309.5, entitled "Sewer depth," shall read as follows:
P-309.5 Sewer depth: Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of 36 inches below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers shall be a minimum of 36 below grade.
H. 
Section P-403.4.
(1) 
P-403.4, entitled "Water service pipe," shall read as follows:
P-403.4 Water service pipe: Water service pipe shall conform to NSF 61 listed in Chapter 19 and shall conform to the following standards:
Material
Standards (Chapter 19)
Brass pipe
ASTM B43
Copper or copper-alloy pipe
ASTM B42; ASTM B302
Copper or copper-alloy tubing (Type K, WK, L, WL, M or WM)
ASTM B75; ASTM B88; ASTM B251; ASTM 447
All water service pipe or tubing installed underground and outside of the structure shall have a minimum working pressure of 160 pounds per square inch (psi) (1,000 kPa) at 73.4° F. (23° C.). Where the water pressure exceeds 160 psi (1,100 kPa), piping material shall have a minimum rated working pressure equal to the highest available pressure.
(2) 
Table P-403.4 is hereby deleted.
I. 
Section P-403.5.
(1) 
P-403.5, entitled "Water distribution pipe," shall read as follows:
P-403.5 Water distribution pipe: Water distribution pipe shall conform to NSF 61 listed in Chapter 19 and shall conform to the following standards:
Material
Standards (Chapter 19)
Brass pipe
ASTM B43
Copper or copper-alloy pipe
ASTM B42; ASTM B302
Copper or copper-alloy tubing (Type K, WK, L, WL, M or WM)
ASTM B75; ASTM B88; ASTM B251; ASTM 447
Cross-linked polyethylene/aluminum/cross-linked polyethylene (PEX-AL-PEX) pipe
CSA CAN/CSA B137.10
Galvanized steel pipe
ASTM A53
(2) 
Table P-403.5, Water Distribution Pipe, is hereby deleted.
J. 
P-405.3, entitled "Building storm sewer pipe," shall read as follows:
P-405.3 Building storm sewer pipe: Building storm sewer pipe shall conform to one of the standards listed in Table P-405.3.
Table P-405.3
Building Storm Sewer Pipe
Material
Standards (Chapter 19)
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic pipe
ASTM D2661; ASTM D2751; ASTM F628
Asbestos-cement pipe
ASTM C428
Cast-iron pipe
ASTM A74; CISPI 301
Concrete pipe
ASTM C14; ASTM C76; CSA A257.1; CSA A257.2
Copper or copper-alloy tubing (Type K, L, M or DWV)
ASTM B75; ASTM B88; ASTM B251; ASTM B306
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic pipe (Type DWV, SDR26, SDR35, SDR41, PS50 or PS100)
ASTM D2665; ASTM D3034; ASTM F891; CSA CAN/CSA-B182.2; CSA CAN/CSA-B182.4
Vitrified clay pipe
ASTM C4; ASTM C700
K. 
P-405.4, entitled "Subsoil drain pipe," shall read as follows:
P-405.4 Subsoil drain pipe: Subsoil drains shall be open jointed, horizontally split or perforated pipe conforming to one of the standards listed in Table P-405.4.
Table P-405.4
Subsoil Drain Pipe
Material
Standards (Chapter 19)
Asbestos-cement pipe
ASTM C508
Cast-iron pipe
ASTM A74; CISPI 301
Polyethylene (PE) plastic pipe
ASTM F405
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic pipe (Type Sewer Pipe, PS25, PS50 or PS100)
ASTM D2729; ASTM F891; CSA CAN/CSA-B182.2; CSA CAN/CSA-B182.4
Vitrified clay pipe
ASTM C4; ASTM C700
L. 
Section P-505.0, entitled "Bituminized Fiber Pipe," is hereby deleted.
M. 
Section P-511.0, entitled "CPVC Plastic Pipe and Fittings," is hereby deleted.
N. 
Section P-514.0, entitled "Polybutylene Plastic Pipe, Tubing and Fittings," is hereby deleted.
O. 
Section P-515.0, entitled "Polyethylene Plastic Pipe, Tubing and Fittings," is hereby deleted.
P. 
P-1606.2, entitled "Well locations," shall read as follows:
P-1606.2 Well locations: A potable groundwater source or pump suction line shall not be located closer to potential sources of contamination than the distances shown in Table P-1606.2. In the event that the underlying rock structure is limestone or fragmented shale, the Township shall be consulted on well site location. The distances in Table P-1606.2 constitute a minimum separation and shall be increased in areas of crevassed rock or limestone or where the direction of movement of the groundwater is from sources of contamination toward the well.
Table P-1606.2
Distance from Sources of Contamination to Private Water Supplies and Pump Suction Lines
Source of Contamination
Distance
(feet)
Sewer
10
Septic Tank
25
Subsurface pits
50
Pasture
100
Subsurface disposal fields
100
Seepage pits
100
Barnyard
100
Farm silo
25
Pump house floor drain of cast iron draining to ground surface
2
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 acquired 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 remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.