Township of West Manchester, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Manchester 10-13-1988 as Res. No. 88-19; amended in its entirety 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-12. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Plumbing — See Ch. 95.
The following additions, changes and corrections shall be enacted as revisions to the BOCA National Plumbing Code:
A. 
Section P-104.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:
P-104.1 Continuation: The legal use and occupancy of any structure existing on _______________________ or for which it had been heretofore approved may be continued without change, except as may be specifically covered in this code or deemed necessary by the Plumbing Official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.
B. 
Section P-106.1.1 is hereby added to read as follows:
P-106.1.1 Sewer connections: When any building or structure is removed or any drainage or sewer system is abandoned or dismantled or removed, the sewer connection shall be disconnected at the curb or property line and shall be properly sealed, plugged or capped and inspected, following the issuance of a permit.
C. 
Section P-108.5 is hereby added to read as follows:
P-108.5 Notification of change: In the event of any changes in plumbing procedures being modified by the Township under this code, the administrative authority shall issue, in writing, to each registered plumber a directive of these changes.
D. 
Section P-117.4 is hereby amended to read as follows:
P-117.4 Penalties: Any work performed which is not in compliance with the provisions of the BOCA National Plumbing Code or its amendments shall constitute a violation of the West Manchester Township Plumbing Ordinance and subject to the penalties set forth by that ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 95, Plumbing.
E. 
Section P-303.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
P-303.2 Public system available: A public water main or public sewer system shall be considered available to a building when the building is located within 150 feet of the public water main or sewer.
F. 
Section P-308.3 amended to read as follows:
P-308.3 Freezing: Water service piping and sewers shall be installed below recorded frost penetration but not lees than three feet zero inches below grade for water piping and three feet zero inches below grade for sewers. In climates with freezing temperatures, plumbing piping in exterior building walls or areas subject to freezing temperatures shall be adequately protected against freezing by insulation or heat, or both. The above measurements are from the top of the pipe to the finished grade.
G. 
Table P-403.3, as published, is hereby deleted.
H. 
Table P-403.3, Building Sewer Pipe, is hereby added:
Material
Size
Standard
Cast-iron pipe
All
ASTM A74
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic pipe
PVC Schedule 40
4 inches or less
SDR 35
All
Vitrified clay pipe
All
ASTM C4;
ASTM C700
I. 
Section P-403.3.1 is hereby amended to delete from the published list P-403.3.1, Building sewer pipe in trench with water service: ABS plastic pipe or copper tubing.
J. 
Section P-403.3.2, as published, is hereby deleted.
K. 
Section P-403.3.2 is hereby added to read as follows:
P-403.3.2 Drainage pipe in filled ground: When a building sewer or building drain is installed on fill or unstable ground, the drainage pipe shall be cast-iron pipe ASTM A74, service weight or better, or ductile iron pipe.
L. 
Section P-403.3.5 is hereby added to read as follows:
P-403.3.5 Bedding material for building sewers: When approved plastic pipe is used for underground building sewer, it shall be bedded as follows: A minimum of six inches compacted No. 2 stone between the bottom of the trench and the bottom of the pipe. Number 2 stone shall then be placed around the pipe and to a minimum depth of six inches above the pipe. No blocks or bricks or other material shall be used to support the pipe.
M. 
Section P-403.5 is hereby amended to add to the published section the following:
P-403.5 Cast-iron pipe: Hubless cast-iron pipe underground shall only be used for storm drainage pipe.
N. 
Section P-406.8.1 is hereby added to read as follows:
P-406.8.1 Cleanout plugs: Any cleanout plugs used outdoors shall be of metallic nature (brass).
O. 
Section P-518.7 is hereby added to read as follows:
P-518.7 Cast iron to vitrified clay: Every joint between cast-iron and vitrified clay pipe shall be made of either hot poured bitumastic compound or by a preformed elastomeric ring conforming to ASTM C564 listed in Appendix A and water plug cement, or water plug cement by itself. The elastomeric ring shall, after ramming, completely fill the annular space between the cast-iron spigot and the vitrified clay hub. The joint shall then be completely sealed with water plug cement. When water plug cement is used, whether alone or with the elastomeric ring, the cement shall be mixed to a consistency workable by hand and completely fill all voids in the joint. Elastomeric rings are not permitted to be used by themselves.
P. 
Table P-601.21 amended to read as follows:
Table P-601.21
Building Drains and Sewersa
Maximum Number of Fixtures Units That May be Connected to Any Portion
of the Building Drain or the Building Sewer, Including
Branches of the Building Drain Fall per Foota
Diameter of Pipe
(inches)
1/16 Inch
1/8 Inch
1/4 Inch
1/2 Inch
2
26
2 1/2
31
3
42b (12)
50b (12)
4
180
216
250
5
390
400
575
6
700
840
1,000
8
1,600
1,920
2,300
10
2,900
3,500
4,200
12
4,600
5,600
6,700
15
8,300
10,000
12,000
NOTES:
a
One inch per foot equals 83.3 millimeters per meter.
b
Not over two water closets or two bathroom groups.
Q. 
Section P-601.2.1 is hereby amended to read as follows:
P-601.2.1 Underground sanitary sewer size: The minimum size for sanitary building sewers shall not be less than four inches nominal diameter pipe.
R. 
Section P-1001.7 is hereby amended as follows:
(1) 
Delete "Building (house) traps shall not be installed except where specifically required by the administration authority. Each building trap, when installed, shall be provided with a cleanout . . . "
(2) 
"Each building (house) drain shall be provided with a horizontal intercepting trap placed inside the basement wall when practical but always within the property line. The trap shall be provided with an approved cleanout extended to or above the surface when underground or with other provisions to make it accessible and . . . "
S. 
Section P-1003.8 is hereby added to read as follows:
P-1003.8 Backwater valves on water service: Backwater valves shall be installed on all water service lines to any building or structure.
T. 
Section P-1101.2 is hereby amended to read as follows:
P-1101.2 Building sewers: All building sewers shall have cleanouts located not more than 75 feet apart.
U. 
Section P-1101.6 is hereby added as follows:
P-1101.6 Curbline: A standard four-inch cleanout with threaded, raised brass plug shall be installed between the curb and sidewalk area of every property on which new sewer connections are made. The cleanout plug shall be flushed with the finished grade of the property and shall not be covered in any way. The cleanout shall be installed whether or not there is curbing and/or sidewalk. Where there is no curbing, the cleanout shall be placed 18 inches behind the established or proposed street line. Such street line shall be set by the Township. In the case of connections on alleys and rights-of-way, installation of the cleanout shall be at the alley line or right-of-way line. The purpose of this curbline requirement is to allow the Township to clear its sewer line between the curb and the main without substantial entry onto private property.