Borough of Lansdale, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Lansdale 9-18-1996 by Ord. No. 1579[1] (Ch. 94 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 146.
Electric service — See Ch. 185.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 304.
Sewer rentals and charges — See Ch. 317.
Sewer use — See Ch. 323.
Street excavations — See Ch. 341, Art. IV.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 347.
Zoning — See Ch. 405.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 94, Plumbing, adopted 5-18-1994 by Ord. No. 1522.
A certain document, which is on file at the offices of the Borough of Lansdale, being marked "International Plumbing Code of 2015 as published by the International Code Council," and as may be amended and updated from time to time, be and is hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of Lansdale Borough, and all regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Plumbing Code on file at the office of the Borough of Lansdale are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, a prescribed in this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The following sections of the International Plumbing Code of 2015, adopted herein, are hereby amended to read as follows:
A. 
The name of the jurisdiction to be inserted in the second line of Section 101.1 on page 1 of the code is "the Borough of Lansdale."
B. 
The schedule of permit fees to be inserted in Section 106.6.2 of the code is that schedule of permit fees which shall, from time to time, be adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdale by resolution. Included in such schedule shall be required heating and air-conditioning permit fees.
C. 
The designated offense to be inserted in the seventh line of Section 108.4 on page 6 of the code is "summary offense."
D. 
The dollar amounts to be inserted in the eighth line of Section 108.4 on page 6 of the code is "not less than $25 nor more than $1,000."
E. 
The maximum imprisonment penalty to be inserted in the ninth line of Section 108.4 of the code is "30 days."
F. 
The dollar amounts to be inserted in two places in the 14th and 15th lines of Section 108.5 of the code are $25 and $1,000, respectively.
G. 
Section 602.3, Individual water supply, shall be amended as follows:
602.3 Individual water supply: Where a potable water supply is not available, individual sources of potable water supply shall be utilized. A potable public water supply shall be considered available to a structure where the structure is located within 150 feet of the public water main.
H. 
Section 701.2, Sewer required, shall be amended as follows:
701.2 Sewer required: Every building in which plumbing fixtures are installed and every premises having drainage piping shall be connected to a public sewer, where available, or an approved private sewage system. A public sewer system shall be considered available to a structure where the structure is located within 150 feet of the public sewer.
I. 
Section 305.4, Freezing, shall be amended to include the following:
"Water service pipes shall be installed not less than three feet below finished grade."[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection J, amending Section 106.1 of the International Plumbing Code of 1995, was repealed 3-21-2001 by Ord. No. 1668.
J. 
Water service pipes, as referred to in Table 605.3 of the code, shall be of the following types only: brass pipe, cast-iron (ductile iron) water pipe, Type K copper pipe or galvanized steel pipe.
K. 
Water distribution pipes, as referred to in Table 605.4 of the code, shall be of the following types only: brass pipe, copper tubing Type L or K pipe or galvanized steel pipe.
L. 
Section 1002.6 regarding building traps shall be changed to read as follows:
1002.6 Building traps: House traps shall be required on all building sewers. The minimum size of the house trap shall be not less in size than the pipe it traps and in no case less than four inches. Hub traps shall be of the double-hub pattern, and there shall be an air inlet for fresh air entering the house drain just inside the water seal of the trap extending six inches above finish grade. There shall be a four-inch combination Y x 1/8 bend installed on the downstream side of the house trap with access to a four-inch I.B.T.S. cleanout.
M. 
Section 109, Means of Appeals, on page 7 and all subsequent sections or later editions which incorporate the same sections, shall hereby be deleted. The means of appeal and all procedures with respect thereto shall be the same as those contained in the Borough of Lansdale Building Code, Chapter 146 of the Borough Code of the Borough of Lansdale.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former §§ 94-3, Examination and registration of plumbers; fees, and 94-4, Place of business, were repealed 3-21-2001 by Ord. No. 1668.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
It shall be the responsibility of a plumbing contractor obtaining a permit under the provisions of this chapter to notify the Building Code Official of the Borough of Lansdale when plumbing work authorized by said permit has been completed. It shall be the duty of the Building Code Official to conduct an inspection of said work within three business days of such notification.
[Amended 3-21-2001 by Ord. No. 1668]
B. 
Drainage, sewage or plumbing work shall not be covered or concealed in any manner until such time as it has been inspected and approved by the Building Code Official or his designated representative.
Any person who fails to correct a violation or take a remedial action as ordered by the Building Code Official or who violates a provision or fails to comply with any requirement of this chapter or of any of the other applicable codes and ordinances shall be liable, upon conviction, to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment not exceeding 30 days for each and every day the violation exists, which shall be determined to be a separate violation, at the discretion of the Magisterial District Judge or the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any prosecution for violation of this chapter shall be brought in the name of Lansdale Borough before the Magisterial District Judge, and all fines and penalties shall be paid to the Secretary or Treasurer of Lansdale Borough and applied to the general funds of Lansdale Borough to pay operating costs.
The remedies as set forth herein shall not be exclusive, and the Borough of Lansdale shall have the right to avail itself of any other remedy at law or equity which it may deem to be appropriate.