[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of North Codorus 1-22-2013 by Ord. No. 253-01-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A certain document, two copies of which are on file in the office of North Codorus Township, being marked and designated as the International Plumbing Code, 2003 edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of North Codorus Township, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, regulating and governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions, and terms of said Plumbing Code on file in the office of North Codorus Township are hereby referred to, adopted, and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any prescribed in § 137-2.
The following sections are hereby revised:
Section 101.1. Insert "North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania."
Section 106.6.2. Insert:
Plumbing inspection fees. The fee for plumbing inspections shall be as follows:
Section 126.96.36.199. Insert "0%."
Section 188.8.131.52. Insert "0%."
Section 108.4. Delete wording and substitute the following:
Violations and penalties. Any owner or person, as those terms are defined in the Uniform Construction Code who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this code or of the Uniform Construction Code, or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair, demolish a building or structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Code Official or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of the Code shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus all costs of prosecution which may be collected as provided by law; or by imprisonment to the extent allowed by law for summary offenses, or both such fine imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense, and each separate violation of this code or the Uniform Construction Code shall be considered a separate violation.
Section 108.5. Insert "$300" and "$1,000" on the last line.
Section 305.6.1. Insert "36 inches (915 mm)" at two locations.
Section 306.2. Insert "Four-inch (102 mm) diameter building sewer shall be laid on grades of not less than 1/4 inch per lineal foot and six-inch (152 mm) diameter pipes and larger shall be laid on grades of not less than 1/8 inch per lineal foot. All grades shall have positive fall from the dwelling or establishment to the point of service connection."
Section 306.2.1. Insert "All trenches to accommodate PVC pipeline shall be over excavated a minimum of six inches (152 mm)."
Section 306.2.2. Delete the reference to "three inches (76mm)" and substitute the phrase "six inches (152 mm)."
Section 306.3. Insert: "All trenches to accommodate PVC piping shall be placed on a six-inch (152 mm) deep bed of sand or fine crushed stone and shall be backfilled a minimum of 12 inches (305 mm), with fine gravel or sand, above the pipe bell. Where rock is encountered, all pipes shall be laid on a six-inch (152 mm) deep cushion of earth."
Section 306.5. Insert "Common trenches are permitted, provided that separate building sewer piping is installed. Building sewers shall have 24 inches of horizontal separation and be installed on lands of the property owner or within a recorded right-of-way easement. Building sewers within five feet of a property line will require the owner to provide a recorded right of way or easement with the adjacent property owner. North Codorus Township will prove a standard document for recording."
Section 306.6. Insert "The contractor shall be solely responsible for the means, methods, techniques, sequences, procedures for constructing the building sewer and for the safety and protection of the public thereof."
Section 412.5. Insert "To prevent unmetered groundwater and surface water from entering the sanitary sewer system, the connection of any floor drains is strictly prohibited without the express written approval of the Township. Floor drains will be allowed to remain connected to individual sewage disposal systems or they may be removed or permanently plugged.
Chapter 6. Delete Sections 601.1 through 613.1, inclusive. Insert "All water mains shall be installed a minimum of 10 feet (2,048 mm) horizontally and a minimum of 12 inches (456 mm) vertically above sanitary sewer mains, laterals, and building sewers. All water services shall be installed a minimum of five feet (1,824 mm) horizontally and a minimum of 12 inches (304 mm) vertically above all building sewers."
Section 702.1. Delete all entries from Table 702.1, Above-Ground and Vent Pipe, except the following three types of pipe:
Section 702.2. Delete all entries from Table 702.2, Underground Building Drainage and Vent Pipe, except the following three types of pipe:
Section 702.3. Delete all entries from Table 702.3, Building Sewer Pipe, except the following four types of pipe:
Section 702.4. Delete all entries from Table 702.4, Pipe Fittings, except the following five types of pipe fittings:
Section 705.14.2. Delete "solvent cementing from PVC joints, except at traps."
Section 708.2. Delete references to plastic and borosilicate glass cleanout plugs and raised square heads. Add "All brass plug tops shall be countersunk."
Section 708.3.2. Delete reference to "100 feet (30,480 mm)"; substitute "75 feet (22,860 mm)."
Section 708.3. Delete the last sentence.
Section 708.10. Add:
A cleanout shall be installed immediately behind the sidewalk area. The cleanout plug shall be visible and flush with the ground. The cleanout shall be installed whether or not there is sidewalk in the area. Where there is no sidewalk, the cleanout shall be placed within one foot of the street right-of-way line or in the case of service connections along avenues and sewer easements, at the edge of the right-of-way. Both intermediate and sidewalk cleanouts shall be equipped with a threaded, countersunk, brass plug.
Section 712.1. Delete the following sentence: "In other than existing structures, the sump shall not receive damage from any piping within the building capable of being discharged by gravity to the building sewer."
Add the following subsection:
Section 716. Add:
Section 805. Add:
Section 904.1. Insert "Six inches (152 mm)."
Section 905.7. Insert "Vent height above ground surface. All fresh air vents shall extend 12 inches (304 mm) above the finished grade of the ground surface."
Chapter 11. Delete Sections 1101.1 through 1113.1.4, inclusive.
Chapter 12. Delete Sections 1201.1 through 1203.1, inclusive.
Nothing in this chapter or in the Planning 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 resolution hereby repealed as cited in § 137-2 of this chapter; nor shall any just or legal right of remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this chapter.