Township of Upper Providence, PA
Delaware County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Code — See Ch. 1430.

1458.01 Purpose.

[Ord. No. 236, passed 4-9-1992]
The purpose of this chapter is to insure continued availability and service of water to Township residents. Council hereby finds and determines that in order to conserve and protect the City's water supply for the greatest public benefit, it is necessary to reduce the demand for water in the manner set forth in this chapter.

1458.02 Compliance.

[Ord. No. 236, passed 4-9-1992]
No water shall be provided for internal or external use to any constructed or remodeled residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, governmental or public building or structure of any kind in which plumbing, water piping or water fixtures are to be installed, extended or altered in any way, and for which construction a permit is required to be obtained from the Township, unless the new, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water-using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of Section 1458.03. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any such building or structure for which such a building permit is issued, or would otherwise be required to be issued, except for exemptions as provided for in this chapter, on or after the effective date of this chapter.

1458.03 Performance standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings.

[Ord. No. 236, passed 4-9-1992]
(a) 
Water closets and associated flushing mechanisms. The water consumption of water closets shall not exceed an average of 1.6 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 pounds per square inch (psi). The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and A112.19.6M.
(b) 
Urinals and associated flushing mechanisms. Urinal water consumption shall not exceed an average of 1.5 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and A112.19.6M.
(c) 
Showerheads. Showerhead discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
(d) 
Faucets. Sink and lavatory faucet discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.

1458.04 Special purpose equipment; exemptions.

[Ord. No. 236, passed 4-9-1992]
(a) 
The performance standards of Section 1458.03 shall not apply to fixtures and fittings, such as emergency showers, aspirator faucets and blowout fixtures, that, in order to perform a specialized function, cannot meet the specified standards of Section 1458.03.
(b) 
Any person may apply to the Township for an exemption to the terms of this chapter, which exemption may be granted by Council upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as those set forth in Section 1458.03, or that those set forth in Section 1458.03 cannot be complied with without undue hardship.

1458.05 Modifications.

[Ord. No. 236, passed 4-9-1992]
Council may, from time to time, modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions of this chapter.

1458.06 Violations.

[Ord. No. 236, passed 4-9-1992]
No person shall use or apply water within Upper Providence Township contrary to or in violation of the restrictions of this chapter.

1458.99 Penalty. [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: See Section 202.99(b), (c) and (d) for general Code penalty.