[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Columbia as Ch. 15.40 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No plumbing shall be installed in any place in the City unless a permit therefor is first obtained. Applications for such permits shall be made to the City Clerk and shall state thereon the name of the person or contractor intended to have charge of the installation, and the nature and extent of the proposed installation.
The fees for such permit shall be such as may be prescribed by City ordinance or resolution from time to time.
[Amended 1997 by Ord. No. 1604]
In both new and existing buildings, in all new plumbing installations and major repairs or replacement of existing sewer or connection pipes, the drain, soil, rainwater and other pipes connected directly or indirectly to any drain, soil or waste pipe, and all traps, shall be exposed for view, inspection and test by the Plumbing Inspector, and shall not be covered until such test is made.
The plumbing and fixtures installed in any building in the City must be installed to comply with the State Plumbing Code, promulgated by the State Department of Health, which is adopted as the standard of specification for plumbing. It is unlawful to install any plumbing or fixtures which do not comply with the above regulations.
The Plumbing Inspector shall enforce the provisions of the State Plumbing Code in the City.
The Plumbing Inspector shall keep on file in his office three copies of the State Plumbing Code, which shall be available for inspection.
Every building shall be separately and independently connected with a public or private sewer when there is such in the street abutting on the lot occupied by such building.
The entire plumbing and drainage system of every building shall be entirely separate and independent from that of any other building; except where there are two buildings on one lot, one in the rear of the other, then if there is no sewer in the alley to which the rear building can be connected, the sewer in front of the building may be extended to serve the rear building.
All work done on any plumbing system shall be performed in an efficient and workmanlike manner.
[Amended 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 3180; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter, or continuing to work in violation of a stop order issued by the Building Official, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $750 for each offense; and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.