City of Bangor, ME
Penobscot County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bangor as Ch. V, Art. 8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 109, Art. I.
[Amended 12-28-1983 by Ord. No. 84-32]
Whenever in the laws and ordinances of the City of Bangor, Maine, there is reference to the State Plumbing Code, the State of Maine Internal Plumbing Rules, Chapter 238, and the State of Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules, Chapter 241, in current editions, shall be the codes to which the term "State Plumbing Code" refers.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 90-118]
In accordance with 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3003, as amended, the minimum plumbing facilities contained in Appendix A, State of Maine Internal Plumbing Rules, Chapter 238, in current edition, are hereby adopted by reference as the Minimum Standards for Sanitary Facilities under Section 10-J, Plumbing Fixtures Required, at page 10.6 in the published edition of the State of Maine Internal Plumbing Rules, Chapter 238.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 90-118]
The following is adopted pursuant to 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3003, as amended, by way of clarification of the meaning of Section 1K1(C) of the State of Maine Internal Plumbing Rules, Chapter 238, in published edition at page 1.4:
(C)
Private owners: Plumbing in a single-family residence by the owner thereof, provided that said structure is to be occupied by said owner and that said owner shall personally purchase all materials and shall personally perform all labor in conjunction therein.
[Added 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 83-206]
The following is adopted and substituted therefor by way of amendment to the State of Maine State Plumbing Code (internal), Section H at Page 12-3 in published version, and by way of amendment to the State of Maine State Plumbing Code (external), Section E at Page 8-3 in published version:
PARALLEL INSTALLATION:
A building sewer or drain shall not be placed in the same trench with a water service pipe unless the water pipe rests on a solid shelf at one side of the common trench and the water pipe invert is at least 18 inches above the top of the building sewer or drain and a minimum of five feet edge to edge horizontally. See Figure 8-1 provided.
A water main shall be at least 10 feet horizontally from any sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sewer manhole, building sewer or drain. The distance shall be measured edge to edge. See Figure 8-1A provided.[1]
CROSSINGS:
1.
Normal conditions. Water services and mains crossing house sewers, storm sewers or sanitary sewers shall be laid to provide a separation of at least 18 inches between the bottom of the waterline and the top of the sewer whenever possible.
2.
Unusual conditions. When local conditions prevent a vertical separation as described above, the following construction shall be used:
a.
Nonpotable lines passing under or over waterlines shall be constructed of materials and with joints that are equivalent to water main standards of construction and shall be pressure tested to assure water tightness prior to backfilling.
b.
Water mains passing under sewers shall, in addition, be protected by providing:
1.
A vertical separation of at least 18 inches between the bottom of the sewer and the top of the water main.
2.
Adequate structural support for the sewers to prevent excessive deflection of joints and settling on and breaking the water mains.
3.
That one full length of water pipe shall be centered at the point of crossing so that the joints will be equidistant and as far as possible from the sewer.
3.
Variances to the above must be requested, and approved jointly, through the Code Enforcement Division and the Water District, where appropriate.
[1]
Editor's Note: Figures 8-1 and 8-1A are included at the end of this chapter.
[Amended 12-28-1983 by Ord. No. 84-32; 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 09-107]
The Bangor Water District Terms and Conditions, Metering Policy, Construction Technical Specifications, and Construct Material Specifications, dated March 2007, are hereby adopted by reference as a part of the City of Bangor Plumbing Regulations (attached as Appendix A[1]).
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is on file in the City offices.
[Amended 10-27-1986 by Ord. No. 86-405]
The following is adopted and added therefor by way of amendment to the State of Maine Plumbing Code (internal), Section E at Page 10.2 in the published version:
(4)
No gray water heat recovery unit or similar device designed to warm potable water by means of bathing or submersion of potable water supply piping in sewage, wastes or other hazardous materials shall be installed.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 90-118]
The requirements of 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4452 shall apply to the determination of penalties for violations of this chapter. The minimum penalty for a specific violation of this chapter shall be $100 and the maximum penalty shall be $2,500; provided, however, that the maximum penalty may exceed $2,500 but shall not exceed $25,000 when it can be shown that there has been a previous conviction of the same party within the past two years for violation of the same chapter provision.