Adoption by reference. Chapter 145, Wis. Stats., the State Plumbing Code, Chs. COMM 81 through 87, Wis. Adm. Code, are adopted and by reference made a part of this article with the same force and effect as though set out in full. Failure to comply with any of the provisions of such regulations shall constitute a violation of this article, punishable according to the penalties provided herein.
Copy to be on file. A copy of the State Plumbing Code shall be on file in the offices of the Director of Public Works and the Clerk-Treasurer.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A. All piping, fixtures, appliances, equipment, devices and appurtenances in connection with the water supply, water distribution and drainage systems, including hot water storage tanks, water softeners and water heaters connected with such water and drainage systems, and the installation thereof.
- B. The construction, connection or installation of any drain or waste piping system from the outside or proposed outside foundation walls of any building to the mains or other sewerage system terminal within bounds of or beneath an area subject to easement for highway purposes, including private domestic sewage treatment and disposal systems, and the alteration of any such systems, drains or waste piping.
- C. The water service piping from the outside or proposed outside foundation walls of any building to the main or other water utility service terminal within bounds of or beneath an area subject to easement for highway purposes and its connections.
- D. The water pressure systems other than municipal systems as provided in Ch. 281, Wis. Stats.
- E. A plumbing and drainage system so designed and vent piping so installed as to keep the air within the system in free circulation and movement; to prevent with a margin of safety unequal air pressures of such force as might blow, siphon or affect trap seals or retard the discharge from plumbing fixtures or permit sewer air to escape into the building; to prohibit cross-connection, contamination or pollution of the potable water supply and distribution systems; and to provide an adequate supply of water to properly serve, cleanse and operate all fixtures, equipment, appurtenances and appliances served by the plumbing system.
Duties and authority.
General. The Director of Public Works shall enforce all provisions of this article and all other state and Village provisions relating to the construction, installation, alteration and repair of all plumbing within the Village and shall make such inspections, perform such tests and issue such orders as may be necessary for such enforcement.
Authority to enter premises.
In the discharge of his duties, the Director of Public Works or his authorized agent may enter any building, upon presentation of the proper credentials, during reasonable hours for the purpose of inspection and may require the production of any permit or license required hereunder. No person shall interfere with the Supervisor or his authorized agent while in the performance of his duties, and any person so interfering shall be in violation of this article and subject to a penalty as provided by § 1-4.
If consent to entry to personal or real properties which are not public buildings, or to portions of public buildings which are not open to the public, for inspection purposes has been denied, the Director of Public Works shall obtain a special inspection warrant under § 66.0119, Wis. Stats.
Permits. The Director of Public Works or his authorized agent shall prepare suitable forms for permit applications and permits, shall take applications and issue to qualified applicants permits as required for all work contemplated by this article and shall maintain suitable records of the permits issued. He shall weekly submit permit fees collected by his office to the Clerk-Treasurer.
Records and reports.
To the Village Board. The Director of Public Works shall keep in his office a daily record of all the transactions of his office, including permits issued and fees received, and shall make such reports thereon to the Village Board as it may require.
To the Department of Commerce. The Director of Public Works shall make such reports to the Department of Commerce as are required under § 145.04(3), Wis. Stats.
Record of special locations. The Director of Public Works shall keep a record of all sewer and water connections and shall make maps showing the locations of the same and the positions of all house drains, connections, junctions and other data necessary for the efficient operation of his office.
Stop-work orders. The Director of Public Works may order work stopped on the construction, installation, alteration or repair of plumbing when such work is being done in violation of this article. Work so stopped shall not be resumed except with written permission of the Director of Public Works, provided that if the stop-work order is an oral one, it shall be followed by a written order within a reasonable period of time.
Required. No work contemplated by this article shall be started until a permit therefor has been obtained from the Director of Public Works or his authorized agent, provided that no permit shall be required for minor repairs to faucets or the removal of stoppages in soil and waste pipes.
Application. The application shall be in writing upon forms which the Director of Public Works shall provide and shall include the name of the owner and the description of the property on which the work is to be done, along with such pertinent information as the Director of Public Works may require, and shall state that the property owner and the applicant will be bound by and subject to the provisions of this article.
Issuance, term, suspension and revocation. When the Director of Public Works is satisfied that the work proposed by the applicant can be done in conformity with the provisions of this article, and after the appropriate fees have been paid to him, he shall issue the permit. Such permit shall be good for the continuous performance of the work named thereon. A permit shall automatically expire when work ceases for a period of 60 days without good and reasonable cause for the same and shall automatically expire on completion of the work for which it was issued, provided that the Director of Public Works may, upon notice, suspend or revoke such permit for violation of the provisions of this article.
Restrictions on issuance.
No plumbing permit shall be issued to any person who is in violation of this article until such violation has been corrected.
No plumbing permit shall be issued to any person against whom an order issued by the Director of Public Works is pending, provided this restriction may be waived by the Director of Public Works.
Appeals for failure to issue, suspension and revocation. Any person directly interested who is aggrieved by the decision of the Director of Public Works to refuse to issue a permit or to suspend or revoke such permit or to order work stopped may obtain review of such determination under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats.
Fee schedule. The schedule shall be as established by the Village Board and filed with the Clerk-Treasurer. The fees shall be paid before the plumbing permit is issued.
Penalty for failure to obtain permit. If plumbing work is begun before the permit has been obtained, double fees shall be charged.
All plumbing work shall be done only by a plumber licensed by the state for such work, provided that a property owner may make repairs or installations in a single-family building owned and occupied by him as his home if a permit therefor is issued and the work is done in compliance with the provisions of this article.
Registration to be on file. All master plumbers engaged in the business of plumbing in the Village and all journeymen plumbers and apprentice plumbers working at the plumbing trade in the Village shall register with the Director of Public Works, who shall keep such registration on file in his office.
Information to be supplied. Such registration shall consist of the full name and address, license number and current receipt number of each master or journeyman licensee. For an apprentice, the year of apprenticeship and the shop to which he is indentured shall be indicated.
Registration requirements limited. The purpose of this section is solely to provide for the administration of state licensing requirements and this article. No fee shall be charged for any plumber's registration, nor shall any information other than that specified in Subsection B of this section be required.