City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 1-19-1993 (Art. III, Ch. II, Section D, of the 1993 Code); amended in its entirety 6-17-2008 by Ord. No. 6369. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building Code — See Ch. 187.
Electrical Code — See Ch. 230.
Fire Code — See Ch. 251.
Fuel Gas Code — See Ch. 264.
Housing Code — See Ch. 301.
Mechanical Code — See Ch. 336.
Residential Code — See Ch. 422.
[Amended 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 7223]
The Illinois State Plumbing Code, effective date April 24, 2014, and subsequent amendments thereto published by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health, shall be and is hereby adopted by reference as the Plumbing Code for the City of Crystal Lake, and all terms and conditions contained in the Illinois State Plumbing Code, with an effective date of April 24, 2014, and subsequent amendments thereto published by the Illinois Department of Public Health, shall be part of the ordinances of the City of Crystal Lake, the same as if they were adopted verbatim.
[Amended 3-3-2009 by Ord. No. 6448; 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7036; 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 7223]
The following sections shall be amended to read as follows:
A. 
Section 890.120. "Administrative Authority," is hereby defined as follows: "Shall be the Building Commissioner of the City of Crystal Lake or his/her duly designated representative."
B. 
Section 890.200c) is hereby added as follows: A building or structure wherein sewer or water service is required to serve the building or structure, and service is shut off due to nonpayment of the water bill, a water service leak or any failure of the water or sewer service, shall not be occupied by persons thereafter until such time as remedial repairs are made and approved by the Plumbing Inspector or payment of services has been made and the water service has been restored by the City of Crystal Lake. This section is not intended to prevent occupancy of the building while maintenance or repairs of the sewer or water service are being performed to restore service.
C. 
Section 890.410b)1) is hereby added as follows: Clothes washing standpipe. The standpipe inlet for an automatic clothes washing machine shall be a minimum of 24 inches above the trap weir.
D. 
Section 890.420a)4), Pipe Cleanouts; Location of Cleanouts within a Building Drain, is hereby amended as follows: A full-size cleanout shall be located within five feet of the building foundation, inside or outside, in direct line with the building drain and sewer. A monitoring manhole may be installed as an alternative to an outside cleanout and shall also be located outside of the building within five feet of the building foundation and installed in such a manner that it meets the approval of the City of Crystal Lake Community Development Department or Public Works Department.
E. 
Section 890.1130g 8) is hereby added as follows: A backflow prevention device shall be installed on each customer water service supply serving any building, other than a single-family dwelling; such installation shall be performed in accordance with the Illinois Plumbing Code. This requirement shall apply whenever there is an installation of a new customer service supply pipe, alteration to an existing building, renovation of an existing building or replacement of an existing customer service supply pipe.
F. 
Section 890.1130h) is hereby added as follows: Protection of Water Supply System. The administrative authority may adopt rules and regulations to protect the potable water system. Such rules and regulations should include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following types of installation: i.e., water treatment; heating; cooling; sprinklers, fire or lawn; swimming pools; ornamental fountains; or other water sources.
G. 
Section 890.1150a)3) is hereby amended as follows: The minimum depth for any water service pipe shall be at least six feet or the maximum frost penetration of the local area, whichever is greater.
H. 
Section 890.1190b) is hereby amended as follows: Water Supply Control Valves and Meter. A water meter shall be installed on every water service pipe entering every building. Water meters shall be approved and supplied by the City of Crystal Lake. The water meter shall be installed within the building in an accessible location. Meters may not be installed in crawl spaces or pits within the building. The meter shall have unions on the inlet and outlet opening and is required to have shutoff valves on both the inlet and outlet sides for all installations. Valves shall be full-port valves with an open area at least that of the water service pipe and be provided with a drip valve installed on the outlet side of the meter. Any variations of the water meter placement shall be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works or his/her designated representative.
I. 
Section 890.1190b)1), Non-Single-Family Water Meter Installation, is hereby added as follows: The valve on the inlet side before the domestic water meter shall be a lockable style approved by the Building Commissioner or his/her duly designated representative.
J. 
Section 890.1190f)1) is hereby added as follows: Line valves shall be readily accessible and located no more than five feet above the finished floor. Valves shall be located in the tenant or occupant space where the fixtures are located.
K. 
Section 890.1320 a)1) is hereby added as follows: All new buildings with basements, floors, rooms or occupancy areas below ground level shall have the building drain located above the finished floor. Footing drains shall be connected to sump pumps for discharge outside the building or into the storm sewer system with Public Works Department approval. No footing drain or drainage tile shall be connected to the sanitary sewer system.
L. 
Section 890, Appendix A, Tables, Plumbing Materials, Equipment, Use Restrictions and Applicable Standards. The following amendments to Appendix A, Tables, shall be made as follows:
(1) 
Table A, Approved Materials for Water Service Pipe.
(a) 
Delete items 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.
(b) 
Approved for use: 3 Cast-iron (ductile iron) water pipe; 6 Type K copper tube with compression or flared connections.
(2) 
Section 890, Appendix A, Table B, Minimum Number of Plumbing Fixtures, plumbing materials, equipment, use restrictions and applicable standards, single dwelling or multiple dwelling units, condo or apartment or hotel/motel unit, other fixtures, add as follows: Install a minimum of one antisiphon self-draining frostproof sill cock at ground level for attached or detached single-family dwellings, when separate water service and water meter is provided for each dwelling unit.