Township of Tobyhanna, PA
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Tobyhanna 8-19-1996 by Ord. No. 381. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and permits — See Ch. 60.
No water shall be provided for internal or external use to any residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, governmental or public building or structure of any kind which is constructed or remodeled and 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 of Tobyhanna (or would be required but for an exemption from a permit requirement for public or governmental agencies), unless the new, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water-using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 149-2 of this chapter. 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 but for such an exemption, on or after August 19, 1996.
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 pounds per square inch to 80 pounds per square inch. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A112.19.2M and ANSI 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 pounds per square inch to 80 pounds per square inch. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI 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 pounds per square inch to 80 pounds per square inch. 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 pounds per square inch to 80 pounds per square inch. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 149-2 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.
B. 
Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Township of Tobyhanna for an exemption to the terms of this chapter, which may be granted by the Board of Supervisors upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as those set forth herein, or that those set forth herein cannot be complied with without undue hardship.
The Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
This chapter shall be enforced by action brought before a District Justice in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. Any person who violates or permits the violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues, or is permitted to continue, shall constitute a separate offense. Each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).