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Township of Middle Smithfield, PA
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middle Smithfield 5-14-1992 by Ord. No. 64. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 85, Art. V.
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 unless the new, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 188-2 of this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any such building or structure constructed or remodeled on or after the date of adoption of this chapter.
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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 (psi) to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of 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 psi to 80 psi. 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 psi to 80 psi. 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 psi to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
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Editor's Note: See also § 85-40, Plumbing fixtures and fittings.
A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 188-2 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 may apply to the Township of Middle Smithfield 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.
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Editor's Note: See also § 85-41, Special provisions.
The Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
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Editor's Note: See also § 85-42, Official review and modifications.
Upon the issuance of any building permit by the Township of Middle Smithfield, the Secretary and/or Zoning Officer shall notify, in writing, the applicant for a building permit of the water conservation performance standards for plumbing fixtures and fittings as herein set forth.
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Editor's Note: See also § 85-43, Notice provisions.