ARTICLE VI.
PLUMBING AND RELATED CODES1

Sec. 5-86 Adoption and amendments.

(a) Adoption. The International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition, as published by the International Code Conference, is hereby adopted by the common council for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems, including appendices as follows:

Appendix E – Sizing of Water Piping Systems

Appendix F – Structural Safety

Appendix G – Vacuum Drainage System

Three (3) copies of this code are on file in the office of the city clerk.

(b) Amendments. The International Plumbing Code adopted in subsection (a) above is hereby amended as follows:

(1) Section 701.2 Sewer required.

This section shall read: “The determination of the availability of sewer shall be according to the Kingman Municipal Utility Regulation.”

(Ord. No. 790, § 1, 2-20-90; Ord. No. 940, § 1, 8-3-92; Ord. No. 1036, § 1, 3-6-95; Ord. No. 1462, § 1, 12-20-04, made pub. rec. by Res. No. 4061, 12-20-04; Ord. No. 1603, § 1, 12-17-07; Ord. No. 1754, § 1, 5-21-13)

State law references: Power of city to adopt technical codes by references, A.R.S. §§ 9-801, 9-802.

Sec. 5-87 Enforcement of water conservation plumbing requirements.

(a) Effective January 1, 1994, Title 45, Chapter 1, Article 12 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, becomes effective in terms of water conservation plumbing requirements. These requirements include the prohibition of certain plumbing fixtures in residential, commercial, industrial and public construction; A.R.S. § 45-312, and 45-313.

(b) Effective January 1, 1994, the City of Kingman will be enforcing the provisions of Title 45, Chapter 1, Article 12 of the Arizona Revised Statutes as they relate to the installation of plumbing fixtures. Except: The provisions for enforcement in regard to wholesale and retail distribution and sale of plumbing fixtures will remain with the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

(c) In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-500.08 the City of Kingman Common Council hereby designates the City’s Building Official to enforce or cause to be enforced those portions of Title 45, Chapter 1, Article 12, relating to water conservation plumbing requirements related to the installation of plumbing fixtures in any new residential, commercial, industrial or public construction or for replacing plumbing fixtures in existing residential, commercial, industrial or public construction within the City of Kingman incorporated limits. Except: The provisions for the enforcement in regard to wholesale or retail distribution and sale of plumbing fixtures will remain with the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

(Ord. No. 992, 12-6-93)

Sec. 5-88 Reserved.

Editor’s note: Section 1 of Ord. No. 940, adopted Aug. 3, 1992, deleted former § 5-88, relative to conflicts and building sewers, which derived from Ord. No. 790, § 1, adopted Feb. 20, 1990.

Secs. 5-89, 5-90. Reserved.

Editor’s note: Ordinance No. 1036, adopted Mar. 6, 1995, repealed §§ 5-89 and 5-90, which pertained to the solar energy code and swimming pool code and derived from Ord. No. 790, § 1, adopted Feb. 20, 1990 and Ord. No. 940, § 1, adopted Aug. 3, 1992.

Sec. 5-91 Swimming pools.

(a) Definition. This section applies to any swimming pool, or other contained body of water that contains water eighteen (18) inches or more in depth at any point and that is wider than eight (8) feet at any point and is intended for swimming, which shall be protected by an enclosure surrounding the pool area, as provided in this section.

(b) Pool enclosure requirements, exceptions, enforcement.

(1) A swimming pool or other contained body of water required to be enclosed by subsection (a), whether a below-ground or above-ground pool, shall meet the following requirements:

a. Be entirely enclosed by at least a five-foot wall, fence or other barrier as measured on the exterior side of the wall, fence or barrier.

b. Have no openings in the wall, fence or barrier through which a spherical object four (4) inches in diameter can pass. The horizontal components of any wall, fence or barrier shall be spaced not less than forty-five (45) inches apart measured vertically or shall be placed on the pool side of a wall, fence or barrier which shall not have any opening greater than one and three-quarter (1) inches measured horizontally. Wire mesh or chain link fences shall have a maximum mesh size of one and three-quarter (1) inches measured horizontally.

c. Gates for the enclosure shall:

1. Be self-closing and self-latching with the latch located at least fifty-four (54) inches above the underlying ground or on the pool side of the gate with a release mechanism at least five (5) inches below the top of the gate and no opening greater than one-half (1/2) inch within twenty-four (24) inches of the release mechanism. Gates over sixty-inches in width that are not self-closing and self-latching shall be secured by a padlock or similar device which requires a key, electric opener or integral combination which can have the latch at any height.

2. Open outward from the pool.

d. The wall, fence or barrier shall not contain openings, handholds or footholds accessible from the exterior side of the enclosure that can be used to climb the wall, fence or barrier.

e. The wall, fence or barrier shall be at least twenty (20) inches from the water’s edge.

f. The wall, fence or barrier shall be permanently constructed or attached in a manner so as to not be easily removed.

(2) If a residence or living area constitutes part of the enclosure required by subsection (a) for a swimming pool or other contained body of water, in lieu of the requirements of subsection (b)(1), there shall be one of the following:

a. Between the swimming pool or other contained body of water and the residence or living area, a minimum five-foot wall, fence or barrier to the pool area which meets all of the requirements of subsection (b)(1)a. through d.

b. The pool shall be protected by a motorized safety pool cover which requires the operation of a key switch which meets the American Society of Testing and Materials Emergency Standards 13-89 and which does not require manual operation other than the use of the key switch.

c. All ground level doors or other doors with direct access to the swimming pool or other contained body of water shall be equipped with a self-latching device which meets the requirements of subsection (b)(1)c.1. Emergency escape or rescue windows from sleeping rooms with access to the swimming pool or other contained body of water shall be equipped with a latching device not less than fifty-four (54) inches above the floor. All other openable dwelling unit or guest room windows with similar access shall be equipped with a screwed in place wire mesh screen, or a keyed lock that prevents opening the window more than four (4) inches, or a latching device located not less than fifty-four (54) inches above the floor.

d. The swimming pool shall be an above-ground swimming pool which has non-climbable exterior sides which are a minimum height of four (4) feet. Any access ladder or steps shall be removable without tools and secured in an inaccessible position with a latching device not less than fifty-four (54) inches above the ground when the pool is not in use.

(3) This section does not apply to:

a. A system of sumps, irrigation canals, irrigation, flood control or drainage works constructed or operated for the purpose of storing, delivering, distributing or conveying water.

b. Stock ponds, storage tanks, livestock operations, livestock watering troughs or other structures used in normal agricultural practices.

c. Political subdivisions which enact a swimming pool barrier ordinance before the effective date of this article.

d. Political subdivisions which adopt ordinances after the effective date of this article provided that the ordinance is equal to or more stringent than the provisions of this article.

(4) A person on entering into an agreement to build a swimming pool or contained body of water or sell, rent or lease a dwelling with a swimming pool or contained body of water shall give the buyer, lessee or renter a notice explaining safety education and responsibilities of pool ownership as approved by the department of health services.

(5) A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor except that no fine shall be imposed if a sufficient showing is made that the person has subsequently equipped the swimming pool or contained body of water with a barrier pursuant to the standards adopted in subsection a. within forty-five (45) days of citation and has made arrangements satisfactory to the fire chief to obtain appropriate training in pool safety.

(6) This section shall apply to all newly constructed pools, both private and public and shall apply to preexisting pools six (6) months after the effective date of this article.

(Ord. No. 790, § 1, 2-20-90; Ord. No. 914, § 1, 3-2-92; Ord. No. 940, § 1, 8-3-92; Ord. No. 1394, § 1, 9-15-03; Ord. No. 1603, § 1, 12-17-07)

Sec. 5-92 Portable toilets required at construction sites.

Under ADEQ Administrative Code, Title 18, Article 6, Section R18-8-603 the deposit of human excreta other than in an approved facility is prohibited. Section R18-8-604 authorizes agencies to require portable toilets or other approved facilities at construction sites.

The City of Kingman requires a portable toilet or other approved facility at all new construction sites prior to the first inspection. A toilet at a nearby site is not an approved facility but if one (1) contractor has several sites adjacent to each other, one (1) toilet for the sites may be considered acceptable, if approved by the city building official.

(Ord. No. 1113, § 1, 1-6-97)

Secs. 5-935-100. Reserved.


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Editor’s note: Chapter 5, Art. VI, substantive provisions of which consisted of §§ 5-86—5-91, was amended to read as herein set out. Former Art. VI contained similar subject matter and was derived from Code 1966, § 22-80 and from: Ord. No. 132, § II, 4-12-71; Ord. No. 250, § 1, 9-8-75; Ord. No. 310, § 9, 1-9-78; Ord. No. 461(R), § 2, 9-13-82; Ord. No. 472-A, §§ 10, 11, 11-8-82; Ord. No. 668, § 1, 7-20-87.

Cross references: Fees, § 5-2; utilities, Ch. 9.