Chapter 16.24
PLUMBING CODE

Sections:

16.24.010    Title.

16.24.020    Purpose.

16.24.030    Adoption of plumbing codes.

16.24.040    Amendment of adopted codes.

16.24.010 Title.

This chapter shall be known and cited as the Rancho Cordova plumbing code. [Ord. 34-2013 § 1; Ord. 24-2010 § 1; Ord. 31-2007 § 1; Ord. 16-2004 § 1; Ord. 21-2003 §§ 2, 4; Ord. 20-2003 §§ 2, 4].

16.24.020 Purpose.

The purpose of the Rancho Cordova plumbing code is to provide minimum requirements and standards for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. [Ord. 34-2013 § 1; Ord. 24-2010 § 1; Ord. 31-2007 § 1; Ord. 16-2004 § 1; Ord. 21-2003 §§ 2, 4; Ord. 20-2003 §§ 2, 4].

16.24.030 Adoption of plumbing codes.

The 2013 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, a portion of the California Building Standards Code, as defined in Section 18901 et seq. of the California State Health and Safety Code (hereinafter referred to as the “State Code”) and any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, including the Uniform Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and as referenced in and adopted pursuant to Sections 17922 and 18935 of the California State Health and Safety Code (hereinafter referred to as the “UPC”), and Appendix Chapters A, B, D, H and I (hereinafter referred to as the “appendix”) are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein. Except as otherwise provided by this chapter and Chapter 16.02 RCMC, all plumbing systems associated with construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, and use of any building or structure within the city shall be made in conformance with the State Code and any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, including the UPC and the appendix. [Ord. 34-2013 § 1; Ord. 24-2010 § 1; Ord. 31-2007 § 1; Ord. 16-2004 § 1; Ord. 21-2003 §§ 2, 4; Ord. 20-2003 §§ 2, 4].

16.24.040 Amendment of adopted codes.

Notwithstanding the provisions of RCMC 16.24.030, the State Code, the UPC and Appendix D are amended as follows:

A. 103.9, “Private Sewage Disposal Systems,” is added to read as follows:

103.9 Private Sewage Disposal Systems. The installation of private sewage disposal systems is under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Health Division of the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department.

B. Section 313.4 is amended to read as follows:

313.4 Each system of buried ferrous piping used for either potable water or gas supply shall have a protective coating of an approved type, machine applied and conforming to recognized standards. Field wrapping shall provide equivalent protection and is restricted to those short sections and fittings necessarily stripped for threading.

All buried ferrous piping shall be provided with cathodic protection installed according to Table 312 of this Section and the following requirements:

1. Galvanic anodes for cathodic protection of ferrous piping shall be buried not less than 3 feet below grade and below the bottom of the pipe to be protected. They shall be not less than 4 feet horizontally from any buried metallic pipe. Before back filling, the anode shall be flooded with a minimum of 5 gallons of water.

When connected to the pipe being protected, less than 6 inches above grade, the anode shall be connected with a thermite weld. Connections 6 inches or more above grade may be made by the use of a listed mechanical clamp.

2. Water supply piping shall be isolated at the connection of the utility or private tap from the water main and at each building foundation line adjacent to the full-way shutoff valve.

3. Gas supply piping shall be isolated adjacent to each foundation line or at the appliance when located outside the building and from the serving gas supplier’s service equipment.

4. Approved isolation fittings shall be located a minimum of 6 inches above grade, except that fitting at the water tap.

5. Any piping laid in the same trench with pipe requiring cathodic protection shall be separated laterally a minimum of 12 inches from the protected pipe, and piping installed diagonally above the pipe requiring cathodic protection shall be separated vertically a minimum of 6 inches. All separations shall be maintained with clean earth in accordance with Section 315.0.

C. Table 312 is added to read as follows:

Table 312

ANODE SELECTION CHART 

Allowable length of coated and wrapped buried ferrous gas or water pipe for each size anode

 

Pipe Size

Anode Size

1/2"

3/4" & 1"

1 1/4" & 1 1/2"

2"

3"

4"

1 lb. anode

50'

3 lb. anode

150'

100'

50'

50'

9 lb. anode

500'

200'

200'

150'

100'

100'

17 lb. anode

500'

350'

300'

250'

150'

32 lb. anode

500'

500'

450'

350'

D. Section 713.4 is amended to read as follows:

713.4 The public sewer shall be permitted to be considered as not being available when such public sewer or any building or exterior drainage facility connected thereto is located more than two hundred (200) feet (61 m) from the property line.

E. Section D1, “Roof Drainage,” of Appendix D, is amended to read as follows:

D1.0 Roof Drainage. Roof drains, leaders and rainwater piping shall be designed to carry away rainfall at the rate of at least 3 inches of rainfall per hour.

[Ord. 34-2013 § 1; Ord. 24-2010 § 1; Ord. 31-2007 § 1; Ord. 16-2004 § 1; Ord. 21-2003 §§ 2, 4; Ord. 20-2003 §§ 2, 4].