CHAPTER 3-6: INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE

SECTIONS:

3-6-1:    ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE:

3-6-2:    AMENDMENTS:

3-6-3:    PENALTY:

3-6-1 ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE:

There is hereby adopted by reference that certain document known as the International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition, as published by the International Code Council. Said document is hereby amended and adopted as the 2012 International Plumbing Code for the City of Prescott for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such structures as herein provided; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions, and terms of the various technical codes and ordinances; providing procedures for enforcement thereof; and providing the severability of each and all conditions and terms of the "City of Prescott 2012 International Plumbing Code" are hereby referred to, adopted, and made as part hereof as set forth herein, excepting such portions as are herein deleted, modified or amended. (Ord. 4363, 12-16-2003, eff. 2-1-2004; Ord. 4606, 09-11-2007, eff. 10-15-2007; Ord. 4629-0831, 10-23-2007; eff. 10-23-2007; Ord. 4679-0922, 12-09-2008, eff. 01-08-2009; Ord. 4903-1441, 9-23-2014)

3-6-2 AMENDMENTS:

That certain document entitled "The City of Prescott 2012 International Plumbing Code Amendments," which document amends and supersedes certain designated sections of the 2012 International Plumbing Code and was made a public record by Resolution No. 4246-1455, is hereby adopted by this reference.

CHAPTER 1 – SCOPE AND ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 101 – GENERAL

SECTION 101.1 Title is amended to read as follows:

101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the "City of Prescott 2012 International Plumbing Code", hereinafter referred to as 'this Code'.

SECTIONS 102 through 106, 108 and 110 are hereby deleted and replaced with the requirements of the City of Prescott 2012 Administrative Building Code as adopted and as may be amended from time to time.

CHAPTER 2 – DEFINITIONS

SECTION 201 – GENERAL

SECTION 201.3 – Terms defined in other codes, is hereby amended as follows:

201.4 Terms not defined in other codes. Where terms are not defined in this code and are defined in the International Conservation Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code or The City of Prescott Administration Code, such terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them as in those codes.

SECTION 201.4 – Terms not defined, is hereby amended as follows:

201.4 Terms not defined. Where terms are not defined through the methods authorized by this Chapter, such terms shall have ordinarily accepted meanings such as the context implies. The Current edition of Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged, shall be considered as providing ordinarily accepted meanings.

SECTION 202 – GENERAL DEFINITIONS

SECTION 202 Code Official is hereby amended to read as follows:

Code Official. The office or other designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of this Code, or a duly authorized representative. The Code Official shall be the Chief Building Official as defined in the International Building Code.

SECTION 305 – PROTECTION OF PIPES AND PLUMBING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

SECTION 305.4 Freezing. Is hereby amended by adding a new sub-section to read as follows:

SECTION 305.4.2 Water in Attics. All water in attics must be either in a conditioned attic space, or must be in an approved chase with foam, on the conditioned side of the insulation, with a minimum of R-49 insulation over the chase. Pipe must be pex or equal and must slope to drain back to shut-off when not in use.

SECTION 305.4.1 Sewer Depth is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sewer Depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be installed not less than 12 inches below finish grade at the point of connection. Building sewers shall be installed not less than 24 inches below grade a green insulated copper tracer wire or other approved conductor installed in contact with piping. Access shall be provided to the tracer wire or the tracer wire shall terminate above ground at one end of the non-metallic piping. The tracer wire shall be not less than 18 AWG and the insulation type shall be suitable for direct burial.

CHAPTER 4 – FIXTURES, FAUCETS AND FIXTURE FITTINGS

SECTION 403 – MINIMUM PLUMBING FACILITIES

TABLE 403.1 Minimum number of required fixtures is hereby amended by adding new footnotes to Table 403.1 to read as follows:

h. Water coolers or bottled-water dispensers may be substituted for drinking fountains in A, B, M, and S occupancies with 25 or fewer occupants. Such water shall be free of charge to the public. Cooler or dispenser must be installed at time of Certificate of Occupancy walk through. Must be in place at time of C of O.

i. A water cooler or bottled-water dispensers or break room sink with a drinking water faucet may be substituted for drinking fountains in A,B,M and S occupancies with more than 26 but less than 49 occupants. Such water shall be free of charge to the public. Cooler or dispenser must be installed at time of Certificate of Occupancy walk through. Must be in place at time of C of O.

j. Goose neck faucets on a lavatory or a hose bib located within a restroom may be substituted for the required utility sink in A, B, M, and S occupancies with 25 or fewer occupants. Hose bibs shall comply with section 608.15.4.2 Hose connections. Must be in place at time of C of O.

SECTION 403.2 Separate facilities is hereby amended to read as follows:

Exceptions:

2. Separate facilities shall not be required in structures or tenant spaces with a total occupant load, including employees and customers, of twenty-five (25) or less.

3. Separate facilities shall not be required in Mercantile occupancies in which the maximum occupant load is fifty (50) or less.

CHAPTER 6 – WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION

SECTION 603 – WATER SUPPLY

SECTION 603 Water Service is hereby amended by adding a new sections 603.3, 603.3.1, and 603.3.2 to read as follows:

603.3 Water service pipe installation. The installation of the water service pipe shall comply with Section 603.3.

603.3.1 Burial Depth. The water service pipe shall be buried a minimum of 24 inches below the finished grade for metallic piping and 24" minimum below the finished grade for non-metallic piping and shall be covered with clean backfill material that is free of sharp rocks or any rocks that may cause damage to the piping. Native material to the job site may be used if it is free of rocks that may cause damage.

603.3.2 Tracer wire. Non-metallic water service piping shall have a blue insulated copper tracer wire or other approved conductor installed in contact with piping. Access shall be provided to the tracer wire or the tracer wire shall terminate above ground at one end of the non-metallic piping. The tracer wire shall be not less than 18 AWG and the insulation type shall be suitable for direct burial.

SECTION 606 – INSTALLATION OF THE BUILDING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

SECTION 606.1 Location of full-open valves is hereby amended as follows:

Delete Item Number 2.

SECTION 606.2 Location of shutoff valves is hereby amended as follows:

Delete Item Number 2.

SECTION 608 – PROTECTION OF POTABLE WATER SUPPLY

SECTION 608.13 Backflow protection is hereby amended as follows:

608.13 Backflow protection. Means of protection against backflow shall be provided in accordance with Section 608.13.2 and 608.13.3, as close as practicable to the meter and required shut-off valve, Section 608.13.1 and 608.13.4 through 608.13.9 may be used only in-line past the required meter protection. All temporary water lines must have frost free hose bib and anti-siphon valve and be a minimum 10' of required water pipe size.

CHAPTER 7 – SANITARY DRAINAGE

SECTION 715 – BACKWATER VALVES

SECTION 715.1 Sewage backflow is amended to read as follows:

715.1 Sewage backflow. All structures connected to the City sewer system shall be protected by an approved backwater valve, installed in the building drain.

SECTION 715.1 Sewage backflow is hereby amended by adding a new section 715.1.1 to read as follows:

715.1.1 Sewage backflow retrofit requirements. All structures connected to the City of Prescott sewer system prior to the adoption of this ordinance shall be protected by an approved backwater valve when additions, alterations, or repairs to existing structures are done.

SECTION 903 – VENT TERMINALS

SECTION 903.1 Roof extension is amended by the insertion of nine inches (9")

CHAPTER 11 STORM DRAINAGE

SECTION 1101 – General

SECTION 1101.1 SCOPE is amended as follows:

SECTION 1101.1 SCOPE. The provisions of this chapter and The City of Prescott Title XVI street and utility drainage, whichever is more restrictive, shall govern the materials, design, construction and installation of storm drainage

CHAPTER 12 SPECIAL PIPING AND STORAGE SYSTEMS, and CHAPTER 13 GRAY WATER RECYCLING SYSTEMS shall be deleted in their entirety.

(Ord. 4363, 12-16-2003, eff. 2-1-2004; Ord. 4606, 09-11-2007, eff. 10-15-2007; Ord. 4629, 10-23-2007; eff. 10-23-2007; Ord. 4679-0922, 12-09-2008, eff. 01-08-2009; Ord. 4903-1441, 9-23-2014)

3-6-3 PENALTY:

(A) PENALTY – CRIMINAL: Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or the codes adopted pursuant to this chapter may be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Section 1-3-1, by a fine not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the City judge. Each and every day any such violation continues shall be deemed and considered a separate offense.

(B) PENALTY – CIVIL: Upon conviction any person who violates any provision of this chapter thereof may be punished as provided in Sections 1-3-1 and 1-3-2 and subject to a civil penalty. Each and every day any such violation continues shall be deemed and considered a separate offense. (Ord. 4163, 10-30-2001, eff. 1-1-2002; amd. Ord. 4389, 4-13-2004; amd. Ord. 4606, 09-11-2007, eff. 10-15-2007; amd. Ord. 4679-0922, 12-09-2008, eff. 01-08-2009; Ord. 4903-1441, 9-23-2014)