Chapter 7.40
PLUMBING CODE

Sections:

7.40.010    Title.

7.40.020    Purpose.

7.40.030    Adoption of plumbing codes.

7.40.040    Scope.

7.40.050    Exceptions.

7.40.060    Additions, alterations and repairs.

7.40.070    Chapter 1 Division II Administration—Deleted.

7.40.080    Section 609.3, Chapter 6, Under Concrete Slab—Amended.

7.40.090    Section 612.1, Chapter 6, Where Required—Amended; Sections 612.2 through 612.7.2 and Tables 612.3.6 through 612.5.3.2(9)—Deleted.

7.40.010 Title.

The plumbing codes adopted by reference in Section 7.40.030 and the provisions of this chapter shall constitute the Dublin Plumbing Code and may be referred to as such. (Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.020 Purpose.

A.    The promotion and preservation of the public health, safety and general welfare of the people of the city and the property situated therein have made necessary the adoption of the plumbing codes referred to in Section 7.40.030 in order to adequately safeguard life, health, property, and general welfare.

B.    The purpose of this code is not to create or otherwise establish or designate any particular class or groups of persons who will or should be especially protected or benefited by the terms of this code. (Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.030 Adoption of plumbing codes.

A.    The 2019 California Plumbing Code, Part 5, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, a portion of the California Building Standards Code, as defined in the California State Health and Safety Code Section 18901 et seq. (hereinafter referred to as the “state code”), and any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto including the Uniform Plumbing Code, 2018 Edition, including Appendix Chapters A, B, D, H, and I, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and as referenced in and adopted pursuant to California State Health and Safety Code Sections 17922 and 18935, (hereinafter referred to as the “UPC”) are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference herein.

Copies of the adopted codes have been and are now filed in the Office of the Building Official, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California, for use and examination by the public. Said codes are adopted by reference pursuant to Section 50022.4 et seq. of the Government Code of the state of California, and the codes are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which the ordinance codified in this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the city of Dublin.

B.    Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A of this section, the state code and the UPC are amended as set forth in Sections 7.40.070 through 7.40.090. (Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.040 Scope.

A.    The provisions of this code shall apply to the installation, erection, construction, enlargement, addition to, alteration, repair, moving, removal, demolition, conversion, use, and maintenance of any plumbing installation, gas or drainage piping installation or any fixture or water heating or treating equipment in any building, structure, or premises within the city.

B.    The permissive provisions of this code shall not be presumed to waive any limitations imposed by any other law, ordinance, rule, or regulation. If two (2) or more pertinent limitations are not identical, those limitations shall prevail which provide greater safety to life, health, property, or public welfare.

C.    Plumbing fixtures and equipment shall be made accessible to the physically handicapped. Whenever there is a conflict between the provisions of this code and Title 24, California Code of Regulations, the provisions of Title 24 shall prevail. (Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.050 Exceptions.

The provisions of the plumbing code shall not apply to:

A.    Work located in a public street;

B.    Plumbing systems within trailer coaches, campers, motor vehicles, railroad cars and aircraft; however, if any of the foregoing are permanently placed on the ground or have their wheels removed for other than temporary repairs, they shall comply with all the provisions of the plumbing code;

C.    Plumbing systems within houseboats or other watercraft; however, if any of the foregoing are stored out of water and used for any purpose whatsoever, they shall comply with all the provisions of the plumbing code;

D.    Building sewers as defined in Chapter 2 of the California Plumbing Code located within the boundaries of a sanitary district and such district has regulations for building sewers and such regulations are in force;

E.    Sewage treatment and collection facilities of a sanitary district;

F.    Water treatment, storage, transmission and distribution facilities of a water district or water company regulated by the Public Utilities Commission;

G.    Gas storage, transmission and distribution facilities owned by a public utility;

H.    Wells and water supply systems for irrigation and watering livestock provided such water is not used for human consumption. (Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.060 Additions, alterations and repairs.

A.    All work done in connection with an addition to an existing plumbing installation shall conform to the applicable provisions of this code. In addition, any portion of an existing plumbing installation which would become overloaded or have its capacity exceeded as determined by the standards in this code for new installation as a result of the addition shall be made to conform to the applicable provision of this code.

B.    Alterations, repairs to, or replacement of equipment in any existing plumbing installation shall conform to the applicable provisions of this code except that the Building Official may allow deviations from the provisions of this code, provided the deviations are necessary due to the circumstance of the existing conditions; the existing condition was permitted by a previous code; and such deviation does not create or continue a hazard to life, health and property. (Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.070 Chapter 1 Division II Administration—Deleted.

Chapter 1 Division II is deleted. (Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.080 Section 609.3, Chapter 6, Under Concrete Slab—Amended.

Section 609.3, first paragraph, is amended by replacing it to read:

Section 609.3 Water piping shall not be installed in or under a concrete floor slab within a building without prior approval of the Building Official. When approved, such piping shall be installed in accordance with the following requirements:

(Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))

7.40.090 Section 612.1, Chapter 6, Where Required—Amended; Sections 612.2 through 612.7.2 and Tables 612.3.6 through 612.5.3.2(9)—Deleted.

Section 612.1 is amended to read as follows:

612.1 Where Required. Where residential sprinklers systems are required in buildings, these systems shall be installed per Chapter 9 of the California Building Code, Title 24 Part 2.

(Sections 612.2 through 612.7.2 and Tables 612.3.6 through 612.5.3.2(9) are deleted.)

(Ord. 15-19 § 7 (Exh. F) (part))