Chapter 3. Plumbing Code

Sec. 9-3.01 Administration.

These regulations shall be known as the “Plumbing Code,” and may be so cited, and will be referred to herein as “this Chapter.”

The Plumbing Code is one (1) of the technical codes of Building Regulations and is administered under Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code. (Ord. 324 Div. 4 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-3.02 Adoption by Reference.

The California Plumbing Code, 2022 Edition (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5) including the standards based on the 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, as modified by the State of California and as published in the California Code of Regulations, is adopted by reference and made part of this Chapter as though fully set forth herein, subject to the additions and deletions as set forth in this Chapter. (Ord. 545 § 4, 2023)

Sec. 9-3.03 Copies on File.

One (1) copy of the 2022 California Plumbing Code as adopted by Section 9-3.02 is on file in the office of the Chief Building Official for inspection by the public. (Ord. 545 § 4, 2023)

Sec. 9-3.04 Amendments, Additions and Deletions.

Addition to Part 1, Administration, Section 101.4.1 Scope to read as an additional paragraph as follows:

The Administrative part of this Chapter is in addition to the City of Hercules Building Regulations Administrative Code Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code. Where conflicts occur between this chapter and Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code, the provisions of Title 9, Chapter 1 of the Hercules Municipal Code shall govern.

(Ord. 335 Div. III (part), 1996: Ord. 324 Div. 4 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-3.05 Permits Required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to install, remove, alter, repair or replace or cause to be installed, removed, altered, repaired or replaced any plumbing, gas or drainage piping work or any fixture or water heating or treating equipment in a building or premises without first obtaining a permit to do such work from the Building Official. (Ord. 324 Div. 4 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-3.06 Inspection Required.

All plumbing and drainage systems shall be inspected by the Building Official to ensure compliance with all the requirements of this Code. (Ord. 324 Div. 4 (part), 1994)

Sec. 9-3.07 Stop Orders.

Whenever any work is being done contrary to the provisions of this Code, the Building Official may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged in the doing or causing such work to be done, and any such person shall forthwith stop such work until authorized by the Building Official to proceed with the work. (Ord. 324 Div. 4 (part), 1994)