Borough of Bridgeport, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction codes — See Ch. 200.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 495.
Sewers — See Ch. 442.
[Adopted 7-14-1992 by Ord. No. 513, approved 7-14-1992 (Ch. 110, Art. II of the 1975 Code)]
No water shall be provided for internal or external use to any residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, governmental or public building or structure of any kind which is constructed or remodeled and in which plumbing, water piping or water fixtures are to be installed, extended or altered in any way and for which construction a permit is required to be obtained from Bridgeport Borough (or would be required but for an exemption from a permit requirement for public or governmental agencies) unless the new extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water-using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 544-2 of this article. The provisions of this article shall apply to any such building or structure for which such a building permit is issued or would otherwise be required to be issued but for such an exemption, on or after the effective date hereof.
A. 
Water closets and associated flushing mechanisms. The water consumption of water closets shall not exceed an average of 1.6 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 pounds per square inch (psi). The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M. (Note: "ANSI" is the abbreviation for the American National Standards Institute.)
B. 
Urinals and associated flushing mechanisms. Urinal water consumption shall not exceed an average of 1.5 gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 pounds per square inch (psi). The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
C. 
Showerheads. Showerhead discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 pounds per square inch (psi). The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
D. 
Faucets. Sink and lavatory faucet discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 pounds per square inch (psi). The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
E. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of this section shall not apply to fixtures and fittings, such as emergency showers, aspirator faucets and blowout fixtures, that, in order to perform a specialized function, cannot meet the specified standards.
Any person(s) may apply to the Borough of Bridgeport for an exemption to the terms of this article, which may be granted by the Borough Council upon proof that some other device, system or procedure will save as much or more water as those set forth herein or that those set forth herein cannot be complied with without undue hardship.
The Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport may, from time to time, modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
Any person, partnership, corporation, unincorporated association or other entity who or which shall violate the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $500 for each separate offense and, in default thereof, such person, partners, corporate or association officers shall be liable to imprisonment for not more than 60 days. Each day that a violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense.