Township of Nether Providence, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence 5-14-1992 as Ord. No. 576. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 215.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 225.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 289.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.
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 the Township of Nether Providence (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 § 251-2 of this chapter. The provisions of this chapter 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 May 15, 1992.
A. 
Water closets and associated flushing mechanisms. The water consumption of water closets shall not exceed an average of one and six-tenths (1.6) gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from twenty (20) to eighty (80) pounds per square inch (psi). The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
B. 
Urinals and Associated Flushing Mechanisms. Urinal water consumption shall not exceed an average of one and five-tenths (1.5) gallons per flush cycle over a range of test pressures from twenty (20) to eighty (80) psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
C. 
Shower heads. Shower head discharge rates shall not exceed three and zero-tenths (3.0) gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from twenty (20) to eighty (80) psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
D. 
Faucets. Sink and lavatory faucet discharge rates shall not exceed three and zero-tenths (3.0) gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from twenty (20) to eighty (80) psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 251-2 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.
B. 
Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Township of Nether Providence for an exemption to the terms of this chapter, which may be granted by the Board of Commissioners, 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 code enforcement official of the Township of Nether Providence may grant a waiver from the performance standards of § 251-2 when availability constitutes an undue hardship.
The Board of Commissioners may, from time to time, modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.) and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.