[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lehighton 4-27-1992 by Ord. No. 422. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Plumbing — See Ch. 165.
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 Borough of Lehighton (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 § 215-2 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 April 27, 1992.
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 ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
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 psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
Shower heads. Shower head discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
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 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 215-2 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.
Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Borough of Lehighton for an exemption to the terms of this chapter, 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 may, from time to time, modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter by using or applying water within the Borough of Lehighton contrary to or in violation of the restrictions herein, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 for each offense and, in default of the payment of said fine and costs of prosecution, shall be imprisoned for a period of up to 30 days.