Borough of Hamburg, PA
Berks County
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[Ord. 607, 5/4/1992, § 2]
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 of a permit is required to be obtained from the Borough of Hamburg (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 § 26-102 of this Part. The provisions of this Part 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 4, 1992.
[Ord. 607, 5/4/1992, § 2]
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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 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
2. 
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.
3. 
Showerheads. Showerhead 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.
4. 
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.
[Ord. 607, 5/4/1992, § 3]
1. 
Special Purpose Equipment. The performance standards of § 26-102 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.
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Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Borough of Hamburg for an exemption to the terms of this Part, 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.
[Ord. 607, 5/4/1992, § 4]
The Borough Council may, from time to time, modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
[Ord. 607, 5/4/1992, § 5; as amended by Ord. 680, 12/28/1998]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.