[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Manheim 9-7-1972 by Ord. No. 2-1972; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall engage in the business of plumbing in West Manheim Township unless licensed as a master plumber under the provisions of this Code. This license requirement pertains to businesses providing connections to the public sewer system.
No person other than a master plumber licensed by Penn Township, York County, Pennsylvania, or a journeyman plumber employed by a master plumber licensed by Penn Township shall make or cause to be made connections to any plumbing fixtures, drain, waste, soil or vent pipe or water supply system; provided, however, that nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the employment or working of apprentices under the direction of a licensed master plumber and in the immediate company of a licensed master or licensed journeyman plumber, provided, also, that nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit minor repairs being made as allowed in the Uniform Construction Code.
Prior to commencing any work within the Township that requires a license as a master plumber or journeyman plumber, the plumber shall file, with the Code Enforcement Officer or such other person designated by the Board of Supervisors, evidence of his/her certification as a master or journeyman plumber.
No plumbing work of any kind, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall be undertaken until a permit has been issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. Said permit shall be issued only to a licensed master plumber or to the owner of the property.
Work done by homeowner. Nothing in this chapter shall apply to any person doing work regulated by this chapter in a single-family dwelling used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in connection with such building, provided that the person is the bona fide owner of such dwelling, that the same will be occupied by said owner and that said owner shall personally purchase all materials and perform all labor in connection therewith.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.