[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Water Conservation
[Adopted 3-19-1992 by Ord. No. 1218 (Ch. 125, Art. I, of the 1972 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 Sharon Hill (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 § 363-2 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 April 16, 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.
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.
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 § 363-2 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 Sharon Hill 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 may from time to time modify, add to or remove from the standards and restrictions herein.
Any person who uses or applies water within the Borough of Sharon Hill contrary to or in violation of the restrictions herein, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a maximum fine as provided from time to time by state statute, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.