St. Charles County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 17-061 § 8, 7-5-2017]
St. Charles County hereby adopts the 2015 International Plumbing Code, a copy of which shall be deposited in the Office of the County Registrar with this ordinance, with the following amendments by additions, insertions, deletions and changes to read as follows:
(CHAPTER 1 ADMINISTRATION)
(SECTION 101 GENERAL)
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Plumbing Code of St. Charles County, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
(SECTION 103 DEPARTMENT OF PLUMBING INSPECTION)
103.1 General. The Division of Building and Code Enforcement of the Department of Community Development shall be the enforcement agency for this code and the Division's director shall be the building official or code official referred to in this code.
103.2 Appointment. The code official shall be appointed as provided by ordinance.
(SECTION 106 PERMITS)
106.3.1 Construction documents. Construction documents, engineering calculations, diagrams and other data shall be submitted as required by the code official with each application for a permit. The code official shall require construction documents, computations and specifications to be prepared and designed by a registered design professional where required by State law. Where special conditions exist, the code official is authorized to require additional construction documents to be prepared by a registered design professional. Construction documents shall be drawn to scale and shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that the work conforms to the provisions of this code. Construction documents for buildings more than two (2) stories in height shall indicate where penetrations will be made for mechanical systems, and the materials and methods for maintaining required structural safety, fire resistance rating and fireblocking.
Exception:
The code official shall have the authority to waive the submission of construction documents, calculations or other data if the nature of the work applied for is such that reviewing of construction documents is not necessary to determine compliance with this code.
106.5.3 Expiration. All permits for work under the scope of this code shall comply with Section 105.5 Expiration of the Building Code of St. Charles County.
106.6.1 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences any work on a plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to an additional fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) in addition to the required permit fees.
106.6.2 Fee schedule. The fees for plumbing work shall be as set forth by the Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri.
106.6.3 Fee refunds. The code official is authorized to establish a refund policy.
106.90 Electronic submission. Where design documents, including, but not limited to, plot plans, site plans, design drawings, specifications, etc., are originally created electronically, the building official is authorized to require electronic submittal of documents in a portable document format (PDF) or similar format for review. Where design documents were originally prepared on paper and are submitted in a paper form, the building official is authorized to charge a fee for converting those drawings to PDF equal to the cost incurred by County staff recreating the document and not to exceed more than one dollar ($1.00) per page.
Exception:
Where submittal documents were originally prepared by hand and are eleven (11) inches by seventeen (17) inches or less, the fee for document conversion shall not be charged.
(SECTION 107 INSPECTIONS AND TESTING)
107.90 Workmanship. All work shall be executed in a workmanlike and skilled manner so that, for example, floors are level, walls are plumb and square, windows and doors are plumb, square and easily operable, exterior building envelopes are weather-tight and exclude the elements, building materials are undamaged, and surfaces are unmarred. All work performed shall be in compliance with this code, per industry standards, and in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
(SECTION 108 VIOLATIONS)
108.4 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair mechanical work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and each day's continuance of a violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
108.5 Stop work orders. Upon notice from the code official that mechanical work is being performed contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, such work shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to the owner's authorized agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under which work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work on the system after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable for a fine of up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
(SECTION 109 MEANS OF APPEALS)
109.1 Application for appeal. For the purposes of this code, all appeals shall be in accordance with the procedure established for the Building Code of St. Charles County, Missouri, in Section 113 of 500.100.
109.2 Membership of board. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.1 Qualifications. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.2 Alternate members. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.3 Chairman. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.4 Disqualification of member. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.5 Secretary. Delete in its entirety.
109.2.6 Compensation of members. Delete in its entirety.
109.3 Notice of meeting. Delete in its entirety.
109.4 Open hearing. Delete in its entirety.
109.4.1 Procedure. Delete in its entirety.
109.5 Postponed hearing. Delete in its entirety.
109.6 Board decision. Delete in its entirety.
109.6.1 Resolution. Delete in its entirety.
109.6.2 Administration. Delete in its entirety.
109.7 Court review. Delete in its entirety.
(CHAPTER 3 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS)
(SECTION 305 PROTECTION OF PIPES AND PLUMBING SYSTEM COMPONENTS)
305.4.1 Sewer depth. Building sewers that connect to private sewage disposal systems shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) inches (457 mm) below finished grade at the point of septic tank connection. Building sewers shall be a minimum of thirty (30) inches (762 mm) below grade.
(CHAPTER 4 FIXTURES, FAUCETS, AND FIXTURE FITTINGS)
(SECTION 403 MINIMUM PLUMBING FACILITIES)
403.3 Required public toilet facilities. Customers, patrons and visitors shall be provided with public toilet facilities in structures and tenant spaces intended for public utilization.
The number of plumbing fixtures located within the required toilet facilities shall be provided in accordance with Section 403 for all users. Employees shall be provided with toilet facilities in all occupancies. Employee toilet facilities shall be either separate or combined employee and public toilet facilities.
Exception:
Public toilet facilities shall not be required in:
1.
Open or enclosed parking garages where there are no parking attendants.
2.
Structures and tenant spaces intended for quick transactions, including takeout, pickup and dropoff, having a public access area less than or equal to three hundred (300) square feet (twenty-eight (28) m2).
3.
Customer facilities, other than gas or filling stations, with a customer occupancy load of fifteen (15) or less and which do not serve food or beverages.
(CHAPTER 6 WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION)
(SECTION 602 WATER REQUIRED)
602.2 Potable water required. Only potable water shall be supplied to plumbing fixtures that provide water for drinking, bathing or culinary purposes, or for the processing of food, medical or pharmaceutical products. Unless otherwise provided in this code, potable water shall be supplied to all plumbing fixtures. The water distribution system of any building in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall connect to a potable public water supply, if available. A potable public water supply shall be considered available when the nearest property line is located within two hundred (200) feet of a potable public water main. When a potable public water supply is not available, an individual water supply shall be provided.
(SECTION 604 DESIGN OF BUILDING WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM)
604.9 Water hammer. The flow velocity of the water distribution system shall be controlled to reduce the possibility of water hammer. A water-hammer arrestor shall be installed where quick-closing valves are utilized. Water-hammer arresters shall be required for dishwashers, clothes washers and for each bathroom group, unless otherwise approved. Water-hammer arrestors shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Water-hammer arrestors shall conform to ASSE 1010.
(SECTION 608 PROTECTION OF POTABLE WATER SUPPLY)
608.16.6 Connections subject to backpressure. Where a potable water connection is made to a non-potable line, fixture, tank, vat, pump or other equipment subject to high hazard backpressure, the potable water connection shall be protected by a reduced pressure principle backflow prevention assembly. All reduced pressure backflow devices and check assemblies shall be registered and tested annually by a certified individual as authorized by the State of Missouri.
(CHAPTER 7 SANITARY DRAINAGE)
(SECTION 701 GENERAL)
701.2 Sewer required. The sanitary drainage system of any building in which plumbing fixtures are installed shall connect to a public sewer, if available. A public sewer shall be considered available when the nearest property line is located within two hundred (200) feet of a public sewer. When a public sewer is not available, the sanitary drainage shall be connected to an approved private sewage disposal system. All private sewage disposal systems shall be maintained and function without any ground surface discharge.
(SECTION 706 CONNECTIONS BETWEEN DRAINAGE PIPING AND FITTINGS)
706.3 Installation of fittings. Fittings shall be installed to guide sewage and waste in the direction of flow. Change in direction shall be made by fittings installed in accordance with Table 706.3. Change in direction by combination fittings, side inlets or increasers shall be installed in accordance with Table 706.3 based on the pattern of flow created by the fitting. Double sanitary tee patterns shall not receive the discharge of back-to-back water closets and fixtures or appliances with pumping action discharge.
Exception: Back-to-back water closet connections to double sanitary tees shall be permitted where discharge is received by gravity flow.
(SECTION 708 CLEANOUTS)
(CHAPTER 9 VENTS)
(SECTION 903 VENT TERMINALS)
903.1 Roof extension. Open vent pipes that extend through a roof shall be terminated not less than twelve (12) inches (305 mm) a promenade, observation deck, sunbathing deck or similar purposes, open vent pipes shall terminate not less than seven (7) feet (2,134 mm) above the roof.
(SECTION 905 VENT CONNECTIONS AND GRADES)
905.1 Connection. Individual, branch and circuit vents shall connect to a vent stack, stack vent, air admittance valve or extend to the open air. All vents one and one-half (1 1/2) inches in diameter shall be increased to two (2) inches in diameter, a distance of two (2) feet prior to the roof penetration.