Village of Fredonia, WI
Ozaukee County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fredonia as Title 15, Ch. 6, of the 1995 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
Chapter 145 of the Wisconsin Statutes; the State Plumbing Code, Chapters SPS 381 to SPS 387 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code; and Chapter SPS 305 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code are adopted and by reference made a part of this chapter with the same force and effect as though set out in full. Failure to comply with any of the provisions of such regulations shall constitute a violation of this chapter, punishable according to the penalties provided in this chapter. A copy of the State Plumbing Code shall be on file in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PLUMBING
Includes:
A. 
All piping, fixtures, appliances, equipment, devices and appurtenances in connection with the water supply, water distribution and drainage systems, including hot water storage tanks, water softeners, water heaters and treatment devices connected with such water and drainage systems, and the installation thereof;
B. 
The construction, connection or installation of any drain or waste piping system from the outside or proposed outside foundation walls of any building to the mains or other sewerage system terminal within bounds of or beneath an area subject to easement for highway purpose, including private domestic sewerage treatment and disposal systems, and the alteration of any such systems, drains or waste piping;
C. 
The water service piping from the outside or proposed outside foundation walls of any building to the main or other water utility service terminal within bounds of or beneath an area subject to easement for highway purposes and its connections;
D. 
The water pressure systems other than municipal systems as provided in Chapter 281 of the Wisconsin Statutes;
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
E. 
A plumbing and drainage system so designed, and vent piping so installed, as to keep the air within the system in free circulation and movement; to prevent with a margin of safety, unequal air pressure of such force as might blow, siphon or affect trap seals or retard the discharge from plumbing fixtures or permit sewer air to escape into the building; to prohibit cross-connection, contamination or pollution of the potable water supply and distribution systems; and to provide an adequate supply of water to properly serve, cleanse and operate all fixtures, equipment, appurtenances and appliances served by the plumbing system.
The office of Plumbing Inspector shall be held by a suitable and competent person knowledgeable and well-versed in approved methods of plumbing construction, and the statutes of the state relating to plumbing work, the rules and regulations issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. This person shall also be a state-certified Plumbing Inspector as required by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
The Plumbing Inspector shall have the general management and control of all matters pertaining to plumbing inspection and shall enforce all state laws and Village ordinances relating thereto. It shall be unlawful to interfere with the Plumbing Inspector in the discharge of his duties.
A. 
The Plumbing Inspector or an authorized agent shall have the power and authority at all reasonable hours, for any proper purpose, to enter any public or private building or premises in the discharge of official duties, or for the purpose of making any inspection or test of the plumbing equipment or devices contained therein. The inspector or his agent shall be given prompt access to any premises upon request made to the owner or person in immediate charge of the premises.
B. 
If consent to entry to personal or real properties which are not public buildings, or to portions of public buildings, which are not open to the public, for inspection purposes has been denied, the Plumbing Inspector shall obtain a special inspection warrant under § 66.0119 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The Plumbing Inspector or his authorized agent shall prepare suitable forms for permit applications and permits, shall take applications and issue to qualified applicants permits as required for all work contemplated by this chapter, and shall maintain suitable records of the permits issued.
There shall be kept by the Village a complete record of all applications and permits, regularly numbered in the order of their issue, and of all inspections made and other official work performed under the provisions of this chapter, so arranged as to afford prompt information concerning plumbing installations.
The Plumbing Inspector may order work stopped on the construction, installation, alterations or repair of plumbing when such work is being done in violation of this chapter. Work so stopped shall not be resumed, except with written permission of the Plumbing Inspector; provided, that if the stop-work order is an oral one, it shall be followed by a written order within a reasonable period of time. Removal of any such order is unlawful.
No work contemplated by this chapter shall be started until a permit therefor has been obtained from the Plumbing Inspector or his authorized agent; provided, that no permit shall be required for minor repairs to faucets or the removal of stoppages in solid and waste pipes.
The application shall be in writing upon forms which the Plumbing Inspector shall provide and shall include the name of the owner and the description of the property on which the work is to be done, along with such pertinent information as the Plumbing Inspector may require, and shall state that the property owner and the applicant will be bound by and subject to the provisions of this chapter.
When the Plumbing Inspector is satisfied that the work proposed by the applicant can be done in conformity with the provisions of this chapter, and after the appropriate fees have been paid to him, he shall issue the permit. Such permit shall be good for the continuous performance of the work named thereon. A permit shall automatically expire when work ceases for a period of 60 days without good and reasonable cause for same and shall automatically expire on completion of the work for which it was issued; provided, that the Plumbing Inspector may, upon notice, suspend or revoke such permit for violation of the provisions of this chapter.
Any person directly interested who is aggrieved by the decision of the Plumbing Inspector to refuse to issue a permit or to suspend or revoke such permit, or to have work stopped under § 433-8 of this code may obtain review of such determination under the administrative review procedures set forth in Chapter 105, Officers and Employees, Article X, Building, Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical Inspectors, of this Code.
A. 
Appendix III, Fees Schedule for Plumbing Permit, contains the permit fees for plumbing work done in the Village; the current schedule is on file in the Village office.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
B. 
A fee shall be required for a permit issued to a licensee for doing any plumbing work on or in any building owned by the Village, and a permit shall be procured before the commencement of any work on or in such building.
A street opening permit must be applied for and received in accordance with Chapter 491, Article III, of this Code, before excavating in any street, alley or other public way to repair, alter or install plumbing, and the applicant must pay the appropriate fee as provided in Chapter 491, Streets and Sidewalks, and shall comply with all regulations.
A. 
In new subdivisions or planned unit developments where a storm sewer is installed, building storm sewers shall also be installed to receive sump pump discharges.
B. 
Roof water drainage into the building storm sewer system, in conjunction with the sump-pump-discharged water is prohibited.
C. 
Sump pump and roof water drainage may be discharged into one common building storm sewer pipe only after the Village Department of Public Works has determined that the municipal storm sewer system has the capacity to allow this connection. If allowed, the building storm sewer and riser shall then be sized accordingly.
Section 145.04(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes requires reports by city or metropolitan sewerage district authorities to the Department of Safety and Professional Services of failure of state licensed plumbers to qualify as journeymen or master plumbers, and of willful violations of plumbing regulations.
In emergency work, the individual, firm or corporation doing or causing such work to be done shall report the same to the Plumbing Inspector immediately after beginning work, and shall obtain a permit for such work within 24 hours of the commencement of such work, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. All work shall be done in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
Upon the completion of the plumbing in or on any building, and before any plumbing is to be hidden from view, it shall be the duty of the individual, firm or corporation doing the same, to notify the Plumbing Inspector. The inspection shall be made by the end of the next work day of the time such notice is received, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. However, in the case of a one- or two-family home, the inspection shall be conducted within 48 hours of the time such notice is received, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. If, upon inspection, it is found that the installation is in compliance with this chapter and does not constitute a hazard to life or property, the Plumbing Inspector shall authorize the concealment of the plumbing. If the installation is incomplete or not strictly in accordance with this chapter, orders shall be issued to the individual, firm or corporation installing the same to remove all hazards and defects and make the necessary changes or additions within 30 days. However, if it is determined that an imminent lack of safety or current danger exists, the Plumbing Inspector may issue a forty-eight-hour correction order. No individual, firm or corporation shall conceal any plumbing work before inspection, or fail to comply with any order of the Plumbing Inspector. Upon completion of the plumbing work in a building, a final inspection shall be required. If the installation is not complete, the Plumbing Inspector shall notify the individual doing the work of any additional work to be done. If such work is not done within 30 days after such notice, any individual, firm or corporation failing to comply with the order of the Plumbing Inspector shall be fined according to § 1-4. No permit shall be issued to any plumber until all fees due and payable for plumbing inspection have been paid and all lawful orders of the Plumbing Inspector complied with.
The Plumbing Inspector shall have the authority to seal and tag unsafe devices or systems or order the disconnection of all water service from any plumbing device or system which is found to be in an unsafe condition. No individual, firm or corporation shall reconnect any device or system thus sealed and tagged or disconnected until verbal or written authorization is given by the Plumbing Inspector. It shall be unlawful to remove, alter or tamper with any device or system which has been sealed and tagged, or disconnected by orders of the Plumbing Inspector. Use of any such sealed or tagged device or system, or removal of any seal or tag shall be unlawful under penalty of this chapter.
A. 
Discharge. No person shall cause, allow or permit any roof drain, surface drain, subsoil drain, drain from any mechanical device, gutter, ditch, pipe, conduit, sump pump or any other object or thing used for the purposes of collecting, conducting, transporting, diverting, draining or discharging clear water from any part of any private premises owned or occupied by said person to discharge into a sanitary sewer.
B. 
Nuisance. The discharge into a sanitary sewer from any roof drain, surface drain, subsoil drain, drain from any mechanical device, gutter, ditch, pipe, conduit, sump pump or any other object or thing used for the purposes of collecting, conducting, transporting, diverting, draining or discharging clear water from any part of any private premises is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and a hazard to the health, safety and well-being of the residents of the Village and to the protection of the property.
C. 
Groundwater. Where deemed necessary by the Building Inspector, every house shall have a sump pump installed for the purpose of discharging clear waters from foundation drains and ground infiltration and where the building is not serviced by a storm sewer shall either discharge into an underground conduit leading to a drainage ditch, gutter, dry well or shall discharge onto the ground surface in such other manner as will not constitute a nuisance as defined herein.
D. 
Stormwater. All roof drains, surface drains, drains from any mechanical device, gutters, pipe, conduits or any other objects or things used for the purpose of collecting, conducting, transporting, diverting, draining or discharging stormwaters shall be discharged either to a storm sewer, a dry well, an underground conduit leading to a drainage ditch or onto the ground surface in such other manner as will not constitute a nuisance as defined herein.
E. 
Storm sewer lateral. Where municipal storm sewers are provided and it is deemed necessary by the property owner and/or the Village to discharge clear waters from a parcel of land, a storm sewer lateral shall be installed and connected to the storm sewer main at the expense of the owner.
F. 
Conducting tests. If the Building Inspector or his designated agent suspects an illegal clear water discharge as defined by this chapter or by any other applicable provision of the Wisconsin Administrative Code as it may, from time to time, be amended, he may, upon reasonable notice and at reasonable times, enter the private premises where such illegal clear water discharge is suspected and conduct appropriate tests to determine whether such suspected illegal clear water discharge actually exists.
Each unit of a duplex shall have separate water services.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
In addition to any other penalty imposed or restitution required, any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a forfeiture in accordance with the Village's Schedule of Forfeitures,[1] together with the costs of prosecution, and in default in payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution shall be imprisoned in the county jail until the forfeiture and costs are paid, but not exceeding 60 days.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of Forfeitures is on file in the Village office.