Town of New Hartford, NY
Oneida County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Hartford 9-16-1987 by L.L. No. 7-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Electrical standards — See Ch. 59.
Building construction — See Ch. 65.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 104.
Zoning — See Ch. 118.

§ 92-1 Purpose.

Since there is danger to life and property inherent in the use of plumbing installation, water supply and drainage, this chapter shall regulate the installation, alteration or repair of plumbing systems, water supply, drainage and vents on all real property within the Town of New Hartford.

§ 92-2 Conformance with building standards; fees for plumbing inspections.

All plumbing installations heretofore mentioned shall be made in conformity with the requirements of New York State Building Codes, except where the provisions of this chapter or any other local law or ordinance or the Building Code of the Town of New Hartford shall differently prescribe, in which event compliance with the provisions of such local law, ordinance or Building Code shall be recognized as proper compliance with this chapter. The requirements of the New York State Plumbing Code shall be those known as the "New York State Plumbing Code," as approved by the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, January 1, 1984.
A. 
Schedule of fees for plumbing inspections. The schedule of fees for plumbing inspections shall be as follows:
[Added 6-21-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
(1) 
Residential construction.
(a) 
Minimum charge: $35, to include the following:
[1] 
One bathroom of three fixtures.
[2] 
One hot-water tank.
[3] 
One kitchen sink.
[4] 
One washing machine.
[5] 
One dishwasher.
(b) 
The above will include two visits during a maximum period of 120 days. Each fixture over the minimum will be an additional cost of $3.
(2) 
Commercial construction.
(a) 
Formula: base price plus cost, plus extra visits.
[1] 
Fixture unit computed from New York State Code Table 1-903.
[2] 
Base price per job from chart set forth hereinbelow.
[3] 
Cost per fixture unit will be $3.
[4] 
Number of visits allowed at no extra charge: total charge divided by 40.
[5] 
Cost per extra visit over allowed visits.
(b) 
Chart:
Fixture Units
Base Price
Cost per Extra Visit
1 to 50
$50
$40
51 to 75
$75
$30
Over 75
$100
$20

§ 92-3 Plumbing inspectors.

[Amended 6-21-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
All inspectors of the Codes Department are hereby authorized and deputized as agents of the Town of New Hartford to make inspections and reinspections of all plumbing installations heretofore and hereafter described and to approve or disapprove the same.

§ 92-4 Duties of inspectors.

[Amended 6-21-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
It shall be the duty of the inspectors to report, in writing, to the chief building inspector, whose duty it shall be to enforce all the provisions of this chapter, all violations of or deviations from or omissions of the plumbing provisions of the New York State Plumbing Code and all local laws, ordinances and the Building Code as referred to in this chapter, insofar as any of the same apply to plumbing systems. The inspectors shall make inspections and reinspections of plumbing installations in and on properties in the Town of New Hartford upon the written request of an authorized official of the Town of New Hartford or as herein provided. The inspectors are authorized to make inspections or reinspections of plumbing systems installations and equipment in and on properties within the town where it is deemed necessary for the protection of life and property. In the event of an emergency, it is the duty of the inspectors to make plumbing inspections upon the oral request of an official or officer of the Town of New Hartford.

§ 92-5 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.

§ 92-6 Exempt facilities.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the plumbing installations in mines, ships, railway cars or automotive equipment or the installations or equipment employed by a railway, electrical or communication utility in the exercise of its function as a utility, and located outdoors or in buildings used exclusively for that purpose. This chapter shall not apply to any work involved in the manufacture, assembly, test or repair of plumbing machinery, apparatus, materials and equipment by a person, firm or corporation engaged in plumbing manufacturing as his principal business. It shall not apply to any building which is owned or leased in its entirety by the government of the United States or the State of New York.

§ 92-7 Liability.

[Amended 6-21-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility of any person owning, operating, controlling or installing any plumbing systems, devices, appliances or equipment for loss of life or damage to person or property caused by any defect therein.

§ 92-8 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect immediately upon the filing of the same in the office of the Secretary of State.