[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Superior 11-13-1964 by Ord. No. 25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
"Plumbing" for the purpose of this chapter is hereby defined as follows:
As is stated in § 145.01(10)(a), (c), (d) and (e), Wis. Stats.
The construction, connection to or alteration of any drain, soil or waste pipe to carry domestic sewage, stormwater or industrial waste from a point three feet outside of the foundation walls of any building to the sewer lateral at the curb or other disposal terminal, including the private sewage disposal or treatment plant. This definition does not include minor repairs to faucets and the removal of stoppages in soil or waste pipes.
The provisions and regulations of Ch. 145, Wis. Stats., and Chs. Comm 81 to 87, Wis. Admin. Code, adopted by the State Department of Commerce of Wisconsin are hereby made a part of this chapter by reference and shall extend over and govern the installation of all plumbing installed, altered or repaired in the Village of Superior, Wisconsin.
There is hereby created the position of Plumbing Inspector, who shall be appointed by the Village Board. He shall perform such duties as are provided for in § 145.05(1), Wis. Stats., and shall make monthly and annual reports to the appointing body.
He shall be under the direct supervision of the Village President and shall enforce all of the provisions of this chapter. He shall prepare suitable forms for applications, permits and other reports.
The Plumbing Inspector shall have the authority which is hereby granted to enter all buildings in the Village of Superior in the performance of his duties between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily, and any person who shall willfully or knowingly resist or obstruct the Plumbing Inspector in the performance of his duties shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this chapter.
The Plumbing Inspector is authorized to withhold approval of an application for a plumbing permit to any person who has not complied with a lawful order of the Plumbing Inspector. The person refused such a permit may appeal within 10 days to the appointive body or officer.
It shall be the duty of the plumber in charge to notify the Plumbing Inspector whenever any work is ready for inspection (i.e., soil, vent, underground drain, final inspection). All plumbing work shall be left exposed until such time as the Inspector has completed his examination and inspection. When in the opinion of the Inspector, a test in addition to requisites of § Comm 82.21, Wis. Adm. Code, is necessary, he may require a water or air test on any part or the entire installation.
No plumbing shall be installed in the Village of Superior, Wisconsin, without first filing an application and receiving a permit. This shall also apply to any building located outside the limits of Village of Superior before such building may be connected to the sewer or water system of the Village of Superior, Wisconsin. Each application must be approved by the local Plumbing Inspector before a permit to install plumbing may be issued. Licensed master plumbers only may receive such permits, with the exception that a permit may be issued to a property owner to install in a single-family residence which is owned and occupied by such owner as his home.
A permit shall be applied for and received before excavating in any street, alley or other public way to repair, alter or install plumbing. No charge shall be made for such permit, but the applicant shall furnish a bond as provided for in § 286-7 of this chapter. All permits under this section shall be issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
The schedule of permit fees shall be established by the Village Board. Such fees must be paid at the time the permit is issued.
Before a permit may be issued for excavating for plumbing in any public street, way or alley, the person applying for such permit shall have executed unto the Village of Superior and deposited with the Village Board a bond in the sum of $3,000 conditioned that he will perform faithfully all work with due care and skill and in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of plumbing. The bond shall state that the person will indemnify and save harmless the Village of Superior and the owner of the premises against all damages, costs, expenses, outlays and claims of every nature and kind arising out of unskillfulness or negligence on his part in connection with plumbing or excavating for plumbing as prescribed in this chapter. Such bond shall remain in force and must be executed for a period of one year, except that, on such expiration, it shall remain in force as to all penalties, claims and demands that may have accrued thereunder prior to such expiration.
No openings in streets, alleys or other public ways to install plumbing will be permitted when the ground is frozen, except when necessary. In opening any street or other public way, all materials for paving or ballasting shall be removed with the least possible injury or loss and, together with the excavated material from the trenches, shall be placed where the least practicable inconvenience to the public will be caused and admit free passage of water along the gutters.
All openings made in the public streets or alleys in accordance with permission given pursuant hereto shall be enclosed with sufficient barriers, and red lamps shall be maintained upon the same at night, and all other necessary precautions shall be taken to guard the public against accidents from the beginning to the completion of the work. Sewers and drains may be laid only on condition that the excavator or plumber is bonded as hereinbefore mentioned for all damages that may result from his neglect of necessary precaution against all accidents to persons or property of others.
In opening a trench on any street or lot, the sidewalk materials, sand, gravel and earth, or whatever material is removed or penetrated must be replaced in precisely the same condition and relation to the remainder as it was before. All rubbish must be removed at once, leaving the street or sidewalk in perfect repair and must be so maintained for a period of one year thereafter. All gas, water and electric lines or conduits must be protected from injury or settling in a manner approved by the Plumbing Inspector.
When any excavation is made in a permanently paved road or street or in any road or street which is to be permanently paved, all clay or hardpan must be removed and the excavation entirely backfilled with sand or gravel thoroughly wet and consolidated. Any tunnel dug in such road or street shall be backfilled with concrete in a manner approved by the Plumbing Inspector.