Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lansdowne as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sewers — See Ch. 269.
[Adopted 9-18-1991 by Ord. No. 1106]
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 Lansdowne unless the new, extended or altered plumbing, water piping and other water using fixtures therein conform to the requirements and standards of § 322-2 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 October 1, 1991.
A. 
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 pounds per square inch (psi) to 80 pounds per square inch. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
B. 
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 psi to 80 psi. The fixtures shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.19.2M and ANSI A112.19.6M.
C. 
Showerheads. Showerhead discharge rates shall not exceed 3.0 gallons of water per minute over a range of test pressures from 20 psi to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
D. 
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 psi to 80 psi. The fixture shall perform in accordance with the test requirements of ANSI A112.18.1M.
A. 
Special purpose equipment. The performance standards of § 322-2 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.
B. 
Exemptions. Any person(s) may apply to the Borough of Lansdowne 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.
[Amended 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, be fined not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs be imprisoned for not more than 30 days. Each continuing day of violation of this article shall constitute a separate offense.