[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Saukville 12-17-1985 by Ord. No. 389 as Ch. 8 of the 1985 Code. 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.
[Amended 5-16-2016 by Ord. No. 765]
The provisions and regulations of the State Plumbing Code adopted by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 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.
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 annual reports to the appointing body.
He shall be under the direct supervision of the Village Administrator and shall enforce all of the provisions of this chapter. He shall prepare suitable forms of applications, permits and other reports.
The Plumbing Inspector shall have authority which is hereby granted to enter all buildings in the village 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 refuse to approve any application for a plumbing permit to any person who has not complied with a lawful order of the Plumbing Inspector. The issuing and approving of a plumbing permit may be withheld until such time as a lawful order has been complied with. However, the person refused such a permit may appeal within 10 days to the State Plumbing Inspector whose decision in the controversy shall govern.
The plumber in charge shall 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 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 without first filing an application and receiving a permit. Each application must receive the approval of the Plumbing Inspector before the permit can 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 plumbing in a single-family residence, provided that the building is owned and occupied by such owner as his home.
A permit must be applied for and received before excavating in any street, alley or other public way to repair, alter or install plumbing.
[Amended by Ord. No. 466; Ord. No. 501; 1-5-1999 by Ord. No. 527; 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565; 1-20-2004 by Ord. No. 610; 8-16-2005 by Ord. No. 636; 1-15-2008 by Ord. No. 675; 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 720; 6-24-2014 by Ord. No. 748]
The fees for permits required by this chapter shall be as set by resolution of the Village Board.
All water pipes or lines laid underground shall be of Type E copper tubing, extra-heavy load, cast-iron water main pipe Type C or other equal or approved materials and shall be a minimum of one inch in size.
No openings in the 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 of 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; red lamps shall be maintained upon the same at night, and all other necessary precautions to guard the public effectually against all accidents from the beginning to the completion of the work shall be taken. 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 any 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 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 satisfactory to 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 hard pan 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 subject to the approval of the Plumbing Inspector.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565]
Materials, standards and specifications shall be as per the State of Wisconsin Plumbing Code.
Except as otherwise provided herein, any person found to be in violation of any provision of this chapter or any rule, order or regulation made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-19 of this Code.