CHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTIONCHAPTER IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION\ARTICLE 3. PLUMBING

The BOCA National Plumbing Code, Edition of 1990, published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators, International, Inc., 4051 W. Flossmoor Rd., Country Club Hills, Illinois 60478-5795, a standard for plumbing installations and fixtures as recommended by the Building Officials and Code Administrators, International, Inc., is hereby incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this article, save no less than three (3) copies of the Standard Code incorporated by reference in this article kept on file in the office of the City Clerk and kept available for inspection by the public at all reasonable business hours. All sections or portions of the filed copies of the Standard Code shall be clearly marked to show deletions from the Standard Code.

(K.S.A. 12-3009; 3012; Ord. 796; Code 2015)

The provisions of this article shall apply to and govern plumbing practices, materials, and fixtures used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and alteration of all piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with any of the following: Sanitary drainage or storm drainage facilities, and the public or private water supply system, within or adjacent to any building or other structure, or conveyance.

It is recognized that certain facilities in or adjacent to public streets are referred to in this code only a portion of which is under the ownership or the control of the owner or occupant of the building or premises to which this article applies.

No plumbing work, unless excepted in this section, shall be under­ taken prior to the issuance of a permit therefor by the city clerk. A permit shall be issued to a plumber, except as provided hereafter.

Any permit required by this code may be issued to any person to do any work regulated by this article in a single family dwelling used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in connection with such building: Provided, That, the person is the bonafide owner of such dwelling and that the same will be occupied by said owner and that said owner shall personally purchase all material and perform all labor in connection therewith.

Any plumbing work, other than work involved in new construction, which does not exceed $500.00 in total cost and which does not require work on city right of way may be performed without a permit.

Application for a permit for plumbing work shall be made on suitable forms provided by the city. The application shall be accompanied by fees in accordance with the schedule of fees.

Repairs involving only the working parts of a faucet or valve, the clearance of stoppages, repairing of leaks, or replacement of defective faucets or valves may be made without a permit: Provided, that no changes are made in the piping or fixtures.

The city council shall make such rules and regulations in furtherance of the purposes of this article and not inconsistent with the specific provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code, 1973 ed. for the installation, repair, or alteration water treatment equipment, air conditioning systems, and water operated devices as may be deemed necessary to properly protect the water supply system.

Any references to inspections or inspectors contained in the plumbing code are hereby deleted, and all functions of inspection shall be performed by the City Water Department Superintendent.

(Code 1976; Code 2015)

Any person violating any provision of this article shall be punished upon conviction by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.