The following sections of the plumbing code adopted in section 6-121 are hereby revised as follows:
Section 101.1 Title. Insert: City of Norfolk, Nebraska.
Section 106.2 Exempt work. Amend to read as follows:
The following work shall be exempt from the requirement for a permit:
1. The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drainpipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in this code.
2. The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, and the removal and reinstallation of water closets.
3. The replacement of faucets and fixtures and water closets, provided the fixtures are not being relocated.
Section 106.6.1 Work commencing before permit issuance. Amend to read as follows:
Any person who commences any work on a plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to a fee three times the normal permit fee.
Section 106.6.2 Fee Schedule. Insert the Plumbing Permit Fees, Sanitary Sewer Line Installation and Private Water Line Installation fees set forth in Section 2-5 of the Norfolk City Code.
Section 106.6.3 Fee refunds. Amend to read as follows:
The director of planning and development is authorized to establish a refund policy.
Section 108.4 Violation penalties. Amend to read as follows:
Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements hereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair plumbing work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the code official or director of planning and development, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of an offense, punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
Section 108.5 Stop work orders. Amend to read as follows:
Upon notice from the code official or director of planning and development, work on any plumbing system that is being done contrary to the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner shall immediately cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to the owner’s agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under which work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official or director of planning and development shall not be required to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work in or about the structure after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
Sections 109 Means of Appeal. Delete this section in its entirety.
Section 305.4 Freezing. Amend to read as follows:
Water, soil and waste pipes shall not be installed outside of a building, in attics or crawl spaces, concealed in outside walls, or in any other place subjected to freezing temperature unless adequate provision is made to protect such pipes from freezing by insulation or heat or both. Water service piping shall be installed at a minimum of 60 inches below finished grade.
Section 305.4.1 Sewer depth. Amend to read as follows:
Building sewers that connect to public sewage disposal systems shall be installed to a minimum depth of 48 inches unless otherwise approved by the code official..
Section 306.3 Backfilling. Amend to read as follows:
Loose earth free from rocks, broken concrete, frozen chunks and other rubble, shall be placed in the trench in 6-inch layers and tamped in place to existing grade. The backfill under and beside the pipe shall be compacted for pipe support. Backfill shall be brought up evenly on both sides of the pipe so that the pipe remains aligned. In any instance where the manufacturer’s installation instructions for materials are more restrictive than those prescribed by code, the material shall be installed in accordance with the more restrictive requirement.
Section 419.5 Tempered water for public hand-washing facilities. Amend to read as follows:
Tempered water shall be delivered from public hand-washing facilities.
Section 603.2 Separation of water service and building sewer. Amend to read as follows:
Water service pipe and the building sewer shall be separated by 5 feet (1524mm) of undisturbed or compacted earth.
1. The required separation distance shall not apply where the bottom of the water service pipe within 5 feet (1524mm) of the sewer is a minimum of 18 inches (457mm) above the top of the highest point of the sewer and the pipe materials conform to Table 702.3.
2. Water service pipe is permitted to be located in the same trench with a building drain, provided such building drain is constructed of materials listed in Table 702.2.
Insert the following after Section 603.2.1:
Section 603.3: Tracer Wire: An insulated copper tracer wire shall be installed adjacent to underground non-metallic water service piping. The tracer wire shall not be less than 12-gauge copper wire with insulation suitable for direct burial. The tracer wire shall be attached to the curb box cap and shall terminate at the water meter valve.
Section 607.1 Where required. Amend to read as follows:
In residential occupancies, hot water shall be supplied to all plumbing fixtures and equipment utilized for bathing, washing, culinary purposes, cleaning, laundry or building maintenance. In nonresidential occupancies, hot water shall be supplied for culinary purposes, cleaning, laundry or building maintenance purposes. In nonresidential occupancies, hot water or tempered water shall be supplied for bathing and washing purposes.
Section 607.1.1 Water temperature limiting means. Delete this section in its entirety.
Section 608.8 Stop-and-waste valves prohibited. Amend to read as follows:
Combination stop-and-waste valves or cocks shall not be installed underground. Exception: Yard hydrants and fire hydrants.
Section 608.17.1.2 Coffee machines and noncarbonated beverage dispensers. Delete this section in its entirety.
Section 608.17.5 Connections to lawn irrigation systems. Amend to read as follows:
Where chemicals are introduced into the system, the potable water supply shall be protected against backflow by a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer.
Section 707.10.2 Solvent cementing. Amend to read as follows:
Joint surfaces shall be clean and free from moisture. An approved primer that conforms to ASTM F 656 shall be applied. Solvent cement not purple in color and conforming to ASTM D 2564, CSA B 137.3, CSA B 181.2, or CSA B 182.1 shall be applied to all joint surfaces. The joint shall be made while the cement is wet and shall be in accordance with ASTM D 2855. Solvent-cement joints shall be permitted above or below ground.
Section 706.3 Installation of fittings. Delete the exception in this section.
Section 714.1 Sewage backflow: Amend to read as follows:
Where the flood level rims of plumbing fixtures are below the elevation of the manhole cover of the next upstream manhole in the public sewer, such fixtures shall be protected by a backwater valve installed in the building drain, branch of the building drain or horizontal branch serving such fixtures. Plumbing fixtures having flood level rims above the elevation of the manhole cover of the next upstream manhole in the public sewer may not discharge through a backwater valve.
Insert the following after Section 714.3:
Section 714.4 Cleanouts. All cleanouts located upstream from a backwater valve shall have notification that a backwater device is installed in the drainage system. Such notification shall be in the form of a warning label that is readily visible prior to servicing the drainage system. An accessible cleanout shall be installed immediately downstream from the backwater valve.
Section 714.5 Repair or Replacement. Backwater valves shall be installed as required when sewer service lines to existing structures are repaired or replaced.
Section 904.1 Roof extension. Insert: 12 inches.
Section 1111.1 Subsoil drains. Amend to read as follows:
Subsoil drains shall be open-jointed, horizontally split or perforated pipe conforming to one of the standards listed in Table 1102.5. Such drains shall not be less than 4 inches (102 mm) in diameter. Where the building is subject to backwater, the subsoil drain shall be protected by an accessibly located backwater valve. Subsoil drains shall discharge to a trapped area drain, sump or approved location above ground. The subsoil sump shall be required to have a gas-tight cover. The sump and pumping system shall comply with Section 1113.1.
Chapter 13, Section 1303. Delete this section in its entirety.
Source: Ord. No. 3051, § 2, 2-16-82; Ord. No. 3487, § 2, 6-15-87; Ord. No. 3795, § 2, 5-6-91; Ord. No. 3983, § 1, 9-7-93; Ord. No. 4149, § 1, 3-8-96; Ord. No. 4342, § 2, 4-20-98; Ord. No. 4389, § 1, 12-7-98; Ord. No. 4704, § 2, 10-20-03; Ord. No. 4974, § 2, 9-17-07; Ord. No. 5135, § 5, 9-7-10; Ord. No. 5503, § 2, 11-6-17; Ord. No. 5563, § 19, 8-20-18; Ord. No. 5690, § 1, 9-21-20;