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Legislation #: 970662 Introduction Date: 5/15/1997
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/8/1997
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 18-111, Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1991); amendments, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/15/1997

Prepare to Introduce

5/15/1997

Referred City Operations Committee

5/21/1997

Do Pass

5/22/1997

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

5/29/1997

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 970662

 

Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 18-111, Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1991); amendments, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 18-111, Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1991); amendments, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18-111. Adoption of Uniform Plumbing Code (1991); amendments.

 

The Uniform Plumbing Code (1991), promulgated by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, is adopted and incorporated in this article by reference as if fully set forth, except as it is amended by the following provisions of this section. Provisions of this article are in addition to the provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code. The following provisions coinciding with provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code supersede, or delete, when indicated, the corresponding provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code.

 

Part I, Administrative, is deleted. See article I of this chapter.

 

Section 303. Sewer Required.

 

(b) When a public sewer is not available for use, the building sewer shall be connected to an approved private sewage disposal system. Private sewage disposal systems shall

be engineered.

 

Section 306 is deleted.

 

Section 314 is deleted.

 

Section 318(a) is deleted.

 

Section 320 is deleted.

 

Section 321 is deleted.

 

Section 322 is deleted.

 

Section 401. Materials. Subsection (a)(2) is deleted.

 

Section 409. Drainage Below Curb and Also Below Main Sewer Level.

 

(a) Where the floor elevation of a basement or first story is below the elevation of the curb where the building sewer crosses under the curb or is below the elevation of the

finished grade at the property line where the building sewer crosses under a property

line and where the floor is also above the crown level of the main sewer, the drainage

piping shall drain by gravity into the main sewer. Floor drains and shower drains

connected to drainage piping in such floors shall be protected from the backflow of

sewage by installing approved type backwater valves.

 

Exception: The backwater valve is not required for a one or two family dwelling

unless the structure is connected to a combination storm/sanitary sewer, or the

structure or the next downstream sewer manhole is located in the regulatory

floodplain.

 

Section 501. Vents Required.

 

(a) Each plumbing fixture trap, except as otherwise provided in this article, shall be protected against siphonage and back-pressure, and air circulation shall be ensured

throughout all parts of the drainage system by means of vent pipes installed in

accordance with the requirements of this chapter and as otherwise required by this

article. The floor drain (where used as such) need not be vented, provided it is within

25 feet of a three-inch stack or horizontal drain which has at least a three-inch-diameter vent extension through the roof.

 

(b) Automatic clothes washer. A standpipe for an automatic clothes washer need not be separately vented provided all of the following criteria apply:

 

(1) The standpipe is used with an approved ``P'' trap.

 

(2) The ``P'' trap is within 25 feet of a three-inch stack which extends through the

roof.

 

Section 503. Materials. Subsection (a)(2) is deleted.

 

Section 604. Indirect Waste Receptors.

 

(a) Plumbing fixtures. All plumbing fixtures or other receptors receiving the discharge of indirect waste pipes shall be approved for the use proposed and shall be of such

shape and capacity as to prevent splashing or flooding and shall be located where they

are readily accessible for inspection and cleaning. No standpipe receptor for any

clothes washer shall extend more than 48 inches or less than 30 inches above the

finished floor. No trap for any clothes washer standpipe receptor shall be installed

more than 12 inches above the finished floor. No indirect waste receptor shall be

installed in any toilet room, closet, cupboard or storeroom, or in any other portion of

the building not in general use by the occupants thereof; except standpipes for clothes

washers may be installed in toilet and bathroom areas when the clothes washer is

installed in the same room.

 

Section 608. Appliances.

 

(d) Dishwasher. Dishwashing machines shall discharge separately into a trap or trapped fixture. Domestic dishwashing machines may discharge into the tailpiece of the

kitchen sink or the dishwasher connection of a food waste grinder.

 

Section 708. Industrial Interceptors and Separators.

 

(f) Sample port. Each interceptor shall be provided with a sample port downstream from the interceptor and located outside of the building served. Manholes serving only one

building may be an acceptable alternate when approved by the director of pollution

control.

 

Section 1003. Cross-connection control.

 

(b) (1) Inspection required. The premise owner or other responsible person shall have the backflow prevention assembly tested by a certified backflow assembly tester at the

time of installation, repair, or relocation and at least on an annual schedule or more

often when required by the director of codes administration.

 

(2) Use of operable assemblies only. Only a backflow prevention assembly

certified as capable of operating in accordance with this code and all other

applicable statutes, ordinances, regulations, or other law, shall be used.

 

(3) Certification required.

 

a. To director of codes administration. Within ten days of installation,

repair or relocation of a backflow prevention assembly, as part of

construction authorization by a permit issued by the director of codes

administration, the premise owner or other responsible person shall

forward to the director of codes administration a statement, executed

by the certified backflow assembly tester, that the assembly complies

with this code and all other applicable statutes, ordinances, regulations

or other law. Location of the assembly shall also be included as part

of the certification to the director of codes administration. The

certifications shall be provided to the director of water and pollution

control following their use by the director of codes administration.

 

b. To director of water and pollution control. Within ten days of

installation, repair, or relocation of all other backflow prevention

assemblies, the premise owner or other responsible person shall

forward to the director of water and pollution control a statement

executed by the certified backflow assembly tester that the assembly

complies with this code and all other applicable statutes, ordinances,

regulations, or other law. Location of the assembly shall also be

included as part of the certification to the director of water and

pollution control. Certifications shall also be submitted to the director

of water and pollution control following the annual, or periodic,

inspection of an assembly subject to this reporting requirement

because it was installed, repaired or relocated after May 1, 1995.

 

(4) Additional assemblies subject to certification. If a backflow prevention

assembly is subject to the reporting requirements of subsection (b)(3) above,

all backflow prevention assemblies located on the premises shall be subject to

annual, or periodic, certification.

 

(5) List of assemblies. The director of water and pollution control shall maintain

a list of all known backflow prevention assemblies. The list may also include

the results of the required testing and certification. This list may include any

additional relevant information required by the director of water and pollution

control. The director of water and pollution control shall endeavor to mail an

informal reminder to each premise owner or other responsible person at least

30 days prior to the annual, or other periodic, required inspection, that an

inspection is required by this code, and that a certification that the assembly

is in proper working order must be filed.

 

(6) No special duties established. In recognition of the fact that the establishment

of requirements for the use of backflow prevention devices and the submission

of statements to the director of water and pollution control furthers the

general public health and welfare, the city, nor any employee or official,

assumes any special duty or establishes any special relationship with any

premise owner or other responsible party because the director of water and

pollution control mails reminders or maintains a list. The failure to be sent a

reminder, or the failure to receive a reminder, shall not excuse the mandatory

duty of the premise owner or other responsible party to comply with this code

and all other applicable laws.

 

Section 1003.

 

(m) Lawn sprinkling systems. Lawn sprinkling systems shall be protected against backflow by an approved backflow prevention assembly.

 

Section 1004. Material.

 

(a) Water pipe and fittings shall be of brass, copper, cast iron, galvanized malleable iron, galvanized wrought iron, galvanized steel, or other approved materials, except that

polybutylene materials shall not be deemed approved material under this code and the

use of any form of polybutylene materials is hereby prohibited notwithstanding any

other provision, section or table of this code indicating the contrary. Asbestos-cement,

CPVC, PE, or PVC water pipe manufactured to recognized standards may be used

for cold water distribution systems outside a building. CPVC water pipe and tubing

may be used for hot and cold water distribution systems within a building. All

materials used in the water supply system, except valves and similar devices shall be

of a like material, except where otherwise approved by the administrative authority.

 

(e) Water service lines shall be soft ``K'' copper with flared fittings and connections.

 

Section 1010. Air Chambers.

 

Each water supply line to a fixture, except tank type water closets, shall terminate with an air chamber, or the supply system may be equipped with an approved adequately sized shock absorber which is accessible for servicing. All air chambers shall be placed in a vertical position in a tee opening. Unless otherwise approved by the director of codes administration, each air chamber shall be not less than 15 inches in length, and of a diameter not less than the branch it serves.

 

Section 1204 is deleted.

 

Section 1207 is deleted.

 

Section 1209 is deleted.

 

Section 1303 is deleted.

 

Section 1304 is deleted.

 

Appendices: The following chapters of the appendix are hereby adopted:

 

Appendix C--Minimum Plumbing Facilities.

 

Appendix D--Rainwater Systems.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney