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Ord 112-2003 11/18/2003ORDINANCE NO. ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES AT CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS, AT ARTICLE IV, PLUMBING CODES; PROVIDING A REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals has determined that amendments to Section 22, Buildings and Building Regulations of the Wichita Falls Code of Ordinances, are necessary to advance public purposes relating to safety, quality of life, appearance, and function of the City; and WHEREAS, the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals recommends the adoption of the 2000 International Plumbing Code, as amended herein; and WHEREAS, the City Council concurs with such adoption. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Section 22 -481 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows: "Sec. 22 -481. Adopted. The following code, published by the International Code Council, is adopted by reference as though it were copied fully in this section: 2000 International Plumbing Code, including Chapters 1 -13, and Appendices B through G." SECTION 2. The first sentence of Section 22 -482 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to read as follows: "Sec. 22 -482. Changes, Deletions and Amendments. The following changes, deletions and amendments are made in the 2000 International Plumbing Code adopted in section 22- 481." SECTION 3. The existing language of Section 22 -482 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended to include the following: COMMENTARY. Change is being made to maintain already adopted administrative procedures. "SECTION 103. BUILDING AND CODE ADMINISTRATION DIVISION 103.1 General. There is hereby established a division to be called building and code administration, and the person in charge shall be known as the building and code administrator. Any reference in this code or other code to building official or code official shall be held to mean the building and code administrator. COMMENTARY. • The following Sections 104 and 105 are being deleted and replaced by a reference to the same information that is contained in Section 104 of the International Building Code, which has been adopted. SECTION 104. DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE CODE OFFICIAL 104.1 General. This section shall comply with Chapter 22, Buildings and Building Regulations, Section 22 -27, Changes, deletions and amendments, Section 104, Duties and Powers of the Building Official, in the Code of Ordinances, City of Wichita Falls, Texas. Section 105 is deleted COMMENTARY.- This section deals with permits and who can obtain one. The adoption of this amended section will allow the standards that are already in place to continue. 106.1 When required. Any property owner who occupies the building or structure as his homestead, authorized agent or registered plumbing contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the code official and obtain the required permit for the work. COMMENTARY. This section will be changed to reference the existing fee schedule previously adopted into the code of ordinances. 106.6.2 Fee schedule. The fees for all plumbing work shall be as indicated in the schedule located in City of Wichita Falls code of ordinances, Chapter 2 Administration, Article VI, Development Fees at Section 2 -908, Plumbing permits, or as amended hereafter. 106.6.3 Fee refunds. The code official is authorized to establish a refund policy. SECTION 109. MEANS OF APPEAL 109.1 General. This section shall comply with Chapter 22, Section 22 -27, Changes, deletions and amendments, Section 112, Board of Appeals, in the Code of Ordinances, City of Wichita Falls, Texas. COMMENTARY. In the past we have not had a problem with new sewer lines and these tests were not required in the Standard Plumbing Code. This would put an additional expense and time on the plumbers as well as the inspectors. Section 312.6 is deleted Section 312.7 is deleted. COMMENTARY. This change would allow the existing procedures to remain in place which has been approved by the State. 312.9 Inspection and testing of backflow prevention assemblies. A double - check type backflow preventer with two ball valves and four test cocks must be testable. It shall have a non - corrosive body and parts. This double -check shall be used in lawn sprinkler systems, at the source of the supply of the potable water. 312.9.1 Approval and testing Approval of devices. All devices used for the prevention of backflow or back siphonage shall meet the requirements of table P2902.4.3. Devices installed in a potable water supply for protection against backflow shall be maintained in an operable condition by the property owner or other person having control of such devices. The City of Wichita Falls Building and Code Administration Division shall require periodic testing of such devices and, when found to be inoperative or defective, shall require that they be repaired or replaced. 2. Testing of backflow prevention devices. All backflow prevention devices shall be tested in accordance with manufacturer's recommended performance standards. Testing shall be conducted at the time of installation, then every five years thereafter. If the device is repaired or relocated, testing of the device shall be conducted at the time of repair or relocation, and every five years of service thereafter. 3. Approval of testers. All tests or repairs or backflow prevention devices shall be conducted by a person who has been certified by an approved agency in accordance with TCEQ standards. 4. Records of test required. All tests required by this section shall be recorded on forms provided by the City of Wichita Falls Building and Code Administration Division. These forms shall be completed by the tester and submitted to the City Building and Code Administration Division as part of a permanent record. The consumer, property owner, or person having control of such devices shall be responsible for ensuring that all necessary repairs and tests of the devices are initiated. The tester shall be responsible for the initial testing of any device that they have installed or repaired and for the completion and submittal of required test forms. Any consumer, property owner, or tester who shall fail to provide tests or records, as required by this section, shall be in violation of this section and shall be subject to the penalties as set forth in the plumbing code and state law. Section 312.9.2, Testing, is deleted. COMMENTARY: Clarifies reference to currently used valves. 424.4 Shower valves. Shower and tub shower combination valves shall be balanced pressure, thermostatic or combination balanced - pressure /thermostatic valves that conform to the requirements of ASSE 1016 or CSA B125. Shower and tub - shower combination valves and master thermostatic mixing valves required by the section shall be equipped with a means to limit the maximum setting of the valve to 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), which shall be field adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Multiple (gang) showers supplied with a single tempered water supply pipe shall have the water supply for such showers controlled by an approved master thermostatic mixing valve. COMMENTARY: Lawn Irrigation connections are covered in 312.9. Section 608.16.5, Connections to lawn irrigation systems, is deleted. COMMENTARY. The current backflow regulations adopted by ordinance prohibit trap seal primers. 1002.4 Trap seals. Each fixture trap shall have a liquid seal of not less than 2 inches (51 mm) and not more than 4 inches (102 mm), or deeper for special designs relating to accessible fixtures. Where a trap seal is subject to loss by evaporation, a deep -seal trap consisting of a 4 -inch (102 mm) seal shall be installed. " SECTION 4. Commentary sections have been included for explanation and clarification and are not to be considered in the text of the ordinance. SECTION 5. It is the intention of the City Council of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, that the provisions of this ordinance shall become a part of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls, Texas, and that sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or re- lettered to accomplish such intention. SECTION 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. SECTION 7. Should any word, phrase, paragraph, section or portion of this ordinance or the Code of Ordinances, as amended hereby, be held to be void or unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance or the Code of Ordinances, as amended hereby, which shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 8. It is officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public and required by law." PASSED AND APPROVED this the 18th day of November, 2003. ATTEST: City Clerk Affidavit of Publication 1 ORDINANCE NO. 110-2003 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THE STATE OF TEXAS #1770355 AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDI- COUNTY OF WICHITA NANCES,CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULA- TIONS,AT ARTICLE V, MECHANICAL CODE; BY MAKING CERTAIN ADDITIONS,DELE- TIONS AND AMEND- On this 1st day of December, 2003 A D... MENTS THERETO; PROVIDING A R E- personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority PEALER CLAUSE; P Y Pp g PROVIDINGTHE FOR IN- CLUSIONMyra Gholson, Sales Assistant for the Times Publishing IN y CO ORDINANCE NO. Company of Wichita Falls, publishers of the Wichita Falls 111-2003 CITYORDINANC COUNCILE OF THE OF THE Times/Record News, a newspaper published at Wichita Falls in CITY OF A L L S, TEXAS,I p F Wichita County, Texas, and upon being duly sworn by me, on AMENDING PART II OF THE CODE OF ORDI- oath states that the attached advertisement is a true and NANCES AT CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS AND correct copy of advertising published in One (1) issue thereof BUILDING REGULA- TIONS, AT ARTICLE on the followingdates: VII, GAS CODE, TO ADOPT THE 2000 IN- TERNATIONAL FUEL CODE;GAS PROVID- ING ANovember 30, 2003 A REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN ,,�� �J THE CODE; t1\1✓ O INO. XC 1Ci-� ORDINANCE �� NANCE `.` ^n� ' `12-2003 ORDINANCE OF THE - CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA AMENDING FALLS, PART X IA S, Sales Assistant for Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls THE CODE OF ORDI- NANCES AT CHAPTER 22, LDINGS AND BUIBLDIING REGULA- ibscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year first above written: TIONS,AT ARTICLE IV, PLUMBING CODES; PROVIDING A RE- PEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR IN- CLUSION IN THE CODE; ORDINANCE NO. 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