Note: Effective January 31, 2014, sections in this chapter will be amended by Ord. No. 7925, adopted October 1, 2013.
Chapter 10-10: Plumbing Code35
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health and safety by regulating the installation, alteration, and repair of plumbing devices in structures in the city. The city council hereby adopts the 2006 edition of the International Plumbing Code with certain amendments and deletions thereto found to be in the best interests of the residents of the city.
Ordinance Nos. 4984 (1986); 5177 (1989); 5493 (1992); 5781 (1996); 7566 (2007)
(a) The 2006 edition of the International Plumbing Code, published by the International Code Council, including appendices C Gray Water Recycling Systems, and E Sizing of Water Piping System, is hereby adopted by reference as the City of Boulder Plumbing Code or plumbing code and has the same force and effect as though fully set forth in this chapter, except as specifically amended by the provisions of this chapter.
(b) Except for Sections 101, 102, and 107, Chapter 1 is repealed. This code shall be administered in accordance with Chapter 1, "Administration," of the International Building Code as adopted, with amendments, by Section 10-5-2, "Adoption Of International Building Code With Modifications," B.R.C. 1981.
(c) Section 101.1 is repealed and reenacted to read:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Plumbing Code for the City of Boulder or plumbing code and will be referenced herein as "this code."
(d) Section 312.5, "Water supply system test," is amended by deleting the words "for piping systems other than plastic" and by modifying the test pressure required from 50 psi (344 kPa) to 100 psi (688 kPa).
(e) Section 504.7.1 "Piping for safety pan drains shall be of those materials listed in Table 605.4." is repealed.
(f) Section 610, "Disinfection of potable water system," is repealed.
(g) Section 605.4 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read:
Water service line pipe between the water meter and building shall be Type K copper if it is in the public right-of-way, a public utility easement, or on other public property.
(h) Section 712.4.2, "Capacity," is amended by the addition of a new sentence to read:
Sewage pumps and sewage ejectors serving public fixtures shall be provided with dual pumps and ejectors arranged to operate independently in case of overload or failure.
(i) Section 1101.3, "Prohibited drainage," is repealed and reenacted to read:
No rain, surface, or subsurface water shall be connected to or discharged into any drainage system, unless first approved by the Administrative Authority.
(j) Section 1106.1, "General," is repealed and reenacted to read:
1106.1 General. The size of the vertical conductors and leaders, building storm drains, building storm sewers, and any horizontal branches of such drains or sewers shall be based on the 100-year hourly rainfall rate of 2.5 inches per hour or other approved local weather data.
(k) Appendix C, Section C101, last sentence of exception is repealed and reenacted to read:
Such systems that may impact public health in commercial and multiple residence projects shall be designed as required by the Boulder County Health Department.
(l) Table E103.3(2), "Load Values Assigned to Fixtures," is amended by the addition of a new sentence to read:
For the purpose of determining the largest instantaneous demand required in order to size a water meter, or for determining the amount of the plant investment fee, this table is repealed and replaced by the Fixture Unit/GPM Demand Chart and PIF Computation Sheet found at Appendix A to Chapter 11-1, "Water Utility," B.R.C. 1981.
(m) Table E103.3(3), "Table for Estimating Demand," is amended by the addition of a new sentence to read:
For the purpose of determining the largest instantaneous demand required in order to size a water meter, or for determining the amount of the plant investment fee, this table is repealed and replaced by the Fixture Unit/GPM Demand Equations and PIF Computation Sheets found at Appendix A to Chapter 11-1, "Water Utility," B.R.C. 1981.
Ordinance Nos. 4879 (1985); 4984 (1986); 5050 (1987); 5177 (1989); 5493 (1992); 5781 (1996); 6065 (1999); 6065 (1999); 7024 (1999); 7566 (2007)
35 Adopted by Ordinance no. 4636. Amended by Ordinance Nos. 4326, 4501.