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The 2015 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code and Standards, as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, excluding Chapters 12 and 14 and those requirements relating to venting and combustion air or fuel-fired appliances as found in Chapter 5, is hereby adopted including Appendix Chapters A, B, D, E, I, L. Adoption includes fees as established by City Council resolution.

Section 104.3.2 Plan Review Fees is amended by adding the following sentence:

Plan review fees shall be assessed as established by City Council resolution.

Section 104.4.3 Expiration is amended by adding the following sentence:

Expiration of permits shall be in accordance with SMC 19.04.180.

Section 104.5 Permit Fees is amended by adding the following sentence:

Permit fees shall be assessed as established by City Council resolution, Table 104.5 is not adopted.

Section 104.5.3 Fee Refunds is amended to read:

Section 104.5.3 Fee Refunds.

Fee refunds shall be in accordance with SMC 19.04.235.

Section 106.3 Violations and Penalties is amended to read as follows:

Section 106.3 Violations and Penalties.

A person, firm, or corporation violating a provision of this code shall be subject to the penalty provisions of SMC 19.04.520.

Section 107.0 Board of Appeals is amended to read as follows:

Section 107.1 Appeals of Orders, Decisions or Determinations to City Land Use Hearing Examiner.

All persons shall have the right to appeal a decision of the Building/Fire Official. Appeals shall be made to the City Land Use Hearing Examiner in accordance with SMC 19.04.035 and SMC 19.04.310.

Section 107.2 Limitations of Authority.

The City Land Use hearing Examiner shall have no authority relative to interpretation of the administrative provisions of this code, nor shall they be empowered to waive requirements of this code.

Section 311 Independent Systems is amended to read:

Section 311 Independent Systems.

Section 311.1 Drainage Systems.

Drainage systems of each new building and of new work installed in any existing building shall be separate and independent from that of any other building and when available, every building shall have an independent connection to the public sewer or public storm system. Where public sewer is not available, a connection to a private sewer may be permitted by the City Engineer, provided that when the public sewer is available, the drainage system shall be connected to the public sewer in accordance with the Snohomish Municipal Code. Connection fees shall be as set forth by City Council resolution.

Section 311.2 Domestic Potable Water and Fire Sprinkler Water Supply.

Domestic potable water and fire sprinkler systems water supply shall be separate and independent of each other. A separate connection to the City public water supply shall be required. Where existing domestic potable water has been plumbed into a fire sprinkler system water supply, the connection shall be separated and plumbed to provide separate and independent systems. Domestic potable water shall be connected to a City water meter in accordance with the Snohomish Municipal Code.

Section 311.3 Water Meters.

The City may require separate water meter installation and services on multi-family or multi-tenant use buildings including properties where a condominium conversion has occurred. The costs of the installation and services shall be in accordance with SMC Chapter 15.04 and shall be borne by the applicant/property owners.

Section 311.4 Reclaimed Water Systems.

Where reclaimed water systems allow the introduction of potable water, such as engineered car wash equipment; each system shall be separate and independent of each other. The potable water system shall be protected by the installation of an approved RPBA backflow assembly in accordance with SMC Chapter 15.10. Piping for reclaimed water systems shall be labeled as “Non-Potable Water” to avoid confusion.

Reclaimed water systems shall only be installed and used for lawn irrigation systems, except that engineered car wash equipment that utilizes reclaimed water to reduce the demand on the City water supply is permitted.

Section 603.2 Approval of Devices or Assemblies is amended by adding the following paragraph:

Tables 4-1 Relative Level of Protection, 4-2 Mandatory Service Isolation, 4-3 Recommended Service Isolation, and 4-4 Recommended Protection at Fixtures and Equipment as published by the Pacific Northwest Section, American Water Works Association adopted under SMC Chapter 15.10 are hereby adopted by reference. Where the Tables are more restrictive than the requirements of this code, the more restrictive requirements shall govern.

Section 608.3 Expansion Tank is amended by adding the following paragraph:

Section 608.3 Expansion Tanks.

The installation of an expansion tank shall be required for all hot water tanks, boilers, or other heating device of domestic potable water hereinafter installed, moved, or replaced. A pressure regulator or check valve is installed on the City supply side of the meter at the time of installation causing the water system to become a closed system.

Chapter 7 Sanitary Drainage is amended by adding the following paragraph:

Chapter 7

Sanitary Drainage

NOTE: Where the adopted Snohomish Public Work Standards or SMC Title 15 does not provide design or regulatory requirements, this section will prevail. Where strict adherence is not feasible, the City Engineer, upon written application, may approve alternate methods of design and installation on a case by case basis. Where a conflict arises between this Chapter and the Public Work Standards, the most restrictive shall govern.

(Ord. 2319, 2016)

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